Self-paced Courses

Using Iowa AEA Online's Resources

Digital Citizenship

The Exceptional Learner

Google Apps 101

Social Media

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Using Iowa AEA Online's Resources

Description: This course helps participants understand how to use the free digital resources provided by their AEA in the context of their classroom. This course features 6 instructional modules as well as a summary activity. Special Note: This is an AEA PD Online Self-Paced Course. Participants may register on the Training System (http://training.aeapdonline.org) at any time and complete at any pace.

Students: AEA PD Online's self-paced courses are designed for educators who want to start and complete a course on their own schedule. Self-paced courses are available for 1 license renewal credit, sub authorization, and para-educator renewal for $60.

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Digital Citizenship

Description: This course will take you through the elements of digital citizenship as a method to inform staff and students on their role in our digital society. It will encompass Digital Literacy, Digital Security, Digita.

Students: all

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The Exceptional Learner

Description: This course helps participants understand the needs of different exceptional learners and strategies to use in the classroom. It also meets the teacher licensure requirement for the Exceptional Learner. This course features 10 instructional modules as well as a summary activity.

Students: AEA PD Online's self-paced courses are designed for educators who want to start and complete a course on their own schedule. Self-paced courses are available for 1 license renewal credit, sub authorization, and para-educator renewal for $60.

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Google Apps 101

Description: The AEAs partner with Google to bring high quality tools for schools, educators, and the classroom. This course helps participants utilize the wide array of Google tools, including instructional tutorials, and strategies for integration in the classroom. This course features 5 instructional modules as well as a summary activity.

Students: AEA PD Online's self-paced courses are designed for educators who want to start and complete a course on their own schedule. Self-paced courses are available for 1 license renewal credit, sub authorization, and para-educator renewal for $60.

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Social Media

Description: Social Media for the Classroom. You will explore various social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest At the end of the final series module, should you take the series for credit, you will be expected to turn in a plan for connecting at least one social media tool into your classroom environment (include the tool, link to your classroom social media environment and how you intend to use this in your classroom). For those individuals who do not have a classroom of their own, think of how you might use Social Media in support of your personal life or a group (exercise group, church group, garage sale group, etc. ) that you work with who want to use Social Media to support the group (include the tool, link to that social media environment and how you intend to use this safely).

Students: AEA PD Online's self-paced courses are designed for educators who want to start and complete a course on their own schedule. Self-paced courses are available for 1 license renewal credit, sub authorization, and para-educator renewal for $60.

The Iowa Framework for School Counselors

Woodward Granger Support Staff

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The Iowa Framework for School Counselors

Description: This "course" is an opportunity to determine where your school is in the process of moving toward an ASCA program. Required Text: ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs, Third Edition

Students: School Counselors

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Woodward Granger Support Staff

Description: Self paced course for Woodward Granger Support staff on the roles and responsibilities of a paraeducator in the district

Students: paraeducators

Our most popular learning modules

Ethics for Iowa Educators

Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse

Lockout / Tagout Training

Right to Know Training

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

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Ethics for Iowa Educators

Description: This is a project of the Board of Educational Examiners to share information about ethics as a way of promoting professionalism among educators in Iowa. In 2004, the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners revised and approved the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics located in Chapters 25 and 26 of the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC). It is important for all educators (practitioners) to have a working knowledge of Chapters 25 and 26 and to use them as guides to professional conduct and behavior.

Students: All Iowa licensed educational practitioners. As defined by IAC 282.25.2, "practitioner" means an administrator, teacher or other school personnel, who provides educational assistance to students and who holds a license, certificate, or authorization issued by the Board.

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Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse

Description: The purpose of this training is to provide the learner with the appropriate knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities as mandatory reporters for child and dependent adult abuse. Curriculum approved by the Abuse Education Review Panel. Approval No. 24 (Curriculum is subject to reapproval on March 11, 2014.)

Students: All mandatory reporters are required to take this training. Mandatory reporters include: pre-K-12 school nurses, school social workers, certified psychologists, certified paraeducators, holders of coaching authorization, counselors or mental health professionals, and licensed school employees from accredited public and non-public schools/districts and AEA's. Although non-licensed and non-certified employees of school districts and AEA's are not mandatory reporters, they can potentially come into contact with victims of abuse. Therefore it is best practice to have these employees also take the Mandatory Reporter training.

