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 new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 7817.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" on the right:

Contact your teacher librarian if you do not know your password or contact Northwest AEA at the numbers listed above.

Here is a small sample of the tens of thousands of titles available:

A & E Biography: Chief Crazy Horse Raphy Chief Crazy Horse (704409)
This is a biography of the Oglala leader who spent his life fighting to keep the white man from taking over Indian lands.

A & E Biography: John Glenn Raphy John Glenn (704412)
This book describes the life of John Glenn, including his childhood, World War II activities, work as a test pilot and astronaut, career as a senator, work as a test pilot and astronaut, career as a senator, and return to space in 1998.

1000 Best New Teacher Survival Secrets (430281)
371.1/BRE; Brenny, Kathleen & Martin, Kandace; Professional book, A, 464 pg, Follett, 2005; 1-4022-0550-3
Today's teachers are equipped with little more than a four-year degree and a semester of student teaching when they face their own classroom for the first time. Standing in front of an overcrowded classroom-of any grade level-can be a daunting and terrifying experience. 1000 Best New Teacher Survival Secrets is a must-have resource for new teachers, covering important issues across all grade levels.

100% Writing (005170)
372.60; Wisniewski, Dave; Professional book, A, Sound-Color, Lingui Systems, 1996
The writing topics included with this program are designed to supplement the instructional lessons by providing your students with the types of writing topics necessary to effectively practice the skills being taught.

10 Greatest Stress Reducing Tips on Earth (076469)
Videocassette, IJSA, 5 min, New Dimension/Questar, 1995
An amusing approach to learning how to save time, get organized, live in the present, see problems differently, live and let live, and to take charge of one's self-talk. Provides ways to lower peer, family, and societal stress. CLOSED CAPTIONED.
Just Five Minutes

12 Ways To Get To 11 (432082)
Merriam, Eve; K-12 books, P, 25 pg, Scholastic, 1993; 0-590-13485-X.
Focuses on representing 11 with different combinations of numbers. Uses ordinary experiences to present twelve combinations of numbers that add up to eleven. Example: At the circus, six peanut shells and five pieces of popcorn.
The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber (425033)
623.74/HAN; Hansen, Ole Steen; K-12 books, PI, 32 pg, CAPSTONE PRESS, 2006; 0-7368-5255-7
Provides an in-depth look at the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, with detailed cross-section diagrams, photographs, and additional facts and information.

Johnny Develops Empathy
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Intermediate, 00:01:10, Rising Star Education, 2009
Johnny realizes his friends care about him and are concerned if he is hurt. The definition of caring is given.
Attack of the Runaway Robot: A Lesson in Responsibility (447059)
F/WAL9; Walton, Phillip; K-12 books, P, 44 pg, Follett, 2009; 1936086026
Izzi gets a lesson in responsibility when her malfunctioning pet robot goes on a rampage through town.

Citizenship (430247, 501209)
DVD, P, 8 min, Sound-Color, Lucerne Media, 2006
After peeking the curiosity of the younger cars, Franklin begins to share the story of his heroic friend CJ Willey, the Big War, and what it means to be a citizen. The friends learn the importance of citizenship.

Guided Reading Level B Assortment 1 (Q84514)
Boxed books, P,
Contains the following book titles: What's Cooking by Nadia Roberts; Going Up? by Richard Vaughn; What's Going Up? by Kathy Mormile; Furry by Kay Winters; The Tree Stump by Chris Forbes; Max's Box by Kristen Avery; Are You Afraid Of...? by Syd Wrightwood; Growing by Judy Nayer; (2) Hands, Hands, Hands by LeAnne and Will Barber; (2) Whose Tracks? by Marcia Vaughn; (2) Jungle Spots by Lily Toy Hong; and (2) This Desert by Miranda Davis. Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level B. [CONTENTS: 16 books.]

Developing Skills in Algebra One, Book B (801027)
Taylor, Harold & Loretta; Professional book, JS, Sound-Color, Dale Seymour, 1984
This book includes operations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, solving polynomial equations, and working with rational expressions. It was developed primarily to help teachers in their search for extra algebra problems.