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Articles from 02/2019

Register for active shooter tabletop workshop

Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education has created a workshop to provide schools with an understanding of how to design, facilitate, and evaluate a building-level exercise in order to comply with the IAC 280.30 requirement for active shooter drills. Participants will leave with all of the materials necessary to meet this leg…

March is Iowa History Month

Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
It’s Iowa History Month, a time in which we honor the state’s rich history. We have some resources for you. And to get the creative juices flowing, here’s a quick quiz (answers are at the bottom, but no peeking.) The competition for what city or town would be the final state capitol was fierce. Des Moine…

Iowa's top teachers honored. Special guest? 1958 Teacher of the Year!

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg helped deliver awards DES MOINES – Eleven of the state’s top teachers were honored for their service during an annual luncheon in Des Moines. Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise was joined by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg in hosting the Outstanding Iowa Teach…

Iowa’s first-ever Teacher of the Year reflects – 61 years later

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Jean Listebarger Humphrey started teaching in Newton in 1951. Two years later, she started teaching in Ames, where she ended her career. Humphrey became Iowa’s first-ever Teacher of the Year in 1958, and went on to receive the National Teacher of the Year honor that same year. It’s interesting to note that ex…

3 high school teachers talk CTE

Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019
To succeed in today’s increasingly knowledge-based, technology-driven economy, business and education experts agree students need to graduate from high school ready for postsecondary education and training. What many don’t realize is that career and technical education (CTE) programs are doing just that. High-qu…

Yes, students do have a right-to-speak protection

Date: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Editor’s note: We had the pleasure of sitting down and meeting Mary Beth Tinker in 2016, where she recounted the odyssey that reaffirmed a student’s First Amendment Rights. Mary Beth Tinker’s suspension from school contributed to the landmark Supreme Court decision upholding a student’s right to free sp…

Registration open for 2019 Iowa College and Career Academy courses

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Registration is now open for spring 2019 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The Academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Iowa, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA). These Iow…

Burke shows student-centered approach to mathematics

Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year Christopher Burke answers questions posed by mathematics consultant April Pforts about how he approaches the implementation of the mathematics standards in his teaching. Burke is an eighth grade teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School in Dubuque. He also is a teacher leader and serv…

Social-emotional program teaches preschoolers: ‘Bee’ your best

Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019
Meigen Fink, Preschool Teacher, Kirkwood Elementary School, Iowa City Community School District Be safe. Be kind. Be your best! On the surface, seemingly simple, straightforward, behavioral expectations. And on the surface, Meigen Fink's preschool classroom at Kirkwood Elementary in Iowa City Community School D…

Presidents Day lesson plan? Yep. We have you covered

Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
When people think of Presidents Day, they usually think of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. And while the roots indeed lie with Washington and Lincoln, the holiday has evolved over the years to include all presidents. So that opens up a lot of lesson-plan ideas. This year, Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 18. …

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