A-Z Programs & Services Directory

Grant Wood AEA Programs & Services

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Grant Wood Area Education Agency staff are focused on research-based solutions for families and educators. Use the Grant Wood AEA Frequently Asked Questions module below to learn how we can help you most effectively.

For additional information please feel free to contact us.

Directory of Programs and Services for Administrators and Educators

Below is a summary of our agency programs and services. To contact our staff, use our staff directory to get contact information the Grant Wood AEA staff assigned to buildings and districts. We also have a directory of school district and building administrators served by Grant Wood AEA available.

504 Guidance




Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities. The Iowa Department of Education has a helpful guide to understanding Section 504 for parents. GWAEA provides resources for educators related to Section 504 that also may be helpful for parents as well.

Adapted PE




Grant Wood AEA’s adapted physical education program provides support for area physical educators providing physical education services to students with disabilities. Learn more about how the AEA can help adapt physical education for all learners.

AEA Purchasing




AEA Purchasing facilitates a voluntary purchasing program to help Iowa schools and other eligible entities save time and money. For information, visit www.aeapurchasing.org.

Alternate Assessment




All students are expected to participate in district-wide assessments. Students with disabilities may participate without accommodations, with accommodations or through the state alternate assessment.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria for Iowa’s Alternate Assessment in K-11th grades may utilize K-6 Early Literacy Alternate Assessment and 3-11 Dynamic Learning Maps Supports. Guidelines are provided within this website as a resource for educators.

Assistive Technology & Augmentative/Alternative Communication




Assistive Technology enables children and youth with disabilities to participate more fully in all aspects of life and helps them to access their right to a “free, appropriate public education” (FAPE) in the “least restrictive environment” (LRE). Augmentative and Alternative Communication includes various communication methods that enhance or replace verbal speech or writing for individuals with communication disabilities. Check our team resource folders for additional Assistive Technology & Augmentative and Alternative Communication information for IEP teams to consider and utilize including AT Information and Tools, AAC Information and Tools, or use this form to request AAC Collaboration.

Autism Services




Grant Wood AEA’s resource team of educators and AEA support staff provides consultation, information and coordination of plans for persons with autism and related disorders and for their families. Grant Wood AEA’s resource team of educators and AEA support staff provides consultation, information and coordination of plans for persons with autism and related disorders and for their families. Check our web page for research-based resources for educators.

Behavior Supports




Grant Wood AEA provides a variety of services, supports and professional learning opportunities for districts and schools to address social, emotional, behavioral health (SEBH) within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Learn more about the AEA’s frameworks of support.

Blended Learning




The AEA supports blended learning as a pathway to personalization. This approach blends research-based instructional practices with technology-supported content, and resources to personalize learning using real time learner data. Contact us to learn how we can support blended learning in a classroom environment.

Brain Injury Resource Team




A multi-disciplinary GWAEA team can provide consultation and information to other AEA staff and local school teams who are working with students with traumatic brain injuries and head injuries. Access our referral form, brochure, and many other informational resources to learn more about how we can help.

Budget Preparation & School Finance




The Grant Wood AEA Business Office can provide assistance with school finance issues, the Certified Annual Report (CAR) and with preparation of school budgets. Questions about school budgets and finance. Please contact Barb Harms for assistance.

Bus Driver Certification & Inspection Forms




School districts may contact the Grant Wood AEA Business Office to receive Bus Driver Certification and Bus Chassis Inspection forms. Please contact Barb Harms for assistance.

CART/Hearing Referrals




CART provides behavioral support for children ages birth to five who are experiencing challenging behaviors in a childcare setting and are not identified as having special education needs.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)




See Occupational Therapy.

Challenging Behavior Team (Learning Supports)




GWAEA has SEBH Coaches (formerly known as Behavior Coaches) who support districts with implementing evidence-based practices at both the system level and individual student level. Additionally the AEA has a Challenging Behavior Support Team (CBST) that provides intensive level support to districts and buildings to support students with significant challenging behavior. This team can be requested by contacting your district’s regional administrator.

Child Evaluation




Call Grant Wood AEA if you have any concerns or questions about your child’s development. We can put you in touch with the right people who can help evaluate such things as your child’s speech, hearing, emotional development, behavior or pre-school readiness. Contact us to start a conversation about how the AEA can help.

