Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to brush up on the latest news, trends and tips from Northwest AEA. We know that time is a precious commodity for educators so we have streamlined this newsletter to bring you the latest regarding professional development opportunities, education news...
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If you have a master's degree, at least four years of successful teaching experience and the desire to become a school principal, the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy may be the program for you. Cohort 10 begins in January 2011. By preparing principals with a practical approach, the non-traditional program features...
Northwest AEA's Juvenile Home Education Program continually strives to partner with schools so that students can ultimately achieve graduation. During the 2009-2010 school year, some examples of student progress included two students, one from within Northwest AEA and one student from outside our AEA, who finished a significant portion of...
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Use the Medianet Online Catalog to request items such as videos, DVDs, audio books, professional materials, boxed books and multimedia kits. You can also search for Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360 digital titles via the Media Catalog. The AIME newsletter is also available electronically as a PDF document. Click on...
To conduct your own search for professional development classes, go to the Northwest AEA Web site and look for "Professional Development Online Registration" to the right here. Mandt Training Nov. 2 & 3, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office Mathematics for Preschool Children Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, & Dec....
Many kids depend on school nurses for their medical needs http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7230187.html Local teachers experiment with texting answers in the classroom http://thegazette.com/2010/10/04/local-teachers-experiment-with-texting-answers-in-the-classroom/ Should teachers, students be 'friends' online? http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101005/NEWS/10050356/Should-teachers-befriend-students-online? The interactive math classroom http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/09/27/esn-special-report-the-interactive-math-classroom/ Iowa students dig local-food push http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101005/NEWS/10050360/Iowa-students-dig-local-food-push What makes finnish kids so smart? http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120425355065601997-7Bp8YFw7Yy1n9bdKtVyP7KBAcJA_20080330.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scottmcleoddelicious+%28Scott+McLeod%27s+Delicious+Bookmarks%29&utm_content=Twitter Grant funds purchase of...
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; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.k12.ia.us Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...