TEACHER CREDIT COURSE

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We are pleased, once again, to offer a professional development activity through Heartland AEA for teacher license renewal credit at our annual Homeschool Iowa Conference.

In 2021, our conference is scheduled on June 18-19.

To register for this professional activity, a participant must complete two signup steps:

Homeschool Iowa offers a professional development activity through Heartland AEA for teacher license or substitute authorization renewal credit at our annual Homeschool Iowa Conference.

In 2022, our conference is scheduled on June 10-11.

Find complete details and registration steps below. 

Participants will need to register both for the 2022 Homeschool Iowa Conference and with the Area Education Agency system for the course. 

Signup Step #1

Register for the 2022 Homeschool Iowa Conference and pay the conference registration fee.

Signup Step #2

Use the AEA Professional Learning system to register and pay for the 2022 Homeschool Iowa Conference professional activity.

COURSE OPTION DETAILS

15 Hours of Keynote and Workshop Sessions


All course contact hours must be completed during the actual event hours. With careful planning, participants can utilize hours within these conference hours to complete meet course requirements:

• Homeschooling 101 Session
Thursday, June 9, 7:00-8:30pm

• Conference Sessions
Friday, June 10

• Conference Sessions
Saturday, June 11


15 Hours Using Optional Collaboration Project


Course participants can supplement their keynote and workshop attendance log by completing up to 2 contact hours collaborating with speakers, exhibitors, and Homeschool Iowa staff members between the keynote and workshop sessions.

Complete information on this. collaboration project option will be presented in the Friday morning course orientation workshop at 10:30am.

Plan to attend the orientation if you want to use this option.


Special Teacher-Only Events


Teacher Course Orientation Workshop


Friday, June 18
10:00am-Noon

Provides complete instructions for course, 
including directions on how to complete
the new opportunity to log time spent 
collaborating with exhibitors and speakers.

A helpful Q&A session will also be offered 
with a panel of experienced supervising teachers.


Solving Curriculum Dilemmas  Workshop


Saturday, June 19
1:00-2:00pm

Sara Carothers, 
Rainbow Resource Consultant since 1992,
will be the speaker.

 She will offer advice and ideas 
for you to use when offering assistance 
to homeschooling families searching for curricula.

Additional Details
Course Materials

All course participants will be required to complete a professional development activity assignment.

The assignment will include a section for logging the 15 contact hours completed to meet the requirement for the course.

The assignment will also include sections in which participants will share descriptions of the strategies, methods, insights, and/or resources about which they learned in each of the keynotes, workshops, or optional collaboration project sessions they completed to meet the activity minimum requirement of 15 hours.

The professional development activity assignment can be completed using our Teacher Credit Course Online Form or the traditional print version. 

Because the assignment cannot be completed before the conference commences, the form will not be made available until immediately before the conference..

A link to the online form and a PDF copy of the print form will be emailed to all participants who are registered in advance on the AEA system for this course.

Print versions of the assignment packet, which also include the link to the online version, will be available at the Friday morning orientation workshop and at the Homeschool Iowa Information booth in the foyer near registration check-in area.


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Attendance and Makeup Policies

All course participants must complete the equivalent of 15 contact hours of collaborative instruction.

Only those who meet this requirement and submit a fully-completed course assignment will be eligible to receive a passing grade for the teacher renewal credit.

The optional course orientation workshop will be held at 10:30am on Friday, June 10. The orientation will provide an overview of the credit course procedures and requirements and can be applied toward the 15-hour requirement.

The orientation workshop will also include detailed instructions on how the collaboration project can be completed for up to 2 contact hours.

Check the conference schedule to determine which workshops you will attend toward completing the required 15 contact hours.

PLEASE NOTE: The Make & Take & special meal workshops have limited openings and require extra fees.

There is no provision for makeup due to lack of attendance. 

If participants do not attend the conference or are not able to complete at least 15 contact hours onsite at the conference, they will not be allowed to complete the assignment and therefore, will not receive credit for this course.


Course Transcripts

Heartland AEA does not mail transcripts.

After the course concludes, the assignment submission deadline passes, and the instructor has finished reviewing the assignments and submitting grades, participants will receive an email that their transcript is available to download from their account in the AEA Professional Learning online system.

Questions

You may direct questions about Homeschool Iowa teacher credit course details to: [email protected].

 

"A teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell where his influence stops."

~Henry Adams

 

Join Us at the 2022 Homeschool Iowa Conference!