Last month I shared the results of the customer satisfaction survey that was conducted by Hanover Research a couple of months ago. The two areas of growth for our agency were in how we support mental health services and behavioral services to our LEAs (local education agencies). When you return...
On March 28, 2019, Iowa’s AEAs presented their third annual AEA Awards to three deserving recipients. The awards are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the AEA system. Friend of the AEA Award Dr. Tom Lane, executive director from Iowa’s Area Education...
Iowa AEAs recently added some new eBooks to MackinVia. The format of these eBooks is a little different from the other eBooks found in the collection. The new additions are called Mackin Read-Alongs. They are a special kind of eBook that includes human voice narration that is synchronized with the...
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To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Social Studies Year 2 Implementation May 1, 2019, 8:30 AM - May 2, 2019, 3:30 PM Location: Sioux Center NWAEA Registration link: https://bit.ly/2ORcnO6 ELL Critical Data...
Spring is a time to reflect on our past accomplishments and begin to plan for the coming school year. The TLN Team (Kathy Perret, Amy Benson, Teresa Murray and Lisa Wiese) have been busy securing Steve Barkley to join us for an hour webinar (FREE) on Thursday, May 9 from...
Iowa's Area Education Agencies are partnering with McREL to offer the Iowa Leadership Academy beginning in June 2019. The Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL's research- and evidence-based knowledge to sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters Most and Curiosity Works. See...
Please see the attached flyer for more information about APL Level 1 training on June 10-14 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City.
Northwest AEA will hold the Collaborative Instruction Summer Symposium on June 17-18 in Sioux City. This conference is a combination of the former Northwest AEA Literacy Symposiums and the TICL conference held in June of each year. The conference has been reimagined and will be a great opportunity to connect...
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 15th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute For ALL PK-12 Educators who Support English Learners June 18-19, 2019 DMACC FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa Register Information can be found at this link: Registration Information Come get inspired PK-12 educators will have the...
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. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...