Half way home! During my many years in education, I’m always amazed how fast the school year goes. The end of December marks the half-way point for our 2011-12 school year. About this time of year we need to review the goals that we’ve set for our students and ourselves....
In the words of Kool & The Gang, it's time for a "Celebration…Let's all celebrate and have a good time…" It's time to celebrate because more music will be heard in the halls of Sioux City Hunt School now because of a $10,000 prize given to improve the school's music...
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...
Listed below are classes, courses or workshops offered by Northwest AEA. To view this collection and more statewide professional development options, go to the Northwest AEA website and click on the Professional Development/Conferences/Workshops button on the right. WK009892121201 Instructional Coaching I Jan. 4, 5, & 6, 2012 Sioux City Sioux...
Educators, parents, students and other professionals will have three opportunities to learn how to support kids with special needs and achieve smooth transitions from high school. The dates for the "Broadening Our Horizons: Living, Learning & Working Beyond High School" conference are April 19 and 20, 2012. This conference is...
The 17th Annual Centering on Centers Conference will be held on Jan. 27 and 28 at the Sioux City Convention Center. Each year, the conference brings early childhood educators and providers together to collaborate and learn new strategies. This year's theme is, "What if today was their only day?" Lisa...
On Jan. 4, Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette will talk about the missing link in direct instruction for accelerating academic language learning across the curriculum for English learners and all students. The presentation titled, "Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3," will be held at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) in...
The World Food Prize challenges Iowa high school students to put their minds and leadership toward combating global hunger. How? Research food security in a developing country. Write your findings in an essay. Discuss your findings with experts in the field from Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life...
Bringing speech recognition to reading instruction http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/29/13adams.h31.html?tkn=YVVFUrh6oYJ0mP%2B8qbOrVErMnbgV9P3nTz1U&cmp=clp-edweek Student led conferences http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/LeaderTalk/2011/11/student_led_conferences.html Middle schoolers getting prepped for college http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/29/13middle_ep.h31.html?tkn=TXPFWQsV9lN6VjwSKdsOW7C7166tACvcvrhA&cmp=clp-edweek ISU professor uses smart phone app in place of textbook http://www.radioiowa.com/2011/11/28/isu-proff-uses-smart-phone-app-in-place-of-textbook/ School uses play therapy to help kids from struggling families http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/a1/school-uses-play-therapy-to-help-kids-from-struggling-families/article_6730ed44-8878-5180-8a50-c93883967c80.html Prioritize multi-lingualism in childhood education http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/11/30/Opinions/26145.html Just press play -...
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; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...