Recommit to EVERY student! First of all, I would like to welcome educators, students and families to the 2017-18 school year! We, in the school business, are fortunate to have two Happy New Year celebrations within a 12-month period. Educators get a chance at the beginning of every school year...
Photo: Kalvin (Kambrie's brother whom she plays school with at home), Katen (Kambrie's mom), Kambrie, AEA speech-language pathologist Lindy Laubenthal, and Mrs. Julie Swenson. Article written by Julie Swenson, kindergarten teacher at Hartley Elementary. Comprehensive Intervention Model, or CIM, training goes beyond the CIM intervention group. As a classroom teacher,...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. Excellence / Mentoring Matters for Beginning Educators 9/5/2017-5/25/2018 Journey to Excellence / Mentoring Matters for Mentors 9/5/2017-5/25/2018 Lau Plan (ELL) Training and Title III Update Sept....
Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA if offering the three courses required...
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 a professional development offering for day one of Iowa Science Standards Module 3. The training will be held in Sioux Center on Oct. 16 and in Sioux City on Oct. 24.
Northwest AEA is approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is the substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a PreK-12th grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment. Eligible participants are persons...
Iowa AEA Online Written by Pam Buysman, Northwest AEA educational/media consultant Even though Area Education Agencies have negotiated new contracts to begin the next cycle of statewide provided resources, there haven’t been many changes. ScienceFlix is the only new resource to students and teachers at Northwest AEA. It is part...
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. Tim Grieves, Chief Administrator 712/222-6001 or 712/722-4378 tgrieves@nwaea.org Cindy Baird, Region...