Substitute authorization class to be offered in September

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 20, 2014)—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 program allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than...
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English Language Learner teacher networking day: Sept. 8

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 18, 2014)—Northwest AEA will hold an Iowa English Language Development Assessment (I-ELDA) Data Dig Session and an English Language Learners (ELL) Networking Day on Sept. 8 at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Objectives include: 1) exploring data team process using...
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Northwest AEA earns healthy designation

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 5, 2014)—Blue Zones Project® Sioux City today announced Northwest AEA as a designated Blue Zones Worksite® in Sioux City. Northwest AEA becomes the 16th Sioux City worksite to earn the distinction. Blue Zones Worksites maintain work environments that promote and encourage employee well-being. Northwest AEA completed...
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Northwest AEA unveils new website

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (July 22, 2014)—Educators, parents, healthcare providers, students and community members are encouraged to explore Northwest AEA's newly re-designed website to learn about and access the agency's services. The redesign was complete in July, just in time for the 2014-15 school year. Liz Determan, communications coordinator, initiated the...
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Crisis Intervention & Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (July 21, 2014)—The PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum (PREPaRE) has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as part of the Association’s decade-long leadership in providing evidence-based resources and consultation related to school crisis prevention, intervention, response and recovery. This training...
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Sign up for TICL

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 30, 2014)—Sign up for the Annual Technology Integration & Instruction for the 21st Century Learner Conference (TICL) June 16-18 in Storm Lake. There is an exciting and informative conference planned for 2014. Keynote speakers, Kathy Schrock and Michael Gorman, including featured AT presenter Dan Herlihy, will...
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View professional development at all AEAs

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 30, 2014)—You can now easily access the professional development offerings of all of Iowa's AEAs through by accessing the other eight AEAs to find what's right for you. Click here to begin your search today! ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le...
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Impacting Lives Blog Showcases AEA Services

View the latest "Impacting Lives" update at http://aeas4iowa.wordpress.com/ for stories about the many ways Iowa's AEAs are making a difference, including: Adapted Cars Encourage Exploration and Curiosity in Kids With Disabilities Transformed Teaching through AEA Collaboration Summer: Romping, reveling and…reading Building Confidence by Strengthening Voices Scuba Diving Experience Launches DSM...
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Friends of Preschool award winners go the extra mile

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 19, 2014)—Shelley Conover, the sole preschool teacher in the Galva-Holstein Community School District, and Bridget McGarry, a preschool teacher for the Sioux City Community School District, were nominated for the prestigious Friends of Preschool Awards for their determined efforts and achievements this past year. Shelley sailed...
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Science Kit summer training will be held in July

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 15, 2014)—A great science learning opportunity awaits you this summer! Northwest AEA along with FOSS and Carolina will offer science kit training. This training will be held on July 8-10th from 8:00-4:30 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Each kit will be trained in half a...
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