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          Bullet Adult Learning Theory for Teacher Leaders workshop
This workshop is open only to districts that have received a TLC Grant.

Participants will investigate Malcolm Knowles´ Adult Learning Theory with emphasis on design and delivery of professional learning, facilitation of group processes and development of necessary structures for professional learning environments to be effective, and cultivation of skills associated with effective dialogue with colleagues.

Instructor: Lisa Hawker
Session Number: 6988
Dates & Times:
9/28/16 @ 8:30 - 3:30
plus 3 additional follow-up sessions, dates TBD by district
Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
Registration closes 9/18/16.

Cost:
$10 materials fee

          Bullet Aided Language Stimulation & Partner Skills

This workshop is for the staff of Children’s Villages in the Davenport CSD only. The focus of the workshop will be a discussion of the importance of aided language stimulation and the 5 Partner Skills required for a communicatively engineered environment.

Participants will:
• Understand the function of aided language stimulation.
• Understand and participate in guided practice of the 5 Partner Skills.
• Plan for integration of ALS boards in their classrooms.

Registration closes 4/27/16.

Instructor: Teresa Wyant
Session No.: 6929
Dates: 2/10/16, 4/27/16
Time: 3:00-5:00
Location: Children´s Village, Davenport

This is a no cost/no credit workshop.

          Bullet Alternate Assessment Training workshop
Training will include new alternate assessment procedures for the 2015-2016 school year. At the conclusion of the workshop, teachers will complete and pass the required state modules allowing them to administer the alternate assessment to their students.

Three repeat sessions will be offered in different locations.

Instructors: Bethany Bair, Jessica Drake, Teresa O’Neill, Stephanie Weiner

Session Number: 6763
Date: 9/2/15
Time: 8:30-3:30
Location: MBAEA, Clinton office

Session Number: 6764
Date: 9/10/15
Time: 8:30-3:30
Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf office

Session Number: 6765
Date: 9/15/15
Time: 8:30-3:30
Location: MBAEA, Muscatine office

The half-day option is no longer available; instructors feel recent updates from the DE in mid-August need to be covered in a full day workshop.

Cost:
$10 - 6 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.
no cost/Audit/no credit option

          Bullet Authentic Performance Tasks Implementation Training workshop

Registration is now closed.

Utilizing the Leadership and Learning Center’s unique practice of Authentic Performance Tasks provides the consistent tools aligned to specific standards that make Units of Study in all subject areas. Authentic Performance Tasks allows us to:
• Engage all learners
• Tie to 21st century goals, expectations, and skills
• Ensure effective differentiation by the teacher
• Clarify and build on student’s conceptual understanding of essential concepts and skills

The Center will provide specific support in creating Authentic Performance Tasks using a rigorous process to help educators focus on the effective design, creation, and use of performance assessments to motivate students, increase achievement, and save teacher time.

If you are participating in the course Rigorous Curriculum Design: Design and Revisions of ELA Iowa Core Units, please register for the workshop with the fee of $10. (Participation in the RCD course is by invitation only.)

If you will only be participating in this two-day workshop, the fee is $65.

Instructors: Kara Vandas, The Leadership and Learning Center
Session: 6243
Dates: 5/19/14, 5/20/14
Registration is now closed.
Time: 8:30-3:30; 1 hour lunch on your own
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$65 for workshop only
$10 for those participating in the 14/15 RCD course

          Bullet Data Teams Refresher workshop
Data Teams who would like to refresh their skills in the Five-Step Process as designed by the Leadership and Learning Center and Dr. Doug Reeves. Individual teams will have the opportunity to share challenges they are experiencing and receive coaching in next steps in the process.

Registration for this workshop will close on 4/16/12.

Instructors: Ken Krumwiede, Terri Hansen-Blair, and Steve Fuglsang
Session: 5336
Date: 4/23/12
Time: - 9 am - 3 pm
Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

This is a no cost/no credit workshop.

          Bullet Die Cut Workshop

Die cuts are so much more than just bulletin board items. In these workshops participants will discover hands-on engaging activities, powerful visuals that reinforce learning objectives, and proven sensory learning methods for better retention. We will discuss the many uses and subject areas that dies can be used for. Come and share your ideas!

Stop by the Media Center, 7:30-4:30, to learn more about our die cuts, lamination abilities, and other library services.

          Bullet ELA Standards: The Basics

Participants will examine the Iowa Core English Language Arts Standards by learning the history, development, format and structure of them. Participants will dig into the vocabulary and intent of the standards. They will unwrap standards and develop learning targets for selected standards. They will begin to explore the connection of standards to the classroom. There is a fee for materials. Attendance at both sessions is required.

Goals:
1. Participants will examine the Iowa Core ELA standards’ history, development, format, structure and key shifts.
2. Participants will learn how to unwrap standards and develop learning targets.
3. Participants will dig into the vocabulary and intent of the standards.

Session No.: 6213
Dates: 3/11/15 and 3/12/15
(This session is a repeat of the June, 2014 session.)
Registration for this workshop will close 3/1/15.
The date has changed from 2/26/15 & 2/27/15.
Time: 8:00 - 3:00
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Costs:
$10 materials fee.
This is a no credit workshop.

          Bullet Expanding Expression Tool (EET): A Multi-Sensory Approach to Vocabulary Instruction
This workshop is open only to MBAEA SLP staff.

SLP-EET - The Expanding Expression Tool (EET): A Multi-Sensory Approach to Vocabulary Instruction. A professional development plan conducted by AEA9 SLPs intent on learning more about best practice vocabulary instruction and a using a multi-sensory approach to vocabulary/writing instruction both in individual sessions and through coaching teachers in the classroom.    

Instructor: Jennifer Hawley
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

Dates & Times vary by groups.
Registration closes on 12/12/16.

Costs:
$10 for up to 47.5 hours of CEUs (29 in fall, 18.5 in spring); 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 signed attendance logs.

          Bullet FAST Training and Professional Development Webinar

This series of webinars is for internal coaches, data coaches, content specialists, and instructor leaders.

Topics covered will include:

  • purpose of the assessments and how they can be used for RTI/MTSS/MTPS
  • an introduction to reporting and aReading and aMath
  • administration and scoring of CBMMath and earlyMath, SAEBRS Behavior screening
  • time for Q&A and Action Planning

    If you have a laptop, please bring it, otherwise Chromebooks will be available for checkout.

    Instructors: Lisa Langell/FAST, Terri Hansen-Blair/MBAEA
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Session: 6398
    Date: 7/25/14
    Time: 9:00 - 3:00

    Registration closes for this workshop on 7/18/14.

    This is a no cost/no credit workshop.

  •           Bullet Flipped Media Essentials
    This workshop has been cancelled.

    Introductory Instruction in the Tools of the Flipped Classroom

    What you will learn:
    • How to publish your first video in the first twenty minutes using free Apps and Eduvision provided to you by MBAEA.
    • How to capture and post video in three clicks: (Start, Stop and Publish)
    • How to share your video publicly or privately and to any device

    What will I be able to do?
    • Capture desktop content with your voice and optional video for students to learn from
    • Create tutorials and help support your students to create video that demonstrates their knowledge and understanding of learning objectives. All video can be reviewed and approved before it’s published
    • Support others in your building or district to show others how easy and powerful this resource is to use. For example, your Superintendent could use this application to create public relations announcements, emergency weather alerts, school opening delays and much more

    What should I bring?
    • Please bring a Mac or a PC to download and run your Relay Recorder
    • Please also bring your mobile device, iPhone, IPad or Android device. If you do not bring a PC or Mac, you will not be able to use the most powerful tool introduced in the training
    • Please bring a PowerPoint or Keynote deck with your favorite lesson plans. We will be giving you time to create usable assets

    What location and time?
    • The training will be led by Clayton Bosquez who has done similar training throughout the state of Iowa and US and will be done at the Mississippi Bend AEA in the Clinton Room
    • The class will start at 8:30 AM and wrap at noon.

    Optional Live Streaming
    Did you know you can live stream using the MBAEA Eduvision portal? It’s also easy!

    What can I do with live streaming?
    • Concerts, Plays, Board Meetings or Athletic events… anything you can imagine
    • Deliver Professional Staff Development with password protected video

    Sign up now! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn how to use the power of video to build student engagement and enhance learning outcomes!

    Instructor: Clayton Bosquez
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Session: 6891
    Date: 2/16/16
    Time: 8:30-Noon

    This is a free, no-credit workshop.

              Bullet FOSS Next Gen Physical Science workshop - Energy

    Energy

    This professional learning is designed to provide the background needed to effectively implement the elementary science curriculum unit. The day will focus on the key concepts in the unit, connections to the newly adopted Iowa Science Standards, science-centered language development, the use of formative and summative assessments in the classroom, outdoor science instruction, and how students make sense of science. It will also provide experience with the investigations in the unit. Practical teacher tips will be offered by experienced teacher facilitators to help with the management of materials-based science instruction. It is expected that all teachers participate in the professional learning prior to teaching the unit.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

    Date: 2/16/17 (date changed from 2/8/17)
    Time:
    am only - 8:30 - 11:30 (refresher); all day - 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 2/12/17.

    Costs:
    includes all materials
    $40 Audit - this is a no-credit workshop

              Bullet FOSS Next Gen Physical Science workshop - Materials and Motion

    Materials and Motion

    This professional learning is designed to provide the background needed to effectively implement the elementary science curriculum unit. The day will focus on the key concepts in the unit, connections to the newly adopted Iowa Science Standards, science-centered language development, the use of formative and summative assessments in the classroom, outdoor science instruction, and how students make sense of science. It will also provide experience with the investigations in the unit. Practical teacher tips will be offered by experienced teacher facilitators to help with the management of materials-based science instruction. It is expected that all teachers participate in the professional learning prior to teaching the unit.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Date: 2/6/17
    Time:
    am only - 8:30 - 11:30 (refresher); all day - 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 1/27/17.

    Costs:
    includes all materials
    $40 Audit - this is a no-credit workshop

              Bullet FOSS Next Gen Physical Science workshop - Mixtures and Solutions

    Mixtures and Solutions

    This professional learning is designed to provide the background needed to effectively implement the elementary science curriculum unit. The day will focus on the key concepts in the unit, connections to the newly adopted Iowa Science Standards, science-centered language development, the use of formative and summative assessments in the classroom, outdoor science instruction, and how students make sense of science. It will also provide experience with the investigations in the unit. Practical teacher tips will be offered by experienced teacher facilitators to help with the management of materials-based science instruction. It is expected that all teachers participate in the professional learning prior to teaching the unit.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Date: 11/1/16 (date changed from 11/9/16)
    Time:
    am only - 8:30 - 11:30 (refresher); all day - 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 10/27/16.

    Costs:
    includes all materials
    $40 Audit - this is a no-credit workshop

              Bullet FOSS Next Gen Physical Science workshop - Motion and Matter

    Motion and Matter

    This professional learning is designed to provide the background needed to effectively implement the elementary science curriculum unit. The day will focus on the key concepts in the unit, connections to the newly adopted Iowa Science Standards, science-centered language development, the use of formative and summative assessments in the classroom, outdoor science instruction, and how students make sense of science. It will also provide experience with the investigations in the unit. Practical teacher tips will be offered by experienced teacher facilitators to help with the management of materials-based science instruction. It is expected that all teachers participate in the professional learning prior to teaching the unit.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Date: 2/13/17
    Time:
    am only - 8:30 - 11:30 (refresher); all day - 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 2/5/17.

    Costs:
    includes all materials
    $40 Audit - this is a no-credit workshop

              Bullet FOSS Next Gen Physical Science workshop - Solids and Liquids

    Solids and Liquids

    This professional learning is designed to provide the background needed to effectively implement the elementary science curriculum unit. The day will focus on the key concepts in the unit, connections to the newly adopted Iowa Science Standards, science-centered language development, the use of formative and summative assessments in the classroom, outdoor science instruction, and how students make sense of science. It will also provide experience with the investigations in the unit. Practical teacher tips will be offered by experienced teacher facilitators to help with the management of materials-based science instruction. It is expected that all teachers participate in the professional learning prior to teaching the unit.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Date: 2/23/17 (date changed from 2/15/17)
    Time:
    am only - 8:30 - 11:30 (refresher); all day - 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 2/20/17.

    Costs:
    includes all materials
    $40 Audit - this is a no-credit workshop

              Bullet FOSS Next Gen Physical Science workshop - Sound and Light

    Sound and Light

    This professional learning is designed to provide the background needed to effectively implement the elementary science curriculum unit. The day will focus on the key concepts in the unit, connections to the newly adopted Iowa Science Standards, science-centered language development, the use of formative and summative assessments in the classroom, outdoor science instruction, and how students make sense of science. It will also provide experience with the investigations in the unit. Practical teacher tips will be offered by experienced teacher facilitators to help with the management of materials-based science instruction. It is expected that all teachers participate in the professional learning prior to teaching the unit.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Date: 1/26/17 (date changed from 2/1/17)
    Time:
    am only - 8:30 - 11:30 (refresher); all day - 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 1/20/17.

