The Promise of Iowa The Iowa Association of School Boards unveiled a new campaign last month during their annual convention to highlight the great students and educators in our state. "The Promise of Iowa" is a campaign that demonstrates how Iowa is preparing all kids for future success; and the...
Dr. Bob Rice was commended for his dedication and loyalty to Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) at the group’s board meeting held last month. After serving on the board for 19 years, Dr. Rice decided to retire and was replaced by Ron Jorgensen, who is the vice president for business...
Northwest AEA board member, Roger Brinkert, was honored on Nov. 17 as IASB presented him with a certificate for completing the IASB Better Boardsmanship requirements. At the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) 71st Annual Convention on Nov. 17, Northwest AEA board member, Roger Brinkert, was honored with an individual...
One of the resources I get the most questions about is MackinVia. MackinVia provides access to ebooks purchased by NWAEA as well as digital audio books. Initial Access: If you have never accessed MackinVia <www.mackinvia.com> before, you can do so by typing in the name of your school building and...
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....
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director, Ryan Wise, today announced he’s seeking input from Iowans on a draft of proposed statewide social studies standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Wise announced an online survey open through Jan. 9 and public forums in January to seek feedback...
To see an up-to-date listing of all events, please look at the bottom left of Northwest AEA's homepage at www.nwaea.org. Jan 12 Mandt Recertification Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Jan 17 - Jan 18 Mandt Training Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Jan 17 - Jan 19 Journey to Excellence Year 1 Location:...
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 pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are...
Will Richardson will join the Northwest Iowa AEA Leadership Academy on Jan. 16, 2017, at Emmetsburg High School to help participants rethink their roles as schools, classrooms and educators. Titled From “Old School” to “Bold School”: Making the Jump from Traditional to Modern Learning, his session will discuss the paths...
English Language educators will find important dates for testing, training and more here for the 2016-17 school year. Please contact Sherri Anderson, educational consultant, if you are new to the ELPA21 training and assessment this year. She can be reached at 712/225-2568 or sanderson@nwaea.org. This would be for teachers and/or...
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...