Northwest AEA Family and Educator Partnership I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Pam Woelber. I have worked for Northwest AEA as the family and educator partnership coordinator for the past 19 years. I have two children Zachary (27) and Toria (23). My daughter...
Northwest AEA recently unveiled a new logo for the agency. The new compass logo is more modern and bold, and it reflects the AEA's aspiration to lead the way and improve performance outcomes and well-being of all learners. "We knew that the former logo needed a refresh, so we designed...
Mental health professionals from Iowa’s nine AEAs recently collaborated to create a website for Iowans who are searching for mental health assistance. The website at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org came from a request by the state legislature to help educators, parents, and students navigate resources related to mental health and well-being in Iowa....
Northwest AEA will host two days of teacher learning on June 16 and 17 virtually. Last year's conference was canceled due to COVID. This year's conference will happen, pandemic or no pandemic. The keynote speakers include Jonathon Mooney and Alex Kajitani. Mooney is the author of Normal Sucks: How to...
Are you interested in joining a tech-focused collaborative learning group called the Tech Collaborative Learning Link? Amanda Beyer and Tyler Youngers are working on details to provide a monthly learning opportunity via Zoom (until further notice) for those who are interested with plans to begin this semester and extend into...
Want a strategy for classroom management that has a big bang for your buck? Active supervision is your answer. As teachers, you’re likely doing these things inherently, but I want you to to move from being unconsciously competent to consciously competent. I want you to be intentional about how you...
Learning to read and developing as a reader is more complicated in a language you are simultaneously learning to speak and understand than in a language you already know well orally. This is one of the most significant challenges faced by millions of English learners (ELs) who are not in...
I would like to take this opportunity to bring attention to the MTSS Framework in the context of school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports (SWPBIS), social emotional learning, and specifically, a great newly published resource on AEA Learning Online for best-practices needed to address bullying behavior. As Gage, Rose, and...
Avoiding burnout I never thought I would be “one of those teachers.” You know the one(s) who complain about everything, second guess the administration or balk at any change. The ones who are counting down the days until they can take early retirement. (I have even seen some have running...
Creating fun through virtual learning Switching from in-person to remote learning and back again has been tough on students who are used to a routine. When they were in-person, staff absences due to quarantine or illness meant students were constantly working with unfamiliar people. COVID-19 safety measures meant students couldn’t...
Northwest AEA has many professional development opportunities coming up. Many of these offerings are virtual in light of the pandemic. Please see the offerings here.
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Northwest AEA staff have compiled many timeless articles within 22 content-area blogs. See the full list here.