Two careers to emulate and inspire During the Sept. 19, 2016, Northwest AEA board meeting, it struck me as to what a remarkable job two Northwest AEA employees have done for our agency. For Wayne Hess, CFO, it was his last board meeting at the AEA, ending a 39-year career....
From time to time, the staff and/or supervisors at Northwest AEA receive very nice comments about the success of those whom we serve and the difference our employees make. Here is one such note from Tim Snyder, elementary principal at West Lyon CSD: "I just got out of an IEP...
(See their photos are attached here) Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) recently welcomed several new employees to the organization: Jill Bisenius earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Morningside College. She had eight years of experience in graphic design prior to coming to the AEA. Jill will...
Google Drive and NWAEA Online Resources About six weeks ago, representatives from our Iowa AEA Online resources shared some of the new features of their products. If I had to consider the one commonality of many of the resources, it would be the ability they now provide to download their...
Oct 4 - Nov 1 Observation & Assessment of Young Children Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Oct 4 Journey to Excellence Year 1 Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Oct 6 Mandt Recertification Location: Sioux CIty NWAEA Oct 6 Journey to Excellence Year 2 Location: Sioux CIty...
Iowa’s nine AEAs and AEA PD Online have been collaborating to move our individual professional development/licensure programs to a statewide system, beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Having one system will provide participants with a much larger offering of professional development activities through a statewide catalog. It also creates greater equity and...
There has been some confusion on which trainings are needed for this school year. The link below from Rob Brookhart (rbrookhart@aeapdonline.org) will provide you with the list that is available and those that will be coming out later this year. Link for Title III/ELL trainings list
A training will be held for the Module 2 Iowa Science Standards: Classroom Transitions. A training will be held in Sioux Center on Oct. 25 and one in Sioux City on Oct. 28. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Administrators and instructional coaches are invited to attend, "Principals and Instructional Coaches Working Together Using Strengths-Based Coaching to Build Teacher Capacity in a TLC Framework." There are separate dates for administrators and coaches. The presentations will be made at Boulders Event Center in Holstein. Please see the flyer for more...
John Hattie’s work has fundamentally changed what we know about what works in education. Through a partnership with Corwin, Heartland AEA is pleased to bring the Visible Learning Institute to Iowa's schools. The Visible Learning Plus program includes a three-part foundational series of seminars in which participants learn about Hattie’s...
Iowa Department of Education leaders will hit the road this fall as part of a statewide tour to gather public input as they develop a plan to meet the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and will be fully...
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 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...