Educators are the epitome of servant leaders Many of you, both at Northwest AEA and in our 35 school districts and 35 non-public schools, are involved in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). This year, the PLC that I’m involved in with administrators includes studying leadership. We are using an online...
As part of the standards of service for Iowa's nine AEAs, a poverty simulation exercise is offered to develop school-community planning and address the diverse needs of families. The simulation assigns people to fictional—yet real-world—scenarios. For example, pretend you are working a minimum wage job from 3 - 11 p.m....
The state has launched a new website, IowaCore.gov, to help teachers across the state put the standards into practice in their classrooms and to help increase public understanding of our statewide academic standards. Please take time to explore the new website, which includes: • The Iowa Core standards in a...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. WK017060391501 Common Formative Assessment Nov. 5 & 6, 2014 Sioux City Hilton Garden Inn WK017292121501 Science Literacy and Note Booking Nov. 10, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office WK014292121502 Iowa...
Vocabulary.com is the latest online resource offered by Iowa AEA Online. Vocabulary.com is a tool that is used to improve vocabulary by using an adaptive learning system that offers differentiated vocabulary instruction to students at all levels. It continuously assesses each student and focuses their efforts on words they need...
Plan to build a framework for high-quality assessments on Nov. 5-6 in Sioux City at the Hilton Garden Inn. Maria Nielsen of Solution Tree will present and facilitate during the workshop. In a professional learning community, teachers work together to answer the following critical questions: 1. What do we want...
K-8 Science teachers should save the date of Nov. 10 for Science Literacy and Note Booking at Northwest AEA. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Educators, school administrators, medical professionals, school guidance and substance abuse counselors, as well as other human services providers, are all encouraged to attend a free Immigration Simulation on Nov. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at Briar Cliff University. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the U.S. legal immigration process...
SAVE THE DATE! 20th Annual CENTERING ON CENTERS CONFERENCE “CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD” January 30-31, 2015 Sioux City Convention Center 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday’s Workshops: Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Christine Roberts The Power of Projects: the Project Approach in the Early Years by Dr. Judy Harris Helm. This workshop...
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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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...