PBIS Forum: March 13

Curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? Eager to learn more about the practical application of evidenced-based practices that have been shown to improve academic and behavioral outcomes in schools? Want to learn the latest updates and tools to use when implementing PBIS, as well...
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Become a certified paraeducator

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 15, 2018)—Anyone who is interested in becoming a certified paraeducator is invited to enroll in training that will take place on June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6, 2018. Please see the attached flyer for more information. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee,...
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Join the Autism Symposium in June

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 6, 2018)—Northwest AEA, the Siouxland Autism Support Group and the Family Educator Partnership will host the Autism Symposium on June 7 and 8 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. The training will focus on strategies for students of all ages in the areas...
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New Statewide AEA PD Registration System is on the Horizon!

Iowa’s AEAs and AEA Learning Online have been collaborating to move our individual professional development and licensure registration systems to a statewide professional learning registration system. Having one registration system will provide participants with a much larger offering of professional learning activities through a statewide catalog. It also creates greater...
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Sgt. Bluff-Luton honored by BOE for breaking barriers

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers DES MOINES – Five Iowa schools were honored today by the State Board of Education for their work to raise achievement among groups of students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created...
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Substitute teacher training offered

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 8, 2018)— Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five...
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Changes to Northwest AEA special education regions

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 2, 2018)—A structural change was made in special education at Northwest AEA effective January 1, 2018. This change involves reducing the number of regions and regional facilitators at the AEA from six to five, and renumbering/renaming the regions. This single transition will create the least disruption...
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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 by Iowa’s AEAs. Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the work of the...
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Northwest AEA employees part of a 'Christmas miracle' for deployed airmen

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 18, 2017)—Northwest AEA employees donated very generously to help pay for postage to send Christmas care packages to deployed airmen of the 185th Refueling Wing. Judy Turner, early childhood special education nurse/consultant, and Terri Porter, speech-language pathologist, coordinated the efforts of gathering money and presenting it...
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December issue of Connections

The December issue of Connections: Welcome to Connections! Northwest AEA success: Family-centered approach brings skills into everyday routines Upcoming professional development Dec. 4: Screening of "Resilience" Dec. 5-6: Autism Training Northwest AEA resources: Looking for lesson plan ideas? Try the Flixes Headlines in the News Do you need extra assistance...
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