Update on professional development opportunities for Classified and Non-Union Support Staff

As we welcome 2013, we know that many of you are working on professional goals as a part of the new evaluation process. Over the past few months, the administrative team has created a list of common themes regarding the professional development needs co-identified by staff and supervisors.

To assist classified and NUSS staff with meeting their professional goals, the following list of professional development opportunities has been compiled. Please review the list and collaboratively begin making plans with your supervisor to get registered or arrange to participate in the opportunity that best applies to your specific needs and goal(s) for the year.

Opportunity Date/Location Instructor/Contact
AEA Online Databases/Resources A two-day training has been arranged beginning January, 2013. Cheryl Carruthers
Google Apps/Sites Multiple opportunities exist to begin and extend learning around Google Apps/Sites. Employees should check the AEA 267 professional development system for upcoming class dates/times. AEA 267 Google trainers
Outlook/Entourage Email Applications A date for training will be announced during the second semester. Training will be held in the Cedar Falls/Waverly area. Deb Culp
Road and Vehicle Safety Training will be offered in conjunction with beginning of  the year meetings for bus drivers and media van drivers. Iowa State Patrol
TEACCH/Instructional strategies A two-day training is expected to be offered in June, 2013.  Training will be targeted for AEA 267 River Hills staff. Autism Team
Excel Customized training can be arranged by contacting Clair Judas. Clair Judas
Power Point/Prezi Customized training can be arranged by contacting Beth Strike. Beth Strike
Customer Service Training Several resources are available for self-study through the AEA 267 Lending Library (e.g. Telephone Doctor series) Kerri Wilson and Beth Strike are available for facilitated conversation and assistance with locating resources. AEA 267 Lending Library
Kerri Wilson
Beth Strike
Safety Training/OSHA Working to determine exact needs. 10-hour courses are available if necessary. Contact Beth Strike for more information. Beth Strike
PODD/Boardmaker LeaAnn Peschong is able to provide basic training to staff in use of PODD.
Atomic Learning videos are available for Boardmaker. Atomic Learning is available through the AEA 267 media website.
AEA 267 website
LeaAnn Peschong

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