Child Find Team




Child Find refers to the Area Education Agencies’ (AEAs) responsibility to ensure that students who are eligible for special education services are identified, located, evaluated and provided with needed services. AEA staff members follow statewide procedures for Child Find. These procedures are documented in the statewide special education procedures which are part of the Iowa IDEA Information website. If you are a parent and have concerns about your child’s development, see our Getting Started with Special Education page for more information on next steps.

Childcare Alliance Response Team




The Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART) provides intensive behavioral support for children ages 0-5 who are not identified as having special education needs. Children may be referred by childcare providers or parents for extremely challenging behaviors in their childcare setting. This program can be a support to parents who may be in danger of losing their employment if their child is unable to remain in their childcare setting. Because CART is Community Empowerment Grant funded program, referrals to this program are limited to early care and education providers in Benton, Cedar, Linn, Johnson, Jones, and Washington counties only. For more information, contact referrals@gwaea.org.

Co-op Purchasing




Through statewide coordination and AEA Purchasing, schools can receive aggressive discounts on purchases of computer peripherals, audio-visual equipment, supplies, media and technology resources, equipment, paper, janitorial supplies, athletic supplies, food and more.

College for Kids




College for Kids is a summer enrichment program offered high-ability middle school students who wish to expand on their talents and abilities by taking faster-paced, topic-specific courses on a college campus. This program has been offered through Grant Wood AEA for more than 30 years as a program for eligible students in the AEA’s service area.

Competent Private Instruction (Homeschool)




Parents, guardians and legal custodians who have elected to homeschool their children may access Heartland AEA services on the same basis as a teacher under the guidelines outlined in the Iowa Code 299A and Iowa Rules Chapter 31. Grant Wood AEA can help ensure that parents/guardians receive the annual competent private instruction notification from each district, provides special education services for students on an IEP and administers annual standardized testing services for homeschooled children. Contact us for additional information on homeschool support services.

Comprehensive School Improvement Plans




Chapter 12, IAC, requires school districts and accredited nonpublic schools to develop Comprehensive School Improvement Plans and to report both to the Dept. of Education and to the community the progress being made toward student achievement goals. Agency staff can provide support for the development of these plans and reports. Please reference our GWAEA staff directory to contact a staff member.

Computer Services




The Grant Wood AEA Computer Services team provides software solutions to Iowa AEA’s and LEAs. Software includes PowerSchool and Infinite Campus student records, Grant Wood Accounting and Payroll, On-Line Assessment, IMS, network support, as well as other software programs, custom programming as well as consulting and support for all applications.

Consultant Services




GWAEA consultants with expertise in writing and implementing IEPs, modeling classroom strategies, teaching life skills and academic content for diverse learners and students with special needs, developing accommodations, adapted physical education, transition planning, managing student behaviors, facilitating planning, and knowing special education law are members of the regional teams. Contact the AEA for more information.

Cooperative Purchasing




Through statewide coordination and AEA Purchasing, schools can receive aggressive discounts on purchases of computer peripherals, audio-visual equipment, supplies, media and technology resources, equipment, paper, janitorial supplies, athletic supplies, food and more.

Copyright




Iowa’s Area Education Agencies have created an extensive, easy-to-use resource to help students and teachers understand copyright laws and the associated rights and responsibilities of users of copyrighted information. Two versions of Copyright BriefNotes are now available to support students and teachers in virtual and physical classrooms. These resources can be linked on your association website and also is available in print-ready PDF versions.

Corrections / Shelters




Grant Wood AEA staff provide instructional support for students living in several juvenile settings and programs. AEA staff provide instruction and make recommendations for education and support services for qualified individuals in the Iowa Medical Classification Center, Anamosa Penitentiary, Linn County Detention Center, Youth Emergency Shelter, Foundation 2 Youth Shelter, the AEA’s Offsite Behavior Program, and services available through Kirkwood’s VITAL program. See “Offsite Programs” for more information.

Creative Services & Printing




Grant Wood AEA’s Creative Services team can create and print instructional materials, displays, posters, wall graphics, brochures–almost anything educators need to help students achieve and schools run smoothly! Our staff focuses on working with educators to create and produce items that truly fit them, their students’ and their school’s needs. The team also provides services to other groups and organizations that are non-profit or tax-supported. Contact Creative Services at creativeservices@gwaea.org to learn more.

