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    Conference 2017 - John Whitwell, Michigan State University - Emeritus

     
    Keynote 11:00 AM on Friday, May 12th Iowa Ballroom
     
    "What I learned from my Teachers and Mentors"
  • Conference 2017 - Dr. Robert Lark, DePaul University

    Friday May 12th 2:00 pm Clinic Windows on 7th
    "What I learned from Jazz Icons"
     

     
  • Conference 2017 - New Sousa Band

    Keith Brion, director         

    Thursday, May 11th, at 6:30 PM  IOWA BALLROOM

Conference Pre-Registration now Closed

The Conference Pre-registration is now closed. Registration will open again on Thursday morning, May 11th

April 19th is the last day to register for a conference room rate at the Marriott.

See you in Des Moines very soon!

Public Input needed for Arts Standards

Arts teachers will have an opportunity to provide input in April and May on Fine Arts standards under consideration in Iowa.
Iowa’s Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team, which was convened by the Iowa Department of Education earlier this year, has requested broad public feedback on the National Core Arts Standards, which were developed by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Feedback gathered through spring public forums and an online survey will be used to provide guidance to the Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team, whose charge is to recommend fine arts standards to the State Board of Education. If adopted, fine arts standards would be recommended, but not required for Iowa school districts.

Public forums have been scheduled statewide on April 25 and April 27, and an online feedback survey is open through May 12 at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZF7BCQY
Details on the public forums are as follows:

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Meeting location:
Heartland Area Education Agency
6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston

Satellite sites:
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
729 21st Street, Bettendorf

Lincoln Elementary School
321 West 8th Street, Cedar Falls

Grant Wood Area Education Agency
4401 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids

Keystone Area Education Agency Conference Center
1400 2nd Street NW, Elkader

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
1235 5th Avenue S, Fort Dodge

Area Education Agency 267
909 South 12th Street, Marshalltown

Great Prairie Area Education Agency
2814 North Court Street, Ottumwa

Red Oak High School Media Center
2011 North 8th Street, Red Oak

Northwest Area Education Agency
1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Meeting location:
Area Education Agency 267
3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls

Satellite sites:
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
729 21st Street, Bettendorf

Grant Wood Area Education Agency
4401 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids

Keystone Area Education Agency
2310 Chaney Road, Dubuque

Heartland Area Education Agency
6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston

Area Education Agency 267
909 South 12th Street, Marshalltown

Great Prairie Area Education Agency
2814 North Court Street, Ottumwa

Red Oak High School Media Center
2011 North 8th Street, Red Oak

Northwest Area Education Agency
1382 4th Avenue NE, Sioux Center

Northwest Area Education Agency
1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
23 East 7th Street, Spencer

Conference Credit now available for Registration

The conference credit opportunities are now open for registration. Click here Conference Credit.

If there is a waitlist, please still register. We will work to make sure all who wish to receive credit have the opportunity.

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Election Results - IBA President-Elect

Jane TriplettThe results of  the  2017  IBA   General  Election for President-Elect:

Congratulations  to  President-elect  Jane  Triplett

The  Distinguished  Service  Awards  for  Karl  King  Active and  Retired  will be announced  at  the  2017  IBA  Banquet on  Friday May 12.

The slate of candidates for  president-elect and the Distinguished  Service  Awards were outstanding!

Jerry Bertrand

IBA  Elections Chair

Online Conference Registration is Open

The conference registration portal is now open and ready for your use. Click on the big red button on the top of the page.

Reduced rates before April 15th!

Before you register, make sure you have your member ID for logging in to the site. You can find this information on any printed IBA materials, such as the magazine you just received in the mail this past week.

If you have issues with your login information (such as password) please contact Liz Fritz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have issues about your membership please contact Steve Cook, IBA Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

***Things to remember about online conference registration

Everyone has a member ID, this connects to your membership information. Do Not create a new account as this will make you pay dues again.

College Students - do not create a new account when you start teaching, you already have a member ID.

If you cannot change your password because an email is incorrect, do not create a new account. Contact Liz Fritz and she will reset your password for you.

If you have had a name change, do not create a new account, we will help you update your information.

Please contact Steve or Liz if you think you need to have account updates, cannot login, have membership dues not showing.

When you create new accounts that are not needed it creates work for at least three people (Steve, Aaron and Liz) to get the data corrected, and sometimes our web support person too!

Other things to remember...

No AMEX Cards, you can print your online form and send a check or purchase order BEFORE April 15th.

Help us help you!

Thanks!

Steve Cook, Liz Fritz and Aaron Nuss

90th Annual IBA Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309