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 new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 7817.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" in the top navigation:

Here is a sampling of new items at the AEA:

Glowing With Electricity: Science Adventures With Glenda the Origami Firefly (008613)
537/TRO; Troupe, Thomas Kingsley; K-12 books, P, 24 pg, Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2014; QC527.2; 9781479521890
Explores the concept of electricity with the help of an origami firefly named Glenda.

Lookin' For Light: Science Adventures With Manny the Prigami Moth (008661)
535/BRA; Braun, Eric; K-12 books, P, 24 pg, Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2014; QC360; 9781479521869
Explores the concept of light with the help of an origami moth named Manny.

Wild Weather: Science Adventures With Sonny the Origami Bird (008800)
551.6/TRO; Troupe, Thomas Kingsley; K-12 books, P, 24 pg, Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2014; QC981.3; 9781479521883
Explores the concept of weather with the help of an origami bird named Sonny.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2015 / January (457047)
Magazine/Periodical, 2015
Professional Periodical
Edition Volume 45, Number 1ContentsSpecial Issue: Communication and Symbolic Understanding in ASD; Communication and Symbolic Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Linking Method and Theory; Maternal Gesture Use and Language Development in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Symbolic Understanding of Pictures in Low-Functioning Children with Autism: The Effects of Iconicity and Naming; Beyond Modularisation: The Need of a Socio-Neuro-Constructionist Model of Autism; Symbolizing as Interpersonally Grounded Shifts in Meaning: Social Play in Children With and Without Autism; Typical and Atypical Pragmatic Functioning of ASD Children and Their Partners: A Study of Oppositional Episodes in Everyday Interactions; Hand Leading and Hand Taking Gestures in Autism and Typically Developing Children; Evaluating Posed and Evoked Facial Expressions of Emotion from Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders; College Students' Perceptions of Peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Series: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders: August / 2014 through July / 2015

RTI in Restrictive Settings: The TIERS Model for Students With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (457051)
371.93; Clayton, Cook and Diana Browning Wright; Professional book, A, 146 pg, LRP Publications, 2009ContentsThe need for improved service delivery for students with intense emotional and behavioral problems -- Overview of the TIERS model in restrictive educational classrooms -- Intensified level 1 supports for all: effective behavior management and teaching social emotional skills -- Intensified level 2 supports and some students: packaged supports for non-responding students to level 1 -- Intensified level 3 supports for a few students: integrating therapeutic, behavioral and outside services -- TIERS data-based decision-making framework: placement and progress -- Special circumstances: safety, crisis management and disciplinary requirements -- TIERS model classroom leadership team guide to program startup and supervision.

The March on Washington: A Primary Source Exploration of the Pivotal Protest (008770)
975.3/SCH; Schwartz, Heather E; K-12 books, I, 32 pg, Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, 2015; F200; 9781491402238
Presents the story of the March on Washington during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Your Respiration and Circulation: Understand Them With Numbers (008809)
612.2/WAL; Waldron, Melanie; K-12 books, I, 48 pg, Raintree, a Capstone imprint, 2014; QP121; 9781410959836
Describes the fascinating facts and figures related to your hard-working lungs and heart, as well as the massive highway system of veins and arteries that take blood and oxygen everywhere it needs to go.

The Apollo 11 moon landing-- July 20, 1969 (008739)
629.45/4\223; Yomtov, Nelson; K-12 books, PI, 48 pg, Heinemann Library, a Capstone imprint, 2014; 2013935059; 9781432992927
Follow astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin throughout one of the most exciting and impressive days in world history. Written in graphic-novel format.