Special Education Strategist/Instructional Coach Model gaining approval Northwest AEA developed a new delivery service model four years ago. The Instructional Coach/Special Education Strategist Model was implemented in 2009-10. During that school year, 50 percent of our staff and schools started the new model. In 2010-11, 25 percent more came on...
This letter is being shared with permission to demonstrate the impact felt by thousands of Iowa families who receive services from Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEAs). As this letter describes, when parents, teachers, administrators and AEA personnel work collaboratively, success can be met! Dear Representative Jorgensen, We live in your...
All of Iowa’s AEAs have received letters of support from parents who are grateful for the services their children have been provided by AEA staff. For this month’s "Impacting Lives" update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/, we are sharing some letters we’ve received. Thank you to all who have showed support to the...
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. WK012411521303 Iowa Core - English Language Arts & Literacy Deeper Investigation K-5 May 1, 2013 Cherokee Western Iowa Tech Comm College WK012417011303 Iowa Core - English Language Arts & Literacy Deeper Investigation K-5 May 2, 2013 Denison...
Tom Spalla, a 40-year veteran teacher from Western Dubuque CSD, will be offering two workshops in July. One will be held in Omaha and the other in Des Moines. The 2013 workshop activities will include: cross-curricular activities instant warm-up activities fitness activities yoga Omnikin and more. Please see the flyer...
We are pleased to roll out our new website for the BROADENING OUR HORIZONS conference that will be held on June 6 and 7, 2013 at the Sioux City Convention Center. NEW THIS YEAR…we are adding a strand that will focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders through the lifespan, along with...
The Loess Hills Prairie Seminar is sponsored annually by Northwest Area Education Agency for educators, students, park and conservation persons, community leaders, and citizens. It's held in the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area northeast of Onawa. The seminar is a living memorial to its founder, Carolyn Frerichs Benne, a former...
Through AEA PD Online, your Iowa AEAs now offer four statewide online services. Educators can: • Take facilitated courses for license renewal and/or graduate credit (through our partners Drake, Morningside, and Viterbo) • Access and complete self-paced on-demand trainings and modules • View recordings or participate in live multimedia events...
Again this year, Northwest Area Education Agency will partner with Sioux City Community Schools to offer training for the use of FOSS and STC science kits. Training for each kit will take one day. It will be possible for a teacher to train on a total of three kits. Training...
Olweus Jump Start will be held on Aug. 27 in the Sioux City Northwest AEA building. The objectives are to assist schools in preventing bullying behaviors; identify "hot spots" and interventions; investigation of complaints; and how to conduct classroom meetings. Questions can be answered by Bobbie Logemann at 800/352-9040 ext....
Equity Training and Updates will be held on Oct. 17 in the Sioux City Northwest AEA building. It will help clarify the role of the equity coordinator; identify bullying behaviors and violations of Civil Rights laws; identify strategies to help bullied students and those who bully; and define "multicultural" and...
To: All Educators and Administrators within NWAEA From: Sherri Anderson, NWAEA Consultant for English Language Learners Subject: ESL Endorsement Scholarship Application Dear Educators and Administrators: Northwest AEA is offering two ESL Endorsement Scholarships to help assist and encourage teachers in acquiring their ESL endorsement. An ESL endorsement requires 18 hours...
Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training, and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA is offering the three courses required for...
Bob Kirschbaum's 2013 Summer Reading Conference will be held on June 13 and 14 in Sioux City and on June 11 and 12 in Okoboji. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright is scheduled to open her exhibition, Read My Pins, at the national Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the museum wants to hold an event open to a select group of high school students and teachers. Each school is invited to select...
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. Father who lost son seeks teacher training...
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...