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Articles from 11/2019

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…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Wednesday in Des Moines

Monday, November 18, 2019
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov.20, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 9 a.m. View a copy of the…

Ethical issues: social media

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Social media continues to cause issues for both educators and students. As educators, we must refrain from any activities that may reduce our effectiveness in the classroom. Before posting, liking, or retweeting online, use this checklist as a guide to determine the nature of the content or comment. This is a helpful t…

Wanted: the best of the best among science, math teachers

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Do you have an outstanding math or science teacher in your elementary school (kindergarten through sixth grade)? Nominate him or her for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the …

It’s National Apprenticeship Week. This is why you should care

Monday, November 11, 2019
The benefits and opportunities of registered apprenticeship programs are being showcased through events held this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Now in its fifth year, the week is a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to draw attention to apprenticeship…

Veterans Day resources for teachers

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Looking for some classroom resources for the upcoming Veterans Day observation? We have you covered. The links offer videos, lesson plans, activities – all designed to make Veterans Day relevant in the eyes of your students. Check them out: C-SPAN Teacher Vision PBS Subscribe to receive email upd…

Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program compulsory attendance

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
According to research accumulated by Attendance Works, regular attendance in preschool impacts kindergarten readiness, literacy skills, and future attendance patterns. A four-year-old child enrolled in the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP) is of compulsory attendance age unless the child’s parent submi…

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