Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces NCLB On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA bill replaces the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. This action came with bi-partisan support from both the House and the Senate, with both voting over 80...
The Wright family celebrates at Morningside College, where James received a degree in business administration. From left to right are London, Randy, James, Pat, Matthew, and Michael. The second photo is a younger James who was placed in Reading Recovery, which paved the way for him to become a reader...
AEA Digital Library: AEA Digital Library has a series of videos for Middle School Students entitled, Getting to Know: The U.S. Presidents. In addition to programs about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the series also includes segments on President Thomas Jefferson and President John Adams. Learn360: Did George Washington really...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Jan 22 - Feb 13 Substitute Authorization Location: Sioux City NWAEA Time: Jan 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Feb 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM Jan 26 Journey to Excellence...
Assessment & Intervention for Students with Visual & Multiple Impairments February 10th & April 27th (8:30 – 4:00) – LeMars, IA OR February 11th & April 28th (8:30 – 4:00) – Holstein, IA Instructor: Cynthia White-Botello, Special Education Consultant, Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired & Iowa’s...
Special education strategists, educators, administrators and teachers who serve English Learners are invited to attend a three-day professional development seminar on Feb. 2, 9 and 11 in Sioux City. One license renewal credit is available by attending all three days. Participants will learn about English Learners, including: Five stages of...
What is the EL Bridge Online Workshop all about? The EL Bridge Online Workshop, offered by the College of Education at the University of Iowa, is designed to help you, a math, science, or special education teacher, to develop your skills in addressing the needs of English Learners (ELs). This...
Northwest AEA will host a Community Providers Forum on March 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in the Rocklin Room. Topics include: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Iowa: What Parents, Teachers, Social Workers and Youth-Servicing Professionals Need to Know Resource Sharing Among Providers S.A.V.E. Yourself Continuing Education Units (CEUs)...
How do we increase student achievement? The research is clear that teacher effectiveness is the number one determinant of student success. And every teacher, like every child, is unique and has strengths, weaknesses, goals, ambitions, gaps, and special qualities. On April 7, learn from award-winning principal and author, Pete Hall,...
Starting Feb. 1 and continuing throughout the month, AEA PD Online will launch the 28 days of OLLIE online community for teachers. Part of the Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) series, the community provides educators resources, live events, discussions, sharing and networking with other educators. It is the perfect...
In order to ensure our current K-12 students are scientifically literate, global citizens who are prepared for college and career success, Iowa adopted new science standards that reflect what students in grades K- 12 should know and be able to do as a result of instruction. Recognizing science is not...
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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...