Keystone AEA Teacher Update

September 2018

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Registration System

As a statewide AEA system we are now operating within the same registration system for all things professional learning. Here is a link to our website for pointers on how to search for workshops, etc.

Upcoming Workshops

Here is a quick overview of the upcoming workshops at Keystone AEA.

Media Updates

Keystone AEA Digital Resources

Welcome back to a new school year! AEA Media Services would like to provide marketing materials to support access for teachers and students to the Keystone AEA Digital Resources. Below is a sample of the new marketing material (poster) with a listing of all the digital resources available for the 18-19 school year. Mid-August each AEA1 Building Contact was sent communications regarding how to order. If you are interested in having posters, bookmarks, or stickies printed for your classroom, please communicate your requests through your assigned building contact. They have been given a link to fill out a form to submit requests to our print shop. All requested materials will be printed and then delivered through AEA van mail.

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Building Contact People

The AEA1 Building Contacts in each building have been sent emails asking them to edit and update their teacher lists. We want to make sure we have the most up-to-date information in order to provide our teachers with the best service possible. Correct emails are very important as we are moving in a direction of electronic notifications versus paper form.

Signup for Book of the Month!

Receive every six weeks, a box of books (random books) for the grade level you request! (If you thought you've previously signed up and haven't received a box, that means you are not currently signed up.)

NEW beginning this school year! If you were previously signed up at the end of last year we automatically re-enrolled you in the program. If any changes are necessary please let us know and we will take care of it for you!

Please go to the following website:

What is the Book of the Month program? Teachers who sign up for the program receive a box of books every six weeks. A random selection of 25 books, fiction and non-fiction, for the appropriate grade level will be delivered and picked up by the Keystone AEA delivery van. When you return the box of books at the end of each six weeks, another box will be automatically sent to you within a two-week time period.

Signup for Magazines and Journals!

Keystone offers a wide variety of periodical titles. Some are available online; others can be delivered on the Keystone van. Magazines that are delivered have a loan period of one week with no renewals.

Please go to the following website:

New Website Changes and Navigation Tips!

All media information is online and searchable on the Keystone AEA website.

To order materials go to > Educators > Media Search > Search & Reserve

The reservations and delivery calendars are on our webpage.

Go to > Educators > Media Library > Delivery Calendar and Route Schedules

Special Education Updates

Administrative Changes in our SE Team

Sector 1 - Coordinator Chami DeLong & Assist. Coordinator Laura Smith

Sector 2 - Coordinator Amy Holst & Assist. Coordinator Jon Nordaas

Sector 3 - Coordinator Alicia Helle & Assist. Coordinator Kathy McCarthy

Director - Annette Hyde

Falsification of Information - this memo is in response to the increasing number of BOEE ethics violations by special education teachers related to IEP documentation and progress monitoring.

Family & Educator Partnership - check out the new Child Find booklet and handouts to share with parents to help them understand the IEP process.

Iowa Alternate Assessment (IAA) - important dates/training Information.

Paraeducator Certification - lots of important info if you're interested in certification!

Specially Designed Instruction - the State of Iowa is working to provide resources to improve SDI - learn more about this framework here.

Supporting Tough Students in the General Ed Classroom - check out this great learning opportunity for gen ed and special ed teachers.

Provide us some feedback on the Keystone Teacher Update!

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