Building Strong Brains: Trauma informed care curriculum

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 13, 2019)—Building Strong Brains is a trauma-informed care curriculum supported by the Iowa Department of Education. The material consists of four professional learning modules in the areas of brain architecture, toxic stress, relationship and resiliency, and self-care. Each module includes brain-aligned strategies to meet student needs...
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Really Great Reading workshop

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 13, 2019)—Teachers who are considering Countdown, Blast, or HD Word are invited to attend Northwest AEA's Really Great Reading Implementation Workshop on Sept. 24-26 at the AEA office in Le Mars from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This fact-filled, activity-driven, and hands-on training will help teachers:...
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Evaluator Approval training this fall

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 13, 2019)—Northwest AEA has three courses available this fall that have been accepted by the Department of Education as Evaluator Approval courses. Each course is its own, separate two-credit course with a different focus. No pre-requisites are required. Read a little about each course below and...
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Become a substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 10, 2019)—Northwest AEA is an 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 Pre-K through twelvth grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days...
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Summer dates added for Youth Mental Health First Aid

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 31, 2019)—Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent...
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CISS conference canceled

SIOUX CITY, IA (June 6, 2019)—***June 6, 2019 UPDATE*** Due to low registrations, the 2019 CISS conference has been canceled. It was scheduled in Sioux City on June 17 and 18. We hope to bring the conference back next year with a robust line-up. We apologize for any inconvenience this...
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Northwest AEA honors Friends of Preschool award winners

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 16, 2019)—Northwest AEA honored Marla Skadburg and Pablo Chapa for their efforts of going above and beyond to help area families and/or preschool children. The 35th Annual Friends of Preschool Award ceremony was held on May 15 in Sioux City. Mr. Chapa was nominated by Staci...
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Classes for paraeducator certification

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 16, 2019)—Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person 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. All coursework...
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Annual Summit on School Climate and Culture: Aug. 12-13

Des Moines Public Schools presents the 4th Annual Summit on School Climate and Culture, Aug. 12-13, 2019. The Summit is designed help educators improve school climate and culture through professional development, skill building and application of best practices and research. This event will allow educators to engage with leading experts...
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Some AEA employee phone numbers change

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 7, 2019)—Northwest AEA recently switched phone systems, which changed some employee direct phone numbers. The general phone number for the AEA remains the same at (712)222-6000 or (800)352-9040. If you are looking for a specific staff person, please use the the AEA Staff Directory on the...
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