Improve behaviors at your school: Join the PBIS Forum on March 17

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 13, 2020)—Any schools served by Northwest AEA who are interested in implementing Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) or school that use PBIS are invited to join in a forum at the AEA in Sioux City on March 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Participants...
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Dates added for Youth Mental Health First Aid

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 3, 2020)—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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Connecting Math and Literacy training

Dear Educators. We are so excited to be hosting "Connecting Math and Literacy: Get Students Reading, Writing and Speaking in Math Class for Grades 3-12" with Alex Kajitani this spring. The strategies Mr. Kajitani shares are good for all students, especially at-risk and English Learners. Attached is a flyer with...
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Standard Response Protocol Training: May 11

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 28, 2020)—There is an extremely exciting opportunity coming to Northwest AEA! John-Michael Keyes, founder of the I Love U Guys foundation, will be providing in-person training to teams responding to crisis using the Standard Response Protocol. John-Michael is a phenomenal presenter and this information is so...
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Save the Date for the Iowa Learning Academy: June 9-12, 2020

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 28, 2020)—Please save the date for the first annual Iowa Learning Academy (ILA) on June 9-12, 2020 at the Iowa Events Center. Formerly the Special Education Symposium and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) June Institute, the ILA is designed to align statewide efforts to better...
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Identifying and Teaching Gifted English Learners

Dear Educators, We are pleased to inform you Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA are partnering to bring Nilda Aquirre back to our area. She will be presenting a workshop called "Identifying and Teaching Gifted English Learners" on April 7th and 8th, 2020 at King's Pointe in Storm Lake. For...
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Autism training featuring classroom strategies

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 20, 2020)—Northwest AEA will hold "Classroom Strategies for Students with ASD" on March 10 and 11 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Sioux City location. The training will focus on strategies to help students with autism thrive in K-12 general education classrooms. This course...
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Iowa’s AEAs seek nominations for annual awards recognition

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to education and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs)? Please take a few minutes to nominate this person for recognition! Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the work of Iowa’s AEAs. To submit...
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Become a substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 16, 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, which allows an individual to substitute in a Pre-K-12th grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment....
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Success story: HMS team uses 'exceptional collaboration' for student

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 14, 2020)—Exceptional collaboration is a characteristic of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS) Elementary located within the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) territory. The HMS team is innovative, creative, willing to step outside-of-the-box, and care for the students in their school. In particular, the HMS team has developed a very...
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