Students apply critical thinking to History Day projects

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 30, 2016)—Area middle and high school students participated in the National History Day competition on March 23 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. This year's theme was, "Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History." According to the National History Day website the mission of the event is...
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Two employees recognized as Women of Excellence

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 23, 2016)—Two employees from Northwest AEA were nominated as part of the 32nd annual Women of Excellence recognition banquet on March 22. The event recognizes leadership, character and accomplishments. It is a fundraiser for Women Aware. Sally Hartley, early childhood special education teacher and consultant, was...
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Area students compete in National History Day at Northwest AEA

Pictured is Haley Rice from Hinton CSD. She was a participant in the National History Day competition. SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 23, 2016)—Northwest AEA hosted National History Day on March 23 for area students. This year's theme was "Exploration, Encounter & Exchange in History." The mission of National History Day...
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Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Forum: March 15

Curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? Anxious 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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Northwest AEA employee published as author on autism study

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 25, 2016)—Jan Turbes, challenging behaviors consultant, was published as an author on the Strider Study, which she worked on this past summer. The study is titled, "Incorporating a Pedal-less Bicycle Curriculum into a K–5th Grade After-school Program to Improve Stability for ASD Children." The final outcomes...
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Autism Training featuring Classroom Strategies: April 5 & 6

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 25, 2016)—Northwest AEA will offer a two-day autism training called "Classroom Strategies for Students with ASD" on April 5 and 6 in the Sioux City office from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This training will focus on strategies to help students with autism thrive in K-12...
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Siouxland Autism Support Group offers scholarships

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 25, 2016)—The Siouxland Autism Support Group will offer two $1,000 scholarships to college-bound students with autism who reside in the greater Sioux City region. Here are some details: Purpose • To award scholarship to college-bound students with autism residing in the greater Sioux City region. •...
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Leadership Series: Time Management Essentials

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 24, 2016)—Participants interested in credit for Leadership Series: Time Management Essentials can register on the AEA website just like you are registering for a "catalog" class. Go to this website, http://www.nwaea.org. On the left side of the page select the link for Search for Professional Development...
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Substitute Authorization class offered in March

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 15, 2016)—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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