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COVID-19 Webinar Recordings for PK-12 School Administrators in Iowa

Each week the Iowa Department of Education is hosts webinars for PK-12 School Administrators in Iowa covering a wide range of education topics related to COVID-19. The following are links to these webinar recordings and materials. Webinar recordings are also found on the Department's YouTube channel.

  • June 25 - Information on reopening guidance created in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) as a resource for administrators to safely open districts and nonpublic schools and resume all school activities starting July 1.
  • June 18 - Learn about the UnBoundEd professional learning modules housed on AEA Learning Online and how they can be used by districts.
  • June 16 - Information on Return-to-Learn plans in CASA and a review Senate File 2310, the new online learning legislation including a discussion several provisions of the bill, including the online learning platform, online learning and courses, offer and teach requirements, calendar flexibility, and open enrollment, among others. PowerPoint from June 16 webinar
  • June 11 - Return-to-Learn resources addressing continuous improvement processes (Leadership B1), professional development (Infrastructure C1-C2), the mitigation survey and student/family connection log. Also a discussion regarding the Department’s partnership with UnboundEd to provide educators with standards-based professional learning opportunities that align with the Return-to-Learn support document.
  • June 4 - Return-to-Learn resources addressing health and safety, a resources and needs survey and new leadership organizational materials. Also discussed, the technology access survey, how the information collected will be used and the resources available to assist in administering the survey.
  • May 28 - Note: This recording is the last 47 minutes of the May 28 webinar. Information on four resources, including: Return-to-Learn communication materials for use by District Leadership Teams, a new Health and Safety Module for teachers and staff, Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health materials, and Academic Standards materials.
  • May 26 - Two Return-to-Learn supports and resources: a planning checklist for leadership teams and a protocol for accelerating student learning in the Iowa academic standards.
  • May 21 - Session dedicated to answering questions on summer learning and activities, summer sports and use of school facilities. PowerPoint from May 21 webinar
  • May 12 - Session dedicated to answering questions about Return-to-Learn plans and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), including funding allocations, use of funds, coding and reporting, and equitable services to nonpublic schools.
  • May 8 - Information on guidance regarding Return-to-Learn plans and a companion support document. PowerPoint from May 8 webinar
  • May 5 - Information on guidance regarding the distribution process of emergency relief funding provided in the ESSER within the CARES Act. PowerPoint from May 5 webinar
  • April 30 - Information on guidance regarding state assessment and accountability and frequently asked questions on continuous learning.
  • April 23 - Session dedicated to special education.
  • April 21 - Information on guidance regarding family school engagement resources, best practices and considerations. Also time for answering questions on any topic.
  • April 16 - Guidance regarding fiscal and operational issues related specifically to career and technical education and Perkins for school districts, area education agencies, and community colleges. Also information on guidance for school districts and nonpublic schools regarding teacher and administrator evaluation, Seal of Biliteracy processes, and fiscal and operational issues. 
  • April 14 - Information on provisions of the CARES Act specifically relating to K-12 schools. PowerPoint from April 14 webinar
  • April 9 - Question and answer session about offering continuous learning opportunities.
  • April 7 - Discussing the previously released ESSA guidance on an optional waiver for the school year that allows Iowa to waive several requirements on assessment, accountability and school identification and certain reporting requirements. In addition, Iowa Department of Human Services Director Kelly Garcia joins to discuss family engagement strategies and partnering with school districts to check in on students. PowerPoint from April 7 webinar
  • April 2 - Discussion about emerging issues during the COVID-19 response following the Governor’s press conference
  • March 31 - Guidance for continuous learning and new resources to support student learning at home
  • March 26 - Guidance for Iowa schools addressing federally mandated assessments, teacher preparation requirements and special education guidance for parents during school closures
  • March 24
  • March 19 - Guidance on federal programs funding and FAQs
  • March 17 - IDEA guidance

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 05, 2020 at 7:11pm.