Welcome to February! Always know that the employees of Northwest AEA are ready and willing to help you with any questions you might have. Please don't hesitate to contact us! As always, be sure to check out our blogs, which we hope will inform, inspire and guide your daily work:...
Guided Inquiry learning is grounded in research and helps students develop strategies and competencies for deep learning from a variety of sources of information. Students gain competence as they work collaboratively in small groups. They see the boundaries of school life and real life blurring. Guided Inquiry is a preparation...
The Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL)) sponsors four book awards (Goldfinch Award, Iowa Children’s Choice Award, Teen Award, and Iowa High School Book Award) representing the different ages of PK-12 readers. Schools should have received a paper copy of the IASL Award Book Order form on the van. You...
Updates on the state-wide registration system concerning requirements and refund policy. Credit Options Courses are approved for licensure renewal credit and some will be approved for graduate credit through Morningside College, Drake University and Briar Cliff University. To receive any credit, licensure renewal or graduate, you must be in attendance...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. The Stressed Out Classroom: Shifting Negative Patterns to Positive Mindsets February 6, 2019, 8:30 AM - February 7, 2019, 3:30 PM https://www.nwaea.org/news/the-stressed-out-classroom/ Mandt Training February 12,...
Sign up! Youth Mental Health First Aid will be offered by Northwest AEA through May. ow.ly/sRrN30nzJVq
Please see that attached flyer regarding Fierce Conversations training.
Please see the attached information about Year 2 Implementation Support for Social Studies on March 14-15.
Please see the attached flyer for more information about a training on Wednesday, March 6 in Le Mars.
Learn about best practices for supporting student use of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to promote students’ understanding of science core ideas/science standards. Check out the flyer: http://ow.ly/NquR30nmIYm
If you have completed Fierce Conversations 1, and you would like to learn about tools used in effective feedback conversations and how to communicate with different generations, please see the attached flyer.
Please see the attached flyer for more information about APL Level 1 training.
Substitute Authorization classes will be held on April 25, 26 and May 3. Please see more information in the attached document.
For ALL educators who support English Learner students June 18 - 19, 2019 FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA PK-12 educators will have the opportunity to network with other educational professionals, discover new strategies for working with English Language Learners (EL) in Iowa and meet national...
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. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...