Even though another school year is coming to a close, it doesn't mean student learning opportunities need to cease. Keeping kids engaged over the summer makes smoother transitions into the next school year. Here are some ideas adapted from Edutopia's "A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning" to expand student learning...
As Akron-Westfield experienced a small but growing population of students considered to be on the autism spectrum, Principal Derek Briggs and his staff educated themselves on strategies that could be used. In particular, they attended Northwest Area Education Agency's (AEA) TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-related handicapped CHildren)...
The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search. The...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. RE030892121202 CRISS Level I May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2012 Sioux City Sioux City Office EL004492121204 Autism Structured Teaching/TEACCH Training Workshop May 30, 31, & June 1, 2012 Sioux City Sioux City Office SC002169871301 Loess Hills...
Secondary Reading and English teachers will have an opportunity for additional Second Chance Reading training with several dates selected in 2012-13, including June 14-15, Nov. 1, Jan. 17, Feb. 28 and April 11. The free training will take place at the Sioux City AEA office in Room 111 from 9...
To: Superintendents, Principals, and Curriculum Directors From: Emily Koson, Carla Lee, Millie Olsen, Kathy Perret, Judy Sweetman, Mona Yanacheak, Sara Youngers Date: April 16, 2012 Re: Investigating the Iowa Core: Literacy To assist you and your teachers with the Iowa Core English Language Arts and Literacy, Northwest AEA has scheduled...
The Our Kids Summer Institute is sponsored by the Iowa Departmentof Education, Heartland AEA, Prairie Lakes AEA, William Penn University, and the West Des Moines School District. This conference will provide participants with the opportunity to network with other educational professionals and to discover new strategies for working with English...
From the University of Northern Iowa: Introduction to Scratch in Education - 1 cr. hr. Preparation for teachers in Grades 7-12 to have their students use Scratch in the classroom (all disciplines). Scratch is a graphical programming environment designed at MIT to be appropriate for students in grades 4-12. This...
Ten fun ways to use YouTube videos in an online literature class http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-with-technology-articles/ten-fun-ways-to-use-youtube-videos-in-an-online-literature-class/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scottmcleoddelicious+%28Scott+McLeod%27s+Delicious+Bookmarks%29 Manuel´s song: A tribute to boy with autism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKu7CsoPblI&feature=channel Study weighs benefits of organizing recess http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/04/17/28recess_ep.h31.html?tkn=TSRFOUlI8nvsfVMOBsNgRfOAPS6NJY5sJ4%2BP&cmp=clp-edweek Top 5 ways educators can stop bullies http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/04/top-5-ways-educators-can-stop-bullies/ The intersection of race and students with disabilities http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2012/04/the_intersection_of_race_and_s.html Social risk factors linked...
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 contacts; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040, ext. 6003; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region C...