ELL Networking Day re-scheduled to April 18

The ELL Networking Day that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 was postponed due to the weather conditions in part of our Northwest AEA coverage area. We’ve rescheduled this meeting for Thursday, April 18 in the hopes that it will be a beautiful spring day with no weather concerns! We’ll...
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History Day winners announced

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 18, 2013)—Nearly 275 students across northwest Iowa schools participated in this year's National History Day at Northwest AEA. Approximately 50 additional students competed over last year's numbers. This year's theme was "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." Categories included: group exhibit, individual exhibit, group performance,...
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Communities of Practice & Innovation professional development session

AEA K-12 Online and the network of CoPI (Communities of Practice & Innovation) teachers are hosting a statewide "CoPi Awareness" event on March 28th. You can attend the event virtually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m at the following link: http://iowa.adobeconnect.com/copi Below is the agenda for the online session: Welcome...
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Broaden Your Horizons event for special ed students is a success

A conference to help students transition after high school was a success last week with over 200 students, parents and educators attending in Sheldon at Northwest Iowa Community College and in Sioux City at Western Iowa Tech Community College. KTIV News Channel Four covered the event.
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Your Life Iowa service to help prevent bullying and suicide

Your Life Iowa, an anti-bullying and suicide prevention service for the state of Iowa, began in November, 2012 and the service is comprised of three features: a 24/7 hotline at 855/581-8111 texting services at TALK to 85511 a website at www.yourlifeiowa.org Your Life Iowa is funded by the Iowa Department...
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Quality Learning seminar scheduled in August

From: Doug Stilwell Superintendent of Schools Urbandale Community School District Greetings, The Urbandale Community School District is pleased to be hosting the Four Day Quality Learning Seminar, facilitated by David Langford of Langford International, August 5-8, 2013. For over 30 years David Langford has worked to help schools achieve higher...
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Positive school climate forum rescheduled to April 2

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 12, 2013)—A Positive Behavior Support and Interventions (PBIS) forum that was originally scheduled on March 11 has been moved to April 2 due to the inclement weather experienced on March 11. Schools looking to implement a culture where students are able to experience greater success are...
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Northwest AEA announces winners of the sixth grade math contest

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 7, 2013)—Grace Kiple from Sgt. Bluff-Luton and Hannah Van Meeteren from Sheldon Team A placed first individually at the south and north Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) Sixth Grade Math Bee competitions, respectively. North Middle Team A and Sheldon Team A were also the top-finishing teams...
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Teachers invited to Social Studies/World Language Day

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (March 5, 2013)—Social Studies and World Language teachers are invited to attend the Social Studies/World Language Day at Northwest AEA in Sioux City on April 15. Practical, hands-on learning and networking will supplement a morning of integrating technology, reading, writing and discussion. Participants will also form grade-...
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