LMEliason Foundation Board presents second gift to AEA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 9, 2019)—While growing up in the Siouxland area, Logan Eliason received hearing services from the Area Education Agency (AEA). Logan passed away a few years ago from cancer at the age of 31. To honor his memory, his family formed a foundation to help fund causes...
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AEA adds sensory floor at Lawton-Bronson Elementary

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 5, 2019)—Students will be getting a little more physical activity at Lawton-Bronson Elementary thanks to a new sensory floor created and installed by Creative Services team members from Northwest AEA. Sensory floors have been gaining more traction lately because of the many physical and mental health...
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Rapid Literacy: April 27 & 28

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 2, 2019)—Do you serve English learners who struggle to decode text at grade level? Decoding is an essential skill, because it is the foundation in which all other reading is built upon. Come hear practical methods to help non-English readers accelerate their literacy in the target...
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Concerns about your child?

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 21, 2019)—Parents or guardians who are concerned about developmental delays of their children are encouraged to contact Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA)'s Early Childhood group at 712-222-6050. The AEA has a team of dedicated professionals specialized in early childhood development who can help parents determine if...
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Monthly English Language Zoom meetings

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 18, 2019)—Northwest AEA's Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Sherri Anderson, and Prairie Lakes's AEA Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Valerie Jergens, are partnering this year to present monthly English Learner Zoom meetings for administrators and educators. The purpose of the meetings will...
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School Mental Health courses offered

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 5, 2019)—Northwest AEA will be offering "School Mental Health" to school district/building teams or staff who are tasked with coaching the implementation of social-emotional behavioral health systems, practices, and supports. There will be three courses offered and staff can register for one, two, or all three...
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Become a certified paraeducator

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—Northwest AEA is offering three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Jan. 6 (Foundations), Feb. 3 (Instructional Supports), and March 2 (Behavioral Supports). The Iowa Department of Education recommends that all school districts encourage their paraeducators to acquire Iowa's voluntary paraeducator...
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Leading Effective Teams & Evaluating Their Impact

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—This course will explore how administrators and teacher leaders can build effective leadership teams focused on building/district continuous improvement processes. There will be an emphasis on how effective teams can create student-centered classrooms and increase student achievement. An additional component of this course will be...
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Teacher-librarian networking series

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—Iowa’s AEAs are again offering Iowa school teacher-librarians the opportunity to network, share ideas and “talk shop.” The “Better Together: Collaborative Conversations” is a series in which an AEA teacher-librarian and a guest expert will facilitate a monthly online discussion about a predetermined topic with...
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Monthly EL Zoom meetings

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 18, 2019)—Northwest AEA's Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Sherri Anderson, and Prairie Lakes's AEA Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Valerie Jergens, are partnering this year to present monthly English Learner Zoom meetings for administrators and educators. The first of these meetings will...
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