IEA 2020 Summer Institute
Enhance your classroom, improve your skills, and more!


WHEN:  July 29th – July 31st, 2020

The IEA Center for Teaching and Learning is excited to bring you Summer Institute 2020 – The Roaring 20’s – to you in your home!

Over three days, July 29-July 31, you will have the opportunity to choose from 30 different online classes presented in a live platform. This conference is free to IEA members but will cost $300 for non-members to participate. You can earn up to three ISU credits for $55 per credit. Each credit is obtained by attending a full day of the conference and completing additional out-of-class requirements.

Our keynote speaker*, and class presenter, Erik Francis is an author, educator, and speaker who specializes in teaching and learning that promotes cognitive rigor and college and career readiness. He is the author of “Now that’s a good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor through Classroom Questioning”.

Also, in keeping with the theme, it’s BYOB as you join us at the end of Day 1 in one of our various evening Speakeasy’s* to talk with your colleagues from across the state. So, grab your giggle water and boa, and let’s go!

Some of the areas our classes will cover are: classroom organization, student behaviors and trauma-informed instruction, technology in the classroom, STEM, your IPLP and evaluation, restorative practices and equity in schools, special education, mindfulness for educators, grant writing, and classes to address building strong local associations. After you register for Summer Institute, you will be sent a link that will allow you to choose the sessions you want to attend.

*Credit for Day 1 includes mandatory attendance of the Keynote address AND an evening Speakeasy.

Dress is casual. You get your choice of a roommate or a room to yourself. Meals will be served whenever you get up and get them, and if you have rubber chicken at this conference, it’s your fault.

If you have questions, please contact Katye Harris at or Linda Jones,