2014 Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on August 4

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The 2014 Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium on Monday, Aug. 4, in Ankeny. The link to the symposium website is: https://educationleadership.iowa.gov/

Featured speakers include Vivien Stewart from the Asia Society, Ee-Ling Low from the National Institute of Education in Singapore, and Barnett Berry from the Center for Teaching Quality. Also featured are:

  • Iowa’s first 39 school districts to launch teacher leadership systems in 2014-15 as part of the state’s landmark 2013 education reform package.
  • Two Iowa school districts – Central Decatur and Saydel – that started teacher leadership systems in 2013-14 with the help of a federal grant.
  • A student panel on the difference great teaching makes.

The event is open to the public, with the goal of attracting a broad cross-section of Iowans, including educators, parents, school board members, business leaders and legislators. The website includes the agenda, speaker biographies, sponsors and information on how to register.

Area Students “Unlock the Fun” at Great Prairie AEA’s Summer Enrichment

Great Prairie AEA’s Summer Enrichment Program Held at Iowa Wesleyan College and Southeastern Community College

Congratulations to our 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Wesley Kodis, 5th grade, Mediapolis Elementary, Mediapolis, IA.

Congratulations to our 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Wesley Kodis, 5th grade, Mediapolis Elementary, Mediapolis, IA.

Summer Enrichment Program is a “college-for-kids” type program for students in grades 3-6 who live in southeast Iowa.  To qualify, students need to be in a talented and gifted (TAG) program, or have high ITBS test scores, or be recommended by a teacher, counselor, or building principal. Or recommended and accepted for their artistic and creative characteristics by an art and music teacher.

The Great Prairie AEA Summer Enrichment 2014 program themed, “Unlock the Fun,” was held June 9 – 19 at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant and June 23 – July 3 at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington.

Approximately 207 students from 16 area school districts and 3 non public schools attended Summer Enrichment in Mt. Pleasant and 426 students from 16 area school districts and 6 non public schools attended in West Burlington. These students have the opportunity to participate in more than 70 classes, taught by area educators. Classes cover the fine arts, languages, literature & writing, mathematics & logic, science, social studies, and computers. Great Prairie AEA thanks Southeastern Community College for generously donating the use of their campus for this year’s program!

Also, Congratulations to our 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest Winner, Wesley Kodis, 5th grade, Mediapolis Elementary, Mediapolis, IA.

For more information about Summer Enrichment contact Shannon Johnson, shannon.johnson@gpaea.org, or 319-753-6561 ext. 1136.