Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar registrations now being accepted

Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar registrations now being accepted “Prairie!” theme resonates throughout planned activities SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 5, 2011)—The 35th Annual Loess Hills Prairie Seminar titled, “Prairie!” 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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Student work published in Harvest

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (May 5, 2011)—The Educational Services Division of Northwest AEA recently published the 33rd edition of Harvest, which is a compilation of students' writing and artwork from hundreds of schools across 36 school districts in northwest Iowa. Dr. Judy E. Sweetman, instructional coach at Northwest AEA, is also...
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iEvaluate courses start May 16

The Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with AEA PD Online, is now offering Evaluator 1 & 2 online, packaged together in a 2-credit course entitled iEvaluate. Because of the high demand for the courses, the Iowa Department of Education is selecting participants on the basis of need (that is,...
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The Washington Post explores spotting autism earlier

Here is an article from the April 27, 2011, edition of The Washington Post: "Checklist could spot children with autism earlier" http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/checklist-could-spot-children-with-autism-earlier/2011/04/25/AFvKWK2E_story.html
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Rockwell Collins and FIRST partner for student competitions

At Rockwell Collins, we recognize the value of forming positive relationships with students who will become the next generation of engineers and innovators. That is why we are teaming with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to increase FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)...
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Introducing AEA PD Online!

For the first time, all of the AEAs are putting their online courses in one place. The result is AEA PD Online, and it is up and running, available for registration. Educators across the state have taken advantage of online courses. Online courses fit better in busy schedules, as instructors...
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A rare perfect score tops one of two AEA math bees

(Winning Denison Middle Team B is attached to article.) SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 20, 2011)—This year’s eighth-grade math contest at Northwest AEA attracted over 250 students on 57 teams at two separate events, and one rare perfect score by Ryan Reis of Denison Middle. The 36-school-district territory of Northwest AEA...
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Gang awareness workshop to be held on June 6 in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (April 15, 2011)—Jeff Brownlee of the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department will keynote a gang awareness workshop on Monday, June 6 at Briar Cliff University. He will be joined by the Sioux City Gang Task Force to educate law enforcement, parents, educators and service providers about gang...
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Learn how to be an online teacher

Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) is an AEA initiative designed to give educators the skills necessary to teach online. This 5-course sequence helps educators understand how to design online content, work in online technologies, facilitate an online classroom, and give feedback and assessment in an online space. Finishing its...
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