November Superintendents’ Meeting

The November Superintendents’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2 in the Cedar Falls Conference Center, beginning at 10:00 A.M.  Please review the agenda for the morning’s schedule.

Monthly Reports  (Available Soon)

  • BoEE Report
  • DE Superintendent Notes
  • Executive Leaders Update
  • IASB Update
  • SAI Update
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SAI District Meeting to be held following Superintendents’ Meeting

School Administrators of Iowa will be holding the AEA 267 Fall District Meeting on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in the Cedar Falls Conference Center from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This will follow the November Superintendents’ Meeting. The agenda is available for your convenience.

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December Superintendents’ Meeting to be held at community colleges

Plan now to attend the December Superintendents’ Meeting at your local community college on December 7th. Agendas for each meeting will be available soon. The following are the times and locations for each meeting:

  • Hawkeye Community College
    • 9:30-12:00 in the Conference Room in Hawkeye Center, 1501 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo
  • Iowa Valley Community College 
    • 8:00-12:00 in the Continuing Education Building, Rooms 608/610
  • North Iowa Area Community College
    • 10:00-1:00 in the Activity Center, Room 101 at 500 College Drive, Mason City
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Advocacy Day is February 1-2, 2017

Don’t delay, register now for the Legislative Education & Advocacy Event sponsored by Iowa’s Area Education Agencies! This event will bring together school administrators from across Iowa to learn the most up-to-date legislative insight, and meet with legislators face-to-face at the Capitol.

Make your reservations now to secure a hotel room, if you have not already done so. Details and the event registration link can be found on the Advocacy Day flyer.

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River Hills Consortium to be held December 7 at Hawkeye

A River Hills Consortium meeting will be held on December 7th at 1:30 pm at Hawkeye Community College, following the Superintendents’ meeting. Zoom will be available for those who are unable to attend in person and the Zoom invitation will be sent out closer to the date. Contact: Rod Ball, AEA 267 Director of Special Programs.


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ESEA update

This is the update on the 2016-17 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which is intended to provide annual information to public school districts regarding requirements included in the federal programs funded through ESEA.

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Upcoming technology events

  • Code Iowa
    Educators are invited to submit a plan for how your school or organization will participate in the Hour of Code by November 18 for your chance at one of six, $3,500 Code Iowa technology awards.  Apply online.
  • Cedar Valley STEM Festival
    The Cedar Valley STEM Festival will be held Thursday, November 10 from 4:00-730 p.m. at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. This even is free and open to the public.
  • Iowa STEM Equity Training
    Do you have a passion for ensuring every student has equal access to educational options that lead to great career choices? Do you want to share your passion by leading a small group (4 or 5) of interested colleagues in your school/district as part of a statewide equity team?Develop that passion into a talent and become 1 of 30 educators in Iowa to serve as a Local Collaborative Leader (LCL) trained by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).  Interested educators can apply here and learn more about this opportunity here. Please contact North Central Regional STEM Manager Paul Gibbins at or Corey Rogers, AEA 267 Consultant for more information.
  • Learning with Technology Conference
    The schedule for the Learning with Technology Conference is now available!  Mr. Will Richardson will be keynoting the conference and presenting sessions throughout the day on Thursday and Friday.  The schedule and registration information can be found on the website.  Please remember that you must register for each day separately. Register now so you don’t miss out on this great learning opportunity!

For questions or assistance registering for any of these upcoming events, please contact Kay Schmalen, AEA 267 Educational Services Consultant, 800-392-6640, ext. 2271.

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Draft of new social studies standards released

The Iowa Department of Education released a draft of social studies standards this week. These draft standards will now be up for public review. This review will include opportunities for the public to comment through survey and public forums. Further information, as well as a copy of the draft is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

Questions? Contact, Sara Nickel, AEA 267 School Improvement Consultant at 641-844-6601.



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Early Childhood Symposium Learning for 2017-18

The AEA 267 Early Childhood Team wants to remind Program Administrators for Statewide Voluntary Preschool Programs that one of the assurances for each program is the provision of professional learning opportunities, appropriate for Early Childhood, to all program teaching staff (teachers and paraeducators).

For the most part, district-wide professional learning does not meet this assurance. While we recognize that many districts have difficulties finding substitutes to release staff for professional learning, we also know that there are many needs for ongoing professional development among the preschool teachers and paraeducators.

In order to better meet the needs of preschool teaching staff, the Early Childhood Team is working to develop an Early Childhood Symposium model for the 17-18 school year. Details will be shared at upcoming Superintendent and Curriculum Directors’ meetings and your input and support will be important to our successful launch of this idea.

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Word Study: Grades 3-12 course offered through AEA 267

The Word Study: Grades 3-12 course will teach you how to provide instruction on the most common prefixes, suffixes, and roots in order to help students decode and understand the meaning of multi-syllabic words. Register online for course #15519.

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