Access the Professional Learning Registration System  

Enter a Vita

Everyone teaching a course through Northwest AEA is asked to complete an online Vita through the registration system. New instructors and returning instructors can follow the steps below to enter your vita into the new system.

  • Select Enter Vita in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Select Start Plan  → Click on Vita → Click on edit and enter your information.
  • Save information

Requesting a Course

New instructors must enter a vita to gain access to the Instructor Center in order to propose a course. Returning instructors will have the Instructor Center tab on the menu bar. 

Steps to propose a course

  • Click on the Instructor Center in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Under Course Approval click on Course Projects.
  • Click New, then select instructor-led course →Create Instructor-led Course by completing all fields that are required and any others that are appropriate for your course.
  • When completed, select Create Instructor-led Course.  (You can save as a draft and return to complete later. Note: there must be text in the required fields to save.)


Cost to Participants

Below are the costs for 1 credit:

Credit Type

No Paid Instructor

Paid Instructor

License Renewal



Morningside College



Briar Cliff University



Drake University



Grand View University





Availability/Set Locations should be Iowa and State1. No need to set additional demographics.   Other demographics will be set by the Professional Development Office.


Setting up a Section

Before a course can be approved the section needs to be created.

Creating a section is completed in two steps.

Step 1 - enter information into all required fields and click Save.

Step 2 - add instructor(s), add all class dates and times 

Ignore the other button choices in this step and click Done.


Course Approval Process

Once the course proposal and sections are set up, the course needs to be submitted


Course Naming Conventions

Use the following conventions when proposing a course and section.


Course Title Layout

AEA Abbrev - Course Title    Ex: NW - Fierce Conversations


Section Title Layout

Physical location of class Start Month Year      


Sioux Center NWAEA Sept 2018


*If class location is in school district, use building name


Sioux City East High Aug 2018

Le Mars Middle Aug 2018


Northwest AEA is proud to partner with the graduate programs at Briar Cliff University,  Drake University, Morningside College and Grand View University to offer graduate credit.  


Dr. Judy Sweetman
Educational Consultant/Media Administrator
800/352-9040 Ext. 6088