In late November, we invited you to give us some feedback on the services provided by Northwest AEA. I am pleased to be able to share the results of that survey with you. Statewide, over 8000 responses were received from general education teachers, special education teachers, superintendents, building principals, and...
Eighteen schools within the Northwest AEA territory were recently recognized for their Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts by the Iowa Department of Education (DE). Out of the eight schools that reached "Paramount" status throughout the entire state, six were from the Northwest AEA region! Congratulations to all AEA...
I recently read an article about the increasing interest in audiobooks. The headline of the article I read shared that nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks. I have also noticed increased requests and interest in audiobooks for students at Northwest AEA. One of the ways media has addressed this...
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....
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Identifying & Teaching Gifted English Learners April 3, 2019, 8:30 AM - April 4, 2019, 3:00 PM Location: CHerokee Registration link: https://goo.gl/j1cB5G ESSA Action Planning April...
Instructional coaches, administrators, special education coordinators, ESL/LIEP teachers, general education teachers, and more are encouraged to attend ELL Critical Data Process trainings: Distinguishing Language Difference from Disability: The ELL Critical Data Process May 1 & 2 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Northwest AEA in Sioux City Using the ELL Critical...
Iowa's Area Education Agencies are partnering with McREL to offer the Iowa Leadership Academy beginning in June 2019. The Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL's research- and evidence-based knowledge to sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters Most and Curiosity Works. See...
Please see the attached flyer for more information about APL Level 1 training.
Learn about best practices for supporting student use of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to promote students’ understanding of science core ideas/science standards. Check out the attached flyer.
Substitute Authorization classes will be held on April 25, 26 and May 3. Please see more information in the attached document.
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 contact; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040, ext. 6003; or any of the following AEA leaders: Dr. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...