Centering on Centers: Jan. 24-25

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 13, 2020)—Northwest AEA's 25th Annual Centering on Centers will be held on Jan. 24 & 25, 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux City. This year, we have Doug Clements presenting on Friday, and Brianna Sayre Geiser presenting on Saturday. Doug is known for his...
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Northwest AEA Summer Learning Conference: June 24-25

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 9, 2020)—Northwest AEA will host the First Annual Summer Learning Conference on June 24-25 at Briar Cliff University! This conference will feature keynote speaker Johnathan Mooney, author of the book Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines. Alex Kajitani, the Rappin' Mathematician,...
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New board members elected to Northwest AEA

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 17, 2019)—Welcome to these newly elected board members of Northwest AEA. They were elected by school boards in their respective districts. From left to right: Julie DeGroot, District 7; Patrick Murphy, District 4; Amy Jurrens, District 1; and Henry Jessen, District 5. Julie is a retired...
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LMEliason Foundation Board presents second gift to AEA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 9, 2019)—While growing up in the Siouxland area, Logan Eliason received hearing services from the Area Education Agency (AEA). Logan passed away a few years ago from cancer at the age of 31. To honor his memory, his family formed a foundation to help fund causes...
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AEA adds sensory floor at Lawton-Bronson Elementary

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 5, 2019)—Students will be getting a little more physical activity at Lawton-Bronson Elementary thanks to a new sensory floor created and installed by Creative Services team members from Northwest AEA. Sensory floors have been gaining more traction lately because of the many physical and mental health...
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Rapid Literacy: April 27 & 28

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 2, 2019)—Do you serve English learners who struggle to decode text at grade level? Decoding is an essential skill, because it is the foundation in which all other reading is built upon. Come hear practical methods to help non-English readers accelerate their literacy in the target...
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Concerns about your child?

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 21, 2019)—Parents or guardians who are concerned about developmental delays of their children are encouraged to contact Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA)'s Early Childhood group at 712-222-6050. The AEA has a team of dedicated professionals specialized in early childhood development who can help parents determine if...
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Monthly English Language Zoom meetings

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 18, 2019)—Northwest AEA's Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Sherri Anderson, and Prairie Lakes's AEA Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Valerie Jergens, are partnering this year to present monthly English Learner Zoom meetings for administrators and educators. The purpose of the meetings will...
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School Mental Health courses offered

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 5, 2019)—Northwest AEA will be offering "School Mental Health" to school district/building teams or staff who are tasked with coaching the implementation of social-emotional behavioral health systems, practices, and supports. There will be three courses offered and staff can register for one, two, or all three...
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Become a certified paraeducator

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—Northwest AEA is offering three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Jan. 6 (Foundations), Feb. 3 (Instructional Supports), and March 2 (Behavioral Supports). The Iowa Department of Education recommends that all school districts encourage their paraeducators to acquire Iowa's voluntary paraeducator...
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