New Beginnings Excitement, anticipation, and energy abound at the beginning of each new school year. There is something about starting new, for students and for staff, that makes this time of year special. We have several new faces here at Northwest AEA, including educational consultants, special education consultants, speech language...
When Summer was born in July 2016 with brachial plexus, her parents had no idea what to do or think. Lucky for parents Aleisha and Alex, the hospital staff recommended that they contact Northwest Area Education Agency for help. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals...
Are you having students create more multimedia presentations? Do you want to be able to incorporate music into those presentations but you’re concerned about copyright compliance? Even though it’s technically easy to add music to projects, chances are it may not be legal. General copyright guidelines say 10% of a...
Iowa’s AEAs and AEA Learning Online have been collaborating to move their individual professional learning and licensure registration systems to a statewide professional learning registration system located at https://aealearning.truenorthlogic.com/. The new AEA Professional Learning Registration System has been a highly-anticipated project and is expected to provide users with enhanced content...
To find all professional development opportunities at Northwest AEA, please go to the website and click on "Classes" at the top of the homepage. ESSA Consolidated Application Workshop September 10, 2018 Location: Cherokee WITCC Professional School Counselor Academy September 10, 2018 - April 29, 2019 Location: Sioux City NWAEA Fierce...
Professional development for Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) has been coordinated by the Iowa AEA system for the 2018-19 year. Statewide TLC funds can be used for the following learning opportunities: Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Workshops Building Capacity to Create a Culture of Reflective Practice Student-Centered Coaching Teaching Transparently Please...
K-5 teachers are encouraged to attend the Path to Reading Excellence in School Site (PRESS) training on Oct. 16-17 in Le Mars. PRESS is a framework that structures literacy achievement in grades K-5 within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) context. The primary goal of PRESS is to work with...
Educators are encouraged to save the date for Terrance M. Scott, Ph.D., who will present, "High Probability Strategies for Managing Student Behaviors: Classroom Management and Escalating Behaviors," on Nov. 20 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 8:30 to 3:30. This session will provide an overview of high-probability practices for...
Future Ready Iowa regional summits will bring together key stakeholders in education, business, economic development and community in 10 locations across the state, to create local strategies that ensure all Iowans are future ready. Click here for date and location information.
Green Hills AEA will offer a Collaborative Leadership Institute by Peter DeWitt on Sept. 17 and 18 in Treynor and Dec. 6 and 7 in Creston. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
"Please Pass the Love" will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 at West Middle School in Sioux City from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It is an Iowa Caregivers of Pediatric Behavioral Health Conference hosted by the Sioux City CSD and Junior League of Sioux City. This FREE conference is...
As part of legislation passed during the 2018 session, schools will be required to ensure annual training, one hour in length, of their staff on suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention. These requirements become effective July 1, 2019. Iowa's Area Education Agencies are developing a common online training module that will...
The Iowa legislature has tasked the AEAs to convene a work group that is made up of representation from the Iowa Department of Education, Community Colleges and school districts. This group is examining K-12 online learning opportunities to make recommendations to the legislature on Oct. 15 for: Identifying the current...
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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...