A big THANK YOU to our LEA partners for taking part in the recent statewide AEA customer satisfaction survey. We received input from 1460 public and non-public school educators and administrators across Northwest AEA, which was the second-highest total among the nine AEAs. Hanover Research is processing the data, which...
Written by Jessica Fischer, early childhood speech-language pathologist at Northwest Area Education Agency For 15 years, I have been practicing as a speech-language pathologist in the educational system. I have served children from birth to 21 years old in home settings, inclusion classrooms and exclusive settings. Through my years of...
The Iowa AEA Media Collaborative Committee is pleased to announce the launch of our new website for: Iowa AEA Online The website includes 16 high-quality resources available to Iowa's accredited public and non-public PK-12 schools. Students and staff have 24/7/365 access from anywhere! The previous url: iowaaeaonline.org (has been redirected...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Youth Mental Health First Aid January 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B75GqIA_BWCYUW05VUlMRzNiNnM/view?platform=hootsuite Paraeducator Course 2 January 7, 2019 - March 1, 2019 Location: Sioux...
The Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL’s research- and evidence-based knowledge sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters Most, and Curiosity Works. School districts are encouraged to consider bringing a team(s) of 3-6 leaders who can learn and work collaboratively around the...
Sign up! Youth Mental Health First Aid will be offered by Northwest AEA nine times from January through May ow.ly/Q63x30mUexy Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds...
Please see the attached information for this professional learning.
Please see the attached flyer for this professional learning.
This course is for anyone who wants to improve their conversations in their professional or personal environments. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
A workshop that is focused on constructing authentic learning for students using Buck Institute's new Gold Standards for Project Based Learning (PBL) will be held on Jan. 8 and 9 at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) in Sioux City. The "Introduction to Project Based Learning" will be facilitated by Brea...
The Substitute Authorization allows an individual with a baccalaureate degree to substitute in an elementary, middle, junior high or high school classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment at a time. See the attached flyer for the Substitute Authorization class schedule.
Instructional Math Routines offer teachers a structure to elicit mathematical ideas, facilitate productive discourse, support the Standards of Mathematical Practice, and place an important focus on student voice in the math classroom. In being routinized, teachers are able to save time by not having to explain a new activity structure...
Grades three through six general education teachers, interventionists and special education teachers are invited to work on fraction concepts at SOAR Fractions on Jan. 17, Feb. 5 and March 7. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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 contact; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040, ext. 6003; or any of the following AEA leaders: Dr. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...