Video highlights AEA services for schools and families

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2018)—A new video was recently released describing Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) services available to schools, administrators and teachers. The video is a good introduction to teachers who are new to education and also serves as a good reminder to veteran educators looking for classroom...
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K-12 online learning survey

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2018)—The Iowa legislature has tasked the AEAs to convene a work group that is made up of representation from the Iowa Department of Education, Community Colleges and school districts. This group is examining K-12 online learning opportunities to make recommendations to the legislature on Oct....
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Resource for suicide prevention

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2018)—As part of legislation passed during the 2018 session, schools will be required to ensure annual training, one hour in length, of their staff on suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention. These requirements become effective July 1, 2019. Iowa's Area Education Agencies are developing a common...
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Northwest AEA staff encouraged to be 'Awkwardly Awesome'

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 20, 2018)—The staff of Northwest AEA was welcomed back on Aug. 14 with an "Awkwardly Awesome" theme and presentation by author and TEDx speaker, Jason Freeman. His message reminded staff to embrace imperfection and to never give up on students. Jason, who has cerebral palsy, said...
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FAST Math and Behavior webinar training

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 13, 2018)—Training begins in August for districts and schools that signed up to use the FASTBridge behavior and math assessments suite in 2018-19. Please see the attached flyer for more information. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest...
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TLC learning opportunities for 2018-19

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 6, 2018)—Professional development for Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) has been coordinated by the Iowa AEA system for the 2018-19 year. Statewide TLC funds can be used for the following learning opportunities: Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Workshops Building Capacity to Create a Culture of Reflective Practice...
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PRESS workshop on Oct. 16-17

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 26, 2018)—K-5 teachers are encouraged to attend the Path to Reading Excellence in School Site (PRESS) training on Oct. 16-17 in Le Mars. PRESS is a framework that structures literacy achievement in grades K-5 within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) context. The primary goal of...
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Session will focus on managing student behaviors

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 19, 2018)—Educators are encouraged to save the date for Terrance M. Scott, Ph.D., who will present, "High Probability Strategies for Managing Student Behaviors: Classroom Management and Escalating Behaviors," on Nov. 20 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 8:30 to 3:30. This session will provide an...
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Fortieth edition of Harvest student publication

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 17, 2018)—Congrats to all of the students who were selected to be published in the 40th edition of Northwest AEA's "Harvest" student publication. Thank you to Junior League of Sioux City for providing a grant so that these books could be printed and distributed to each...
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