It's work, not camp! Looking back over my career, I’ve served as a teacher, principal, superintendent and chief administrator. I was with my daughters over the holidays, and they asked me, “Is there a job you haven’t done, Dad?” They would try to find a job that I hadn’t done,...
Reprinted with permission by the family. The photo was also submitted by the family. This letter was sent to Molly Twohig, regional facilitator at Northwest AEA. Dear Mrs.Twohig, I have been meaning to write you regarding my interactions with the AEA team and Bryant Elementary. I am very grateful for...
Adella Hulstein, who was a board member for Northwest AEA for 27 years, was recently highlighted in the Northwest Iowa Review publication 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. SU000692121404 Substitute Authorization Feb. 3, 4 & 11, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK014192121402 Iowa Core - Investigating the Standards of Mathematics, K-5 Feb. 5, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK013492121401 Iowa Core Deeper Investigations...
Please see the attached brochure for "Creating Connections," a workshop for school counselors.
Please see the attached brochure about a gifted and talented presentation on Feb. 26.
On March 5, schools are invited to CONNECTING LEARNING AND LIVING (CLL). The purpose of the content is to connect student learning to living on planet Earth. Each curricula contains up-to-date research based content matter that aligns with the essential concepts and skill sets of the Iowa Core. Training helps...
This is a meeting for administrators, curriculum directors, and Iowa Core Teams: Please join us for a day of taking an in-depth look at composing a successful C-Plan that will include the LAU, SINA, and Iowa Core plans. In addition, we will have discussions pertaining to the Multi-Tiered System of...
Middle and high school students who have special needs are invited to attend the 2014 "Broadening Our Horizons" conference on either March 20 in Sioux City or March 21 in Denison. During the workshop, there will be sessions with the keynote speaker, Richard Pimentel, and other presenters on topics related...
On April 9-11, Ann Hoffman, M.Ed., and Dr. Constantine Thomas will present on behalf of the Instructional Coaching Institute about the concept of instructional coaching. They will provide a definition of instructional coaching; distinguish between effective and ineffective coaching practices; and provide an overview of the current state of research...
Students in fourth through twelfth grades are invited to participate in the Northwest Iowa STEM Hub KidWind Challenge on March 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Teams must consist of one to 10 students with an adult coach (teacher or parent), and they create an energy transformation device. If...
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. Register Exclusive: Pilot education project would add...
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...