Modern learners need modern leaders The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) Conference held on Nov. 20 featured a keynote speaker, Will Richardson, who is the author of the highly ranked and read edublog, Weblogg-ed. He is also an author of the book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web...
Photo: First Grade Reading Recovery students celebrating their achievements at Anthon-Oto’s Title 1 Tea Party in May. Early Impact Results from the External Evaluation of the i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery In 2011-2012, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education conducted a large-scale randomized evaluation of the impacts of the...
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. WK014292121503 Iowa Core - Investigating the Standards of Mathematics, 6-8 Dec. 9, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office EC007256071501 Large Group in the Creative Curriculum Classroom Jan. 7, 2015 Rock...
It’s Harvest time. The Educational Services Division at Northwest AEA is making plans to publish the 37th edition of Harvest. We are looking forward to seeing your students’ writing and artwork. We will be providing a free copy of Harvest to each student in the publication. A PDF of the...
SAVE THE DATE! 20th Annual CENTERING ON CENTERS CONFERENCE “CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD” January 30-31, 2015 Sioux City Convention Center 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday’s Workshops: Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Christine RobertsThe Power of Projects: the Project Approach in the Early Years by Dr. Judy Harris Helm. This workshop will...
Training and support for K-12 professional school counselors will be made available on Feb. 4 at Buena Vista University. The annual Feast at the Forum training will bridge opportunities for students. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To register, please go to http://goo.gl/0KVfOt If you have any questions,...
K-8 teachers are welcome to attend this hands-on learning and collaboration for Science Literacy and Note Booking. Participants will learn science literacy strategies and how to incorporate more non-fiction reading and writing into the classroom. In addition, ties will be made to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards....
A professional development opportunity will be available beginning in February 2015. Fierce Conversations teaches participants how to ignite productive dialogue that: Interrogates Reality Provokes Learning Resolves Tough Challenges Enriches Relationships This “how to” training is designed with an emphasis on application and implementation. Participants will practice the conversations with each...
Jim Knight, president of the Instructional Coaching Group, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching. On April 29, 2015, at Buena Vista University, he will provide a definition of what instructional coaching is,...
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. Teaching the Why, Not Just the What,...
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...