Professional Development for Educators
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Work-Based Learning Micro-Credential Webinars
The University of Northern Iowa, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, is now offering a webinar series that provides up-to-date training and information on how to use Work-Based Learning (WBL) in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and non-CTE classrooms.
See below for webinar details.
Current Work-Based Learning Micro-Credential Webinars
Webinar #1: Essentials of Work-Based Learning
Learn the types of work-based learning, basic steps needed to start a successful program in your school and how to gain buy-in from stakeholders. Enroll anytime and complete the course in four weeks.
Webinar #2: Finding and Maintaining Business Partners
Explore the ways to overcome challenges in developing a business network, learn how to evaluate quality work-based learning projects and discover new avenues to create industry partners. Enroll anytime and complete the course in four weeks.
Strategies for Innovative Teaching in Art Education
Embrace the unknown through artistic play, risk-taking and curiosity building to bring wonder and authentic art making experiences into your teaching practice. Learn how to support these behaviors that will help students grow as resilient problem-solvers for the future through a series of workshops and presenters during our in-person AEI conference. You will explore three components: full conference attendance and participation, a visual analysis, and summary of learning through written reflection.
Leadership Camp 1.3
This workshop builds the knowledge and skills needed to grow as Educational Leaders in support of effective evaluation processes specifically of special education programming. District and Area Education Agency (AEA) level leaders need to have a comprehensive understanding of the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) to set the direction for school improvement, positively impact student learning, promote the growth of their staff, build board support, initiate and sustain change, and align community support and commitment to professional learning.
This Advanced Studies Certificate program is designed for individuals seeking endorsement in the state of Iowa as a superintendent or AEA administrator. Applicants must at least be serving in their first year as an administrator in order to apply for the superintendency program.
Finance and Leadership for Superintendents
This workshop builds upon the knowledge and skills needed by District and AEA level leaders to have a comprehensive understanding of school fiscal management and leadership skills.
Two options available: Participants may choose to attend the Iowa Superintendents Finance and Leadership Consortium (ISFLC) in December 2022 and/or February 2023. See details below.