Mental Health. In classrooms, on the playgrounds, and in the hallways we are seeing increasing mental health concerns among our students. More and more teachers and school administrators are seeking ways to address these challenges and connect students to the resources that they need. One of the steps that we...
Trust and the willingness to support team members is absolutely necessary to have a successful team. One Early Childhood team, in particular, has shown how strong their relationships were during this past year as they worked through difficult situations together. The Northwest AEA team of Amanda Bengston, Brenna Franken, Ann...
Iowa AEA Online currently has sixteen resources for teachers to use. Resources support literacy, research and inquiry, and content creation, Some of the resources are extremely popular. BookFlix and TrueFlix from Scholastic are two examples of resources that elementary and middle school teachers use well. Other times, however, it is...
Listening posts are being hosted at locations across Iowa on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds in April. The focus of the listening posts is to understand what children mental health services need to be available locally. The state board will review the Information...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Classroom Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder October 4, 2018 - October 5, 2018 Location: Sioux City NWAEA PRESS Workshop October 16, 2018 - October...
Northwest AEA will be offering more than a dozen professional development opportunities over the next few months for general education teachers, special education teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals for a variety of topics, including: science and literacy coaching reading data math social studies autism, and more. Please see the attached flyers...
Terrence M. Scott, Ph.D., will present "High-Probability Strategies for Managing Student Behaviors: Classroom Management and Escalating Behaviors" on Nov. 20 at the Northwest AEA Sioux City office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Educators who assist students who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are encouraged to attend a free training that will address such topics as: Behavior goal writing and data collection Autism Secondary Transition, and more. "Practical Strategies for Students with IEPs" will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Northwest AEA...
Here is an opportunity to build the capacity of school staff to allow the provision of early behavior support within an MTSS framework and improve skills to support descriptive behavior assessments on FBAs & BIPs for more “complex” behaviors: Option 1) Build the capacity of school staff, to allow the...
Northwest AEA is offering three options for substitute authorization, which allows an individual with a baccalaureate degree to substitute teach in an elementary, middle school, junior high school or high school classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment at a time. Please see this flyer...
Northwest AEA is offering three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Nov. 5, Jan. 7 and March 4. Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator...
Districts and buildings looking for a way to gather data that measures the impact of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) professional development on teacher instruction and student learning may find the Classroom Implementation Profile (CIP) an easy-to-use tool. The purpose of the CIP is to collect evidence that AIW professional development...
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 contact; Liz Determan, communications coordinator, at 800/352-9040, ext. 6003; or any of the following AEA leaders: Dr. Dan Cox, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 dcox@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Regional...