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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.]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:27:00 +0000 0
Pear Deck Course & Resources

All teachers and students in Grant Wood AEA now have access to Pear Deck! Resources and professional learning available.]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:15:00 +0000 0
Updated Digital Posters and Bookmarks

Grant Wood Area Education Agency’s Media Center is pleased to share digital posters and bookmarks that are updated with our newest online resources.]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:49:00 +0000 0
Nonfiction for Educators seeking professional or personal growth

The EBSCO and GALE databases provide anytime/anywhere access to all of the journal titles that used to be in the media center!]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:35:00 +0000 0
FOSS Webinars

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 remotely. ]]>
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:21:00 +0000 0
FOSS Remote Learning Materials Support

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]]>
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 21:00:00 +0000 0
Unit-Specific Hybrid Workshops (Winter 2021)

Teachers will learn practical elements of enacting a curriculum and the implementation of a Framework for K-12 Science Education.]]>
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:33:00 +0000 0
Statewide Computer Science Teacher Workforce Grant Awarded to GWAEA

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 team as well as the other eight AEAs.]]>
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 17:02:00 +0000 0
01 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 22:01:40 +0000 0 2021 Mon, 04 Jan 2021 22:01:37 +0000 0 Dynamic Digital Instruction

Professional learning opportunity. The focus will be on best practices in virtual adult learning, engagement strategies, and application of learning.]]>
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 21:32:00 +0000 0
National Science Fiction Day

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!]]>
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 17:27:00 +0000 0
GWAEA PRIDE: Mental Health Pilots

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 documented initiatives designed to help provide mental health infrastructure and support services for students in GWAEA public schools.]]>
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:48:00 +0000 0
New Titles in the Classroom Collection

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]]>
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:43:00 +0000 0
CISM Presents Virtually at the AESA Conference

Members of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team presented at this year's virtual AESA conference.]]>
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 15:25:00 +0000 0
ClassLink: One Login to Access the Perfect Nonfiction Texts

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.]]>
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 15:17:00 +0000 0
12 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:12:47 +0000 0 Computer Science Activities in a Virtual Classroom: Hour of Code

Grant Wood AEA's Digital Learning Team has curated fun and informative activities to teach computer science in any virtual learning environment.]]>
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:42:00 +0000 0
Special Presentation from Jessica Minahan: Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom

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, anxiety has become ever-present in students of all ages.]]>
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:05:00 +0000 0
Coaching for Learner Variability

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 their own and teacher mindsets about variable learners. Participants will also consider how learner variability is supported in their context and what common barriers they face in achieving an Optimal Learning Environment without lowering the bar for standards-aligned instruction.]]>
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:58:00 +0000 0