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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.

  • August 11 - Addresses collaboration considerations, teaching and learning skills, paraprofessionals, tech resources for access and instruction, secondary transition, and supporting student behavior.
  • August 6 - Return-to-Learn supports in social-emotional behavioral health.
  • August 4 - Resources for teachers to use as they collaborate with families of learners receiving special education through distance learning. The resources are organized around several stages of collaboration, including: 1) pre-initial contact, 2) initial contact with the family, 3) educational preparation (pre- IEP), 4) pre-instructional delivery, 5) teacher planning/prep, 6) virtual instructional delivery, and 7) virtual instructional delivery feedback.
  • July 30 - Review of health and safety resources for families and information about academic standards. Also a review of the new Return-to-Learn guidance and charts introduced during the governor’s July 30 press conference.
  • July 28 - Addresses outstanding questions from previous webinars and an opportunity to ask our panel questions. There are no new documents for this week.
  • July 21 - Supports for IEP teams focused on identifying free appropriate public education for individuals eligible for special education, specifically in terms of placement decisions and progress monitoring, and guidance related to the planning of COVID-19 Recovery Services.
  • July 20 - Content includes new Frequently Asked Questions guidance that complements the Senate File 2310 Guidance for Schools, addressing many questions and reviewing components of Senate File 2310 (online learning, requirements for online coursework, funding flexibility, temporary instructional flexibilities and reporting requirements concerning the impact of COVID-19).
  • July 16 - Webinar canceled.
  • July 14 - The first in a series of weekly webinars focused exclusively on special education Return-to-Learn topics. The webinars are intended to delve deeper into the application of special education regulations to continuous learning and hybrid models of delivery.
  • No webinars conducted between June 26 and July 13 for PK-12 school administrators. 
  • 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 August 13, 2020 at 4:12pm.