Educational reform is an ongoing endeavor. Gov. Terry Branstad’s reform package is a great start for us to consider how we will change the educational agenda in Iowa. Many of us do not agree with every component of “One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa.” But the basic premise that...
Teddy's* mom felt her son, at nearly five years of age, was not reaching milestones at a pace that he should. This became especially apparent to her as she watched the development of Teddy's younger sibling. Teddy's mom brought him to see their pediatrician and she was concerned as well,...
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...
Effective February 1, 2012 If you register for professional development activities through the Northwest AEA online registration system, you will notice some new choices and several security features. You will still be able to browse the professional development catalog without making any changes to your account profile, but once an...
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. SU000436001201 Substitute Authorization Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, & Mar. 1, 2012 Le...
General and special education teachers with building/district administrators are invited to attend "Explicit Instruction for Improved Student Learning" presented by Anita Archer, PhD. The presentation is part of the Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy conference series. Educators have the same goal: to help students make the maximum possible academic gains in...
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,...
APL One-Day Instructional Skills Workshop March 5, 2012 Central Baptist Church 4001 Indian Hills Drive Sioux City, IA. 51108 • This training is offered for individuals who have already had APL Level I training, and Administrators wanting to gain an overview of Level I APL training. • This will be...
States expected to focus on 3rd-grade retention http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2012/01/post_14.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=education,+policy Do schools need a longer school day? A debate http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/do-schools-need-a-longer-school-day-a-debate/2012/01/02/gIQA0GPGZP_blog.html Students of online schools are lagging http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/education/students-of-virtual-schools-are-lagging-in-proficiency.html?ref=education Big study links good teachers to lasting gain http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/education/big-study-links-good-teachers-to-lasting-gain.html?_r=2&ref=education Outside the lines: Johnston students compose songs in music theory class http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012301080040 Six ways to avoid...
If you are a teacher who needs extra services for a child or strategies for enhanced classroom teaching, check out the 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; 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...