Did you know that Northwest AEA provides training and support in math, science, TAG, special education, and more? Did you know that Northwest AEA has two graphic designers on staff to assist with your creative needs? At the beginning of this school year we started the Twitter hashtag #DidYouKnowNWAEA to...
Learn how a special education teacher partnered with AEA staff to help a child with cerebral palsy communicate even though he is non-verbal. See the article here on the Iowa Department of Education website.
One of the things we’ve been trying to do in Media Services is to inform teachers about the different services or resources provided by us. You might see the hashtag #Did you know in some of our social media postings. Did you know that Northwest AEA has a large collection...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Substitute Authorization November 2, 2018 - November 9, 2018 Location: Sioux City NWAEA Substitute Authorization (Nov) Found in category: Classes November 2, 2018, 8:00 AM -...
Northwest AEA is excited to offer this wonderful learning opportunity! On November 8 and 9, we will be hosting Ann Hoffman as she helps participants build their skill around healthy conversations.This workshop will help ANYONE who needs to communicate with others at work and will take place at the Denison...
Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes you to attend a conference focused on creating a trauma-responsive school. The conference will be held Nov. 2 & 3 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. A trauma-responsive school is a safe and respectful environment that enables students to build caring relationships with adults and...
Building Strong Brains is a trauma-informed care curriculum supported by the Iowa Department of Education. The material consists of four professional learning modules in the areas of brain architecture, toxic stress, relationship and resiliency and self-care. Each module includes brain-aligned strategies to meet student needs and self-care tips for educators....
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....
Northwest AEA is accepting entries for the 41st annual "Harvest" publication of student artwork and writing. Entries will be accepted through Dec. 21, 2018. Please see the guidelines for submitting here.
Iowa’s Digital Learning Plan, a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies and school districts, is ready to roll! The Plan includes sections relevant to all educators and administrators: Leadership Teaching with Technology Engaging and Empowering Learning through Technology Assessment Infrastructure Digital Learning Plan Goal...
Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) recently welcomed several new employees to the organization: Dr. Dan Cox has been named the chief administrator for Northwest AEA. He will be responsible for planning, organization and implementation of all aspects of the of the agency, including special education, educational services, media and information...
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. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...