Better Conversations with Jim Knight

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 1, 2017)—Better Conversations with Jim Knight will be held at WIT in Cherokee on Oct. 17-18. Jim and his colleagues have identified six essential domains (knowledge and skills) that need to be in place for instructional coaches to succeed. When any of these are missing, a...
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Northwest AEA celebrates a century of education in building

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 30, 2017)—Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) held a public celebration, with an ice cream social and tours of its 100-year-old building, to commemorate a century of educational heritage at its Morningside location. The building at 1520 Morningside Avenue in Sioux City was built in 1917 by...
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Implementing English Language Proficiency Standards

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 28, 2017)—English Language teachers, teacher leaders and coaches are invited to attend Implementing English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards on Friday, Sept. 15 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Please see the flyer for English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for more details. ### With offices in Sioux...
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100-Year Celebration at Northwest AEA on Aug. 30

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 23, 2017)—Northwest AEA invites the public to its 100-Year Celebration of the Sioux City AEA building. It will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The building at 1520 Morningside Avenue in Sioux City was built in 1917 by architects Beuttler and...
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Become a certified paraeducator

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2017)—Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons 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, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA if...
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Substitute Authorization classes offered

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2017)—Northwest AEA is approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is the substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a PreK-12th grade classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job...
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TELPA training updated

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 17, 2017)—The TELPA training has been updated for the 2017-2018 school year and is now available on the training system. (https://training.aeapdonline.org). The training is titled TELPA Administration Certification 2017-2018. This is an annual training for those administering this assessment. Districts will find information on how to...
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Former AEA employee receives Buzz Alderin award

Please see an article about Jim Christensen, former Northwest AEA employee, who received the first Educator Award from the Buzz Aldrin ShareSpace Foundation. The article was published in Spencer's The Daily Reporter on Aug. 13, 2017.
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Manny Scott brings message of hope to AEA staff

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 15, 2017)—Manny Scott, who was portrayed in the Freedom Writers movie, was the keynote speaker at the Northwest AEA opening day meeting. He shared his journey from a troubled childhood to finding success because of teachers who reached out to him and gave him hope. He...
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Northwest AEA celebrates 100 years of education at Sioux City building

Northwest AEA celebrates 100 years of education at Sioux City building Public invited for tours and ice cream social SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 30, 2017)— Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) held a public celebration, with an ice cream social and tours of its 100-year-old building, to commemorate a century of...
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