English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) trainings

ELPA 21 Trainings: The Department of Education (IDE) will provide training for tech coordinators, test coordinators, and test administrators with a series of webinars for English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). They are also providing a test administration certification module for teachers. *** Please NOTE the assessment training is two-pronged.*** The...
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EL Bridge Online Workshop Information Sheet

What is the EL Bridge Online Workshop all about? The EL Bridge Online Workshop, offered by the College of Education at the University of Iowa, is designed to help you, a math, science, or special education teacher, to develop your skills in addressing the needs of English Learners (ELs). This...
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English Language Proficiency Standards updated

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 14, 2016)—A new set of English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards have been adopted by the Iowa State Board of Education for grades K-12. These standards are categorized in K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands. These new standards correspond to knowledge about language and the...
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Three-day English learner professional development offered

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 12, 2016)—Special education strategists, educators, administrators and teachers who serve English Learners are invited to attend a three-day professional development seminar on Feb. 2, 9 and 11 in Sioux City. One license renewal credit is available by attending all three days. Participants will learn about English...
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School administrators invited to attend Special Education seminar

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 12, 2016)—Northwest AEA will hold Special Education seminars in various locations throughout the month of January. School administrators are invited to learn about: Out of State / Out of District Placements Consultation, Consultative, Consultant Services Weighted Matrix & ParaProfessional Services (TA/PP) Job Corps – School or...
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ELA mini conferences set in December and April

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 12, 2015)—On Dec. 17 and April 15, these ELA mini conferences will include time for networking as well as breakout sessions: * Common Formative Assessments * Unpacking Standards * University of Kansas Strategies * Unpacking Complex Texts Please see the flyer for more details. ### With...
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Centering on Centers: Jan. 29 & 30

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 20, 2015)—The 21st Annual Centering on Centers Conference will take place on Jan. 29 and 30 at the Sioux City Convention Center. This year's theme for the early childhood event is, "Celebrate Childhood." Please see the attached brochure for more details.
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Tips for parents sent via text

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 20, 2015)—A new partnership between Prairie Lakes AEA and Northwest AEA offers parents, caregivers, families, the opportunity to receive text messages with quick and easy ideas about how to increase their child’s early language and literacy skills. The TIPS for Tots targets toddlers between 18-36 months,...
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Next Generation Science Standards professional development

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 17, 2015)—Iowa adopted the performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards as the new Iowa Science Standards. These performance expectations focus on three-dimensional learning and each performance expectation includes a practice, a cross-cutting concept and a disciplinary core idea. Target Audience: K-12 science teachers, administrators,...
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Northwest AEA website can be viewed in many languages

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 10, 2015)—The Northwest AEA website is now available to view in dozens of languages. This was done as a recommendation from the Equity Committee so that (mostly) our Spanish-speaking friends could read about our services. But we now also offer everything from Swahili and Irish to...
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