Monthly Archives: September 2019

Child Count Dates for 2019

Please see this letter from Amy Knupp, Executive Director of Special Education, with important dates related to the state special education weighted enrollment, the Federal Part B and Part C counts.

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Iowa’s New MTSS Data System (Panorama) – Update

Many of you have probably heard that Iowa is getting ready to launch their new MTSS data system (Panorama).  This system will effectively take the place of the Iowa Tier system that the state used several years ago. When initially … Continue reading

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Change Provider and Transfer of Students on the IEP

If the student changes buildings a Transfer must be done. If the student has a different provider then Change Provider.

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Gmail tip of the week!

Here’s another tip to help you manage your inbox!  Did you know that you can snooze emails in your inbox until a later date or time? Snooze, to put it completely non-dramatically, is a godsend for people who have busy … Continue reading

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SDI Coaching Network

The SDI team is excited to announce plans to provide monthly learning and support to coaches via Zoom. Those of you who have been identified as systems coaches or practices coaches at SDI sites in our agency are expected to … Continue reading

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Google Learning Opportunities

The following opportunities build participants’ skills in Google tools such as Docs, Sheets Forms, Slides, etc. as well as Classroom. There are three online courses- Intro to Google Apps: Tools to Integrate, Doing More with Google Drive – Classroom Applications, and Intro to Google Classroom which are available … Continue reading

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Consent to Receive Electronic Communication

Many school districts have sent home the Consent to Receive Electronic Communication and plan to upload into associated files. To get the information loaded onto the A page, a Consent to Receive Electronic Communication needs to be loaded into the … Continue reading

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Zones of Regulation: A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control

What:  Live Webinar with Leah Kuypers, creator and author Who:   Teachers, Principals, School Counselors, and AEA Staff When: November 20, 2019, 9:30AM-4:30PM (please note time) Where: Central Rivers AEA (Zoomed to all three Central Rivers AEA Offices) Cost: $10 … Continue reading

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Introduction to Conflict Resolution Training

Need a better understanding of conflict resolution and strategies to use? Deb Thomas, State Conflict Resolution Facilitator, will instruct an Introduction to Conflict Resolution course November 21-22, 2019 at Central Rivers AEA. Please see this SAVE-the-DATE flier for more information. … Continue reading

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GMail/Task Tip!

Struggling with how to manage emails in your Inbox?  Is your inbox a To-Do list so you wouldn’t forget to complete them?   Did you know there is a task option on the right-hand side of gmail, calendar and when you … Continue reading

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