Eight local schools honored for work on positive school behaviors

(Photographed are Spalding Park representatives from Sioux City receiving their award for PBIS Honor Plus Level with Dr. Ryan Wise.) DES MOINES – Fifty-three schools were honored by the Iowa Department of Education recently for their work implementing a process that promotes good behavior at school, which, in turn, creates...
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Girl with impairments advocates for safety

Broadway Elementary student, Ana Pocasangre, is flagged by her para-professional on the right, Ann Katzer, and on the left is her general education teacher, Jackie Scheuring. Ana Pocasangre is a fifth-grade student at Broadway Elementary in Denison, Iowa, who has proven to be a skilled sales person despite her young...
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AEA van final pick-up dates

If you have materials checked out from Northwest AEA, please be sure to return them before the school year ends. Final pick up dates are attached to this article.
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Competency-Based Education Overview: May 11

Please see the attached flyer regarding a Competency-Based Education Overview to be presented on May 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., on the WIT campus in Cherokee. To Register: https://goo.gl/Mm8Sct
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Area students compete at NASA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 8, 2016)—On March 3, over 90 students from 22 schools in northwest Iowa headed to NASA's Johnson Space Center for the 2016 regional Space Settlement Design Competition that took place March 4-6. Ninety-five students from Iowa, two from South Dakota, and 103 students from Texas completed...
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Our Kids Summer Institute to be held in June

The registration link for Our Kids 2016 Summer Institute is now live. The conference is being held in Waukee on June 16th and 17th. The registration link will be open to the first 400 registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be an Our Kid's pre-conference held this year...
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Free calendar to chart growth for baby's first year

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 5, 2016)—Northwest AEA's Early Childhood staff recently partnered with students from The University of Iowa College of Nursing to create a Growth & Developmental Calendar for a child's first year. The calendar offers a place to include monthly photos of the baby, parental activities and tips,...
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Northwest AEA employee co-presents at national Science conference

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 5, 2016)—Northwest AEA educational consultant Jordan Menning and April Tidwell, STEM program coordinator for Sioux City CSD, recently presented a session at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The session was "Creating A Real-World Experience for All Students in STEM." Menning said,...
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Boy graduates out of therapy

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 1, 2016)—When Luke Vande Griend was two years old, his mom said he would speak only two words. Instead of using words, Luke would point to what he needed or wanted. Concerned with his limited vocabulary, parents Allison and Derek tried to work as best they...
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Iowa Science Standards Summer Institutes: Supporting Classroom Transitions

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 30, 2016)—Since the adoption of Iowa’s new science standards in August 2015, Iowa educators have been engaged in learning about the structure, foundations, and conceptual shifts of the new standards. To launch the second year of our four-year Iowa science standards implementation process, the Iowa Department...
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