Annual culture conference increasingly popular

Sioux City, Iowa (Dec.15, 2008) — February 9-11, 2009, marks the 23rd annual Iowa Culture and Language Conference at the Polk County Convention Complex in downtown Des Moines. With its theme, “Templates for Success,” the conference aims to fulfill its mission to advocate for culturally and/or linguistically diverse students and...
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Learn how to assess student technology skills

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 9, 2008) - “How do I know the students get it?” Many teachers question whether or not the technology they teach is having an impact on their students. Your Area Education Agency and Atomic Learning can now help you find that answer through the new “Tech...
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Early childhood conference in Sioux City next month

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 8, 2008) - Professionals who work in early childhood education will want to mark their calendars for the 14th Annual Centering on Centers Conference titled "Getting Intentional about Supporting the Success of Every Young Learner" on Jan. 30th and 31st at the Sioux City Convention Center....
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Members re-elected to Northwest AEA Board of Directors

Members re-elected to Northwest AEA Board of Directors SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 25, 2008) Three members of the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) Board of Directors were recently re-elected to their posts, including Roger Brinkert, District 3; Larry Petersen, District 4; and Dr. Robert Rice, District 9. Larry Petersen was...
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Tobacco-free multi-media resources available to schools

Sioux City, Iowa (Nov. 17, 2008) - Teachers and administrators in northwest Iowa schools who are searching for tobacco-free educational materials are welcome to use the resources of Northwest Iowa Tobacco Free Coalition. These resources can be found at http://www.nwiatobaccofreecoalition.org/. Northwest Iowa Tobacco Free Coalition has four goals: 1. Prevent...
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Denison elementary schools named Schools of Character

Denison elementary schools named Schools of Character Denison Elementary and Broadway Elementary honored SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 4, 2008) Two elementary schools in the Denison Community School District were recently awarded a 2008 Iowa School of Character Award. Denison Elementary (grades K-3) and Broadway Elementary (grades 4-5) received their awards...
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Physical therapists are a critical link for students in schools in Northwest AEA

Physical therapists are a critical link for students in schools in Northwest AEAOctober is National Physical Therapy MonthSIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 21, 2008)–October is National Physical Therapy Month and an opportunity for Northwest AEA to celebrate and recognize our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants for the work they do...
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Internationally known author and professor to speak about co-teaching

Internationally known author and professor to speak about co-teaching Dr. Marilyn Friend will present in Sioux City and Fort Dodge in February SIOUX CITY, IOWA (October 20, 2008)—Area teachers and administrators in elementary, middle and high schools who are interested in learning how to effectively teach students with disabilities through...
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Sioux City teacher named Iowa Teacher of the Year

Reprinted from the Iowa Department of Education Iowa Department of Education announces Iowa Teacher of the Year Sioux City fourth-grade teacher receives state’s top teaching honor DES MOINES, IOWA (Sept. 24, 2008)–Iowa Department of Education Director Judy Jeffrey announced today the 2009 Iowa Teacher of the Year is Linda Heffner,...
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