Creative Studio (formerly Teacher Work Center




The Creative Studio space allows teachers, volunteers and others the opportunity to produce a wide assortment of instructional materials. Equipment available in the Creative Studio includes lamination, bulletin board materials, die cuts and much more. Contact us to learn more about using this creative space!

Crisis Support – Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)




Critical Incident Stress Management team members (CISM) are available to provide immediate assistance to local schools in times of crisis or traumatic events, and to help schools plan for such events. Additional resource are available here.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)




Grant Wood AEA is part of the Region 10 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Planning Partnership. Additionally, AEA staff support districts with efforts including Career Exploration, Work-Based Learning, Program of Studies, Computer Science, and Project-Based Learning/21st Century Skills.

Detention and Youth Shelter Programs




AEA staff provides instruction for students who are detained in a detention center or youth shelter program. These are sometimes referred to as Off-Site Programs.

Digital Learning




Grant Wood AEA’s digital learning staff work with school districts in Eastern Iowa to help them enhance teaching and learning with the use of technology. Learn more about how the team can assist your district.

E-Rate




Grant Wood AEA provides year round E-Rate support for AEA 10 schools and districts.To request assistance via email contact eratecontact@gwaea.org.

Early ACCESS (EA) and Early Childhood (EC) Supports and Referrals




Early ACCESS is the system implemented by the state of Iowa to serve children from birth to age three, who have either a developmental delay, or have a condition that has a high probability of later delays if early intervention services are not provided. Eligible children and their families receive service coordination to assist them in accessing the services and supports they need. Early childhood consultants support children ages 3-5 by helping teachers and support service providers identify developmental needs, deliver and coordinate quality early childhood special education programs. Early childhood specialists work collaboratively with families and providers to develop interventions that empower families and educators to support the identified needs of young children. Learn more about these services, or contact referrals@gwaea.org.

Early Childhood Special Education




Early Childhood Special Education services are available through GWAEA for preschool children ages 3-5. These services include evaluation and intervention services, which are family centered and community based. Learn more about Early Childhood Services.

English Language Learners (ELL)




Grant Wood AEA has staff dedicated to supporting English Language Learners, and those staff who are supporting students learning English as a second language. This support includes on-site observations and consultation, staff development or referrals to other resources when appropriate. Access AEA resources to support ELL.

Education Directory




The AEA maintains a directory of school information for districts in the GWAEA service area. This Education Directory (PDF) information also is available in a print-ready document by emailing grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Extended School Year Services




In meeting their obligation to offer each child with a disability a free, appropriate public education (FAPE), local school districts must make available programs and services that meet a child’s individual needs. Some children may require the provision of services beyond the traditional school year. Such services are components known as extended school year (ESY) services. Federal and state law and regulations do not require that every student with a disability receive extended school year services. These decisions are made annually by each student’s IEP team. Questions regarding ESY can be routed to the AEA regional administrator.

Facility Rental




Grant Wood AEA’s 6th Street conference center is available for use by education, community and business partners according to the Grant Wood AEA Board Administrative Regulation on public meeting room use.

Family and Educator Partnership (FEP)




The Grant Wood AEA Family & Educator Partnership (FEP) links families and educators for better understanding and communication. As part of a statewide network, the program provides a lending library of printed information, books and videos; workshops and consultation on communication and family issues; a speakers’ bureau; and ongoing networking with support groups and parent-teacher organizations. See more about our FEP program

Gifted Education




A GWAEA consultant can provide support and links for gifted education in area schools. Please contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for assistance.

Graphics




Hearing Services/Appointments




GWAEA staff can identify hearing service needs through testing, medical referrals and educational planning for students who are deaf or have hearing impairments. Services, recommendations and materials are provided by trained audiometrists, audiologists and itinerant hearing teachers. GWAEA staff can identify hearing service needs through testing, medical referrals and educational planning for students who are deaf or have hearing impairments. Services, recommendations and materials are provided by trained audiometrists, audiologists and itinerant hearing teachers.

