On the rare occasion that you have a two minutes to spare we hope you'll check out the "quick reads" for special education and specialty areas for all our latest updates. New tools, professional learning opportunities and more.
American Education Week
American Education Week is November 15-19. Thank you for choosing to be an educator! Some days the challenges may outweigh the joys, but know that you are making a difference and you are appreciated!
greater transparency of costs via on-screen cost estimates including labor (Please note that this is only an estimate.)
We are still able to honor open purchase orders for ongoing lamination throughout the year. Email your purchase order number to Tesha Ruley at email@example.com. Items needing lamination can still be sent via van mail and follow the same process used previously.
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.
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
How do I reserve books and other materials from Keystone?
Twice 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:
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.
Special Education Professional Learning Opportunities
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.
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
Special Education ACHIEVE(POSTPONED)
Your district can start planning for professional learning around the new statewide system, ACHIEVE.
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.
LimitedIn-Person Seating, Unlimited Virtual Seats
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 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."
*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.