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          Bullet Administration of Gifted Education Programs
The April 2016 session of this course has been cancelled.

This course is designed to develop an understanding of policy, advocacy, and professional responsibilities related to gifted education. The student will examine administration from the point of view of a sole practitioner or as a member of a staff of gifted educators. Relevant research related to goals, philosophy, and evaluation as a program administrator will be discussed. Students will learn about funding, budgets, and relevant legislation in their state. Staff development and program evaluation will be examined to further the development of a school program.

Before the start of class, students will need to purchase the book: Designing Services and Programs for High-ability Learners by Jeanne Purcell and Rebecca Eckert, available at Amazon.com or Corwin Press.

Course Syllabus Syllabus will be update in Sept. 2015.

Registrations processed after the close date of the course will be charged an additional $25 late registration fee.

Instructor: Sharon Dixon
Session Number: 6799
Dates: 4/21/16, 4/28/16, 5/19/16, 5/26/16, plus 30+ hours of outside class work
Time: 5:00 - 9:00
Location: Hoover Elementary, Bettendorf

Costs:
$170 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
$50 for Audit/no credit

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Boys Town Specialized Management System Training

This course is open only to Davenport CSD staff. Contact the district for course registration. Then register here for credit by 7/10/18. You can only receive license renewal/Drake credit if you are registered on this site.

This five-day training program is a model for teaching social skills, incorporating a level motivation system and using a systematic way to address adaptive and maladaptive behavior. You will be able to use this model to increase students’ on-task behavior and help them acquire the skills needed for school and community success. This workshop is designed for special education teachers and para-professionals who have self-contained special education classrooms.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Amy Clayton
Dates: 7/9/18, 7/10/18, 7/11/19, 7/12/18, 7/16/18
Time: 8:00 - 3:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 7/10/18.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure or Paraeducator renewal credit
no cost/no credit for audit

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Conducting & Writing a Functional Behavior Assessment

This course will provide training on conducting and writing technically adequate Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA). Participants will learn how results from the FBA should drive the development of effective Behavior Intervention Plans. During this process participants will learn new assessment strategies and tools as well as evidence-based interventions that match function.

Instructor: Sarah Bergthold, Ph.D., BCBA
Session Number: 7326
Dates: 7/18/17, 7/19/17, 7/25/17
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Registration closes 7/10/17

Costs:
$85 for no credit/audit
$85 for 1 Relicensure credit
15 hours of CEU no additional cost - select correct credit type; please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A CEU certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop.

This course is not offered for Drake credit.

          Bullet Counselor Academy 17-18
The 2017-2018 Counselor Academy focuses on the design of a comprehensive school counseling program to meet the needs of all students. Counselors review current research; examine best proactive for prevention and intervention. Counselors are expected to develop student-focused intervention plans and track the success of the protocols with their students. Formative data is collected and analyzed throughout the year. Final results are shared with participants on the last day of the academy.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: David Ford
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Dates: 9/19/17, 12/13/17, 2/20/18, 4/24/18
Time: 8:30 - 3:30
and 30+ hours of outside class work

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 22 hours of CEUs; please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A CEU certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop based on attendance logs.
no cost/no credit for audit

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Creating a Calm Child: Understanding Childhood Trauma

This is a follow up class for those students who have attended Creating a Calm Classroom. In this class you will learn about working with childhood trauma that engages the whole child. You will learn to integrate techniques such as yoga, mindfulness, and social emotional activities to help children calm down and self-regulate.

Participants should bring their own yoga mat, blankets, one shoe box, and dress appropriately to engage in physical movement throughout class.

This class is for those who have completed Creating a Calm Classroom

General Course Syllabus Course Syllabus

Instructor: Becky Wundram

Two repeat sessions will be held.
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Session: 7327
Dates: 6/19/17, 6/20/17
Time: 8:00 - 5:00
Registration closes 6/10/17.

OR

Session: 7328 cancelled
Dates: 7/31/17, 8/1/17
Time: 8:00 - 5:00

Cost:
$85 for 1 Relicensure credit
$85 for participant only/audit

$10 for 15 hours of CUEs in addition to audit or relic. credit fee

This course is appropriate for paraeducators to use toward license renewal.
This course is not offered for Drake graduate credit or for those who have a substitute authorization license.

          Bullet Creating a Calm Classroom [A]

Learn how to create a calm classroom from the inside out. Participants will learn ways to teach students how to calm themselves, learn to focus, and relax. Forms of Brain Gym, Yoga Calm, and Mindful Meditation will be explored. No yoga experience is needed but come ready to move and relax. Please bring a notebook, journal, beach towel and water bottle to class.

This class targets grades PK-5th grade. It is NOT appropriate for middle and high school level professionals, or those with the substitute authorization license.

General Course Syllabus Course Syllabus

Instructor: Becky Wundram
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Session: 7548
Dates: 7/23-26/2018
Time: 8:00 - 5:00
Registration closes 7/15/18.

Cost:
Includes materials
$185 for 2 Relicensure credits
This course is appropriate for paraeducators to use toward license renewal.
This course is not offered for Drake graduate credit.

          Bullet Culture and Cognition Part 2
This course is now open for registration. It is not offered for Drake credit.

