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Learning the best practices in social studies education

Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Don't miss the Iowa Department of Education’s Best Practices in Social Studies Institute on June 29-30 at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines. The event is free for any K-12 social studies teacher in Iowa. The institute will include Iowa Holocaust survivor David Wolnerman as part of the Echoes and Re…

Summer conference spotlights standards implementation

Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2015
Registration is under way for a two-day conference June 22-23 in Des Moines focusing on high-impact learning for students, ranging from standards-based grading to effectively putting Iowa’s statewide academic standards into practice. The Iowa ASCD Summer Institute at the Iowa Events Center will include sessions on…

Jane Schmidt: Educator, life learner, road warrior

Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jane Schmidt reflects on her 15,000-mile sojourn through all of Iowa’s 99 counties as the 2014 Teacher of the Year. If you live in Iowa, Jane Schmidt has an entry in her journal about a visit to your county. That’s because the outgoing 2014 Teacher of the Year has visited all 99 counties during her reign, r…

Seniors’ hard work pays off on College Decision Day

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
When you think of College Signing Day, your mind most likely goes to high school athletes choosing which university or college team they will be joining in the fall. But there is another College Signing Day afoot: A smattering of high schools throughout Iowa are celebrating their seniors who have chosen to go to colleg…

Registration opens for literacy summit focused on young students

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015
Registration is under way for a two-day literacy summit sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education July 29-30 in Des Moines. Titled Quality Literacy: All Teachers, All Tiers, All Learners, the summit’s focus will be on implementing research-based preschool-through-third grade literacy efforts. There will be opp…

‘Our Kids’ offers strategies for working with ELL students

Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Register today for the 2015 Our Kids Summer Institute to be held June 16-17 at Waukee High School in Waukee. The summer institute will provide participants with the opportunity to network with other educational professionals and to discover new strategies for working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Feature…

Kirkwood Community College honored nationally for sustainability efforts

Date: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Kirkwood Community College was named by the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program as a first-ever Postsecondary Sustainability awardee. In all, 58 schools, 14 school districts, and nine postsecondary institutions were honored for their progress in reducing environmental impact and utility cos…

Districts learn how to implement teacher leadership program

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Early planning is critical to its success Seventy-six school districts convened in Des Moines to kick off an initiative designed to improve instruction in Iowa’s classrooms. The initiative, called Teacher Leadership and Compensation, or TLC, focuses on creating leadership roles among some of the best teachers w…

Register now: Statewide conference for disabilities community

Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015
An annual conference for individuals with disabilities and the special education community is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is one of many sponsors for the third annual 2015 Together We Can Conference, which will have break-out sessions on health, education, advocacy,…

New School Start Date Guidance

Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Iowa Department of Education has issued new guidance to school administrators for the new school start date, which Gov. Branstad signed into law Friday. The new law requires that all Iowa school districts and accredited nonpublic schools begin classes no earlier than August 23 each year, starting with the 2015-16 s…

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 27, 2015 at 9:45pm.