Officially one year in arrears! The legislature is now officially at least one year in arrears for setting the 2016-17 school budget. This budget, per the Iowa Code, should have been set by the middle of February, 2015. In addition, the legislators are also now late in setting the 2017-18...
Siblings Kendra, Evie and Samuel have all successfully battled through speech delays with the help of AEA employees. Photo submitted by their mom, Jennifer TenKley. Jennifer TenKley is very appreciative of AEA staff members, Lynn Cole and Meg Otto, for the services they have provided her three children: Samuel, Evie...
Blended/Online Learning More and more schools and colleges are using blended learning in instruction. In blended learning, some learning activities are shifted to online spaces. Learning now becomes a blend of face-to-face and virtual environments. How do NWAEA resources support blended and online learning? Need to know more about it?...
Mar 1 How Does an Unfamiliar Word, Become a Familiar Sight Word? Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mar 1 Journey to Excellence Year 1 Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mar 3 Journey to Excellence Year 2 Location: Sioux City NWAEA Time: 9:00 AM -...
Northwest AEA will host a Community Providers Forum on March 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in the Rocklin Room. Topics include: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Iowa: What Parents, Teachers, Social Workers and Youth-Servicing Professionals Need to Know Resource Sharing Among Providers S.A.V.E. Yourself Continuing Education Units (CEUs)...
Curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? Anxious to learn more about the practical application of evidenced-based practices that have been shown to improve academic and behavioral outcomes in schools? Want to learn the latest updates and tools to use when implementing PBIS, as well...
Please see the attached flyer about this class.
Please see the attached flyer about this class.
How do we increase student achievement? The research is clear that teacher effectiveness is the number one determinant of student success. And every teacher, like every child, is unique and has strengths, weaknesses, goals, ambitions, gaps, and special qualities. On April 7, learn from award-winning principal and author, Pete Hall,...
Please see the attached flyer about this class.
Please see the attached flyer about this class.
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is Substitute Authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are...
Northwest AEA will offer a two-day autism training called "Classroom Strategies for Students with ASD" on April 5 and 6 in the Sioux City office from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This training will focus on strategies to help students with autism thrive in K-12 classrooms.
Participants interested in credit for Leadership Series: Time Management Essentials can register on the AEA website just like you are registering for a "catalog" class. Go to this website, http://www.nwaea.org. On the left side of the page select the link for Search for Professional Development and then on Northwest AEA...
Sheila Finch, Jen Mars and Judy Turner, early childhood special education nurse/consultants, worked with students from the University of Iowa to create brochures in order to inform AEA staff, educators and community members about immigrants to our area. The brochures cover customs, medicine, religion, families, health and more in an...
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. Some media sources require digital access subscriptions....
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...