Every day, exceptional STEM educators across the state are helping prepare students for exciting, high-demand careers. Their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics is shaping the future through generations of Iowans.
Does that sound like a teacher you know? Nominate them today for the 2022 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries!
Now in its eighth year, this award recognizes leadership and dedication that increases student interest in, and awareness of, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The award is given to one licensed, full-time PreK-12 teacher from each of Iowa’s six STEM regions. For this award, a full-time teacher is defined as an educator who spends at least 75% of their working hours (approximately 30 hours, minimum) in the classroom – both virtually and in-person – interacting with students. Nominations for previous recipients of this award and self-nominations will not be accepted. Recipients receive $1,500 for their classroom, along with an additional $1,500 for personal use.
The deadline to complete nominations is Sunday, October 10. Recipients will be announced in January 2022.
The nomination process is simple and open to everyone, including fellow teachers, school administrators, students and parents. Visit iowastem.org/teacheraward-application to learn more and submit your nomination.
Interested in subbing this fall? GPAEA is offering Substitute Authorization via Zoom August 23-25. An Associates Degree and the Substitute Authorization Course is required to substitute teach in Iowa. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
The following Substitute Authorization course is open for registration!
Interested in subbing this fall? GPAEA is offering Substitute Authorization via Zoom July 12th -14th. An Associates Degree and the Substitute Authorization Course is required to substitute teach in Iowa. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
GPAEA in partnership with Southeastern Community College is excited to offer a series of Paraeducator Certification Courses starting in August. Check out the benefits of becoming a certified paraeducator and registration details at https://www.smore.com/cb16f. The courses may be taken by high school students; however candidates must be at least 18 years of age to receive certification through the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a substitute teacher this fall, GPAEA is offering Substitute Authorization in July. An Associate’s Degree is required and the candidate must be at least 20 years old to be eligible to substitute teach. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Burlington Office Open 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Thursday, 8am to 4pm on Friday Materials are picked up on the cart near the front desk upstairs Ottumwa Office Open 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday, 7am to 3pm on Friday Materials are picked up outside of the Creative Services Office
Creative services is open year-round, including the summer! We can bill after July 1 if needed. Pick ups/drop offs for the Burlington office are occurring upstairs by the main entrance/front desk. Visitors to our office buildings are required to take a health screening before entering. The Creative Services department is only allowing physical access for Creative Services employees.
The first annual virtual Inclusive Classroom Conference will be held on February 9, 2022 and coordinated by four AEAs.
Keynote speakers will be the authors of the book, “Inclusive Classroom 365,” which should be released in May. For more information in regards to the Inclusive Classroom, please check out https://inclusive365.com/.
We need your help in creating a conference experience that meets the needs of your staff, students, and families. Please take a few minutes to add your thoughts for topics/sessions that would benefit your district. We’ll use this information to build a rich learning experience designed to benefit the students and staff in your district. Thank you!
The helpful people at TeachingBooks.net, one of the Iowa AEA Digital Resources have put together some short videos featuring how to use TeachingBooks resources that spark ideas, springboard thinking, and support literacy instruction.
Congratulations to GPAEA’s 2021 Retirees! Thank you for your years of service and dedication to the students, families, and educators in southeast Iowa!
Click on a name below to upload a video message, photo, or congratulations to each retiree’s padlet. Drag and drop directly from your desktop, or click anywhere on the padlet. If you’re on a mobile device, double tap anywhere or select the plus (+) button. A simple text post will appear. To attach a file or link, click any of the icons below the text.
Several new titles in eBook and audiobook formats have been added to MackinVIA recently. These include the Iowa Goldfinch, Iowa Children’s Choice, Iowa Teen, and Iowa High School award books. Titles relating to social emotional learning and social justice have also been added. A list of specific titles is available here.
Looking for resources to keep your students reading over the summer? Don’t forget to remind your students that they have access to MackinVIA year-round. If you need assistance with your login information, please contact your school’s teacher librarian or send a message to email@example.com.
As part of a unified effort with all nine of Iowa’s AEAs, the Great Prairie AEA Creative Services department, formally Print Shop, is proud to roll out a new ordering system. The new system offers several benefits to our customers which include: 1.) the ability to retain a personal order history; 2.) an expanded array of products and sizes; 3.) faster re-orders; and 4.) the ability to view the production status of each order including a notification once complete. The system also estimates the cost of your order based on the information provided. (Please note that this is only an estimate.)
When you are ready to place your next order, please begin using the new system and let us know about your experience! If this isn’t typically a heavy order time for you, we’d be happy to walk you through the system with previous orders in mind so that you have a sense of how it works. Simply contact Nils Guldberg, to schedule a time to Zoom and learn more. To assist you, we have created this set of directions and quick video tutorial to get you started. Thank you for your continued partnership with Creative Services. We are excited to create for you in 2021!