Just like a new school year promises to improve the lives of students, a new legislative session promises to improve the lives of all Iowans. The “Building World-Class Schools for Iowa” reform package submitted to the legislature on Jan. 14 by Gov. Branstad is a sound plan that has promise...
Mr. Cory Isebrand's sixth-grade science class at Le Mars Community Middle School has been supplementing an Astronomy unit with a rocket launch project for about three years to better align with the Iowa Core. Despite the belief that students simply complete assignments to get a good grade, Mr. Isebrand's students...
January is a perfect time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to the future. Go to the Impacting Lives blog for a list of our favorite stories. If an AEA has made a positive impact in your life, please share your story with us here.
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. WK010992121303 Iowa Core –Deeper Investigations of Iowa Core Mathematics K-5 Feb. 4 & Mar. 4, 2013 Sioux Center Sioux Center Office WK010992121304 Iowa Core –Deeper Investigations of Iowa Core Mathematics K-5 Feb. 5 & Mar. 5, 2013...
Eight seminars have been scheduled around the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) territory in January and February. The meetings will be held for school administrators by Northwest AEA special education leaders and the focus will be on the implications for students with disabilities as it relates to the achievement gap...
Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA will hold "Gifted & Talented at the Forum: Get Switched On!" on Feb. 27 at Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Please see the attached flyer for details about an upcoming APL class to be held June 10-14.
Please see the attached flyer for information regarding Iowa Core investigations of Reading through Language Arts and Literacy.
Students with disabilities and special needs are invited to attend a free workshop (including lunch) featuring LeDerick Horne, a nationally known speaker, poet and advocate. The day will also include other presentations about living, learning and working after high school. The goal is to help students build communication skills, develop...
The Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy is pleased to have Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning on April 9 and 10 at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee presenting, "Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: What, Why and How." Attached is a flyer with more information. Please register at http://bit.ly/VLU8Zf
English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, general education teachers, administrators, instructional coaches and strategists are invited to attend an "ELL Face-to-Face Networking Day" on March 13 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Topics will include technology, Iowa AEA Online resources, Northwest AEA media...
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is the substitute authorization. The substitute authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one job...
Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a...
From Elyssa Shapiro Very Special Arts (VSA) Iowa Program Director www.vsaiowa.org 515/281-5839 Very Special Arts Iowa works in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education to provide free art workshops to classrooms that have one or more children with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). We recently received a sizable grant...
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. You have online support communities of practice and innovation provided by...
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. Do you ‘ooVoo?’: ‘Global Classroom’ endeavor proves...
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...