Attendance Center Rankings in Perspective Here is my monthly blog. In my eight years at Northwest AEA (NWAEA), I have written either a monthly newsletter or blog. In each of those monthly blogs, I have never featured someone else’s writing in its entirety. But this month, I would like to...
Jordan Menning, educational consultant at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA), was one of 19 people across Iowa selected to be on the Governor's STEM Council Proposal Review Team to select the 2015-16 program winners for the STEM Scale-Up Grants. According to the Council's website, the group was formed in July...
Here is a newly compiled list of community resources to assist educators and families in areas of mental health, behavior, parent support groups and more: https://sites.google.com/a/nwaea.org/community-resources-for-educators-families/home This Google site can be found on the Northwest AEA website under "Find Help for a Child" or under the "Parents" tab.
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. AD013292121501 Fierce Conversations Feb. 3, 4, Mar. 3, 4, & Apr. 8, 2015 Le Mars Le Mars Service Center DL001392121509 Mandt Recertification Feb. 12, 2015 Sioux City Sioux City Office...
Maria Nielsen, of Solution Tree, a national professional development organization, will offer Teacher Leadership Compensation sessions in January and February in Sioux City. Data Teams will be held on Jan. 26 and 27 to provide the skills and tools necessary to understand the process of using data to improve student...
On Feb. 5, community providers are invited to attend an informational and networking forum at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 9 a.m. to noon to gain: an increased awareness of Northwest Area Education Agency services, a greater understanding of the processes used by the AEA to identify students in...
The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) will offer a Winter Workshop on Feb. 6 and 7 in Guthrie Center, Iowa. This is a chance to learn how you can involve your students in real world conservation projects in your community and engage your students in STEM opportunities. During the two-day...
Save the date for April 9 at Northwest AEA in Le Mars from 1-3 p.m., when Northwest AEA will host a competency-based education event, "An Introduction to the Future of Education." Participants will have an opportunity to hear from Jason Ellingson, superintendent of Collins-Maxwell, one of the transformational leaders in...
Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training, and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA is offering the three courses required for...
Do you want to be an athletic coach? By taking a four-course sequence of classes, you can earn a coaching authorization which will certify you to become a head or assistant coach in any sport, without having had prior college coursework. The four courses needed for this program are (1)...
Online communities and learning networks are helping educators create innovative solutions to age old problems, and fulfill the promise of today and tomorrow's educational landscape. Because online learning is evolving quickly it is especially important for online teachers to connect and collaborate. The 28 days of OLLIE is an excellent...
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. Study Finds Reading to Children of All...
The Iowa Department of Education has announced a series of February public forums and a statewide survey following a state panel’s recommendation to get public feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards. These are a set of learning expectations in science for students in kindergarten through high school. The Next...
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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...