About two years ago, the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) started work on an effort to operate more effectively and efficiently as a full educational system. One year ago, educators from local school districts joined the effort to provide an aligned system to ensure...
Several educators have recently joined the staff of Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) or have taken on new roles for the agency. Northwest AEA is one of nine regional agencies across the state to provide special education and school improvement services to schools and families. Northwest AEA covers 10 counties,...
Reprinted with permission from "Reading Recovery Aug. 2012 Site Report for Northwest AEA" Samantha entered Reading Recovery with a text level of zero in first grade. She quickly made progress and ended the intervention reading at grade level. She continued to make academic progress without additional support. Samantha's passion for...
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. EC003692121401 Interest Centers: Spaces and Places for Young Children's Learning Sept. 30, Nov. 18, & Jan. 20, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office CM001992121402 9 Essential Skills for the Love & Logic Classroom Oct. 5 & 12,...
High school students and their parents are invited to attend the 26th Annual Tri-State College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Marina Center in South Sioux City, Neb. Over 100 post-secondary institutions will be represented. Please look at the attached flyer and visit http://www.nebraskacollegefairs.org to register for a barcode...
Northwest AEA will sponsor a School Nurse Conference: Managing Students with Seizures, Anaphylactic Emergencies and Child Development Trauma on Oct. 25 at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. It is an all-day conference featuring Roxanne Cogil, director of Iowa Epilepsy Services & Epilepsy Foundation; Laura Wheeler, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN,...
Iowa College Aid Fall Regional Workshops College and Career Readiness Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch will be on your own) Iowa College Aid is pleased to offer College and Career Readiness regional workshops to Iowa educators and school staff. The workshops will cover the...
High school and middle school educators who teach Business, Personal Finance, Family and Consumer Sciences, and/or Math, are invited to attend a financial literacy training provided by Northwest AEA and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Please see the attachment for this month's equity training.
Please save the date for an English Language Learners (ELL) Networking Day on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room D at the Sioux City AEA office. Participants will learn about Iowa AEA Online resources, media resources, ELL strategies and Title III updates. Watch for more information...
Through AEA PD Online, your Iowa AEAs now offer four statewide online services. Educators can: • Take facilitated courses for license renewal and/or graduate credit (through our partners Drake, Morningside, and Viterbo) • Access and complete self-paced on-demand trainings and modules • View recordings or participate in live multimedia events...
Note: The articles compiled in this newsletter come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content. Northwest AEA staff did not participate in writing any of these articles and Northwest AEA does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles. A Sandy Hook Parent's Letter to Teachers...
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...