Northwest AEA’s Advantage: Literacy and Culture During the 2015-16 school year, the administrative team at Northwest AEA studied the work of Patrick Lencioni with his book, The Advantage. Lencioni describes organizational health as the most important and competitive advantage for any team. He recommends that organizations develop a playbook, which...
Written by Teresa Murray, Northwest AEA CIM coach, and Curtis and B.J. Richards It's Friday evening and the phone rings. What a surprise, it's Curtis Richards! Curtis is a fourth-grade student at West Monona Elementary. He is super excited to share some news. He is in the "top" reading group...
Two of the five Iowa public schools receiving top national honors from the US Department of Education (USDE) and its annual Blue Ribbon Schools Awards hail from northwest Iowa. Those schools include Ar-We-Va Junior Senior High School, Ar-We-Va Community Schools and Franklin Elementary, Le Mars Community Schools. Since 1982, the...
Northwest AEA Media offers a variety of ebooks and audiobooks as well as a large print collection. What are the benefits of using ebooks and audiobooks in the classroom? One of the big advantages is access for students. Since ebooks and digital audiobooks are available online, they are available 24/7....
Please see Northwest AEA's 2016-17 Media & Informational Technology Handbook.
To see an up-to-date listing of all events, please look at the bottom left of Northwest AEA's homepage at www.nwaea.org. Nov 1 Journey to Excellence Year 1 Location: Cherokee WIT Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Nov 3 Journey to Excellence Year 2 Location: Cherokee WIT Time: 9:00 AM -...
Wednesday November 9, 2016 - Sheldon Community Center - Sheldon, IA or Thursday November 10, 2016-Western Iowa Tech Community College - Sioux City, IA Meet Alex Watters from Sioux City Iowa. Alex will be the keynote speaker at the Broadening Our Horizons events We will start the day with a...
On Nov. 11, district and building administrators, along with teacher leaders, are invited to attend "Leading with Conversations" presented by Steve Barkley. The event, which is at WIT in Cherokee, is hosted by the Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy, a partnership between Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA. For the past...
Deepen your pedagogical content knowledge for teaching fractions and extend your students’ understanding of fractions and decimals! Join Northwest AEA on Jan. 17 to: • Understand the content and instructional shifts for teaching fractions in the Iowa Core Mathematics. • Build students’ understanding of fractions through solving and discussing word...
Students in grades four through eight are invited to attend a free STEM Fest at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon on Nov. 12. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are...
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 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...