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Learning Supports Content Areas

Learning supports can include a host of classroom approaches, school-wide programs, family and community partnerships, and youth leadership opportunities. Together these areas form a structure for organizing, understanding, and selecting research-based interventions intended to address the needs of students. The six content areas from the Iowa Design for Learning Supports include:

Supplements to Instruction

Family Supports and Involvement

Community Partnerships

Safe, Healthy, and Caring Environments


Child/Youth Engagement

Additional Information

For more information on the Iowa Department of Education Learning Supports contact:

Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: (515) 281-7143