Do you love the services provided by Northwest AEA? Do you have suggestions on ways that we could improve? Either way, we would sincerely appreciate hearing from you. Teachers, support staff, and administrators in each of the nine AEAs across Iowa received a link to a customer satisfaction survey last...
A student from Sioux City who has stuttered her whole life was recently featured in a national publication. The Stuttering Foundation, a national magazine for all people who struggle with speech, highlighted 10-year-old Jasmine in their Fall 2018 magazine and included a photo of her along with a short essay...
Probably every teacher would agree that vocabulary instruction is instrumental to student academic success. Teachers know and research has supported the optimal way to learn vocabulary is using a systemic approach that correlates with the content and curriculum being taught in the classroom. That instruction needs to be learner-specific so...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Building Strong Brains December 4, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Location: Northwest AEA - Sioux City Go here to register: http://bit.ly/2J0I1FG Social Studies Year Two...
Northwest AEA will host trainings titled, "Complex Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning" for special education teachers, general education teachers, behavior coaches, and others. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
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Greetings from Iowa Public Television. We’re reaching out to let you know about an exciting opportunity for students--The Film Lounge: Student Challenge. This new program challenges Iowa students in grades 7 to 12 to submit 2- to 5-minute films on the theme “After Hours.” Students whose films are selected will...
The 2018 Iowa Culture and Language Conference (ICLC) was held November 5-7 in Coralville, Iowa. Each year during the conference, an opportunity is taken to recognize individuals—here in Iowa—who are positively impacting the lives of our English Learners. Awards are presented to individuals in four different categories, including: The Dan...
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...