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Notice of Agenda - Collective Bargaining

Administration for the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency will present its initial bargaining position to the Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 7108 in the first bargaining session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in the Executive Conference Room at 729 21st Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Agenda: Presentation...
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Assistive Technology News at MBAEA

The Mississippi Bend AEA (MBAEA) has recently experienced a change in Assistive Technology (AT) supports. Due to the retirements of Cindy Cavanagh (2018) and Teresa Wyant (2017), a long term vision of an interdisciplinary group of AT service providers was realized. These retirements had the potential to leave a significant...
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Attend a Children’s Mental Health Listening Post

Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children’s mental health services at a listening post set for 5:30-7:00 p.m. on October 11th at the Mississippi Bend AEA, located at 729 21st Street, Bettendorf. Listening posts are being hosted by at locations across Iowa on behalf of the Children’s...
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Home School Testing

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency will provide annual (ISASP) Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (formally known as Iowa Assessment) testing for Home Schooled students March 18 and 19, 2019. Students, ages 7 through 15, must register in order to participate. Please contact your home district’s Home School Coordinator...
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Literacy & Learning Symposium

August 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM MISSISSIPPI BEND AEA Featuring Keynote Speakers: From Phonics to Fluency: Tim Rasinski, Ph.D., Reading & Writing Center, Kent State University Self and Collective Efficacy: Kristin Anderson, Corwin Educational Consultant Early Bird Discount! Register by May 31 and save $15! Registration and details:...
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Iowa’s AEAs Seek Nominations for Annual Awards Recognition

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to education and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs)? Please take a few minutes to nominate this person for recognition by Iowa’s AEAs. Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the work of the...
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Special-Needs Trunk-or-Treat

A FREE, fun, non-spooky, handicapped accessible, food-allergy safe event for Special Needs children and adults (and their families) to enjoy Trick-or-Treating their way. Open to anyone who struggles with Trick-or-Treating, of all ages, any disability, or special needs. Your family will walk around collecting treats from our community. Trunks (Tables)...
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Drop-in on these FREE Playgroups!

Please join the AEA Early Childhood Teams for play activities that focus on promoting communication, developmental skills, and skill building. Sessions will be held at the Family museum in Bettendorf and the Sawmill Museum in Clinton. Click the the appropriate fliers for dates and time: Bettendorf | Clinton
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Registration now open for 2017 ATOM Conference

Assistive Technology on the Mississippi AT Conference | ATOM 2017 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Bettendorf Learning Center Mississippi Bend AEA - Bettendorf, Iowa Registration is now open for the second annual Assistive Technology on theMississippi (ATOM) Assistive Technology Conference 2017 to be held December 5that MBAEA, Bettendorf, Iowa. This conference...
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FASTBridge K-6 Literacy Training Underway

The Department of Education is transitioning to a new statewide data system for K-6 literacy through FASTBridge Learning. To help school districts with this transition, comprehensive training via webinars and regional face-to-face meetings are being offered now through the end of October. These training slots are limited and information needed...
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