Snow days. Blizzards. Icy roads. Are you ready to kiss winter goodbye? The staff at Northwest AEA look forward to seeing you on June 17-18 at: CISS, the Collaborative Instruction Summer Symposium on education. Connect with fellow educators from school districts across Northwest Iowa as well as experts who share...
Written by Loyla Renfeld, the Reading Recovery teacher at Loess Hills Elementary in Sioux City. Photo: Saron with all of her teachers at Loess Hills, including: Back row (left to right): Damon Clayborne (ELL teacher), Beth Hanna (speech pathologist), Veronica Arellano (first grade classroom teacher). Front row: Saron and Loyla...
In this age of fake news, finding content online that is assuredly reliable and balanced is important for both teachers and students. Of course, the Iowa AEA Online Resources are one way that teachers and students can be sure the content is appropriate. However, it isn’t possible or even feasible...
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....
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Paraeducator Certification Course 3 March 4, 2019 - May 3, 2019 Location: Sioux City NWAEA ESSA - Universal Tier Tools - Day 4 March 6, 2019...
Please see the attached information about Year 2 Implementation Support for Social Studies on March 14-15.
Iowa's Area Education Agencies are partnering with McREL to offer the Iowa Leadership Academy beginning in June 2019. The Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL's research- and evidence-based knowledge to sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters Most and Curiosity Works. See...
Please see the attached flyer for more information about a training on Wednesday, March 6 in Le Mars.
Learn about best practices for supporting student use of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to promote students’ understanding of science core ideas/science standards. Check out the attached flyer.
If you have completed Fierce Conversations 1, and you would like to learn about tools used in effective feedback conversations and how to communicate with different generations, please see the attached flyer.
Please see the attached flyer for more information about APL Level 1 training.
Substitute Authorization classes will be held on April 25, 26 and May 3. Please see more information in the attached document.
Northwest AEA will hold the Collaborative Instruction Summer Symposium on June 17-18 in Sioux City. This conference was previously known as TiCL. The conference has been reimagined and will be a great opportunity to connect with peers and experts who share similar commitments and challenges. Pre K-12 teachers, technology directors,...
For ALL educators who support English Learner students: June 18 - 19, 2019 FFA Enrichment Center 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA PK-12 educators will have the opportunity to network with other educational professionals, discover new strategies for working with English Language Learners (EL) in Iowa and meet national...
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. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...