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Future Ready Iowa Summit

Future Ready Iowa Summit

The Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit will be held on Tuesday, April 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The purpose of this all-day event is to amplify...

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2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Programs Announced & Applications Open

2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Programs Announced & Applications Open

Iowa’s educators who want to continue inspiring their students toward STEM passions now have an opportunity! The 2018-19 STEM Scale-Up Program application is officially open. As the largest statewide program operated by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council,...

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Assistive Technology (AT)–Who really Needs it?

Assistive Technology (AT)–Who really Needs it?

by  Lea Ann Peschong Central Rivers Speech Language Pathologist In today’s schools, technology is used daily by teachers and students to explore, to collect data, to research, to organize, to read, to write, and to communicate; to...

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Fitting it all in – Start with the science

Fitting it all in – Start with the science

You have probably heard the time-management parable regarding “filling the jar.”  For those who have not, the story goes something like this: a man fills a jar with golf balls and asks “Is the jar full?” To...

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January Superintendents’ Meeting Materials

January Superintendents’ Meeting Materials

The January Superintendents’ Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 3. All materials from the meeting are available to view. As a reminder, there will not be a meeting in February due to Advocacy Day being held January 30-31...

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What is Inquiry Science?

What is Inquiry Science?

The Iowa Science standards, with their foundation in the Next Generation Science Standards, bring not only new standards but also require teachers begin to utilize an inquiry-based approach to science education.  Many teachers will cite inquiry science...

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School libraries have new national standards

School libraries have new national standards

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) launched new national standards for school libraries in November 2017. The AASL Standards chart the course for learners, school librarians, and the school libraries. The standards proclaim the role of school...

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