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          Bullet Paraeducator Area of Concentration School Library Media

This course class is specifically for Paraeducators who have successfully completed the Paraeducator Generalist Certificate program. It is appropriate for relicensure credit for Paraeducators media aides, computer lab aides, clerks and some secretaries who desire further skill development with working with school libraries, literacy initiatives and technology in support of curriculum. The class will be a combination of lecture, discussion, group activities, conducting exercises, practicing techniques and presentations and will be a combination of face-to-face meetings and Moodle online content (with support for those that have not completed course work online).

The course covers an in-depth understanding of how libraries serve as resources and how teachers make productive use of them, following research based best practices. The gathering, maintenance and use of data will be taught. Participants will work hands-on with equipment and software so as to be able to actually incorporate technology into a student΄s education plan. The course strives to bring about alternative and updated approaches to appropriate instructional procedures including the latest in assistive software and approaches to learning. The course reinforces that the 21st Century School Library/Media Center does not function as it has in the past and that the Paraeducator’s role is often a driving force in a successful School Library/Media Center program.

This course can be used as the 3 credits needed to renew the paraeducator license AND to add the Area of Concentration/School Library Media.

This course is not offered at this time.

          Bullet Paraeducator Area of Concentration Early Childhood
This course is open only to those who have completed Paraeducator courses I, II, and III and obtained the Paraeducator Certificate from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. This course may be used as renewal credit for that certificate.

Those needing CEUs to renew a CDA may also take this course.

All students of this course must have access to a preschool setting for 15 hours of observation purposes; this includes community- and/or school-based preschools, not home-based daycare.

The Early Childhood Paraeducator Certification Course is designed to integrate “on-the-job” knowledge and skills with academic study involving 45 hours of seat-time, classroom/coaching observations, and professional readings, reflections and summaries. A portfolio is developed that focuses on the area of concentrations of “Early Childhood: Birth through Grade 3” will be developed throughout the course and reviewed by the instructor. Those Paraeducators who commit to this process will gain knowledge of research-based instructional strategies, engage in professional dialogue, develop a relationship with the professional instructor who has expertise in early childhood and participate in all professional development activities. Paraeducators must be certified with an Iowa Generalist Paraeducator Certificate.

Paraeducators who complete this certification process will have demonstrated the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to assist in the instruction of individuals in Early Childhood. Additionally, this option provides the Paraeducator with a research base to draw upon in his/her daily Paraeducator instructional assistance duties, knowledge from class activities, and a tool to assess performance on Early Childhood competencies/standards. Also, the relationship between the Paraeducator and instructor, AEA staff and Early Childhood staff builds the foundation for professional collaboration and support that can extend beyond the certification process and throughout a career.

After successful completion of this course, paraeducators may apply to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for the Paraeducator Area of Concentration Early Childhood (Level II) endorsement.

Instructor: Jennifer Jansen
Session Number: 7273
Dates: 2/27/17, 3/20/17, 4/10/17
Time: 8:30 - 3:00
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$150 for 3 Para Renewal Relicensure credits and materials

          Bullet Paraeducator Area of Concentration Special Needs [A]

This 45-hour course includes an understanding of the goals and objectives of an IEP and the value of inclusion for students with special needs.

The class works on instructional strategies for those assisting with instruction as well as the collection and presentation of behavior and academic performance data. The course covers learning more about the appropriate use of techniques in instruction, behavior reinforcement and assistive technology.

You must have earned the Paraeducator Generalist Certificate to take this course.

In addition to the 21 hours of face-to-face class time, there are 25+ hours of online and observation work to meet the course requirements.

This course meets two purposes:
• Earn the 3 credits to renew a paraeducator certificate
• Add the Level II Special Needs endorsement to a paraeducator certificate

Instructor: Beverly Downey
Session No.: 7536
Dates: 6/26/18, 6/27/18, 6/28/18 + 25 hours of online learning
Time: 8:00 - 4:00
Location: Clinton Comm. College - Maquoketa
Registration closes 6/15/18.

Registrations can be taken after the close date if space is available. Call 563-344-6481.

Costs:
$265 for 3 Paraeducator relicensure credits and materials

          Bullet Paraeducator Certification Course: Behavioral Supports [A]

This is one of three courses to earn a Paraeducator Certificate from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

The series of three courses covers the competencies as directed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE). These competencies cover the skills needed for a paraeducator to be successful in the classroom.

The series is a total of 90 hours training that is a blend of face-to-face course time and online work.

After completing all three courses, the participant can finalize the online application. You may start the application process at any time at: Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - License Application

Items to be uploaded to the application site include:
• Copy of high school diploma or GED
• transcript from the paraeducator courses given at the end of the courses
• Finger prints/background check waiver is sent to the BOEE; this will be sent to you prior to the start of the course

Fees payable with the application:
• $40 application fee
• $75 background check fee

This course will cover the certification process. Participants will also cover, according to the competencies:
• emotional and behavioral issues
• professional relationships
• ethical and professional practices

To register for the additional two courses in the series:
Para Certification Course: Foundations
Para Certification Course: Instructional Supports

Date: 3/3/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 2/19/18.


Maquoketa employees only:

Date: 4/3/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:00
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Clinton Community College Fagerland Room
Registration closes 3/26/18.

Date: 7/24/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 7/18/18.

Cost:
$120 Registration and materials fee payable upon registration

          Bullet Paraeducator Certification Course: Foundations [A]

This is the one of the three courses needed to earn a Paraeducator Certificate from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

The series of three courses covers the competencies as directed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE). These competencies cover the skills needed for a paraeducator to be successful in the classroom.

