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January 2019 - All Things Keystone

 

Reports for Administrators


 

Important Dates & Information

Helpful Reminders for the New School Year:
 

Who do I contact for help?

We're here to help! A team of Keystone AEA staff members is assigned to your school. We also have specialty teams to assist. Browse our full staff directory or use the button below to find staff that are regularly in your building. 

Find your school's Navigators


How do we access the digital resources from Keystone?

Students and educators can access digital video, clipart, research tools, music clips, ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere. Use the password link below to have your log-in emailed to you. Posters and "stickies" will be distributed to schools in September. Explore digital resources

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Get your login 


How do I reserve books and other materials from Keystone?

Keystone AEA Delivery vanTwice each week the Keystone van delivers classroom materials to your school. Our Media Library offers a wide variety of material, all available at no charge for educators to use. These classroom materials benefit all PreK-12 Teachers in every curriculum area! Items include, but are not limited to:

  • Books and ebooks
  • Book of the Month / boxed books
  • Puppets and Educational Games
  • Simulators and Robots
  • Digital Microscopes and Calculators
  • Kits and Manipulatives

 

Learn more about
Keystone's Media Library


New Statewide Print Portal

Learn more about the new statewide print portal that is coming soon. More information will be shared when it launches in October.

Literacy Learning Opportunties

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Please join us in 2021-22 for "The Science of Reading: Evidence-based Practices for Literacy Instruction in the Classroom." 

explore lITERACY opportunities 


 

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Micro-credentials – year round learning!


Micro-credentials are just in time, asynchronous, small chunks of professional learning experiences that will demonstrate proficiency in a specific skill. Our vision is to promote learning so educators can apply their learnings in their practice, collect evidence, and demonstrate their competence.  Recertification credit is available.   

Micro-Credentials

 

 


 

Special Education Professional Learning Opportunities
 

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New Teachers Developing Quality IEPs

This hybrid course will provide training on the web IEP for new special education teachers through virtual means, encompassing a blend of online learning and training via Zoom.


 

 

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Meeting Student Behavior Needs: Tier 2 and Tier 3 Strategies for Intervention

This course will focus on a brief foundation of understanding student behavior and a detailed dive into the strategies needed to foster pro-social behaviors in the school setting. Through an exploration of behavior expectations and how to define targets for intervention, building relationships, the Social-Emotional Learning competencies, and evidence-based strategies/intervention resources participants will be able to refine their three-tiered behavior systems of support and become more comfortable with the tools available for instruction and intervention. Participants will work individually and in groups to practice user-friendly resources that will be designed to support upper elementary through secondary teachers' tiered behavior intervention system.

This will be a face-to-face learning opportunity with expectations for learning and work outside of the in-person time.   Register by August 6

 

 

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Special Education ACHIEVE (POSTPONED)
Your district can start planning for professional learning around the new statewide system, ACHIEVE.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keystone's Premier Education Conference

June 22-23, 2021
Grand River Center, Dubuque + Virtual*

 

register for just $99

Register your team today!  We invite you and your colleagues to join us at our summer conference. All sessions will be recorded for playback by in-person and virtual attendees.  Recertification credit is available. 

 


Limited In-Person Seating, Unlimited Virtual Seats

 

Brian Kight


Brian Kight, founder of Daily Discipline, is a leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and discipline. He is an advisor to the Fortune 500, high growth businesses, pro and college sports teams. He'll talk about E+R=O (Event + Response = Outcome) for educators.

 

 

 

 

Josh Shipp


Josh Shipp will share practical, evidence-based strategies on how to be the "one caring adult" to students and kids in your lives. His story is both heart-breaking and heart-warming. He may even work in a few of his famous "dad jokes."

 

 

 

 

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Plus! Tricia McKale Skyles and Greg Wolcott

 

 

 

 

 

*Whether attending in-person, from home, or from a school satellite location with peers you'll be able to direct your own learning by choosing from a variety of content area breakout sessions and you won't have to miss any of them because recordings will be available to attendees after the conference!  Using the free Whova app you'll be able to network, have meet-ups, and dialogue with other attendees – no matter their location. If you need recertification credit, we have you covered as well. Attend IN PERSON at the Grand River Center in Dubuque or VIRTUALLY.   

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Effective Behavior Management
with Tricia McKale Skyles


Keystone's Premier Education Conference
June 22-23, 2021 – Grand River Center, Dubuque + Virtual*

Back to Basics

In all the turmoil of the past year, it's easy to get distracted from best practice. This breakout session offers a look at a comprehensive set of variables on which to build an effective behavior management approach. Whatever your model for classroom management, come prepared to assess your current plan, identify the highest leverage strategies within it, and guard against that which makes consistent implementation difficult. 

Here for the Ride – Engaging in Traditional Instruction After a Year of Ups and Downs

After a year of uncertainty and shifts in learning environments, teachers and students are being asked to connect and engage with instruction more than ever. Whether students are hesitant about a full return or simply disengaged in our traditional brick and mortar classrooms, this keynote will look at barriers that must be addressed and provide practical strategies to get students into the classroom and motivate them once they're there.

register for just $99

Whether attending in-person, from home, or from a school satellite location with peers* you'll be able to direct your own learning by choosing from a variety of content area breakout sessions and......drumroll please..... you won't have to miss any of them because recordings will be available to attendees after the conference!  Using the free Whova app you'll be able to network, have meet-ups, and dialogue with other attendees – no matter their location. If you need recertification credit, we have you covered as well. Attend IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY.   


*In an effort to provide a safe event for in-person attendees at the Grand River Center, onsite registration is limited to 350 participants with priority given to educators from the Keystone AEA region.  An unlimited number of attendees can attend virtually.

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 Keystone's Premier Education Conference
June 22-23, 2021
Grand River Center, Dubuque + Virtual*
 

It's been a _________ of a school year!  Some might say it was a "rollercoaster" of a school year – we'll let you fill in the blank. KPEC 2021 will be an opportunity to catch your breath and reflect, but also a time to engage in learning and plan for next year. We think you'll find our KPEC 2021 keynote line-up of nationally-recognized speakers to be a breath of fresh air. 

A rich summer conference experience will be availed to all KPEC 2021 attendees whether attending in-person, from home, or from a school satellite location with peers.*  You'll be able to direct your own learning by choosing from a variety of content area breakout sessions and......drumroll please..... you won't have to miss any of them because recordings will be available to attendees after the conference!  Using the free Whova app you'll be able to network, have meet-ups, and dialogue with other attendees – no matter their location. If you need recertification credit, we have you covered as well. Attend IN PERSON or VIRTUALLY.   
 

register for just $99


*In an effort to provide a safe event for in-person attendees at the Grand River Center, onsite registration is limited to 350 participants with priority given to educators from the Keystone AEA region.  An unlimited number of attendees can attend virtually.