Staff Development is an integral part of everything we do at the Mississippi Area Education Agency. We offer courses and workshops for professional growth and personal development. Courses may be taken for relicensure or graduate credit. Informational workshops are offered for shorter time spans and are not available for credit. Persons wishing to teach a course may submit a Professional Development Course Proposal for consideration.
Instructor Checklist (PDF)
Course Syllabus (DOC)
Activation Request Form (DOC)
Workshop Form (DOC)
Iowa Teaching Standards
Iowa Standards for School Leaders
Learning Center Guidelines (PDF)
Learning Center Room Reservation
Materials Request Form
Solutionwhere Guide for Instructors (PDF)
Drake Guidance on EDEX vs. EDMA Syllabus Development (PDF)
Instructor Login to Solutionwhere.com
October 9, 2012 (View Recording) - Provided updates on course requirements, forms, and offers on tips for a successful course.
Other Staff Development Sites:
Drake Extension Education
Eastern Iowa Community College Professional Development Course Listings
AEA PD Online
Quality Educational Programs (QEP) DVD Courses - scroll to bottom of link
Board of Education Examiners
Current Course Syllabus
Current Course Handouts
Drake Credit Information
Learning Center Guidelines
Q&A on Certification
Districts interested in forming learning teams to meet a school goal may apply for relicensure credit. Our Renewal Center serves as a site for initial screening and approval of applications for licensure renewal. For further information about any of these programs, please contact:
The Iowa Legislature passed a law effective July 1, 2008 that prohibits smoking in the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (Agency) facilities an its grounds; including parking lot and vehicles.
Beginning July 1, 2008 customers and employees of the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency are prohibited from smoking on any Agency owned, leased or rented property. This includes all offices.
If Learning Center employees witness external customers smoking on Agency grounds, they will remind external customers of the law and will report the incident to their Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency supervisor.