Classes available to become a substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 8, 2013)—Northwest AEA is 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 middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five consecutive...
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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, read more about the work being done to improve early literacy in Iowa as well as a check-in on a child that receives services from her local...
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2014 Centering on Centers Conference

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 1, 2013)—Save the dates of Jan. 24 and 25, 2014, for the 2014 Centering on Centers Conference. "Celebrate Children" will be held at the Sioux City Convention Center on those dates. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
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Get ready for a college and career readiness workshop

Iowa College Aid Fall Regional Workshops College and Career Readiness Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch will be on your own) Iowa College Aid is pleased to offer College and Career Readiness regional workshops to Iowa educators and school staff. The workshops will cover the...
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Board members to retire

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 20, 2013)—Directors Tom Bruegger and Adella Hulstein will retire from the Northwest AEA board next month. Adella, of Sioux Center, served for 27 years and Tom, of Onawa, for 18 years. Their tremendous loyalty and dedication to education in northwest Iowa was very admirable and appreciated...
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School Nurse Conference to be held on Oct. 25

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 18, 2013)—Northwest AEA will sponsor a School Nurse Conference: Managing Students with Seizures, Anaphylactic Emergencies and Child Development Trauma on Oct. 25 at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. It is an all-day conference featuring Roxanne Cogil, director of Iowa Epilepsy Services & Epilepsy Foundation; Laura...
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Checking in on Ava

Reprinted from Iowa AEAs: Impacting Lives About a year ago, we featured a story on Ava Myers who has a rare chromosome disorder known as Chromosome 22 duplication as well as a mitochondrial disorder. The story outlined some of the ways that Ava’s team, including her family, school, medical and...
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New early literacy efforts help all Iowa students become skilled readers

Northwest AEA is pleased to be part of a new statewide effort designed to help ALL students read proficiently by the end of third grade. Northwest AEA and the initial area schools that volunteered and met certain criteria—Sioux City, Denison, Schleswig, Rock Valley and Hinton—joined with over 600 educators from...
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