When all else fails...the relationship prevails. (Unknown) When I began my work as the family coordinator for Northwest AEA, the director of special education at the time had a sign in his office with a list of questions. After 19 years of working with families, I find these questions still...
Northwest AEA has announced the timeline and details about submitting student work for the annual "Harvest" publication. Since 1978, Northwest AEA has been publishing student artwork and writing in this book. Teachers are encouraged to send the highest quality entries from each class by Dec. 18. Details on how to...
All school employees are invited to attend a webinar series featuring the book, Take Time for You, facilitated by its author, Tina Boogren. Both series options consist of four 74-minute sessions delivering practical, research-based strategies for self-care, aligned to Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Attendance is not required at all sessions,...
Northwest AEA's lending library has books, DVDs, playaways, and book kits to help students observe holidays and seasons of the year. Read a book for enjoyment or learn more about the topic. Here's a mini-catalog listing some of the materials available for checkout. If you have any questions, please don't...
Are you looking for more resources to support online, distance, remote, and/or hybrid learning at this time? Check out this Wakelet (https://wke.lt/w/s/-5ErL1) for ideas for online, distance, remote and/or hybrid learning resources. See something you would like to try in the classroom but aren’t sure how to get started? Please...
PBIS Apps This school year, your school will modify its PBIS implementation to work with the changing ways students learn. Whether students engage in distance learning, they attend in-person, or find themselves rotating between the two, assessing your implementation is critical for PBIS to work for everyone. This year, schools...
What is MTSS? How does an MTSS framework help support student achievement? Dr. Judy Elliott helps answer these questions in this article. Northwest AEA is able to support this work in schools and is leveraging Collaborative Learning Communities to build more capacity of Northwest AEA staff to support the implementation...
Students with mild to moderate dyslexia can be well served in the general education setting provided that literacy instruction is explicit, systematic and evidence-based. Join Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck, former Dyslexia Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education, and Dr. Dale Webster in this on-demand webinar to gain a deeper...
“Give us some grace” is a phrase that we often hear right now at work, in our communities and in our relationships. And it’s no surprise why people are asking for grace. We are at a place in which we are having to wade through uncharted territories. We are charged...
Relationships, Responsiveness, and Results are the three anchors at Northwest AEA. During this challenging year, those three anchors are especially important. By working together, school district employees and Northwest AEA employees have found different—yet still effective—ways to communicate, to serve, and to learn from this experience. Each fall, the Northwest...
Northwest AEA has many professional development opportunities coming up. Many of these offerings are virtual in light of the pandemic. Please see the offerings here.
We are always ready to serve! Please contact a Northwest AEA staff member to answer your questions today. Find your AEA rep here.
Northwest AEA staff have compiled many timeless articles within 22 content-area blogs. See the full list here.