Home School (Competent Private Instruction)




The agency has a legal responsibility to certify that children being taught in private settings, such as home schools, are receiving competent instruction. Standardized tests for the children are administered annually at the agency. Contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for more information.

Infinite Campus




Grant Wood AEA staff provide contracted support for districts interested in assistance for the Infinite Campus and PowerSchool student information systems. For more information contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org

Information Technology (IT)




Grant Wood Computer Services provides software solutions to Iowa AEA’s and LEA’s. Software includes Infinite Campus and PowerSchool student records, Grant Wood AEA Accounting and Payroll, On-Line Assessment, IMS, network support, as well as other software programs, custom programming, consulting, and support for all applications. Contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for more information.

Instructional Technology




Grant Wood AEA’s digital learning staff work with school districts in Eastern Iowa to help them enhance teaching and learning with the use of technology. Learn more about how the team can assist your district.

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)




Grant Wood works with several district and building leaders to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) and School Mental Health (SMH) through an Interconnected System Framework (ISF.) Learn more about this framework of support.

J-FAST




Grant Wood AEA has contracted with Foundation 2 to provide access to Foundation 2’s Juvenile and Family Assistance & Stabilization (J-FAST) program. This crisis intervention system works with youth and families who are at risk of hospitalization, committal or residential placement to provide community-based support.

Laminating




The Creative Studio space allows teachers, volunteers and others the opportunity to produce a wide assortment of instructional materials. Equipment available in the Creative Studio includes lamination, bulletin board materials, diecuts and much more. Contact us to learn more about using this creative space!

Linker




The Linker is a blog that shares information about Grant Wood AEA programs and services with local educators. Check it out here.

Literacy




GWAEA literacy consultants provide building-wide professional development, assistance with curriculum development, support for selecting materials, models of instructional approaches and ongoing consultation in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for K-12 students. Locate your literacy consultant, review resources on literacy from the GWAEA literacy team, or contact your regional administrator for additional assistance.

Math




Grant Wood AEA math consultants are assigned to every district to support educators and their students with mathematics curriculum, instruction and assessment. Teh team emphasizes problem solving and manipulatives to help extend participants’ mathematical learning, and to develop understanding of the Iowa Core curriculum at the local level. This team can also help implement a district or building-wide math initiative and support in-district math professional learning. Learn more from the GWAEA math team.

Media Center/Media Library




Your AEA media center is full of books and instructional resources to supplement your curriculum, and our agency has a virtual library that provides no-cost access to high-quality, web-based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools. Visit us to learn more about the media center and our library of resources.

Mental Health Supports




Social, emotional, behavioral and mental health affects how we think, feel, communicate, act and learn. Grant Wood AEA has a continuum of SEBH support systems to help students and educator. Learn more about our teams and support services.

Mentoring and Induction Program




The Grant Wood AEA Mentoring and Induction Program is designed to provide professional development and support to district mentors and administrators assisting beginning teachers during their first two years in the profession. The program consists of several modules that provide the mentor with the knowledge and skills to help accelerate the learning of new teachers. Focused on the Iowa Teaching Standards and utilizing evidence and research based professional development, the sessions are highly interactive with opportunities for learning and practice.

Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)




Grant Wood AEA provides a variety of services, supports and professional learning opportunities to help districts and schools establish and effectively utilize a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org to learn more.

Occupational Therapy/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant




Occupational therapy (OT) services are provided for individuals if the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individual Education Program (IEP) team determines that these services are needed for the child or student to meet educational or functional goals. The focus of OT services includes self-care skills, fine and visual motor skills, behavior, accessibility, positioning, play and leisure skills, work and vocational skills, and social skills. OTs may also work with teachers and other members of the educational team to develop strategies, accommodations, and modifications for students receiving general education and special education services. Questions regarding OT services can be routed to an AEA regional administrator or to grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Offsite Programs




Grant Wood AEA staff provide instructional support for students living in several juvenile settings and programs. AEA staff provide instruction and make recommendations for education and support services for qualified individuals in the Iowa Medical Classification Center, Anamosa Penitentiary, Linn County Detention Center, Youth Emergency Shelter, Foundation 2 Youth Shelter, the AEA’s Off-Site Behavior Program, and services available through Kirkwood’s VITAL program.