You do not have to take the first course to take this course.

All participants will be involved in discussing how assessments play comparing school districts in the U.S.A. and in/with other nations. As a class we will develop knowledge and understanding of different cultures that practice totally different curricula. Our science research almost daily is producing evidence that our human brain is “magical.” As a class we will evaluate the diagrams attached to the syllabus and decide how they may help students understand the complexity of learning, realizing that we work better when the classroom is a safe environment. We as educators will respond and defend the value we place on all students.

Course Syllabus

Course Handouts to be added in May.

Instructor: Rocky Casini
Location: Muscatine Community College, Strahan Hall, Little Theater
Session: 7284
Dates: 6/12/17 thru 6/16/17, 6/19/17 @ 8:30-3:30 AND 6/20/17 @ 8:30-4:00, half hour for lunch each day on your own

Registration closes on 6/1/17.

Costs:
$255 for 3 Relicensure credit
This course is not open to paraeducators or those with the substitute authorization license.

This course is not offered for Drake grad credit.

          Bullet Functional Behavior Training

This course is open only to AEA staff.

This course will cover the basic principles of behavior from an Applied Behavior Analysis approach and philosophy. Participants will learn the ABCs of behavior that impact the learning environment of students. Participants will learn assessment strategies and methodologies that aid in identifying function through a Functional Behavior Assessment and learn evidence-based interventions that match function of problem behavior. These principles, strategies, and interventions can be applied across the general education and special education setting regardless of age or disability. Learning will involve both content, reading of research, as well as hands-on practice and application. Participants will learn how to conduct indirect and direct, descriptive assessment strategies, preference assessment to determine reinforcers for appropriate behaviors and basic interventions proven effective based on more than 30 years of research.

Instructor: Sarah Bergthold, Ph.D., BCBA
Session Number: 7436
Dates: 10/6/17, 12/1/17, 2/2/18, 3/2/18, 4/6/18
Time: 8:00 - 12:00
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Registration closes 10/5/17

Costs:
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for CEUs
Please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content when requesting CEUs. A CEU certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop.

This course is not offered for Drake credit.

          Bullet Interactive Learning Using the SmartBoard - Math Tools Focus
This course is restricted to Davenport School District only.

This course will provide teachers in the Davenport Schools with the training and resources they need to better utilize the SmartBoard hardware and math tools software available. Through a progression of meaningful and collaborative activities as well as independent study assignments, participants will gain knowledge and a comfort level surrounding the SmartBoard and its many useful educational tools. Real-world classroom applications will be highlighted and participants will fully experience whiteboard technology that will enhance their curriculum and engage their students.

Registration for this course will close on September 11, 2010. Registrations processed after the close date of the course will be charged an additional $25 late registration fee.

          Bullet Launching Leadership with 7 Effective Habits

This course is open only to Wilton CSD.

Participants will receive training focused on making individuals and leaders more effective. Participants gain hands-on experience in applying principles that will result in improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and focus on critical priorities.

Instructor: Joe Burnett
Session: 7283
Dates: 5/25/17, 5/26/17
Time: 7:45-4:15

Costs:
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit

Course Syllabus

          Bullet Mental Health, Behaviors and Outcomes

Participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and how they affect youth learning outcomes and classroom interactions. Discuss how knowledge of ACE, TIC, and mental illness can positively affect a youth´s educational outcomes.

Learn how to incorporate Trauma Informed Care in the classroom with individual students to help promote positive learning environments and outcomes.

This course is appropriate for teachers of all school personnel, including paraeducators and those with the substitute authorization license.

Instructor: Christine Gradert
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Session: 6407
Dates: 10/27/14, 11/3/14, 11/10/14, 11/17/14
Time: 4:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration closes 10/13/14.

Costs:
$170 1 Drake grad credit
$100 1 relicensure credit
no cost for Audit/no credit or workshop for nurses
$10 for 15 hours of continue education units; CEUs issued by the AEA cannot to be used toward nursing, teacher, para, or substitute authorization renewal

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE NURSING CEUS, the fee is $10 payable to EICC the first day of class. Bring your nursing license.

          Bullet NIET Best Practice Instructional Rubric Observation

This is an advanced graduate level course for leaders in the TLCS (Teacher Leadership & Compensation System) in the Davenport Community School District.The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Best Practice Instructional Rubric Observer is designed from more than 10 years of research-based strategies for teacher leaders to use to elevate instruction. The course includes procedures, rubrics, and detailed explanation and application of the observation process. Topics of the class include: a deep understanding of the NIET Best Practice Rubric, capturing evidence through scripting, scoring procedures, pre-conference strategies, post-conference strategies including identifying reinforcements and refinements, goal setting, and follow-up supports. Application of these methods will be used by leaders throughout the district through the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Megan Morgan, Davenport Schools; NIET instructor
Session Number: 7012
Dates: 8/3/16, 8/4/16, 8/5/16
Time: 8:00-3:30, 1.5 hours for lunch
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration closes 8/1/16.

In addition to class time, there will be 30+ hours of outside of class work. Both sessions will complete the work by 9/9/16.

