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Great Prairie AEA Course Catalog

All registrations for courses and workshops must be done online using MyLearningPlan, our online course catalog system.  To enter our online course catalog, please click here

COMING SOON! In the near future GPAEA will begin using the new statewide professional development registration system called Performance Matters. This will require our current system, My Learning Plan, to be shut down for a short period of time while we transition to Performance Matters. There may be a limited number of courses in our registration system until the transition occurs. We also want you to be aware that the new system will only accept Purchase Orders and Credit/Debit Cards. Stay tuned for future updates. Please contact Michelle Dickey  if you have questions.

Save the Date for PD Catalog - Registration coming soon for the following classes:

Course Name Dates
Youth Mental Health Class April 16
TIPS Training Workshop at Ottumwa April 5
Para Educator Course I: Facing New Challenges, Communication, Ethics, and Confidentiality - Burlington April 5, 9, 10, 12, and 16
Para Educator Course II: Facing New Challenges Roles and Responsibilities - Para II - Burlington April 17, 19, 23, 24, and 26
Para Educator Course III: Behavior Improvement - Para III - Burlington April 30, May 1, 3, 7 and 8


Registration Instructions & Policies

All registrations for courses and workshops must be done through our online course catalog system.


Browse or search the catalog for the course or workshop you would like to register for.  Please note courses are in order by start date.  To register for a course, click on the title of the course.  This will take you to the course page which contains detailed information about the course and enrollment options.  Click the orange "Click to Enroll" button at the top or bottom of the page.  Select "I'm a registered user" and log in if you already have an account or select "I'm a new user" and follow the prompts to create an account if this is your first time using the system.  Select an enrollment option and payment option.  Read the terms and conditions, check the box, and click the "Submit Registration" button.

Enrollment and Material Fees

Enrollment fees are listed on the course page.  The enrollment fee for each available credit type will be displayed.  Some enrollment fees include additional fees for printing, materials, food, etc.  If a course requires additional fees and it is not already built-in to the enrollment fee, the additional fee will be noted in the Session Info section along with instructions about how to handle the additional fee.


When registering, you have the option to pay by mailing or bringing in check/cash/money order, paying online with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or entering a purchase order number.  Payment is due one week before class begins.  If payment has not been received by Shannon Johnson in the Burlington GPAEA office at least one week prior to the first class, your registration may be dropped.  Check/money order payments should be sent to Great Prairie AEA, Attn: Shannon Johnson, 3601 West Avenue Road, Burlington, IA  52601.  If using a purchase order, please send a copy to Julie Hannam via e-mail ( or fax (641-682-9083).  If you did not pay by credit card when registering, but would like to pay by credit card, please call Shannon Johnson at 319-753-6561 ext. 1136.

Dropping a Course

If you need to cancel a class, please contact Julie Hannam at 800-382-8970 ext. 5239 or Shannon Johnson at ext. 1136  to cancel your registration. If the cancellation is at least one week prior to the start date of the class, a full refund can be expected. If a class is dropped without proper notice (less than one week) or the participant does not show for class, a $25 fee will be charged.  In an emergency situation, which necessitates dropping a registration less than one week prior or after a course has started, it is the discretion of the Professional Development staff to approve a refund.

Cancellations and Deadlines for Minimum Enrollment

Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment by the deadline will be cancelled.  The deadline for minimum enrollment is typically at least one week before the class is set to begin.  Participants will be notified of the cancellation by e-mailed from the registrar and will also be e-mailed through MyLearningPlan.  The deadline for minimum enrollment is posted in the course catalog in the session info section.  If a class is cancelled, a full refund will be issued to the participant.  If you question if your class has been cancelled, please call the Professional Development office to confirm.

If a class is cancelled or reschedule due to weather, the instructor is to notify the Professional Development office as soon as possible.  When a notification is received, it will be posted to the GPAEA Alerts blog

Credit Type Change

A change in credit type must be made before or on the first day of class.  You must request the credit type change through the registrar.  All additional fees must be paid immediately.  

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