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Great Prairie AEA offers a number of student activities for area students.

Click on an event below for more information.

AEA Student Art Exhibit

Area Math Bees

Future Problem Solving

History Day

Physics Competition

Young Writers' Conference 

 

 


 AEA Student Art Exhibit

Target Group: Students in grades K-12
Fee: None
Timeline: Every six months in Ottumwa and Burlington office
Description: Ottumwa - Two dimensional student art is displayed in 38 frames (24" x 30") at Great Prairie AEA for a period of six months.

Burlington - Student art is displayed in frames (sizes 8" x 10" through 16" x 20") at Great Prairie AEA for a period of six months. (Need 34 pieces of artwork per school)
Local Commitment: Ottumwa - Teachers can sign up for a 6 month period beginning June and in December month and send in their artwork.  Please contact Shelley Morgan at Shelley.morgan@gpaea.org.

Burlington - Teachers can sign up for a 6 month period beginning June and in December month and send in their artwork. Please contact Laurie Selters at Laurie.selters@gpaea.org.
Contact:
Shelley Morgan - Ottumwa Contact
Administrative Secretary
319-753-6561 Ext. 5310 Ottumwa Office
 
 
Laurie Selters - Burlington Contact
Communication Secretary
319-753-6561 Ext. 1227 Burlington Office
Laurie.selters@gpaea.org

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Area Math Bees

Target Group: Students in grades 6
Fee: None
Timeline:
INTENT TO PARTICIPATE: February 28, 2018
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: March 30, 2018
6th GRADE AREA COMPETITION: May 1, 2018
Location: Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, Fairfield, IA
Description: The Math Bee consists of various rounds for individuals and a team problem-solving round. Math topics include number sense and estimation; patterns and functions; geometry and measurement; statistics and probability; ratio, proportion, and percent.
Further Opportunities: Teams or individuals qualify to attend State Math Bee, Date to be determined.
Local Commitment: Submit Intent to Participate by deadline. Select team(s), team member(s) and submit registration before deadline. On the day of the event, teachers will be scorers and need to bring an adult volunteer for each team registered in the Area Bee.
Contacts:
Lori Mueller 
Mathematics Specialist 
319-385-9005 Ext. 3009  Mt. Pleasant Office 
Links:

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Future Problem Solving

Target Group: Students in grades 4-12
Fee: None (none to AEA, but they do pay to Iowa Future Problem Solving $50 to $80 per team, depending on size.  Karen Dadisman, AEA 267 handles the registration).
Timeline:
Location: 
Regional Bowl: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Snow date: TBD
 
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
200 North Main Street
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Description: Teams and individual participants meet in Fairfield to use a six-step model to reach action plans that address a complex societal issue. (9:30-11:30) 
Registration:
Contact Joyce Anderson for coach packet and registration information:
                                           
Contact by phone: 800.392.6640 
Local Commitment: Teacher-sponsors will register teams with AEA 267. By December, contact Doreen Underwood at GPAEA to notify student participation to attend the regional Future Problem Solving Bowl, and serve as proctors for other participants.
Contacts:
Doreen Underwood 
Diverse Learner Specialist
319-524-2682 Ext. 4108, Burlington Office 
Doreen.underwood@gpaea.org  

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 History Day (Voltaire Twombly)

Target Group: Students in grades 6-12
Fee: $5.00 Individual Entry - $10.00 Group Entry
Timeline:
 
Voltaire Twombly District Schedule
 
REGISTRATION OPENS: January 2018
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT
 
Website Lockout:  March 23, 2018 at 10:59 p.m. CDT
 
Papers Due: March 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT
 
District Contest (Ottumwa): April 6, 2018
 
Websites Available: April 9, 2018
 
 
Location:

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA

Description:
This contest is a culmination of exploration into a historical subject related to an annual theme through research that leads to imaginative projects, original performances, media presentations, or papers.
 
2016 Theme: Exploration Encounter Exchange in History
Further Opportunities:
State Contest:
  • Junior & Senior Division - May 8, 2017
Iowa Events Center- 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
 
State History Day Coordinator Contact: Vania Boland
Email for more information: museum.education@iowa.gov
 
National History Day in Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa 
600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
Office: 515.281.6860 Cell: 515.868.7248   
National Contest:
2016 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest
June 13-17, 2016
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Local Commitment:
Teacher sponsor is needed to conduct local History Day to determine participants in Great Prairie AEA District Contest.
 
For school buildings to participate at the regional event, two judges and two volunteers are required.
Contact:

Lisa Sines
Instructional Services Secretary
641-682-8591 Ext. 5230  Ottumwa Office
Lisa.sines@gpaea.org

Seth Denney
Instructional Technology Specialist
319-753-6561 Ext. 1109, Burlington Office 
Seth.denney@gpaea.org  

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Physics Competition

Target Group: Students in grades 9-12
Fee: None
Timeline:
Regional Physics Competition - TBD
State Physics Competition (Tentative) - TBD
Description: The Physics Competition is a series of physics related competitions for high school students, grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in the Physical Sciences. Official rules and additional information are available by searching the Iowa Physics Competition home web
Contact: Tami Plein
Science Specialist
319-753-6561 Ext. 1162  Burlington Office
Tami.plein@gpaea.org

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Young Writers' Conference 

Target Group: Students in grades 3-6 and 6-12
Fee:
$1.25 student participation fee
Teachers and students need to bring sack lunches.
Timeline:
Secondary Day (Grades 6-12) - March 7, 2018
 
Elementary Day (Grades 3-6) - March 6, 2018
 
Hosted at William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Conference Schedule: Check-in: 9:00 am, Concludes: 2:00 pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES:  January 29, 2018
 
Description: Students celebrate their talent in writing by sharing their personal writing, hearing from published authors, writers or storytellers, and participating in small group workshops. Two students per class from grades 3-6 and one student per section of English from grades 6-12 may attend the conference (or two per grade level if single-section school). 
Local Commitment: This is a year-long program of writing with students encouraged to revise and polish pieces, save selected work, and share pieces with their class. Teacher and students determine method of selecting participants for Young Writers' Conference. (New writers are encouraged to attend each year.) Each teacher attending the conference will be assigned at least one sharing session. Parents are welcome to volunteer.
Contact:
Carol Ryon
Young Writers' Conference Coordinator
 
Lisa Sines
Instructional Services Secretary
319-753-6561 Ext. 5230  Ottumwa Office
Lisa.sines@gpaea.org
Links
YWC Logo
 
Keynote:   Sarah Prineas - Secondary Day
                 Sarah Prineas - Elementary Day
 
Young Writers' Conference Brochure 
 
 
 
 
 

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