This page lists information regarding professional conference opportunities along with professional learning classes being offered by the AEA. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Carruthers or Cari Teske, Central Rivers AEA Librarians.
- Fall Teacher Librarian Meeting – September 18, 2018 – “Every Standards Tells a Story”
- Iowa Library Association Annual Conference – October 3-5, 2018 – Cedar Rapids
- Watch for details on IASL Conference in Ames coming Summer, 2019
Past Professional Learning Opportunities : Resources
MackinVIA Curriculum Integration – August 8, 2016
Topics covered during the day include: MackinVIA – setting up Backpacks & Groups; Instructional examples using text complexity and close reading while utilizing the MackinVIA Reader tools; Instructional examples from a practicing teacher perspective; Exploring different mobile device options with the MackinVIA App.
Support materials for the class:
- Informational Text Rubric
- Literary Text Rubric
- TeachingBooks.net Flyer
- MackinVIA Integration Class PPT
Zoom Links to Presentations
- AM Session – MackinVIA Basics and What’s New in MackinVIA
- Heather Lister Presentation – Teacher Librarian, Hershey, PM
- PM Session – MackinVIA and Devices and MackinVIA Scanvenger Hunt
Using AEA Digital Resources for Text Complexity & Close Reading – September 16, 2014
This day will focus on the topic of using AEA Digital Resources for text complexity and close reading. The Iowa Core calls for an increased use of informational text throughout students’ schooling. Educators need to be more aware of the scope of informational texts students should be reading in their classrooms. Teachers will need to purposefully choose texts for students to access easily as well as texts that will allow students to build strength for grappling with complexity. As students engage with more complex text, they will need to learn how to look at multiple layers of meaning within a text. Close reading is used to move students deeper into complex text.
Presentations and Handouts for the Day
Iowa AEA Online Webinars
March 6, 2014: Statewide-registration on IAO website under Iowa Webinar tab – http://tinyurl.com/IAwebinars
The purpose of this webinar will be to assist teachers in locating and analyzing instructional resources which support the Iowa Core with a focus on Close Reading using the Iowa AEA Online resources. Please invite classroom teachers to attend with you! Webinar will be held at two different times on each day – 11:30 to 12:45 and 3:45 to 5:00. Please register for this session at least one week in advance as webinar instructions will be sent out via e-mail to those registered.
Text Complexity and the Iowa AEA Online Resources: Archived version of November 15, 2012 webinar is found on this site.
Archived versions of 2010-2011 webinars on Literacy, Science and Social Studies are available on this website as well.