The Linker: A Blog Linking Educators to GWAEA

The Linker is a communication forum used by Grant Wood Area Education Agency to help share information about professional development, resources and materials, and best practices available to support educators and student achievement.

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This week's Saturday Snippet is all about labs! Amber and Laura share information on science in a blended learning environment.
All teachers and students in Grant Wood AEA now have access to Pear Deck! Resources and professional learning available.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency’s Media Center is pleased to share digital posters and bookmarks that are updated with our newest online resources.
The EBSCO and GALE databases provide anytime/anywhere access to all of the journal titles that used to be in the media center!
The Grant Wood AEA VAST Center and The Eastern Iowa Science Collaborative are excited to partner with FOSS and the Lawrence Hall of Science to provide an opportunity to support teaching FOSS…
If teachers would like their FOSS unit from the VAST center to be packed with extra supplies to support student packets for remote learners, they can make this request using the surveys below
Teachers will learn practical elements of enacting a curriculum and the implementation of a Framework for K-12 Science Education.
On December 15th, Governor Reynolds announced statewide recipients of this funding, including $467,000 to support high school computer science across the state thanks to efforts from Grant Wood AEA’s…
Professional learning opportunity. The focus will be on best practices in virtual adult learning, engagement strategies, and application of learning.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency has a wide range of science fiction resources available in its Media Center, educators can celebrate Sci-Fi day with any of these great resources!
Grant Wood Area Education Agency’s Chief Administrator John Speer with Kris Donnelly, executive director of teaching and learning, presented at this year's virtual AESA conference. Their presentation…
Even though the majority of focus for the Grant Wood AEA Media Center will be on building our collection of online resources, items for our physical collection are still being added
Members of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team presented at this year's virtual AESA conference.
Many teachers are looking for articles and nonfiction texts. ClassLink is a single-sign on option that provides access to all of Grant Wood AEA's nonfiction resources.
Grant Wood AEA's Digital Learning Team has curated fun and informative activities to teach computer science in any virtual learning environment.
With up to one in three children struggling with anxiety in this country, adults require practical, effective and easy to implement strategies to support their students. In the time of COVID-19,…
Participants will explore their own learning variabilities and recognize that there is no average learner. With this broader vision, participants will connect brain science to mindsets, then explore…
Now by logging on to Classlink with their school email account or scanning their Classlink QuickCard, students will see a page with icons for all of the GWAEA Online Resources.
As we constantly try to improve what we do to support our schools, educators, and learners, so do the creators of online resources in which we subscribe! Here are a few updates from AP Newsroom,…
The Media Center still has physical books that may be reserved online and delivered to school districts served by Grant Wood Area Education Agency. Check out these new professional books or see our…
Steve Gill is a teacher and school psychologist. He currently works as the educational staff coach supporting school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical…
The second week in November is National School Psychology Week. To celebrate, we reached out to school psychologists working at Grant Wood Area Education Agency in order to spread awareness about how…
Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries during Computer Science Education Week December 7 - 13, 2020.
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and this year’s celebration recognizes how different the work of a PT is due to COVID-19.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency's autism team members have created Zoom-based webinar sessions that can be accessed on demand.
This training is intended for staff who support students with behavior needs.
This class highlighted the unique neurology and learning/thinking patterns of students on the autism spectrum.
Maximize ideas from the Return to Learn resources and fit five quarters of math learning into the 2020-2021 school year.
This training session teaches best practices in delivering professional learning opportunities, now in a virtual environment.


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