Opportunities for 2014 As the New Year approaches, 2014 will be a year of opportunities for educators in Iowa. For the first time in five years, we will receive four percent Allowable Growth for our next school year. This will bolster the three main initiatives that come under the reform...
* Reprinted with permission from “Reading Recovery Site Report," Aug. 2012. Written by Jess Jensen, Reading Recovery teacher, at Schleswig Community School District. Preston began his Reading Recovery lessons with the lowest scores of all the first grade students in the fall. After the book, Dad, a level one text...
Two northwest Iowa citizens were recently elected to the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) board. Glen Coble replaced Tom Bruegger in District 6 and Mike McAlpine stepped in for Adella Hulstein in District 2. Coble will serve District 6, which includes the school districts of Lawton-Bronson, Sgt. Bluff-Luton, Sioux City...
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. PE001640681402 Structure and Function of the Human Body (formerly Anatomy and Physiology for Co Jan. 8, 15, & 22, 2014 Cleghorn Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn MS WK014492121409 ELL Plan Training Jan. 9, 2014 Sioux Center Sioux Center Office WK015892121401 I-ELDA...
Please join your peers at a Math Networking Day to be held at Northwest AEA in Sioux City on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for grades 6-12. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The 19th Annual Centering on Centers Conference for early childhood educators and daycare professionals will be held on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Sioux City Convention Center. Presenters include Sharon Krull, a 43-year teaching veteran, and Tweety Yates, a research assistant professor at the University of Illinois. Please see...
Kevin Honeycutt, technology integrationist, staff developer, educator, author and world-wide speaker, will present, "Boring is not possible if you have an imagination" from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Cost is $100, which includes lunch. Click here to register. This day will include...
Northwest AEA and ISU Extension and Outreach will present, "Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure" facilitator training on Jan. 23 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Ricochet is an experiential education program designed to teach youth leadership and communication skills while meeting their need for fun and adventure. It is intended...
Dr. Jerry Valentine, professor of educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Missouri, will present, "Instructional Practices Inventory: Improving Student Engagement in the Classroom" on Jan. 28 at River Valley High School in Correctionville from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The IPI process: • Focuses on student engagement...
Dr. Brian Hand is the principal investigator for Science Writing Heuristics and is a professor of Science Education at The University of Iowa. He will present at a workshop and introduce the Science Writing Heuristic approach on Wednesday, March 5, at the WIT campus in Cherokee. Prior to moving to...
Presented by NWAEA Title III Consultant Sherri Anderson This training is to provide updated ELL Plan information to districts in need of updating their ELL Plan. All districts, public and non-public, must have an ELL plan in place whether they have an ELL population or not. Districts will need to...
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. Colo. District Offers Window Into Experiments With...
Northwest AEA's Reading Recovery team provided creative direction for logos which debuted at the 2013 Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) national conference. An article about their design and inspiration was highlighted on page 8 of the RRCNA 2012-13 Annual Report (attached). Congrats to Pam Barry, Shari Hansen, Joan...
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...