We are AEA: 40 years strong! Happy 40th birthday to Iowa's AEAs! The AEA system was established by the Iowa Legislature in 1975 to provide equity in education programs across the state. Iowa’s AEAs work as educational partners with local public and accredited private schools to help assure that all...
Here is a letter submitted by Michelle Lindberg, the mother of a child who was helped by the staff of Northwest AEA. The photo was also submitted by Michelle, which shows a happy Cooper and his parents. I may be biased but ours is a remarkable story, and I believe...
A fortieth birthday is an important milestone in a person’s life. Amid the joke about approaching middle age is the comfort of being a little wiser than a person was just a decade ago. As Iowa’s Area Education Agencies reach this celebrated milestone we have the opportunity to reflect on...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. RE033492121503 Comprehension Connections for 2-6 Classrooms April 11 & 18, 2015 Sioux Center Sioux Center Office AD013392121502 Assessing Academic Rigor April 13, 14, May 5 & 26, 2015 Le Mars...
Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is hosting this event as part of a broader effort to improve Iowa students’ financial literacy skills. The purpose of the summit is to raise awareness...
Northwest AEA will present "Classroom Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" on April 15 & April 16 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 8:30 - 4:00. This workshop is for any educator who works with students with ASD: general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals. This workshop...
Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA is offering the three courses required for...
APL Level 1 Training: Instructional Skills Workshop will be held on June 15-19 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at Northwest AEA in Sioux City, Room B. Teachers must be experts in two key areas. They must be experts in the content they teach and in how teaching works. The...
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. Some media sources require digital access subscriptions....
Northwest AEA, led by educational consultant Jordan Menning, sponsored a trip to Johnson Space Center last week for 95 students from northwest Iowa plus four additional Iowa students. The competition emulated the experience of working as a member of an aerospace company team, developing a design and operations proposal for...
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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...