Online Resources




Grant Wood AEA provides a virtual library that provides no-cost access to high-quality, web-based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools. Access these free digital resources.

Perkins Grant




Grant Wood AEA staff can help districts with activities and expenditures associated with Perkins grants. Please contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for more information.

Physical Therapy




Physical therapy services are provided for students with physical disabilities to facilitate optimal functioning and maximize accessibility in the educational environment. Positioning and mobility specifically are addressed and modifications/adaptations are made as needed. As members of educational teams, school physical therapists evaluate and treat functional needs of students as they affect daily programming, instruct staff in appropriate goals and care, and coordinate with members of respective medical teams as necessary for continuity of care.

Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) Training




GWAEA staff can provide school district staff training in the use of positive behavioral supports for students with behavior problems. Learn more about our continuum of supports.

PowerSchool




The Grant Wood AEA Computer Services team provides software solutions to Iowa AEA’s and LEAs. Software includes PowerSchool and Infinite Campus student records, Grant Wood Accounting and Payroll, On-Line Assessment, IMS, network support, as well as other software programs, custom programming as well as consulting and support for all applications.

Printing




Professional Learning




Grant Wood Area Education Agency offers opportunities for professional learning to enhance educator skills and practices and improve student learning.

Psychological Services




Grant Wood AEA has school psychologists assigned to districts to help provide consultation and assessment for students who have school-related learning, emotional, social, and behavioral problems. The team emphasizes intervention and remediation through a team approach. Learn more about our social-emotional behavioral health support services.

Purchasing




AEA Purchasing is an initiative of the Iowa Association of Area Education Agencies (IAAEA). Our goal is to combine the purchasing power of Iowa schools to offer aggressive pricing on materials, goods and services through a competitive bid process. Learn more at http://www.aeapurchasing.org.

Reading Recovery




Reading Recovery is a short-term, one-to-one early intervention program for first-grade students who are potentially at-risk in reading. Teacher training is provided through Grant Wood AEA, local districts, and The University of Iowa. For additional information, please contact your regional administrator.

Records




Professional learning transcripts and history can be accessed online. Please contact us to request records for students in special education by emailing us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Referrals




Tell us a little about how our agency can help you by filling out this form, and our staff will contact you. If your question is in regards to assistance for a child, please be sure to include the child’s age and school district.

School Improvement




Grant Wood AEA’s school improvement consultants guide educational leaders and staff members through the process of continuous improvement and program review. Such efforts positively impact student performance through the utilization of data-driven processes, goal oriented professional development, and the monitoring of progress and programs. The team can assist with formative, summative and large scale assessments. The also coordinate and support the development of Professional Learning Communities, collaborative learning cultures, and the development of school-wide and district-wide leadership teams.

School Social Work




Grant Wood AEA’s school social workers are links between home, school and community. Social workers collaborate with students, schools and families to assess a student’s social-emotional and behavior needs, and support educators through student evaluations and consultation based on student needs. For more information please contact grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Science




Grant Wood AEA’s science consultants partner with educators to create high-quality science learning environments through the provision of well-designed curriculum, professional development by teachers and administrators, classroom materials, assessment strategies, and development of multiple networks of support. GWAEA science consultants work with the Van Allen Science Teaching Center to provide leadership and support for exemplary science teaching.

Science Kits




Grant Wood AEA provides science materials for classrooms through the Van Allen Science Teaching Center. Learn more about science material distribution, or contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for more information.

Significant Disabilities Team (IAA)




Area Education Agency (AEA) and Urban Education Network (UEN) Significant Disabilities Coordinators provide technical assistance and support in implementation of the Iowa Core Essential Elements and Iowa’s Alternate Assessments. The Alternate Assessment is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Every student is to be tested, even those who receive homebound services or attend a shortened school day.

Social Emotional & Behavioral Health (SEBH)/Well-being




The AEA provides a variety of services and supports to address social, emotional and behavioral health needs of students and adults. Learn more about SEBH services and supports.

Social Studies




Grant Wood Area Education Agency provides support in developing Social Studies curriculum. Staff are available to assist in gathering supplemental materials through the Grant Wood AEA media center, lesson development, and unit design.

