Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar registrations now being accepted

Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar registrations now being accepted “Ecology” theme resonates throughout planned activities SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 1, 2012)—The 36th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar titled, “Ecology” will be held at the Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area near Onawa and at West Monona High School in Onawa on...
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Ordering is now open for the Iowa Educators Consortium's (IEC) Spring 2012 lamp and ballast buy

The Spring 2012 Lamp and Ballast order guide has been mailed to all school districts and is also available online. Don’t delay. Order yours today! All orders must be received by Adventure Lighting, Inc. by May 25, 2012. Complete ordering information is available online at: http://www.iec-ia.org/pages/IEC/Buildings_Grounds/Lamps_Ballasts/Adventure_Lighting Features of bid include:...
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It all adds up for eighth-grade math bee contestants

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 30, 2012)—This year’s eighth-grade math contest at Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) attracted over 250 students on 54 teams. The 36-school-district territory of Northwest AEA is split into a southern and northern region for the math event for ease of student transportation and accommodations. The top...
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Forum: Closing the Achievement Gap in Special Education

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 26, 2012)—Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) will hold leadership forums throughout northwest Iowa in June to address the statewide issue of closing the achievement gap among students placed in special education. Three forums will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at the following locations: June...
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Investigating the Iowa Core: Literacy

To: Superintendents, Principals, and Curriculum Directors From: Emily Koson, Carla Lee, Millie Olsen, Kathy Perret, Judy Sweetman, Mona Yanacheak, Sara Youngers Date: April 16, 2012 Re: Investigating the Iowa Core: Literacy To assist you and your teachers with the Iowa Core English Language Arts and Literacy, Northwest AEA has scheduled...
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Annual technology conference planned in June

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 23, 2012)—Teachers and administrators who want to learn about technologies that are effective learning tools for students, among other items, should make plans to attend the Technology Integration & Instruction for the 21st Century Learner (TICL) Conference on June 18-20 in Storm Lake at Buena Vista...
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UNI to offer free Scratch training

Introduction to Scratch in Education - 1 cr. hr. Preparation for teachers in Grades 7-12 to have their students use Scratch in the classroom (all disciplines). Scratch is a graphical programming environment designed at MIT to be appropriate for students in grades 4-12. This workshop will address the basics of...
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Seventh-grade math contestants shine

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 16, 2012)—This year’s seventh-grade math contest at Northwest AEA attracted over 250 students at two separate events. The 36-school-district territory of Northwest AEA is split into a southern and northern region for the math event for ease of student transportation and accommodations. Each team consisted of...
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Make plans for Our Kids Summer Institute in June

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 16, 2012)—The Our Kids Summer Institute is sponsored by the Iowa Departmentof Education, Heartland AEA, Prairie Lakes AEA, William Penn University, and the West Des Moines School District. This conference will provide participants with the opportunity to network with other educational professionals and to discover new...
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IEC Spring catalog now online

From the Iowa Educators Consortium (IEC): Spring 2012 AV Co-op Catalog is now online! Spring pricing is valid through July 27, 2012. To view the products available from our awarded vendors, access the catalog online at http://av.co-op.k12.ia.us. Also, if you have not seen the ‘new look’ of the IEC’s website...
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