    Costs:
    includes all materials
    $40 Audit - this is a no-credit workshop

              Bullet Framework for Effective Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities - Year 2: Literacy

    This workshop is open only to educators in the following districts: Northeast, Maquoketa, Camanche, Bettendorf, West Liberty, Columbus, Wilton, Louisa-Muscatine, Davenport.

    The Iowa Department of Education and the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency are providing several training sessions this year to provide a framework for effective instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities. These sessions are for those who completed the course Framework for Effective Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities held the past 3 school years.

    These classrooms are typically labeled Level III classrooms in buildings and/or districts. This professional development will focus on specially designed instruction for students who participate in the “Iowa Alternate Assessment.” Participants will re-examine a framework for effective instruction that include principles of “Universal Design for Learning,” a Five-Step Process that merges the curriculum components of content, instruction, and assessment, Characteristics of Effective Instruction and Quality Indicators. Teachers will also focus on the literacy quality indicators of receptive and expressive communication, specially designed instruction, assessment and IEP goals.

    Course Syllabus

    Registration for this course will close 9/13/12.

    Instructor: Emily Thatcher, Iowa Department of Education
    Session Number: 5505
    Dates:
    9/6/13, 4/17/14 @ MBAEA/Bettendorf
    (2/20 date changed to 4/17/14)
    Time: 8:30AM-3:30 PM

    Costs
    This is a workshop and relicensure credit is not available.
    11 hours of Continuing Education Units $10.00

              Bullet Functional Behavior Assessments & Behavior Plans for Making Data Driven Decisions to Change Behavior
    This class will provide skills for writing behavior plans based on functional assessments. This class will assist those working with students in inclusion or special education settings where the behavior of the child is impeding their learning or that of others.

    Registration for this workshop will close on April 21, 2009.

              Bullet Imagine Learning Workshop

    All districts are welcome. Districts using Imagine Learning should bring a Title III Designee plus a teacher.

    Date: 1/17/18
    9:30 to 11:30:
    New users or refresher training:
    Please join us for a deeper dive into Imagine Learning and learn about using Imagine Learning in a blended environment. We will take a look at your data and go through it together, we will collaborate and share best practices, and we will show all the resources built into Imagine Learning for teachers to use outside of Imagine Learning.

    12:30-2:30:
    Returning or experienced users
    Please join us for a deeper dive into Imagine Learning and learn about using Imagine Learning in a blended environment. We will take a look at your data and go through it together, we will collaborate and share best practices, and we will show all the resources built into Imagine Learning for teachers to use outside of Imagine Learning.
    Joyce McArthur-Johnson of Imagine Learning will present.

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Iowa Core ELA Leadership workshop

    Participants in this three half-day workshop will receive a brief orientation to the Iowa Core English Language Arts Standards. They will deepen their understanding of the work of teachers and building/district leaders in implementing the Iowa Core ELA standards. This workshop is designed to clarify administrators’ roles as they lead this work and support teachers in their districts/buildings.

    Goals:
    1. Participants will gain an understanding of the history, development, structure and format of the Iowa Core ELA standards.
    2. Participants will gain an understanding of how teachers implement standards-based lessons in a standards-based classroom.
    3. Participants will deepen their understanding of their role as building/district administrators in leading and supporting this work

    Registration for this workshop will close 6/1/14.

    Instructor: Kathleen Learn
    Session No.: 6216
    Dates: 6/13/14, 10/7/14, 1/21/15
    Time: 8:00 - 11:00
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Costs:
    This is a no cost/no credit workshop.

              Bullet Iowa Core Implementation Plan Work Session

    This session will serve as a work session with two purposes:

    1. July 1, 2012: K-8 Iowa Core Implementation Plans are due!
    K-8 Iowa Core Leadership Teams that need to complete their Implementation Plans: you will be able to access Iowa Core Consultants to guide you through the process, answer questions, and assist you in completing your Iowa Core Implementation Plan

    2. July 1, 2012: 9-12 Full Implementation of the Iowa Core
    9-12 and/or K-12 Iowa Core Leadership Teams will have the opportunity to bring your district Leadership Team together to work on updating your plan, reflecting on where you’ve been, readjusting priorities, and determining professional development for the upcoming year.

    Instructors: Nicole Peterson, Ann Craig, Terri Hansen-Blair

    Session: 5361
    Date: 4/16/12
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Maquoketa Hurstville Center
    Registration closes: 4/12/12

    Session: 5362
    This session has been cancelled.
    Date: 5/9/12
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Muscatine AEA Office
    Registration closes: 5/7/12

    Session: 5363
    Date: 5/14/12
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes: 5/10/12

    This is free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Open Up Math Resource Professional Development

    During the one-day professional development session teachers, grades 6 - 8, will gain an overall understanding of the curriculum, assessments, and structure of the math program. Teachers will explore the 5 Practices teaching framework; how it is used in the curriculum to support teacher planning; and how it used to support student understanding and discourse.

    Instructor: Illustrative Mathematics representative
    Contact: Marty Beck, Bettendorf CSD
    Date: 8/14/17
    Time: 8:00-4:00
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes on 8/6/17.

    Costs:
    $200 registration fee

    This is a no-credit workshop.

              Bullet PLA - Introduction to Data Teams

    The goal of this workshop is to introduce the data team process to new members of an existing data team or to new teams so they may use it to assess the progress on their journey.

    The Leadership and Learn Center Model will be used. It is intended to give an introductory understanding and awareness to this collaborative process. Further in-service, support, and coaching may be received at the building level by AEA staff that are trainers in this model.

    Course Objectives:
    • Participants will be able to define the basic functions of a data team and provide examples of how they may be used in their specific environment
    • Participants will be able to identify the 5 steps in the data team process
    • Participants will understand and experience the data team process

    Four repeat sessions will be offered; participants/teams need to sign up for only one workshop.

    Instructors: Steve Fuglsang and Ken Krumwiede
    Time: 8 am - Noon

    Session 5075 - This session has been cancelled.
    Date: 8/2/11
    Bettendorf AEA

    Session 5076 - This session has been cancelled.
    Date: 9/8/11
    Clinton AEA

    Session 5077
    Date: 9/15/11
    Maquoketa Admin Center

    Session 5078
    Date: 9/22/11 - This session has been cancelled.
    Muscatine AEA

    This is a free workshop; no relicensure credit is given.
    CEU credit (not for teacher relicensure) is available for $10.

              Bullet Reducing Prompt Dependency
    This workshop is open only to Muscatine CSD staff and AEA staff serving MCSD schools.

    This workshop will focus on reducing prompt dependency for students. Identification of target behaviors and natural indicators for target behaviors and the reduction of unnatural indicators (prompts) provides the basis for improving student independence. Participants will identify behaviors that contribute to student prompt dependency, identify skills that can be targeted for independence and identify the sequences of events that naturally occurs around the targeted behavior. Staff is encouraged to attend as teams.

    Instructors: Cindy Cavanagh and Teresa Wyant
    Dates/Times: 3/1/17, 3/30/17 @ 3:30-5:00
    Location: MCSD Admin Center
    Registration closes 2/28/17.

    This is a free/no credit workshop.

              Bullet School Wide PBIS Integration Workshop
    This workshop is open only to Davenport/McKinley Elem. School staff.

    This workshop will introduce the framework of interconnecting School Mental Health with School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Participant will also be working with the Iowa Department of Education’s IS3 Toolkit: Improving Adult-Student Relationships and their own school’s climate and culture data.

    Instructors: Sarah Harris, Davenport Schools; Barb Brunkan, Jill Yates, MBAEA

    Date: 9/29/16
    Time: 8:30-3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Costs:
    This is a free/no credit workshop.
    $10 for up to 6 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.

              Bullet Science Notebooks for Grades K-5

    During this first in a series of four Science teacher workshops, teachers will:
    • Understand the role and importance of science notebooks
    • Develop a plan for utilizing science notebooks
    • Identify writing strategies useful for science instruction.

    Registration for this workshop will close on 9/23/11.

    Other workshops include:
    Understanding the Science Core, 1/13/12
    Assessing the Science Core, 3/27/12
    Science Technology for Grades 6-12, 4/12/12

    Instructor: Eldon Bird
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
    Date: 10/6/11
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30 pm

    This is a workshop and not for teacher or paraeducator relicensure credit.

              Bullet Science Technology for Grades 6-12 Workshop

    Due to changes at the national and state levels with the “Framework of K-12 Science Education” and the “Next Generation Science Standards,” this science workshop series has been cancelled.

    During this fourth in a series of four Science teacher workshops, teachers will:
    • Understand the role and importance of science technology
    • Develop a plan for utilizing science technology
    • Identify strategies and tools useful for science technology integration

    Registration for this workshop will close on 3/30/12.

    Other workshops include:
    Science Notebooks for K-5, 10/6/11
    Understanding the Science Core, 1/13/12
    Assessing the Science Core, 3/27/12

    Instructor: Eldon Bird
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
    Date: 4/12/12
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30 pm

    This is a workshop and not for teacher or paraeducator relicensure credit.

              Bullet SLP Structured Teaching
    This workshop is open only to MBAEA SLP staff.

    SLP Structured Teaching: A professional development plan conducted by AEA9 SLPs intent on learning more about evidenced-based structured teaching strategy based on the characteristics of individuals with autism. This strategy will be used in individual speech sessions and coaching special education teachers and general education teachers 

    Instructor: Jennifer Hawley
    Contact: Kristin Morales
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Dates & Times vary by groups.
    Registration closes on 12/12/16.

    Attendance Log link: SLP PD attendance log fall 2016 all trainings for CEUs to be completed by 1/5/17 for fall certificates

    Costs:
    $10 for up to 51 hours of CEUs (30 in fall, 21 in spring) based on the electronic attendance; 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 signed attendance logs.

              Bullet Supporting the Creation of Science Assessments: Administrators and Coaches

    This one-day workshop will help administrators and educators serving in TLC roles to support teachers in creating and/or modifying assessments aligned to Iowa’s new science standards. This session will include an overview of the structure of the standards, processes that can be used to analyze the alignment of science assessments to the standards, resources available to modify assessments, and protocols to analyze student work in order to make instructional changes.

    Administrators and educators in TLC roles are also encouraged to attend “Implementing the new Iowa Science Standards-Year 3” with teachers from their districts to assist in supporting the creation and/or modification of standards-aligned science assessments.
    Implementing the New Iowa Science Standards Year 3 Grades K-5
    Implementing the New Iowa Science Standards Year 3 Grades 6-12

    Optional: You may purchase the NGSS booklet: order a copy when registering or download at: Iowa Science Standards Teachers were also given a chance to order this booklet in the Year 1 and 2 courses.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle

    Two repeat sessions:
    Date: 9/25/17 OR 1/22/18
    Time: 8:30-3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes on 9/4/17 OR 1/14/18.

    Costs:
    $10 materials fee.
    $30 NGSS booklet - optional for print version
    Download at: Iowa Science Standards

              Bullet SWPBIS Tier 1 Comprehensive Workshop
    These workshops are for Davenport Schools only

    This workshop will cover the essential components of Tier 1 of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework for the Davenport Schools. Participants will be given tools to build, customize and implement a multi-tiered system of support addressing the behavioral and social emotional needs of students.

    Instructors: Barb Brunkan, Jill Yates, Sarah Harris

    Three repeat sessions will be offered. Please register for the session for the school in which you work.

    Session Number: 7009
    Adams, Buchanan, Fillmore, Garfield, Hayes, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe (Boys Town specific)
    Date: 6/3/16
    Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

    Session Number: 7006
    Buffalo, Eisenhower, and Children´s Village
    Date: 6/9/16
    Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

    Session Number: 7007
    Blue Grass, Harrison, Truman, and Walcott
    Date: 6/10/16
    Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

    Costs:
    This is a free, no credit workshop. $10 for 6 hrs. CEUs (not for teacher or paraeducator license renewal)

              Bullet Transitioning to Iowa Core Math - Make-Up Session

    This is a make-up session for teachers who were not able to participate in the Transitioning to Iowa Core Math Project during the summer sessions. Do NOT register for this workshop if you are already registered for the Math Project course.

    Participants will become familiar with the Math Practice Standards and the Content Domains. Participants will be expected to attend the Oct 17-18, 2011 and April 10, 2012 sessions and fulfill requirements of the project.

