AEA statewide initiatives keep expanding In September, I shared resources that are available through Iowa AEA Online, which can be found at: http://www.iowaaeaonline.org/ These resources are a virtual library that provide students with 14 high quality, web-based materials and information. Students and educators have access to these resources at home...
Loess Hills Elementary in Sioux City, a computer programming specialty school, participated in the international Hour of Code last month during the week of Dec. 4. According to its website (www.HourofCode.com), this movement included tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. One-hour tutorials were available in over 45...
If you have visited the Iowa AEA Online website recently, you may have noticed a new available resource. American History in Video became available on December 8 to every student, teacher and staff member in Iowa schools. American History in Video includes 2000 total hours of streaming video content. Over...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Paraeducator Certification Course 2: Instructional Support January 6, 2018, 9:00 AM Location: NWAEA - Sioux city https://staffdev.aea4.k12.ia.us/4DCGI/PP004992121802INV&* Watercolor Painting January 9, 2018, 10:15 AM Location: Sioux...
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A structural change was made in special education at Northwest AEA effective January 1, 2018. This change involves reducing the number of regions and regional facilitators at the AEA from six to five, and renumbering/renaming the regions. This single transition will create the least disruption to staff and schools. Schools...
Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to education and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs)? Please take a few minutes to nominate this person for recognition by Iowa’s AEAs. Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the work of the...
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 contact; 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, Regional...