Reason #3 - The need for binding arbitration for legislators In trying to understand the lack of commitment to public education in Iowa, my August blog used the “5 Whys” process to analyze the lack of commitment. The five main reasons that were identified with this process include: · Depleted...
Can you imagine not understanding what people are saying to you; yet, you need to follow instructions in class? This was the reality of a little girl at A to Z Preschool in Kingsley. With a severe hearing loss in both ears, the child received hearing aids last December. However,...
Iowans who make up the Council on Educator Development have spent the past two years studying teacher and administrator evaluation practices and professional development. This document represents their preliminary recommendations. The council now needs feedback on these recommendations from Iowa’s education community, including superintendents, principals, teachers and school board members....
In addition to Thanksgiving, November is National Native American Heritage Month. NWAEA Media has many resources available to teachers and students on Native Americans. Resources includes books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, and digital curriculum resources. Some of the resources are available online, while others are physically housed in our lending...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Time: Nov 03, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Nov 04, 2015 at 5:00 PM Nov 3 Journey to Excellence Year 1 Location: Cherokee WITCC Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM...
Northwest AEA will host a conference on Nov. 6 for special education students and their parents and educators about living, learning and working beyond high school. The event will take place at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. Alex Watters will be the keynote speaker. Alex is a...
On Dec. 17 and April 15, these ELA mini conferences will include time for networking as well as breakout sessions: * Common Formative Assessments * Unpacking Standards * University of Kansas Strategies * Unpacking Complex Texts Please see the flyer for more details.
Todd Whitaker, one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership and principal effectiveness, will be in Emmetsburg on Jan. 18 as part of the Northwest Iowa AEA Leadership Academy. Todd will present to teachers from 8-11 a.m., and the topic will be, "What Great Teachers Do Differently,...
To: AEA Customers From: Sharon Hawthorne, AEA Accreditation Lead Subject: Statewide AEA/DE Customer Survey Date: October 19, 2015 You are invited to participate in the 2014-2015 statewide AEA/DE Customer Survey. This web-based survey provides an opportunity for you to provide valuable feedback regarding AEA services. The web-based survey should take...
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!
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. Some media sources require digital access subscriptions....
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...