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Articles from 10/2021

Teacher: ‘Don’t walk, run’ to use Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Students created posters for the Boone Library’s Equity Project. You might say that the Boone Community School District has an “edge” when it comes to combining in-class lessons with work-based learning. Specifically, it has EDGE, which stands for Empowering Desire Guiding Experience. The distri…

A virtual option is available for Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
For those unable to attend the Iowa BEST Summit in person, there will be an option to attend some of the sessions virtually. The virtual aspect of the summit will be held Nov. 2-3. Included in the limited sessions will be both keynote addresses, as well as one breakout session from each block. The sessions will be s…

Students grow their knowledge on school’s three-acre farm

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
IOWA FALLS – If you take a class from Kaitlyn Bartling, expect to get dirt on your hands, burrs on your pants and, if you’re not careful, a cow pie on your boot. Welcome to the three-acre mini-farm that is an integral part of the Agriculture Career and Technical Education program at Iowa Falls-Alden High School in …

A new toolkit to strengthen Iowa internship programs

Monday, October 18, 2021
A new resource to help school districts plan and manage quality high school internship programs has been released by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Internship Toolkit provides key details and guidance to schools looking to implement or strengthen their internship opportunities for students. Schools can g…

Gov. Reynolds announces 2022 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Friday, October 15, 2021
BETTENDORF -- Sara Russell, a 19-year veteran teacher, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, Gov. Reynolds announced today at Pleasant Valley High School in eastern Iowa. “I am proud of the amazing work Sara Russell is doing to make a difference in the lives of her students and the impa…

Celebrate Local Food Day, beginning in your own backyard

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to food and especially where home is in Iowa. October is National Farm to School month and October 13 is Local Food Day which highlights and celebrates the benefits of locally sourced foods. Early care sites, schools, colleges and universities are invited to partic…

Celebrate National School Lunch Week

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving approximately 300,000 Iowa children each day, schools will celebrate National School Lunch Week from October 11-15. The federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been fueling students for success for 75 years. The fun and creative campaign theme, …

The name game

Monday, October 11, 2021
What’s in a name, really? Ask this to any of Iowa’s 15 community colleges who are working on branding their work-based learning courses, and you’ll get the same answer: a heck of a lot. A collaborative project on branding and common course numbering began two years ago, bringing together leaders from each of t…

New ‘Registered Apprenticeship’ program expands career opportunities

Thursday, October 7, 2021
While other high school students were signing their intent to go to a specific college last spring, one Dubuque student signed his intent to go to work directly out of school as a welder making $42,000. You read that right. And, yes, the student is debt free. That’s the message Dubuque Community School District wo…

Upcoming: College and career transition counselor trainings

Monday, October 4, 2021
Iowa community colleges and school districts interested in creating a college and career transition counselor (CCTC) position are invited to attend two upcoming training sessions provided by the Iowa Department of Education. In partnership with Iowa College Aid and the Area Education Agency on Postsecondary Readines…

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 30, 2022 at 1:52pm.