Cost:
$120 for 1 Drake EDMA graduate credit
$40 for 1 Relicensure credit
no cost for Audit/no credit option

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Projects in Practice: Inquiry in Action
Young children like to investigate, and they especially love to learn about the world around them! Children learn best when they are motivated, have many opportunities for first-hand exploration and investigation, and when their teacher intentionally differentiates and scaffolds their learning. The Project Approach provides a context for this way of learning. The Project Approach involves children in studies of things nearby that interest them and are worth knowing more about. Participants in project training will:
• Learn how to implement key events in a project
• Discover how to select a topic that will lead to a successful project
• Find out about strategies that sustain the life of a project
• Understand how the Project Approach supports mastery of early learning standards
• Develop a deep understanding of the role of the teacher and the role of the child in project work through engaging in a simulation
• Gain insight into the Project Approach by questioning veteran implementers about their experiences
• Observe the Project Approach in action in prekindergarten classrooms
• Learn strategies for organizing and preparing documentation of children’s learning
• Evaluate the potential of the Project Approach to support diverse learners
• Develop a plan for implementing the Project Approach with your students

To earn teacher relicensure credit, please register at this site.

You will also need to register with St. Ambrose University St. Ambrose PD registration. Additional registration and lodging fees payable to St. Ambrose are $1200 for double accommodations, $1300 for single accommodations.

Registration for relicensure credit closes 7/28/15.

Course Syllabus

Instructors: Lilian Katz PhD, Sallee Beneke PhD, Debra Brownson MEd
Location: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport
Session Number: 6699
Dates & Times:
7/27/15: 7:30-9:30 pm
7/28/15: 8:00-4:00, 7:30-9:30
7/29/15: 9:00-4:00, 7:30-9:30
7/30/15: 9:00-5:00, 7:30-9:30
7/31/15: 9:00-11:30

Costs:
$100 1 Relicensure credit
No Drake graduate credit available. Grad credit available from St. Ambrose University.

          Bullet School Climate and Student Development Seminar

A three-day fun-filled, interactive training for school teams! If your team is interested in improving the climate and culture of your school using data-driven techniques for integrating character education into existing curriculum such as PBIS, Olweus, and Leader in Me, this training is for you!

The training is designed for teams of 3-6 members. Teams complete a school self-assessment related to character education which provides them with data to use during the training. Utilizing their data and the new CHARACTER COUNTS! 5.0, teams will learn about research-based strategies for interactions and instruction and tips on involving staff, parents and the community. Teams identify their unique goals and activities to use with students, parents, school staff and the community upon their return home. Follow-up professional development and coaching will be available to participating schools.

Registration on this site first: SDSQuadcities

If you would like to earn relicensure or Drake credit for your participation, register here on the MBAEA site.

This training is sponsored by Central Iowa Power Cooperative and The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, Drake University. For a complete description of the training, visit: Upcoming Course at Drake.

Course Syllabus

Lead Contact: Georgia Sheriff
Session: 7290
Dates: 6/27/17, 6/28/17, 6/29/17
Time: 8:30 - 4:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Lunch is on your own.
Registration closes on June 30.

Costs:
$105 for 1 Drake credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
audit/no credit is not available

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet School Wide PBIS Tier 1 Implementation, Technical Assistance & Coaching

This course is designed for an active, school-based PBIS team that has completed the course SW PBIS T1. SW PBIS T1 implementation, technical assistance and coaching is provided on site with school based PBIS team. Sessions will be guided by the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and the PBIS trainers. The team will implement PBIS Tier 1 PBIS Core Features with fidelity and collect formative data and outcome data and engage in a continuous quality improvement process.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Jill Yates

Registration closes the week prior to the start date of each session. All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet School Wide PBIS Tier 2 Implementation, Technical Assistance & Coaching
This course is designed for an active school based PBIS team that has completed the course SW PBIS T2. SW PBIS T2 implementation, technical assistance and coaching is provided on site with school based PBIS team. Sessions will be guided by the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and the PBIS trainers. The team will implement PBIS Tier 2 PBIS Core Features with fidelity and collect formative data and outcome data and engage in a continuous quality improvement process.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Jill Yates

Registration closes the week prior to the start date of each session. All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage. no cost/no credit audit option available

          Bullet School Wide PBIS Tier 3 Implementation, Technical Assistance & Coaching
This course is designed for an active school based PBIS team that has completed the course SW PBIS T2. SW PBIS T2 implementation, technical assistance and coaching is provided on site with school based PBIS team. Sessions will be guided by the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and the PBIS trainers. The team will implement PBIS Tier 3 PBIS Core Features with fidelity and collect formative data and outcome data and engage in a continuous quality improvement process.

Instructors: Barb Brunkan, Jill Yates

The following session is open only to Davenport School staff.
Dates: 9/29/16, 10/20/16, 11/10/16, 2/16/17, 4/3/17, 5/11/17
Time: 8:30-3:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$170 for 1 Drake EDMA credit
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)
$50 for Paraeducator renewal credit
no cost/no credit audit option available

          Bullet School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Advanced
This course is the fourth of an ongoing training of representative teams from schools implementing PBIS. During this year, members of the PBIS team will continue to review and expand all components of school-wide PBIS, including Tiers 1, 2 & 3. The team will learn to conduct advanced data analysis, enhancing the Tiers 2/3 framework, address sustainability of efforts and continue the development of knowledge regarding behavior. The team will continue to build youth and community connections and review the process to refine and support all components of PBIS within the school and the community. Instructor: Jill Yates Registration closes the week prior to the start date of each session. All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration. Costs: $115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit $35 for 1 Relicensure credit $10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal) For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.
          Bullet School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Tier 1
This is the first year of a three-year training sequence. This class is designed for active school teams and their coaches who are studying and implementing PBIS at their building.

