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Director Wise: Power of summer professional learning

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise Anyone who thinks educators take the summer “off” clearly has not met an Iowa teacher or administrator. While the pace and schedule shift, the intensity and focus remain. Iowa’s teachers and school leaders use their summers to network, plan, and improve. In on…

Assessment field test needs K-3 teachers

Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Kindergarten through third grade teachers and their administrators are invited to assist with a field test of learning progressions, addressing five domains of learning and development. The domains include physical well-being and motor development; social and emotional development; approaches toward learning; language …

Study: How to maximize summer reading program

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Some 44 school districts throughout Iowa are participating in a research study on effective summer reading programs for children. The goal of the research study is to identify the characteristics of more effective summer reading programs as schools work to develop them for struggling third-grade students. This infor…

Teacher of the Year reflects on her experience

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
A year on the road as the 2015 Iowa Teacher of the Year fundamentally changed Clemencia Spizzirri. Instead of the micro-view of education that is customary as a classroom teacher, her travels gave her the Big Picture. And she loves what she sees. “The first thing I learned is the passion of educators,” Spizzi…

Learning opportunity for literacy leadership teams

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Local education agency administrators and leadership team members have an opportunity to focus on Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) processes and resources with the Collaborating for Iowa’s Kids (C4K) tools that help support Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) implementation.   Members from the Io…

Second career? Use your degree, work experience to become a teacher

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
The teacher intern program is an approved licensure program in Iowa to encourage second-career adults to enter the teaching profession in a secondary content area. There are two programs in Iowa: the Regents Alternative Pathway to Licensure, which is a collaborative program that includes all three regents universiti…

‘Today marks the beginning of what’s to come’

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The best of the best will share their stories on aligning education with business and industry today at the Iowa STEM School+Business Innovation Conference. Organized by the Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council, the conference aims to equip attendees with the kno…

Working towards a ‘Future Ready’ Iowa: Different paths lead to success

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Key education, workforce, industry and community stakeholders came together this week to better align services through an integrated and efficient workforce delivery system during Iowa’s first joint Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) conference. Sponsored by WIOA core partners – Iowa Workforce Devel…

Program expands opportunities for Iowa’s immigrant population

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Monday, June 27, 2016
There were two things that Jonas Mayoke Ndeke didn’t think of when he was granted a permanent U.S. resident visa: his lack of English skills and his now-meaningless advanced degrees. Ndeke, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been a medical doctor in his country. In Waterloo, however, he was faci…

Iowa school, community college get ‘Green’ honor

Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2016
An Iowa elementary school and community college were recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Spalding Park Elementary School in the Sioux City Community School District and Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo w…

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