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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Leading Effective Teams & Evaluating Their Impact

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—This course will explore how administrators and teacher leaders can build effective leadership teams focused on building/district continuous improvement processes. There will be an emphasis on how effective teams can create student-centered classrooms and increase student achievement. An additional component of this course will be...
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Teacher-librarian networking series

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 24, 2019)—Iowa’s AEAs are again offering Iowa school teacher-librarians the opportunity to network, share ideas and “talk shop.” The “Better Together: Collaborative Conversations” is a series in which an AEA teacher-librarian and a guest expert will facilitate a monthly online discussion about a predetermined topic with...
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Monthly EL Zoom meetings

SIOUX CITY, IA (Oct. 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 first of these meetings will...
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Become a substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 3, 2019)—Northwest AEA is an 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...
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3-day autism training: Oct. 23, 24, and 25

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 13, 2019)—General education teachers, special ed teachers, special ed strategists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents are invited to attend TEACCH Training for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder on Oct. 23, 24, & 25 @NorthwestAEA in Sioux City. Please learn more here: https://drive.google.com/…/1_8kmTl98Mp5ghmiPl2opCgiXnL…/view ### With offices in Sioux...
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Video highlights AEA services for schools and families

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 21, 2019)—A new video was recently released describing Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) services available to schools, administrators and teachers. The video is a good introduction to teachers who are new to education and also serves as a good reminder to veteran educators looking for classroom...
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Van routes announced for 2019-20 school year

SIOUX CITY, IA (Aug. 6, 2019)—Last spring, the Northwest AEA Board of Directors approved to move all print services, creative services, and library circulation materials from the Sioux Center building to the Sioux City building beginning on July 1, 2019. This move allows the AEA to achieve greater efficiencies in...
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