To participate in SWPBIS Tier 1, please contact the AEA PBIS coordinator, Jill Yates, to complete a readiness checklist prior to registering for the training.

Participants will develop an understanding of the basic philosophy that underlies the PBS process, demonstrates competency in planning and implementing PBS process, data collection components, and competency in the interpretation of data.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Jill Yates

Registration closes the week prior to the start date of each session. All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Tier 2
This is the second year of a three year training sequence. This class is designed for active school teams and their coaches who are studying and implementing PBIS at their building.

This course will move schools in year two of PBS implementation into the targeted and intensive system to support individual students who are challenged by behavior needs. They will also continue to use data and fine tune their school wide activities.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Jill Yates

Registration closes the week prior to the start date of each session. All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Tier 3
This course is the third of an ongoing training of representative teams from schools implementing PBIS. During year three, members of the PBIS team will continue to review and expand all components of school-wide PBIS. The team will learn how to develop FBAs and BIPs and how to connect to other resources for intense behaviors. The team will continue to build youth and community connections and review the process to refine and support all components of PBIS within the school and the community.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Jill Yates

Registration closes the week prior to the start date of each session. All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Summer Institute on the Project Approach [A]
The seventh annual Summer Institute on the Project Approach will provide in-depth training in the approach through lecture, project simulation, video clips, observations at the St. Ambrose University Children’s Campus, and handouts. Special guest speaker Chip Donohue will help participants understand how developmentally appropriate technology can support project work. Participants will:
• Learn how to implement key events in a project
• Discover how to select a topic that will lead to a successful project
• Find out about strategies that sustain the life of a project Understand how developmentally-informed technology can support project work
• Develop a deep understanding of the role of the teacher and the role of the child in project work through engaging in a simulation
• Gain insight into the Project Approach by questioning veteran implementers about their experiences
• Observe the Project Approach in action in prekindergarten classrooms.
• Learn strategies for organizing and preparing documentation of children’s learning
• Evaluate the potential of the Project Approach to support diverse learners
• Develop a plan for implementing the Project Approach with their students
• Learn how to implement key events in a project
• Discover how to select a topic that will lead to a successful project
• Find out about strategies that sustain the life of a project
• Understand how the Project Approach supports mastery of early learning standards
• Develop a deep understanding of the role of the teacher and the role of the child in project work through engaging in a simulation
• Gain insight into the Project Approach by questioning veteran implementers about their experiences
• Observe the Project Approach in action in prekindergarten classrooms
• Learn strategies for organizing and preparing documentation of children’s learning
• Evaluate the potential of the Project Approach to support diverse learners
• Develop a plan for implementing the Project Approach with your students

To earn teacher relicensure credit, please register at this site.

Additional registration and lodging fees payable to St. Ambrose are $1120 for double accommodations, $1130 for single accommodations. Contact Lindsay Fetterer at fettererlindseya@sau.edu

Registration for relicensure credit closes 7/24/18.

Instructors: Sallee Beneke PhD, Debra Brownson MEd, Chip Donohue PhD
Location: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport
Dates & Times:
7/23/18: 6:30-8:30 pm
7/24/18: 8:45-4:00, 6:45-8:45
7/25/18: 8:45-4:00, 5:15-6:15
7/26/18: 8:45-4:30, 6:45-8:45
7/27/18: 8:45-11:30

Costs:
$70 2 Relicensure credits
No graduate credit available.

          Bullet SWPBIS Advanced Implementation 16/17: Challenging Behavior Training
This session is open only to Bettendorf Elementary PBIS Teams.

This course will cover the basic principles of behavior, functional behavior assessment tools and effective interventions. Registration is restricted to staff from a school with an active PBIS team in the advanced stages of implementation. Each participant will be responsible for conducting a functional behavior assessment in their respective school with a case study student. Each participant will practice at preparation of procedures, data collection, running procedures, graphing data, data analysis and future assessment /interventions. Finally, each participant will be responsible for sharing their case example via a presentation to the group as a learning opportunity.

Instructors: Barb Brunkan, Jill Yates
Session Number: 6832
Dates: 9-14-16, 9-28-16, 11-30-16, 1-11-17, 3-22-17, 5-03-17
Time: 8:30 - 11:30
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Costs:
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 18 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)
$50 for Paraeducator renewal credit
no cost/no credit audit option available

This course is not offered for Drake credit.

          Bullet SWPBIS Advanced Implementation 17/18: Challenging Behavior Training
This session is open only to Bettendorf Elementary PBIS Teams and AEA staff.