    Instructors: Linda Mannhardt, Heather Cousins, Sandi Campie
    Session: 5070
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Dates: 9/28/11, 9/29/11, 10/17/11, 10/18/11, 4/10/12
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Cost:
    This is free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Understanding ASL Discourse and Applying it to Sign Language Interpreting
    This workshop will address discourse mapping in ASL with two primary goals:
    • to increase interpreter comprehension of ASL texts
    • to improve interpreter understanding of discourse structure in ASL for application to their interpreting work.

    This workshop will include activities such as analyzing chunks of information in ASL, working from ASL into English and from English to ASL. As interpreters become more comfortable with discourse structures in ASL, they will be more confident when rendering interpretations in both English and in ASL.

    Instructor: Dr. Deborah Cates; contact: Judy Gipson

    Session Number: 7291
    Date: 4/8/17
    Time: 9:00-4:00
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes 4/1/17.

    Cost:
    This is a free, no-credit workshop.
    CEUs will be provided by the instructor.

              Bullet Understanding the Science Core Workshop

    Due to changes at the national and state levels with the “Framework of K-12 Science Education” and the “Next Generation Science Standards,” this science workshop series has been cancelled.

    During this second in a series of four Science teacher workshops, teachers will:
    • Improve understanding of the science concepts for their grade
    • Identify key concepts
    • Improve coherence of a topic within a grade or K-12 span
    • Improve ability to identify connections among concepts and skills associated with a topic

    Registration for this workshop will close on 3/30/12.

    Other workshops include:
    Science Notebooks for K-5, 10/6/11
    Assessing the Science Core, 3/27/12
    Science Technology for Grades 6-12, 4/12/12

    Instructor: Eldon Bird
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
    Date: 10/6/11, Wednesday
    Time: pm

    This is a workshop and not for teacher or paraeducator relicensure credit.

              Bullet Using Child Assessment Data to Make Instructional Decisions in the Preschool Classroom

    Data analysis is an important component of intentional teaching. It includes working with information (data) to support the goals and plans for individual children and groups. Before teachers can effectively use these procedures and methods, it is important to see data analysis as part of the process.

    This active one-day session will focus on learning and practicing a collaborative data analysis process to increase child outcomes. The session will include the latest research and developmentally appropriate strategies used by successful teachers, interactive experiences and handouts to engage and deepen understanding and success, and completion of professional improvement plans to document teacher learning over time.

    All participants need to bring:
    • Objectives for Development and Learning book or Vol. 5 of Creative Curriculum for Preschool Foundation
    • Laptop or Tablet to access Teaching Strategies GOLD Online - Be sure to have your power cord as well as your username and password to log in to GOLD
    • Printed copy of the Class Profile for one session of Preschool (AM or PM) from Spring 2015/16 from GOLD
    • Printed copy of the Snapshot Report for 1 session (same session as class profile) of Preschool from Spring 2015/1
    • Weekly Lesson Plan from last 2 weeks of Preschool- Spring 2015/16

    Instructor: Kate Werling, Educational Consultant, Directions Coaching and Consulting
    Contact: Jennifer Jansen, MBAEA
    Session: 6986
    Date/Time: 6/9/16 @ 8:30 to 3:30, one hour lunch on your own
    Location: Isle of Capri, Isle Center Salon B, 800 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf.

    Registration closes 6/1/16.

    This is a no cost/no credit workshop.

              Bullet Visualizing Math: A Practical Workshop for Sign Language Interpreters
    Sign Language Interpreters are faced with a unique challenge: they must render in their second language content in which they may or may not be well-versed. Teachers and other educational professionals receive content-rich training in academic subjects. Interpreters rarely have the opportunity to attend content-rich training with the addition of language-specific instruction in American Sign Language. This workshop will address this gap by providing both content-rich instruction in math and conceptually accurate renderings of mathematics concepts in ASL.

    Instructor: Dr. Deborah Cates; contact: Allison Wilhelm

    Session Number: 6918
    Date: 4/16/16
    Time: 8:00-4:00
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes 4/13/16.

    Cost:
    This is a free, no-credit workshop.
    CEUs will be provided by the instructor.

              Bullet AAC Core Word of the (2) Weeks

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    Speech-Language Pathologists are vital members of the IEP team and need to be knowledgeable and confident using instructional strategies with students and Special Education teachers to increase core vocabulary and access to the core curriculum. Speech Language Pathologists need to be proficient in differentiating instruction for students with complex communication needs.
    We will use Jenna Rayburn’s materials and Carole Zangari’s systematic framework for semantic intervention in AAC which includes:
    1. Introducing the new word(s) using focused aided language stimulation
    2. Teaching the new word(s) with explicit instruction activities
    3. Elaborating on the new word meanings with engaging practice activities
    4. Providing repeated exposure to the new word(s) on an ongoing basis
    5. Checking for understanding and reteaching
    Teaching Core Vocabulary.

    We will utilize the 5 Partner Skills of Communication to coach adult behavior to facilitate increased independence for students with complex communication needs. We will implement evidence-based practice by transitioning from topic specific communication boards to Core boards.

    Up to 49 hours of CEUs may be earned based on completed attendance logs.

    Contact: Sara Green
    Session Number: 7477
    Dates: 8/18/17 - 5/11/18
    Locations: various
    Registration closes 10/15/17.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given fall and spring based on registration and completed attendance logs.

              Bullet AAC Expertise workshop 2015-2016

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    This workshop will provide information, demonstration, hands-on experience and discussion with topics and devices related to AAC. Topics will include AAC data, 5-step process for AAC identification and implementation, device-feature reviews and motor planning for AAC.

    Goal/objective statement:
    • Participants will identify 6 features areas for AAC devices.
    • Participants will demonstrate or describe how motor learning can be used to teach core vocabulary.

    CEUs awarded will be based on completion of the Google Form Attendance log.

    Instructor: various; Cindy Cavanagh, contact
    Session: 6900
    Dates: 8/20/15 - 12/16/15; more dates to be added in 2016
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, or ZOOM webinars

    Cost:
    $10 for up to 20.5 hours of CEUs in fall 2015; more dates to be added for 2016; 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.

              Bullet AAC Expertise workshop 2016-2017

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    The MBAEA AAC Expertise Group workshop provides current information in the area of AAC. Participants may select to attend any meetings and will submit an attendance log for CEUs and/or for Staff Development record of attendance. Three meeting options include:
    • Face to face group meetings at Bettendorf AEA Learning Center with Zoom attendance as an option.
    • Zoom informational sessions
    • Iowa AAC Materials for Parents and Groups Zoom meetings that include will participants from other locations and agencies in Iowa.

    CEUs awarded will be based on completion of the Google Form Attendance log.

    Instructor: various; Cindy Cavanagh, contact
    Session: 7239
    Dates: 9/27/16 - 5/19/17
    Contact Instructor for complete schedule and attendance log.
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, or ZOOM webinars

    Registration closes 12/1/16.

    Cost:
    $10 for up to 21 hours of CEUs in fall 2015; more dates to be added for 2016; please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A CEU certificate will be provided in January 2017 for fall participation and in June 2017 for Spring 2017 participation based on attendance logs.

              Bullet Access Expertise/Resource Group

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA OT/PT staff only.

    This workshop is a survey of topics in access for physical and occupational therapists. Topics will include all technology related to access, implementation and data.

    Objectives will include:
    1. Participants will understand implementation guidelines for AT.
    2. Participants can identify appropriate trial and implementation data.
    3. Participants will identify effective data collection tools.

    Participants will submit an attendance log for CEUs and/or for Staff Development record of attendance.

    OT/PT: Up to 11.5 hours of CEUs may be earned based on completed attendance logs.

    Instructor: Cindy Cavanagh
    OT/PT Session
    Session Number: 7476
    Dates: 9/29/17 - 4/27/18
    Locations: MBAEA Bettendorf or Zoom
    Registration closes 1/16/18.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given fall and spring based on registration and completed attendance logs.

              Bullet Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
    This workshop is for AEA staff only.

    The workshop teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adults, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, and substance use disorders. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adult developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis. Learn about local resources and services. This course is interactive. Participants will receive a Youth MHFA manual.

    Who should attend?
    AEA staff who work with adults 18 years of age or older and anyone who would like to gain knowledge regarding Adult mental health issues.

    Instructor: Dawn Knutson, Scott Co. Kids
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
    Session Number: 7257
    Date/Time: 1/13/17, 8:00-4:00

    This is a free workshop.

              Bullet Algebra 1 in the Middle School
    The acceleration pathway in Appendix A of the CCSS outlines a compacted course structure for acceleration in middle school. Participants will investigate the units of instruction for teaching Algebra 1 to 8th grade students.

    Registration for this course will close on Feb. 4, 2013.

    Instructors: Heather Cousins and Linda Mannhardt
    Session Number: 5717
    Dates: 2/20/13, 9/9/13 (last date changed from 5/14/13)
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Location: MBAEA Conference Center
    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Analyzing ELI FAST and TIER Benchmark Data

    This workshop will extend the conversations which began at C4K’s Early Literacy Implementation trainings held over the summer. All participants will strengthen their understanding of how the use of universal screeners supports the components of a district’s core reading block (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary) by alerting educators, in a timely fashion, to students who are at-risk of falling behind their peers on the reading trajectory. Additionally, time will be provided in each session for districts to use their FAST/TIER data, in conjunction with facilitated conversations, to begin the process of making system/instructional decisions.

    Please Note: Content will be covered in the morning. Districts may choose to stay at the AEA in the afternoon and work/collaborate/plan. AEA consultants will be present in the afternoon to provide assistance as needed.

    Instructors: Cindy Lewis, Mary Beilke
    Session Number: 6462
    Dates: 9/23/2014, 2/3/2015, 5/5/15
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Time: 8:00 - 11:30; collaboration time available in the afternoon

    Session Number: 6537
    Dates: 11/25/14, 2/3/2015, 5/5/15
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Time: 8:00 - 11:30; collaboration time available in the afternoon
    Registration closes 11/23/14.

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Assessment Database Decision Making training

    Registration for this workshop is through Heartland AEA - see links below.

    All districts and nonpublic schools will be invited to attend one-day regional trainings in Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making. This training should be attended by a team from the district or nonpublic school. Recommended team members include the superintendent, curriculum director, elementary principal(s), instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and others who help make decisions about literacy instruction, assessment, and data use. The one-day regional training in Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making will focus on best practices in universal screening and progress monitoring and making use of the data through the Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making Protocol and Facilitation Guide.

    Location: Muscatine Mississippi Bend AEA
    Date/Time: 10/4/16, 9:00 - 4:00
    ADBD training - Muscatine

    Location: Clinton Mississippi Bend AEA
    Date/Time: 10/12/16, 9:00 - 4:00
    ADBD training - Clinton

    Location: Bettendorf Mississippi Bend AEA
    Date/Time: 10/24/16, 9:00 - 4:00
    ADBD training - Bettendorf

    Full training list

              Bullet Autism Strategies with Alyson Beytien
    Three repeat workshops will be presented.

    Participants will gain insightful information from parent and professional, Alyson Beytien, regarding strategies and tips to work with children with ASD both in the home and school.

    Alyson is the Behavioral Specialist at the Mercy Service Club Autism Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She is also a columnist for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly magazine. She has a degree in Early Childhood Special Education, a Masters Degree in Autism from the University of Kansas, and is completing her BCBA requirements

    Instructor: Alyson Beytien; contact Carol Aden, caden@mbaea.org

    Date/Time/Location:
    All sessions meet on 4/10/17
    9:00 - 10:00, Clinton AEA
    11:30-12:30, Bettendorf AEA
    2:00-3:00, Muscatine AEA
    Registration closes 4/8/17.

              Bullet Behavior Intervention Plan Implementation and Procedural Integrity Training
    This workshop is an extension of the Functional Behavior Assessment training provided by the ARCBT for AEA support staff. The goal and objective of this training is improved procedural integrity of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) with specific training and supports for development of effective treatment protocols for challenging behaviors and fidelity of the treatment protocol being implemented. Participants will be trained on operational definitions of the treatment protocol as well as effective methods to monitor and record data on implementation fidelity. Finally, participants will be trained to analyze procedural integrity in relation to student outcomes.

    Instructor: Dr. Sarah Bergthold
    Dates: 1/18/17, 2/15/17, 3/15/17, 4/12/17
    Time: 8:30 - 12:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA

    Registration closes 1/14/16.

    Costs:
    This is a no-cost, no-credit workshop. It is a repeat session of that offered in 2015 and 2016
    CEUs are optional: $10 to receive up to 16 contact hours
    Please select the Workshop (with CEU) credit type to receive CEUs for SLP ASHA, PT, OT, Social Work, etc. for personal submission. Certificate of completion will be given at the end of the workshop.

