Pear Deck for ALL GWAEA Educators

Iowa's AEAs are sponsoring statewide access to Pear Deck

βœ… EVERY Iowa educator has access to a premium Pear Deck account for the 2020-21 school year! Pear Deck is an add-on for both Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint that allows you to transform your presentations into opportunities for formative assessment and active student learning.

Check out the video below for a quick introduction:

How Pear Deck Works

Getting Started with Pear Deck

The Digital Learning Team has created a variety of resources to support educators using this powerful tool to engage learners no matter the instructional model.

...And a Pear Deck in a Classroom...

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The GWAEA Digital Learning Team is releasing a new blog series in December 2020 to share ideas about different ways that you can use Pear Deck to enhance your instruction.

πŸ“… Check-in with our blog each week in December to find new topics about Pear Deck

πŸ’‘ You haven't tried Pear Deck yet? Check out our first blog in the series to get you started.

πŸ˜€ Making Pear Deck a More Inclusive Experience

🍐 Pear Deck Takeaways

Additional Pear Deck Resources

Resources for expanding your knowledge:

Resources for implementation of Pear Deck:

Designing Instruction with Pear Deck Course Opportunity

The Digital Learning Team is ready to offer a course to help educators build their capacity in utilizing Pear Deck with Google Slides to design instruction.

Course Details:

Dates: To be determined based on interest.

This course includes one hour-long Zoom session and then all other sessions are self-paced modules.

Credit: 1 Licensure Renewal

Complete this short interest form so we can let you know when the course is available.

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About Us

The Grant Wood Digital Learning Team works with AEA 10 schools to help them integrate technology in the classroom. We work with teachers and administrators on-site, and at Grant Wood facilities. Each school district is assigned a Technology Consultant from the Digital Learning Team to help facilitate the ways in which we can help schools improve teaching and learning with technology.
Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488, Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.