This course is an extension of the SW PBIS Advanced Implementation 2016-17: Challenging Behavior Training provided. This course will briefly review the basic principles of behavior and functional behavior assessment tools previously learned. The focus of this class will be to enhance learning of evidenced-based interventions for challenging behaviors. Registration is restricted to staff from a school with an active PBIS team in the advanced stages of implementation and AEA support staff that support Bettendorf Community School District. Each participant will be responsible for attending all classes, selected readings with a reading log, class reflections, and implementation of RTI practice with a case study student. Finally, each participant will also be responsible to present to the group the case study outcomes during the last class in May.

Instructors: Sarah Bergthold, Jill Yates
Dates: 10/12/17, 1/18/18, 3/27/18, 4/5/18, 5/3/18
Time: 8:30 - 11:30
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Costs:
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)
no cost/no credit audit option available

This course is not offered for Drake credit.

          Bullet SWPBIS Advanced Implementation, Technical Assistance and Coaching
This session is open only to Bettendorf Schools staff.

This course is designed for an active school based PBIS team that has completed the course SW PBIS T1, T2, T3 and Advanced.
SW PBIS Advanced implementation, technical assistance and coaching is provided with school based PBIS team.
Sessions will be guided by the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and the PBIS trainers.
The team will implement PBIS Core Features with fidelity and collect formative data and outcome data and engage in a continuous quality improvement process.

          Bullet Systems Thinking, Year 2
This course is open only to AEA staff.

During organizational redesign, there is a need to better understand the various aspects of the organization (different disciplines, departments, focus areas, etc.) and their interrelationships in order to effectively integrate our efforts to support district needs. As people better understand the interdependency of internal systems, they will reduce redundancies and capitalize on team strengths. Systems thinking (including the other four disciplines) provides an opportunity to increase the impact a consulting/support organization has with schools in their effort to ensure student proficiency.

In order to co-own student data with building-level collaborative teams, responsible for analyzing student and teacher data, a learning organization must build internal capacity for systems thinking through a unified approach. This course will support learners in learning how to build, adapt, and maintain structures and processes that support a systems-level change.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Andrea Stewart
Session Number: 6925
Dates: 1/8/16, 2/5/16, 3/11/16, 3/29/16, 4/15/16
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Registration closes 2/11/16.

Costs:
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
no cost/no credit audit option available

          Bullet Trauma Informed Approaches to Classroom Management [A]
In this class you will learn about childhood trauma and how it can affect student learning. You will learn about different tools to help students self-regulate which can create a positive classroom environment. This is a hands-on class where you will explore tools such as yoga, mindfulness, social/emotional games, and trauma releasing activities. You will explore different ways to create a “Take a Break” spot and we will give you classroom time and materials to create your own plan. This class will be taught by Becky Wundram, a classroom teacher and yoga instructor as well as Anne Uphoff, a school counselor and yoga instructor. They will be joined by a guest presenter Eunju Choi, certified TRE Provider (Tension and Trauma Release Exercise).

Registration closes 7/15/18.

Instructors: Becky Wundram, Anne Uphoff
Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf
Dates & Times:
7/30/18 - 8/2/18 @ 8:00-5:00

Costs:
$180 2 Relicensure credits and materials fee
No graduate credit available.

          Bullet Welding Techniques and Assessment

This course is open only to Industrial Tech PLC. You must have the course password to register.

Participants will practice their welding skills in several positions. Participants will create a common assessment of welds.

Instructors: Bruce Baldwin and Brad Colton
Dates: 6/4/18, 6/5/18, 6/6/18
Time: 9:00-3:00
Location: Blong Technology Center, Davenport
Registration closes 6/5/18

Costs:
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
no cost/no credit option
This course is not offered for Drake credit.

          Bullet Yoga for Teachers: How to use yoga and meditation in the classroom [A]

This course is designed to help educators create a classroom atmosphere that fosters peace, inner growth and physical movement through the practice of yoga and meditation. Educators will understand how to use meditation and yoga in the classroom through a series of games, stories and breathing exercises. The teachers will explore the manual “Yoga for Teachers: How to use yoga and meditation in the classroom” and put to practice lessons and activities from the manual. Some of the manual will give detailed lesson plans and other short ideas on how to incorporate yoga and meditation into the regular classroom day.

Instructors: Molly Schreiber, Julie Murphy
Session Number: 7372
Dates: 7/11/18, 7/12/18, +30 hrs. of outside work
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
Registration closes 6/30/18.

Costs:
$230 for 1 Drake credit
$150 for 1 Relicensure credit
This course is not offered for no credit/audit.
Fees include materials:
“Sadie Loves Yoga” by Molly Schreiber
Yoga Deck cards by Challenge to Change, Inc.
Mudra Deck of Cards by Challenge to Change, Inc.
Childs’ Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children be More Focused, Calm and Relaxed by Christopher Willard
Presenter packet
CD: Mindful Mediations for Children by Molly Schreiber

Optional addition fee:
$10 for 15 hours CEUs; please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A CEU certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop.

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Conscious Discipline
The powers and skills of Conscious Discipline provide a framework that equips educators with the tools to integrate their own social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills. The book used in this course is I Love You Rituals (2000) by Becky Bailey. It will be provided by Scott Co.Kids.

