Technology change many times is focused on the latest and greatest piece of equipment—the new iPad, the Chrome Book, the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy. What we do know, is there will be quite often, the latest and greatest new piece of technology on the market every month or week....
Reprinted from page 5 of "Early ACCESS: Governor's Report January 2013," highlighting the story of two boys and their family who received services from Northwest AEA's Early ACCESS team, including Sara Klingensmith, early childhood special education teacher/consultant, and Julie Tucker, early childhood special education school social worker: Early ACCESS Services...
In the latest Impacting Lives update, hear from parents and teachers on how the AEAs have improved student outcomes. http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/ Milestones Meaningful to This Mom Success for LuCasey: A Family’s Journey North Union Learners Benefit from Prairie Lakes AEA Transition Grant People Who Make A Difference: Hearing Teachers
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...
Northwest AEA classes or events that need to be canceled or postponed will appear on the Northwest AEA website under "Cancellations/Postponements" at the bottom left menu. If you don't see your event listed, and you are still unsure of the event status, please be sure to scan news media stations.
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. WK012511521302 Iowa Core- English Language Art & Literacy Deeper Investigation 6-12 Mar. 4, 2013 Cherokee Western Iowa Tech Comm College WK012492121302 Iowa Core - English Language Arts & Litereacy Deeper Investigation K-5 Mar. 7, 2013 Sioux City...
Northwest AEA will hold a forum on Monday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. until noon which will bring current and prospective schools together to talk about Positive Behavior Support and Interventions (PBIS). Please join us to learn how to create a positive school climate at your building.
Please see the attached flyer for details about an upcoming APL class to be held June 10-14.
Students with disabilities and special needs are invited to attend a free workshop (including lunch) featuring LeDerick Horne, a nationally known speaker, poet and advocate. The day will also include other presentations about living, learning and working after high school. The goal is to help students build communication skills, develop...
The Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy is pleased to have Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning on April 9 and 10 at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee presenting, "Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: What, Why and How." Attached is a flyer with more information. Please register at http://bit.ly/VLU8Zf
Registrations are being accepted for the March 13 English Language Learners Face-to-Face Networking Day to be held at Northwest Area Education Agency in Sioux City. Topics will include technology, Iowa AEA Online resources, media resources, sharing of strategies or lessons, and district ELL plan updates. To register go to https://staffdev.aea4.k12.ia.us/4DCGI/ES001492121303INV&*...
Love and Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a...
The computer science department at the University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering FREE professional development opportunities during the summer of 2013. The CS4HS program is sponsored through a generous ongoing contribution from Google. Introduction to Scratch in Education – 1 cr....
From Camp High Hopes: Dear Professional: As a professional and advocate that works to support the special needs of students with disabilities, we would like inform you of a new and enriching opportunity for those students. Camp High Hopes, a modern and fully accessible facility located in Sioux City, started...
Your Iowa AEAs now offer statewide AEA PD online with facilitated courses for license renewal and/or for graduate credit. No matter where you work in the state, you can participate in self-paced trainings and modules through on-demand professional development. You have online support communities of practice and innovation provided by...
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. Boston Leader Connects Parents to Learning http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/06/20ltlf-brooks.h32.html?tkn=PLPFwtj8FK0licN7GFg9KaiSURob6wCgMWc9&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-LTLF13-EWH...
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 contacts; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040, ext. 6003; 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...