Over the past few months, Northwest AEA prepared many documents, which were reviewed by the Iowa Department of Education for the agency’s accreditation. Just as schools are accredited so, too, are Iowa’s AEAs. Every five years, we move into a few months of self-reflection, in addition to the daily tasks,...
Over the past year, area teachers have welcomed Northwest Area Education Agency’s (AEA) distribution of literacy kits for students with disabilities because of the amazing progress demonstrated by those who use them. Northwest AEA employees Judy Janson, occupational therapist, and Karen Miller, speech-language pathologist, explain that the kits include adapted...
To: AEA Customers From: Sharon Hawthorne, AEA Accreditation Lead Subject: Statewide AEA/DE Customer Survey Date: February 24, 2012 You are invited to participate in the 2011-2012 statewide AEA/DE Customer Survey. This web-based survey provides an opportunity for you to provide valuable feedback regarding AEA services. The web-based survey should take...
The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search. The...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. WK001660391201 Every Child Reads: Ages 3 through 5 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7 & May 14, 2012 Sioux City Stella Sanford Child Care Center EC003492121202 Every Child Reads Follow-Ups/Book Clubs 4/10/2012-4/10/2012 Sioux City Sioux City...
Registrations are now being accepted for the special education transition conference, "Broadening Our Horizons: Living, Learning & Working Beyond High School." Please see the attached brochure for more details. If anyone needs special accommodations for the conference, please contact Bobbie Logemann, secretary at Northwest AEA, at 800/352-9040 ext. 6014 or...
Kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers are invited to attend a one-day investigation titled, "Iowa Core English Language Arts and Literacy" on May 16 at the Western Iowa Tech Center in Cherokee. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please watch for more details and contact Millie Olsen, instructional coach,...
K-12 Science teachers are invited to attend a one-day event about the future of science, standards and how to build capacity for effective instruction. Teachers can choose from two days: April 18 at Northwest AEA in Sioux Center or April 23 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Please see the...
Save the date for the annual Title I update meeting to be held on May 14 in Sioux Center and May 16 in Sioux City. More details will follow. Please call Teresa Murray, instructional coach, at 712/433-2071 ext. 3517 with any questions. An attached flyer provides more details.
Educators, innovators call for earlier introduction to computer science http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/27/mct_pacompsci.html First-graders read, write, and tweet in Ill. classroom http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/29/mct_tweeting.html ADHD: Why the youngest students in a class are most likely to be diagnosed http://healthland.time.com/2012/03/06/adhd-why-the-youngest-students-in-a-class-are-most-likely-to-be-diagnosed/?iid=hl-main-lede Six reasons rewards don't work http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reward-fraud-richard-curwin Kinect in the classroom: Scratching the surface of potential http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2012/mar12/03-06KinectEducation.mspx...
If you are a teacher who needs extra services for a child or strategies for enhanced classroom teaching, check out the attached Northwest AEA Directory of Services. The directory is sorted by topics with contact information for AEA staff persons. We are ready to assist!
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, ext. 6003; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region C...