Welcome to Northwest AEA’s monthly newsletter and education blogs, resources and forums called, “Connections.” This year marks the 35th anniversary of Iowa's AEA system. Many changes have taken place since 1975, but much has remained the same. The Iowa system continues to be among the most comprehensive and highly respected...
Can you imagine teaching a lesson with no student interruptions? Or a day dedicated to only teaching? This may sound like nirvana, but it is possible. School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (School-Wide PBIS) is a set of systematic practices designed to enhance the learning environment of a school by...
One of our "Headlines in the news" stories was an opinion article written by Jay Matthews, an education columnist for The Washington Post, about life habits schools can teach students. Here's his list: 1. Organization 2. Music 3. Teamwork 4. Exercise 5. Friendship 6. Arguing 7. Thinking critically 8. Presentation...
Use the Medianet Online Catalog to request items such as videos, DVDs, audio books, professional materials, boxed books and multimedia kits. You can also search for Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360 digital titles via the Media Catalog. The AIME newsletter is also available electronically as a PDF document. Click on...
Many educators like taking courses on their own time and at their own pace to meet professional development requirements. Educators in Northwest AEA can receive discounts and credit through two organizations: CE Credits Online and Morningside College's partnership with Virtual Education Software, Inc (VESi). Go to the Northwest AEA Web...
EL002892121004 Mandt Training Mar. 2 & 3, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office EL002692121004 Mandt Recertification Mar. 4, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office FA014692121002 Why You Should Use Puppetry in the Classroom Mar. 6 & 13, 2010 Sioux Center Sioux Center Office FA016760391001 Introduction to Drawing and Painting Mar...
Digital tools expand options for personalized learning http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2010/02/03/02customlearning.h03.html Study suggests abstinence-only sex education can reduce teens' sexual activity http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2010/02/study_suggests_abstinence-only.html Obama wants to raise the bar of No Child Left Behind Law http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-02-02-nochild02_ST_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip Medical journal retracts study linking autism to vaccine http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/02/lancet.retraction.autism/index.html?hpt=T1 Discipline gets the boot http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2262 Pew Survey: Teens love...
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; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.k12.ia.us Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...