80% and +2: Don’t always believe the media hype! I had the opportunity this fall to visit many of the schools in northwest Iowa as they began their school year. One of the stories that I shared with educators across the region was about our Secretary of Education, Arnie Duncan....
Mr. Josh Malenosky is pictured with Jacob Fortenberry, one of his students from Boyden-Hull High School, at Heritage Village during a field trip to Sioux Center last month. Jacob Fortenberry and his teachers have reason to raise their flag of success daily. Jacob is a ninth-grade student at Boyden-Hull who...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. EC005092121501 Every Child Reads: Follow-up Training Sept 17, Oct. 15, & Nov. 12, 2014 Sioux City Sioux City Office FA017460391502 Advanced Digital Photography Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16,...
Iowa’s AEAs and the Iowa Department of Education announce the opening of a new virtual community to support the Teacher Leadership and Compensation system. The purpose of this site is to bring teacher leaders and administrators across the state together to access resources and learning opportunities and to collaborate as...
Parents of sophomore, junior and senior students are encouraged to attend the 28th Annual Tri-State College Fair on Oct. 5 from 12:30-3 p.m., at the Marina Center in South Sioux City. Please see the attached flyer about the event and visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode...
Elliot Washor, co-founder of Big Picture Learning and the Met School in Providence, Rhode Island, and Carlos Morena, national director of Big Picture Learning, will lead a full-day session on student engagement. This learning is planned from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Look...
The 2014 School Nurse Conference titled, "Managing Students with Asthma, School Safety and School Nurse Case Studies," will be held at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City on Oct. 24 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speakers include Laura Wheeler, epinephrine resource school nurse for Iowa; Chad Sheehan,...
Northwest AEA will not be holding Iowa Core Leadership Team sessions this year. The instructional coach for each school will assist in implementation at the school level. We also strongly encourage attendance at the Iowa Core Investigations and Deeper Investigations sessions. These sessions will allow teachers to develop a deeper...
It’s Harvest time. The Educational Services Division at Northwest AEA is making plans to publish the 37th edition of Harvest. We are looking forward to seeing your students’ writing and artwork. We will be providing a free copy of Harvest to each student in the publication. A PDF of the...
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. Actually, public education is getting better, not...
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: Dr. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...