Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act, Jan. 9 – 19, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are gearing up for January information sessions to share Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan, and I need your help getting the word out. The Department will release the draft plan on Friday, January 6. The statewide public meetings will then run from January 9-19, with a format that is informational – we will present details about the plan, field questions and take input.

The dates and locations of those public meetings are included below. All meetings begin at 5 p.m. We’ll also plan to have a Zoom link for each meeting so that folks may listen remotely.

I appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word (via email, social media, website, etc.) about the draft plan and information sessions.

Please note that some days have more than one meeting site. See you in January!

January 9
Grant Wood AEA – Coralville
Room 118
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville

January 9
Green Hills AEA – Red Oak Regional Office
Conference Room
212 E. Coolbaugh St., Red Oak

January 10
Prairie Lakes AEA – Pocahontas
Blackhawk Lake Room
500 NE Sixth St., Pocahontas

January 11
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Expo Hall
200 N. Main, Fairfield

January 12
Heartland AEA – Ames
Conference Room
511 S. 17th St., Ames

January 17
Mississippi Bend AEA – Clinton
Conference Room
2001 Manufacturing Court, Clinton

January 17
Northwest AEA – LeMars Service Center
Conference Room – first floor
904 Lincoln St. SW, Ste. 300, LeMars

January 18
Oelwein High School Library
315 8th Ave. SE, Oelwein

January 19
AEA 267 – Marshalltown
Rooms A, B, C
909 South 12th St., Marshalltown

All State 2017

Greetings and welcome to the 2016-2017 season of Iowa All-State Art!

My name is Devin T. Hanson and this is my third year as All-State Chair.

2017 DATES
Portal Closing Date:  Friday, March 3
Judging Period:  Monday, March 6 – Sunday, April 2
Awards Ceremony:  Saturday, April 29

Please follow, and encourage your students to follow, our Facebook page! These links are located on our All-State page under the “AEI Programs” tab. 
 I have also attached an All State Info Sheet 2017 that you can provide to students who are new to the All State system.

The portal at opens on Thursday, October 27 to create portfolios using the same login that you used last year. Thanks for supporting your students in our program and we look forward to continuing this amazing opportunity. Please reply with any questions you have!
Devin T. Hanson
All State Chair

Public Input Sought on Every Student Succeeds Act

There are seven remaining meetings across the state where DE leaders will be seeking public input as they develop the Iowa plan for ESSA.  It would be great to have an arts education advocates at each of these meetings.
Please look over this information, and share it within your organizations, friends and other arts education stakeholders.   If you know that you or other advocates will be attending one of these meeting, please let me know so we can monitor this and make sure we have arts education advocates at each meeting.
Thanks so much for your help.  Please contact me if you have any questions, or IAAE can help you in any way.  Click here for dates and more information.

Think Big and Love What You Do

Hello Educators!

The Student Art Education Association welcomes Bill Close to UNI on November 10th at 7pm in the Kamerick Art Building room 111. Bill Close taught at Peet Junior High here in Cedar Falls for 33 years, during which time he built 22 “Mega-Sculptures” with his students.  Close will discuss the student-teacher collaborative process of building these “Mega-Sculptures” and how creative arts can enhance the educational experience for all students through an inclusive art education program.

SAEA hopes to see you all there!

Bill Close: “Think Big and Love What You Do”
When: November 10th at 7pm
Where: Kamerick Art building room 111