It’s April! Winter has lingered on, the doldrums have set in, Vitamin D is insufficient with little sun, and cabin fever can set in if you let it! These are all some of the reasons why people in Iowa think that February and March sometimes linger on. It is good...
Reprinted from from www.siouxcityjournal.com at this link: Four high school seniors from Northwest Iowa made the long trip back on Tuesday from Gurgaon, India, where they worked to design an orbiting base around the moon. The annual Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition simulates the experience of being on an...
Teamwork is the overall theme of this month's Impacting Lives update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/. Read how AEA professionals work with schools, families, organizations, and especially the students they serve to create opportunities for improved life and learning. This issue includes: Teamwork Continues to Improve Life of Ogden Boy with Hearing Loss...
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. WK011192121304 Iowa Core –Deeper Investigations of Iowa Core Mathematics 9-12 Apr. 2, 2013 Le Mars Service Center SU000692121304 Substitute Authorization Apr. 2, 3, & 11, 2013 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK012592121302 Iowa Core- English Language Art...
A Positive Behavior Support and Interventions (PBIS) forum that was originally scheduled on March 11 has been moved to April 2 due to the inclement weather experienced on March 11. Schools looking to implement a culture where students are able to experience greater success are invited to attend along with...
Social Studies and World Language teachers are invited to attend the Social Studies/World Language Day at Northwest AEA in Sioux City on April 15. Practical, hands-on learning and networking will supplement a morning of integrating technology, reading, writing and discussion. Participants will also form grade- and content-like groups to share...
A second session has been added by Dr. Lynn Erickson for "Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: What, Why and How" to be held on April 11 and 12 at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee. Please see the attached flyer.
The ELL Networking Day that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 was postponed due to the weather conditions in part of our Northwest AEA coverage area. We’ve rescheduled this meeting for Thursday, April 18 in the hopes that it will be a beautiful spring day with no weather concerns! We’ll...
From: Doug Stilwell Superintendent of Schools Urbandale Community School District Greetings, The Urbandale Community School District is pleased to be hosting the Four Day Quality Learning Seminar, facilitated by David Langford of Langford International, August 5-8, 2013. For over 30 years, David Langford has worked to help schools achieve higher...
Your Life Iowa, an anti-bullying and suicide prevention service for the state of Iowa, began in November, 2012 and the service is comprised of three features: a 24/7 hotline at 855/581-8111 texting services at TALK to 85511 a website at www.yourlifeiowa.org Your Life Iowa is funded by the Iowa Department...
Please see the attached flyer regarding the Annual Title 1 Update Meetings to be held on May 21 in Sioux Center from noon to 3 p.m. and on May 22 from 9 a.m. until noon in Sioux City. More information will follow.
Note: The articles compiled in this newsletter come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content. Northwest AEA staff did not participate in writing any of these articles and Northwest AEA does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles. iPads Provide Fun, Interactive, Speech Therapy for...
These individuals have completed the following requirements for Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plans certification: Full attendance at the five day practicum Passing the comprehensive exam with an 85% or better score Completion of a Functional Assessment Case Study, and Development of a Behavior Support Plan that scored in the good...
AEA PD Online's and AEA K-12 Online's March Blog Update is now available. Go to www.aeapdonline.org/ or www.aeak12online.org for updates or click on the direct article links below. For real time updates, follow AEA PD Online on Twitter @aeapdonline or on your mobile device by accessing our app at myapp.is/aeapdonline....
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...