Best of the AEA's 'Impacting Lives'

January is a perfect time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to the future. Go to the Impacting Lives blog for a list of our favorite stories. If an AEA has made a positive impact in your life, please share your story with us here.
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Substitute teacher authorization course will be offered

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 16, 2013)— 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 allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than...
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Very Special Arts Iowa offers free workshops to students with IEPs

From Elyssa Shapiro Very Special Arts (VSA) Iowa Program Director www.vsaiowa.org 515/281-5839 Very Special Arts Iowa works in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education to provide free art workshops to classrooms that have one or more children with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). We recently received a sizable grant...
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3rd Annual Fuel the Future Iowa High School Student Video Contest

FORWARDING ON BEHALF OF BETH CALHOUN, IOWA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 3rd Annual Fuel the Future Iowa High School Student Video Contest Deadline: 5 p.m. January 18, 2013 The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is awarding a $1000 grand prize to the student(s) who create the best “campaign ad” video urging...
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Administrative seminars to focus on achievement divide and New AEA Compact

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 8, 2013)—Eight seminars have been scheduled around the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) territory in January and February. The meetings will be held for school administrators by Northwest AEA special education leaders and the focus will be on the implications for students with disabilities as it...
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Sixth grade Math Bee details released

DATE: January 8, 2013 TO: 6th Grade Math Teachers and Principals FROM: Janelle Schorg/ Math Consultant Educational Services RE: Northwest AEA 6th Grade Math Bee The 6th Grade Math Bee will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. Parking...
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Gifted and Talented at the Forum

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 7, 2013)—Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA will hold "Gifted & Talented at the Forum: Get Switched On!" on Feb. 27 at Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University. Please see the attached flyer for more details. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison,...
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