Course Syllabus

You must also register with Scott County Kids at:
Scott County Kids Registration

Instructors: Amy Speidel, Ryan Bobst
Contact: Diane Martens - Diane.Martens@scottcountyiowa.com

Session 7519
Dates: 2/10/18, 3/3/18, 4/7/18, 4/21/17
Time: 8:00 - 3:00
Locations: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
3/3/18 session will be held at Adventure Church, 6509 Northwest Blvd., Davenport.

Costs:
$35 1 Relicensure credit
$115 1 Drake Credit

          Bullet Excellence In Teaching Institute 2017
Registration is closed. No late registrations will be taken.Excellence in Teaching Institute is available for teacher relicensure credit through the AEA or Graduate credit through St. Ambrose University.

This year´s program is financially sponsored in part by St. Ambrose University and the Business Education Partnership.

Fees:
Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley school districts employees:
$600 for 3 St. Ambrose University Graduate Credits
$70 for 2 Relicensure Credits through Mississippi Bend AEA

All other district educators:
$750 for 3 St. Ambrose University Graduate Credits
$220 for 2 Relicensure Credits through Mississippi Bend AEA

St. Ambrose will invoice you directly for the tuition fees at the start of the course.

This course is designed to reinforce the value of the free enterprise system by providing experiential opportunities tor educators and fostering issue awareness and skill development in a business setting. This course has been designed to promote local business opportunities, issue workplace skill development in the classroom setting, encourage PBL curriculum development and focus on the importance of soft skills training as part of teaching/learning opportunities.

Course Syllabus

Registration is closed and no late registrations will be taken.

Instructor: Tammy Chelf and various business leaders
Dates, Times:
6/12/17 through 6/16/17 @ 8 am to 3:30 pm
Location: The first day will meet at St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust Street, Ambrose Hall, Room 001, Davenport, IA. Personal Transportation is required to business locations.

Registration for this course will close 6/5/17.

Credit note: Those who have taken Excellence In Teaching in the past for credit can earn credit this year as well. This is a new course. Check with your district about using the course for lane changes if you have taken an Excellence in Teaching course in the past ten years.

          Bullet Excellence In Teaching Institute 2018
Excellence in Teaching Institute is available for teacher relicensure credit through the AEA.

This year´s program is financially sponsored in part by St. Ambrose University and the Business Education Partnership.

Fees:
Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley school districts employees:
$70 for 2 Relicensure Credits through Mississippi Bend AEA

All other district educators:
$220 for 2 Relicensure Credits through Mississippi Bend AEA

This course is designed to reinforce the value of the free enterprise system by providing experiential opportunities for educators and fostering issue awareness and skill development in a business setting. This course has been designed to promote local business opportunities, issue workplace skill development in the classroom setting, encourage PBL curriculum development and focus on the importance of soft skills training as part of teaching/learning opportunities.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Tammy Chelf and various business leaders
Dates, Times:
6/11/18: 8:00-3:30
6/12/18: 8:30-3:30
6/13/18: 8:00-3:00
6/14/18: 8:00-3:30
6/15/18: 8:00-2:00

Location: The first day will meet at MBAEA Bettendorf, 729 21st St. Personal Transportation is required to business locations.

Registration for this course will close 6/1/18.

Credit note: Those who have taken Excellence In Teaching in the past for credit can earn credit this year as well. This is a new course. Check with your district about using the course for lane changes if you have taken an Excellence in Teaching course in the past ten years.

          Bullet Fostering Creativity and Growth Mindset in the Classroom and Beyond

This course is open only to Bellevue CSD staff.

• Participants will learn how to increase student engagement in their classroom, along with utilizing strategies for creating a classroom environment inviting to students and their perspectives.
• Participants will recognize the importance of creativity in both students and in themselves when learning, and therefore create positive learning environments for students which are based on student interests and real/relevant learning opportunities.
• Participants will value the aspect of “creativity” in both their students, and themselves as educators.
• Problem-Based Learning and Growth Mindset principles will be integrated into the course as a familiar connecting concept.
• Participants will develop their own self-analysis of their teaching and how to improve it for the benefit of student learning

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Tom Meyer
Session Number: 7371
Dates & Times: see syllabus
Location: Bellevue Schools

Costs:
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
free for audit/no credit

This course is not offered for Drake graduate credit.

          Bullet Human Relations

The course can be taken at the relicensure credit level if taken from an AEA to meet Iowa licensure requirements of the Board of Educational Examiners.

This course is no longer offered at the Mississippi Bend AEA.

Online learning options for this course include:
Drake University
Green Hills AEA
Scott Community College

          Bullet Multisensory Education Strategies
This session has been cancelled.

Take an adventure for two days as you learn to use multisensory approaches in teaching. Participants will learn more about themselves and about how a group works as they proceed through a set of games and obstacles. Be prepared to expand your instructional techniques. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Coaches, teachers and youth leaders will enjoy this experience.

This course is appropriate for teacher, paraeducator and substitute authorization recertification credit.

Registration closes 6/1/17.

Course Syllabus

Instructors: Beverly Downey and Jennifer Best
Session No.: 7285
Location: Scott Co. Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf
Dates: 6/15/17, 6/16/17
Time: 8 am - 4:00 pm, half hour lunch on your own

Cost:
$100 1 relicensure credit
This course is not offered for Drake credit or audit.

