Congratulations GPAEA Retirees!

Congratulations to the following Great Prairie AEA Retirees! Thank you for your dedicated service to the children and families of southeast Iowa!

2013 Great Prairie AEA Retirees:

  • Marcia Armstrong, Teacher Associate – Autism
  • Maxine Bender, Speech-Language Assistant
  • Carole Boyd, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Joan Brown, Speech-Language Assistant
  • Sandy Cornick, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Judy Janning-Reicks, School Social Worker
  • Cathryn Layer, Special Education Consultant
  • Pat Merrick, School Social Worker
  • Pat Minard, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Marge Nash, Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Sharma Parlett, Regional Director
  • Melody Raub, Regional Director
  • Paula Renard, Occupational Therapist
  • Jerry Richardson, Van Driver
  • Roger Thomson, Teacher Corrections Program
  • Diane White, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Anne Witt, Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Trudy Workman, Speech-Language Assistant

Great Prairie AEA Summer Courses 2013

Leaders In A MeetingGreat Prairie AEA is offering many new professional development classes this summer!  We are also offering many popular returning courses.  Below is a PDF of Professional Development Summer Courses.  Please share it with your colleagues.

The PDF has classes organized by subject/content so classes can be more easily browsed.  The PDF is hyperlinked to the My Learning Plan (MLP) postings!  Click the title of the course, or if there are multiple sessions, click Session 1 or Session 2.  The cursor will change to a hand when it is over the linked words.

Classes will be starting soon!  The deadline for minimum enrollment for classes is typically 1 week before the class begins.

Classes are added to the online course catalog (MLP) as they are approved.  So the online catalog will have the most current listings.  Please note the PDF does not have district specific classes listed.  Registration will still need to be done online through MLP.

Literacy Courses Available this Summer for Grad Credit

Reading Consultants classes

Each course is 1 credit and can be taken as AEA Recertification credit or Drake or Viterbo Graduate credit.

Productive Group Work

  • Burlington – July 15th & 29th
  • Ottumwa – August 1st & 2nd

Interactive Vocabulary Lessons

  • Burlington – July 1st & 8th
  • Ottumwa – June 14th / June 17th & July 1st

Iowa Core 101: Literacy Standards for Elementary

  • Burlington – August 5th & 6th
  • Ottumwa – June 19th & Aug 9th

Target Audience: K-5 classroom teachers Iowa Core 101: Literacy Standards for Secondary 

  • Burlington – August 7th& 8th
  • Ottumwa – June 18th & Aug 8th

Summer Writing Courses Available in Albia

ImageRegister now for two writing courses available in Albia in July & August.

Writing Arguments or Opinions K-12: CCR Writing Anchor Standard 1

This course is designed to assist teachers to develop skills to improve writing instruction to meet the promise of College and Career Readiness Anchor Writing Standard 1.

Writing Informative or Explanatory Texts K to 12 CCR Writing Anchor 2 

This course is designed to assist teachers to develop skills to improve writing instruction to meet the promise of College and Career Readiness Anchor Writing Standard 2.

Enroll by July 15, 2013

A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom

Teacher and students in kindergarten classEnroll now and create a “Behavior Tool Box” for your classroom! This two-day course will provide participants with content in basic behavior principles and general behavioral strategies and interventions for managing a classroom of students. An emphasis will be placed on structuring the environment, teaching routines, acknowledging student behavior, and providing an appropriate continuum of consequences. Many components of how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be implemented in a classroom will be shared.