Happy New Year! We are so fortunate being educators because we get to celebrate the "New Year" twice each year! The start of the school year is known in many circles as the "second" new year. Truly, we do have an opportunity to start anew with the start of each...
Ten northwest Iowa students were part of an elite group invited this past summer to participate in the International Space Settlement Design Competition (SSDC) at Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida. The 10 students were part of the winning team at the regional SSDC held last March at Johnson Space...
Educators, parents, healthcare providers, students and community members are encouraged to explore Northwest AEA's newly re-designed website to learn about and access the agency's services. The redesign was complete in July, just in time for the 2014-15 school year. Liz Determan, communications coordinator, initiated the new site design after reviewing...
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 and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Aug 26 Mandt Recertification Aug 29 - Oct 24 Early Childhood PBIS Ages 3-5 Sep 6 - Sep 27 Read Up: K-8 Teachers Learn, Share, and Talk Books Sep 15...
Northwest AEA will hold an Iowa English Language Development Assessment (I-ELDA) Data Dig Session and an English Language Learners (ELL) Networking Day on Sept. 8 at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Objectives include: 1) exploring data team process using data for ELL students, 2)...
Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is the substitute authorization. The substitute authorization program allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one...
Northwest AEA will be offering two classes in the near future to support students with autism. Please review the classes and descriptions prior to signing up for the classes. Classroom Strategies to Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Dates: September 22 & September 23 To Register: Go to www.nwaea.org/ Go...
The vision for the Iowa Core is to ensure the success of each and every student by providing a world-class curriculum. The Iowa Core is designed to improve student achievement of all students, preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning. It identifies the essential content and instruction...
The Connecting Creativity series is a learning quest designed with concept and content convergence in mind, supported by meaningful technology integration. Each Connecting Creativity concept is designed so teachers can repurpose the idea to meet the needs of their students and the needs of their curriculum goals. The series will...
Lead teams that would like to deepen their learning related to the AIW instructional standards of Higher Order Thinking (HOT) and Substantive Conversation are invited to join a cohort on Oct. 17, Dec. 8 and Feb. 27. There is a minimum of two participants per district (minimum of one classroom...
Districts and buildings looking for a way to gather data that measures the impact of AIW professional development on teacher instructions and student learning may find the CIP as an easy tool to use. The purpose of the CIP is to collect evidence that AIW professional development is being implemented...
Elliot Washor, co-founder of Big Picture Learning and the Met School in Providence, Rhode Island, and Carlos Morena, CARLOS MORENO, national director of Big Picture Learning, will lead a full-day session on student engagement. This learning is planned from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Buena Vista University in Storm...
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. Five trends to look for this school...
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...