ICM Field Trips for Preschool – 6th Grade

The Iowa Children’s Museum is an exceptional place to bring your school classroom, child care center, or other organized group for Field Trips that stimulate learning, creativity, and fun! Their Focused Field Trips align with the Iowa CORE Curriculum and tie directly to classroom curricula.  The field trips target Preschool through 6th grade and can be adapted to any grade level.  See current field trip brochure attached or visit their website at www.theicm.org. If there are additional questions or to make a reservation, please contact Aimee at reservations@theicm.org or call 319-625-6255 ext. 216.

Click here to download the Field Trip Brochure.

GPAEA Contact Information

We understand that a few of you are having issues with our 800 numbers, so we wanted to provide you with our full contact information for each office. Print a copy of this for your records or click here for directions/information to GPAEA Offices.

Main Offices

Burlington Office
3601 West Avenue
Burlington, IA 52601-9456
FAX: 319-753-1527

Ottumwa Office
2814 N. Court Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501-1163
FAX: 641-682-9083

Satellite Offices

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Steingreaber Article Featured in LMC Magazine


An article written by GPAEA Media Specialist Kristin Steingreaber was featured in the August/September 2012 issue of LMC Magazine (Library Media Connection).  Congratulations Kristin!

Steingreaber, Kristin. “E-books Draw a Crowd.” Library Media Connection. Aug/Sept 2012. p.30-33.

Learn more about GPAEA Media at http://gpaea.org/programs–services/media-library.aspx.

Level 1 Investigator Changes

Iowa Code Section 280.17 requires all public and non-public schools to annually appoint a Level 1 investigator and alternate to investigate complaints regarding abuse of students by school employees and volunteers.  The board-appointed Level 1 investigator and at least one alternate are to be posted with their phone numbers in every room of the building.  Investigators and alternates are to be trained upon initial appointment and then once every five years thereafter.  The training is to familiarize designated individuals with their roles, rules, procedures, and required timelines for action.
The delivery of training for Level 1 Investigators is changing this year, from the ICN to a self-paced activity online.  This training will be available for participants on Monday, September 24.  The training consists of videos, case study scenarios, and online lessons to help meet the above objectives.  Also, individuals will have access to the necessary materials, such as the Chapter 102 Level 1 Investigators Manual (Blue Book – Revised January 2011).

GPAEA Schools in the News – September 2012

Enjoy the September 2012 headlines from local media sources about districts in Great Prairie AEA:








Note: The articles compiled in this list come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content. GPAEA staff did not participate in writing any of these articles and GPAEA does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles.  Some articles may be available only by subscription.