Aug 14, 2019

2019-2020 Grant Wood AEA Seminar Series

Sept. 4, 2019

Getting Explicit About Implicit Bias Using Compassionate Dialogue

Dr. Erikca Brown


No matter how good our intentions to be free of prejudice, we all have implicit biases that impact our work in schools. Participants will reflect on how their implicit biases may impact professional and personal interactions. They will engage in activities to practice “interrupting” both personal thought processes and social interactions fueled by bias.

Course Number 181177


Oct. 2, 2019

Reaching and Teaching EVERY Child
Kevin Honeycutt


Join Kevin Honeycutt, an internationally known speaker and thought-leader in the area of social and emotional learning (SEL) and trauma-informed and responsive education. He’ll use stories, examples, and tools to inspire big, new thinking among the leaders who attend.
Course Number 181113


2019-2020 Grant Wood AEA Seminar Series


Nov. 6, 2019

Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity
John Krownapple


Despite the best efforts of equity leaders, John Krownapple advocates our schools suffer from persistent inequities. The author of Guiding the Journey to Excellence with Equity, he defines a process of "inside-out" growth. John supports developing culturally proficient educators with the facilitation skills needed to navigate the obstacles that arise during equity transformations.

Course Number 180440



Dec. 4, 2019

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools

Eric Sheninger


The speed of technological breakthroughs has led to the age of workplace automation, altering the world of work for students. A redesigned learning experience shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that’s personal. Eric will unlock tomorrow’s schools so today’s modern learners leave ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Course Number 181039


Jan. 8, 2020

Poverty Awareness

Rebecca Lewis


Rebecca believes pOVERty is the main driver for most social problems. The Trauma-Informed movement, together with community collaboration and restorative justice principles, puts us all in a winnable game. We can resolve pOVERty and make sure that it’s no longer the destination for our students or their families. Rebecca advocates for turning students from at-risk to at-promise.

Course Number 181040


March 4, 2020

Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change
Shawn Rubin and Cathy Sanford
Pathways to Personalization offers an innovative five-step framework to help school leaders and teacher teams design and implement blended and personalized learning initiatives based on local needs and interests. Shawn and Cathy’s field-tested road map helps educators meet the academic and emotional needs of all students, encouraging them to take charge of their own learning. 

Course Number 181040



All Sessions

Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Target Audience: PreK-12 Administrators, AEA Education Consultants, Instructional Coaches, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Special Education Consultants, Teachers


Registration online:

Registration deadline two weeks prior to the event. 


  • Participant fee $40
  • Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.

Registration Information

Grant Wood AEA Professional Learning

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