Happy New Year: Are you practicing your "one word"? The second new year for school employees is coming January 1, 2015. As I stated in August, school employees are fortunate in that we have the opportunity to start a new year twice every year. At Northwest AEA—during our first new...
Pictured left to right is 'Buddy the Blackhawk' at Hinton Elementary. Buddy illustrates the importance of making school-wide expectations visible to all: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Prepared. Right are a few West Monona Middle School Students of the Month. Northwest AEA has been helping local school systems...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Large Group in the Creative Curriculum Classroom Jan. 7, 2015 Rock Valley Rock Valley Elem DL001392121508 Mandt Recertification Jan. 14, 2015 Sioux City Sioux City Office EC004192121501 Goodbye Calendar…Hello Message...
K-8 teachers are welcome to attend this hands-on learning and collaboration for Science Literacy and Note Booking. Participants will learn science literacy strategies and how to incorporate more non-fiction reading and writing into the classroom. In addition, ties will be made to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards....
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment....
20th Annual CENTERING ON CENTERS CONFERENCE “CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD” January 30-31, 2015 Sioux City Convention Center 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday’s Workshops: Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Christine RobertsThe Power of Projects: the Project Approach in the Early Years by Dr. Judy Harris Helm. This workshop will focus on the...
An Iowa English Language Development Assessment training will be offered twice in January: Jan. 13 in Sioux City or Jan. 19 in Sioux Center. Training will give participants an overview of the assessment, an opportunity to practice scoring sample K-12 testing items and help in accessing the I-ELDA Moodle Training....
Starting February 1 and lasting throughout February, AEA PD Online kicks off its brand new OLLIE online community for teachers. Part of their Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) series, the community provides educators resources, live events, discussions, sharing and networking with other educators. It is the perfect learning place...
Northwest AEA will be co-sponsoring two mid-year events this winter. On Jan. 30, 2015, an Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) Mid-Year Event will be held in Mapleton, Iowa, and on Feb. 20, 2015, in Remsen, Iowa. These events will include content/grade level alike scoring sessions, along with various extended learning sessions....
Training and support for K-12 professional school counselors will be made available on Feb. 4 at Buena Vista University. The annual Feast at the Forum training will bridge opportunities for students. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To register, please go to http://goo.gl/0KVfOt If you have any questions,...
Talented and Gifted (TAG) teachers within the Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA regions who would like to come together for a day of learning, updates and collaboration are invited to join AEA TAG consultants at the Siebens Forum on the Buena Vista University campus on Feb. 25. Please see...
A professional development opportunity will be available beginning in February 2015. Fierce Conversations teaches participants how to ignite productive dialogue that: Interrogates Reality Provokes Learning Resolves Tough Challenges Enriches Relationships This “how to” training is designed with an emphasis on application and implementation. Participants will practice the conversations with each...
Jim Knight, president of the Instructional Coaching Group, is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching. On April 29, 2015, at Buena Vista University, he will provide a definition of what instructional coaching is,...
Code.org is offering free workshops for K-5 educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed special-ists, etc.) interested in teaching the Code.org elementary school computer science curriculum. The workshop will cover content for all three courses and teachers will receive the supplies they need to teach the course at no cost. These...
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. ‘Response to Intervention’ plan can help kids...
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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...