Welcome to Northwest AEA’s monthly newsletter and education blogs, resources and forums called “Connections.” The purpose of the Northwest AEA Connections blogs, along with the forums and resources, is to connect educators, parents and school administrators with one another by sharing news, best practices, resources, professional development opportunities and success...
The Denison Community School District believes strongly in effective communication, relationship-building and providing a systematic approach to education. This has been translated in a priority statement created by the Denison Community School Board: To focus on building strong relationships and good communication between all people both in and out of...
We are working in times of unprecedented budget cuts for education. Unfortunately, the cuts will continue into the near future. What advice would you give other educators and administrators across northwest Iowa about how to stay focused on student achievement during these tough financial times?
Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (444308) Intermediate, Junior High (IJ). The Big6 Goes Primary!: Teaching Information and Communications Technology Skills in Grades K-3 (444359) Physical Illustrated; 194 pages Copyrighted 2009 Distributor Follett (0985) Publisher LINWORTH PUBLISHING, INC (2124) Audience Adult (A) Synopsis Discusses how to use the Big6 method to teach...
Listed below are upcoming professional development opportunities through Northwest AEA. Classes can be found by going to the Northwest AEA Web site home page and clicking on Professional Development Online Registration or going directly to https://staffdev.aea4.k12.ia.us/4DCGI/YYYYYYYYYYYYYYSRCH. If you have questions regarding these or any other classes, please contact Joyce VanderWilt,...
Teaching's generation gap http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2009/11/16/09genyclassroom.html?tkn=LYTFJ6ssqT7nv5Ahg8OsQRiJ3qsanfUVwHqT Study finds NCLB law lifted math scores http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/11/20/13nclb.h29.html?tkn=TUZFJ6ssqT7nv5AHxWafQIZYIvItLJHWAbsz Culver: Educators should expect tight budgets http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-culver-schools,0,1222313.story Test scores rise for students with disabilities http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/11/17/13disabilities.h29.html?tkn=VNZFWNJkmvFn3F%2BJpV0qKVzk739%2FvEBC6Lf8 Funding for common assessments poses challenges http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/11/13/12stim-assess.h29.html?tkn=U[VFkW5xkQtThTGw9Sr%2BXmy2JFDKXZA5%2FaEz Rules set for $4 billion 'Race to the Top' contest http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/11/11/12stim-race.h29.html?tkn=NURFyTQ6XG30z89moh8Hf3bOAwNyXjbtC1Mj State of mind: America's teaching...
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; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.k12.ia.us Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...