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.  

Both events will include a keynote address and breakout sessions facilitated by Trevor Ragan. Trevor is using Carol Dweck's Mindset work to increase results in both the classroom, as well as the sports arena. This link will take you to an interview Trevor conducted with Carol Dweck. Trevor also has a website dedicated to sharing his learning, called Train Ugly.  

If you would like more information regarding these mid-year events, please contact Katy Evenson ( or Janelle Schorg (