Welcome back! We hope that in the midst of the craziness, you have found some quiet time to reflect and think about how you will make a difference in the lives of so many young people this year. Because of your profession, you are in a position to help children...
Students in some Algebra and Geometry classes at Sioux City West High School were asked to bring M&Ms, Skittles and Tootsie Rolls to class last year. Students thought that "homework" assignment was really sweet, to say the least. Little did they know that their skillful teachers were using these manipulatives...
If you are looking for additional resources to supplement your classroom instruction, please be sure to visit Northwest AEA's online Media Catalog and Iowa AEA Online. Educators are welcome to use materials from the K-12 book library, the professional library, assistive technology, boxed book sets, DVDs, play-aways, Learn360 videos, magazines,...
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. ES001492121301 ESL Face to Face Networking 9/5/2012-9/5/2012 Sioux City Sioux City Office ES001492121302 ESL Face to Face Networking Sept 6, 2012 Sioux Center Sioux Center Office EC001792121301 Observation and Assessment of Young Children Sept. 6, 11, 18,...
ESL teachers, general education, teachers, administrators, instructional coaches and strategists please save the dates of Sept. 5 in Sioux City or Sept. 6 in Sioux Center for an opportunity to join in the "ESL Face-to-Face Networking Day." Topics will include: cultural topics, AMAOs, accommodations on Iowa district-wide assessments, ELL strategies,...
There have been a few changes in the dates for the Investigations and the Deeper Investigations so I just wanted you to know about these ahead of time. A save the date document went out earlier this month and it is attached here, as well. The 1-day Investigations will be...
Northwest AEA is the approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities, including Substitute Authorization. Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are persons who...
Northwest AEA will sponsor three seminars during a Career & Technical Education Summit. The dates are: Oct. 10 - Family Consumer Science & Health Oct. 16 - Business, Marketing & Networking Oct. 17 - Industrial Technology & Agriculture All events will be held at the Le Mars AEA office. Please...
Ed-Tech Notebook: Twitter Bullying Scanner Debuts http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2012/08/edtech_notebook_twitter_bullyi.html Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/08/08/37jobrack_ep.h31.html?tkn=WWXFE%2FnyxPZoxhsyvG379cDRxs8rHYG3oEoH&cmp=clp-edweek Researchers Embark on Long-Term Study of Brain Development http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/08/08/37brain_ep.h31.html?tkn=WONF8u7%2BfUmq3dxfMja5awqXk0xrOXxwiatP&cmp=clp-edweek Goal: End bullying in Iowa schools http://qctimes.com/news/local/goal-end-bullying-in-iowa-schools/article_a3c45b6e-e4e7-11e1-bd2d-001a4bcf887a.html 13 States Adopt 3rd Grade Reading Policies, But Details Vary http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2012/08/a_busy_year_for_states_third-grade_reading_policies.html Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity http://globegazette.com/news/national/study-junk-food-laws-may-help-curb-kids-obesity/article_1ad60d7b-9e11-5387-a396-084bd90dbc6b.html...
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: Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region C...