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January 2019 - All Things Keystone


Reports for Dubuque Administrators


Important Dates & Information

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Registration is open for KPEC 2020
Keystone's Premier Education Conference!  

Our 2019 conference sold out – register early!

KPEC 2020 (Keystone's Premier Education Conference) attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions.  The conference will feature hands-on sessions on leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit is available. 

Exciting keynote speakers will be announced soon!

The early bird conference fee is just $109 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
The fee increases to $139 on May 1. Recertification credit is available for $85.

KPEC 2020 Course #274163

+Recert Credit #274162

After logging into the AEA Professional Learning Registration System go to the Courses menu > Search for KPEC or the course #s provided above. If you need assistance with registration please contact Kathy Wessel at 800-632-5918.  


KPEC 2020 Session Proposal Form

Now accepting KPEC 2020 Session Proposals 


KPEC Conference Session Survey

Tell us what topics you'd like to have at KPEC 2020 


Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival Oct 24 2019


October 24 from 4-7PM
Keystone AEA – 1400 2nd Street NW, Elkader

Feel free to share this event with families in your district. Experience FREE and FUN activities at this hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics event.

The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce students and parents to STEM careers. Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families. All ages are welcome to attend.

Additional STEM Festivals are planned in Dubuque (April 16, 2020) and in Decorah (April 23 2020.) For more information visit

Orton Gillingham offerings

Have you ever wondered about Orton Gillingham and Language-based Instruction?  We are offering a series of courses that can be taken as a stand-alone or in a progression of learning.

Each course is designed to address specific areas of literacy instruction, at targeted grade levels, and levels of your building’s MTSS system. Participants who engage in this course progression will gain a complete Orton Gillingham lesson structure and will engage in practices taken from Louisa Moats, David Kilpatrick, and a host of others. BONUS! Each course is being offered for one recertification credit.   


Purposeful skills and routines preschool classroom

Social Skills & Purposeful Routines
in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom

This training, with Ron Roybal, will expand on strategies that help improve social-emotional outcomes, reduce challenging behaviors, and encourage intentional participation for all young children, including children at risk, or children with delays or disabilities.

October 15: Routines within Routines 

Participants will:

  • gain an understanding of routines & the key elements for establishing effective routines
  • be able to develop routines for daily activities
  • be able to plan for routines within routines in their environment
  • be able to add visual supports that enhance routines & engagement, and reduce challenging behavior for all children
  • understand zoning and monitoring within a classroom environment

October 16: Social Skills

Participants will learn:

  • the importance of social skills
  • to identify key social behaviors that impact the development of friendships
  • to select curriculum targets & employ strategies to foster peer social skills

Ron Roybal is a research associate with the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education and the PELE Center. His responsibilities have included the LEAP USA and LEAP Outreach projects, the Professional Development in Autism project, the Colorado Autism Project, TACSEI and CSEFEL. His trainings include building relationships, classroom organization and management strategies, social emotional teaching strategies and understanding and reducing challenging behaviors. Roybal was a teacher in an early childhood inclusive classroom for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing students. His extensive experience in inclusive classroom settings as a teacher and coach for children with special needs and children at risk or with challenging behaviors bring a unique perspective as a trainer and coach.

Register  Oct 15: #272851
Oct 16: #272852
Oct 15 & 16 with credit: #272585


teachers learning

Summer is just around the corner and that means it's time to plan for licensure renewal!  We've been adding courses weekly to our Quick List so please check it frequently. 

Instructors have until May 1st to submit courses. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Wessel at 800-632-5918

And remember, you can attend the ALL IN Summer Education Conference for licensure renewal credit, too! 



Special Ed Updates

This report includes: assistive tech, IAA, SDI, ISASP accessibility, graduation, eligibility and learning opportunities.


Specialty Area Updates


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