GWAEA Instructional Tech Update

to ensure success for all learners

21st Century Learning Institute 2014-15 Year 1 Applications are now open!

Participants will engage in a variety of activities to enhance teaching and learning through the use of technology, including productivity software, multimedia tools, the Internet, peripherals, and Web 2.0 tools. Also, participants will build knowledge of the Iowa Core Curriculum and 21st Century Technology Skills.

Looking for Learning in the Digital Classroom- Just because the laptops are open doesn't mean learning is occurring!

Grant Wood AEA is hosting Jeff Utecht (ITEC 2013 Keynote) on March 5th from 1-3:30pm

Cedar Rapids Educational Learning and Support Center

2500 Edgewood Rd NW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

See the flyer with more details!

Learn More about Jeff:

Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant, educator and author. Over the past 10 years, Jeff has taught at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia. Moving from a classroom teacher into technology facilitator roles and administrative positions, Jeff began sharing his passion for learning via his blog The Thinking Stick. In 2007, he was invited to create an innovative conference focusing on learning and technology; the Learning 2.0 Conference was initiated. In 2010 Jeff was invited to present at the first TEDx conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

ITEC Eastern Iowa Student Tech Fair

Friday, April 4th, 9am-12pm

1227 W 27th St

Cedar Falls, IA

ITEC sponsors three regional student technology fairs each spring. The technology fairs offer K-12 students an opportunity to showcase technology-based projects created as part of their instructional curriculum in their schools.

Register your students for the ITEC Eastern Iowa Tech Fair and learn more at the site.

Build Your PLN with the GWAEA Daily

Looking to expand your PLN (Personal Learning Network), but don’t know where to start or who to follow. We have put together a site to get you started! This site is published daily pulling resources from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other social media. You can select the subscribe button and have it emailed to you. Readers can also easily select a story, video, photo or link and share it with others! All you need is an email address to subscribe to this electronic newspaper!

Check out the GWAEA Daily!

3D Printer at GWAEA

We now have 3D printing capabilities at GWAEA. If you are interested in learning more contact your technology consultant!

GWAEA 3D Printer Site with more information.