              Bullet Classroom Management and Teacher Effectiveness workshop
    Educators on average are losing 5-9 hours a week on lower-level discipline challenges. Low-level disruptions are stealing precious instruction time. Academics and discipline go hand in hand. You can be the best content instructor, but without the ability to control the classroom, the best lessons remain undelivered. Participants will learn how to avoid the "debate bait"—how to eliminate warnings and multiple requests.

    Participants will learn how to increase academics, decrease discipline challenges, and empower all educators. Participants will be encouraged and challenged to implement strategies and techniques that will change their classroom and campus climate immediately. Educators have reported an 80 percent and more success rate in reducing discipline issues using these techniques and strategies. It is never too late to improve the classroom quality.

    Instructor: Peggy Slattery
    Session 6950
    4/7/16, 4:00-5:00
    Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes on 4/6/16.

    This is a free/no credit workshop.

    View Classroom Management and Teacher Effectiveness for the course.

              Bullet Cochlear Implants in the School Setting workshop
    Participants will have hands on training with the newest cochlear implant technology. Participants will also be involved with improving instructional strategies and developing auditory skills with those students who have cochlear implants.

    Registration for this workshop will close on August 3, 2014.

    Instructors: Stephanie Childers, Marcy Clausen
    Session Number: 6352
    Date: 8/7/14
    Time: 9 am - noon

    Costs:
    This is a free workshop. $10 for 3 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.
    Please select the Workshop (with CEU) credit type to receive CEUs for SLP ASHA, PT, OT, Nursing, Social Work, etc. for personal submission. Certificate of completion will be given at the end of the workshop.

              Bullet Code Studio workshop

    Fall 2016 session now open!

    Date: 12/14/16 (changed from 9/29/16)
    Time: 8:00 - 4:00, lunch on your own
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Register at: Core.org

    Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Code.org’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. They believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

    Code.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing - at no cost for schools. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. Each lesson may be implemented within a standard 45-50 minute class period. Each course consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate.

    The courses have been designed for students of all ages, but they reinforce math, science, and English education standards for elementary school students.

    Code Studio has three bands of computer science for the elementary school level:
    • Course 1: for early-readers, ages 4-6
    • Course 2: for beginners, ages 6+
    • Course 3: for ages 6+

    For more information you can visit Core.org and UNI.edu

    Instructor: Ben Schafer, Dept. of Computer Science, UNI, schafer@cs.uni.edu
    Date: 12/14/16 (changed from 9/29/16)
    Time: 8:00 - 4:00, lunch on your own
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Register at: Core.org

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Coding With Tynker and Scratch workshop
    In this workshop, participants will learn about coding by walking through two popular coding sites; Tynker and Scratch. Both are accessible by Windows, Macs, and Chromebooks. In our two hours together, you will become familiar with coding, understand the difference between the two sites, and become excited about using Tynker and Scratch with your students! You do not need to bring a computer with you to this workshop, we will be using the AEA lab computers.

    (This workshop is for beginners.)

    Six repeat sessions will be offered.

    Instructor:Robert Reppert

    Location: Clinton AEA
    Session: 6757, 7/27/15, 9-11 am
    Session 6758, 7/28/15, 1-3 pm
    Session 6759, 7/29/15, 9-11 am
    These sessions have been cancelled.

    Location: Bettendorf AEA
    Session: 6760, 8/5/15, 9-11 am
    Session: 6761, 8/6/15, 1-3 pm
    Session: 6762, 8/7/15, 9-11 am
    Registration for the Bettendorf sessions closes 7/29/15.

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Collaborative Teaching Initiative (CTI)
    The Collaborative Teaching Initiative will go deeper into effective planning, instruction, and assessment. Co-teaching pairs will learn to move from coexisting to co-teaching. Buildings will set goals and expectations for co-teaching. Co-teaching pairs and building administrators will learn how to measure if co-teaching is making a positive difference, and how to use data to drive decision making and make improvements. CTI professional development is for co-teaching pairs in grades 4 through 12. Attendees must be in a co-teaching arrangement and attend with the teacher they are co-teaching. A building administrator or designee that oversees co-teaching in the building should plan on attending with their team. On-site support to administrators will be provided to assist in making co-teaching in their building a success.
              Bullet Common Formative Assessments in a Professional Learning Community

    Dr. Jakicic has worked closely with schools and districts that want to use the power of common formative assessments to increase learning for all students. She provides specific, practical strategies for teams who want to make the best use of their limited common planning time to write effective assessments at the rigor of the Common Core State Standards. Teams can use the data from these assessments to effectively provide students with exactly what they need next.

    Dr. Jakicic is the co-author of Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Participants will receive a copy of the book.

    Contact Mike Raso, BCSD, mraso@bettendorf.k12.ia.us for more info.

    Instructor: Dr. Chris Jakicic
    Dates: 6/28/16, 6/29/16
    Time: 8:00-3:30
    Location: Bettendorf High School, 3333-18th Street, Bettendorf

    Registration closes 6/19/16.

    Cost:
    $200 - includes registration fee, book, lunch/snacks for both days
    This is a no-credit workshop.

    If you are a Bettendorf CSD employee, do not register here. Contact Mike Raso at mraso@bettendorf.k12.ia.us for registration information.

              Bullet Conducting Concurrent Operants Assessment as a Continuum of Strategies Utilized During a FBA
    This workshop will provide advanced behavior training on specific FBA strategies for AEA staff already trained on basic principles of ABA by the AEA Challenging Behavior Team. A variety of Preference Assessments will first be reviewed with modeling, coaching, and hands-on practice during the morning. Additionally, the Concurrent Operants Assessment will be taught with modeling and coaching. Participants will be instructed and coached on the basic flow-chart model of the choice assessment and spend time running the assessment with other participants during the second day of training. As a follow-up, an AEA CBT member will be assigned to each participant to practice the skills learned within their current placement with a student for additional coaching, practice, and feedback upon request.

    Instructor: Sarah Bergthold
    Session: 7509
    Dates/Times: 2/23/18, 5/23/18 @ 8:30-4:30
    Location: MBAEA Bettendorf

    Costs:
    This is a free workshop.
    $10 optional CEU fee; up to 15 hours of CEUs

              Bullet Conducting PAs and COAs During an FBA
    This workshop is open only to AEA staff.

    This workshop will provide advanced behavior training on specific FBA strategies for AEA staff already trained on basic principles of ABA by the AEA Challenging Behavior Team. A variety of Preference Assessments will first be trained to participants with modeling, coaching, and hands-on practice during the morning. Additionally, the Concurrent Operants Assessment will be taught with modeling and coaching. Participants will be coached on the basic flow-chart model of the choice assessment and spend time running the assessment with other participants. As a follow-up, an AEA CBT member will be assigned to each participant to practice the skills learned within their current placement with a student for additional coaching, practice, and feedback during the last month of school.

    Instructor: Sarah Bergthold
    4/25/17 @ 8:30 - 3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes 4/23/17.

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

    Courses held after 9/1/18 will be on our new registration site. More info to come!

    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive — what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations. Please wear comfortable clothing.

    Please select the date, time, and location specific to your district in the teal blue box to the right.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL participants must register on this website to plan for materials. No walks ins can be accepted.
    IF YOU ARE PAYING WITH A DISTRICT PURCHASE ORDER, PLEASE ENTER NUMBER WHEN YOU REGISTER.
    DO NOT ENTER "FAKE" PO NUMBERS. THESE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTABLE. Please have the business office send or fax to the staff development dept. prior to the date of training.

    No relicensure credit or CEUs are offered for this training.

    Sessions open to any educator employed by a school served by MBAEA.

    If you have attended an initial training in the past year and need a refresher, register at: CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training

              Bullet CPI Coaching and Refresher workshop

    This is a series of coaching sessions to support staff certified in CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Registration is restricted to select staff of Clinton School District. Instructor will review the models of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and offer technical assistance and coaching in the implementation of skills and strategies taught in the foundational and refresher courses.

    This session is for Clinton CSD only.
    Instructor: Ryan Gonzalez
    Contact: Jill Yates
    Location: Eagle Heights Elem., Clinton
    Dates: 10/19/16, 11/16/16, 4/19/17
    Time: 2:00-3:00

    Registration closes 11/15/16.

    This is a no credit workshop.

              Bullet CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Refresher Course

    Courses held after 9/1/18 will be on our new registration site. More info to come!

    Registration for all sessions will close the day before the workshop.

    This course is for those individuals who need to recertify their Non-crisis Intervention Certificate.

    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive — what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations.

    Instructors: Jennifer Jansen, Jill Yates, Ryan Gonzalez, Sarah Bergthold

    PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE PAYING WITH A DISTRICT PURCHASE ORDER, PLEASE ENTER THAT IN YOUR REGISTRATION. DO NOT ENTER "FAKE" PO NUMBERS. THESE WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTABLE. Please have the business office send or fax to the staff development dept. prior to the date of training.

    No relicensure credit or CEUs are offered for this training.

    Sessions open to any educator employed by a school served by MBAEA.

    If you need the CPI initial training, register at: CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Training

              Bullet CPI: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention in the PBIS School - De-escalation Only

    This course will align principles of CPI with the framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive — what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations. Please wear comfortable clothing.

    This session is for Andrew CSD only.
    Instructors: Sarah Bergthold, Kathy Sivill
    Contact: Jill Yates
    Location: Andrew Elementary School
    Date: 3/29/16
    Time: 8:30-3:30

    This is a no credit workshop.

              Bullet Creating Classrooms That Work for All Children: Implementing the Pyramid Model in Inclusive Setting
    This workshop is open only to Clinton ECSE teachers and community-based preschool partners.

    Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (EC-PBIS) is an approach for addressing a child´s behavior based on humanistic values and research. This approach assists the user to develop an understanding of why the child has challenging behavior and teach the child new skills to replace the challenging behavior. It is a holistic approach that considers all of the factors that impact a child, a family, and the child´s behavior. Ongoing research has found that Positive Behavior Supports, the foundation for EC-PBIS, is a very powerful intervention that is effective with all ages, diverse groups, and people of various cultures and abilities. It is the only comprehensive approach that is evidence-based and addresses challenging behaviors within a variety of natural settings. This workshop will cover the new CSEFEL Inclusion Module and EC-PBIS implementation.

    Participants will:
    • Describe an evidence-based framework for addressing social emotional development and challenging behavior.
    • Identify strategies to address common barriers to evidence based practices.
    • Identify effective leadership strategies including collaborative planning, program-wide planning and professional development.
    • Apply collaborative action planning strategies for improving children’s social emotional and behavioral outcomes.

    Instructors: Kathy Bartling, Jennifer Jansen
    Session No.: 6018
    Dates & Times:
    8/15/13 @ 8:00 - 11:00
    11/13/13 @ 12:30 - 3:30
    2/26/14 @ 8:00 - 11:00
    Location: Clinton Administration Center

    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Dyslexia in the Classroom: Quality Literacy Instruction for ALL Kids in ALL Tiers
    Three repeat sessions of this workshop will be offered.

    In this session, participants will become familiar with the structure of English words. Prior to instruction, phonemic awareness is a critical component in learning to read. After gaining this awareness, students must apply the alphabetic principle as they learn to read and spell. More than 90% of English words come from three language origins - Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek. Letter-sound correspondences (phonics), syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns (the meaningful parts of words such as prefixes and suffixes, Anglo-Saxon base words and Latin and Greek roots) differ depending on the word origin. These factors influence vocabulary, fluency and comprehension instruction. Numerous instructional strategies and activities will be presented.

    Recommended reading for this workshop is:
    Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction, Second Edition 2nd Edition, available at Amazon.com

    Dyslexia: What Every Family Should Know, a workshop for parents and community members, will be held on 10/19/15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Eastern Avenue branch of the Davenport Library. No registration is required.

    Instructor: Dr. Marcia Henry
    Contact: Dr. Cindy Lewis, MBAEA

    Location: Muscatine AEA office
    Session: 6791
    Date: 10/19/15
    Time: 8:30 - 11:00

    Location: Bettendorf AEA office
    Session: 6792
    Date: 10/20/15
    Time: 8:30 - 11:00

    Location: Clinton AEA office
    Session: 6793
    Date: 10/20/15
    Time: 1:00 - 3:30

    Costs:
    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet EC-PBIS Creating Classrooms that Work/Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children
    This workshop is open only to Bettendorf ECSE teachers and community-based preschool partners.

    Early Childhood Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (EC-PBIS) is an approach for addressing a child´s behavior based on humanistic values and research. This approach assists the user to develop an understanding of why the child has challenging behavior and teach the child new skills to replace the challenging behavior. It is a holistic approach that considers all of the factors that impact a child, a family, and the child´s behavior.

