1. How do I request a class?
If you're interested in organizing a course in your locale, contact your UniServ director or ISEA's Teaching and Learning Specialist.
2. I lost my certificate, how do I obtain a new one? To obtain a new certificate please send an email to Rhonda Plimmer along with your current address and a new certificate will be mailed to you
3. Which colleges do you offer graduate credit through?
Graduate credit is offered through Viterbo University and Morningside College
4. How many credits is each of your classes?
The courses are for 1 credit (15 hrs).
5. How many hours are your classes?
Classes are 15 hours with 3 hours study time.
6. How do I find out what classes are being offered?
Click here for complete information abut the ISEA Academy classes.
7. May I request a list or transcript of all the classes I took through ISEA?
Yes, you may request a list or transcript of the classes you have taken by emailing Rhonda Plimmer.
8. May an administrator or support person take a class and get credit?
Yes, an administrator or support person make take a class and get credit.
9. How do you request a new class to be offered?
To request a new class that has not be offered please contact the Teaching and Learning Specialist.
10. Will there be any more National Board financing or classes?
11. How do I request an A Framework for Understanding the Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria book?
Danielson's Framework, based on a thorough analysis of the research on effective teaching, brings meaning to the Iowa standards. The cost of the book is $25, but ISEA members receive a $17.50 discount, reducing their cost to just $7.50. Download an order form (pdf) or send an email request to Rhonda Plimmer.
12. Do you have a brochure about your classes?
Click here for the ISEA Professional Development Academy Brochure - This brochure gives you a brief description of all of our classes that the ISEA Professional Development Academy offers
13. Who should attend Journey to Excellence?
This training is designed for trainers of mentors who are using Journey to Excellence learning projects and Mentoring Matters mentor skills.
14. How can I find out more information about the Teacher Quality?
In 2007, legislation established Teacher Quality Committees (TQC) in each school district and AEA. TQCs consist of equal numbers of teachers and administrators and are charged with allocating any Teacher Quality Professional Development funds, monitoring the various aspects of the Teacher Quality program such as evaluation, professional development, and mentoring and induction. ISEA has a variety of supportive materials and tools available. Recently a Teacher Quality Notebook was created by ISEA staff working with the Iowa Department of Education, School Administrators of Iowa and the Iowa Association of School Boards that contains copies of almost all, if not all guidance from the Department, along with training materials provided by the Department and ISEA, and copies of suggested agendas for use by TQCs and tools for monitoring evaluation, professional development, the use of professional development funds, and mentoring and induction. Teacher Quality Notebook
15. How can I find my folder number or what kind of license that I am renewing?
Just go to this web page (http://www.iowa.gov/boee/search_warn.html) and type in your name.
16. May I substitute on my regular teaching license until my regular license expires?
Yes, you may substitute on your regular license in all subjects and at all grade levels
17. If I go to a Substitute License from a Standard License and then later back to a Standard License, will I have to go through mentoring?
No, you will merely have to renew your Standard License. But note that if you accept a regular teaching job, you will have to renew your Standard License BEFORE you begin your duties as a full time or regular part time teacher; you cannot serve as a full time or regular part time teacher on a Substitute License
18. My Iowa teaching license expired several years ago, but I have not been teaching in Iowa or anywhere else; will I now need more credits (e.g. more than the six I needed before to renew a Standard License) or have to do anything else extra in order to renew my license?
No, you will merely have to renew your license by meeting the renewal requirements for that license
19. I had more credits than I needed when I renewed my license five years ago; may I use those credits to renew my license now?
No. Credit used for renewal of a license must be earned within the term of that license. The credits that you could have used at your last renewal would be too old to be used for this renewal
20. My license expires in six weeks, and I still need one more credit; what can I do if my class won’t end by that time (or if there is no class that I can take)?
You could apply for a one year extension of the license. The fee is the only requirement for this license, but if one or more of your credits will turn five years old by the expiration date of the extension, you should send those transcripts with your application.