15th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 15th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute For ALL PK-12 Educators who Support English Learners June 18-19, 2019 DMACC FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa Register Information can be found at this link: Registration Information Come get inspired PK-12 educators will have the...
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Hanover Research releases survey results regarding Iowa’s AEA system

Hanover Research releases survey results regarding Iowa’s AEA system Behavioral and mental health services identified as areas of concern Johnston, IA (April 9, 2019)—Hanover Research, a global market research and analytics firm, recently released results of an independent survey of Iowa’s educators regarding the services of Iowa’s Area Education Agency...
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Mental wellness festival

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 5, 2019)—The Sioux City Community School District Project AWARE District Youth Team is hosting the 2nd Annual Mental Wellness Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spalding Park Elementary. Northwest AEA will be a participating partner. The event is free and...
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PBIS efforts in Northwest AEA recognized

SIOUX CITY, IA (March 12, 2019)—Eighteen schools within the Northwest AEA territory were recently recognized for their Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts by the Iowa Department of Education (DE). Out of the eight schools that reached "Paramount" status throughout the entire state, six were from the Northwest AEA...
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Reading Recovery success!

Written by Loyla Renfeld, the Reading Recovery teacher at Loess Hills Elementary in Sioux City. Photo: Saron with all of her teachers at Loess Hills, including: Back row (left to right): Damon Clayborne (ELL teacher), Beth Hanna (speech pathologist), Veronica Arellano (first grade classroom teacher). Front row: Saron and Loyla...
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Collaborative Instruction Summer Symposium: June 17-18

SIOUX CITY, IA (May 31, 2019)—Northwest AEA will hold the Collaborative Instruction Summer Symposium on June 17-18 in Sioux City. This conference is a combination of the former Northwest AEA Literacy Symposiums and the TICL conference held in June of each year. The conference has been reimagined and will be...
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David Ludwig named executive director for Iowa's AEAs

JOHNSTON, IA (Feb. 22, 2019)—Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEA) have selected David Ludwig to be the system’s next Executive Director. Ludwig has over 30 years of experience as a school administrator in Nebraska, with the past five years serving as the State Executive Director for the Educational Service Unit Coordinating...
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Northwest AEA offers class to become short-term substitute teacher

Northwest AEA offers class to become short-term substitute teacher AEA is approved provider for state-recognized certification program SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 14, 2019)— Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute...
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Iowa Leadership Academy

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 11, 2019)—Iowa's Area Education Agencies are partnering with McREL to offer the Iowa Leadership Academy beginning in June 2019. The Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL's research- and evidence-based knowledge to sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters...
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Gifted English learner workshop

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 8, 2019)—"Identifying & Teaching Gifted English Learners Workshop" will be held on April 3-4 in Cherokee ow.ly/iMpY30nDnn. The keynote speaker will be Nilda Aguirre, the deputy executive director for the National Association for Bilingual Education. Nilda is also the conference coordinator for the Iowa Culture and...
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