Classroom management skills to be taught at Northwest AEA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 26, 2009)—Teachers in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade who want to expand their classroom management strategies are invited to attend "I Can Do It!" This course on classroom management basics was developed by the California Teachers Association and is distributed by the National Education Association. It...
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Fifth grade student wins Northwest AEA regional spelling bee

Attached photo shows the top four spelling bee winners (left to right): Colton Phelps, seventh-grader from Kingsley-Pierson Middle, placed fourth; Joel Haden, a seventh-grader from Le Mars Middle, second; Gable Sohm, fifth-grader from Battle Creek-Ida Grove, first; Jeff Jeltema, seventh-grader from Orange City Christian, third.

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Iowa School Leaders Web site features new calendar

SIOUX CITY, IA (Feb. 20, 2009)—Scheduling and searching for professional development takes on a graphical look with a new online calendar of opportunities offered to school leaders by nine key Iowa providers. The Professional Development for Iowa School Leaders Web site <http://iowaschoolleadership.org> now features a calendar view that provides a...
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Fourth grade students invited to Authors' Day 2009

SIOUX CITY, IA (Feb. 20, 2009)—Students in fourth grade are invited to attend Authors' Day on March 25, 26 or 27. Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy will be the featured speaker and students will also have the opportunity to participate to 45-minute session of hand-on literacy activities that focus on Deedy's...
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Save the date for upcoming technology conference

SIOUX CITY, IA (Feb. 17, 2009)—Please reserve June 15, 16 and 17 for the “Technology Leadership for 21st Century Learning,” a conference for high school administrators, teachers and technology support staff that will be held on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The purpose of the conference...
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Students can enter Doodle for Google

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Feb. 9, 2009)— The world's largest search engine is looking to students for new home page designs in their annual Doodle for Google competition. This year's theme is "What I wish for the world." Kindergarten through twelvth grade students can enter the contest via a teacher at...
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Director Jeffrey speaks about education funding and Iowa Core Curriculum

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 14, 2009)—Iowa Department of Education Director Judy Jeffrey and CFO Jeff Berger spoke before the Des Moines Register's Editorial Board recently to discuss the Iowa Core Curriculum and education funding. To view the video, go to http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090203/NEWS/302030007 ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee,...
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Iowa Makes Music contest and teacher search announced

Iowa Makes Music contest and teacher search announced Orchestra Iowa and NPR’s “From the Top” collaborate for project SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 27, 2009)— Iowa Makes Music, a statewide collaboration between Orchestra Iowa and National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” announce the Iowa Makes Music & Media Contest for middle...
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Learn about the benefits of Positive Behavior Supports

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Jan. 15, 2009)—Superintendents, principals and counselors are invited to attend information forums to learn about the benefits of School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports. This program provides teachers and staff in a school, the systems and supports necessary to meet the behavioral, social, and emotional needs of all students....
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