It is amazing that we are rolling into our fourth month of school already. Parent-teacher conferences and the end of the first nine-week period are in our rear view mirror. As educators, we are always trying to improve our practice. In this month's newsletter, we feature Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW)....
Over 40 percent of the school districts within Northwest Area Education Agency’s (AEA) territory have implemented, or are currently implementing, a practice called Authentic Intellectual Work, or AIW. This means that 500 teachers and administrators have signed on to take their students’ learning to a higher level through original (authentic)...
To see KTIV's story, "Northwest Iowa science class experiment headed to space station," please click here. Way to go Jim Christensen of Northwest AEA and all the students and teachers who participated in this project at Odebolt Arthur-Battle Creek Ida Grove High School! (Photo from the KTIV.com website.)
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The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search. The...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. TE070760301304 Smartboard - Introduction Nov. 3 & 10, 2012 Sioux Center Sioux Center High RE032960301302 Speaking the Language of The Book Whisperer Nov. 3 & 10, 2012 Sioux Center Butler's DL001299041302 Mandt Training Nov. 6 & 7,...
Are you wanting to learn more about how to integrate technology into the classroom? Would you like to learn more about technology tools for yourself in your own position? Would you like to collaborate with other educators across the Midwest? Consider attending #edcampsiouxcity on Saturday, November 3 at Northwest AEA...
The Iowa Reading Association/ESEA Title I Conference will be held on June 25-26, 2013, in the Scheman Building at Iowa State Center in Ames, Iowa. Featured speakers include Gail Boushey and Joan Moser-the 2 Sisters (The Daily Five and CAFÉ), Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady), Peter Johnston (Opening Minds and...
Your Iowa AEAs now offer statewide AEA PD online with facilitated courses for license renewal and/or for graduate credit. No matter where you work in the state, you can participate in self-paced trainings and modules through on-demand professional development. Coming this fall, you will have online support communities of practice...
Note: The articles compiled in this newsletter come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content. Northwest AEA staff did not participate in writing any of these articles and Northwest AEA does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles. Fostering Tech Talent in Schools http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/01/technology/microsoft-sends-engineers-to-schools-to-encourage-the-next-generation.html?_r=1&ref=education School...
Read the latest Impacting Lives update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/. In this issue, you'll find how AEAs combat bullying in schools, information on the educational focus of Eastern Iowa and a story about Ava, a small girl from Hardy who is making great developmental strides with her AEA team.
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 contacts; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040, ext. 6003; 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...