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Nailing it: Construction camp inspires girls

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Des Moines metro middle and high school girls explored tools of the trade at this summer’s Construction Camp for Girls. Twenty-three Des Moines metro middle and high school girls explored tools of the trade at a week-long summer camp aimed at exposing them to in-demand career opportunities in construction. …

‘Aim for perfection, achieve greatness’

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
This Specially Designed Instruction really works Eric Gebhart likes to paraphrase a quote from football legend Vince Lombardi: “We may not achieve perfection, but if we chase perfection, we achieve greatness.” And it’s with that mindset that the state has embarked on an aggressive approach that is designed …

5 Iowa summer food programs are honored

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Five Iowa school districts have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their summer food programs. The schools received the Turnip the Beet award by the USDA, which recognizes summer meal program sponsors who work hard to provide nutritious and appealing meals to students, many of whom could go wi…

Work-based learning projects now available to schools, students, through online clearinghouse

Monday, July 1, 2019
More than 100 work-based learning projects are now available to students and schools for the 2019-20 school year through a new virtual state clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning connects K-12 students, schools and employers through shared projects that enable students to learn through professiona…

Students learn leadership is far more than a title

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Newly elected student leaders from each of Iowa’s nine career and technical student organizations build their leadership skills at the statewide CTSO student officer training. Student leaders from across the state gathered at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny recently for a full day of training aimed at dev…

2 students credit CTE for launching their futures

Monday, June 24, 2019
Megan Niewoehner is with Karen Van De Walle, agriculture instructor and Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) board member (L) and Steve Kalous, business instructor (R). Kalous nominated Megan for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education Program. What’s your major…

The arts: An integral part to the education equation

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Olivia Gude, keynote speaker at the Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit, is an artist and educator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gude has created many award-winning collaborative mural and mosaic projects. In recent years, she has united her …

History, social studies: Critical in preparing students for civic life

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Editor’s note: Joel Breakstone is the keynote speaker at the Best Practices in Social Studies Summer Institute. Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's ass…

Keynote: Ending the education gap for English learners can be done

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Editor’s note: Diane Staehr Fenner is a keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute held in Ankeny. Staehr Fenner is the president of SupportEd. She founded SupportEd (formerly DSF Consulting) in 2011 as a way to serve all stakeholders who work to help English learners (EL) realize their full pote…

Designing success: A (MTSS) framework and your school

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Judy Elliott is a keynote speaker at the 2019 Every Student Succeeds Act Institute for Schools in Des Moines. Elliott is the former chief academic officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was responsible for curriculum and instruction early childhood through adult education, professional developm…


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