It's hard to believe that the first quarter is nearing an end! As always, Northwest AEA employees are working very hard to help educators, students and families. As part of our on-going pursuit of learning and service, many of our staff contribute to the featured blogs below each month to...
Written by Brenda Braunger, Reading Recovery teacher at Hunt Elementary in Sioux City: Our site’s first professional development session of the year featured Maryann McBride, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader from Clemson University. I had read several of her articles and tried to put into practice what I had read prior...
Listed below are classes, courses or workshops offered by Northwest AEA. To view this collection and more statewide professional development go to the Northwest AEA website and click on the Professional Development/Conferences/Workshops button on the right. EC002860391201 Creative Curriculum for Preschool Overview Oct. 3, 31, & Nov. 28, 2011 Sioux...
For the first time, all of the AEAs are putting their online courses in one place. The result is AEA PD Online. It is up and running and available for registration. Educators across the state have taken advantage of online courses because they fit better in busy schedules, and instructors...
On Nov. 7, ISU Extension and Northwest AEA will host a poverty simulation, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Contact Marlin Jeffers, educational consultant, with questions.
Northwest AEA announces its equity conference workshops to be held this fall. All workshops are held at the Sioux City office from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no cost and lunch is "on your own." Graduate credit and licensure renewal are available: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Equity & The...
In order to better serve you and update the technological capabilities of our current catalog, Northwest AEA is in the process of changing the Media Catalog. We’re still making a few adjustments to our new Snap system. Until the process is completed, you’ll be able to search our former catalog,...
The single best Idea for reforming K-12 education http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/09/01/the-single-best-idea-for-reforming-k-12-education/ Generation Limbo: Waiting it out http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/fashion/recent-college-graduates-wait-for-their-real-careers-to-begin.html?_r=2&ref=education Boys and reading: Is there any hope? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/books/review/boys-and-reading-is-there-any-hope.html?ref=education AEA’s place in local education explained http://oskaloosa.com/local/x1642542680/AEA-s-place-in-local-education-explained Iowa students share ideas on education http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/iowa-students-share-ideas-on-education/article_14807e96-d9d1-11e0-a959-001cc4c002e0.html Q-C schools ready for reform http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/q-c-schools-ready-for-reform/article_7c2ead14-d9a0-11e0-a925-001cc4c002e0.html Study finds few links between teacher characteristics,...
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.org Cindy Baird, Region C Facilitator 712/222-6021...