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January 2019 - All Things Keystone


Reports for Dubuque Administrators


Important Dates & Information

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Micro-credentials are just-in-time, asynchronous, small chunks of professional learning opportunities with an option for a 1-licensure renewal credit

Do you have a particular topic that you need just-in-time professional learning around?Did a Keystone AEA consultant recently pique your curiosity on a topic that you'd like to dig into? Have you experienced a challenge in your classroom that you need to get more resources for? 

Yes? Register for Keystone AEA’s Winter Micro-credentialing Course Section #315192. It runs from December 11 to February 5. Registration closes for this section on December 22.   

Don't need the licensure renewal credit?  No worries!  With over 50+ options to choose from, our micro-credentials can be used free-of-charge and are accessible 24 hrs a day/7 days a week.  

Visit to watch a quick 3-minute video and check out our wonderful offerings. 

The micro-credential offerings are continually updated, so check back again to see what's been added.

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Keystone's Premier Education Conference  

After much consideration, Keystone has decided to adjust KPEC to an every other year event moving forward. Mark your calendar for June 2025! 

 Changes to Keystone AEA Phone Number

Keystone AEA’s phone number 563-245-1480 is being sunsetted on Jan 2, 2024. 

Please update your contact information and share with others who may be affected.
These are the numbers to utilize when calling any Keystone AEA office:

Phone: 563-241-KEYS (5397)
Toll Free Phone: 800-632-5918
Fax: 563-245-1484


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New! Get your Computer Science Endorsement!
The full cost of this program is covered by a CS-ForAll:RPP scale-up grant by the National Science Foundation.

Iowa's AEAs are partnering with UNI to grow computer science education program in Iowa. This opportunity allows any teacher in Grades 5-12 to complete the coursework to earn the CS endorsement.  Approximately 25 teachers from Keystone AEA will be awarded scholarships for free tuition for the entire program while additional teachers may participate for significantly reduced tuition of less than $250 per graduate course. Cohort starts in June 2024

Applications accepted December 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024

Complete the interest form at
Additional information and an application will be sent to those who apply between December 1, 2023 an January 31, 2024.
View Frequently Asked Questions at

Learn more
Contact Sherri Imoehl at or  800-632-5918. 

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Keystone's Premier Education Conference  

After much consideration, Keystone has decided to adjust KPEC to an every other year event moving forward. Mark your calendar for June 2025! 


Community Conversation:
Addressing the Emerging Needs of Iowa's Youth

You are invited to an online community conversation as one of the project activities associated with the Multidisciplinary Pathways to Recruit, Train, and Retain School Mental Health Providers in Iowa (MPath) project. As improving the mental health supports of K-12 students involves all stakeholders, we want to hear from you: parents, guardians, and caregivers living within the Keystone Area Education Agency.

By participating in this event, you will be able to share your unique perspectives and insights regarding the emerging mental health needs of K-12 students. Please join us and share experiences as we work
together to co-create and envision innovative strategies and solutions to better serve Iowa's youth.

Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 5 p.m-7p.m.
Location: Zoom (link will be emailed to participants who register)

Use the link to register:


Learn more about the services available to you:

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Keystone AEA in Your Community

New Resource for Community Volunteers 

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Community Corner

The Keystone AEA Community Corner was created to support community providers who offer educational opportunities for school-age students.

Within these resources you will find helpful tips for behavior management, structuring inclusive programs, and partnering with classroom teachers.

Teachers can also find value in resources within the community corner. Review considerations for field trips and tips on making outside educational opportunities successful for all students in your class.

Families will find helpful tips on advocating for inclusive events within your community. Let’s work together to ensure that all learners have access to all educational opportunities!

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Helpful Reminders

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Find your "Go To" People

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

Access digital resources

Students and educators can access digital video, research tools, music clips, ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere. Use ClassLink OneClick for easy access!  

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Explore digital resources

Reserve books and other materials

Keystone Media Delivery Van

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:

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

Order from Keystone's Media Library

Order prints and lamination 

It's easy! Visit our creative services portal to order copies, banners, posters, canvas prints, lamination and more!  

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Explore Creative Services

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June 20-21, 2023 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque

Join hundreds of educators from the midwest! Registration is less than $150 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks! Recertification credit is $85. 

KPEC 2023 attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote four addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions. The conference will feature hands-on sessions on family & community engagement, leadership, educational technology, curriculum content areas, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health.