The 2014 Our Kids Summer Institute will provide participants with the opportunity to network with other educators and to engage in professional learning around High Yield Practices for working with English Language Learners.

The Our Kids Summer Institute is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, Heartland AEA, Prairie Lakes AEA, Morningside College, and the Waukee Community Schools.

This year’s event will feature current, relevant topics, including: Lau vs. Nichols, Literacy, ELP standards, Bridging ELL and The Iowa Core, Cultural Competency, Digital Resources, High Yield Strategies for ELLs, and more.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity!

Our Kids Summer Institute 2014

Activity ID: ES0076-6822-1501

Online Registration Directions:

Direct Link to Course: ES007668221501


To register, go to

  1. Under Professional Development, click on Heartland AEA PD Catalog
  2. On the Catalog Search Page, enter the Activity Number, ES007668221501, where it says, "OR...Enter an Activity Number..."  and then click Go
  3. Click on the "Add to Cart" button on the activity detail page.
  4. Please sign in and verify your personal information; then click Continue

On Your Shopping Cart page, click on Pay - Credit Card. This will take you to the credit card site.