Register for the Career and Technical Education Summits

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 20, 2012)—CTE instructors and high school principals are encouraged to attend the upcoming Career and Technical Education Summits being offered by Northwest Area Education Agency in October. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the requirements of the federal/state Perkins grant requirements...
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15 Fixes for Broken Grades presentation on Nov. 8

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 19, 2012)—District and building administrators, along with their leadership teams, are invited to attend "15 Fixes for Broken Grades" presented by Ken O'Connor. The event will take place on Nov. 8 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. This workshop will prepare participants to implement a...
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Investigating the Iowa Core: English Language Arts and Literacy

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 19, 2012)—Please see the attached schedules of "Investigating the Iowa Core: English Language Arts and Literacy" for grades kindergarten-5th grade and grades 6th-12th grade. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Battle Creek, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works...
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TAG site visit prep workshop

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 17, 2012)—First and second-year Talented and Gifted (TAG) teachers are invited to attend a two-hour workshop on Thursday, Oct. 4 at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) in Sioux City. Attendees will learn the state requirements and talk with others about the foundation of creating a solid...
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I Have A Plan Iowa (IHAP) workshops to be held in Oct.

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 14, 2012)—Classroom educators, counselors, administrators and support staff are invited to attend I Have A Plan Iowa on Oct. 9 in Sioux Center, Oct. 10 in Sioux City or Oct. 11 in Denison. Please see the attached flyer for more details and to register. ### With...
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AEAs Impacting Lives Sept. issue

Please see the Sept. issue of "AEAs Impacting Lives." The following stories are included: “So What is an AEA?” Standards-Based Grading Brings Sweet Success to Sioux City West Teachers Reading Recovery Through Heartland AEA Has High Impact on Students, Educators and Schools To view all of the previous issues of...
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2012 Iowa Latino Conference

Please see the attached flyer regarding the 2012 Iowa Latino Conference, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 12 in Iowa City.
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T.H.E. P.A.C.T. conference helps educators adapt curriculum

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 5, 2012)—A step-by-step method for adapting curriculum content will be shared at T.H.E. P.A.C.T. on Oct. 24-26 at Northwest AEA in Sioux City. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a color-coded, structured teaching framework. It uses consistent teaching activity formats and predictable, simple assistive technology solutions in "Learn About,...
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Presentation focuses on accelerating language for all students

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 4, 2012)—Dr. Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette will present "Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Development Using the Rule of 3" on Sept. 12 at Buena Vista University. The focus of the presentation uncovers the missing link in direct instruction for accelerating language learning across the curriculum for English language learners and all...
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