BrightBytes offers districts technology assessments

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Aug. 12, 2013)—Northwest AEA is very excited to offer our districts Clarity from BrightBytes. This is a needs-assessment survey tool that collects data from administrators, teachers, and students in four areas (classroom, access, skills and environment). The results help measure and drive technology decisions and investments, position...
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Northwest Area Education Agency hires Schaefer as Human Resources Manager

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (July 29, 2013)—Jerome Schaefer was recently hired as the Human Resources Manager for Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA). Schaefer recently served as a Special Education Strategist and Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports coordinator at the AEA, where he has worked for 15 years. In his new role,...
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Northwest AEA offers class to become short-term substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (July 24, 2013)— Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five...
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Video highlights services at Northwest AEA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (July 10, 2013)—A new video has been created to explain the services of Northwest AEA so that school personnel and families can find resources for children. Tim Grieves, chief administrator at Northwest AEA, provides an overview of services and additional sources of information are highlighted at the...
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Iowa's AEAs launch website redesign

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 19, 2013) - Iowa’s Area Education Agencies are pleased to announce the launch of a new website redesign at www.iowaaea.org. The redesign includes technological and aesthetic enhancements which provide improved navigation, better organization of content, and utilize current web technologies. Iowa’s AEAs intends for the new...
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Northwest AEA honors two professionals for their efforts to help children in preschool

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 19, 2013)—Northwest AEA’s Early Childhood Special Education staff recently honored two individuals who demonstrated exemplary work with children in preschool. This year, the “Friends of Preschool” awards were presented to Dr. Benjamin Uhl of Sergeant Bluff EyeCare and Plymouth County EyeCare, and Suzanne Nelson, early childhood...
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Early ACCESS services provided year round

Although school is out for the summer, the Northwest AEA's Early ACCESS program is here to serve you year round! Early ACCESS is a partnership between families with young children, birth to age three, and providers from the Departments of Education, Public Health, Human Services, and the Child Health Specialty...
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Sign up for TICL today

Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA are excited to announce our 6th annual Technology Integration and Instruction for the 21st Century Learner Conference (TICL). This conference started with less than a hundred attendees and has grown to over 400 northwest Iowa educators attending this three day conference. The conference offers...
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STEM students wanted for GAME IT

A Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative called GAME IT is being offered for free to 10,000 students across the country. Download the release above.
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Students encouraged to give input on school redesign

Adults spend a lot of time talking about improving education. However, the students whose very future depends on the direction that America’s education system takes are often unaware and uninvolved in these conversations. So after attending an edcamp Iowa conference back in February, we decided to do something about it....
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