Thursday, April 30, 2020

Webinars: Resources for Continuous Learning

You may be interested in using Open Educational Resources (OER) and content from Everfi in your classroom in support of continuous learning.  These resources can be used now and when you return back to your classroom in the fall.  Learn more through these webinars:

OER Webinar: Creating and Sharing Continuous Learning OER 
When: May 19 from 10 - 11 am
What: This session will focus on developing and sharing high-quality open resources.  We will share out Blended Learning Exemplars from Iowa educators.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://heartlandaea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIud-6sqDIsG9UcaiX_v4Asa3l842isuFwb 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Webinar: Continuous Learning with Everfi  
When May 19 from 1- 2 pm
What: EVERFI prepares students for the real world with digital, self-paced lessons on financial literacy, health, STEM, and college & career readiness. Thanks to our sponsors, EVERFI provides these resources to schools free of charge. Webinar attendees will learn more about EVERFI’s programs, how to easily integrate EVERFI with distance learning plans, receive login credentials, and ongoing technical and curriculum support. '


Sign up through this form.  An email will be sent to you with the link to attend the session

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Webinars: Continuous Learning Using Open Educational Resources (OER)


Open Educational Resources are a way for you to easily bring in content to share with students during this pandemic time of continuous learning and beyond.  In these two webinars, Megan Simmons from ISKME  will share more about OER Commons.
  • OER Webinar: Continuous Learning with Open Educational Resources
    • When April 29, 10- 11 am
    • What: This session will share with you how to find freely available resources to support continuous learning for students. We will discuss our current content area needs and priorities, share how to find resources you can use, and connect with educators throughout Iowa to collaborate and support each other.

      Before you attend this session please create an account at https://www.oercommons.org/
    • Register in advance for this meeting: https://heartlandaea.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvceugrDsqGNPnP5lq8ioogek3yBQryuLZ

      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • OER Webinar: Creating and Sharing Continuous Learning OER

Monday, April 6, 2020

Spanish Grammar Content Available on SPLS for Students


Spanish grammar content has been added to the Student Personalized Learning System.  Look for these modules either by searching for them or clicking on the category Foreign Language:
  • Spanish Vacation: Grammar Terms and Introduction
  • Spanish Vacations: Superlatives
  • Spanish Vacations: Ser and Estar (To Be)
  • Spanish Vacations: Present Progressive
  • Spanish Shopping: Grammar Terms and Introduction
  • Spanish Shopping: Comparisons
  • Spanish Shopping: Saber and Concocer (know)
More will be coming soon so come back often. Content taken from OER content SPA 102 by Jared Reynolds (https://archive.org/details/SPA102/mode/2up)

Friday, April 3, 2020

Content Created for Teachers to Support DE Continuous Learning Plan Webinar

With the DE Continuous Education announcement, we want to remind you that content has been created for you to immediately use with students in our Free to Iowa Districts a Student Personalized Learning System .  In this system, teachers will find modules of content that can be assigned to students.  Students can log in with their google account but will need a code from us to connect them to their school building.

We will be offering a webinar on using this system (please share with others who may be interested):

Professional Learning Online Session
Topic: Continue Student Learning Now! w/ the Student Personalized Learning System
Date/Time: Monday, April 6th 1:30-2:30
Description: The Student Personalized Learning System is one way that you can continue student learning. Content in this system has been developed by curriculum consultants, teachers and students for Iowa student learning. Here is a current list of the content in this system. https://tinyurl.com/tkc5h56 . This system is free to Iowa Teachers and Students and is brought to you by AEA Learning Online and your AEAs.
Audience: K-12 Educators, Administration, Coaches, AEA Staff
Sign up HERE to receive the zoom link.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Indianola Online Learning Program

Hear from Jessica Hazelton, Instructional Coach at Indianola High School in Indianola Iowa, as she shares how Indianola is transforming education for students using blended, self-paced, flex and facilitated instruction.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Learn More about the AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System Webinar

Learn More about the AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System Webinar

The Student Personalized Learning System is one way that you can continue student learning.  Content in this system has been developed by curriculum consultants, teachers and students for Iowa student learning.  Here is a current list of the content in this system. https://tinyurl.com/tkc5h56

 This system is free to Iowa Teachers and Students and is brought to you by AEA Learning Online and your AEAs.

To learn more about this system and how to use it with students join us for a webinar on Tuesday March 24 at 10:00. The link to the webinar is below.  It will also be recorded.


Topic:  Learn More about the AEA Learning Online's Student Personalized Learning System
Time: Mar 24, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://heartlandaea.zoom.us/j/151475798


We have also put together  a list of resources for K-12 students, teachers and parents that you are welcome to use.  Please know that there are more such resources and feel free to contact your AEA curriculum consultants.  This site will continue to be updated so check back often. We are providing this site for your use and do not endorse any of these resources with the exception of the AEA Online Databases and AEA Online Learning's Student Personalized Learning System.  https://instructor20.wixsite.com/onlineresources

Monday, January 27, 2020

20% Time: Independent Project- Learn Like Google Modules in Student Personalized Learning System

Many of you have heard about Google's 20 % time where they allow their employees 20% of their work time to investigate other things.  Educator Kevin Brookhouser's wrote a book called The 20Time Project about this process for the classroom. See his website http://www.20time.org/.

Indianola teacher Ali Sauter developed a set of modules for Indianola students that she graciously allowed us to take and move statewide that follow what Kevin suggests students do in the classroom to work on their passion.  Here are the modules that are available for you to use with your students should you want to try this out:

Learning Op (contains all the modules sequentially)
  • 20 % Time: Independent Project
Individual Modules:
  • Independent Study: Step 1 Project Based Learning
  • Independent Study: Step 2 Selecting the Right Project for You
  • Independent Study: Step 3 Blogging
  • Independent Study: Step 4 Failing Forward
  • Independent Study: Step 5 The Final Presentation
Thanks Ali for sharing these modules with us.

You can find these modules and the Learning Op in the Student Personalized Learning System and  either search for them or choose Communication Skills to find them ( they are in other categories as well). If you need assistance or want to build your own content contact Denise Krefting or Melissa Wicklund.