PLCs at work at Northwest AEA What is a Professional Learning Community (PLC)? Employees at Northwest AEA have studied this model and have been putting it into practice for a few years. The term PLC seems simple but the benefits it brings to a team and an organization can be...
Jim Gorman, Northwest AEA director of special education, was recently recognized by the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (I-CASE) with its Distinguished Service Award. The award, which recognizes individuals making significant contributions to programs and services for students with disabilities, was presented by I-CASE at its October 23...
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. GOLD Assessment, An Overview of Assessment Process Nov. 6, 7, & 8, 2013 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK013892121401 Iowa Core Deeper Investigations of Reading, K-5 Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City...
Register for the 2013 Iowa Culture and Language Conference, "One Nation, Many Voices," on Nov. 11-13 in Coralville. To learn more, go to the Northwest AEA website.
Educators who wish to help English Language Learners (ELL) are invited to learn about ELL strategies, loan-out materials, Book Flix and Britannica at Northwest AEA on Nov. 18 at the Sioux City office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
Through AEA PD Online, your Iowa AEAs now offer four statewide online services. Educators can: • Take facilitated courses for license renewal and/or graduate credit (through our partners: Drake, Morningside, and Viterbo) • Access and complete self-paced on-demand trainings and modules • View recordings or participate in live multimedia events...
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. Building a District Culture to Foster Innovation...
View the latest Impacting Lives update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/ for stories about the many ways Iowa's AEAs are making a difference. In this issue, read more about the work being done to improve early literacy in Iowa as well as a check-in on a child that receives services from her local...
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...