PLC Leadership Freaks at Northwest AEA For the past four years, the Northwest AEA staff has engaged in the practice of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). The PLCs have been vital in allowing our employees to explore their professional strength or content area of practice. On May 8th, each PLC will...
Photo submitted by the Hinton CSD. Two children read together during Walk to Read. According to Dr. Judy Sweetman, educational consultant at Northwest AEA, Hinton Community School District is finding success with their Phase I initiatives. They implemented a "Walk to Read" program last year after Christmas, worked out some...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. SU000692121505 Substitute Authorization Apr. 24, 25, & May 2, 2015 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK017460391501 Coaching Coaches May 6 & Sept. 9, 2015 Sioux City Hilton Garden Inn SC002869871501...
Online registration is now live for Our Kids' Summer Institute 2015 (June 16 & 17th) through the Heartland AEA website (see link below). An informational flyer is also attached. Below you will find two links to access registration on Heartland AEA’s website. Our Kids' Registration Link Or if you just...
On June 4 and 5 at Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City, a conference will be held for parents, teachers, administrators, support staff and other professionals who aid children with autism spectrum disorder. The conference is called, "Fitting the Puzzle Together Piece by Piece." Scott Bellini and Lindsey Biel, OTR/L,...
Master teacher Laura Robb will present a systematic framework for building adolescents' comprehension through a seminar titled, "Unlocking Complex Texts." Please see the flyer for more details.
This course will introduce the theory, principles and application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to participants. This flexible, blended class is a combination of face-to-face and an online-learning environment. Participants will learn how to represent information in multiple formats and media, provide multiple pathways for student action and expression...
Produced as a collaborative project among Iowa’s AEA Directors of Special Education, the ASK Resource Center and Disability Rights Iowa, this series of four brief videos clarify some of the more frequently encountered misunderstandings about the state’s Child Find, evaluation and eligibility determination procedures. Videos are available to address the...
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....
AEA employee, Marlin Jeffers, who serves as an educational consultant, was the recipient of the Iowa State Education Association's (ISEA) Charles F. Martin Award. The prestigious Charles F. Martin Award has been presented annually since 1972 as ISEA's top honor to a member who has made a significant contribution to...
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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...