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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Become a substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 3, 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 PreK-12th grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one...
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3-day autism training: Oct. 23, 24, and 25

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 13, 2019)—General education teachers, special ed teachers, special ed strategists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents are invited to attend TEACCH Training for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder on Oct. 23, 24, & 25 @NorthwestAEA in Sioux City. Please learn more here:…/1_8kmTl98Mp5ghmiPl2opCgiXnL…/view ### With offices in Sioux...
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Eight dates added for Youth Mental Health First Aid

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 27, 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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Video highlights AEA services for schools and families

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2019)—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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Van routes announced for 2019-20 school year

SIOUX CITY, IA (Aug. 6, 2019)—Last spring, the Northwest AEA Board of Directors approved to move all print services, creative services, and library circulation materials from the Sioux Center building to the Sioux City building beginning on July 1, 2019. This move allows the AEA to achieve greater efficiencies in...
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Certified paraeducator training begins in September

SIOUX CITY, IA (Aug. 6, 2019)—Northwest AEA will offer three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Sept. 9, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4. Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through...
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Reaching students with interrupted or minimal education

SIOUX CITY, IA (Aug. 6, 2019)—Northwest AEA will hold a training ideal for instructional coaches, administrators, ESL/LIEP teachers, general education teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, and more! "Boosting Achievement for SIFE: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education" will be presented face-to-face by Carol Salva, a Seidlitz Education consultant,...
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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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