Photo: Dr. E. Robert Stephens (seated) was surrounded by the AEA chief administrators at a meeting last fall where he was given a "Friend of the AEA" award. There are now both national and state awards in Dr. Stephen's name to honor exemplary work by those associated with educational service...
The Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) sponsors four book awards each year. The list of titles for the following school year is shared with schools each January. The award books listed below are for the 2017-2018 school year. Goldfinch Award Grades K-3 Iowa Children's Choice Award Grades 3-6 Iowa...
To see an up-to-date listing of all events, please look at the bottom left of Northwest AEA's homepage at www.nwaea.org Mar 4 - Apr 7 Paraeducator Certification Course 2: Instructional Support Location: NWAEA - Sioux Center Mar 7 - Mar 8 Mandt Training Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Mar 7 NWAEA...
Northwest AEA will offer Iowa Science Standards Module 2, Year 2, Classroom Transitions Day 2 on April 4 in Sioux Center and April 11 in Sioux City from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please see the flyer for more details.
There will be a Section 504 training opportunity at Norhwest AEA in Le Mars on Tuesday, March 7. Please see the flyer for more details.
Teachers are encouraged to sign up for Vocabulary.com training on March 6 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 12:45-3:45 p.m. Vocabulary acquisition is vital to academic success. Vocabulary is important to every discipline and provides a foundation for further learning. What's more, vocabulary is an important ingredient in helping...
There will be a Curriculum Instruction Assessment Network (CIAN) update meeting on Thursday, March 9 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Northwest AEA offices in Sioux City and Sioux Center through Zoom sessions. A facilitator will be present at both sites. The Denison Community School District (CSD) will also...
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...
Educators and administrators are invited to attend Northwest AEA's annual Community Providers Forum on March 31 at Stoney Creek Conference Center in Sioux City from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no charge for the conference. Seating is limited. Please see the attached flyer for the schedule.
On June 8, 2017, Northwest AEA will be hosting the Secondary Math Symposium. April Pforts, from the DE will be the keynote speaker. At this time, we are sending out a call for presenters. We are looking for teachers who will share about the work they are doing in the...
Join Julie Wright of Diane Sweeney Consulting on March 30 and 31 in Cherokee at the Western Iowa Tech campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student-centered coaching introduces a new way of looking at and delivering school-based coaching that puts the needs of students' front-and-center. By focusing coaching on...
We have rescheduled the Bruce Wellman workshop, "Leading Groups: Framing, Presenting, Collaborating, Facilitating" to May 1 and 2. Please see the attached flyer.
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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 contact; 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...