Attendance Center Rankings need to be developmentally appropriate In last month's blog, I highlighted an excellent article by Jon Sheldahl, chief administrator at Great Prairie AEA, explaining how the Attendance Center Rankings should be considered an opportunity to differentiate our help to the schools that need it the most. One...
Photo and article received from Anne Iversen, mom to Addalyn. Pictured are (left to right) siblings Deacon, Addy, Jordyn and Crayton. Just a little over five years ago, while living in Wyoming, my husband Cade and I found out that not only were we having twins, but also that I...
Ridge View High School, part of the Galva-Holstein Community School District, was recently named as a nominee for a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School award. Ridge View was one of five schools nominated from Iowa and the only high school in the state to earn this 2015 nomination. Blue Ribbon...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. EC004601401501 Goodbye Show & Tell…Hello Sharing Time Mar. 3, 2015 Orange City Orange City Daycare/Preschool EC008358771501 Math and Science for the Infant/Toddler Child Mar. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2015...
Administrators and teachers at the elementary, middle and high school level are invited to attend a forum for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) on March 3 at the AEA office in Sioux City. There will be both a morning and an afternoon session to better accommodate educators. Veteran PBIS...
Save the date for April 9 at Northwest AEA in Le Mars from 1-3 p.m., when Northwest AEA will host a competency-based education event, "An Introduction to the Future of Education." Participants will have an opportunity to hear from Jason Ellingson, superintendent of Collins-Maxwell CSD, one of the transformational leaders...
Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA is offering the three courses required for...
Do you want to be an athletic coach? By taking a four-course sequence of classes, you can earn a coaching authorization which will certify you to become a head or assistant coach in any sport, without having had prior college coursework. The four courses needed for this program are (1)...
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is the Substitute Authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a PreK-12th grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are...
APL Level 1 Training: Instructional Skills Workshop will be held on June 15-19 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at Northwest AEA in Sioux City, Room B. Teachers must be experts in two key areas. They must be experts in the content they teach and in how teaching works. The...
Northwest AEA will present "Classroom Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)" on April 15 & April 16 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 8:30 - 4:00. This workshop is for any educator who works with students with ASD: general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals. This workshop...
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. Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a...
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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...