CRAEA offers roster of Social Studies support for 2019-20

With implementation of the new social studies standards well underway in Iowa, many districts are continuing to look for support and resources.  Central Rivers AEA, in conjunction with the Department of Education, has a number of learning opportunities and avenues for support.  

2019-20 Learning Opportunities: 

Learning Opportunity Date Audience Location
Combo Year 1 & 2 Workshop: 

The Basics

Focus:  Social studies standards, instructional shifts, & unit design

September 17 K-12 Clear Lake
September 19 K-12 Cedar Falls
September 20 K-12 Marshalltown
Year 3 Workshop

Focus: Strategies to support instructional shifts, formative & summative assessment practices, and standards-based assessment development

October 10 & 15 Elementary Cedar Falls
October 28 & 29 Secondary Clear Lake
February 20 & March 3 Elementary Marshalltown
February 24 & 25 Secondary Cedar Falls
Social Studies 

Networking & Work Day 

Focus:  Unstructured time to network with others and get support from an CRAEA consultant

December 6 K-12 TBD
April 29 K-12 TBD

AEA PD Online Course Offerings

  • Elementary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards Year 1
  • Elementary Social Studies Standards Year 2
  • Secondary Introduction to the Social Studies Standards Year 1


In-District Support: With only a small amount of agency FTE dedicated to social studies at this time, consultants will not be able to provide in-district professional learning or small-group support. However, districts are encouraged to reach out to consultants for resources, general collaboration, and implementation planning. They are available via phone, email or Zoom.   

Questions? Please contact Heather Gould.