During this busy time of the year, as we gather for the holidays, it's important to count our many blessings. One extremely important item that we all need to be thankful for and appreciate is the education system in our state and country. Too often, we hear how teachers and...
Photo: Sally Hartley, Northwest AEA early childhood special education teacher/consultant, presents a Certificate of Quality Preschool Program Standards (QPPS) Verification to the school board president and preschool staff at the West Monona School Board Meeting on Oct. 15, 2012. This certificate represents the completion of the QPPS process for West...
The Iowa School Counselor Association recently awarded Laurel Klaassen the Gary Henrichs Memorial Award for the Iowa School Counselors Association (ISCA) for 2012. The $600 grant and award were presented to Ms. Klaassen, school counselor at Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary School, at the annual ISCA conference held in Des Moines on Nov....
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District’s entry won the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit video contest. The video had nearly 37,000 views and will receive a $500 prize and a visit from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. The Lisbon School District was awarded second place with more than 28,000...
Dr. Tom Green of Northwest AEA was presented with the Dan Chavez Beyond the Horizon Award at the Iowa Culture & Language Conference last week. He received this award in front of 400 colleagues who share his passion for ELL students. This award is presented to a person who has...
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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. EC003892121301 Creative Curriculum Studies Dec. 3, 10, & Feb. 25, 2013 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK012292121301 Science Seminar for All K-12 Science Teachers Dec. 5, 2012 Sioux City Sioux City Office EC004156071301 Goodbye Calendar…Hello Message Board...
Your Iowa AEAs now offer statewide AEA PD online with facilitated courses for license renewal and/or for graduate credit. No matter where you work in the state, you can participate in self-paced trainings and modules through on-demand professional development. Coming this fall, you will have online support communities of practice...
If you would like to dress your classroom up for the holidays, check with Northwest AEA's Creative Services e-store here.
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. Iowa education director touts ideas for state...
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...