Happy New Year! I wish you well in 2013. There are many challenges before us this year, but they were all put into perspective with the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. We never know what we will end up facing in our positions. The safety of our...
Reise Regennitter is a five-year-old boy who is in a typical peer classroom at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. He is speaking in sentences; he has friends; and he is now at the verbal level of a three-and-half-year-old child. He plays with toys the same way any child his age would. He is able...
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...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. EC005556071301 Creative Curriculum System Jan. 3, 2013 Rock Valley Rock Valley Elem AD013292121302 Fierce Conversations Jan, 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, 19, 20, Apr. 4, and May 2, 2013 Le Mars Le Mars Service Center FA015860391302 Watercolor...
The 18th Annual Centering on Centers Conference will be held on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Sioux City Convention Center. This year's theme is "Inquire, Discover and Learn." Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Your Iowa AEAs now offer statewide AEA PD online with facilitated courses for license renewal and/or for graduate credit. No matter where you work in the state, you can participate in self-paced trainings and modules through on-demand professional development. Coming this fall, you will have online support communities of practice...
Read the latest Impacting Lives update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/. In this issue, you'll find information about how the AEAs support English Language Learner needs in Iowa, as well as how AEAs support technology tools and resources that are used to impact learning.
Note: The articles compiled in this newsletter come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content. Northwest AEA staff did not participate in writing any of these articles and Northwest AEA does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles. Common Core vs. Common Sense http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/12/05/13wolk_ep.h32.html?tkn=OOTFzQlfDLjuN9%2B56he13n8oupI%2BBT%2BYZTTu&cmp=clp-edweek Students...
From the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments: School shootings are always incomprehensible and horrific tragedies, however, words fail to describe December 14th’s heartbreaking and savage attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All students and staff deserve to learn and work in safe supportive learning environments....
Click here to see the story about Northwest AEA's Star Lab in The Sioux City Journal. If you are interested in learning more about the Star Lab, please contact Jim Christensen, educational services/media supervisor at Northwest AEA, at 712/222-6211.
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: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region C...