Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will be hosting the workshop, “ABC’s of Lesson Plan Development & Instruction.” Taught by Courtney Clausen, an instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, participants will discuss the Iowa Core, lesson plan development and key instructional strategies. The workshop will be held Wednesday, November 13 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center – Event Center in Independence, Iowa.

“We are excited to be offering this interactive workshop, providing educators with the tools needed to effectively engage Iowa youth,” commented Don Short, SSNHA President.

The registration fee for Designated SSNHA Partner or Emerging Sites is $35 per person or $90 for three individuals from the same site. Fee for all other participants is $45 per person. Registration deadline is November 8. For more information or to register for this workshop, visit or call 319-234-4567.