The 2019-20 school year is one that won't soon be forgotten. From graduation and proms to swing choir and track, many cherished events did not happen. This has been difficult for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and grandparents. However, it's important to look at the positives of what this event has...
Please watch for a new Northwest AEA resource for educators that will house professional development sessions, resources for teachers who are teaching online, special education resources, and more! Also, Northwest Area Education Agency educational services and media/technology consultants are available to support the work of schools within the Northwest AEA...
On March 26, 114 students and 28 chaperone teachers from northwest Iowa were supposed to take off from Sioux City to participate in the 22nd Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Settlement Design Competition (SSDC). The competition is for high school students and attempts to recreate the experience of working in...
Social-emotional behavioral health (SEBH) is always important, but now more than ever. Our Northwest AEA SEBH team has continued to offer these critical learning opportunities, via Zoom, with great success: Nearly 60 school mental health providers attended Suicide Risk Assessment in April. We also had many educators join Day 3...
Supporting Mental Wellness At this time, many of you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the influx of websites, resources, guidance documents, etc. offering support for distance learning and Covid 19. Northwest AEA has highlighted a few of our favorites below. In addition, please watch for a new Northwest...
The power of high expectations for students and those who serve them I started my career in special education as a speech-language pathologist in 1975. As I now approach retirement from the AEA director of special education position at the end of this school year, I was asked to share...
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