Iowa AEA Online resources supplement classroom learning Iowa AEA Online is a virtual library that provides no-cost access to 14 high-quality, web-based resources for accredited public and non-public PreK-12 schools. Every teacher and student in Iowa has access to these resources, which are provided by Iowa’s AEAs. Access is available...
Abel was diagnosed with autism when his mother was less than three weeks away from their second son’s due date. When Josiah was born, the doctors told the parents that because of Abel’s diagnosis and Josiah’s gender that he, too, had a greater chance of having autism. “When we started...
Join "Practical Strategies for Students with IEPs" on Oct. 3 in Sheldon or Oct. 4 in Sioux City. It is a free event and is hosted by Northwest AEA.
Better Conversations with Jim Knight will be held at WIT in Cherokee on Oct. 17-18. Jim and his colleagues have identified six essential domains (knowledge and skills) that need to be in place for instructional coaches to succeed. When any of these are missing, a coach’s chances for success are...
Please see the attached flyer regarding trainings for "Best Behavior Practices: Basic FBA to BIP."
Please pass this information on to families you know: Are you a person with a disability or a family member or caregiver of someone of any age with a disability? Join a conversation with the Center for Disabilities and Development on Oct. 24 at 6:30 at the Wilbur Aalfs Library...
Please see the video for the upcoming LDA Conference in Sioux City on Oct. 22-23.
Please see the attached information about Northwest AEA's annual conference for school nurses on Oct. 27 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.
Are databases really necessary? Can’t all the information students need be freely found on the web? Learning how to “Google it” or search for information on the Internet is an important skill. However, there are just some things students won’t be able to do or won’t find by just using...
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....
Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) recently welcomed several new employees to the organization: Tyler Youngers taught in the Cherokee and Grinnell school districts before joining Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA) in Des Moines as an instructional technology consultant. He earned his master’s in Instructional Technology from the University of Northern...
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 contact; 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...