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Does your district have the next Iowa Teacher of the Year?

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Thousands of talented Iowa educators lead and inspire their students, but only one is chosen annually as the state’s ambassador to education. The deadline to nominate the 2021 Iowa Teacher of the Year is April 1. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping redefine education…

This district taps the (very) young, preparing them for school career

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Preschool teacher Nicole Guild reads to two students in her classroom at Northeast Elementary School, where all students benefit from Preschool Specially Designed Instruction. How often is something exactly what it purports to be? Not an easy question to answer, but Glenwood Community School District has…

Gov. Reynolds Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Combat Youth Vaping

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Education launched a new vaping awareness and prevention campaign aimed at informing teens about the reality of vaping and its consequences, and helping parents know how to address the issue and protect their kids. …

Gov. Reynolds announces 2020 Iowa Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS – George Anderson, a 13-year teaching veteran who presents his history classes as hands-on, problem-solving opportunities, is the Iowa Department of Education’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today at Cedar Rapids’ Kennedy High School. “Outstanding educators like George An…

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held from March 7-14 in Washington, D.C. Julia Tubbs and Fez Zafar, both seniors at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, were chosen as the Iowa delegates for participation in the 104-member s…

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…


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