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January 2019 - All Things Keystone

 

Reports for Administrators


 

Important Dates & Information

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Save the Date!

June 20-21, 2023
Grand River Center in Dubuque

Keystone's Premier Education Conference  

KPEC is back! KPEC 2023 attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions. The conference may feature hands-on sessions on family & community engagement, leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit will be available. 

Stay tuned for more details on this amazing summer conference! ☀🏖

The early bird conference fee will be $139 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The fee increases to $149 on May 1. Recertification credit will be available for $85. 

 


Did you know that Keystone AEA has a Crisis Response Team?

crisis response team

 

KPEC logo

Save the Date!

June 20-21, 2023
Grand River Center in Dubuque

Keystone's Premier Education Conference  

KPEC is back! KPEC 2023 attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions. The conference may feature hands-on sessions on leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit will be available. 

Stay tuned for more details on this amazing summer conference! ☀🏖

The early bird conference fee will be $139 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The fee increases to $149 on May 1. Recertification credit will be available for $85. 

 


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Partner Survey: Your feedback is important to us!

Click HERE to offer your feedback on the services provided to your school by our agency. We will review the results in detail to align our practices with your needs.

Examples of our actions taken from response trends in previous partner surveys include a greater emphasis on SEBH supports, additional digital resources, and continued two-day/week van delivery of our media library resources. 

Estimated time for completion of the survey is five minutes or less. Thank you for your time and cooperation.

▶️ Digital resources are available to you and your students!

 

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This video from Iowa's AEAs will help educators be aware that their AEA has digital instructional resources available to them for use in the classroom, as well as explain to them how to access those resources using AEA OneClick. For more information on these digital resources visit the Iowa AEA's YouTube channel.


🍐 Canva and Pear Deck Go Hand in Hand 🤝

If you’re a K-12 educator, you can access Canva for Education for free! You’ll get all the benefits of Canva premium features such as millions of images, fonts, graphics, videos, animations, and templates, plus a dedicated classroom workspace to invite students and teachers to share, review, and manage your work.

AND if you’re an Iowa Educator you get Pear Deck Premium for free! You’ll get all of the bells and whistles of draggables, immersive reader, student paced mode, locks, timers review and reflect and more! Learn more

💎🍐 Pear Deck’s Flashcard Factory is a Hidden Vocabulary Gem 🍐💎

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Pear Deck is full of ways to support teaching and learning.  ​​Flashcard Factory was designed to transform the way students engage with vocabulary. When you play Flashcard Factory students pair up and work together to create dynamic and engaging flashcards. Students collaborate to illustrate and define terms, making learning vocab an active and social experience!

This is a premium feature that all Iowa educators have access to through their AEA! This month’s tip is a recommendation from Paula Letsche from St. Paul’s Lutheran School, WSR.  For more information or to share your favorite Pear Deck features and ideas, check out the AEA website!

 

Learn With Us: Gale in Context

Gale

Join us for three webinars to learn more about Gale, including one of our new digital resource offerings: Gale in Context: High School! Both district and AEA staff are invited to join the webinars to learn more about these resources for K-12 students. All three sessions will be recorded. Please register even if you are unable to attend in real-time so you can get access to the recorded sessions!

Gale in the Elementary, Middle School and High School

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, research tools, music clips, ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere. Use ClassLink OneClick for easy access!  Explore digital resources

 

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How do I 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


How do I 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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➡️ Creative Services