Iowa’s nine AEAs and AEA PD Online have been collaborating to move our individual professional development/licensure programs to a statewide system, beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Having one system will provide participants with a much larger offering of professional development activities through a statewide catalog. It also creates greater equity and consistency in programming and resources to help support quality PD/licensure programming.

As part of the program review and redesign, each AEA will be adjusting to the same participant fee structure. Fee changes for Northwest AEA participants were effective August 1, 2016.

There will be ongoing communication about these changes in the coming months. Look for more information on the Northwest AEA website and through our Connections newsletter or contact Carolyn Smith at or 712/222.6033 for assistance.