Keystone AEA Teacher Update
Frequently Asked Questions About Ordering Media Materials
Where do I find what materials are available?
•Go to “Search & Reserve” to find Books, Kits, Video/DVD, and Digital Videos.
•Go to “Magazines” to see titles available for routing.
How can I order Keystone AEA materials?
•Online: “Search” to find and reserve/request materials.
•Reservations Secretary: Kathy Wessel can answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elkader: 245-1480, Dubuque: 556-3310, or other areas call 1-800-632-5918.
How long can I keep materials?
•DVDs: 7 days
•Videos: 3 days
•Kits: circulation periods vary from 1-7 weeks
•PreK-12 Books: 6 weeks
•Early Elementary Season Books: 2 weeks
•Professional Books: 2 weeks
•Magazines: 1 week
What if I need an item for longer than the regular booking period?
•Videos, DVDs, & Kits: 1) Click the ‘Show & Extend’ button to submit a request for a 3-day extension or 2) call the Reservations Secretary and ask for an extension.
•PreK-12 Books: Call the Reservations Secretary and ask to extend the books for another six weeks.
•Professional Books: Call the Reservations Secretary to see if the book is available for an extension.
•Magazines and Book-of-the-Month: These can not be extended because other teachers on the routings are waiting for them.
Special Education Updates
Graduation Requirements for Students on IEPs - starting with this year's freshmen - students must meet 4-3-3-3 to receive a high school diploma. Districts should be working on a plan to address this change. Please start having these conversations with your administrators. Informational letter from the DE.
Family Educator Partnership - great article about navigating conflict and other resources
Iowa Alternate Assessment (IAA) - updates for teachers and administrators
Secondary Transition PD Opportunities - great learning opportunities for MS/HS special ed teachers!
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) - learn more about the work happening at the state level to improve SDI