Iowa's AEAs commit to five-year reorganization proposal Earlier this month, the Governor's Education Policy Advisor (Linda Fandel) and the Chairs of the House and Senate Education Committee (Walt Rogers and Amy Sinclair) directed Iowa’s AEAs to look for increased efficiencies through the AEA system. The AEA chief administrators met with...
Those of us who have been employed by Iowa’s Area Education Agency (AEAs) system are used to the puzzled looks we get from neighbors and friends when we say that we work for the Area Education Agency — or “AEA” — system. Despite our best efforts over the last 40...
The Olympics have recently ended and high school basketball tournaments are in full swing. The NCAA tournament and March Madness are on the horizon. All of these events are used to determine what individual or team deserves to be recognized as outstanding. The library world has its own Olympics or...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Classroom Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder March 6, 2018, 8:00 AM Location: NWAEA - Sioux City https://staffdev.aea4.k12.ia.us/4DCGI/SS006592121802INV&* Secondary Social Studies Standards Training March 6,...
Curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? Eager 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...
A training on implicit bias will be held on March 14 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the topics will include: Cultural Competency vs. Cultural Humility Racial Bias Disproportionality (consequence of the expression of racial bias) Implicit Racial Bias and Decision Making...
Please join the Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit on Tuesday, April 3 in Des Moines to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce, including expanding work-based learning and computer science instruction. Learn more at the Governor's 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit website page.
Bruce Wellman, co-author of Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide to Collaborative Inquiry, will present at WIT in Cherokee on April 19 and 20. He will focus on honing practical tools for discovering assumptions, promoting data-focused inquiry, and developing shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions. Please see the attached...
The annual TICL Conference (Technology Integration and Instruction for the 21st Century Learner) will be held June 11 & 12, 2018. The keynote speaker, Eric Curts, will motivate you to refresh your teaching techniques and enrich your students' learning using the latest technologies. Please see this flyer for more information
The 14th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute for educators and administrators of English learners will be held on June 12-13 at North Polk High School. Pre-K through 12 educators will have the opportunity to network with other educational professionals, discover new strategies for working with English language learners in Iowa...
Northwest AEA, the Siouxland Autism Support Group and the Family Educator Partnership will host the Autism Symposium on June 7 and 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. The training will focus on strategies for students of all ages in the areas of social thinking in the...
Anyone who is interested in becoming a certified paraeducator is invited to enroll in training that will take place on June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6, 2018. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The 2018 Northwest AEA Early Childhood Curriculum will emphasize Creative Curriculum for Preschools during its professional development choices beginning in the fall. Please see all of the details in 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, Regional...