Special Education




Iowa’s AEAs serve students from birth to the age of 21. The eligibility requirements for children to receive services differ depending on the age of the child. In all cases, however, services are free and are based on eligibility and need. If you believe that a child or student may be in need of AEA services, we are here to assist you! Here are some resources to help you get started with special education support services.

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)




Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in the education setting work with learners who have a variety of communication needs, generally related to articulation, language, voice, fluency and early literacy. Speech-language pathologists also support learners who have complex communication needs associated with disabilities such as autism, physical impairment and head injury. GWAEA staff can provide screening, evaluation, consultation, and therapy for educationally significant problems that children have with language, voice, articulation, and stuttering. You can find the SLP that supports your district here.

Student Records




Please contact us to request records for students in special education by emailing us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Sub Authorization Class




Grant Wood Area Education Agency houses a computer system called ‘SubCentral’ that processes substitutes for teachers at 14 school districts including Alburnett, Anamosa, Cedar Rapids, Central City, Center Point-Urbana, College Community, Grant Wood, Marion, Linn-Mar, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Springville, Summit, and Xavier Catholic Schools. Learn more about SubCentral and the requirements for becoming a substitute teacher.

Sub Central




Grant Wood AEA houses the computer system that arranges substitutes for teachers. To sign up as a substitute teacher or substitute paraprofessional/associate go to subcentral.gwaea.org. For assistance the SubCentral Help Desk is staffed between 7-11 a.m. on school days and can be reached at 319-399-6761 or subcentral@aea10.org.

Talented & Gifted




Professional learning and networking opportunities are offered for teachers and coordinators of talented and gifted programs. Learn more by contacting grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Teacher Work Center (TWC) Now Creative Studio




See Creative Studio.

Tech Support




Grant Wood Computer Services provides software solutions to Iowa AEA’s and LEA’s. Software includes Infinite Campus and PowerSchool student records, Grant Wood AEA Accounting and Payroll, On-Line Assessment, IMS, network support, as well as other software programs, custom programming, consulting, and support for all applications. Contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for more information.

Transcripts




Professional learning transcripts and history can be accessed online. Please contact us to request records for students in special education by emailing us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

Transition Support




All GWAEA special education consultants are trained to provide transition support services for students, parents, teachers and school districts as they plan for students’ transitions for living, learning, and working. Planning will include movement from home to school, school to school, and to their post-school employment, education and living settings. Some helpful resources include: – Summary for Post-Secondary Living, Learning and Working – Academic Use – Summary for Post-Secondary Living, Learning and Working – Work Use – Life After High School Transition Guide – folder formatLife After High School Transition Guide – handouts – Support for Accommodation Request – Age of MajorityGraduation Changes for Individuals Eligible for Special EducationGuiding Transitions bookletTransition Guide from our Family-Educator Partnership Program – A sample transition IEP – Additional references from the Iowa Transition Assessment Website| – Pacer’s National Parent Center on Transition and EmploymentUI REACH.

Universal Design




Universal Design looks at the goals of any lesson to provide all students with tools, techniques and the means to achieve these goals. Your GWAEA Assistive Technology team member can assist you in this area. Contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org for more information.

Universal Service Fund / E-Rate




Grant Wood AEA provides year round E-Rate support for AEA 10 schools and districts. Request assistance via email at eratecontact@gwaea.org.

Van Mail Distribution




Grant Wood Area Education Agency (Grant Wood AEA) provides delivery to each public and accredited nonpublic building in the Agency’s seven county service area. Deliveries can include, among other things, Grant Wood AEA communications, Media Center resources, Creative Services printing and inter-district correspondence. For questions regarding van delivery or to email a request to utilize the van mail distribution system, email grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

VAST Center




Van Allen Science Teaching Center provides a hands-on, minds-on oriented classroom using research-based comprehensive curriculum.

Vision Services




Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) and Orientation and Mobility Specialists (OMS) provide screening, evaluation, consultation and direct services for children who are blind or visually impaired. Contact us at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org to learn more about vision support services.

Youth Mental Health First Aid




This training focuses on how to help students experiencing a mental health, addiction challenge or crisis. MHFA meets the suicide prevention training required in new legislation when it is completed along with the postvention module available on AEA Learning Online.