Actively Learn Workshop

Activate Your Learning

Grant Wood AEA is pleased to announce an opportunity to support educators interested in learning more about Actively Learn.

Workshop Description:

In a world full of fast, brief communication, getting students to slow down and read deeply is a worthy challenge.

By participating, you will learn more about what the learning science says behind impactful instructional practices, as well as Actively Learn, an online reading platform that lets you better activate, support and reveal student thinking while reading.

Starting with a discussion about the challenges around reading, participants will engage in a mock class in Actively Learn, exploring the features built into the platform. Based on participant interest, we will break out to focus on a few instructional practices that Actively Learn can help amplify. This will lead into common planning time with AEA support for teachers to begin to put action items into practice with their own curriculum on Actively Learn.

This workshop is for teachers of any subject or familiarity with Actively Learn, and is being jointly led by our Actively Learn School Success Manager, Steve Siden, in conjunction with the Digital Learning Team.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Platform Overview (reminder of ASR & platform approach)

  • Deep dive into one or two practices from ASR with small-group work

  • Time for folks to create assignments individually with AEA & Actively Learn support.

When and Where

Thursday, March 1

Choose from one of the following workshop options:

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Grant Wood AEA Coralville Facility

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Grant Wood AEA 33rd Avenue Facility

(Please register for the workshop that is most convenient for you)


Administrators, teachers and instructional coaches wanting to learn more about Actively Learn


Registration Link:

Code for the Coralville Workshop: RCJWQX

Code for the 33rd Avenue Workshop: NTUDAO

Cost: Free

Registration Deadline: February 26, 2018

Space is limited to 35 participants per workshop session.

Registration Instructions

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer is a Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning consultant. Lynn has a strong background in literacy. Prior to joining the Digital Learning Team, Lynn worked for 3 years as a Teacher Librarian for 2nd-5th graders and prior to that taught 7th grade Reading for 13 years. Lynn is dedicated to supporting the integration of technology and information literacy skills in every classroom.

Gina Rogers

Gina Rogers is a Digital Learning consultant. Before accepting her position at Grant Wood AEA, Gina was a high school English and Language Arts teacher in two 1:1 districts in eastern Iowa. Gina is passionate about finding ways to integrate technology to help learners meet curricular goals.