Ongoing Instructional Coach support from Northwest AEA Northwest AEA has promoted the Instructional Coach model for the past five years. There are many different models to consider, but we have been enamored with Jim Knight’s model reigning from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. This spring and...
Photo of Ray provided by the family. Excerpts written by Ray's mom, Keely Goettsch. Raymond, aka Ray, was welcomed into the world on May 14, 2010, by his mom, dad, sister, and two brothers. His life started with a routine doctor visit at 35 weeks with an ultrasound tracking his...
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. WK014017011401 Iowa Core Deeper Investigations of Writing, Speaking, Listening & Language, K-5 Apr. 2, 2014 Denison Boulder's Conference Center AD012792121401 Instructional Coaching Apr. 9, 10, & 11, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK016192121402 C-Plan Learning Day...
Updates for AEA PD Online and AEA K-12 Online are now available. Go to www.aeapdonline.org/ or www.aeak12online.org for updates or click on the direct article links below. Learn about professional development: 2014 Summer Ollie and Mollie Course Schedule Tool of the Month: Using Twitter in your online courses Upcoming Courses:...
On April 9-11, Ann Hoffman, M.Ed., and Dr. Constantine Thomas will present on behalf of the Instructional Coaching Institute about the concept of instructional coaching. They will provide a definition of instructional coaching; distinguish between effective and ineffective coaching practices; and provide an overview of the current state of research...
This is a meeting for administrators, curriculum directors, and Iowa Core Teams: Please join us for a day of taking an in-depth look at composing a successful C-Plan that will include the LAU, SINA, and Iowa Core plans. In addition, we will have discussions pertaining to the Multi-Tiered System of...
The 7th Annual Technology Integration & Instruction for the 21st Century Learner (TICL) Conference will be held in Storm Lake at Buena Vista University on June 16-18. An exciting and informative conference is planned for 2014. Keynote speakers, Kathy Schrock and Michael Gorman, including Featured AT Presenter Dan Herlihy, will...
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. Give Students Time to Play http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/26/22rhea.h33.html?tkn=TORF%2BmgcuoUrbFyGySdrWS7z3OGAeE5Fgln3&cmp=clp-edweek Superintendents...
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...