Professional Development Opportunities – Sept. 2015

Reading Recovery: Intentional Teaching – BURLINGTON
Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) – GPAEA: Burlington[map]
Audience: First grade: Reading Recovery teachers affiliated with SE Iowa Reading Recovery site. Must be trained in Reading Recovery.
Dates: 9/3/2015 to 5/4/2016
Location: GPAEA: Burlington

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Tier 1 Training – BURLINGTON
Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) – A & B[map]
Audience: Members of school PBIS Leadership teams and AEA coaching staff
Dates: 9/8/2015 to 12/10/2015
Location: A & B

Substitute Authorization (Grades K-12) – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]
Audience: Individuals that hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or holds a paraeducator certificate from an approved paraeducator certification.
Dates: 9/8/2015 to 9/22/2015

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Workshop – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]
Audience: Administrators, teachers, and para-educators employed by schools within GPAEA
Dates: 9/10/2015

BIS Coach Training – FAIRFIELD
Location: Fairfield, IA (Fairfield, IA) – Best Western, Fairfield, IA

Audience: This workshop specifically designed for LEA internal PBIS Coaches/Facilitators and AEA External PBIS Coaches; Administrator may also attend. This training is not intended for entire PBIS school teams or districts who are not implementing PBIS.
Dates: 9/11/2015
Location: Best Western, Fairfield, IA

Using Rug Weaving to Apply Artistic Function into your Classroom – BENTONSPORT
Location: See Course Location (See Course Location, IA)
Audience: Teachers, Educators, Anyone wanting to learn to weave on a loom.
Dates: 9/12/2015 to 9/13/2015

Alternative Assessment Training for NEW Teachers – Mandatory – BURLINGTON
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) – Iowa[map]
Audience: Special education teachers, serving students in grades 311who are responsible for administering the Iowa Alternate Assessment.
Dates: 9/14/2015
Location: Iowa

Alternative Assessment Training for NEW Teachers – Mandatory – OTTUMWA

Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) – Conference Room B[map]
Audience: Special education teachers, serving students in grades 311who are responsible for administering the Iowa Alternate Assessment.
Dates: 9/14/2015
Location: Conference Room B

Creative Curriculum for Preschool (3-5) An Introduction – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) – See individual date for room location[map]
Audience: Early Childhood – Preschool Teachers & Associates who have not had basic Creative Curriculum training and those wanting a refresher course, Para Eduators and Substitute Authorization.
Dates: 9/14/2015 to 11/5/2015
Location: See individual date for room location

Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]
Audience: District Coaches, teacher leaders, administrators supporting coaches, and model classroom teachers.
Dates: 9/14/2015 to 4/11/2016

SWIS Training Workshop – BURLINGTON
Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) – 21C[map]
Audience: Participants must be pre-approved for access to and use of SWIS for tracking of behavior data through the Department of Education. Target audience is pre-determined by school administrator prior to application for use of SWIS. If there are changes in who will be inputting data please contact instructor at least 3 days prior to the training for account access.
Dates: 9/15/2015
Location: 21C

SWIS Training Workshop – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) – Conference Room A[map]
Audience: Participants must be pre-approved for access to and use of SWIS for tracking of behavior data through the Department of Education. Target audience is pre-determined by school administrator prior to application for use of SWIS. If there are changes in who will be inputting data please contact instructor at least 3 days prior to the training for account access.
Dates: 9/16/2015
Location: Conference Room A

Para Educator Course I – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]
Audience: Para Educators seeking Certification (Para I, II, III are required for certification plus Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and a Federal Bureau background check fee of ($75 and $40 license fee). Approved for Renewal credits for Sub-Authorization but not for Para-certified with a Sub-Authorization. 2 IHCC Credits (optional) for additional $20 which have been included in the Para Educator plus IHCC credit option that you must choose when you register.
Dates: 9/17/2015 to 10/1/2015

Para Educator Certification Level II Generalist with Area of Concentration: Early Childhood Settings – BURLINGTON
Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) [map]
Audience: Para Educators for Preschools, Kindergarten and 1st – 3rd grade, Special Education Early Childhood/Preschools
Dates: 9/19/2015 to 10/17/2015

Accessing the Iowa Core through Assistive Technology-Davis County Community Schools – BLOOMFIELD
Location: See Course Location (See Course Location, IA)
Audience: Davis County Community Schools special education and regular education teachers.
Dates: 9/21/2015 to 4/11/2016

Iowa LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling): Modules 1-3 – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]
Audience: Preschool- 12th grade teachers, special education teachers, administrators, GPAEA consultants and service providers
Dates: 9/22/2015 to 10/28/2015

Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) [map]
Audience: Preschool teachers and associates who will be using Teaching Strategies GOLD as their assessment instrument, and paraeducators and substitute authorization
Dates: 9/23/2015 to 11/19/2015

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Tier 1 Training – OTTUMWA
Location: Ottumwa: Great Prairie AEA (Ottumwa, IA) – A & B[map]
Audience: Members of school PBIS Leadership teams and AEA coaching staff
Dates: 9/24/2015 to 12/8/2015
Location: A & B

Austin Buffum: Multi-Tier Systems of Support for Secondary Schools – FAIRFIELD
Location: Fairfield Convention Center (Fairfield, IA) [map]
Audience: Middle School and High School Leadership Teams, TLC Coaches and Teacher Leaders, Secondary Teachers, District and Building Administrators
Dates: 9/29/2015 to 9/30/2015

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Workshop – BURLINGTON
Location: Burlington: Great Prairie AEA (Burlington, IA) [map]
Audience: Administrators, teachers, and para-educators employed by schools within GPAEA
Dates: 9/29/2015

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