Online learning PD opportunities for teachers available

SIOUX CITY, IA (Aug. 5, 2020)—Iowa’s Area Education Agencies have collaborated to generate multiple professional development opportunities and resources that support appropriate instructional pedagogy for teaching in the online environment. The deliverables include varied formats for independent learning, district facilitated learning or learning in collaboration with an AEA partner. This...
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Leadership promotions at the AEA

SIOUX CITY, IA (July 1, 2020)—Effective July 1, four familiar faces will be in new roles at Northwest Area Education Agency as we welcome a new director of special education, two new regional administrators, and a new early childhood facilitator. These leaders can be viewed on this new Northwest AEA...
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New directors elected to Northwest AEA Board

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 25, 2020)— Four northwest Iowa citizens were recently elected to the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) board: Amy Jurrens, District 1; Patrick Murphy, District 4; Henry Jessen, District 5; and Julie DeGroot, District 7. By state law, members of AEA boards represent geographic areas known as...
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Paraeducator training offered virtually this summer

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 21, 2020)—Northwest AEA will offer training for becoming a paraeducator via Zoom this summer on June 9, July 14, and Aug. 11. Please see the flyer for more details here. Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person can obtain in-depth training and be recognized...
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Northwest AEA's PBIS Person of the Year: Nichole Zoeller, Irving Elementary School

SIOUX CITY, IA (May 14, 2020)—Nichole Zoeller from Irving Elementary in Sioux City was chosen as Northwest AEA's PBIS Person of the Year. Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework. PBIS/MTSS is an every-education decision-making framework that addresses the “whole child,” and attends to...
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Rapid Literacy rescheduled for October

SIOUX CITY, IA (April 20, 2020)—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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Summer Learning Conference postponed until June 2021

SIOUX CITY, IA (April 20, 2020)—**UPDATE** After much consideration and with regret, we have decided to postpone Northwest AEA's 2020 Summer Learning Conference until June 2021. We are working with our terrific keynote speakers to have them present in 2021. Refunds will be issued to those who already registered. Please...
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Northwest AEA staff available during COVID

Northwest AEA is dedicated to supporting our district partners during these unprecedented times. We are using this site as an information hub to archive resources, information and guidance related to our collective response to COVID-19. While all Northwest AEA buildings are closed, AEA employees are available and working from home....
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Notification of Collective Bargaining for APSA and PSA

Notification of Collective Bargaining for APSA This is a notice that a meeting has been set for Northwest AEA to offer the opening proposal for 2020-2021 to the Northwest AEA Associate Professional Staff Association. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 4:45p.m. As a result of...
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Notification of collective bargaining

Notification of Collective Bargaining for APSA This is a notice that a meeting has been set to receive the opening proposal for 2020-2021 from the Northwest AEA Associate Professional Staff Association. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 4:45p.m. As a result of the Covid-19 Virus,...
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