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The Department of Education concludes accreditation visit

The Department of Education concluded its accreditation visit on Wednesday, October 5. The initial report shared during the exit interview was extremely positive. We appreciate everyone who helped prepare for the visit or who served on interview teams. The Department … Continue reading

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What’s the latest with the equity committee?

Central Rivers AEA strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcomed and empowered to bring their whole selves to work. Continuing work done by the Equity Committee, in partnership with the Leadership Academy, and through the guidance of … Continue reading

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New Iowa Top Workplace email signature now available

Central Rivers AEA is a Top Iowa Workplace! To showcase our exciting honor, staff now have access to a new email signature template. When creating your version of the template: View the new email signature template document. Select file > … Continue reading

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Flu/Covid-19 vaccination clinics to be offered in October

The agency is once again partnering with the Hy-Vee Pharmacy to offer flu shot/Covid-19 booster clinics for employees and their families. The vaccination schedule is as follows: Monday, October 24, 2022 from 7:30-8:30 am Cedar Falls Office – 1521 Technology … Continue reading

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All staff have access to Central Rivers AEA branding resources and guidelines

All agency documents and presentation materials that staff create to present to their school districts or in team meetings are expected to follow official Central Rivers AEA branding guidelines to maintain a consistent look. When writing for the website (including … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars for the Central Rivers AEA spooktacular Halloween costume and pumpkin creation contests!

The agency will be hosting two contests with prizes. Like last year, the winners will be awarded a certificate, bragging rights and vouchers to purchase books for the school of their choice! Contest details are as follows: Halloween costume contest … Continue reading

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Stickers from the 2022 All Staff Kick-off keynote speaker are now available

In a follow-up to the All Staff Kick-off meeting in August, “Drink the Stupid Water” stickers have been created and will be available for staff to pick up at the three main Central Rivers AEA locations if interested. Contact Robin … Continue reading

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Who is a part of the Professional Learning team and how do I know who to contact?

Who are the faces of the professional learning team and what do they do? Our Central Rivers AEA professional learning team is working hard to provide high-quality service and one way that we can do this is by identifying and … Continue reading

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Professional Learning room reservation reminders

While we are super excited to have people in our buildings again, making room reservations is even more important than ever! For some of you, it may have been a while since you made a reservation. Others may be new … Continue reading

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Professional Learning course proposal reminders

Our professional learning team is here to help! As you create your courses and sections, keep in mind we appreciate them being submitted at least three weeks in advance. Here are some tips: Title of Courses Central Rivers AEA offerings … Continue reading

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What’s new in the Central Rivers AEA On-Demand system?

What do you want to learn today? Check out the latest on-demand learning pieces by our Central Rivers AEA experts! Universal Constructs: Flexibility and Adaptability – Ann Lupkes, Work Experience/Transition Coordinator  Flexibility and Adaptability – why are they important for … Continue reading

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What’s new with INspired Leadership?

Just a reminder that you are invited to join your Central Rivers AEA colleagues in our INspired Well-being Zooms every Monday in October, from 8:00-8:30 am, except October 24 – office flu shot clinic. You’ll get ideas found in Tina … Continue reading

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October is Cybersecurity awareness month

Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This year’s campaign theme – “See Yourself in Cyber” – reminds all Central Rivers AEA staff to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive … Continue reading

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Early Notification Incentive for staff

To support a timely staff replacement selection process and assist in budget planning, the Central Rivers AEA Board of Directors approved an incentive be provided for Certified, NUSS, CWA and Administrative Staff who provide early notification of their intent to … Continue reading

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Central Rivers AEA “Thank You” storefronts close December 31

A reminder that staff have the opportunity to personally choose and purchase a “Thank You” Central Rivers AEA branded apparel item until December 31. There are two storefronts set up for this promotion; One site is preset with $30 items … Continue reading

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