2012-13 Professional Development Courses

Register for these courses online using the GPAEA Course Catalog.

Mentoring and Induction Dates

Ottumwa Year One Mentors:
*Day 1:  August 7 9:00-4:00
Day 2:  August 8  9:00-4:00
Day 3 :  October 22  9:00-3:30
Day 4:  February 6  9:00-3:30
Day 5:  April 11  9:00-3:30
*Mentees are invited for the first day of training in Year 1 only.  Lunch will be provided for year 1 day 1 only!

Ottumwa Year Two Mentors:
Day 1:  September 13  9:00-3:00
Day 2:  November 6   9:00-3:00
Day 3:  March 4  9:00-3:00

Burlington Year One Mentors:
*Day 1:  August 7  9:00-4:00
Day 2:  August 8   9:00-4:00
Day 3 :  October 1  9:00-3:30
Day 4:  January 29   9:00-3:30
Day 5:  April 9   9:00-3:30
*Mentees are invited for the first day of training in Year 1 only.  Lunch will be provided for year 1 day 1 only!

Burlington Year Two Mentors:
Day 1:  September 12  9:00-3:00
Day 2:  November 15   9:00-3:00
Day 3:  March 12  9:00-3:00

Para Educator Dates

In order to be certified as a para educator, all three classes must be completed.

Para Educator Course 1 Ottumwa GPAEA
August 6   8:00-1:00 PM
August 7   8:00-1:00  PM
August 8   8:00-1:00  PM

Para Educator Course 1 Burlington GPAEA
February 6   4:00-8:30 PM
February 13  4:00-8:30 PM
February 20  4:00-8:30 PM

Para Educator Course 2 Ottumwa GPAEA
August 30   5:00-9:00 PM
September 6   5:00-9:00 PM
September 13   5:00-9:00 PM

Para Educator Course 2 Burlington GPAEA
March 6  4:00-8:30 PM
March 13  4:00-8:30 PM
March 20  4:00-8:30 PM

Para Educator Course 3 Ottumwa GPAEA
September 27   5:00-9:00 PM
October 4   5:00-9:00 PM
October 11  5:00-9:00 PM

Para Educator Course 3 Burlington GPAEA
April 3 4:00-8:30 PM
April 10  4:00-8:30 PM
April 17 4:00-8:30 PM

Para Educators in Early Childhood Settings Burlington (Must hold a para certificate for this class)

  • September 8  9:00-2:00 PM
  • September 15  9:00-2:00 PM
  • September 22  9:00-2:00 PM
  • September 29  9:00-2:00 PM
  • October 8  9:00-2:00 PM

Para Educator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration:  Special Needs – Burlington  (must hold a generalist para certificate)

  • Oct. 13  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Oct. 15 9:00-4:00 PM
  • Oct. 18  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Oct. 20 9:00-4:00 PM
  • Oct. 22  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Oct. 29  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Nov. 1  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Nov. 5.  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Nov. 8  5:00-9:00 PM
  • Nov. 12  5:00-9:00 PM

Assessing Academic Rigor Evaluator Approval III Dates

Evaluator III Assessing Academic Rigor Burlington
August 30  8:00-4:30
August 31  8:00-4:30
September 18  8:00-4:30
September 26  8:00-4:30

Evaluator III Assessing Academic Rigor Ottumwa
October 31 8:00-4:30
November 5 8:00-4:30
November 19  8:00-4:30
November 26  8:00-4:30

Substitute Authorization Dates

Substitute Authorization Ottumwa
August 23   5:00-9:00 PM
August 30  5:00-9:00 PM
September 6  5:00-9:00 PM
September 13  5:00-9:00 PM
September 20  5:00-9:00 PM

Substitute Authorization Burlington
August 28  4:30-8:30 PM
August 30  4:30-8:30 PM
September 4  4:30-8:30 PM
September 6  4:30-8:30 PM
September 11  4:30-8:30 PM

Please contact our office with further questions:

Katie Gavin, Coordinator of Media & Professional Development
800-382-8970 Ext. 1267 Burlington & Ottumwa Office

Julie Hannam, Registrar
800-622-0027 Ext. 5239 Ottumwa Office
julie.hannam@gpaea.org

Megan Cramblet, Professional Development Secretary
800-382-8970 Ext. 1261 Burlington Office
megan.cramblet@gpaea.org

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