Northwest AEA offers class to become short-term substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 10, 2017)—Northwest 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 consecutive days in one...
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Area students participate in Space Settlement Design Competition

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 10, 2017)—Last month, 96 students from 23 different schools in northwest Iowa loaded three charter busses that began the journey to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) near Houston, Texas. These students participated in the annual JSC Space Settlement Design Competition (SSDC) on March 24-26. The 96...
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Students take a stand for History Day

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 5, 2017)—Students from across northwest Iowa recently participated in the annual National History Day competition at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA). The mission of National History Day is "to provide students with opportunities to learn historical content and develop research, thinking and communication skills through the...
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Competency-Based Education meeting: May 10

An informational meeting will be held on May 10 at Northwest AEA in Le Mars from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to learn about Competency-Based Education (CBE). It will be a great day to become familiar with: • Competency-ňáBased Education (CBE) in Iowa • Changes in Chapter 12 to Support...
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AEA honors citizens dedicated to education

Photo: Dr. Bill Withers (right) receives the inaugural Dr. E. Robert Stephens award for his dedication to the Keystone AEA board. DES MOINES, IOWA (April 3, 2017)—Dr. Bill Withers, board member at Keystone Area Education Agency, has been selected to receive the Dr. E. Robert Stephens Award from Iowa’s Area...
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Sioux Center AEA office awards Math Bee winners

Photo: Top 20 individuals at the Sioux Center AEA Sixth Grade Math Bee. Sioux City, Iowa (April 3, 2017)—Here are the results from the AEA’s Sixth Grade Math Bee held in Sioux Center: Sioux Center Christian took 1st place. The team included Tyce Van Beek, Tate Van Regenmorter. Brooklyn Vander...
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6th grade students show skills at Math Bee

Photo: The top 24 6th Grade Math Bee participants are photographed on March 29 at the AEA in Sioux City. SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 29, 2017)—Congrats to all 6th Grade Math Bee participants at the AEA! North Middle Team A was the top team, including: Gretchen Hoffman, Iris Margellos, Rachel...
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What we take for granted

"What we take for granted" was published on March 2, 2017, in The Jefferson Herald. It describes a thankful family's interaction with an AEA.
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Secondary Literacy Symposium: June 20-21

There will be a Secondary Literacy Symposium on June 20-21 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. The Secondary Literacy Symposium will address motivating students to love reading informational and literary text, strategies to improve secondary students' writing skills, and a variety of breakout sessions that will assist teachers in developing...
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