The power of partnerships with parents The pandemic has changed so many things in our lives and has brought to light the many important aspects of education. Now, more than ever, parent involvement in their children’s education is imperative and schools have a perfect opportunity to develop impactful partnerships with...
Have you heard about Iowa’s AEAs new Creative Services online store? Northwest AEA is proud to launch this exciting new service! We’ve taken the best of what each Iowa AEA Creative Services department has to offer and created a set of common products available anywhere in the state, shipped right...
View the recent informational session on the FREE suicide prevention program, SOS Signs of Suicide: NWAEA INTRODUCTION TO SOS SIGNS OF SUICIDE (1 hr). - this link will be available for viewing through February, 2021. Zoom links to the subsequent SOS support sessions on January 13th and February 10th will...
Early ACCESS is a partnership between families with young children, birth to age three, and providers from the Department of Education, Public Health, Human Services, and Child Health Specialty Clinics. The focus of Early ACCESS is to support caregivers to help their children learn and grow throughout their everyday activities....
Northwest AEA is hosting its annual Sergeant Floyd History Day regional competition virtually on Feb. 25. The theme for the national contest is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." Registration opens on Jan. 11, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you have any questions about...
Northwest AEA will host two days of teacher learning on June 16 and 17 virtually. Last year's conference was canceled due to COVID. This year's conference will happen, pandemic or no pandemic. The keynote speakers include Jonathon Mooney and Alex Kajitani. Mooney is the author of Normal Sucks: How to...
Have you been looking for some great ways to integrate Google tools into your classroom? Matt from Ditch That Textbook has some great ways to integrate these 20 Google tools! Some of them are beginner tools and others are advanced tools. He gives ideas and examples of how to use...
Gratitude: The Key to Self-Care Success The smallest change for the greatest effect. A simple, powerful notion that was brought to us in last month’s edition. As we reflect on what 2020 has left in its wake and look to 2021, it is quite clear that self-care is paramount. There...
Thank you to all who coach others and those who open themselves up to grow from coaching! As we roll into the new year, please take a minute to reflect back and thank someone who coached you to grow over the last year. "Coaches are inherently involved in multilevel conversations...
Understanding how word-level reading develops and why some students struggle are valuable starting points for planning reading instruction and interventions. Knowing this puts educators in a good position to determine what aspect(s) of the reading process may be creating difficulties for children. This in turn, enables educators to provide intervention...
Welcome to 2021! Where do I start? Do I make a resolution to lose weight like I do every year only to put lots of pressure on myself and feel like an even bigger failure at the beginning of March when I have not met that goal? Do I run...
Postsecondary Transition for Students on IEPs An important focus of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) as they get older is postsecondary transition. Postsecondary transition involves considering what a student will be doing - beyond high school - in the areas of living, learning and working and establishing goals and...
Northwest AEA has many professional development opportunities coming up. Many of these offerings are virtual in light of the pandemic. Please see the offerings here.
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Northwest AEA staff have compiled many timeless articles within 22 content-area blogs. See the full list here.