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Welcome to the
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
Course Registration System

View courses by clicking on one of the sorting icons above
or click on a course title in the monthly listing below.

Important Drake Univ. Credit Change
Drake Univ. has changed credit requirements effective July 1, 2015.
Visit the MBAEA PD webpage for more information.

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Substitute Authorization
Register today to start subbing in 6-8 weeks!
Those who have earned the Substitute Authorization license can sub at all levels PK-12.
Click HERE for more info about the license.
Click here to view dates for summer and fall 2016 and register: Substitute Authorization Course

Paraeducator courses
Click here for more information about the Paraeducator Certificate

A new series is now open for registration!

Para Certification Course: Foundations - start 6/9/16
Para Certification Course: Instructional Supports - start 6/16/16
Para Certification Course: Behavioral Supports - starts 6/23/16
Para Early Childhood
Para School Library Media
Para Special Needs - starts 6/6/16

Online Paraeducator renewal course is now available on the AEA PD Online training site. View a video about the training: AEA PD Online Live! on Youtube
Register at: AEA Learning System training site
New Course for PARAEDUCATORS! Paraeducator Academy 2016 (1 para credit/audit) - Keep your para skills sharp and earn renewal credit!

Administrator License Renewal
Assessing Academic Rigor: Evaluator III or Fierce Conversations
Administrators need Eval III or Fierce Conversations and two other credits to renew a Professional Admin License; you Do Not need this course if you have an Initial Admin License.
Register at:
Assessing Academic Rigor: Evaluator III - Fall 2016 session now open! Dates: 9/26, 9/27, 10/18, 11/17. Register by 9/11/16.
Fierce Conversations

To earn the Evaluator licence, register for iEvalute: AEA PD Online, search on the category Leadership.
For more information on converting or renewing your professional admin license, visit:
Evaluator Renewal information on the Staff Development homepage.


New Drake graduate Credit requirements started 7/1/15. Visit our Drake University page.

Click on the course title to read more and register.
Please note: Workshops cannot be used toward Iowa teacher, paraeducator, or substitute authorization renewal.

JULY 2016

-Advanced GAFE Bootcamp (1 Drake/Relic/audit) Davenport only - wait list only
-Beginner GAFE Bootcamp (1 Drake/Relic/audit) Davenport only - wait list only
-Creating a Calm Classroom (1 Relic/Para/audit)
-Die Cut workshops
-Differentiation through Technology II(1 Drake/ Relic/Para/audit) cancelled
-Everyday Math workshop
-Nonfiction Picture Books in the Curriculum (1 Drake/Relic/Para/audit)
-Picture Book Use in the Classroom (1 Drake/ Relic/Para/audit) cancelled
-Picture Books Using Technology (1 Drake/ Relic/Para/audit) cancelled
-Star Lab Training (workshop)
-Substitute Authorization (1 Relic/Para)
-Technology in the Content Areas (1 Drake/ Relic/Para/audit)
-Verbal Behavior (1 Drake/relic credit/audit) Davenport only
-Writing, Building, and Performing a Puppet Play (3 Relic/Para/audit)


-Blending/Flipping Your Classroom (1 Relic/audit)
-Boys Town Specialized Classroom Management System (1 Drake/Relic/Para/audit) Davenport only
-CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training - Refresher
-NIET Best Practice Instructional Rubric Observation (1 Drake/Relic/audit) Davenport only
-Observation Survey Assessment (1 Drake/Relic/audit)
-Paraeducator Academy 2016 (1 relic/audit)
-Reading Recovery: Development of a Strategic Processing System III (1 Drake/Relic/audit)
-Substitute Authorization (1 Relic/Para)
-Teaching and Learning in a Self-Paced and Blended Math Classroom (3 Drake/Relic/audit) Central DeWitt only
-TLCS Teacher Leader Professional Learning for Collaboration (1 Drake/Relic/Para/audit) Davenport only


-Academic Success Strategies for Struggling Learners (1 Relic/audit) Prince of Peace only
-Adult Learning Theory workshop
- Code workshop
-CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training - Refresher
-Evaluator III (1 Relic)
-Mental Health First Aid Training workshop
-Understanding the National Core Arts Standards (1 Drake/relic/audit)
-Verbal Behavior (1 Drake/relic credit/audit) Davenport only
-Visual Phonics (1 Drake/relic/para/audit)


