Welcome to Northwest AEA’s monthly newsletter and education blogs, resources and forums, called “Connections.” This is the last edition of "Connections" for the 2010-11 school year. With the close of another year (where did it go?), we hope you have found relevance in the newsletter, blogs, forums and resources. A...
Thanks to a statewide contract with Eduvision, all AEAs in Iowa have their own "TV station." NWAEA TV is now live on the agency's website. The link is located in the lower left corner of the home page. Online videos can be accessed at any time and any place. Schools...
Amos is a freshman at Woodbury Central High School who has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, which limits his motor abilities affecting his posture, coordination, ability to walk distances, and coordinate fine-motor hand skills. Consider the many motor tasks required of an individual during a school day. His condition presents...
Jeff Brownlee of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department will keynote a gang awareness workshop on Monday, June 6, at Briar Cliff University. He will be joined by the Sioux City Gang Task Force to educate law enforcement, parents, educators and service providers about gang identification, activity, prevention and school...
Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) is an AEA initiative designed to give educators the skills necessary to teach online. This 5-course sequence helps educators understand how to design online content, work in online technologies, facilitate an online classroom, and give feedback and assessment in an online space. Finishing its...
Please see the attached flyer regarding the St. Luke's Witwer Children's Therapy "Autism 2011" conference on Aug. 4 and 5 in Cedar Rapids. Elizabeth Strickland, author of "Eating for Autism: The 10 Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child's Autism, Asperger's or ADHD" will present. In addition, Ruby Salazar,...
AEA PD Online is offering summer courses in the Google Apps suite. Google Apps 101 is a course that helps teachers understand how to use Google Docs, Calendars, Mail, and Sites in their classrooms. This 1-credit course is held online, and participants can log in when it fits into their...
Northwest AEA's Special Education team will be traveling throughout northwest Iowa in June to hold administrator forums to help support your school's special education needs. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The American Biology Teacher 2011 / April (452139) Copyrighted 2011 Collection Professional Collection Series The American Biology Teacher: August / 2010 through May / 20 (4402) Synopsis Professional Periodical Edition Volume 73, Number 4 Contents A Role-Playing Exercise That Demonstrates the Process of Evolution by Natural Selection: Caching Squirrels in...
Job one for Title I: Use what works http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/03/30/26slavin.h30.html?tkn=NTMF9LASHmzRIs5KC0I2WPlgffYwGl%2B9HZoF&cmp=clp-edweek Role of science learning outside of school grows http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/04/06/27is-informaloverview.h30.html?tkn=SSQF7QZssX7m3fk/tC1YIt%2BwiF8mUqmPnQP0&cmp=clp-edweek?intc=SR11-SCI-TWT Games and simulations help children access science http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/04/06/27is-technology.h30.html?tkn=ZWTFVHT4ZPoIOO0tmKjgsja3RJWXLKnwjFvI&cmp=clp-edweek?intc=SR11-SCI-EWH Giving teachers bonuses for student achievement undermines student learning http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/04/giving-teachers-bonuses-for-student.html Life equations http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2011/04/04/02meyer.h04.html Making math connections http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2011/04/04/02smartphones.h04.html Study: Third grade reading predicts later high...
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...