Friday, June 30, 2017

SoftChalk Lesson of the Week

Congratulations Dan Leete your lesson has been selected as SoftChalk's lesson of the week!

Dan is a 9-12 art teacher at Sumner-Fredricksburg High School/Middle School. The focus of Dan's lesson is on color and includes a variety of interactive activities for students to engage in when learning about primary, secondary, complementary, and tertiary colors.

Check out Dan's lesson.

Interested in learning about how you can use SoftChalk to create online content for students? Find out more here or contact Deborah Cleveland at

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Get Ready for a New Name

A new name, a new look, same great services and products for Iowa educators and students.

AEA PD Online will be changing our name to AEA Learning Online. Beginning on October 1, we will be known as AEA Learning Online. This new name better reflects all of the products and services that  we provide to educators and K-12 students.

This means a change in our logo (seen above) as well as new links to the websites.In an effort to streamline this process, our current links will automatically redirect users to the new links.

As we move forward with the transition we will share out the details via our current and our new social media accounts as well as post updates on our websites.

If you have any questions about the transition, please let us know (Evan Abbey at or Deborah Cleveland (

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thanks a Million

AEA PD Online is excited to announce that we have served our millionth completed training!

Our millionth training was completed by Tyler Rodgers, interim elementary principal at Harlan and Salem Elementary Schools in the Mt. Pleasant CSD. During 2017-2018, Tyler will be returning to work at the high school as the MOC/work experience coordinator.

This accomplishment represents millions of hours of professional learning and reflects Iowa educators' dedication to ensuring all students experience high quality learning opportunities and environments.

Since AEA PD Online’s inception in 2011, we have provided Iowa educators with online access to professional learning opportunities that are focused on relevant and timely topics. As a statewide agency, we have observed tremendous growth in how educators have been using our system.

To learn more about the professional learning opportunities on our Teacher Personalized Learning System

Friday, June 2, 2017

Learn Best Practices for Blending and Flipping your Classroom

The first of four courses to learn best practices for teaching in a blended/flipped or online method is offered this summer at several AEAs.  The first course is 3 days face to face for 1 license renewal credit.

  Heartland AEA: July 11-July 13, 2017 Learn More/Signup*
  Great Prairie AEA: July 17-July 19, 2017  Learn More/Signup*
  Mississippi Bend AEA: 2 sessions. June 20-22 and August 2-4  Learn More/Signup

For more information on the Blending/Flipping cohort see this site