The Iowa Department of Education is offering sessions across the state to provide professional learning about the Advanced Learner Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) Guide, created to assist classroom teachers who want to ensure all students, including advanced learners, are appropriately challenged in every classroom. The Advanced Learner MTSS Guide is written content neutral and can be used across disciplines for K-12 grade learners.
April 10 Des Moines Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites located at 4800 Merle Hay
April 17 Coralville/Iowa City – Radisson Hotel and Conference Center/Hampton Inn located at 1220 1st Avenue Suite B Coralville, IA
April 20 Sioux City – Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront located at 1132 Larsen Park Road
Districts are encouraged to bring teams comprised of general education elementary classroom teachers, secondary educators, a counselor, teacher leaders, a building administrator, the gifted and talented program coordinator, and gifted and talented program teachers.
For questions about event registration or the PD session itself, contact Rosanne Malek at 515-281-3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One semester hour of credit available: PSQF:5194:0WKA
(automatic 50% tuition scholarship)
One semester hour of academic credit may apply to either the Psychology strand or the Programming strand for the State of Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement, depending on the student’s choice of readings and project.
You do not have to be a regularly enrolled student at the University of Iowa, nor do you need to apply for admission to the University, in order to register for courses to earn the State of Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement. Participants need to register, at no cost, through the Division of Continuing Education:
Questions about this or other credit options available for the TAG Endorsement? Contact Dr. Laurie Croft, Associate Director, Professional Development (email@example.com / 319-335-6148) or Rachelle-Blackwell (firstname.lastname@example.org / 319-335-6148).
Will the MTSS guide be available online for those of us who do not teach in Iowa? This looks very helpful.
We recommend contacting Rosanne Malek at the Iowa Department of Education to ask about this: https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/advanced-learning-opportunities/gifted-talented