teacher update



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 neiowastem.com/

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.   


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