Save the Dates!

Learning Opportunities for Grant Wood AEA Teacher Librarians

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Grant Wood AEA has been hard at work developing learning opportunities for our area Teacher Librarians. While some learning opportunities are still in development, we wanted to share some of our face-to-face workshops now so that you can save the dates!

Teacher Librarian Kick-Off Workshop*

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Time: 8:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Location: Grant Wood AEA (6th Street location)


Join fellow Grant Wood AEA Teacher Librarians for a day of connecting and learning as we begin a new school year!


Tamiko Brown, School Library Journal's 2017 School Librarian of the Year, will be joining us to share her insights and expertise.


Stay tuned for more information or fill out the form below to receive notification when registration details become available!

Teacher Librarian Quarterly Workshops

Dates: October 2, December 11, March 5, May 7

Times: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Locations: Grant Wood AEA Cedar Rapids locations


Make-Up snow date for December: Tuesday, January 8

Make-Up snow date for March: Tuesday, March 12


Join fellow Grant Wood AEA Teacher Librarians for quarterly workshops. Each workshop will have a different focus and will provide opportunities to learn with and from fellow librarians and to put practice into action.


Tentative Workshop Topics:

October-- Supporting District Initiatives, Building Instructional Partnerships and Aligning Curriculum

December-- Empowering Students as Creators

March-- Curating Digital Tools & Resources (Collection Management and Development)

May-- Leveraging Leadership


Stay tuned for more information or fill out the form below to receive notification when registration details become available!

*Credit option will be available for those attending the Kick-Off and at least 3 Quarterly Workshops (with some additional extended learning requirements). More information to come.
Why wait until next year?! Here are a few learning opportunities available this summer!

GoOpen Summit (June 11, 2018)

The #GoOpen Regional Summits are intended for new districts who are curious about making a scalable transition to openly licensed educational resources (OERs), as well as districts who are looking to further their use of OERs. The day is also designed for districts who have done some work on making this transition and can offer insights and networking during the workshops throughout the day.


During the day, there will be a specific conversation about the role of Teacher Librarians in supporting OER.


Click here to learn more!

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Digital Learning Team 4Cs Summer Camp (July 24-26, 2018)

Summer Camp is designed for educators who would like to redefine their classrooms with meaningful integration of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Come and learn about how digital learning can leverage the 4Cs to evolve their classroom practices. Participants will engage in hands-on learning and application, while also reflecting and setting goals for implementation.


Click here to learn more!

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Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer is a Digital Learning Consultant with Grant Wood AEA. Prior to joining the Digital Learning Team, Lynn taught 7th grade Reading before becoming a Teacher Librarian. Lynn is dedicated to supporting Teacher Librarians and the integration of technology and information literacy skills in every classroom.
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About the Digital Learning Team

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.