As the snow begins to thaw this month, we know that some critical education legislative votes are around the corner. Gov. Branstad's proposed budget recommends several state funding cuts, including up to $20 million for AEAs across the state, this year and each following year. The House of Representatives have...
During Brian Johnson’s valedictorian speech at the 2004 Lawton-Bronson graduation ceremony, he asked his classmates, “Where will life’s path lead us?” He said that everyone’s answer would probably be different because of each student’s unique talents and ambitions. “And that’s a good thing. The world would not be what it...
In a recent survey of northwest Iowa school administrators, 86 percent said they agree that Northwest Area Education Agency’s (AEA) coach-strategist service delivery model is working well in their respective building or district. Moreover, a majority (58 percent) said they would “strongly agree” that the model is working well. This...
Long-time Area Education Agency (AEA) board member Percy Zylstra was known for his dedication to schools and students in the northern tier of northwest Iowa. He was witty, knowledgeable about educational issues, and extremely committed to his role for Norhtwest AEA. That's why his sudden death last November left a...
To conduct your own search for professional development classes, go to the Northwest AEA Web site and click on "Professional Development Online Registration" here. SU000692121103 Substitute Authorization Mar. 2, 3, & 9, 2011 Sioux City Sioux City Office EL002692121108 Mandt Recertification Mar. 3, 2011 Sioux City Sioux City Office EC002392121101...
Educators who are practicing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and those who would like to learn more about creating a positive school climate are invited to attend a forum on Monday, March 28 at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) in Sioux City from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Current schools...
Save the date for "Broadening Our Horizons: Living, Learning, and Working Beyond High School." A conference about supports and services available for students with disabilities who transition from high school will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Sioux City. This is...
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...
Harvard report questions value of 'College for All' http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/02/02/20career.h30.html?tkn=RYQFKsy%2F8pbGw48H2PxeUiBPNi%2F%2FOLhBusLU&cmp=clp-edweek Students with disabilities suspended disproportionately in NYC report says http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2011/02/over_the_past_10_years.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter It may be a Sputnik moment, but science fairs are lagging http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/us/05science.html?_r=2&ref=education Study finds social-skills teaching boosts academics http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/02/04/20sel.h30.html?tkn=RYYFlymLCDF5qvbh1w4xWs9bJl2e9eSjBl3Z&cmp=clp-edweek Why kids bully: Because they're popular http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3qedEu/healthland.time.com/2011/02/08/do-popular-kids-bully-more/ Autism on my mind http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2011/02/autism_on_my_mind.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter...
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...