Wow! All of the pandemic resources and supports can become overwhelming. Not only for teachers, but also for parents. Have you had concerned parents asking questions? Besides your district's pandemic information, you may want to share this Return-to-Learn Resources for Families and Communities site. This site contains many resources and...
Let Northwest AEA help you bring some fun and creativity to your classroom! Please visit the Creative Services' e-store here. The store features banners, sensory floors, clings, magnets, and more!
In this current climate, equity is an issue that has been a frequent topic of conversation and has caused many individuals and institutions to do some self-reflection. Tackling equity can feel overwhelming, leaving educators unsure of where or how to begin this important work. CASEL has recently published a document...
Welcome back! As you begin your new school year remember that you have no-cost access to Iowa’s AEAs digital resources, which offers 16 high-quality, vetted digital resources. The resources are available at any time, anywhere: https://www.iowaaea.org/about/iowa-aea-online/ If you need assistance with incorporating the AEA digital resources, AEA Scout, or integrating...
Northwest AEA is leveraging the power of Collaborative Learning Communities (CLCs) to build a foundational understanding the MTSS framework. Our primary area of focus is the conceptual area of intervention. Every member of the agency is participating in a CLC and they are focused on studying the intervention guide. Each...
We hope you enjoy this webinar with Dr. David Kilpatrick, author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. The webinar is full of information about why phonemic awareness is so critical to effectively teaching students to read—both those who struggle and those who learn to read more easily:...
During one of our agency professional development sessions earlier this year, we were to select our “one word” for the year. If you have never done the “one word” initiative it is basically replacing New Year’s resolutions with one word you can focus on every day, all year long. It...
Discuss FAPE, safety when parents seek in-home services by your staff Overwhelmed parents may request related services be offered to their child with a disability in their home as part-or full-time remote learning continues. They may fear that their child is falling behind and that they don’t have the skills...
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.