As activities and learning are in full swing, so, too, are the interactions and relationships of students. The culture of a school can have a dramatic effect on how students treat other students. Successful schools recognize that creating a positive school environment cannot be left up to classroom teachers for...
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. This topic has been covered extensively locally in the media, especially in light of the release of a documentary about a former Sioux City student featured in the film "Bully." While these activities have been happening for decades, the behavior and its unfortunate ramifications...
You can find the 2012-13 Directory of Services, or also called the "Yellow Pages," attached to this article. The directory highlights the dozens of services available at Northwest AEA, a contact person, and their phone number. This directory is also available on the Northwest AEA website at www.nwaea.org.
Northweset AEA Creative Services is excited to introduce our newest catalog of classroom items for the Fall and Halloween seasons! Be sure to check out our line of posters, window clings and other various items for a festive classroom.
The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search. The...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website. EC005292121301 Intentional Teacher Oct. 1 & Mar. 4, 2013 Sioux City Sioux City Office EC005092121301 Every Child Reads: Follow-up Training Oct. 2, 2012 Sioux City Sioux City Office EL004492121302 Autism Structured Teaching/TEACCH Training Workshop Oct. 3, 4,...
Northwest AEA will offer an equity training class on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sioux City AEA office. Topics will include the dynamics of bullying; bullying prevention; protected classes; policy, law and investigation; and bullying and the impact on student learning. Please contact Bobbie...
A step-by-step method for adapting curriculum content will be shared at T.H.E. P.A.C.T. on Oct. 24-26 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a color-coded, structured teaching framework. It uses consistent teaching activity formats and predictable, simple assistive technology solutions in "Learn About, Read About and Talk About"...
The 26th Annual Tri-State College Fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Marina Center in South Sioux City, Neb., from 12:30-3 p.m. Please share this information with those who have high school-aged children. For more information, go to NebraskaCollegeFairs.org and register for a barcode to get into...
Comprehensive strategy teaches reading insights http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/550782/Comprehensive-strategy-teaches-reading-insights.html?nav=5010 What's a Learning Disability, Anyway? Most Americans Confused http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2012/08/whats_a_learning_disability_mo.html Autism support center plans to open this fall http://siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/autism-support-center-plans-to-open-this-fall/article_21e750f6-5030-5302-bcee-666b4a5fe9e5.html 5 Facts Most People Don’t Know About Learning Disabilities http://www.care2.com/causes/5-fact-most-people-dont-know-about-learning-disabilities.html Inspiring tomorrow's scientists today http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20120908/NEWS01/309080051/Inspiring-tomorrow-s-scientists In search of deeper conversations on education http://thegazette.com/2012/09/09/in-search-of-deeper-conversations-on-education/ STEM benefits Iowa's...
If you are a teacher who needs extra services for a child or strategies for enhanced classroom teaching, check out the attached Northwest AEA Directory of Services. The directory is sorted by topics with contact information for AEA staff persons. We are ready to assist!
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, ext. 6003; 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...