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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 

Student Photo Release Forms


 AEA Student Art Exhibit

Target Group: Students in grades K-12
Fee: None
Timeline: Every six months in Burlington office
Description: 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: 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:  
Laurie Selters
Receptionist/Communication Secretary
319-753-6561 Ext. 1211 Burlington Office
Laurie.selters@gpaea.org
 
 

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Area Math Bees

Target Group: Students in Sixth Grade
Fee: None
Timeline:
INTENT TO PARTICIPATE: February 28, 2020
 
 
REGISTRATION OF TEAMS: April 10, 2020
 
 
6th GRADE MATH BEE: May 5, 2020
 
 
Location: Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, Fairfield, IA
Description: The Math Bee consists of rounds for individuals and one team round. Math topics for the rounds are Number System; Ratio and Proportional Relationships; Expressions and Equations; Geometry; and Statistics and Probability.
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 Consultant
319-753-6561 Ext. 3009  Burlington Office
 
 
Links:
Student Photo Release Form
 
 

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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: January 8 & 9 at GPAEA Burlington Office

 
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: iowafps@gmail.com                    
Contact by phone: 800.392.6640 
 
Contact:
Contact Joyce Anderson for coach packet and registration information: iowafps@gmail.com
 

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 History Day (Voltaire Twombly)

Target Group: Students in grades 6-12
Fee: $5.00 per student
Timeline:
 
Voltaire Twombly District Contest Date - April 7, 2020
 
 
Contest Deadline: TBD

Website and Paper Deadline: TBD

 
 
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.
 
2020 Theme: Breaking Barriers in History
 
 
Further Opportunities:
State Contest:
  • Junior & Senior Division - TBD
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:

Dr. Deb Cook
Regional Director
641-682-8591 Ext. 5324  Ottumwa Office
Deb.cook@gpaea.org

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

Resource Links:
History Day registration material
 

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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: Tracy Jarrett
Science Specialist
319-753-6561 Ext. 1227  Burlington Office
Tracy.jarrett@gpaea.org

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Young Writers' Conference 

Target Group: Students in grades 3-6 and 6-12
Fee:
$2.00 per student
 
Timeline:
Secondary Day (Grades 6-12) - March 11, 2020
 
 
Elementary Day (Grades 3-6) - March 10, 2020
 
 
Hosted at William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa
 
Conference Schedule: Check-in: 9:00 am, Concludes: 2:00 pm
 
REGISTRATION due to AEA by January 27, 2020

 
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:
Lisa Sines
 
Young Writers' Conference Coordinator
 
Dr. Deb Cook
Regional Director
641-682-8591 Ext. 5324  Ottumwa Office
Deb.cook@gpaea.org
 
Links
YWC Logo
 

2020 YWC Reg Elementary packet

2020 YWC Reg Secondary packet

2020 YWC Brochure with graphic

2020 Elementary Student Reg

2020 Elementary Teacher Parent Reg

2020 Secondary Student Reg

2020 Secondary Teacher Parent Reg

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