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January 2019 - All Things Keystone

 

Reports for Administrators


 

Important Dates & Information

Summer/Fall Learning Opportunities!

Scroll👇 to the subject area updates to find summer/fall learning opportunities including:

  • SEBH / SEL learning opportunities
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in K-12 Settings  (School Counseling / SEBH)
  • Engaging Students in the Investigative Practices (Science / STEAM)
  • Social Studies: Making Inquiry Possible (Social Studies)
  • Early Math Symposium  and Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Conference (Math)
  • Iowa Reading Conference (Literacy)
  • Summer School Pilot: Lexia English and Lexia PowerUp (ELL)
  • Early Childhood Universal Practices for SEBH (Early Childhood)
    learning opportunities
  • New Preschool Teachers Professional Learning (Early Childhood)
  • Connecting the Dots: Collaborative Inquiry (School Improvement)
  • Iowa Alternate Assessment Training for administering ELAA and/or DLM (IAA)
  • Paraeducator Generalist, Early Childhood Area of Concentration, and Licensure Renewal (Paraeducator)
  • Computer Science 
  • Professional Learning Registration Site
  • More offerings on the Professional Learning "Quick List"

 

Computer Science Grants

There are many opportunities for educators to receive professional learning this summer through the AEA statewide grant! Check out the grant website for the pull-down menu of options at each level:  elementary, middle school, and high school.

Digital Resources Line-up for 2022-23


Iowa’s AEAs provide students and educators with no-cost access to high-quality, vetted digital resources. They are proud to announce their lineup of digital instructional resources for the 2022-23 school year, including six new offerings! Students, educators and parents have 24/7/365 access to these ebooks, streaming videos, encyclopedia, reference materials and more! 🔎 See the entire list of digital resources for 2022-23 from Iowa's AEAs 🔍

Power Knowledge Science
Core Concepts Science
Gale in Context
Britannica ImageQuest

 


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Summer is almost here!
Our last van delivery is June 3! 

 

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Digital Resources Line-up for 2022-23


Iowa’s AEAs provide students and educators with no-cost access to high-quality, vetted digital resources. They are proud to announce their lineup of digital instructional resources for the 2022-23 school year, including six new offerings! Students, educators and parents have 24/7/365 access to these ebooks, streaming videos, encyclopedia, reference materials and more! 🔎 See the entire list of digital resources for 2022-23 from Iowa's AEAs 🔍

screenshot of list of digital resources offered by aeas

 


woman laminating posters

Summer is almost here!

Our last van delivery is June 3! 

 

Place a Media Order

Order Prints & Lamination


📌 Important Reminder – all creative services orders, including lamination, require you to submit your job online using at this website.  

 

 

Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Challenging Behavior in the Classroom 


Zoom on May 18 from 1:30-4:30 with Jessica Minahan  Register for Course #203365 
 

Behavior Code Book Cover by Jessica Minahan

As one in four children struggle with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults need a new approach and effective strategies that work. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy-to-implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions to reduce anxiety and increase self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring in students.

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA, is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst, special educator, and consultant to schools internationally. Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is the co-author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students and the author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors.

This webinar will help educators:

  • Understand the relationship between anxiety and working memory
  • Understand why traditional breaks might not be effective for students with anxiety or trauma histories
  • Identify why common interventions may not always work for students with anxiety-related behavior
  • Enumerate strategies for reducing negative thinking toward writing
  • Enumerate strategies to promote initiation, persistence, and help-seeking skills, in students with work avoidance

There is no cost for the sessions, but registration is required. A link to the live Zoom will be sent prior to the workshop. The webinar will not be recorded.  To register please visit https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com (course number is 203365). 

This offering is provided by Iowa's AEAs – Family & Educator Partnership Program.


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Have you heard about the SDI Framework or the Guiding Principles? 
 

Spotlight on Special Education: Are you excited to get started with our new system ACHIEVE? To be better prepared we want educators to know about the SDI Framework which will be referenced and highlighted in all ACHIEVE Professional Learning. Check it out! Iowa’s Specially Designed Instruction (SDI Framework)

There are eight Guiding Principles that have been identified as foundational beliefs that are of key importance as we work together to improve our special education outcomes, services, and SDI for our learners here in Iowa.

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Spring SEBH After School Learning Opportunities

We are offering four learning sessions about Social Emotional Health this spring! Each session will be brought to you via Zoom in a 1 hour after school session.

Schedule:

  • SEL Learning Communities (March 10)
  • SEBH 101-Iowa SEL Competencies 101 (March 31)
  • Using and Interpreting SEL Data (April 28)
  • SEBH Interventions (May 19)

Target Audience: All teachers, Instructional Coaches, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Administrators

REGISTER / Learn More


More Opportunities! 


Connections Matter: Developing Brain, Relationships, Community, Course 203031
April 5 Online from 3:30-5:30 P.M.
The Connections Matter(R) training is an initiative designed to reach and teach family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, teachers, and anyone who works lives and interacts with children about the little things we can all do to help develop healthy brains and thriving communities. This is not designed to be another "program" that gets implemented in school or education centers, but rather, the goal is to give everyone who takes this training the language and tools they need to use the healing power of relationships and build resilience in others.  Dr. Linda Chamberlain created Connections Matter(R) for the Iowa ACEs 360 Coalition to help people learn about trauma and how to repair the damage it inflicts on the developing brain. Through this training, participants will learn about trauma and how it impacts the developing brain including a basic understanding of how the brain works, how to build relationships, and strategies for developing resilience. 

Meeting Student Behavior Needs: Tier 2 and Tier 3 Strategies and Interventions
August 9 in Dubuque: Course # 203067
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. This will be a face-to-face learning opportunity with expectations for learning and work outside of the in-person time.

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KPEC Summer Conference Update

Summer 2022 – The pandemic continues and many conferences continue to be held remotely. Following a significant amount of contemplation, we have decided to pause KPEC, Keystone's Premier Education Conference, for this year. Stay tuned for details on KPEC 2023! 

Summer 2023 – We anticipate a relaunch of KPEC for the 2022-2023 school year and are hopeful that our attendees will be excited! An email will be sent to all Keystone educators and past attendees once details are finalized. 

 


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Registration is Open!
Training for ACHIEVE – The New IEP System

Join us for three exciting days! Special education staff will engage in professional learning around the new IEP system – ACHIEVE. This required learning opportunity will have strands for evaluation, preschool, secondary transition, social emotional behavior, and IEP development – all while learning the new IEP system, ACHIEVE.

All special education teachers are required to attend this training prior to accessing the new system. The training dates and locations are as follows:

  • August 2-4 in Decorah and Farley
  • August 9-11 in Elkader
  • August 16-17 and October 7 in Dubuque 

Learn More