Monday, April 8, 2019

Blending Flipping Cohort To Begin: Sign up Now

Blending Flipping Your Classroom cohorts series is available for teachers this summer at Heartland AEA and Green Hills AEA.  Course 1 "Blending/ Flipping Your Classroom 1: Introduction" the start of the four course series will begin June 17-19 offered at Heartland in Adel, Iowa and  June 11- 13, offered at Green Hills AEA in Avoca. 

The Blend Flip cohorts consist of 4 courses that teachers and administrators can take throughout a 1 1/2 year period.   Credit is available at a significantly reduced rate.

  • The first course (Blending/ Flipping Your Classroom 1- Introduction is a three day  face-to-face training on "Blending/Flipping your classroom 1" for one license renewal credit.  There is a secondary and an elementary version
  • The second course is a fully online course "Blending/Flipping 2- Blended Instruction" as well as an elementary option for two credits (license renewal and graduate) which is available to those who have completed the first course.
  • The third in the series is "Blending/Flipping Your Classroom 3: Designing Online Lessons" which will take place as a blended model with two days face-to-face and the rest online for those who have completed the first two courses. This course is also two credits (license renewal and graduate).  
  •  Finally the fourth in this series is "Blending/Flipping 4: Activities and Assessment "which will take place as a blended model with two days face-to-face and the rest online and is also 2 credits (license renewal and graduate) for those who have taken the three other courses.  

The last three courses in the series (six credits) can also be applied to the Drake Online Teacher certification for those that are interested.  Learn more about the cohort here.

Course 1: Blend/Flip Introduction Heartland AEA: 3 days face to face June 17, 18, and 19. 1 LR credit available

Course 1: Blend/Flip Introduction Green Hills AEA: 3 days face to face June 11, 12 and 13.  1 LR credit available

Here is the website for all the information on the Blend Flip Cohort for those that are interested.

If you have any questions please contact Denise Krefting or Melissa Wicklund.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Iowa Story: Johnston Social Studies Teacher Blends His Classroom

Hear from Thomas Giffin, a high school Instructional Coach and Social Studies teacher at Johnston Schools in Johnston, IA. Thomas has blended his classroom for several years. At Johnston juniors and seniors have open campus and the blended classroom makes use of this by having days where students are not in the classroom with the teacher, but doing their work in the online portal. He will share why he went this route, the benefits for students, how he scaffolds his students to learn this way, what parents and students are saying and where his students go when they are not in the classroom.

We would LOVE to share your story. If you would like to be interviewed for the Iowa Story of Online, Blended or Flipped Classrooms please contact us- Denise Krefting or Melissa Wicklund.

If you are interested in learning more about professional development for blended learning, here is the information on AEA Online's Blended Learning Cohort-

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Teacher uses Student Personalized Learning System to teach Digital Citizenship

Hear from North Polk Elementary Technology Coordinator and Teacher Ann Howe from North Polk, Iowa as she shares how she uses the Digital Citizenship content in AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System with her 2nd and 3rd graders.

If you are a teacher in the State of Iowa, you too can use content in the SPLS with your students. Check it out:

For more information contact Denise Krefting, Melissa Wicklund or Craig Mohr