Supporting learning Alternatives in Iowa since 1979
Coming soon- Information and registration for the IAAE Annual Spring conference April 10-11, 2014.
Alternative schools networking meeting Nov. 22, 2013. Agenda (PDF)
AEA PD Online, is offering an online professional development course specifically designed for alternative educators
OLLIE: Introduction to the Online Learner
This course helps educators understand what online learning is like from the student perspective. It gives a firm foundation for the different type of activities that constitute online learning, as well as a firm pedagogical base for what students need in order to be successful. This section is a great deal for teachers. Normally this course is $85 for one license renewal credit on our catalog, but for this section, it is only $25. Graduate credit prices are an even bigger savings. But you will want to register soon, since seats are limited.To learn more about this class and/or to register, go to https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4DCGI/22001299991402INV&True*
Our listserve has been replaced by a private LinkedIn group.
Please be sure to join our new LinkedIn group to stay connected to other members of the Iowa Association of Alternative Education.
The IAAE continues to try to serve all kinds of alternative education programs. The expansive nature of the alternative education movement, with its growing number of students and educational programs, present significant challenges to the IAAE today. Recent legislation ensures a larger role for alternative education in Iowa’s future. One generalization upon which every member in the association can agree is the single sentence in Article II of the IAAE constitution: “Public alternative education serves to ensure that every young person may find a path to the educational goals of the community.” This hope of the founders still defines the mission of the IAAE today.