The series is a total of 90 hours training that is a blend of face-to-face course time and online work.

After completing all three courses, the participant can finalize the online application. You may start the application process at any time at: Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - License Application

Items to be uploaded to the application site include:
• Copy of high school diploma or GED
• transcript from the paraeducator courses given at the end of the courses
• Finger prints/background check waiver is sent to the BOEE; this will be sent to you prior to the start of the course

Fees payable with the application:
• $40 application fee
• $75 background check fee

This course will cover the certification process. Participants will also cover, according to the competencies:
• recognizing the different developmental stages of students
• believing that every student can learn
• recognizing that each learner has unique learning needs that may require accommodations
• demonstrating knowledge of the common core, including competence in reading, writing, and math
• functioning in a manner that demonstrates a positive regard for the distinction between roles and responsibilities of paraeducators and other professionals, including respecting the teacher as supervisor and seeing the teacher as ultimately responsible for the education and behavior of the students.

To register for the additional two courses in the series:
Para Certification Course: Instructional Supports
Para Certification Course: Behavioral Supports

Maquoketa employees only:
Date: Face to Face meeting: 2/16/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Maquoketa High School library
Registration closes 2/10/18.

Course open to the public:
Date: Face to Face meeting: 7/10/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 6/28/18.

Cost:
$130 Registration and materials fee payable upon registration

          Bullet Paraeducator Certification Course: Instructional Supports [A]

This is one of the three courses needed to earn a Paraeducator Certificate from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

The series of three courses covers the competencies as directed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BoEE). These competencies cover the skills needed for a paraeducator to be successful in the classroom.

The series is a total of 90 hours training that is a blend of face-to-face course time and online work.

After completing all three courses, the participant can finalize the online application. You may start the application process at any time at: Iowa Board of Educational Examiners - License Application

Items to be uploaded to the application site include:
• Copy of high school diploma or GED
• transcript from the paraeducator courses given at the end of the courses
• Finger prints/background check waiver is sent to the BOEE; this will be sent to you prior to the start of the course

Fees payable with the application:
• $40 application fee
• $75 background check fee

To register for the additional two courses in the series:
Para Certification Course: Foundations
Para Certification Course: Behavioral Supports

Course open to the public:
Date: 2/24/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 2/12/18.


Maquoketa employees only:

Date: 3/12/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Clinton Community College Fagerland Room
Registration closes 3/5/18.

Course open to the public:
Date: 7/12/18
Time: 8:00 - 4:30
8 hours of the 30 hours of class time will be face-to-face and then remaining work will be completed outside of class with instructor supervision.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 6/28/18.

Cost:
$120 Registration fee payable upon registration (no materials fee)

          Bullet Substitute Authorization License Course [A]

Guest Teach in Iowa Schools with a Substitute Authorization license!

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION:

Please Note: Receiving the Substitute Authorization license is not a guarantee of employment. Districts make their own hiring and sub placement decisions. The AEA does not hire subs; you need to contact each district to become a sub.

Prerequisites:
You must have either a four year college degree or an Iowa Paraeducator license to take this course. Contact the AEA at 563-344-6481 or the BOEE at 515-281-3245 if you have questions about your eligibility to earn and use the Sub. Authorization license.**
This course is for those who DO NOT have a teaching license. Do not take this class if you have a current or expired Iowa Teaching License! Visit BOEE website for renewal info.


Course content: The four core components of the course are Classroom Management, Strategies for Learning, Diversity, and Ethics.

This 20-hour course is designed to meet the requirements to substitute teach in Iowa classrooms. Receiving a Substitute Authorization will allow an individual who holds a four-year college degree to substitute teach in grades PK-12 for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. An individual who has earned the Iowa Paraeducator certificate (and does not have a four-year college degree), completes the Substitute Authorization course, and receives a Substitute Authorization will be authorized to substitute ONLY in the special education classroom in which the individual paraeducator is employed for no more than five consecutive days. This special education classroom may be at the elementary level as well as the middle school, junior high school or high school level (not ELL or preschool).

Application process:
The application for this license is online. The process can be started as soon as you know the course you are taking is going to be held. Visit: BOEE Applitrack License Site

To start your online application to apply for the license, you will need:
• Transcript showing completion of this Substitute Authorization course
• PDF of your Official College Transcripts (paras will add this as an endorsement to a para license)
• Finger Print Cards - cards will be passed out at first class then completed at your local policed station (fees range from $0 – 20)

Fees payable to the BOEE; paid online during the application process:
• Background Check – $75 You will need this even if you had one done for another organization or school. Waived only for those with a coaching authorization or Para License.
• Application Fees - $95 + $3 debit/credit card processing fee
Total = $173

License information: Your license will be valid for 5 years. Please read this link for more information about the license and renewal info: MBAEA Professional Development - Substitute Authorization

If you have taken this course in the past and have an EXPIRED substitute authorization license, you DO NOT need to take this course again - you can renew an expired license at any time. There are no penalties for letting your license expire. Please visit Substitute Authorization information, page 5, renewal info.
Please call 563-344-6481 if you have questions about renewing an expired Sub. Auth. OR Substitute Teaching license.

Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf:
8/10/18, 5:00 - 8:00 pm; 8/11/18 & 8/12/18 @ 8:00 - 4:30
Registration closes 8/1/18.

Muscatine High School:
6/30/18, 7/1/18 @ 8:00-6:00
Registration closes 6/20/18.

Cost:
$140 for 1 relicensure credit; includes cost of materials (please bring your own 3-ring binder to class); application and back ground check fees are additional (see above)


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



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