30,000 students 80 square miles $450 million budget Serving: 1 district, 68 schools, 1 board Perspectives…Des Moines Public Schools
Gary Astor Fort Dodge Alta Gilmore City-Bradgate Newell-Fonda Pocahontas Area Odebolt-Arthur Schaller-Crestland Storm Lake Steve Jimmerson Rick Morain East Sac County Greene County MNW P-C Prairie Valley South Central Calhoun Todd Lundgren Sue Brown Pat Brown Eagle Grove Fort Dodge SEW-Grand Stratford Algona Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Emmetsburg Humboldt LuVerne North Union Titonka Dean Saunders Albert City-Truesdale Clay Central/Everly Harris-Lake Park Laurens-Marathon Ruthven/Ayrshire Sioux Central Spencer Twin Rivers West Bend-Mallard Estherville Lincoln Central Graettinger-Terril North Kossuth Okoboji Spirit Lake
Special Education (80%) Closing the gap; getting RESULTS Expanding our mission Educational Services (10%) Focus on early literacy (C4K) Iowa Core thru Conceptual Teaching & Learning Media & Technology (10%) Resources!! Integrating technology into instruction
Special education is specially designed instruction, support, and services provided to students with an identified disability requiring an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs. The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential. Services are provided for children birth through the age of 21 and can be accessed through requests made by parents or school personnel
Academic strategists Audiologists Behavior strategists Occupational therapists Physical therapists Speech-language pathologists School psychologist School social workers Special Education consultants Vision Autism Assistive Technology Behavior Brain Injury Early Childhood Transition
Instructional support services include a wide variety of services and consultation. which include: Curriculum Literacy Math Science Data Iowa Core Leadership development Professional development
Learning Modules: stand-alone, compliance- oriented Mandatory child abuse reporting OSHA compliance Section 504 Self-Paced Courses - designed for educators who want to start and complete a course on their own schedule. License renewal Substitute authorization Paraeducator renewal AEAs support… 39 districts (2014-15) Adult Learning Collaborative Culture Communication Content/Pedagogy/Assessment Systems Thinking Data Organizational Leadership
Any educator in PLAEA & NWAEA can check-out resources from the two AEAs. There are 89,823 items in the collection with 139,929 copies. (Value = $7 million.) Materials distributed amongst Fort Dodge, Sioux City and Sioux Center - about 56,000 miles a year. Weekly delivery to all school and AEA buildings for a total of 130 stops - about 32,000 miles a year.
Iowa AEA Online is a virtual library that provides no-cost access to 14 high-quality, web- based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home. Iowa AEA Online is funded and supported by Iowa's AEAs. Magazines Newspapers eBooks Encyclopedias - English and Spanish Videos- Over 9,000 educational videos from top educational producers. Photos, Music & Clipart Software Training Plus literary writings, dictionaries, maps, almanacs, biographies, web links, government documents, historic documents, information on weather, health, careers, business and more.
1. Literacy Each child will be a skilled reader as measured by proficiency on the Iowa Assessments (current proficiency 73.4%) Our youngest children will experience an increase in the amount of time that adults talk to them and increase the amount of time adults read to them. 2. Closing the Achievement Gap We will reduce the gap between children in special education and general education as well as any other gaps that exist between subgroups. 100% of our children will achieve one year’s growth in one year’s time.
“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” President John F. Kennedy, Rice University Sept. 12, 1962