Northwest AEA/school success: 'Amazing' results make literacy kits popular

Over the past year, area teachers have welcomed Northwest Area Education Agency’s (AEA) distribution of literacy kits for students with disabilities because of the amazing progress demonstrated by those who use them. Northwest AEA employees Judy Janson, occupational therapist, and Karen Miller, speech-language pathologist, explain that the kits include adapted...
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Northwest AEA/school success: Akron-Westfield team keeps pushing for student

As Akron-Westfield experienced a small but growing population of students considered to be on the autism spectrum, Principal Derek Briggs and his staff educated themselves on strategies that could be used. In particular, they attended Northwest Area Education Agency's (AEA) TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-related handicapped CHildren)...
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Iowa Department of Education survey shows educators very pleased with AEA services

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 30, 2012)—Results of the Iowa Department of Education’s 2012 annual customer survey have been tallied and distributed to each of Iowa’s nine area education agencies (AEAs). Northwest AEA received a record-number of respondents with 946 educators providing feedback regarding the agency’s services. The results revealed that...
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Reading conferences scheduled for Okoboji and Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 30, 2012)—Two conferences by teachers for teachers will be held this summer. Bob Kirschbaum's 2012 Summer Reading Conference will be on June 12 and 13 in Okoboji and June 14 and 15 in Sioux City. Details regarding these conferences are attached.
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Iowa AEA Online adds TrueFLIX

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 25, 2012)—Access to TrueFLIX has been purchased by all AEAs and is now part of Iowa AEA Online. TrueFLIX can be accessed via the Iowa AEA Online website at http://www.iowaaeaonline.org. TrueFLIX is an online database of electronic non-fiction science and social studies materials in enhanced e-book...
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Friends of Preschool awards distributed

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 24, 2012)—The Early Childhood Department at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) held its annual Friends of Preschool Luncheon on May 16, 2012, at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Anna Schmadeke, early childhood special education teacher/consultant, nominated Sue Sitzmann, and Linda Cron, early childhood special education teacher/consultant,...
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License renewal available for industrial arts educators

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 22, 2012)—Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) is offering a career and technical education license renewal for industrial arts technical educators. The ACI Certification Flatwork Finisher/Technician program will be held on Aug. 2 and 3 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. To register, click on this form....
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Bullying prevention training to be offered on Oct. 18

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 17, 2012)—Northwest Area Education Agency has planned an equity training opportunity that will focus on bullying prevention on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Sioux City office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Educators in the area who are interested in attending are asked to save this...
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Rosetta Stone pricing from IEC

Recognizing that language and technology skills are important even as budgets are tightening, the Iowa Educators Consortium (IEC) is continuing its partnership with Rosetta Stone® Education. As a result of this partnership, you have the opportunity to provide your school with access to more than 20 languages at a special...
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2012-13 Career & Tech Education Summits

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 14, 2012)—Three summits have been planned for the 2012-13 school year for Career & Tech Education at the AEA Office in Le Mars: Oct. 10 - Family Consumer Science and Health Occupation Oct. 16 - Business, Marketing & Networking Oct. 17 - Industrial Technology & Agriculture...
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