Reason #2 – Legislators do not follow the law In trying to understand the lack of commitment to public education in Iowa, my August blog used the “5 Why’s” process to analyze the lack of commitment. The five main reasons that were identified with this process include: 1. Depleted state...
This year, the annual Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) conference is being coordinated by Northwest AEA’s Sue Chartier, educational consultant. The theme this year is, “The CORE Challenge: Building Options and BreakingBarriers.” This focus will assist both urban and rural gifted teachers to tie their efforts to the Iowa Core....
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. NWAEA Media has many resources available to teachers and students on the topic of bullying. Some of the resources are available online while others are physically housed in our lending library. To see a sample of what is available, go to this website: https://goo.gl/Ddc9s3...
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Intentional Teacher: Building Classrooms that Support Learning for All ChildrenEC008899041601 Oct. 1, Nov. 19, 2015 & Apr. 4, 2016 Sheldon Northwest Iowa Comm College Career and Technical Educators: Professional Development...
Northwest AEA will be hosting a Special Education Symposium in three different locations on three different dates. We are hoping that by providing regional opportunities, it will allow our special educators to attend. On October 6, the Special Education Symposium will be held in Sioux City at the NWAEA office....
Northwest AEA will host a conference on Nov. 6 for special education students and their parents and educators about living, learning and working beyond high school. The event will take place at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. Alex Watters will be the keynote speaker. Alex is a...
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are...
Make plans to attend a learning session with Ann Hoffman on Oct. 9 in Sioux City to learn about using video to gather data in order to work with teachers and set measurable, student-focused goals. Ann is a professional development leader for the University of Kansas, Center for Research on...
The Gifted and Talented Academy at Northwest AEA is a professional developmental opportunity for teams of K-12 teachers of gifted education and instructional leaders from individual districts to audit, develop, or improve their written Comprehensive Gifted and Talented Program Plan and programming. Teams will meet throughout the year (Dec. 1,...
School nurses are invtied to attend "School Nurse Bootcamp" on Oct. 23 at Western Iowa Tech Community College and can obtain continuing education credit. Please see the attached brochure for more information.
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!
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. Some media sources require digital access subscriptions....
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...