Last month, Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds presented a blueprint that is an urgent call for all of us to work on improving Iowa schools. The general consensus is that we have very good schools in Iowa; but they have stabilized, while other states and countries have increased their...
The unconditional love of a child is typically the strongest bond one can witness. From unconditional love sprouts persistence, fortitude and hope, among many other characteristics of parents. These feelings are innate instincts to create better lives for their offspring. But how natural are these emotions when your child was...
Listed below are classes, courses or workshops offered by Northwest AEA. To view this collection and more statewide professional development go to the Northwest AEA website and click on the Professional Development/Conferences/Workshops button on the right. WK009492121201 Walk a Mile in My Shoes Nov. 4, 2011 Mapleton Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto HS...
Educators from the Midwest are invited to attend EdCamp Sioux City on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sioux City West High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EdCamps are free technology conferences planned by educators for educators in an informal setting. Attendees sign up to run sessions when they arrive....
For the first time, all of the AEAs are putting their online courses in one place. The result is AEA PD Online. It is up and running and available for registration. Educators across the state have taken advantage of online courses because they fit better into busy schedules, and instructors...
In order to better serve you and update the technological capabilities of our current catalog, Northwest AEA is in the process of changing the Media Catalog. We’re still making a few adjustments to our new Snap system. Until the process is completed, you’ll be able to search our former catalog,...
20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/09/20-things-students-want-the-nation-to-know-about-education/ State officials' education reforms aimed at making Iowa schools the nation's best http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20111004/NEWS/310040042/State-officials-education-reforms-aimed-at-making-Iowa-schools-the-nation-s-best?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage Teaching students to turn empathy into action http://www.edutopia.org/blog/students-turn-empathy-to-action-sel-maurice-elias Challenge to students: Have Space Station run your experiment http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/science/space/11spacelab.html?_r=1&ref=education One-on-one speech therapy goes digital http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/10/12/07speech_ep.h31.html?tkn=OOSFd1Bk8Iej689Y0rYGREU8GctHkXPftjaJ&cmp=clp-edweek Branstad education...
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.org Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...