Better conversations are the lifeblood of any school Jim Knight’s book, Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring and Connected, has lessons that can benefit you in the school setting, at work, with your family or in any social setting. Jim, who presented at a...
Northwest AEA's Jordan Menning, an educational consultant, was recently highlighted in several national publications about project-based learning, or PBL. All schools within Northwest AEA have access to training from Jordan to use DefinedSTEM, which provides teachers with standards-aligned project-based lessons. DefinedSTEM uses engaging performance tasks to answer the question: "Why...
Northwest Area Education Agency (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....
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Creative Curriculum for Preschool 1+1+1 November 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: NCC - Sheldon https://staffdev.aea4.k12.ia.us/4DCGI/EC010199041801INV&* Mandt Training November 6, 2017, 8:00 AM -...
Northwest AEA will host an Iowa Core Social Studies Standards training for administrators and curriculum directors on Dec. 14 at the AEA office in Le Mars from 9-11:30 a.m. Please see this flyer for more details.
If students are involved in creating any kind of multimedia presentation, the need for images and sound will undoubtedly be two ingredients that will be necessary. Students can certainly find an abundance of images on the Internet. In fact, saving a Google image can be as easy as right clicking...
Healthy Kids’ Act requires that prior to graduation, a student in a school district or accredited nonpublic district must complete a course in CPR. AEA Learning Online and the American Red Cross have partnered to bring this lifesaving e-curriculum to students across the state. The two courses currently available include:...
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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 contact; 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...