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Articles from 07/2021

Teachers take to video to reflect on their real-world classroom projects

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Have you wanted to bring hands-on, real-world projects into your classroom but aren’t sure where to start? A series of videos produced by teachers will help guide you through the process. The teachers, who were participating in an AEA Online course, were challenged by the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning…

Registration under way for September Future Ready Iowa Summit

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 2021 statewide Future Ready Iowa Summit focused on “Transforming Education for the Workforce” will be held on Sept. 16 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Presented by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the summit will focus on connecting Iowa educators and employer…

Des Moines teacher named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

Thursday, July 22, 2021
A 15-year teaching veteran in the Des Moines Public Schools has been named the Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Amber Davison, 43, who has taught at Des Moines’ Hoover High School since she joined the profession, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, following a recommendati…

Navigating your career path

Friday, July 16, 2021
Sometimes we need a helpful point in the right direction when exploring new and unfamiliar territories. And for many Iowans, a potential new career path can be yet another journey into the unknown -- one that also benefits from some navigation. Fortunately, Iowa’s Career Coach is available to help guide students and …

Building stronger foundations through effective leadership

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Whoever said that leaders are born and not made never met Sarah Ennis. Strong, effective leadership skills are the foundation to any successful, purpose-driven team, and Ennis believes that any organization can strengthen its leadership abilities and work environment culture. Ennis, a former educator and founder/pre…

Iowa teen elected to prestigious national post

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
A 17-year-old from Hinton is the first student in Iowa named to a prestigious national council in 23 years. Madalyn Fox, who will be a senior this fall at Hinton High School in northwest Iowa, was elected as the vice president of public relations on the National Executive Council for Family, Career and Community Lea…

Earn and learn at Northeast Iowa Community College

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Jeremy Adams struggled to find stable, good-paying employment after years of working in restaurants as a cook. He wanted to change his career path but needed additional training and certifications – which seemed impossible since he had to continue earning a living. But at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), A…

Fort Dodge students find success in career plans

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
ICAPs and work-based learning can help students explore careers. FORT DODGE – Where are you headed? On the surface, this question seems simple, but for students who are starting to think about their future careers and life after high school, it can become overwhelming. That’s why innovation in indivi…

Funds available for some pandemic meal program expenses

Friday, July 2, 2021
There’s a new source of funding for schools working with the food-benefit card program to students who participate in the free and reduced-price meal programs. School districts and non-public schools that participate in the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs can apply for grants through t…

Camp breaks down gender stereotypes, inspires new career paths

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Girl power is in full effect this week as 30 female students in central Iowa attend the annual Construction Camp for Girls. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines Public Schools and local business industry partners, students, ages 14-18, attend this free, five-day event to learn more about what const…

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 19, 2021 at 10:57am.