Welcome to Northwest AEA’s new monthly newsletter and education blogs, resources and forums called “Connections.” The purpose of the Northwest AEA Connections blogs, along with the forums and resources, is to connect educators, parents and school administrators with one another by sharing news, best practices, resources, professional development opportunities and...
Last spring, the Iowa Department of Education sent its annual AEA Customer Survey to superintendents and all educators across the state. Nearly 900 educators rated the services of Northwest AEA in that last survey and here are some interesting points to share: The services most used at the AEA are:...
The Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) recently commended Northwest AEA's Reading Recovery program for the student achievement progress made since the program began 17 years ago. In a statement RRCNA recently said, "The Reading Recovery community in North America would like to recognize the outstanding work at the...
The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project in Sacramento is a partnership between a community organization (Sacramento ACT), the local teachers' union and the Sacramento City Unified School District. Its purpose is to spread the concept of home visiting (emphasizing the importance of developing relationships with parents) throughout the district by providing...
School and district administrators, AEA staff, counselors, special education teachers, general education teachers and others interested in learning more about how to effective manage misbehavior and prevent violence and chronic classroom disruptions are invited to attend a session by Dr. Randy Sprick. He will present an informative introduction to a...
The Iowa Technology Education Connection (ITEC) will hold its annual meeting on Oct. 11-13 in Coralville at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The keynote speaker for Monday, Oct. 12 will be Daniel Pink, author and former political speech writer. Tuesday's keynote speaker will be David Warlick, technology integration specialist...
Use the Medianet Online Catalog to request items such as videos, DVDs, audio books, professional materials, boxed books and multimedia kits. You can also search for Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360 digital titles via the Media Catalog. The AIME newsletter is also available electronically as a PDF document. Click on...
Listed below are upcoming professional development opportunities through Northwest AEA. Classes can be found by going to the Northwest AEA Web site home page and clicking on Professional Development Online Registration or going directly to https://staffdev.aea4.k12.ia.us/4DCGI/YYYYYYYYYYYYYYSRCH. If you have questions regarding these or any other classes, please contact Joyce VanderWilt,...
Take a broader look at what's happening globally or nationally across the field of education: America as 100 people: 'Village' concept used to teach http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-02-america-village_N.htm 'Hot' jobs? Health care, energy, many not requiring bachelor's http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-09-01-jobs-community-college_N.htm In a recession, is college worth it? Fear of debt changes plans http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/college/2009-08-30-college-costs-recession_N.htm SAT scores...
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; or any of the following AEA leaders: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.k12.ia.us Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...