Professional Development Opportunities – Fall 2014

Woman in living room using laptop smilingGPAEA has many great professional development opportunities scheduled for this fall!  Course categories include behavior, literacy, math, science, autism, early childhood, TAG, and fine arts.  Also being offered are Paraeducator certification courses, Substitute Authorization courses, and Evaluator III.  Courses are still being added so please check the catalog in MyLearningPlan for new additions.



  • Paraeducator Certification courses (evening classes)
  • Para Educator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Special Needs (Saturday and evening classes)

Substitute Authorization

  • evening classes
  • Ottumwa and Burlington sessions

Assessing Academic Rigor: Evaluator III


  • Bullying Investigation Training
  • A Behavior Tool Box for Your Classroom
  • Developing a Social Skills Tool Box
  • RESPECT: Recognizing Everyones Strengths by Peacebuilding, Empathizing, Communicating and Trustbuilding
  • PBIS Tier 1
  • PBIS Tier 2


  • K-2 Counting and Cardinality/Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Grades 3-5 Number and Operations/Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportion, Grades 6-8
  • Function, Grades 8-12


  • K-12 ELA Curriculum Design
  • 6-12 Content Curriculum Design
  • Iowa LETRS 1-3
  • Ongoing MS-HS Second Chance Reading: 2014-2015


  • HS Science Networks 1 & 2
  • Elementary Science Networks 1 & 2
  • HS Science Networks 1 & 2


  • Professional Learning for Gifted Programs


  • ST-AT 1 Structured Teaching for Autism: Basic Components

Early Childhood

  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Data Study Group
  • Creative Curriculum for Preschool (3-5) An Introduction
  • Inquiry Based Learning in Early Childhood
  • Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment

Fine Arts

  • Weaving Class

Workshops and Other Trainings:

  • Collaborative Leadership Academy
  • Iowa Alternate Assessment Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Training
  • SWIS Training Workshop
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

Please visit our online course catalog to register.

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