    Ongoing research has found that Positive Behavior Supports, the foundation for EC-PBIS, is a very powerful intervention that is effective with all ages, diverse groups, and people of various cultures and abilities. It is the only comprehensive approach that is evidence-based and addresses challenging behaviors within a variety of natural settings. This workshop will cover Prevent – Teach – Reinforce for Young Children and EC-PBIS implementation.

    Goals & Objectives
    Participants will:
    • Describe an evidence-based framework for addressing social emotional development and challenging behavior.
    • Identify strategies to address common barriers to evidence based practices.
    • Identify effective leadership strategies including collaborative planning, program-wide planning and professional development.
    • Apply collaborative action planning strategies for improving children’s social emotional and behavioral outcomes.
    • Increase understanding of a specific EC-PBIS application (PTR).
    • a model specifically for preschool settings for individualized intervention with challenging behavior.
    • Understand detailed steps for designing and modeling positive interventions.

    Instructors: Kathy Bartling, Lorry Wilson
    Session No.: 6108
    Dates: 10/30/13, 1/31/14 (2-4 pm), 4/2/14
    Time: 1:30 - 3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendodrf

    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Effective Literacy Strategies

    The five modules that compose the training include an overview of effective practices and example strategies for teaching grapheme-phoneme correspondences, morphology, vocabulary, and text structure. Each module contains sample lessons and video clips of real Iowa teachers putting these strategies to work in their classrooms.

    8:30-11:30: The morning session will focus on Grapheme Phoneme Mapping and Morphology as well as an introductory module.
    These are the same modules that were presented by Dr. Reed on Sept. 28th.

    12:30-3:30: The afternoon session will also begin with the introductory module and focus on Vocabulary Instruction and Text Structure.

    Three repeat workshops will be offered.

    1/23/18, 8:30-11:30, 12:30-3:30 @ Bettendorf AEA
    1/30/18, 8:30-11:30, 12:30-3:30 @ Bettendorf AEA - location has changed from Muscatine AEA
    2/6/18, 8:30-11:30, 12:30-3:30 @ Clinton AEA

    Select to attend AM and/or PM sessions when registering.

    Registration closes five days prior to the workshop date.

    Costs:
    $5 for materials
    This is a no-credit workshop.

              Bullet Enhancing Skills to Support Students with Challenging Behavior

    Registration for this course is for Mississippi Bend AEA School Social Work staff only.

    The focus of the school social work department’s professional development is to build capacity in supporting students with challenging behavior. This will be done through the study of the Prevent, Teach, Reinforce (PTR), a process for developing effective behavior plans based on functional behavioral assessments. Data teams, collaboration and department meetings will be used to support the implementation of PTR, as well as increasing the knowledge of strategies and interventions that match the function of behavior when working with students with challenging behavior. Additional focus will be on developing our understanding and knowledge of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

    Registration for this course will close 12/15/11.

    Lead Instructors: Mollie Conrad and Loretta Gamble
    Session Number: 5240
    8/26/11 1:00 to 4:00 and 8/29/11, 1:00 to 4:00
    Progress, Discrepancy, and Need in Eligibility and Evaluation for Child Find (5.5)
    8/29/11 8:30 to 11:30 Data Team Training (3)
    9/16/11 1:00 to 2:30 Department application for progress, Discrepancy and Need in Eligibility and Evaluation (1)
    10/14/11 1:00 to 4:00 Prevent, Teach, Reinforce: A tieriary intervention for challenging behavior (FBA.BIP) (2.5)
    11/11/11 1:00 to 3:00 (2) Data team
    12/9/11 1:00 to 3:00 (2) Data Team
    1/13/12 1:00 to 3:00 (2) Data Team
    3/9/12 1:00 to 3:00 (2) Data Team
    4/13/12 1:00 to 3:00 (2) Data Team
    5/11/12 1:00 to 3:00 (2) Data Team
    Data Team meetings will focus on Response to Intervention in Behavior, increasing knowledge of strategies and interventions for behavior plans for students with challenging behavior; progress on use of PTR and instructional coaching of teachers around issues of students with challenging behavior.
    11/18/11 1:00 to 4:00 Department Meeting-EER, RTI and PBIS capacity building (2.5)
    1/20/12 1:00 to 4:00 Department Meeting-EER, RTI and PBIS capacity building (2.5)
    5/18/12 1:00 to 3:00 Content on RTI and EER application to school social work, follow up on Instructional Coaching (2.5)
    31.5 total contact hours if attend all sessions

    Location: MBAEA

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU certificate forms will be given after last course for each session that you attend based on the signed attendance logs.

              Bullet Ethical Conundrum of Interpreting for Clients with Language Delays
    Language Deprivation Syndrome is a relatively new concept in the field of deafness. Research in this field is led by Sanjay Gulati, MD. In this workshop, the concept of language deprivation will be discussed in depth. Topics will include the effects of language deprivation on the cognitive, social and emotional development of deaf individuals. Specific implications for interpreters in the educational setting will be discussed, including a discussion on the ethical issues of interpreter sign creation for academic content and how it impacts student’s long-term outcomes.

    Session: 7545
    Instructor: Dr. Deborah Cates, Iowa School for the Deaf
    Date/Time: 5/12/18 @ 8:00 - 5:00
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Registration closes 5/7/18.

              Bullet Ethics for School Social Workers

    This workshop is open only to AEA staff. It may open up to others if room is available.

    This is a workshop designed to meet the ethics requirement of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional Licensure, Social Work board.  This session will focus on ethical decision making for social workers. The workshop will include practical applications for social workers working in the school setting.

    Goal: Participants will be able to make systematic decisions when confronted with an ethical decision.

    Instructor: Dr. Katie VanBlair
    Date: 6/1/18
    Time: 9 am - 12 pm
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf, Clinton Room

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs for AEA staff

    Please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop.

              Bullet Evaluation of the TLC System: A Community of Practice
    This workshop is limited to the following districts:
    Andrew, Bettendorf, Central Community, Clinton, Davenport, Delwood, Muscatine, North Scott, Northeast, Pleasant Valley, and Wilton.

    Because the five state TLC goals are broad, participating teams will be most successful if they are comprised of administrators (central office and building-level) and teacher leaders, including your TLC Coordinator(s) and other individuals responsible for recruiting and retaining school personnel.

    Evaluation of the TLC System: A Community of Practice
    • Purpose and outcomes for the group
    • Align goals, including output and outcome measures, to
    o Launching Teacher Leadership Phase 1, 2, and 3 as well as to the
    o Teacher Leadership Framework for Learning Supports
    • Determine TLC plan alignment to state goals and local goals
    • Determine output and outcome data for each local goal (short-term and long-term)
    • Create tools for gathering feedback and for disseminating results
    • Develop a process to monitor goals and adjust inputs
    • Develop an awareness of the Differentiated Accountability framework to plan for using the TLC system to support whole-system health

    Instructor: Andrea Stewart
    Session Number: 6864
    Dates/Times:
    10/5/15 and June Date TBD@ 8:30-3:30
    11/16/15, 2/9/16, 3/7/16 1:00 - 4:00
    Location: Bettendorf AEA office
    Registration closes 10/4/15.

    Costs:
    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Everyday Math workshop

    Everyday Math Workshop
    This workshop is appropriate for teachers new to the Everyday Math program, as well as a refresher for experienced teachers.

    Registration for this workshop will be taken by Bill Kearney at William.kearney@mheducation.com or 319-333-8627.

    Date: July 26, 2016
    Two repeat sessions will be offered:
    9:00-11:30 or 12:30-3:00
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Teachers need to bring a device and have their activation codes for EM4 in Connect Ed.

              Bullet Evidenced Based Speech Sound Therapy Practices

    Registration for this course is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    Interactive training sessions to improve the understanding and application of evidence based speech sound evaluation and remediation practices and Child Find practices.
    1. Apply and learn techniques that can be used in SLP discipline specific Child Find Practices.
    2. Gain knowledge/feedback of current research regarding speech sound evaluation and remediation.
    3. Learn the components/processes of: 5 Minute Kids Articulation/Articulation Lab/Moving Across Syllables

    Lead Instructor: Jennifer Hawley
    Session Number: 4750
    Scheduled Dates: 9/10/2010, 9/17/10, 11/19/10, 12/10/10, 1/21/2011, 3/11/11
    Location: MBAEA

              Bullet Fine Arts in Iowa Core
    The Iowa Department of Education is offering to provide professional development for arts educators. A one-day introduction to the Fine Arts alignment to Iowa Core is designed to provide arts education/Iowa Core history, supportive arts research, overview of Iowa Core and time for educators to experience lessons and assessments with the fine arts skills and concepts. This day is designed for arts educators, administrators, and classroom teachers interested in integrating fine arts and universal constructs: critical thinking, complex communication, creativity, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, and productivity and accountability.

    Registration will close June 9, 2013.

    Instructor: Rosanne Malek
    Session Number: 5835
    Date: 6/21/13
    Location: MBAEA
    Time: 8:00 - 4:30 (2-hr lunch break, lunch not provided)
    This is a free, no credit workshop.

    If you are looking for additional courses about Fine Arts and the Iowa Core, visit the AEA Online Learning System for the online course Fine Arts in Iowa Core - Part 2 to be held June 24-29, 2013.

              Bullet Functional Behavior Assessment: Supporting Student Mental Health Needs (FBA) Training
    This training will be an extension of the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Training and will consider functional assessment for private events and mental health needs of students in school settings. Participants will be provided training on the Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (BAPS) Model (Steege & Watson, 2009) in analyzing the complex array of variables that influence and reinforce disruptive behaviors. Participants will practice and apply training content to a case example and share with other participants through “mini presentations” to enhance professional development and receive feedback in a collaborative format.

    Instructor: Dr. Sarah Bergthold

    Session: 6137
    Dates & Times: 1/29/14, 2/26/14, 4/9/14 @ 8:30-12:30
    5/14/14 @ 12:30 - 3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA

    Registration for this workshop closes 1/30/14 at 11 pm.

    Costs:
    $10 to receive up to 16 contact hours
    Please select the Workshop (with CEU) credit type to receive CEUs for SLP ASHA, PT, OT, Nursing, Social Work, etc. for personal submission. Certificate of completion will be given at the end of the workshop.

              Bullet Getting Started with Your Teacher Leadership System
    The target audience is districts that were awarded the TLC grant for the 2014-2015 school year.

    In attendance should include: Administrators (both district and building) and teacher leaders (instructional coaches, mentors, lead teachers, model teachers etc.), as well as teachers not formally designated as teacher leaders. We recommend no more than 10-15 people per district attend (larger districts could replicate the approach in the district to include more members).

    This learning opportunity will focus on the “Phase 1” components of implementing your TLC plan. The day will include opportunities to:
    • Listen and process through lessons learned from current practitioners with experience in teacher leadership systems as a way to further your own implementation of a teacher leadership system.
    • Work through the phase one components in order to develop an action plan for your district.

    Registration for this workshop will close on 6/24/14.

    Instructor: Nicole Peterson
    Session Number: 6384
    Dates: 6/26/14
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Location: MBAEA Conference Center, Muscatine/Scott Rooms
    Lunch is provided.
    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Google Forms for Data Collection – Where have you been all my life?
    This workshop will provide an overview of Google form use for data collection in special education and then step-by-step practice in the development of forms for data collection. We will begin with an overview of Google forms and spreadsheets, review examples of the ways in which data can be collected and displayed in Google form graphs as well as within Google sheets. Follow-up sessions can be scheduled based on participant interests.

    Please bring your own computer.

    You may attend via Zoom by request. Register and reply to the registration confirmation that you would the link.

    Three repeat sessions; but feel free to attend more than one session.

    Instructor: Cindy Cavanagh
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Dates:
    1/26/18, 1:30-3:30
    3/23/18, 11:30-1:30
    4/3/18, 2:00-4:00

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Got IGDIs, Now What?: Making Sense of IGDIs Data
    This workshop will offer administrators of early childhood programs the opportunity to dig into the IGDIs data and make plans to use the data in their preschool programs. Participants will:
    • Understand questions the IGDIs early literacy universal screener may address;
    • Understand current report options available to schools in the Iowa TIER data system for IGDIs 2.0; and
    • Understand first steps to address universal early literacy instruction in preschool classrooms.

    Instructors: Jennifer Jansen, Mary Beilke
    Session Number: 6863
    Dates: 10/13/15, 2/18/16, 5/17/16
    Time: 8:30 - Noon
    Location: Bettendorf AEA office
    Registration is open until 5/16/18.

    Costs:
    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Helping Your Kids Be All They Can Be!

    Helping Your Kids Be All They Can Be!

    Two repeat sessions will be offered.

    Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to raising children that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building vs. flaw-fixing. What your kids do right vs. what they do wrong.

    This uplifting presentation will present some of the key features of this transformative approach to child-raising.

