A few days before Thanksgiving, my wife and I received a text from a family friend. Her text included a snapshot of the postcard that our friend’s grandson received in the mail that day. His Kindergarten teacher had taken just a few minutes to acknowledge a good deed that Liam...
Northwest AEA can assist with your classroom and school creative needs. From posters and banners to decals and canvas, let us help. Go to this link to place your orders.
Northwest AEA will host two days of teacher learning on June 16 and 17 at Briar Cliff University. Last year's conference was canceled due to COVID. This year's conference will happen, pandemic or no pandemic. If restrictions are enforced in June, the conference will happen virtually or through hybrid options....
Northwest AEA will host a virtual Standard Response Protocol training by John-Michael Keyes, founder of the I Love U Guys Foundation, on Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. John-Michael is a phenomenal presenter and this information is very critical in our schools. Numerous states across the country have...
Northwest AEA is hosting its annual Sergeant Floyd History Day regional competition virtually on Feb. 25. The theme for the national contest is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." Registration opens on Jan. 11, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you have any questions about...
Are you looking for more resources to support online, distance, remote, and/or hybrid learning at this time? Check out this Wakelet (https://wke.lt/w/s/-5ErL1) for ideas for online, distance, remote and/or hybrid learning resources. See something you would like to try in the classroom but aren’t sure how to get started? Please...
With the myriad of things we are thinking about in our day-to-day classroom environments, it is important not to lose sight of some basic practices that can make all the difference. One of the mantras of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports has always been to “do the smallest change for...
As mentioned in previous "Connections" newsletters, Northwest AEA is studying and implementing the MTSS Intervention System Guide. Our staff is learning about effective practices in working through the appropriate steps to determine intervention and to progress monitor student growth. Not only are we learning, but we are also tracking our...
Spelling is a key component of reading instruction. Yet, in a time of spell check and LOL, the importance of spelling is often short changed. Learning to spell is essentially a language learning process. We do not remember words simply as strings of letters. Teaching spelling involves teaching about language...
Holidays and Covid 19…Anyone Else Feeling Stressed? As I sit here and compose this article, I am also writing out my grocery list for Thanksgiving. This is the first of many lists to come over the next week. We were one of the “lucky” families as we’ve all had COVID-19...
What is SDI? Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is adapting as appropriate the content, methodology or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs of a child that result from the child’s disability; and to ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that the child can meet the...
Northwest AEA has many professional development opportunities coming up. Many of these offerings are virtual in light of the pandemic. Please see the offerings here.
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Northwest AEA staff have compiled many timeless articles within 22 content-area blogs. See the full list here.