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Articles from 08/2022

Registration open for September 2022 Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy courses

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Registration is now open for September 2022 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 Learning Online, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (IS…

Building skills and confidence at the Iowa State Fair

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
FFA students can get hands-on experience while exhibiting at the Iowa State Fair. Can you picture where you were 40 years ago today? Kevin Cooper can. He was at the Iowa State Fair serving as an FFA adviser to student exhibitors. Fast forward to today, and he is there, once more, in his 40th year of advisin…

New and updated resources for social-emotional learning

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
The Iowa Department of Education has released new resources on the Social-Emotional Learning webpage. They are: A video, “Iowa’s Foundation for Social-Emotional Learning”. The video provides an overview of the basics of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in Iowa including the importance, definition, alignment …

Nashua-Plainfield educator named Iowa History Teacher of the Year

Monday, August 15, 2022
Suzan Turner, a social studies teacher at Nashua-Plainfield High School, has been named the 2022 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Turner, who has taught in the Nashua-Plainfield Community School District for 18 years, received the award through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, following a recommend…

Department consultant honored for work in student mental health

Friday, August 12, 2022
Barb Anderson, a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education, was honored today at the Please Pass the Love’s 10th Midwest Mental Health Conference for her work in student mental health. Anderson received the nonprofit’s School Mental Health Award of Excellence. Anderson, who has been with the Department…

Iowa e-Learning Central: A bevy of courses by Iowa teachers for Iowa teachers

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
As the upcoming school year draws near, educators teaching in middle schools and high schools across Iowa now have at their fingertips a full complement of high-quality online courses they can use in the classroom. And courses for elementary educators are not far behind. The courses are a part of Iowa e-Learning Cen…

‘Iowa nice’ on full display for visiting teachers from Spain

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Winter coats? Check. Housing? Check. Pots, pans, bedding, furniture? Check. Those are just some of the considerations going on in the dozen-plus communities where 14 teachers from Spain will be heading off to. The communities ensure the teachers can move in with few hiccups. They are, after all, going to be staying at …

State Board of Education to meet on Thursday

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, State Board Room (second floor), 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held in person. Me…

Register for Iowa BEST

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Registration is under way for the 2022 Iowa BEST (Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools) Summit to be held in Des Moines Oct. 10-11. Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Center for School Mental Health, the summit will focus on practical solutions for school…

New year, new opportunities

Monday, August 1, 2022
Director Ann Lebo The start of each new school year brings new opportunities for us to connect, thrive and shape the lives of the learners we serve. As we grow our capacity at the Department, I am excited to share the new faces and partnerships that will help us serve you and the more than 547,000 PK-12 …


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 18, 2022 at 6:59pm.