Diga know? Iowa's Digital Learning Plan is ready!

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 19, 2018)—Iowa’s Digital Learning Plan, a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies and school districts, is ready to roll! The Plan includes sections relevant to all educators and administrators: Leadership Teaching with Technology Engaging and Empowering Learning through Technology Assessment...
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Let's have 'better conversations'!

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 11, 2018)—Northwest AEA is excited to offer this wonderful learning opportunity! On November 8 and 9, we will be hosting Ann Hoffman as she helps participants build their skill around healthy conversations.This workshop will help ANYONE who needs to communicate with others at work and will...
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Northwest AEA welcomes new employees

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (October 1, 2018)— Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) recently welcomed several new employees to the organization: Dr. Dan Cox has been named the chief administrator for Northwest AEA. He will be responsible for planning, organization and implementation of all aspects of the of the agency, including special...
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2018 School Nurse Conference

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 3, 2018)—Northwest AEA will sponsor the 2018 School Nurse Conference on Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. To see a full schedule of events, objectives for the day, registration details and more, please see this...
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Illustrative Mathematics: 5 Practices Workshop

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 1, 2018)—On Oct. 12, an IM Certified Facilitator™ will guide participants through the 5 Practices framework by modeling mathematical activities as they would happen in a classroom. Through the analyses of classroom vignettes, mathematical tasks and student work, teachers will learn to apply the 5 Practices...
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Substitute Authorization classes available

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 25, 2018)—Northwest AEA is offering three options for substitute authorization, which allows an individual with a baccalaureate degree to substitute teach in an elementary, middle school, junior high school or high school classroom for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment at a...
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Certified paraeducator classes

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 25, 2018)—Northwest AEA is offering three courses required for paraeducator certification in a blended format on Nov. 5, Jan. 7 and March 4. Paraeducator certification is a process by which a person can obtain in-depth training and be recognized for successful completion of that training through...
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CIP training opportunity

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 25, 2018)—Districts and buildings looking for a way to gather data that measures the impact of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) professional development on teacher instruction and student learning may find the Classroom Implementation Profile (CIP) an easy-to-use tool. The purpose of the CIP is to collect...
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State board asks for mental health feedback

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 24, 2018)—Listening posts are being hosted at locations across Iowa on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds in April. The focus of the listening posts is to understand what children mental health services need to be available locally. The state...
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Basic FBA to BIP

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Sept. 20, 2018)—Here is an opportunity to build the capacity of school staff to allow the provision of early behavior support within an MTSS framework and improve skills to support descriptive behavior assessments on FBAs & BIPs for more “complex” behaviors: Option 1) Build the capacity of...
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