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Lockout / Tagout Training

Description: This course provides: an explanation as to why training on Lockout/Tagout is needed; definitions of Lockout/Tagout terms; who and what is covered by Lockout/Tagout regulations; and when the regulations apply. It also provides: an overview of the various types of hazardous energy in the workplace: how and when to use lockout devices; how and when to use tagout devices; and worker training and inspections

Students: Personnel that are typically required to be provided this training are maintenance and custodial staff, mechanics, crafts or trades people, warehouse workers, foodservice employees, employees working on or around grounds keeping equipment, and others. In addition the regulations require that other employees who work in the area where the maintenance or service work is being performed be aware of the program in place and be instructed in their responsibility to the program.

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Right to Know Training

Description: At the end of this training course about the Hazard Communication Standard students will be aware of the information and warnings required by the existing Hazard Communication Standard; aware of the revisions to the Hazardous Communication Standard due to the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System; able to recognize and interpret hazard classifications, chemical container labels, and warning placards for both the current and revised versions of the standard; able to understand and use the information contained within Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets; and aware of the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees in regards to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

Students: All district employees who work with or are routinely exposed to hazardous substances, harmful physical agents or infectious agents. This would include teachers who would work with hazardous chemicals in their classrooms.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Description: The purpose of this training is to provide the appropriate knowledge and understanding to eliminate or minimize occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV) which causes hepatitis B (a serious liver disease), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and other bloodborne pathogens. These OSHA training programs are designed to provide you with basic content training on the requirements of the various mandates and are not intended to serve as a total training package. During the time you are taking this training, your district has designated a contact person for this course to answer any questions you may have about the training and to give you site specific information. Please contact your supervisor or the person asking you to take this training for the phone number to contact the designated person.

Students: All employees determined to have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens are required by OSHA regulation CFR29 1910.1030 to receive training at the time of initial assignment or as changes in the work place require. These include Pre-K-12 school nurses, school social workers, bus drivers, custodial/maintenance workers, coaching, teachers, building administrators, counselors, and mechanics. Although secretaries are not required to take the training since they are likely to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

Asbestos Awareness Training

Medication Administration in Iowa Schools

Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint: Chapter 103

Child Abuse Reporting (Non-Licensure)

Bullying Prevention

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Asbestos Awareness Training

Description: At the end of this Asbestos Awareness Training course, participants will be aware of: what asbestos is; the dangers that asbestos fibers pose; the types of products that may contain asbestos; the health risks involved with asbestos exposure; the responsibilities of custodial and maintenance personnel; how to recognize when asbestos containing products are damaged, deteriorating, or delaminating and what to do about it; how to find out the location of asbestos containing products in buildings; how to find the name and telephone number of the designated person; and where and what the asbestos management plan for each building is and how to locate it.

Students: All maintenance and custodial staff (custodians, electricians, heating/air conditioning engineers, plumbers, etc.) who may work in a building that contains asbestos, whether or not they are required to work with asbestos.

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Medication Administration in Iowa Schools

Description: Medication Administration in Iowa Schools is an online education course designed to partially meet laws and assist schools to provide student medication administration safely and effectively. The course contains basic medication administration step-by-step procedures. After successful completion of the seventeen units with a 100% score, the person prints a certificate. Then the person takes the certificate to the school nurse to successfully complete certification.

Students: School personnel to whom authorized health practitioners have delegated the administration of medication at school and in school activities.

This course has been licensed for use only by employees of accredited Iowa K-12 schools. To inquire about use or adaptation of the course in other settings, please contact:
Barbara Smith
Topic Sentence Services LLC
(800) 472-0243
bssmith@mac.com

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Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint: Chapter 103

Description: This course provides an overview of Chapter 103 of Iowa code, including: rules on the use of corporal punishment and reasonable force; disciplinary alternatives to seclusion and restraint; the safe and effective use of physical restraint, confinement and detention; crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation techniques; student and staff debriefing after a crisis; and positive behavior interventions and supports.

Students: It is a local decision as to who takes this course, but anybody who is expected to do physical confinement or physical restraint must be trained. Some districts give all staff some intro-level training, and others assign training based on job description or class roster.

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Child Abuse Reporting (Non-Licensure)

Description: This course is designed as a brief review on the topics of identifying and reporting suspected child abuse in the state of Iowa. This course does not satisfy any legal requirements for mandatory reporting of abuse training within the state of Iowa.

Students: Any mandatory or voluntary reporters of child abuse who need a review on the topics of identifying and reporting suspected child abuse in the state of Iowa.

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Bullying Prevention

Description: This training identifies what constitutes as student bullying, what are some of the warning signs, and how to prevent or respond to bullying.

Students: All educators who work in proximity of students, including teachers, paraeducators, and other support staff.