Curtis Richards at West Monona Elementary is all smiles because of his literacy success! Finding success is part of the 'Promise'! Last month, we talked about the new Promise of Iowa campaign and its goal of rallying support for public education in our state. Here is one example of why...
Written by Beth Strike, APR, who is the director of creative services with Area Education Agency 267. Those of us who have been employed by Iowa’s Area Education Agency (AEA) system are used to the puzzled looks we get from neighbors and friends when we say that we work for...
Last month, I talked about the importance of having an individual account or backpack in MackinVia. With a backpack, a student can do a variety of things that are not possible without one. First of all, a user can designate a book as a favorite. This will provide easy access...
To see an up-to-date listing of all events, please look at the bottom left of Northwest AEA's homepage at www.nwaea.org Feb 1 - Feb 2 Mandt Training Location: Denison Feb 2 Teacher Leader Network Location: Denison Feb 2 Teacher Leader Network Location: Sioux Center NWAEA Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00...
The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) will hold its 2017 Winter Hybrid Conference on Feb. 23-24, with three virtual sites in Iowa, including Sioux City. "Data Driven Accountability: Actualizing the Promise through Practice" will be the theme. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
There will be a Section 504 training opportunity at Norhwest AEA in Le Mars on Tuesday, March 7. Please see the flyer for more details.
There will be a professional school counselor training opportunity at Northwest AEA in Le Mars on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Please see the flyer for more details.
"Building Literacy in Social Studies: ELA Standards for History/Social Studies with the Iowa Core" will be held at Norhwest AEA in Le Mars on Feb. 23-24. Please see the flyer for more details.
Anyone who works with groups of adults who want to fine-tune thier facilitation skills is invited to attend this seminar with Bruce Wellman on Feb. 15 and 16 at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee. Bruce Wellman is co-director of MiraVia, LLC. He consults and presents for school systems, professional groups...
On June 8, 2017, Northwest AEA will be hosting the Secondary Math Symposium. April Pforts, from the DE will be the keynote speaker. At this time, we are sending out a call for presenters. We are looking for teachers who will share about the work they are doing in the...
Northwest AEA will offer Iowa Science Standards Module 2, Year 2, Classroom Transitions Day 2 on April 4 in Sioux Center and April 11 in Sioux City from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please see the flyer for more details.
Join fellow educators on Feb. 20 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City to network and learn more about language learning through technology, interactive lessons, reading/writing strategies and more. Please see the attached flyer.
Educators and administrators are invited to attend Northwest AEA's annual Community Providers Forum on March 31 at Stoney Creek Conference Center in Sioux City from 8-3:30. There is no charge for the conference. Seating is limited. Please see the attached flyer for the schedule.
Join Julie Wright of Diane Sweeney Consulting on March 30 and 31 in Cherokee at the Western Iowa Tech campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student-centered coaching introduces a new way of looking at and delivering school-based coaching that puts the needs of students' front-and-center. By focusing coaching on...
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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 contact; 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...