Reason #1 why education funding was reduced In trying to understand the lack of commitment to public education in Iowa, my August blog used the “5 Whys” process to analyze the lack of commitment. The five main reasons that were identified with this process included: Depleted state revenues for Supplemental...
After listening to Jayne Harrington talk about her varied activities as a busy office manager for a bustling daycare, it’s hard to believe this same determined, passionate and positive woman needs help with some basic daily needs, like tying her shoes. Such is the life of this accomplished 36-year-old. Hers...
September 11 Resources: Each month, a topic will be selected and we’ll highlight content that is available in not just the lending library, but in our online resources as well. This month, we’ll look at resources that could be used to help students understand the events of September 11, 2001.
To learn more about professional development opportunities, go to the Northwest AEA website and find "Classes" in the top navigation. Unlocking Complex Texts with Laura RobbWK018460391601 Aug. 13 & 14, 2015 Sioux City Hilton Garden Inn The Project Approach in the Early YearsEC008492121602 Aug. 19, 20, & 21, 2015 Sioux...
Join colleagues this Fall at Fierce Conversations training at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Training will be on Mondays: Sept. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 23 and Dec. 14. Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations – Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time, and the Fierce,...
Make plans to attend a learning session with Ann Hoffman on Oct. 9 in Sioux City to learn about using video to gather data in order to work with teachers and set measurable, student-focused goals. Ann is a professional development leader for the University of Kansas, Center for Research on...
Save the dates for professional development opportunities with Maria Nielsen, who has twice been named a Behavior Initiatives Principal of the Year in Utah and has worked as a teacher and an administrator at every level of K-12 education. She will present: Professional Learning Communities on Sept. 22-24, 2015 Common...
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!
Board terms of five Northwest AEA board members expire in October, and we are happy to announce that all five incumbents are running for re-election. In September, several school districts within Northwest AEA will cast their ballot selecting their representative on our board. District 1 is represented by Keith Zylstra...
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...