Grant Wood AEA's College for Kids is a summer program offering advanced level academic and fine arts courses in the college setting to talented and gifted students who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
Kids on the Block
The "Kids" are a group of near-life-sized puppets that perform for third-graders in the area. The puppets help students with and without disabilities understand and appreciate each other. Scheduling of school performances is done at the beginning of each school year.
Open Minds, Open Doors is a half-day conference intended to encourage middle school girls (7th-8th grades) to pursue career fields with foundations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Open Minds, Open Doors is a joint initiative between Grant Wood AEA, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Coe College and Workplace Learning Connection. The 2013 conference date is set for Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013. Registration information was sent to area schools in September 2013.
U.S. Senate Youth Exam
Each fall, one student per high school in Area 10 is nominated to take the exam on their knowledge of the United States Government. The exam is given at Grant Wood AEA. Winners are named at the state level and earn a trip to Washington, D.C. Application materials can be found at http://www.educateiowa.org (search "Senate Youth"). Application materials are due to Grant Wood AEA by Friday, October 4, 2013. Exam will be administered within two-three weeks of the application deadline.
Grant Wood AEA is pleased to announce the return of the Young Writers’ Conference for 4th and 5th grade students. Accompanied by a teacher from their school, students will attend an author session, participate in workshops facilitated by members of the GWAEA Literacy Team, and share samples of their writing with other students attending the conference. Concurrent learning sessions also available for teachers during the conference.