• Each and Every Child

    Posted by Nikki Roorda on 3/27/2017

    In the March Edition of the DE's Each and Every Child, read how Forest City High School and Charles City High School incorporates technology designed to give hands-on experience and a wealth of different career options. The goal? To ensure hard-to-fill, good-paying jobs have a ready-supply of job candidates who in the past were often overlooked.

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  • School Leader Update

    Posted by Nikki Roorda on 3/27/2017

    March Edition
    This month’s School Leader Update newsletter from the Iowa Department of Education includes:


    • E-Rate Form 471 Webinar Available
    • Teachers on Initial Licenses
    • Guidance Issued on IAC Chapter 46
    • Statutory Changes Impact Roles of Senior Year Plus Programs
    • Statewide TLC Survey Begins March 6
    • C4K PRESS Path to Reading Excellence Support Webinars
    • Guidance on 4+ Services Updated for 2017-2018
    • Iowa Quality Preschool Program Desk Audit Pilot
    • Revised Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards
    • Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement for 2017-2018 School Enrollment
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  • Heartland AEA Standards

    Posted by Nikki Roorda on 2/10/2017 4:00:00 PM

    Heartland AEA has many different standards they hold themselves too. They assist schools in determining student’s needs, they develop collaborative community relationships, they establish a shared direction, they implement actions to meet goals, and also report progress toward goals. On top of those things, they also anticipate and respond to school and AEA staff needs for professional development. It's important to Heartland AEA that their professional goals align with Heartland's goals. Their service support incorporates adult learning theory, and support improved teaching. 


    Heartland AEA strives to assist districts and schools in improving student achievement by providing effective assessment and instructional practices that support a challenging curriculum. Part of this work is by supporting student learning through the Iowa Core, a legislatively mandated set of academic expectations for all Iowa K-12 students. Heartland AEA staff work with district and school educators to develop ways to best teach students then help measure the effectiveness of the curriculum and instruction through a system of assessments. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment services for school addresses, at a minimum, reading, language, arts, mathematics, and science. They include support in establishing standards, collecting and analyzing student achievement and learning climate data, and using this information to improve student learning.


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