Thursday, September 24, 2015

Online Instructors Wanted

Interested in teaching for AEA PD Online? Check out these 8 steps to becoming an instructor. For more information check out the Instructor Toolbox located here.

Fast Facts about Online Learning

Interested in learning about the research, trends, and statistics related to k-12 online learning. Check out iNACOL's Fast Facts brief. Click here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

10 Smart Tips for Effective Learning

If you are new to online teaching, chances are you are constantly on the lookout for tips and tricks that will help you improve your practice.  Because of this drive for continuous improvement, it is sometimes easy to forget that for many learners online learning is new to them. 

Set your online students up for success by taking some time to review and share the infographic, "10 Smart Tips for Effective Learning" with them. 
10 Smart Tips for Effective Learning Infographic
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources course meets STEM Endorsement

A new online course added to AEA PD Online course listings. This Exploring Iowa’s Natural Resources  course also also qualifies for credit for the STEM endorsement through Drake and Grandview.

Activity Title:Exploring Iowa's Natural Resources (Online) 3 credits

Class Dates (Online):  October 3, 2015 - January 31, 2016

To find our more or to sign up for the class go to  with the Activity #: 22007499991601

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Upcoming Online Courses: October 1-November 15, 2015

See below for a list of upcoming online professional learning opportunities. To register, click on the activity number listed with each course. To conduct your own search for professional development classes, download the AEA PD Online app at or click here to go to the AEA PD Online catalog.

Advancing Minds: Helping Our Students with Behavioral Challenges
Register at 22029799991601
Dates: Oct. 1-Dec. 10, 2015 Credit(s): 3

Creatively Thinking with MinecraftEdu
Register at 22026399991602
Dates: Oct. 1-Dec. 4, 2015 Credit(s): 2

Exploring Iowa's Natural Resources (Online)
Register at 22007499991601
Dates: Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 31, 2016
Credit(s): 3

Professional Learning Communities/Data Teams' Role in Assessment/MtSS/RtI II
Register at 22026099991601
Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 10, 2015
Credit(s): 1 (renewal only)

Google sites for the Classroom
Register at 22025199991602
Dates: Oct. 5-Oct. 28, 2015
Credit(s): 1

iEvaluate 1.2
Register at 22017299991604
Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 27, 2015
Credit(s): 2 (renewal only)

Introduction to Google Apps
Register at 22007899991604
Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 8, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Reading in the Content Areas
Register at 22022499991602
Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 6, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Total Participation Techniques
Register at 22020199991602
Dates: Oct. 5-Nov. 6, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Building ELA Foundation Skills-The Voweletics Method
Register at 22016699991602
Dates: Oct. 12-Dec. 13, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Using the iPad in the Language Arts Classroom
Register at 22014799991601
Dates: Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Spanish for Educators Online
Register at 22000799991602
Dates: Oct. 13-Nov. 24, 2015
Credit(s): 3 (renewal only)

Building Social Studies Literacy
Register at 22017199991601
Dates: Oct. 14-Nov. 18, 2015
Credit(s): 2 (renewal only)

OLLIE: Online Learning Instructional Design
Register at 22002799991602
Dates: Oct. 14-Nov. 17, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Understanding and Developing Mulit-tiered System of Supports (MtSS/RtI) I
Register at 22024599991602
Dates: Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 2015 
Credit(s): 1 (renewal only)

Using Formative Assessments to Drive Instruction and Design Interventions
Register at 22025499991602
Dates: Oct. 16-Nov.12, 2015
Credit(s): 1 (renewal only)

iEvaluate 1.2
Register at 22017299991605
Dates: Oct. 19-Dec. 11, 2015
Credit(s): 2 (renewal only)

Examining Dyslexia: Remediation that Works!
Register at 22022899991602
Dates: Oct. 21-Dec. 30, 2015
Credit(s): 3

Examining Engaging Troubling Students: A Constructivist Approach
Register at 22003299991602
Dates: Oct. 21-Dec. 30, 2015
Credit(s): 3

Examining: How the Brain Influences Behavior
Register at 22017499991602
Dates: Oct. 21-Dec. 30, 2015
Credit(s): 3

Examining: Teaching Math to 21st Century Students
Register at 22024999991602
Dates: Oct. 21-Dec. 30, 2015
Credit(s): 3

Examining: The Gifted Brain: Science, Secrets, and Synapses
Register at 22022199991601
Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 24, 2015
Credit(s): 3

MOLLIE: Designing Online Lessons, Including SoftChalk
Register at 22017999991602
Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 24, 2015
Credit(s): 2

OLLIE: Introduction to the Online Learner
Register at 22001399991604
Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 10, 2015
Credit(s): 1

Personalized Learning: Helping Your Students Take Charge of Their Learning
Register at 22027099991602
Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 17, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Pinterest: Using Pins, Boards, and More in Your Classroom
Register at 22022299991607
Dates: Oct. 21-Nov. 21, 2015
Credit(s): 2

iEvaluate 1.2
Register at 22017299991606
Dates: Oct. 26-Dec. 18, 2015

Credit(s): 2(renewal only)

Pinterest in the Classroom
Register at 22019999991606
Dates: Oct. 26-Nov. 22, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Supporting Technology Literacy in Elementary Classrooms with Scratch Programming
Register at 22024299991602
Dates: Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Presentation Zen: Improving Your Approach to Presentations
Register at 22012399991603
Dates: Oct. 28-Nov. 17, 2015

Credit(s): 1

iPods and iPads for the Classroom
Register at 22004199991603
Dates: Nov. 2-Nov. 29, 2015
Credit(s): 2

What Great Teachers Do Differently
Register at 22020399991603
Dates: Nov. 2-Dec. 11, 2015
Credit(s): 3

How Do You Teach Reading-Speaking the Language of the Book Whisperer
Register at 22019399991602
Dates: Nov. 9-Dec. 4, 2015

Credit(s): 1

Using the iPad in the Social Studies Classroom
Register at 22014899991601
Dates: Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 2015
Credit(s): 2

Increasing Cognitive Complexity to Enhance Student Learning
Register at 22025699991602
Dates: Nov. 14-Dec. 20, 2015
Credit(s): 1 (renewal only)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Minecraft Course

A new online course added to AEA PD Online course listings. This Minecraft course also also qualifies for credit for the STEM endorsement through Drake and Grandview.

Activity Title: Creatively Thinking with MinecraftEdu  2 credits

Class Dates: October 1-December 4, 2015

To find our more or to sign up for the class go to  with the Activity #: 22026399991602

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Why do you need to know about social media and digital citizenship for your students? Read the PEW report  to see how students use social media to find new friends.

We can help. Take the Social Media self paced course or the Digital Citizenship self paced course to learn more at .  Here you can take the courses for license renewal credit or take the individual learning opportunities for no credit.  The course for credit:
  • Digital Citizenship- Course for LR Credit
  • Social Media- Course for LR Credit
 Individual Non-credit learning opportunities:
  • Social Media: Twitter
  • Social Media: Facebook
  • Social Media: Google Plus
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Social Media: Pinterest
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Literacy
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Netiquette
  • Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying and Online Safety
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Security
  • Copyright and Fair Use