    Topics include:
    • What is strength-based parenting?
    • The effect of positive emotions on the brain
    • How to help your kids develop positive mindsets and grit
    • The deleterious effects of pejorative labeling
    • Strategies of enhancing your children’s self-esteem
    • Innovative self-management strategies for kids
    • Relationship-based limit setting
    • Strategies for managing number one, first (How to respond instead of reacting to your kids)

    Instructor: Charlie Applestein

    4/23/18 @ 6:00-8:30, Bettendorf AEA
    4/24/18 @ 6:00-8:30, Clinton AEA

    To register for the daytime workshop, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, click here.

    To learn more about Charlie Applestein, click here.

    Up to 7.5 hours CEUs available at no cost based on signed attendance log; not for teacher or paraeducator relicensure credit.
    Registrants are responsible for verifying the appropriateness of workshop content from their licensing organization. Certificate of completion will be given upon completion of the workshop/course.

              Bullet Instructional Coaching workshop

    This workshop is based on Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching model. Participants will leave with an increased knowledge and understanding of the Instructional Coaching philosophy, the underlying Partnership Principles, coaching in the context of understanding educational change, and the roles of both the instructional coach and the school leader. As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to utilize their knowledge and skills about instructional coaching to provide an instructional coaching service to their schools.

    Instructors: Becky Jefford, Deb Meyne, Jessica Drake, Kathy Kussatz

    Session Number: 6443
    Dates: 9/8/14, 10/20/14
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Time: 8:30 - 4:00

    This is a free, no credit workshop. CEUs are available for $10. CEUs cannot be used to renew an Iowa teaching license.

              Bullet Instructor Meeting Fall 2016
    We are requesting you attend the MBAEA Staff Development Mandatory Instructor’s meeting:

    Two repeat sessions will be offered:
    Monday, Sept. 26 or
    Thursday, Oct. 6

    Time: 4:00-5:00

    Why: Our course syllabus and registration processes will change in January 2017.

    Where: Bettendorf AEA Learning Center or ZOOM if you are unable to attend in person. Info about ZOOM and the participation link will be sent the day before each meeting.

    The meeting information is imperative for you to learn more about our new registration system, understand writing a rigorous syllabus and rubric, entering grades, attendance criteria and grading criteria.

    If you know of anyone in your district who may be interested in teaching courses, please forward information about this workshop. The AEA is always looking for quality instructors who are willing to share their expertise with others to advance student achievement and teaching quality for teachers and paraeducators.

              Bullet Introduction to Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment
    This course is designed for Early Childhood practitioners to learn about the Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System. Participants will have opportunities to examine the Objectives for Development and Learning and additional materials used in implementing the assessment system. Participants will explore the dedicated online portal which promotes communication with families and educational team members. The assessment system is an easy-to-understand approach to observation, documentation, child portfolio-building, and reporting.

    Additional Information:
    Participants are expected to bring a copy of Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Objectives for Development and Learning. This can be ordered as a separate manual or as part of the 5 volume set of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool.

    Registration for this course will close on 8/2/12.

    Instructor: Jennifer Jansen
    Session Number: 5500
    Date and Time: 8/9/12, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Costs:
    This is a free, no cost/no credit workshop.

              Bullet iPad Training Workshop - Basic
    This course is for MBAEA staff only.The sessions on 4/24 and 4/25 are now full. You may register for the wait list and will be notified the day before via email if there is space for you to attend.

    A new Session has been added on 4/28/14!

    The basic workshop for iPads will include:
    • Upgrading to IOS 7.1
    • Download Zoom
    • buying “free” stuff through the app store
    • upgrading your apps
    • closing down apps in the background to save memory
    • hard reset for troubleshooting
    • voice commands and short cuts

    Please bring your iPad to the workshop if possible.

    Two repeat sessions of this free workshop will be offered. Registration closes 4/14/14.
    Location: Bettendorf AEA office, Room 4
    Instructors: Patti Schluter, Dennis Plyym
    Session 6245
    4/24/14, 10:00-11:00 - FULL

    Session 6246
    4/25/14, 1:00-2:00 - FULL

    New Session!
    Session 6246
    4/28/14, 1:00-2:00

              Bullet K-3 Early Literacy Implementation (ELI) Alternate Assessment Training
    This training will focus on the following topics:
    • Understanding the legal requirements of Iowa Code section 279.68 and 281--Iowa Administrative Code 62, as it applies to students with significant cognitive disabilities
    • Understanding the assessment process and components of the Dynamic Learning Maps Aligned K-3 Literacy Alternate Assessment
    • Understanding how to align and gather evidence of Iowa Core English Language Arts comprehensive literacy instruction through a concurrent model of literacy development.
    • Understanding how to score the scales within the Dynamic Learning Maps Aligned K-3 Literacy Alternate Assessment for reporting out in the State of Iowa´s Early Literacy Alternate Assessment online data system.

    Instructors: Jennifer Hawley and Stephanie Weiner
    Date: 9/19/16
    Time: 8:30-3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Registration closes 9/15/16.

    This is a free, no credit/CEU workshop.

              Bullet Literacy Intervention Program Showcase
    This one-day event will highlight research based intervention programs that have been reviewed by the Iowa Department of Education and by AEA Literacy Specialists.

    Vendors will share information about their programs which include: Pillar of literacy, grade level, alignment, usability, research, implementation, cost and training. The day will consist of break-out sessions.

    Vendors include:

  • Access Code by Foundations in Learning
  • Blueprint for Intervention by 95% Group
  • Corrective Reading by McGraw Hill
  • Early Interventions in Reading (K-2) by McGraw Hill
  • FastForward by Scientific Learning Corporation
  • FLEX Literacy (3-12) by McGraw Hill
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Leveled Literacy Intervention by Heinemann
  • FUNdations K-3 by Wilson Language Training
  • Fusion Reading & Read to Achieve (6-12) by McGraw Hill
  • Imagine Learning
  • iReady by Curriculum Associates
  • Language!Live by Voyager Sopris Learning
  • Lexia Reading Core5 by Lexia Learning Systems
  • myIGDIs Early Literacy Screener by Early Learning Labs
  • Open Court by McGraw Hill
  • PAth to Literacy by University of South Florida
  • Quick Reads by Pearson
  • Reading A-Z by Learning A-Z
  • Reading Horizons by HEC-Reading Horizons
  • Reading Mastery Signature Edition by McGraw Hill
  • Reading Recovery presented by Mississippi Bend AEA
  • REWARDS by Voyager Sopris Learning
  • Six Minute Solution by Voyager Sopris Learning
  • SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing Word Study Curriculum by Learning By Design
  • Step Up to Writing by Voyager Sopris Learning
  • Story Friends by University of South Florida
  • Superkids by Zaner-Bloser
  • Words Their Way by Pearson

    Districts are encouraged to send a team to participate.

    Registration closes 5/17/15.

    Coordinators: Mary Beilke, Cindy Lewis
    Session: 6634
    Date: 5/18/15
    Time: 8:00 - 4:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

    If you will be staying for lunch, it will be provided at no cost; please select Workshop + lunch when you register.

  •           Bullet No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding & Responding to Kids with Emotional/Behavioral Challenges

    No Such Thing as a Bad Kid – Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach

    Two repeat sessions will be offered.

    Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk children, youth, and families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing. It begins with the belief that every young person has or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance academic and social functioning.

    This presentation will highlight many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality. Areas covered include: What is strength-based practice & the power of a positive attitude & culture: the effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain: mindset changing; strength-based communication principles and techniques – including reframing; using solution-focused questions, positive-predicting and inspirational metaphors; self-esteem building & activities for at-risk children and youth; how to help cognitively inflexible kids; the importance of being family-friendly; why, how and when to use incentive plans; the importance of controlling personal emotions (i.e., managing number one first); respectful, relationship-based limit setting; and a host of creative cognitive behavioral strategies.

    Instructor: Charlie Applestein

    4/23/18 @ 8:00-4:30, Bettendorf AEA
    4/24/18 @ 8:00-4:30, Eagle Point Lodge, Clinton

    To register for the evening session, Helping Your Kids Be All They Can Be!, click here.

    To learn more about Charlie Applestein, click here.

    Up to 7.5 hours CEUs available at no cost based on signed attendance log; not for teacher or paraeducator relicensure credit.
    Registrants are responsible for verifying the appropriateness of workshop content from their licensing organization. Certificate of completion will be given upon completion of the workshop/course.

              Bullet Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive—what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations.

              Bullet Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Central Clinton
    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive—what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations.

              Bullet Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Clinton School District Only

    This session is restricted to the Clinton School District only.

    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive—what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations.

    Registration for 09/28/09 Session will close on 09/14/09.

    Registration for 10/28/09 Session will close on 10/14/09.

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

              Bullet Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training - 3 hour Refresher Course
    The August 18 and August 19 sessions are limited to the Clinton school district only.

    If someone in your care became disruptive or assaultive—what would you do?

    It’s difficult to predict exactly how you might respond during a crisis. Yet, as a human service provider, you face challenging behavior and potentially dangerous situations every day. How you respond greatly determines the safety of everyone involved—and profoundly impacts the relationships with those in your care. Are you prepared?

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), not only teaches staff to respond effectively to the warning signs that someone is beginning to lose control, but also addresses how staff can deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations.

    This course is for those individuals who need to recertify their non-crisis Intervention Certificate.

              Bullet Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Training workshop

    This workshop is for North Scott School District only.

    The Olweus Bullying Prevention training provides the knowledge and skills to develop a school based Bullying Prevention Program. The Program goals are to reduce the number of bulling incidents and to prevent the development of future bulling incidents.

    Instructors: Barb Brunkan and Jill Yates
    Date: 10/10/16
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Location: No. Scott High School library

    This is a free, no credit workshop.
    $10 for 7 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.

              Bullet Olweus Bullying Prevention Program - New Staff Training

    The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is an internationally recognized program designed to provide research-based strategies and techniques to reduce incidents of bullying and harassment. This workshop is orient new staff at schools who have an existing Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

    Registration closes the day before the workshop.

    Instructors: Barb Brunken and Jill Yates
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
    Session No.: 7242
    Date: 3/8/17
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30

    Costs:
    This is a free, no credit workshop.
    $10 for 7 hours CEUs; please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop.

              Bullet Online Learning: Enhancing Instruction with AEA PD Online

    This workshop will be rescheduled in the late spring.

    Learn about resources available to you to personalize student and staff learning using AEA PD Online services.

    AEA PD Online offers unique K-12 Online e-Curriculum and self-paced resources to help schools deliver their own self-paced learning to students and staff, as well as facilitate online and blended learning content that can be used in the classroom setting. With the acquisition of 1:1 technology, teachers can personalize learning to meet the demands of their students using high-quality, free content that may include self-paced, facilitated online or blended courses; instructional units; and individual learning objectives.

    Using a Learning Management System, AEA PD Online’s K-12 learning system and AEA PD Online’s Professional Development learning system, educators may choose from more than 300 facilitated courses or develop their own lessons/units of study to add to the online system as well as assigning self-paced learning opportunities to their students.

    Instructor: Denise Krefting, AEAPD Online Instructional

              Bullet Partner Skills in AAC

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    Partner Skills in AAC (Muscatine SLP PD 2017/2018) - This PD involves an overview of partner skills used to support AAC users, classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Strategies and teaching techniques will be extrapolated to create comprehensive training for teachers and paraprofessionals.   
    SLPs will attend monthly PD meetings from August to April and will submit an attendance log for CEUs and/or for Staff Development record of attendance.

    Up to 47 hours of CEUs may be earned based on completed attendance logs.

    Contact: Krista Aird
    Session Number: 7430
    Dates: 8/25/15 - 4/27/18
    Locations: various
    Registration closes 10/15/17.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given fall and spring based on registration and completed attendance logs.

              Bullet Practical Tips for Implementing RtI
    Hear practical tips for how principals have effectively implemented RTI. Developing staff buy-in is critical; examples will be shared of how principals have helped staff members see why RTI is needed with a “call to action” based on school’s data.

    Presenter will share how principals have navigated the important structural decisions to allocate time and resources to Tier II and III groups. Handout will include sample school master schedule and delivery models. Session will focus on how to get a “dipstick” impression of whether an intervention lesson is effective through use of a principal’s Intervention Walkthrough Snapshot Observation form.

    Instructors: Consultants from the 95% Group
    Session Number: 5955
    Date: 10/11/13
    Time: 8:30-3:30, lunch provided
    Location: MBAEA Bettendorf

    Registration closes 9/29/13. Registrations after that date will be taken by calling 563-344-6481 and charged a $25 later fee.

