Northwest AEA retirees exemplify spirit of service When nine Northwest AEA employees retire next month, over 200 years of service will exit the doors, too. The students, teachers and families of Northwest AEA have been blessed by the unwavering dedication and sound expertise of these individuals. I recently read a...
Photo: Dr. Bill Withers (right) receives the inaugural Dr. E. Robert Stephens award for his dedication to the Keystone AEA board. Dr. Bill Withers, board member at Keystone Area Education Agency, has been selected to receive the Dr. E. Robert Stephens Award from Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. Withers received the...
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 1 - May 2 Leading Groups: Framing, Presenting, Collaborating, Facilitating Location: Cherokee WITCC Time: May 01, 2017 at 8:30 AM - May 02, 2017 at 3:30 PM May 4...
The Iowa Association of Area Education Agencies is pleased to announce the 2017-18 contracts for online database subscriptions, commonly referred to as Iowa AEA Online. Those databases are: Britannica Online BookFlix CultureGrams Gale Resources Learn360 Rosen Teen Health and Wellness SIRS Issues Researcher TeachingBooks.net TrueFlix FreedomFlix (New for grades 5-8)...
We have rescheduled the Bruce Wellman workshop, "Leading Groups: Framing, Presenting, Collaborating, Facilitating" to May 1 and 2. Please see the attached flyer.
An informational meeting will be held on May 10 at Northwest AEA in Le Mars from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to learn about Competency-Based Education (CBE). It will be a great day to become familiar with: • Competency-ňáBased Education (CBE) in Iowa • Changes in Chapter 12 to Support...
Please see the attached flyer for a June 8 Secondary Math Symposium in Sioux City. The Secondary Math Symposium will provide teachers the opportunity to connect with leaders in mathematics locally, and from around the state. April Phorts from the Iowa Department of Education will be the keynote speaker. A...
Please see the attached details for the 13th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute for educators and administrators of English Learners on June 13-14 in Waukee. Network with other educational professionals, discover new strategies for working with English language learners in Iowa and meet national and local experts to enrich practices...
There will be a Secondary Literacy Symposium on June 20-21 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. The Secondary Literacy Symposium will address motivating students to love reading informational and literary text, strategies to improve secondary students' writing skills, and a variety of breakout sessions that will assist teachers in developing...
Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University are co-sponsoring the conference "Transforming Systems through Standards-Based Learning" on June 22. The conference will have an emphasis on secondary buildings and educators and will consist of a keynote in the morning, two breakouts in the morning, lunch on-site, teacher highlight speakers over...
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are...
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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 contact; 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...