-Media Academy: Creating a Culture of Advocacy (1 Relic/audit)
-Substitute Authorization (1 Relic/Para)


-FOSS Kit workshop: Mixtures and Solutions - Nov 9.
-Mental Health First Aid Training workshop
-Substitute Authorization (1 Relic/Para)


-Substitute Authorization (1 Relic/Para)


FOSS Next Gen Physical Science Workshop series:
-Energy - Feb. 8
-Materials and Motion - Feb. 6.
-Motion and Matter - Feb. 13.
-Solids and Liquids - Feb. 15.
-Sound and Light - Feb. 1.

-Mental Health First Aid Training workshop

MAY 2017

-Mental Health First Aid Training workshop


CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial training
CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher training
Die Cut workshops: June and July
FOSS Next Gen Physical Science Workshop series:
-Energy - Feb. 8
-Materials and Motion - Feb. 6.
-Mixtures and Solutions - Nov 9.
-Motion and Matter - Feb. 13.
-Solids and Liquids - Feb. 15.
-Sound and Light - Feb. 1.
Mental Health First Aid Training: 4 repeat workshops: Sept, Nov, Feb, and May
Star Lab workshop


1) Visit Course Credit & Registration Policies for more information about meeting course requirements and a form to register by mail.
2) Payment is due when you register. Pay by Credit Card (We do not accept Discover or eChecking), or Purchase Order. To pay by check, complete the paper registrant form at: Paper Registration Form.
3) Review the course syllabus before starting a course. Be familiar with course requirements regarding credit; participants are typically required to do all the work even if they are auditing a class.

4) Late registration fee: Registrations processed after the close date of a course will be charged a $25 late fee. Most courses close for registration two weeks prior to the start date. Do not wait to register late - we cancel courses/workshops that do not have enough participants!
5) Cancellation Fee: Registrants cancelling after the registration close date will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. NO refunds are given after the first day of a course.
6) Purchase Orders: send/fax/email to the Staff Development Dept. before the first day of class - fax is 563-344-2308.
7) Changes in credit type: must be requested AND paid for by the last day of a course; changes can be made by calling the Staff Development Dept. at 563-344-6481.
8) The MBAEA does not issue 1098-T forms because we do not offer courses for academic credit that lead to a degree. Visit IRS Website for more information.

Drake University Distance Learning Opportunities

Performance Learning Systems Online courses

PLS Online Courses may be taken directly through PLS. Courses can be taken for graduate credit only. Click PLS Online Course FAQ to learn more.
Course topics include: classroom management, differentiated instruction, collaborative learning, literacy, ELL, RtI, etc.
Drake Coaching Classes

These video/DVD courses can be used to renew your coaching authorization or endorsement.
For information on renewing a coaching authorization or endorsement, visit the Board of Educational Examiners Coaching Information web page.

Register directly at: Drake Coaching and PE Educator courses

The MBAEA does not offer coursework that leads to a coaching authorization. Visit Iowa High School Athletic Association web page and scroll down to the bottom to find links to program providers. In our area, coursework is offered by Scott Community College.

To view a sample trailer for Real Coaching, visit (RealPlayer Required): Real Coaching

EDMA 171 Theory of Coaching (3 Drake Credits)
EDMA 172 Ethics in Sports (1 Drake Credit)
EDMA 173 The Teaching Coach (3 Drake Credits)
EDMA 174 Adapted Physical Education (3 Drake Credits)
EDMA 175 Parent-Athlete-Coach Alliance (1 Drake Credit)
EDMA 176 Step Up and Lead (1 Drake Credit)
EDMA 177 Team Building For Success (1 Drake Credit)
EDMA 272: Relevant Elementary Physical Education (3 Drake Credits)
EDMA 272: Rev Up the Revolution: Your Middle School PE Game Plan (3 Drake Credits)
EDMA 277 Real Coaching II: Honing the Competitive Edge (3 Drake Credits)

QEP DVD Courses

Quality Educational Programs, Inc. courses may be taken for graduate from Drake Univ.

View QEP Course descriptions and register at: QEP Video course through Drake Univ. SOE Distance Learning


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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