    Costs:
    $86 fee includes all materials and lunch

    To register for additional 95% Group workshops:
    Phonological Awareness: Effective & Engaging Interventions, November 12
    Demystifying Multisyllabic Words & Multiplying Vocabulary Using Manipulatives, December 10
    Integrating CCSS into Your Curriculum, Grades K-1, February 27 morning
    Integrating CCSS into Your Curriuculum, Grades 2-5, February 27 afternoon

              Bullet Professional Learning Communities at Work

    This workshop will address a beginner’s view of the concept of Professional Learning Communities. Clara Sale Davis will spend time on the first day with the research, purpose, and philosophy of professional learning communities.

    Day Two will address PLC processes: creating collaborative teams, establishing team norms, functioning as a collaborative team, determining essential standards, using common assessments, etc.

    Instructor: Clara Sale Davis, Solution Tree
    Session: 6333
    Dates: 6/4/14, 6/5/14
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Cost:
    $125 workshop fee
    Material fees include the book Learning by Doing by DuFour, Eaker, and Many.

    This is a no credit workshop.

              Bullet Promethean Users Group Meeting
    Anna Mika, from Promethean, will be here on Tuesday, March 24th from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please join us for the day, or just a couple of hours. Anna will be available to assist you with questions you have on using your Promethean.

    Please register online for this session and email Robert Reppert rreppert@aea9.k12.ia.us with the time frame you will be in attendance.

              Bullet Redesigning the 90-minute Reading Block

    Redesigning the 90-minute Block
    Small-group, Skills-based Reading Instruction

    This session is full. You can register for the wait list and you will be notified by email if a spot becomes available.

    This session will present an approach for differentiating instruction within the 90-minute block by carefully forming and planning for small groups of students with similar needs. Participants will review research-based options for sequencing components, examine sample instructional plans, and receive tips for dealing with the logistical challenges of small group instruction.

    Effective Word Study Instruction for All Students
    Two important components of successful early reading are knowledge of grapheme-phoneme correspondences and morphology. This session will present the research basis for these components and provide a suggested strategy for teaching them to elementary students. Participants will review sample lessons and see video demonstrations of the strategies being used in Iowa classrooms.

    Instructor: Dr. Deborah Reed
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
    Date/Time: 9/28/17, 8:30-3:30

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Rigorous Curriculum Design Overview for Administrators
    Two repeat sessions of this workshop will be offered. See below for dates.

    Members of the English-Language Arts Iowa Core Team will give an overview of the Rigorous Curriculum Design work that was accomplished this summer, next steps, and how schools can use this information to lead their teachers in using the materials that have been developed in order to be instructing and assessing the ELA Iowa Core.

    Instructors: Nicole Peterson, AEA Consultants

    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA
    Two repeat sessions are offered.

    Session Number: 5955
    Date: 8/1/13
    Time: 12:30 - 3:30
    Please note time change from 1:00 - 4:00

    Session Number: 5956
    Date: 8/2/13
    Time: 8:30 - 11:30
    Please note time change from 9:00 - 12:00

    Costs:
    This is a free, no credit workshop. All attendees must register.

              Bullet Robotics with Blockly workshop
    Iowa Educators Can Be Early Adopters of the Parallax S3 Robot!

    Ken Gracey, Parallax CEO and California Career Technology Education (CTE) credentialed teacher. Mr. Gracey has developed his career in educational robotics and shares his enthusiasm and experiences with students.

    Registration:
    1. register here on the AEA site
    2. register at the Parallax registration site

    The ActivityBot is a robust robotics platform. The base kit has everything you’ll need to get started with robotics, and it comes with a wealth of online Propeller C or BlocklyProp tutorials. When coupled with BlocklyProp, the ActivityBot robot becomes a fantastic learning tool for beginners. The open breadboard design also allows for easy adaptation and the addition of peripheral sensors for advanced learning opportunities.

    Workshop Details:
    • Bring a Windows or Mac laptop with USB programming ports. Be sure to have administrative access to the Blockly S3 programming environment.
    • Most appropriate for educators in grades 7-12. Most common educators include those from Science, Math, Physics and Programming Courses.

    What you will learn:
    • Building and programming an ActivityBot
    • Exploring BlocklyProp and SimpleIDE software for Mac, Windows, or (BlocklyProp only) Chromebook.
    • An introduction to our Getting Started tutorials and Propeller Board Block Reference Help.
    • Adding sensors for navigation: whiskers, infrared, ultrasonic, and phototransistors.
    • Pairing our online tutorials with the BlocklyProp visual programming environment and SimpleIDE.
    • Moving beyond the basic tutorials with extra programming projects and add-on hardware options.
    • Understanding how best to apply the BlocklyProp and Propeller C software in semester- or year-long courses with a specific parts kit and syllabus, standards correlations, and assessment material accessible only by educators.

    This is a free workshop - you will receive a new ActivityBot Robot to take with at the end of the day.
    Registration closes 3/1/18
    Lunch will be on your own but time is short so you may want to bring a sack lunch.

    Instructor: Ken Gracey, CEO of Parallax, Inc.
    Contact: Derek Casillas, dcasillas@mbaea.org, 563-344-6464 for more info
    Date: 3/22/18
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30, lunch on your own
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Cost: free
    This is a no credit workshop.

              Bullet School Social Work Professional Development 15-16

    Registration for this course is for Mississippi Bend AEA School Social Work staff only.

    The focus of the school social work department’s professional development will include:
    Special Education Law-review of important court cases in the past year
    What to Consider when Conducting and Writing Re-evaluations
    Advocating for Accessible Instructional Materials
    How to Give Informed Consent
    New Information on Dyslexia and What it Means for the Child Find Process
    Functional Assessments and How to Design Matching Interventions

    Registration for this course will close May 1, 2016.

    Lead Instructors: Allison Wilhelm and Sarah Bergthold Dates & Times: 2/12/16 and 4/22/16 @ 1:00 - 4:00
    Location: MBAEA, Bettendorf

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU certificate forms will be given after last course for each session that you attend based on the signed attendance logs.

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    Iowa Educators Can Be Early Adopters of the Parallax S3 Robot!

    That’s right - Iowa educators have access to the new S3 Robot before the rest of the country! In 2014 Parallax (www.parallax.com) and the Iowa Keystone Area Education Agency partnered for two successful Educator’s Courses with over 50 teachers from Dubuque and Elkader using the S2 Robot (read about it here: Parallax - S2 Robots ). This year we are returning with our S3 Robot and the new Google Blockly tool for programming!

    Ken Gracey, Parallax CEO and California Career Technology Education (CTE) credentialed teacher. Mr. Gracey has developed his career in educational robotics and shares his enthusiasm and experiences with students.

    What is the S3 Robot? The S3 Robot is a robotic learning platform for STEM education using coding, logical thinking, competition, electronic sensing and problem solving. The S3 Robot is a one-piece fully-integrated robot with infrared sensors for obstacle avoidance, line following sensors, a microphone, speaker, light sensors, Sharpie pen port, LEDs and precision motor control system. The S3 follows the very successful S2 design but with key improvements around USB-rechargeable Li-On batteries, an exposed “hacker port” for ultrasonic sensors and RF modules and Google’s popular “Blockly” tool for programming. The S3 is specifically designed as a one-piece robot to avoid loss of components and work effectively for daily 45-minute class session. Students who program a robot like the S3 will develop transferable experience for career technology education (CTE) interests, engineering and science careers. Most importantly, teachers have an opportunity to share something the students are interested in doing which in turn creates career interests.

    Workshop Details:
    • Bring a Windows or Mac laptop with USB programming ports. Be sure to have administrative access to the Blockly S3 programming environment.
    • Any educator in Elementary, Middle School and High School may attend. Most common educators include those from Science, Math, Physics and Programming Courses.
    • Lunchtime presentations will include demonstrations of the next steps in robotics education (the popular Boe-Bot, Arduino Shield Bot, and ActivityBot). One break will include a drone flight with the ELEV-8 v3, too.

    What you will learn:
    • Programming with the Google Blocky. This includes logical visual coding, variables and conditions, testing and using a variety of sensors. Graphical programming has proven to be an effective.
    • How the S3 Robot works during a complete tear-down which exposes the Parallax Propeller Multicore, all electronics and sensing systems.
    • How to access and apply Parallax’s S3 Educational Resources (lesson plans, rubrics, standards correlations, teacher’s guides).
    • Logistics of running a course in your classroom, including competitions, scaffolding, and materials management.

    This workshop is free! You will receive a new S3 Robot to take with at the end of the day.

    Registration closes 3/1/18.

    Lunch will be on your own but time is short so you may want to bring a sack lunch.

    Instructor: Ken Gracey, CEO of Parallax, Inc.
    Contact: Derek Casillas, dcasillas@mbaea.org, 563-344-6464 for more info
    Date: 3/22/18
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30, lunch on your own
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Cost: free
    This is a no credit workshop.

              Bullet Sign Language Interpreter Academy 2018
    AEA Sign Language Interpreter staff only. It will be open to the general public if space allows.

    The Mississippi Bend Area Agency Sign Language Interpreter Academy will consist of topics that will enhance your work as an educational interpreter.
    Topics to be included in this 2-day workshop will be:
    • Understanding Behavior and Behavior Strategies to use in the classroom
    • Language Development for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students
    • D/HH and Vision Loss
    • Taking care of yourself, specifically your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders
    • Technology in the classroom.

    Instructors: various
    Dates: June 26-27, 2018
    Time: 8:30-3:30
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    up to 12 hours of CEUs to use toward renewal of Sign language interpreter license with the Iowa Dept. of Health

              Bullet Simplifying Common Assessment

    Chris Jakicic is an author and consultant with Solution Tree and a former building principal in Illinois. Her work focuses on the development of high-quality assessments that drive the conversations that occur on collaborative teacher teams. The creation of common formative assessments starts with identifying priority standards, correctly distinguishing the level of cognitive rigor in the standards, and writing associated learning targets that drive instruction and feedback.

    In this hands-on professional learning experience participants will engage in this process from start to finish and will walk away with the knowledge and skills to drive the work of collaborative teams forward. Recommended participants include: classroom teachers, teacher leaders, curriculum leaders, principals, curriculum directors, and anyone else charged with ensuring students learn at high levels.

    Fee includes Dr. Jakicic’s newest book, Simplifying Common Assessment.

    Instructor: Dr. Chris Jakicic, Karinne Tharaldson Jones
    Dates: 8/17/17
    Time: 8:30-4:00
    Location: Miss. Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Registration closes 8/15/17. Registrations after 11/7/17 date might not receive the book.

    Cost:
    $125 - includes registration fee, book
    This is a no-credit workshop.

              Bullet SLP Content and Professional Development Research 2015-2016

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    This series of workshops will focus on a variety of voice and fluency topics.

    Up to 32 hours of CEUs may be earned based on signed attendance logs.

    Lead Instructor: Jennifer Hawley
    Contact: Kristin Morales
    Session Number: 7077
    Dates: 8/17/15 - 5/6/16
    Locations: various
    Registration closes 7/20/16.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given for each session based on the signed attendance logs.

              Bullet SLP EET/SKIL Tools for Classroom Collaboration

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    SLP EET/SKIL Tools for Classroom Collaboration - A professional development plan conducted by AEA9 SLPs intent on learning more about evidenced-based strategies and tools for speech therapy sessions and the classroom. SLPs will specifically learn about the Expanding Expression Tool (EET for expressive language, vocabulary, and/or written language) and Supporting Knowledge In Language & Literacy (SKILL) narrative discourse teaching strategies to support literacy in students with communicative disorders. SLPs will attend monthly PD meetings from September to May and will submit an attendance log for CEUs and/or for Staff Development record of attendance.

    Up to 41.5 hours of CEUs may be earned based on completed attendance logs.

    Contact: Kristin Morales
    Session Number: 7430
    Dates: 8/25/17 - 5/4/18
    Locations: various
    Registration closes 10/15/17.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given fall and spring based on registration and completed attendance logs.

              Bullet SLP Perspective to Preschool Literacy and Language in an Integrative Setting

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    An overview of various preschool curricula and research used to support preschool language learning. Strategies and teaching techniques will be extrapolated to create comprehensive literacy-based language units. Curricula explored include: PELI, Read It Again, TextTalk, Literature Flip Books, Matt & Molly, science-based units, and more.  

    Up to 38 hours of CEUs may be earned based on completed attendance logs.

    Contact: Abbie Keibler
    Session Number: 7429
    Dates: 8/21/15 - 5/11/18
    Locations: various
    Registration closes 10/15/17.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given fall and spring based on registration and completed attendance logs.

              Bullet SLP Preschool Pilot Professional Learning 15-16

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    This series of workshops will focus on a exploring a pilot program designed to serve preschool students.

    Up to 30 hours of CEUs may be earned based on signed attendance logs.

