Integration is the Key for Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) Success During the month of March, the TLC teams will be announced across the state of Iowa. The following are my recommendations to those teams, as they plan their strategies to implement teacher leadership. To be successful, I believe the...
Photo: Sarah Wiebers, Title I educator, and student Jesus Hernandez Denison Elementary and Broadway Elementary in Denison CSD were chosen as two of the initial schools to be trained in the C4K-Response to Intervention (Rti) initiative. Response to Invention (Rti) is now known in Iowa as the MTSS – Multi-tiered...
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. WK014292121403 Iowa Core - Investigating the Standards of Mathematics, 6-8 Mar. 3, 2014 Le Mars Le Mars Service Center WK014192121404 Iowa Core - Investigating the Standards of Mathematics, K-5 Mar. 5, 2014 Le Mars Le Mars Service...
On March 5, schools are invited to CONNECTING LEARNING AND LIVING (CLL). The purpose of the content is to connect student learning to living on planet Earth. Each curricula contains up-to-date research based content matter that aligns with the essential concepts and skill sets of the Iowa Core. Training helps...
This is a meeting for administrators, curriculum directors, and Iowa Core Teams: Please join us for a day of taking an in-depth look at composing a successful C-Plan that will include the LAU, SINA, and Iowa Core plans. In addition, we will have discussions pertaining to the Multi-Tiered System of...
Are you curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? Are you anxious to learn more about the practical application of evidenced-based practices that have been shown to improve academic and behavioral outcomes in schools? Do you want to learn the latest updates and tools to...
Middle and high school students who have special needs are invited to attend the 2014 "Broadening Our Horizons" conference on either March 20 or 21 in Sioux City at Western Iowa Tech Community College. During the workshop, there will be sessions with the keynote speaker, Richard Pimentel, and other presenters...
On April 9-11, Ann Hoffman, M.Ed., and Dr. Constantine Thomas will present on behalf of the Instructional Coaching Institute about the concept of instructional coaching. They will provide a definition of instructional coaching; distinguish between effective and ineffective coaching practices; and provide an overview of the current state of research...
Students in fourth through twelfth grades are invited to participate in the Northwest Iowa STEM Hub KidWind Challenge on March 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Teams must consist of one to 10 students with an adult coach (teacher or parent), and they create an energy transformation device. If...
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. Graduation Disparities Loom Large for Students With...
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...