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Our Kids Summer Institute registration now open

Monday, April 15, 2019
Registration is now open for the Our Kids Summer Institute, scheduled for June 18-19, at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy in Ankeny. Register yourself and your team at Our Kids Summer Institute 2019 (Course #: 180032). Participants will receive a book from keynote speaker Diane Staehr Fenner titled…

Davenport educator named PBIS Person of the Year

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sarah Harris is flanked by Terese Jurgensen of the Iowa Department of Education (left) and Jill Yates of Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Davenport Community School District’s Sarah Harris has been named the 2018-2019 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Person of the Year. Harris, …

School behavioral threat assessment training

Thursday, April 11, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education in collaboration with the Iowa School Safety Alliance and Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools–Technical Assistance (REMS–TA) is offering a one-day training on School Behavioral Threat Assessment. The course is designed to familiarize schools and school districts with beha…

Why students need to be globally competitive

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Editor’s note: This is a question-and-answer with national college and career readiness expert, Brooks Harper, who is delivering the keynote address at the Iowa Work-Based Learning Coordinators Conference today in Des Moines. Harper draws from his 15 years in of leadership experience in corporate America in helpin…

Bookshare: Is your district ready for next year?

Thursday, April 4, 2019
An online e-book meant to help students who learn better through hearing text than by reading in a traditional manner is being underused in the state. In fact, an estimated 5 percent of students could benefit from Bookshare, but only 2.4 percent are. Bookshare is an accessible online ebook library of textbooks, best…

Register for statewide fine arts conference

Monday, April 1, 2019
A first-ever statewide fine arts conference will be held June 20 in Ankeny. The Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit, designed for fine arts educators will focus on best practices and aligning the fine arts curriculum to the standards. “The conference is especially important since we had our fine arts standards appr…

One school’s impressive journey into wellness implementation

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Over 170 people representing 68 school districts and non-public schools and 20 organizations came together to learn strategies for successful school wellness implementation. The event included a series of presentations by Iowa schools highlighting school wellness initiatives, strategies to engage key stakeholders, and …

Register for June social studies institute

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Registration is under way for the 2019 Best Practices in Social Studies Institute, which will be held in Johnston June 19-20. The Best Practices in Social Studies Institute is designed to support Iowa teachers in implementing Iowa's new social studies standards. There will be two strands – elementary and secondary…

You won’t want to miss the Future Ready summit!

Monday, March 25, 2019
Registration is under way for the Governor’s 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit, to be held in Des Moines April 30. Keynote speaker is Iowan Peggy Whitson, a former astronaut. The summit, titled STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships, is bringing together educators, students, business leaders, nonprofits, elected offi…

High school girls: Sign up for the online cybersecurity challenge!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Registration is now open for Girls Go CyberStart, a fun interactive series of digital challenges designed to introduce students to the field of cybersecurity. The competition is open to all female students in grades 9 through 12, regardless of their prior knowledge or experience with cybersecurity and information techn…


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