Welcome to Northwest AEA’s monthly newsletter and education blogs, resources and forums called, “Connections.” This is the last edition of "Connections" for the 2009-10 school year. Last summer we embarked on the idea of moving to an electronic newsletter format and utilizing content-specific blogs, forums and resources based on feedback...
Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) is a powerful tool that directly aligns with the Characteristics of Effective Instruction found in the Iowa Core Curriculum. AIW pushes educators and students to organize, interpret, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information, instead of merely reproducing information. This concept has taken on a life of its...
Northwest AEA is wrapping up its first year of "Connections," the agency's first electronic newsletter, blogs, forums and resources. We plan to resume the newsletters in September with a new school year. How can Northwest AEA improve 'Connections' or what can we offer to better assist you in your job?
Use the Medianet Online Catalog to request items such as videos, DVDs, audio books, professional materials, boxed books and multimedia kits. You can also search for Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360 digital titles via the Media Catalog. The AIME newsletter is also available electronically as a PDF document. Click on...
FA016460391001 Landscapes in Oil May 15 & 16, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Art Center EL004492121101 Autism Structured Teaching/TEACCH Training Workshop June 7, 8, & 9, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office PE000999761101 Human Growth and Development June 7 & 8, 2010 Sioux City Morningside College MA001092121101 Mathematics Formative Assessment...
If you would like to attend Level 1 Instructional Coaching training on June 28th-30th at the AEA office in Sioux City, there are seats still available. Training will be 8:30-4:00 each day. Northwest AEA, along with the other eight AEAs in Iowa, is implementing Jim Knight’s model of instructional coaching...
Check out classes being offered statewide by the Iowa AEA system online at the Iowa AEA state Web site. Click on "AEA Summer Online Courses" on the right menu.
U.S. students explore Russian language and culture; Interest in Russian on the rise, educators say http://www.america.gov/st/educ-english/2010/April/20100402135653maduobbA0.9645044.html No sight is no excuse for unique students http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100407/LIFE02/4070327/1042/No-sight-is-no-excuse-for-unique-students ELLs' math, reading proficiency rises, study finds http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/04/07/29ell.h29.html?tkn=QUWFTA%2FcWj0PvVe%2F39LWgiWvVAqwf%2F1%2B%2F7vn&cmp=clp-edweek Teen's suicide after repeated bullying sparks debate http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/04/07/teen%E2%80%99s-suicide-after-repeated-bullying-sparks-debate/ Parents 'spend more' quality time with children http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8607011.stm Could...
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; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.k12.ia.us Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...