Input needed for science standards

DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 28, 2015)—The Iowa Department of Education has announced a series of February public forums and a statewide survey following a state panel’s recommendation to get public feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards. These are a set of learning expectations in science for students in kindergarten...
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Competency-based education event on April 9

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 23, 2015)—Save the date for April 9 at Northwest AEA in Le Mars from 1-3 p.m., when Northwest AEA will host a competency-based education event, "An Introduction to the Future of Education." Participants will have an opportunity to hear from Jason Ellingson, superintendent of Collins-Maxwell, one...
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Coaching authorization class offered

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 23, 2015)—Do you want to be an athletic coach? By taking a four-course sequence of classes you can earn a coaching authorization which will certify you to become a head or assistant coach in any sport, without having had prior college coursework. The four courses needed...
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28 Days of OLLIE

SIOUX CITY, IA (Jan. 19, 2015)—Mark your calendars! 28 Days of OLLIE is coming. Starting February 1 and lasting throughout February, AEA PD Online kicks off its brand new OLLIE online community for teachers. Part of their Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) series, the community provides educators resources, live...
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Youth Leadership Forum applications being accepted through Jan. 15

From the coordinator of the Iowa Youth Leadership Forum: YLF is a five day transition program for high school students with disabilities. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to learn about developing self-esteem, choosing a career, assistive technology, disability rights and self-advocacy. Students can be in 10th, 11th...
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Northwest AEA hires new staff

Northwest AEA hires new staff Eight new employees will offer services to schools and families SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 6, 2015)— Eight people were added to the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) staff recently. Northwest AEA is one of nine regional agencies across the state, which provides special education and...
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Solution Tree representative to offer TLC sessions

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 6, 2015)—Maria Nielsen, of Solution Tree, a national professional development organization, will offer Teacher Leadership Compensation sessions in January and February in Sioux City. Data Teams will be held on Jan. 26 and 27 to provide the skills and tools necessary to understand the process of...
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AEA invites community providers to forum

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 5, 2015) —On Feb. 5, community providers are invited to attend an informational and networking forum at Northwest AEA in Sioux City from 9 a.m. to noon to gain: an increased awareness of Northwest Area Education Agency services, a greater understanding of the processes used by...
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