Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to brush up on the latest news, trends and tips from Northwest AEA. We know that time is a precious commodity for educators so we have streamlined this newsletter to bring you the latest regarding professional development opportunities, education news...
Northwest AEA is in its second year of implementing the Instructional Coach model in the schools. The AEA's model includes instructional coaches to support general education and special education strategists to support special education teachers and students with IEPs. Research has indicated that the biggest factor for improving student achievement...
A series of webinars for educators implementing Google Apps in their schools is planned during the 2010-2011 school year. Sponsored by Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEAs), these webinars will be distributed using two Google groups (listservs). Anyone can join these two Google groups free of charge. The Iowa Google Apps...
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As autism and other disabilities are diagnosed earlier in life, the need for collaboration with service providers and families occurs sooner, too. Early identification and intervention through physical therapy (PT) has benefited families who have children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down Syndrome, neuromuscualar conditions and autism. "When...
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...
To conduct your own search for professional development classes, go to the Northwest AEA Web site and look for "Professional Development Online Registration" to the right here. Mandt Training Oct. 5 & 6, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office EL002692121104 Mandt Recertification Oct. 7, 2010 Sioux City Sioux City Office...
Schools need help preparing students for success in college http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20108290306 Employing adaptive technology for advanced special education http://dailylocal.com/articles/2010/08/29/news/srv0000009210575.txt National crisis: Not much training for some special-ed teachers http://hechingerreport.org/content/national-crisis-not-much-training-for-some-special-ed-teachers_4189/ Forget what you know about good study habits http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/health/views/07mind.html?_r=2&ref=education_and_schools Chicago schools have 'new eyes and ears on the street' http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/2681032,CST-NWS-open07.article Options abound...
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...