Iowa’s Investment in Teacher Leadership On April 12, 2016, almost 1,000 teachers and administrators attended the third Launching Teaching Leadership Conference in Des Moines. Cohort 3 of the Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) was officially launched. During the 2016-17 school year, Iowa will become the first state in the nation...
Broadway Elementary student, Ana Pocasangre, is flagged by her para-professional on the right, Ann Katzer, and on the left is her general education teacher, Jackie Scheuring. Ana Pocasangre is a fifth-grade student at Broadway Elementary in Denison, Iowa, who has proven to be a skilled sales person despite her young...
Instead of picking a topic and sharing the available resources we have on that topic, we will highlight one of our newest Iowa AEA Online resources and the content that can be found there. AEA Digital Library is primarily a resource where teachers can find streaming video from popular educational...
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....
On March 3, over 90 students from 22 schools in northwest Iowa headed to NASA's Johnson Space Center for the 2016 regional Space Settlement Design Competition that took place March 4-6. Ninety-five students from Iowa, two from South Dakota, and 103 students from Texas completed the roster for the competition....
To see an up-to-date listing of all events, please look at the bottom left of Northwest AEA's homepage at www.nwaea.org. May 18 NWAEA Teacher Leadership Network Location: Western Iowa Tech Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jun 1 - Jun 20 Get Them Engaged - Total Participation Techniques Location: Sioux...
Please see the attached flyer regarding a Competency-Based Education Overview to be presented on May 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., on the WIT campus in Cherokee. To Register: https://goo.gl/Mm8Sct
Advancing STEM learning through Agriculture & the LaunchPad Children's Museum June 15 & 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. LaunchPad Children’s Museum, Sioux City, IA This fast-paced professional development will give teachers the skills they need to use agriculture and the new LaunchPAD Children’s Museum in Sioux City to meet...
Using Agriculture to Teach NGSS in an Engaging Way July 14 & 15 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Moville Community Center - Moville, IA This fast-paced professional development will give teachers and others who educate youth the skills they need to implement many of the new Iowa Core science...
Realizing that the state system is moving towards work around secondary (7-12) literacy, Northwest AEA is scheduled to provide learning for local teachers and teacher leaders around reading and writing at the secondary level. Laura Robb is an energetic, progressive facilitator with many years of classroom experience and research in...
Registration is open for the 2016 T.I.C.L conference! Representatives from Northwest AEA and Prairies Lakes AEA have been planning for the summer conference. The conference will again be at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The dates for the conference are June 20 - 22, 2016. Here is the link...
Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy is pleased to have Steve Barkley on Nov. 11 at WITCC in Cherokee. He will be presenting on Principal/Coach Partnership. We will also be having Will Richardson on Jan. 16, 2017 at Emmetsburg High School. He will be presenting on From "Old School" to "Bold School":...
Northwest AEA's Early Childhood staff recently partnered with students from The University of Iowa College of Nursing to create a Growth & Developmental Calendar for a child's first year. The calendar offers a place to include monthly photos of the baby, parental activities and tips, developmental milestones, immunizations, growth and...
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...