Friday, April 17, 2015

New Self-Paced Course: The Practicing Educator

AEA PD Online announces a new Self-Paced Course called The Practicing Educator.  The course can be found on our training system (, and like other self-paced courses, is available for one license renewal credit.  This course, with consultation from the Board of Educational Examiners, provides educators with "must know" information related to state and federal policies, as well as other responsibilities important for the profession.

Intended Audience: All educators
Cost: $60, paid at the end of the training
Credit: 1 license renewal credit
Time to complete: 15 hours+
Instructor: Evan Abbey (

To access the course:  1) go to and login, 2) click on the “catalog” tab (underneath “courses” at the top), and then select “The Practicing Educator (License Renewal)” from the list, 3) click the register button in the pop-up text.

This course features 12 commonly requested modules:
Ethics for Educators
Seclusion and Restraint - (Chapter 103B)
Bullying Prevention
Harassment in the Workplace
Diversity Awareness and Cultural Competence
Copyright and Fair Use
Bloodborne Pathogens (OSHA)
Right to Know (OSHA)
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
HIPPA (Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act)
COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse*

* - When you are finished with the course (including the final assignment and payment), you will want to print off the certificate to this training separately (in addition to the course transcript you will receive in the mail), as the certificate is required for re-licensure with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

* - IMPORTANT: Also, since you will be completing the Mandatory Reporter training as part of this Self-Paced course, there is no separate $25 fee for the training.

Current Self-Paced Course Titles:
• Digital Citizenship
• Financial Literacy
• Google Apps 101
• Para-Educator Roles and Responsibilities
• Social Media
• The Exceptional Learner
• The Exceptional Learner (Drake Graduate credit)
• The Iowa Framework for School Counselors
• The Practicing Educator
• Using Iowa AEA Online’s Resources

Courses Coming Soon:
• Personalized Learning (May)• Blended and Online Learning (May)
• Universal Constructs (June)
• Project-Based Learning (August)

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