Reason #5 – Educators keep making it happen with reduced funding In trying to understand the lack of commitment to public education in Iowa, my August blog used the “5 Whys” process to analyze the lack of commitment. The five main reasons that were identified with this process include: Depleted...
Written by Jess Jensen, Reading Recovery Teacher in Schleswig Reprinted with permission from the 2014 Reading Recovery Site Report for Northwest AEA In March, I received an email from Jana O’Brien telling me about the great news she had received at her son Nainoa’s spring conferences. Nainoa, now in 4th...
A new partnership between Prairie Lakes AEA and Northwest AEA offers parents, caregivers, families, the opportunity to receive text messages with quick and easy ideas about how to increase their child’s early language and literacy skills. The TIPS for Tots targets toddlers between 18-36 months, while Pointers for Preschoolers focuses...
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AEA Digital Library A History of Civil Rights in America - 1962 – 1965. Ambrose Video Publishing, 2011. Iowa AEA Digital Library. 12/10/2015. The Cart that Carried Martin. Dreamscape, 2013. Iowa AEA Digital Library. 12/10/2015. AP Images AP Images provides primary source content. A search for Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Jan 5 AIW Focus on Instruction Location: Sioux City NWAEA Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Jan 11 Early Literacy Implementation Location: Sioux City NWAEA Jan 12 Northwest AEA Regional...
Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness, will be in Emmetsburg on Jan. 18 as part of the Northwest Iowa AEA Leadership Academy. Todd will present to teachers from 8-11 a.m., and the topic will be, "What Great Teachers Do Differently,...
The 21st Annual Centering on Centers Conference will take place on Jan. 29 and 30 at the Sioux City Convention Center. This year's theme for the early childhood event is, "Celebrate Childhood."
How do we increase student achievement? The research is clear that teacher effectiveness is the number one determinant of student success. And every teacher, like every child, is unique and has strengths, weaknesses, goals, ambitions, gaps, and special qualities. On April 7, learn from award-winning principal and author, Pete Hall,...
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. Some media sources require digital access subscriptions....
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...