Youth Mental Health First Aid sessions

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 7, 2018)—Youth Mental Health First Aid will be offered by Northwest AEA nine times from January through May ow.ly/Q63x30mUexy 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...
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Vocabulary.com webinar: Dec. 17

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 7, 2018)—Teachers are invited to participate in a Vocabulary.com webinar on Dec. 17 from 3:45-4:15. Northwest AEA currently provides Vocabulary.com for all schools in the region. For those schools and teachers who aren't familiar with this resource, we are having a half hour webinar on December...
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Intro to Project Based Learning

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 4, 2018)—A workshop that is focused on constructing authentic learning for students using Buck Institute's new Gold Standards for Project Based Learning (PBL) will be held on Jan. 8 and 9 at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) in Sioux City. The "Introduction to Project Based Learning"...
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Complex FBA and BIP training

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 29, 2018)—Northwest AEA will host trainings titled, "Complex Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning" for special education teachers, general education teachers, behavior coaches, and others beginning on Jan. 16. Please see the attached flyer for more details. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center,...
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Educator input needed - Iowa AEA customer survey

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 27, 2018)—Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEA) are administering a survey to local school administrators and teachers to better understand stakeholder awareness of and satisfaction with AEA services. We hope that you will participate in this survey, as your feedback is critical to ensuring that Iowa's AEAs...
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Northwest AEA to support school mental health needs

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 26, 2018)—Northwest AEA is expanding behavior support for schools by adding a new position this year, that of Mental Health Coordinator. Jennifer Collins at Northwest AEA has held the position of PBIS Coordinator for more than five years and recently accepted this new position pending board...
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Northwest AEA participates in STEM event

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 9, 2018)—Jordan Menning, educational consultant, (left) assisted at the Northwest Iowa STEM festival at the MakerSpace in Sioux City on Nov. 8. Nearly 600 students and community members participated in the MakerSpace STEM Festival between the afternoon and evening sessions. The goal was to allow all...
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Many ICLC conference awards go to local educators

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 9, 2018)—The 2018 Iowa Culture and Language Conference (ICLC) was held November 5-7 in Coralville, Iowa. Each year during the conference, an opportunity is taken to recognize individuals—here in Iowa—who are positively impacting the lives of our English Learners. Awards are presented to individuals in four...
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Harvest entries being accepted

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 23, 2018)—Northwest AEA is accepting entries for the 41st annual "Harvest" publication of student artwork and writing. Entries will be accepted through Dec. 21, 2018. Please see the guidelines for submitting here. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa,...
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Trauma-responsive schools training: Nov. 2 & 3

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 19, 2018)—Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes you to attend a conference focused on creating a trauma-responsive school. The conference will be held Nov. 2 & 3 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. A trauma-responsive school is a safe and respectful environment that enables students to build...
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