It's amazing that March is already here and we have not experienced the normal Iowa winter! Hopefully, this will allow the State and school districts an opportunity to save money to be diverted for educational purposes. This is also the time of the year when the final push is made...
Jenny* is a 13-year-old who, by many accounts, is making great progress. Eight years ago, Jenny was diagnosed with autism. Her family then began the journey of trying to provide for her needs and looking for the right educational placement that would help her grow and be successful. Jenny was...
Members of the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) challenging behaviors team presented a study that they conducted with researchers from The University of Iowa and the Sioux City Community School District. Their work was presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Autism Conference held in Philadelphia on Jan....
The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search. The...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. EC001869871201 Developing Partnerships with Families, Schools and Communities Mar. 2, 9, 23, & Apr. 13, 2012 Onawa Lark Elem WK010392121201 Play in the Content Areas March 5, 2012 Sioux City Sioux City Office RE030892121201 CRISS Level I...
APL One-Day Instructional Skills Workshop March 5, 2012 Central Baptist Church 4001 Indian Hills Drive Sioux City, IA. 51108 • This training is offered for individuals who have already had APL Level I training, and Administrators wanting to gain an overview of Level I APL training. • This will be...
General and special education teachers with building/district administrators are invited to attend "Explicit Instruction for Improved Student Learning" presented by Anita Archer, PhD. The presentation is part of the Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy conference series. Educators have the same goal: to help students make the maximum possible academic gains in...
Please see the attached flyer about the Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI) presentation on March 20 at East Middle School in Sioux City.
An educational seminar titled, "The Impact of Cultural Competence in Our Lives," will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Sanford Community Center in Sioux City. Jessie Myles, equity consultant from the Midwest Equity Center in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the keynote speaker. The event...
Registrations are now being accepted for the transition conference, "Broadening Our Horizons: Living, Learning & Working Beyond High School." Please see the attached brochure for more details. If anyone needs special accommodations for the conference, please contact Bobbie Logemann, secretary at Northwest AEA, at 800/352-9040 ext. 6014 or rlogemann@nwaea.org.
Schools interested in learning more about using a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to build a proactive and sustainable system of discipline are invited to the Northwest AEA annual PBIS Forum Event. This event will give prospective schools the opportunity to learn more about PBIS and listen to...
Rural students lack access to mental health services http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rural_education/2012/02/assessing_mental_health_in_rural_schools.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Teachers want to lead their profession's transformation http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/08/20debose.h31.html?tkn=VXUFLGEbdmgyTwtmSBhWTiR41DOFbwmGZODu&cmp=clp-edweek Innovation often starts small http://www.iowafuture.org/2012/02/03/innovation-often-starts-small/ The best places where students can write for an “authentic audience” http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/04/01/the-best-places-where-students-can-write-for-an-authentic-audience/ Joplin takes digital approach to rebuilding education http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/08/02joplin.h05.html?tkn=ZPZFwanhj1ORNNwUxiH6%2FiO63dCFlRCEgKSQ&cmp=clp-edweek Educators share technology concerns about potential testing changes...
If you are a teacher who needs extra services for a child or strategies for enhanced classroom teaching, check out the 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 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.org Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...