Learn how to increase academic and behavioral outcomes at your school

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 17, 2014)—Are you curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? Are you anxious to learn more about the practical application of evidenced-based practices that have been shown to improve academic and behavioral outcomes in schools? Do you want to learn the...
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Northwest AEA consultant presents at regional conference

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 17, 2014)—Marlin Jeffers, instructional coach and mentor induction coordinator, will be presenting at the 9th annual Illinois New Teacher Collaboration Conference in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 24-26. The conference brings together mentoring and induction leaders, administrators, and mentors from across the Midwest. Attendees learn from induction-focused...
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Complimentary screening for pediatric orthopaedic care

Don you know a child with a condition of the bones, muscles or joints who would benefit from the specialized care of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon? How about a second opinion? Gather information and meet providers for free! Shriners Hospitals for Children in the Twin Cities will be in Sioux...
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Mid-year conference for AIW draws hundreds of educators

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 17, 2014)—Dozens of Northwest AEA employees contributed to a successful mid-year conference for Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) held last Friday at Sioux Center High School. Over 360 educators gathered together for a full day of learning and collaborating around AIW. Rita Martens of the Iowa Department...
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Broadening Our Horizons in Sioux City on March 20 or 21

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 12, 2014)—Middle and high school students who have special needs are invited to attend the 2014 "Broadening Our Horizons" conference on either March 20 or 21 in Sioux City. During the workshop there will be sessions with the keynote speaker, Richard Pimentel, and other presenters on...
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Special education in the future: The Empire Strikes Back

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 10, 2014)—Much has been written about the large and persistent achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled counterparts in Iowa. The advent of a state-wide RtI or Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework presents challenges and opportunities for Iowa schools to meet the complex...
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Connecting Learning and Living Training: Growing in the Garden

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 4, 2014)—On March 5, schools are invited to CONNECTING LEARNING AND LIVING (CLL). The purpose of the content is to connect student learning to living on planet Earth. Each curricula contains up-to-date research based content matter that aligns with the essential concepts and skill sets of...
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Save the date for Broadening Our Horizons

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 24, 2014)—Middle and high school students who have special needs are invited to attend the 2014 "Broadening Our Horizons" conference on either March 20 in Sioux City or March 21 in Denison. During the workshop there will be sessions with the keynote speaker, Richard Pimentel, and...
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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. In this issue: Teachers Receive Hands-on Autism Learning Experience ISU Students Make Communication Easier for Sam Northwest AEA/Schleswig school success: The Power of RTI for Preston Helping Districts Navigate Their...
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