• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Professional Development - Annual Workshops

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk,  with workshop participants at

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk with workshop participants at "Fish Farm" mound group.

NPS Photo

The brochure and registration form will be posted to the web site around January 5th, 2015, as well as more information about the individual workshop days.

Both graduate and recertification credits will again be offered.

The theme for the 2015 workshop is: The Driftless Area and the Mississippi River Valley.

Workshop dates are listed below

June 6, 2015

June 20, 2015

July 11, 2015

July 25, 2015

August 8, 2015

The teachers will again have the opportunity to earn either recertification or graduate credit for these workshops. You must take any two of the five workshops for one credit and two of the five to earn two credits. A reflection / reaction paper or lesson plan(s) is also required of anyone desiring credit(s).

Step One: E-mail e-mail us to reserve a spot.
Step Two: Submit a hard copy from the above brochure or call for a copy at 563-873-3491Ext. 251. Include the $30.00 per weekend fee with the registration.
Step Three: Continuing education credits are available through AEA 1 and graduate credit is available through Drake University. At this time we do not have the cost per credit, this information will be available after January 1st, 2015.

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk, during a cultural presentation segment of the Teacher's Workshop, June 2006

Chloris Lowe, Ho-Chunk, during a cultural presentation segment of the Teacher's Workshop.

NPS Photo

Cultural presentation segments are a highlight of each workshop agenda.

Did You Know?

Ellison Orr at Desk: Most of Orr's collections reside at effigy Mounds National Monument

An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.