Welcome to Northwest AEA’s monthly newsletter and education blogs, resources and forums called, “Connections.” As many of you know, Northwest AEA is in its first phase this year of a three-phase project to implement the instructional coaching model into schools. With this model, an instructional coach and a special education...
Northwest AEA recently received a letter from a parent whose son attends grade school at the Sioux Center Middle School. The story, in their own words, is a great testimony to the success that can be discovered when parents, school staff and Northwest AEA staff collaborate to find solutions to...
Northwest AEA unveiled a new agency brochure to help educators, families and community members build a better understanding of the AEA's services. The brochure (attached) highlights the areas in which AEA employees help schools, families and communities; how the agency operates; funding; facts about the agency; the mission, vision, beliefs,...
In "Community Schools: Reform's Lesser Known Frontier" written by Sarah Fine in the Feb. 1, 2010, issue of Education Week, the concept of community schools, or "extended schools" as they are called in Britain, is discussed at length. Here's a portion: "Britain has long been a leader when it comes...
Use the Medianet Online Catalog to request items such as videos, DVDs, audio books, professional materials, boxed books and multimedia kits. You can also search for Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360 digital titles via the Media Catalog. The AIME newsletter is also available electronically as a PDF document. Click on...
June 22 and 23, 2010 Training on the Ziggurat Model:?A framework for designing interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Presented by: Ruth Aspy, PhD and Barry Grossman, PhD Location: Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City, Iowa Cost: $125 per person This training focuses on learning how to use the...
To conduct your own search for professional development classes, go to the Northwest AEA Web site and click on "Professional Development Online Registration" here. SU000492121002 Substitute Authorization Apr. 6, 7, & 13, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office EC002392121001 Young Scientists: Physical Science for Preschool Children Apr. 6, 13, 20,...
Best practices in the middle grades identified http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/02/25/23middle.h29.html?tkn=WVQFS%2FaRME4ye3Kcouz%2FckDn6bdyabY3TpZ8&cmp=clp-edweek Commentary: Should have, could have: What parents regret about high school http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/02/24/22hampel.h29.html?tkn=US[F8GLowkPh9GazSjcWe+4CUKRvQtS4F6+6&cmp=clp-edweek In middle school, charting their course to college and beyond http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/education/01schools.html?ref=education Desire to learn Russian heating up again http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/28/AR2010022804407.html Seclusion, restraint in school unregulated in many states http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-02-26-school-discipline_N.htm Education cuts...
If you have any questions, issues and/or suggestions regarding student learning or school needs, please feel free to contact your AEA building contacts; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.k12.ia.us Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...