Costs include all supplies and course materials.

          Bullet Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Networking Day
Registration is restricted to Elementary and Secondary Schools who have implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

The annual Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Networking Day will feature a performance by "Bully Theater" as well as a keynote message from the Department of education, and breakout sessions.

          Bullet Play Matters This session is new [A]
Play Matters – According to Stuart Brown M.D., we have lost something in our society and that is the importance of play. Real play increases creativity, as it allows us to take more risks and be bold. Our problem-solving that is needed for today’s world needs play more than ever. This course is designed to investigate the power of play, develop an understanding of how it can benefit our students, and how to effectively utilize play in the classroom to enhance creativity and problem-solving.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Peggy Slattery

Dates: 8/6-7/18
Time: 8:00-5:00

Registration will close on 8/1/18.
Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$85 for 1 Relicensure credit
$85 for audit/no credit option

This course will not be offered for Drake credit.

          Bullet PODD - Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Display
Attendance is required at all sessions for licensure renewal and / or graduate credit. Please let us know if you will be attending the follow-up sessions at Mississippi Bend AEA in Bettendorf, IA or via Polycom. If you will be attending via Polycom, we will need to know the location.

This course will provide teams of teachers, SLP’s and parents basic instruction in receptive language learning. Guided selection of a provided Pragmatic Organization of Dynamic Communication Display book will be made by the team for use during this course for a targeted student. Participants will learn navigate and use the PODD for receptive language learning and will understand the basics of dynamic assessment. Topics in peer instruction and coaching will be covered.

In Addition to meeting times: 08/21/10 - 09/15/10 3 hours in team activities/Building Trial Implementation will be required.

Registration for this course will close on August 18, 2010. Registrations processed after the close date of the course will be charged an additional $25 late registration fee.

          Bullet QTEL Institute – Developing Academic Literacy Practices with Young ELLs (EDMA)
This is a four-day Quality Teaching for English Learners professional development institute for K-3 teachers of ELLs. The institute aims to improve educators’ capacity to provide high-quality literacy and language instruction for young English Language Learners using research-based literacy approaches.

The QTEL Institute on Early Literacy Development focuses on interrelated research-based approaches that unpack critical oral and written language practices that accelerate the literacy and language development of young ELLs:
• Promote extensive oral language development as students learn component reading skills
• Use structured heterogeneous peer-to-peer interactions about text to increase reading achievement
• Develop students’ metalinguistic and semantic understanding of language to increase vocabulary learning and text comprehension
• Engage students in teacher-directed interactive reading of high quality texts to increase literacy development in foundational skills and text comprehension
• Integrate oral and written literacy activities across content areas.

These five approaches form a coherent set of practices that develop the Iowa Reading Progression skills, the Iowa Core ELA reading practices, and language development for ELLs in grades K-3.

Sessions will engage educators in classroom exemplars that provide models of how to integrate the above practices. Teachers will both participate in and analyze these model lessons so that they have a strong understanding of the literacy and language theory that informs them. This deeper understanding provides teachers with tools and process to scaffold the teaching and learning of Iowa Core literacy standards and Iowa Early Literacy benchmarks in classrooms with ELLs. These exemplars will be a combination of QTEL designed lessons and modification of units developed by teachers and consultants working with the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: WestEd Staff
Session Number: 6620
Dates: 2/24/15, 2/25/15, 4/2/15, 4/21/15
Time: 8:30 - 4:00, 1-hour lunch on your own
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$170 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for CEUs; please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course content. A CEU certificate will be provided after the completion of the course.
no cost for Audit/no credit option

          Bullet School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Coaches Training 2017-2018
This course is designed for internal or external coaches in schools with an active School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Teams and currently implementing this multi-tiered system of support.

During sessions the coaches will review the key elements of SW PBIS, discuss the importance of coaching in SW PBIS, review coaching basics and the role of the PBIS Coach, and complete the PBIS Coach Self-Assessment and Action plan.

Coaches will guide any team based training needed.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Jill Yates

All participants must register. Payment for credit is due upon registration.

Costs:
$115 for 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$35 for 1 Relicensure credit
$10 for up to 15 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

          Bullet Shifting to Learners at the Center: Summer Convening
The Center will hold a Summer Convening on June 19, 2018 to explore how we might re-imagine education through student and educator breakout sessions. The Center is a coalition from across Iowa that facilitates networks of educators and community-based stakeholders who have a passion for meeting students where they are to co-create rigorous, authentic learning experiences.

The Center Summer Convening will have up to 60 breakout sessions that will allow us to learn from each other, including workshops to design an implementation plan.

To make this Summer Convening meaningful for all attendees, educational practitioners will share their knowledge and experiences through hands-on breakout sessions that model philosophies and practices from personalized learning, CBE, standards-based assessment and reporting (SBAR), blended, STEAM, work-based learning, community partnerships, and project-/problem-based learning (PBL), including the following strands:

• Time is Variable: Students advance upon demonstrated proficiency
• Deeper Learning: Students’ demonstration of competencies requires transfer of knowledge across content areas and/or beyond the classroom.
• Authentic Assessment: Students engage in assessment as a meaningful and positive learning experience.
• Just-in-Time-Supports: Students receive rapid, personalized support based on individual learning needs.
• Anytime/Anywhere Learning (for adults and students): Students’ learning is validated regardless of when, where or how they acquire and/or demonstrate the learning.