    Lead Instructor: Jennifer Hawley
    Contact: Abbie Kiebler
    Session Number: 7077
    Dates: 8/17/15 - 5/6/16
    Locations: various
    Registration closes 6/19/16.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given for each session based on the signed attendance logs.

              Bullet Social Studies Standards Introduction for Administrators and Curriculum Directors

    This workshop is for Administrators and Curriculum Directors only.

    This half-day workshop will enable administrators and curr. directors to:
    • Identify the background of the new social studies standards and their implications for social studies classrooms;
    • Identify the instructional shifts and inquiry process of the new social studies standards and how they relate to classroom practice;
    • Identify and analyze the three-year implementation plan for social studies standards; and
    • Develop an action plan for implementation of social studies standards and create a team that would assist in this implementation in your own district.

    Instructors: Stefanie Wager, Dept. of Education; Daniel Nietzel, MBAEA
    Location: MBAEA - Bettendorf (Changed from Bett. Library)

    Date: 10/12/17
    Time: 1:00 - 3:30
    Registration closes 10/8/17.

    Costs:
    $15 materials fee

    Related workshops for teaching staff:
    Elementary level workshop
    Secondary level workshop

              Bullet Speech Recognition and Word Prediction
    This workshop will review speech recognition and word prediction options and processes for skill development.

    The first section [1:00~2:30] will focus on speech production tools and will focus on Google voice typing. A process for skill development for effective use of speech recognition as a writing tool will be provided.

    Following the speech recognition section, word prediction options will be reviewed with a focus on Read&Write for Google and CoWriter Universal. Skill development for effective use of word prediction will be provided.

    If the session ends before 3:30, independent practice time will be provided or other writing topics will be discussed based on participant interests.

    AEA OT/PT staff who are signed up for the Access Expertise series need not register for this training. Please update your attendance on the Access Expertise/Resource Group attendance logs.

    Instructor: Cindy Cavanagh
    Date: 4/27/18
    Time: 1:00-3:30 Locations: MBAEA Bettendorf or Zoom
    Registration closes 4/26/18.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEUs are NOT for Iowa teacher relicensure.

              Bullet Speech-Language Pathology Focus Area Training 17-18

    Registration for this workshop is for Mississippi Bend AEA staff only.

    Speech-Language Pathologists will meet for department-specific training in best practices for services to students within the MBAEA, including Core Vocabulary, AAC Partner Skills, Expanding Expression Tool, Visual Phonics, and more.

    Do Not sign up for this training if you are signed up for another SLP PD group that offered CEUs for these meeting dates.

    Up to 11.5 hours of CEUs may be earned based on completed attendance logs.

    Contact: Nancy McConnell
    Session Number: 7479
    Dates: 8/25/17, 10/13/17, 2/23/18, 4/20/18
    Registration closes 10/15/17.

    Costs:
    $10 for CEUs
    CEU verification forms will be given fall and spring based on registration and completed attendance logs.

              Bullet Star Lab Training workshop
    This session has been cancelled.

    Learn how to set up, operate, and take down the portable planetarium, “Star Lab”! In this 2 hour workshop, you will have hands-on experience with the all of the components of the Star Lab which includes: setting up the dome, setting up and operating the projector, exploring the available cylinders (Star Field, Constellations, Greek Myths, etc…), exploring the teacher guide, putting the projector away, and rolling up and storing the dome.

    Instructor: Robert Reppert
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Session : 7/22/16 @ 10:00 - Noon
    Registration closes 7/17/16.

    This is a no credit/no cost workshop.

              Bullet Student-Centered Coaching for Administrators
    This workshop is for building administrators.

    In this learning opportunity facilitated by Diane Sweeney Consulting, building administrators will learn how to best support teacher leaders as they implement student-centered coaching, a coaching model that increases teacher effectiveness and student achievement by focusing on student outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on the role of administrators in leading the coaching effort.

    In this course, participants will:
    1. Learn the core practices, strategies, tools, and techniques of the student-centered coaching model
    2. Understand the role of administrators in implementing student-centered coaching
    3. Partner with the teacher leader to implement an effective coaching model

    Instructors: Leanna Harris; Nicole Peterson
    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf
    Session Number: 7330
    Date/Time: 10/16/17, 1:00-4:00
    Registration closes 10/14/17.

    Cost:
    $50

              Bullet Sudden Death Protocol Training workshop
    The Sudden Death Protocol training workshop will help AEA staff understand the process and their role in schools. In addition to how to deal with the death of a student or other school community member, the protocol discusses the role of the School Crisis team including the principal, counselors and teachers in managing the crisis.

    Instructors: Mary Cashman and Allison Wilhelm
    Session: 6604
    Date: 2/26/15
    Time: 1:30 - 3:30
    Location: Bettendorf Public Library

    Cost:
    This is a free workshop; not to be used for teacher relicensure credit.
    2 hours of CEU are available for $10.

              Bullet Supporting the Iowa Science Standards

    This workshop is for Coaches and Administrators only.

    This one day workshop will help administrators and educators serving in TLC roles as they support the implementation of the new Iowa Science Standards. This session will include an overview of the structure of the standards, how to unpack a science standard, and resources/strategies that can be utilized to support teachers as they continue to implement the new standards.

    Educators in TLC roles are also encouraged to attend “Implementing the new Iowa Science Standards-Year 2” with teachers from their districts to assist in supporting unit design process.

    Optional: You may purchase the NGSS booklet: order a copy when registering or download at link below or provided from instructor. Teachers had the opportunity to order this booklet in the Year 1 (15/16) and Year 2 (16/17) courses.

    Two repeat sessions will be held.

    Instructor: Tammy Askeland-Nagle
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Fall 2016:
    Date: 10/3/16
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 9/26/16.

    Spring 2017:
    Date: 4/4/17
    Time: 8:30 - 3:30
    Registration closes 3/21/17.

    Costs:
    $10 materials fee
    Optional:
    $30 NGSS Booklet: order a copy when registering or download at:
    www.nextgenscience.org

              Bullet SWIS Workshop

    This workshop has been cancelled. Please contact Jill Yates at 563-344-6380 for training info.

    This workshop will assist participants in accessing and utilizing the School Wide Information System (SWIS) that supports the Positive Behavior and Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and the work of schools to create a positive school culture.

              Bullet Teacher Leadership and Compensation System Planning Workshop

    The purpose of this 2-part workshop series is to prepare local districts to make informed decisions about teacher leadership and compensation planning. The goals are:
    (1) to enable each participating district team to submit a compelling and competitive plan to implement a local teacher leadership and compensation system to the Iowa Department of Education;
    2) to be well positioned to implement their plans, if funds are awarded. These workshops will target districts applying for the first time in Year Two of the grant process, as well as teams that are revising the plan developed for Year One and resubmitting their updated application on October 31, 2014.

    Registration closes 8/28/14.

    Instructor: Deb Hansen, West Wind Education Policy Inc.
    MBAEA Contact: Nicole Peterson
    Session: 6441
    Dates & Locations
    9/3/14 Bettendorf Public Library
    10/2/14 MBAEA Bettendorf location
    Time: 9:00 - 2:30, lunch on your own
    This is a no-cost workshop.

              Bullet Teaching Strategies GOLD™ Assessment Training

    This session offers an opportunity for teachers to explore Teaching Strategies GOLD™, a research-based assessment system used to assess the learning and development of children from birth through kindergarten. Teachers will learn how to use Teaching Strategies GOLD™ to assess all children in their classrooms, including English-language learners and children with disabilities.

    Participants need to bring their Teaching Strategies GOLD™ Objectives for Development & Learning book to the training.

    Registration for this course will close on March 29, 2011.

    Instructors: Jennifer Jansen, Terri Kokemiller, Gayle Powell, & Lorry Wilson
    Session Number: 4698
    Date: 3/30/2011
    Location: MBAEA
    Time: 8:30AM-4:00PM
    This is a free workshop and not for relicensure credit; 6.5 CEUs may be earned for licenses other than Iowa teaching licenses.

              Bullet Transdisciplinary Play Based Training
    This 3-day training session on conducting the Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment 2 (TPBA2) process, developed by Dr. Toni Linder, was designed for school system interdisciplinary assessment teams who plan to begin conducting preschool assessments using the TPBA-2.

    The objectives are for teams who are new to the TPBA to begin to develop:
    • A process for involving parents
    • Objective, holistic child observations
    • An effective transdisciplinary team
    • Efficient use of Observation Guidelines/Age tables

    Instructor: Dr. Toni Linder
    Session: 6616
    Dates: 1/26/15, 1/27/15, 1/28/15
    Time: 8:00-4:00

    Costs:
    This is a free workshop. 18 hours CEUs available for $10; not for teacher relicensure credit. Registrants are responsible for verifying the appropriateness of workshop content from their licensing organization. Certificate of completion will be given upon completion of the workshop/course.

              Bullet Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading

    This workshop is open only to West Liberty Early Learning staff.

    Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading, a decoding method using sight, sound, and movement that has been highly successful with struggling readers nationwide. It’s a well-known fact: The area of the brain responsible for language development shares nerve endings with the part of the brain responsible for motor coordination. No wonder young children love to use their hands to communicate! That’s what makes Tucker Signing strategy for Reading is so revolutionary.

    Participants need to purchase Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading www.ahaprocess.com. Cost is approximately $50 + $8.50 S/H.

    Instructor: Geri Massey
    Date: 10/24/17
    Time: 8:00 -11:30
    Location: West Liberty Early Learning Center

    This is a free, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Using Teaching Strategies GOLD On-Line for Program Administrators

    This training is for Early Childhood Program Administrators ONLY. Participants should be implementing or planning to implement Teaching Strategies GOLD™ On-Line.

    The Iowa Department of Education holds a state-wide site license for the Teaching Strategies GOLD On-Line assessment system. In order to efficiently and effectively access the on-line system and use the resulting information which is provided by the system, Program Administrators for Statewide Voluntary Preschools (and other early childhood programs in the AEA) will benefit from direct instruction in implementation of this system. This one day training will offer opportunities for hands-on practice in all administrative aspects of the GOLD on-line system.
    Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
    *review the purposes and structure of Teaching Strategies GOLD™;
    *understand how to use the various teacher, family and administrator features of Teaching Strategies GOLD™;
    *understand the purpose of the six major reports in Teaching Strategies GOLD™ online;
    *understand how to generate various reports;
    *interpret the reports and explain to others;
    *use report data to inform decision making;
    *identify implementation challenges and ways to overcome them.

    Registration for this course will close on 1/10/12.

    Instructor: Jennifer Jansen
    Session Number: 5242
    Date and Time: 1/10/12, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

    Costs:
    This is a free, no cost/no credit workshop.

              Bullet VGo Robotic Telepresence Demonstration

    VGo, a remotely controlled robot, will be demonstrated by company representatives. There will be time for questions during the session.

    Description from the company website: www.vgocom.com: “VGo is a new productivity improvement solution that enables a person to replicate themself in a distant location and have the freedom to move around as if they were physically there. With VGo, you can see, hear, talk, interact, and go anywhere. VGo is not a traditional videoconferencing/telepresence solution where two or more people meet using specially equipped rooms or PCs in their offices. With VGo, you are completely independent of the people in the distant location – it’s 100% remote controlled. You don’t make a call – you just go there – your presence is established remotely via VGo’s physical presence. Some users describe VGo as their personal "avatar". Others describe how VGo "embodies" the remote person. And VGo is much much less expensive than current robotic telepresence solutions.”

    Session Number: 6642
    Dates: 3/31/2015 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Location: Mississippi Bend, AEA, Bettendorf

    This is a free, no credit, no CEU workshop.

              Bullet WebIEP New Teacher Training
    This workshop is for teachers new to the webIEP system. Participants will be shown how to navigate the system as well as document components of an IEP.

    Instructor: Allison Wilhelm

    8/17/16 @ 1:00 - 3:00
    Location: Muscatine AEA office

    8/18/16 @ 1:30 - 3:30
    Location: Muscatine CSD Admin Center, 2900 Mulberry Ave.

    8/19/16 @ 10:00 - Noon
    Location: Clinton AEA office

    8/22/16 @ 1:00 - 3:00
    Location: Bettendorf AEA office

    8/25/16 @ 3:45 - 5:45
    Location: Clinton AEA office

    Costs:
    This is a no cost, no credit workshop.

              Bullet Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    The workshop teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis. Learn about local resources and services. This workshop is interactive.

    Participants will receive a Youth MHFA manual.

    Who should attend?
    Professionals working with youth and anyone who would like to gain knowledge regarding youth mental health issues

    Three repeat sessions will be offered.

    Location: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency

    Date/Time: 11/20/17, 8:30-5:30

    Date/Time: 3/26/18, 8:30-5:30

    Date/Time: 5/7/17, 8:30-5:30 cancelled

    $10 for 8 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.


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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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