College Partnerships - Great Prairie Area Education Agency

College Partnerships

Drake University

Great Prairie AEA partners with Drake University to offer graduate credit for some of our Professional Development courses.  For more information about Drake University, please click here.

Increasing School Success and Graduation Rates for All Students on June 13

The intent of this conference is to arm educators with the means to reduce barriers to school success and graduation for students who are considered 'at-risk' for school failure. Strategies to support every learner will be highlighted in the keynote presentation and the breakout sessions. Dave Edyburn, nationally known Universal Design for Learning researcher will begin the full-day conference on the 13th with a provocative look at the intersections of Universal Design for Learning and cultural proficiency. Breakout sessions will examine a variety of research-based academic, social, emotional, cultural, and cognitive strategies to increase school.

Attendees that register by May 12 will receive a book as part of their $80 registration fee.  Click on flyer to download.

2017 Drake Summer Music Institute

Orff-Schulwerk certification, Levels i and II, June 19-30

Kodaly Certification, Levels I, II, and III, July 10-21

Step-by Step Inspiration, June 26-29

Online registration will begin on March 13, 2017.  For detailed information, go to Drake's website www.drake.edu/smi/

Click here for a pdf flyer

2017 Drake Summer Music Institute

Orff-Schulwerk certification, Levels i and II , June 19-30

Kodaly Certification, Levels I, II, and III, July 10-21

Step-by Step Inspiration, June 26-29

Online registration will begin on March 13, 2017.  For detailed information, go to Drake's website www.drake.edu/smi/

Click here for a pdf flyer

Online Courses
This fall we will offer two online courses that will help educators from out-of-state meet Iowa licensure requirements. If you have individuals contact you that need one or more of the following courses, please share the below information.

Cultural Awareness: Seeing Past the Stereotypes (EDMA 209)

3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit

http://www.drake.edu/cepd/distance/onlinecourses/culturalawarenessseeingpastthestereotypes/

Instructor

Shanna Fountain, Drake University

Course Dates

Summer 2017: Jun 12 - Aug 6

Deadline for registration: Jun 5

Cost: $625 (not including the cost of the text)

SYLLABUS

Human Relations (EDMA 204)

3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit

Course Dates: Spring 2017,  June 5 – July 30

Deadline for Registration: May 29

Cost: $625 (not including the cost of the text)

Instructor: Judi Roland

SYLLABUS

COURSE OVERVIEW: ​​
This course will explore the various subgroups of people found in our society. Students will be challenged to improve their interpersonal relationships with and awareness of individuals within different subgroups. They will enhance their classroom skills and techniques related to human relations, while providing favorable learning experiences for all students.

Here is a link to course information on our web site:
http://www.drake.edu/cepd/distance/onlinecourses/humanrelationsedma204/

Click here if you would like to see a video introduction to this course: 
http://player.learningcore.net/drake/?id=0404

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208)

3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit

Summer 2017 Dates: Jun 12 - Aug 6

Deadline for Registration: Jun 5

Cost: $625.00

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to provide you with the content knowledge, classroom methods, materials and strategies for teaching Social Studies in elementary school settings. Content knowledge in history, geography, economics, behavioral science, and political science is essential in preparing teachers to provide meaningful social studies experiences for elementary students. In an eight-week format, participants are guided through various activities including reading, viewing, reflection, investigations and applications to further increase their knowledge and awareness of topics related to teaching and learning in elementary social studies. Students will examine, study, and apply the Iowa Core Social Studies standards K-2 and 3-5. 

Video Introduction to Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant

SYLLABUS

Instructor: Amber Graeber

 
We continue to offer and develop courses for coaches and physical educators and now have courses in both video correspondence and online formats. Information regarding these courses may be found at: http://www.drake.edu/cepd/distance/coaching-courses/

Morningside College

Great Prairie AEA partners with Morningside College to offer graduate credit for some of our Professional Development courses.  For more information about Morningside College, please click here.

Viterbo University

Great Prairie AEA partners with Viterbo University to offer graduate credit for some of our Professional Development courses.  For more information about Viterbo University, please click here.

Iowa State University Opportunities 

Educational Administration Program 

 PreLEAD Program for Principal Licensure - Begins October 2015

Click here for details. 

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Program - Begins June 2015

Click here for details.

 

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