Student Enrichment Opportunities

Grant Wood AEA is proud to offer enrichment learning opportunities to help students strengthen current skills and interests, explore new subject areas, and interact with other kids who love learning.

ico-writing.png

Young Writers' Conferences

A one day celebration of student writing for 4th and 5th grade students.

youngwriterslogo3.png

Registration begins February 2017

2017 Young Writers' Conference

Thursday, May 4, 2017
9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Grant Wood AEA is pleased to offer the Young Writers’ Conference for 4th and 5th grade students. Accompanied by a teacher from their school, students will attend an author session, a workshop session, and a sharing session where students will share samples of their own writing. Concurrent learning sessions also available for teachers during the conference.

Access tools and resources for this year's Young Writers' Conference here.


ico-scope.png

Open Minds, Open Doors

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).

openminds.jpg

A STEM+ career conference

Grant Wood AEA is pleased to collaborate with the Association of University Women (AAUW) and Coe College to provide the annual Open Minds, Open Doors conference, 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).

Accompanied by a teacher from their school, girls attend two hands-on workshops, and a "lunch and learn" rotation including the STEM Expo and an auditorium-style presentation. Presenters are professional working women who volunteer their time. Presenters represent a variety of careers and businesses in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor.

Information for Schools:

2016 Career Workshop Session List

Registration Directions

School Registration Form

Student Registration Form

Chaperone Registration Form

Frequently Asked Question

Video - "Grant Wood AEA Open Minds, Open Doors Conference"

Information for Presenters:

Presenter Invitation

2015 Presenter List

Active Evolution Studio Powered by Dr. Fitzgerald & Assoc.
Amy Belice, Graphic Design
Cedar Rapids Eye Care
Cedar Rapids Fire Department
Chemical Education Foundation
City of Cedar Rapids
Coe College
Cornell College
General Mills
GoDaddy
Grant Wood AEA
Heartland Animal Hospital
Hy-Vee
Indian Creek Nature Center
Integrated DNA Technologies
Iowa BIG School
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Innovation Learning Center
Kennedy High School, Electric Car Team
League of Women Voters - Linn County
Linn-Mar High School Robotics
Mercy Medical Center
Mercy/St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Moss Enterprises
Mount Mercy University
Mount Vernon School Robotics Team
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold
OPN Architects
Physical Therapy Center
Rockwell Collins
Samantha Dahlby, Programmer
Schneider Electric
St. Luke's Hospital
State Hygienic Lab at the University of Iowa
Tanager Place
Transamerica
University of Iowa
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa College of Engineering
University of Iowa Healthcare
University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
University of Iowa Project Lead the Way
Vernon Research Group
Wells Fargo Bank


2016 Presenter List - Coming Soon!

2016 Training Session for Presenters


ico-gradhat.png

2017 Registration Begins March 1st

Click Here for more information

College for Kids Blog

college for kids blog

collegeforkids.jpg

Grant Wood AEA's College for Kids is a summer program offering advanced level academic and fine arts courses in the college setting to eligible talented and gifted students who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Through the College for Kids experience, students are offered advanced or specialized curricula, and have the opportunity to further explore a hobby or a topic of interest not typically available in middle school general education.

Eligibility Requirements

Enrichment: Eligible students are those who will have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade by summer 2017, and meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • Have been identified for/participate in a gifted and talented program in his/her school district,or
  • Have scored at the 85th percentile rank or above (national) on a standardized achievement test (Iowa Assessment) in one of the following areas: English Language Arts total, science total, math total, or complete composite/core total.

Art: Eligible art students are those who will have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade by summer 2017, and meet both of the criteria below:

  • Have demonstrated exemplary fine arts ability or performance, and
  • Have demonstrated the ability to work cooperatively in a classroom setting.

icon graduation cap point.png

Job Readiness Fair

Join us for the Job Readiness Fair, a demonstration-based learning event that will apply career education lessons from the classroom. During the event students will: 1. Practice completing a job application 2. Participate in a face-to-face mock interview 3. Participate in a telephone or “skyped” mock interview 4. Interact with and receive feedback from area employers 5. Attend informational sessions regarding employment in the 21st century

Read More

jobreadinessfair.jpg

January 31, 2017

(Snow date: Feb. 7, 2017)
9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Location:
Kirkwood Regional Center
at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville, Iowa
Fee: $25 per team. Lunch included.

Join us for the Job Readiness Fair, a demonstration-based learning event that will apply career education lessons from the classroom. During the event students will:
1. Practice completing a job application
2. Participate in a face-to-face mock interview
3. Participate in a telephone or “skyped” mock interview
4. Interact with and receive feedback from area employers
5. Attend informational sessions regarding employment in the 21st century

Access tools and resources for this year's Job Readiness Fair here.