To earn License Renewal Credit:
Attend the Summer Convening and complete one or more micro-credentials (along with a learning log) selected from Bloomboard or another instructor-approved site. Following the Convening, those seeking credit will complete at least one micro-credential learning opportunity for the second half of the credit. Visit Bloomboard for examples.
Participants can receive any support they might need in completing the micro-credential from the instructor and/or a teacher leader in their district. Choose to attend one or more optional face-to-face sessions for support as well; teacher leaders/administrators are encouraged to attend. These dates will be announced later based on need. More information and examples will given at the Summer Convening.

Contact: Andrea Stewart, Mississippi Bend AEA
Date of the Summer Convening: 6/19/18
Location: Van Meter Schools, Van Meter, IA
Time: 8:00-3:30
Lunch is provided.

Registration closes 6/1/18 for The Summer Convening.

Cost:
$50 Registraion fee
Optional: $35 for 1 relicensure credit
This course is not offered for Drake credit.

Visit The Center for more information.

          Bullet Teaching Students of Poverty [A]
The make-up of our classrooms is changing rapidly and our teaching isn’t changing as quickly. This class will offer support and practical application for working with students of poverty. It will also challenge our mindset to work with such students and families and become a richer student. This class will offer research based strategies to implement into your classroom to develop highly effective ways to embrace socioeconomic changes.

The book needed for the course is available at Amazon.com. We recommend not purchasing the book until you receive confirmation that the course is not cancelled and will be held.
Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Mindsets for Change) by Eric Jensen

You will need access to the following handout for the course: Poverty and Education: Finding the Way Forward

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Stephanie Lindmark

Session 7520 - blended learning option

Date: 7/9/18 plus 8 hours of online work Time: 8:00-4:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Registration closes 6/28/18.

Costs:
$85 1 Relicensure credit

          Bullet Understanding Student Engagement: Building a Community of Learners
This session has been cancelled.

Participants will:
• Construct an understanding of student engagement from its components
• Become familiar with the research and evidence base for student engagement
• Reflect on the current state of student engagement in their classroom
• Learn how student choice, student voice and feedback strategies support student engagement
• Develop a 100 Day Student Engagement Action Plan to communicate, implement and monitor student engagement strategies in their classroom
• Understand how a focus on student engagement in the classroom supports the Iowa Core, MTSS, and the Iowa Teaching Standards.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Sally Rigeman, PhD
Session 6590
Dates & Times:
5/1/15, 5/13/15 @ 4:30 - 8:30 pm
5/2/15 @ 8:00-4:00 pm
Registration closes 4/19/15.

Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$180 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$110 for 1 Relicensure credit
$60 for audit/no credit option

          Bullet Using the iPad to Overcome Dyslexia: The best apps and downloads to accommodate dyslexic students
This session has been cancelled.

This online course is specifically designed to give teachers a wealth of iPad resources to use with students who have diverse reading and writing needs.

This class is divided into 3 modules. Module 1 thoroughly describes dyslexia and how it effects one´s ability to read and write. Modules 2 and 3 explore some of the most practical, accessible and helpful apps for students with dyslexia to "level the playing field" in the classroom.

This is a perfect class for educators and parents to add to their "toolbox" of resources to meet the needs of their most diverse learners.

This is an online course. The instructor will closely monitor student participation through log on time, the posting of assignments, and responding to teacher and student postings. Students can access the on-line class 24 hours per day from their computer. This will be a self paced class.

Book needed for the course is available at Amazon.com. We recommend not purchasing the book until you receive confirmation that the course is not cancelled and will be held.
Dyslexia and the iPad by James and Linda Nuttall


Course Syllabus

A face-to-face meeting on 2/16/16 will be held to discuss online coursework. Please bring your laptop if possible. If you have taken an online course before, this session is optional.

Registration closes 2/8/16.

Instructor: Melissa Ogden and Frank Ogden
Session: 6609
Face to face meeting: 2/16/16 @ 4:30 - 5:30 pm
held at the Mississippi Bend AEA
Online work: 2/16/16 - 4/12/16, self paced online course.

Cost:
$510 for 3 Drake credits
$300 for 3 relicensure credits
$150 for 3 relicensure credits for paraeducators only
$150 for Audit/no credit
Does not include cost of book.

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.

This course will meet the 3-credit requirement to renew a paraeducator certificate. An official transcript will be mailed to participants upon request. This transcript needs to be sent with the certificate renewal application.

          Bullet What Really Motivates Us?
In the words of the author and authority on motivation, Daniel Pink, “Our motivations are amazingly interesting, and not as predictable as we would think.” Through investigation of the studies and strategies that Pink has uncovered, this course is designed to develop greater understanding of what motivates us and how to utilize this in the classroom.

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Peggy Slattery
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Dates: 2/24/18, 3/10/18
Time: 8:00 - 5:00
Registration closes 2/20/18.

Cost:
$85 for 1 relicensure credit


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