Once again, we hope to offer a professional development activity for teacher re-certification -- this year, through Heartland AEA since our conference will be in West Des Moines. In order to receive license renewal credit for this professional activity, a participant must:

1. Register for the 2019 Homeschool Iowa Conference and pay the conference registration fee.


2. Register for the 2019 Homeschool Iowa Conference professional activity through Heartland AEA  and pay Heartland AEA the $35 license renewal credit fee.



Course Participation Options
There are two ways to complete the professional development course requirements.
Special Teacher-Only Events

Teacher Credit Course Orientation Workshop

Friday, June 1 - 8:15-8:45AM

Supervising Teacher Reception and Resource Review

Friday, June 1 - 7:00-9:00PM

Course Materials

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

The assignment will include a section for logging keynotes and workshops accessed to meet the contact hour requirement for the course. Participants who select Option 2 for course completion will need to purchase up to 5 audio recordings from our conference recording company, Rhino Technologies.

The assignment will also include a section in which participants can share descriptions of the strategies, methods, insights, and/or resources about which they learned in each of the keynotes and/or workshops they accessed 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 on the Grant Wood 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 NICHE Information booth in the foyer near registration check-in area.

Attendance and Makeup Policies

All course participants must complete the equivalent of 15 contact hours of collaborative instruction, which can be accomplished by using either of the course completion options listed above.

Only those who complete this requirement will be eligible to receive a passing grade for the teacher renewal credit.

The 30-minute course orientation workshop will be held at 8:15AM on Friday, June 1. The orientation will provide an overview of the credit course procedures and requirements and can be applied toward the 15-hour requirement.

Participants who have completed Homeschool Iowa Conference teacher credit courses in the past may forego this orientation session, but only if they are still able to meet the 15 contact hour minimum without attending it.

Check the conference schedule to determine which course completion option will allow you to complete the required 15 contact hours.

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

If participants do not attend the conference or are not able to complete the requirements of at least one of the two course participation options, they will not be allowed to complete the assignment and therefore, will not receive credit for this course.

Course Transcripts
  • Transcripts will be sent out at the end of the semester in which the course ends.
  • If a transcript is needed earlier, an official transcript can be requested by contacting the PD Registrar or using the link on the registration system.
  • Participants can view their transcript information at any time by logging into the registration system and clicking on the My Transcript tab.

We must have our conference workshop schedule completed before we can submit a proposal to Heartland AEA for our professional development activity. Please be patient as we complete this process.. We'll update this page as soon as we have received approval and have links and instructions for you.


You may direct questions about the 2019 Homeschool Iowa Teacher Credit Course offered through Heartland AEA to: teachercredit@homeschooliowa.org.
Please note that details will not be available until January or February 2019.


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

~Henry Adams

Plan to Attend the 2019 Homeschool Iowa Conference!