Northwest AEA provides support to districts and schools in the area of technology infrastructure and provides networking opportunities and support to technology coordinators/directors.
School data networks need to be robust and reliable in order for teaching, learning and administrating to be efficient. If you are experiencing problems with your district or school network, or you are looking to expand or update your existing network, Northwest AEA may be able to help. Experienced agency technology staff members can work with you to evaluate your current network topology and suggest ways to enhance your environment.
One of the essential ways to ensure equitable access to learning is through the easy availability of digital resources. The Iowa AEAs have partnered with Classlink OneClick to provide this service to Iowa school districts.
OneClick is a way to streamline access to AEA Digital Resources and more using a customized dashboard and G Suite login. Easy to implement, this resource gives teachers and students across the state consistent single sign-on access to critical digital resources. Schools have the ability to personalize each district’s content and logos to suit the need of their educators and students. Managed entirely by Iowa AEAs, this resource is also a low-maintenance solution for school administrators. No on-site district management is required to use this free, high-impact resource.
Technology Managed Services
Full managed technology services uniquely partners the agency's digital learning and IT services teams to work with your district and provide you with the vision, integration and technology management that will lead to success.
These services are scalable to provide your district with remote and on-site services when you need them at a cost lower than what you would spend to staff in house. This is a full-service solution that provides management for network infrastructure, device setup, technical support, planning, e-rate, vendors, off-site backup, Google Apps management and more.
Costs for these services are tailored for each district based on the support needed. Contact Bradey Malloy at Northwest AEA for further information.
- Consistent Costs: set monthly cost for all your technology needs. Service scales up as needed, but your cost stays the same.
- Expertise: by using Northwest AEA Full Managed Technology Services you will have access to the level of expertise you need to support your district at a cost that is significantly lower than what you spend in-house.
- Vision: by partnering our IT Services team with our Digital Learning team you will benefit from a unified vision of how your technology infrastructure supports learning. This model will ensure that your technology decisions are educationally sound decisions.
Northwest AEA technology support staff are ready to assist your school with critical cyber security needs and planning. Iowa AEAs have statewide contracts with KnowBe4, providing reduced pricing to schools across the state of Iowa.
Classroom Management Solutions
Iowa AEAs have a partnership with GoGuardian in order to provide discounted pricing for device management in the classroom.
Google Workspace for Education
Google Workspace for Education provides a suite of cloud-based tools to K–12 school districts and has additional enterprise-grade capabilities, such as advanced controls for administrators and enhanced analytics. Northwest AEA technology staff are able to assist your school with deployments and best practice configurations.
For additional information on any of these areas of support, please contact Bradey Malloy at Northwest AEA.