Generation Ready TMS

Emmetsburg CSD November 6 2018 Moving Toward Innovative Learning in Grades K-12 (In District) (8190)


This course focuses on implementing the 4 Shifts and 4 C’s into all classes to implement innovative learning into the District.


What will teachers need to know (knowledge)?
I can describe our current reality and a desired goal
I can explain the 4 shifts and 4C’s (Iowa Core 21st Century Tech Literacy Concepts & Skills) i.e.  K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
I can describe the different types of products and performances for presenting to an audience
I can identify various methods to help students develop questioning/problem solving
I can identify various problem solving skills for students to use  

What will teachers need to understand (reasoning)?
I can understand my content standards and practices
I can understand the 4 shifts and the 4 c’s at a deeper level
I can understand how to create a driving question or problem
I can understand what the standard asks students to do and connect it to authentic situations
I can understand the importance of a performance task and its parts

What will teachers need to do (skills)?
I can use the shifts in the lesson design or redesign
I can use the 4C’s in the lesson design or redesign
I can use my content standards and/or practices in a revised or new lesson
I can unpack my standards into learning targets to break down the learning to support my students’ learning
I can promote problem solving skills in students
I can create learning experiences that support each of my learning targets
I can find available resources to guide students
I can explain my content standards and practices
I can collaborate with others to plan, revise, and implement my lesson
I can give and receive feedback on others’ work to strengthen the lesson

What do teachers need to produce (products)?  
I can revise a lesson or a new lesson with the appropriate assessments using the performance task format that shows implementation of the 4 shifts and/or 4C’s
I can create interdisciplinary tasks using the performance task format with others
I can create formative and summative assessments that align with the cognitive demand in the standards and/or practices
I can create a rubric with the criteria that assesses the students’ product(s) and/or performance(s) aligned to the standards, practices, instruction, and assessments

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: None
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For:   Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Christensen, Traci Presenter:  
Registration Begins: 12/5/2018 Registration Ends: 5/1/2019
Payment Methods: Credit Card Contact: Tracie Christensen
Contact Phone: —– Facility: Other
Location: Emmetsburg Comm. School District Rubrics File:

Credits Fees
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
11/6/2018 1:30pm 3:30pm
12/4/2018 1:30pm 3:30pm
1/8/2019 1:30pm 3:30pm
2/5/2019 1:30pm 3:30pm
3/5/2019 3:30pm 5:30pm
4/2/2019 3:30pm 5:30pm
5/7/2019 1:30pm 3:30pm
5/20/2019 2:30pm 3:30pm

Emmetsburg CSD November 6 2018 Moving Toward Innovative Learning in Grades K-12 (In District) (8190)

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Emmetsburg CSD November 6 2018 Moving Toward Innovative Learning in Grades K-12 (In District) (8190)

What are the prerequisites?


Is there a stipend?


Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Tracie Christensen

How do I register for a class?









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You will receive an email confirming your registration.

If you are having difficulty with the registration process, contact the Prairie Lakes Registrar either by email or phone at 1-800-669-2325 ext. 2101 or 515-574-5500 ext. 2101

How do I access my transcript or request an official copy?

To view your transcript . . .
  • Click on the blue My Learning Portfolio bar and then click on My Transcript,
  • Select the School Year or All
  • If you wish to print an unofficial copy of your transcript, click on the printer icon in the upper right corner above the Certificate tab then re-select the school year.
To request an official transcript from Prairie Lakes AEA
  • send a request to Carrie Guerin at and an electronic copy will be emailed to you


How do I change my credit option once I've registered?

Change of Credit by Participant Prior to Beginning of an Activity:

If you have already registered for an activity and the activity has not started, please contact the registrar to change credit type.  All additional fees must be paid immediately.   A $10.00 service fee will be charged if a refund is due to participant.

Change of Credit by Participant during the Activity:

If an activity is in progress and a participant would like to change credit type, please contact the registrar by email to request a change in credit type.  All additional fees must be paid immediately.   A $10.00 service fee will be charged if a refund is due to participant.  This must be completed before the final class/learning team meeting.  A change of credit to No Credit option is considered a withdrawal.

Change of Credit by Participant after the Activity Has Ended:

Once an activity is finished, credit type becomes permanent.  You cannot request a change in credit type nor will any refunds be given.


What must I do to withdraw from a class?

Withdrawal (cancellation) by Participant Prior to Beginning of an Activity:

To withdraw (cancel an activity registration) and request a refund, please contact Registrar up to two weeks before the start of the activity.  Two options are available: (1) the registration fee will be refunded or (2) registration fee may be transferred to another activity.  Additional fees due for new activity must be received before registration will be transferred. 


Withdrawal (cancellation) by Participant after the Start of the activity:

To withdraw (cancellation) after the start of an activity, please contact Registrar immediately.  Note that registration and materials fees will be forfeited.  No refunds will be given.  Failure to officially withdraw from a course will be treated as non-attendance and a failing grade will be assigned. 


In an emergency situation which necessitates dropping a class after it has started, it is the discretion of the Associate Director of PD to approve refund or allow transfer of fees to another activity.  In this case, a written request must be made with appropriate documentation two weeks prior to the end of the activity.


What happens when classes get cancelled?









PLAEA reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have sufficient enrollment.  Course cancelations will be made approximately 2 weeks prior to the start date of the class.  
Registered participants will be notified and two options will be made available:
  1. the registration fee will be refunded or
  2. the registration fee can be transferred to another class within two weeks.


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