Identifying and Teaching Gifted English Learners

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 11, 2021)—Northwest AEA is bringing Nilda Aquirre back to our area. She will be presenting a virtual workshop called "Identifying and Teaching Gifted English Learners" on March 10th and 11th. For more information see the attached flyer. Please share this information with educators in your district....
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Training: Observation and Assessment of Young Children

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 8, 2021)—Northwest AEA will host "Observation and Assessment of Young Children" virtually beginning on Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. This class will take an in-depth look at observation and assessment in the early childhood classroom. It is designed for anyone who works with preschool-aged children including...
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Paraeducator certification training offered

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 8, 2021)—Northwest AEA will offer paraeducator certification beginning on Feb. 1. Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law,...
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Introduction to mindfulness, movement and social emotional learning

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 8, 2021)—Northwest AEA will hold a virtual Move Mindfully Foundation Training on Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During this interactive online training, learn how to integrate simple breathing exercises, yoga-based movement, and social-emotional skill building activities into your environment. Educators, social workers, and...
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Website designed to help Iowans with mental health needs

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 11, 2021)—Mental health professionals from Iowa’s nine AEAs recently collaborated to create a website for Iowans who are searching for mental health assistance. The website at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org came from a request by the state legislature to help educators, parents, and students navigate resources related to mental...
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Learn how SDI fits into MTSS

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 15, 2020)—Northwest AEA will host "The Road to Success is Paved with Evidence-Based Practice" to help educators understand how Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) fits into Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). Six 45-minute sessions will be offered in January to learn how to put evidence-based practices into...
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Math and Science teachers to get CK-12 certified

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 9, 2020)—CK-12 is a website that specializes in open-source “Flex- books”—online “textbooks” that can be modified to suit the teachers' and students’ needs. Most of CK-12’s content is geared toward the science and math disciplines. CK-12 has recently undergone upgrades to include new simulations and adaptive...
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Summer Learning Conference: June 16 & 17

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 17, 2020)—Northwest AEA will host two days of teacher learning on June 16 and 17 virtually. Last year's conference was canceled due to COVID. This year's conference will happen, pandemic or no pandemic. The keynote speakers include Jonathon Mooney and Alex Kajitani. Mooney is the author...
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Crucial Accountability training begins Feb. 25

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 1, 2020)—Based on the book Crucial Accountability by Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, and Swtizler, this training teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make...
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Teachers: Sign up for virtual History Day event

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 24, 2020)—Northwest AEA is hosting its annual Sergeant Floyd History Day regional competition virtually on Feb. 25. The theme for the national contest is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." Registration opens on Jan. 11, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If...
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