Our Kids Summer Institute

The 14th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute for educators and administrators of English learners will be held on June 12-13 at North Polk High School. Pre-K through 12 educators will have the opportunity to network with other educational professionals, discover new strategies for working with English language learners in Iowa...
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Data-Driven Dialogue: April 19-20

Bruce Wellman, co-author of Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide to Collaborative Inquiry, will present at WIT in Cherokee on April 19 and 20. He will focus on honing practical tools for discovering assumptions, promoting data-focused inquiry, and developing shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions. Please see the attached...
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TICL Conference: June 11-12

The annual TICL Conference (Technology Integration and Instruction for the 21st Century Learner) will be held June 11 & 12, 2018. The keynote speaker, Eric Curts, will motivate you to refresh your teaching techniques and enrich your students' learning using the latest technologies. Please see this flyer for more information
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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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