Iowa Department of Education GOLD Online Application

The cost of an annual subscription for 2024–25 is $12.17 per child portfolio including the cost of the IDEA Early Childhood Outcomes (ECO) rating for children on an IEP or IFSP. The Iowa Department of Education has paid the administrative fees associated with the annual subscription for all registered programs located in Iowa. Registration is required to receive this dramatic discount to participate in GOLD online.


Get started with your subscription:

Iowa participants need to submit the below online form to register for this special offer. Only one application per organization/school district is required. The primary authorized administrator or designee should complete this form on behalf of all of the sites/schools under the purview of the organization or school district.

This is the subscription process:

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. The registration information will automatically be sent for review.
  3. Our staff will use the information you’ve provided to continue the subscription process and will contact you.
  4. The authorized agent in the organization or school district will be sent a Subscription Agreement.
  5. The agent signs the Subscription Agreement and returns it to Teaching Strategies along with payment or purchase order.

Next steps:

Please be aware that this form does not subscribe you. Teaching Strategies will contact you to complete the subscription process.

Once your Subscription Agreement has been processed, you will be invited to register for free online orientations to the system. You may also register other administrators in your organization. We recommend that every administrator who will either manage the system for their site/school or will be responsible for training and supporting staff in their use of the system, participate in the free online sessions.

Once your online orientations are complete, administrators can begin to set up licenses by entering programs and sites, and give access to teachers. We are here to support you with free technical support (Call: 1-866-736-5913 or submit a case online) and free ongoing implementation support and consultation.


Online Form

Please complete the information below so that the Iowa Department of Education can verify that your agency or program is an Iowa DE GOLD online participant.

An Account Manager from Teaching Strategies will contact you to complete this process. Please be aware that this form is not your subscription, and that you will need to complete additional steps to complete the process.

For more information on Teaching Strategies’ efforts in Iowa, visit our Iowa home page. If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Villotti at (515) 281-4709 or [email protected], or Mary Breyfogle at 515-326-1030 or [email protected].