Self-paced Courses

Using Iowa AEA Online's Resources- Course for LR Credit
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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.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • Using Video in the Classroom
  • Using Images and Audio in the Classroom
  • Using Research Resources in the Classroom
  • Copyright and Fair Use

Digital Citizenship- Course for LR Credit
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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 an Overview to Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying & Online Safety, Digital Literacy, Netiquette, and Digital Security.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying and Online Safety
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Literacy
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Netiquette
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Digital Citizenship: Digital Security

The Exceptional Learner (Relicensure Credit)
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If the BOEE has told you that you need to take Exceptional Learner, you must take it for college credit. This is not the correct one to enroll in. BOEE will not accept this class to meet a deficiency on a Regional Exchange license. Take the one that says college credit.

This course helps participants understand the needs of different exceptional learners and strategies to use in the classroom. It also meets the relicensure level teacher requirement for the Exceptional Learner. This course features 10 instructional modules as well as a summary activity. If you are wanting to take this for Graduate Credit, select "The Exceptional Learner - Graduate Credit" course.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • The Exceptional Learner: Introduction
  • The Exceptional Learner: Talented and Gifted Students
  • Module I: Section 504 Awareness
  • The Exceptional Learner: Introduction to Students with Disabilities (overview)
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Physical Disabilities
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Sensory Disabilities
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Intellectual Disabilities & Emotional Disabilities
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Autism
  • The Exceptional Learner: Other Areas of Exceptionality

Google Apps 101- Course for LR Credit
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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.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • Google Apps 101: Organizational Tools
  • Google Apps 101: Productivity Tools
  • Google Apps 101: Website Tools

Social Media- Course for LR Credit
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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).

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • Social Media: Twitter
  • Social Media: Pinterest
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Social Media: Facebook
  • Social Media: Google Plus

Universal Constructs- Course for LR Credit
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The eight modules in this course are focused on helping educators become better prepared to assist students in developing proficiency around the Universal Constructs. The constructs include: complex communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, and productivity and accountability. Individuals taking this course for credit will be required to submit a Universal Construct implementation plan that outlines how they will support students in developing proficiency around each of the Constructs. Details about this requirement can be found in Module 1: Introduction to the Universal Constructs (Page 5).

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Universal Constructs: Introduction
  • Universal Constructs: Complex Communication
  • Universal Constructs: Creativity
  • Universal Constructs: Critical Thinking
  • Universal Constructs: Collaboration
  • Universal Constructs: Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Universal Constructs: Productivity and Accountability
  • Universal Constructs: Conclusion

Para-Educator Roles and Responsibilities- Course for LR Credit
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This course will take you through the roles and responsibilities that Para-Educators have in regards to the IEP, behavior, confidentiality and supervision. For credit you will be expected to turn in a reflection sharing your roles and responsibilities as a Para- Educator in your district.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • Para-Educator Roles and Responsibilities: IEP Review
  • Para-Educator Roles and Responsibilities: Behavior
  • Para-Educator Roles and Responsibilities: Confidentiality
  • Para-Educator Roles and Responsibilities: Supervision

The Exceptional Learner - College/Graduate Credit
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This COLLEGE/GRADUATE credit 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. This self-paced course is available for one GRADUATE credit through Drake University. The cost is $140.00.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • The Exceptional Learner: Introduction - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Talented and Gifted Students - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Introduction to Students with Disabilities (overview) - Advanced
  • Module I: Section 504 Awareness
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Physical Disabilities - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Sensory Disabilities - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Specific Learning Disabilities - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Intellectual Disabilities & Emotional Disabilities - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Students with Autism - Advanced
  • The Exceptional Learner: Other Areas of Exceptionality - Advanced

Financial Literacy Course for LR Credit
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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 one license renewal credit, sub authorization, and para-educator renewal for $60.
Learn more about financial literacy with the modules on savings, banking, credit and payment types, credit scores and financial planning.
You will be required to submit a lesson plan and learning reflection for credit.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • Financial Literacy: Savings
  • Financial Literacy: Banking
  • Financial Literacy: Credit and Payment Types
  • Financial Literacy: Credit Scores
  • Financial Literacy: Financial Planning

The Practicing Educator (License Renewal)
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This self-paced course provides educators with "must know" information related to state and federal policies, as well as other responsibilities important for the profession.

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

  • Self-Paced Course Introduction
  • The Practicing Educator: Introduction
  • Ethics for Iowa Educators
  • Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint: Chapter 103
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Harassment in the Workplace: Recognition and Your Responsibilities
  • Diversity Awareness and Cultural Competence
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Right to Know Training
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Health Information Privacy (HIPAA) Compliance
  • Childrens' Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse
  • The Practicing Educator: Conclusion

The Iowa Framework for School Counselors- Course for LR Credit
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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

This self-paced course includes the following modules:

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    Ethics for Iowa Educators
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    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.

    Mandatory Reporter: Child and Dependent Adult Abuse
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    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

    Lockout / Tagout Training
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    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

    Right to Know Training
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    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.

    Bloodborne Pathogens Training
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    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.

    Asbestos Awareness Training
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    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.

    Medication Administration in Iowa Schools
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    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.

    Overview of State Requirements Regarding Seclusion and Restraint: Chapter 103
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    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.

    Child Abuse Reporting (Non-Licensure)
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    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.

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

     
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