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New report makes the case for computer science expansion

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Computer Science Education in Iowa report describes the current K-12 school landscape of computer science. These data highlight the need for expanding computer science instruction in Iowa to ensure our students’ future success. Subscribe to receive email updates from the Iowa Department of Education. …

This teacher embeds projects into her teaching

Monday, January 13, 2020
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise dropped by Griswold to see the district's work first hand. From left are Teacher Holly Esbeck and student Shelby Steffen with Director Wise. In front of them is the communication technology they acquired through their STEM BEST funding. Breaking from the no…

Need a Spanish teacher?

Thursday, January 9, 2020
The Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program enables foreign teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited primary or secondary school in the United States as cultural exchange teachers for up to three years, with a possible two-year extension. This provides school districts and accredited nonpublic schoo…

Is your TLC program harmonious? Or is it hitting clunkers?

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Iowa Department of Education TLC Consultant Lora Rasey Imagine asking a choir to start singing without first blowing a pitch pipe. Or asking people to build a house without using a blueprint. One way or the other, you would end up with a cacophony of discordant notes or a randomly built home. Now take a …

Does your district have the next Iowa Teacher of the Year?

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s ambassador to education. The deadline to nominate the 2021 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 1. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping redefine education…

This district taps the (very) young, preparing them for school career

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Preschool teacher Nicole Guild reads to two students in her classroom at Northeast Elementary School, where all students benefit from Preschool Specially Designed Instruction. How often is something exactly what it purports to be? Not an easy question to answer, but Glenwood Community School District has…

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held from March 7-14 in Washington, D.C. Julia Tubbs and Fez Zafar, both seniors at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, were chosen as the Iowa delegates for participation in the 104-member s…

Want to improve academic standards?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Teachers wanting to create lessons that apply the universal constructs need look no further than the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning. Take, for instance, one of the many projects listed by the Iowa Museum Association. The association’s history projects require the compendium of universal constructs – …

Want projects in your curriculum?

Monday, November 25, 2019
Are you interested in incorporating projects from the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning into your curriculum but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t worry, there is help for that! Each Area Education Agency (AEA) has work-based learning/authentic learning coordinators on hand who are ready to assist. They…

Register today for ‘Emerging Educators’ academy

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Registration is under way for the Fifth Annual Emerging Educators Academy to be held Jan. 30. The conference, sponsored by the Outstanding Educators’ Academy of the Iowa Department of Education, along with the Iowa State Education Association and Simpson College, is for all pre-Service and 1st through 3rd year tea…


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