During this busy season, we invite you to catch up on your field of expertise in the blogs listed below. Please continue to let the AEA staff in your buildings know how we can assist you. On behalf of Northwest AEA, we wish you many blessings of the season! Catch...
The National Education Association celebrated its 90th annual American Education Week on Nov. 13-19. As part of the celebration, the state AEA system unveiled its new website and video. The video tells the story of how AEA services have made a difference for people around the state. It is our...
Akron-Westfield National History Day participants: (left to right) Colleen Westergard, Ann Hedlund, Bailey Davis, Danika Tindall and Val Philips Irish Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde once said, "Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it." This statement is very apropos and shows the effort it...
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...
Northwest AEA has licensed TrueFLIX for its schools beginning November 1. TrueFLIX is an online product from Scholastic that pairs short non-fiction videos with related non-fiction books. The license is for simultaneous access, meaning many may view the same video or read the same ebook title at the same time....
Listed below are classes, courses or workshops offered by Northwest AEA. To view this collection and more statewide professional development options, go to the Northwest AEA website and click on the Professional Development/Conferences/Workshops button on the right. WK009792121202 Using the Iowa Assessments Dec. 1, 2011 Sioux City Sioux City Office...
Teachers who would like to see student engagement improve in their classrooms are invited to attend Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI) workshops in January. Dr. Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri's College of Education will facilitate the sessions. The IPI process: • focuses on student engagement in learning, not teacher...
Northwest AEA is offering a Poverty Simulation and Education Day on Dec. 15 from 9-3 in Room B at the Sioux City Office. For more information, please contact Flora Lee, learning supports consultant, at flee@nwaea.org To register go to the link below: https://docs.google.com/a/nwaea.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJpbktKVTZ5dnpTQjAxakJOdmZtTnc6MQ
Northwest AEA is offering two School Budget Workshops in February. Your district’s school budget forms for 2012-13 may be completed in a single work session! Larry Sigel will facilitate the workshops. There are two sessions to choose from: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, NWAEA Office, Sioux Center Wednesday, February 29, 2012,...
Imagine an innovative education http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/02/1612142/imagine-an-innovative-education.html Why the West is losing out to the rest http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/03/opinion/ferguson-west-economic-decline/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 Many teens endure sexual harassment http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/09/11harass_ep.h31.html?tkn=MZUF0%2Fu6Fh5EgOR4YT8QcVo1PlYN1tjDXpPi&cmp=clp-edweek Schools kicking too many out of class http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011311080042 Study: Autistic children have more brain cells http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/09/study-autistic-children-have-too-many-brain-neurons/ Students mull how they'll promote healthy choices http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20111110/NEWS/311100057/1004/NEWS02/Students-mull-how-they-ll-promote-healthy-choices How Twitter is being used...
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.org Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...