Centering on Centers annual conference to be held Feb. 11-12

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 22, 2010)—Make plans to attend this year's Centering on Centers Conference at the Sioux City Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12. The theme, "Put a Song in Your Heart, a Smile on Your Face," will feature Dr. Jean Feldman, an educator for over 40...
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Upcoming conference: Living, Learning and Working Beyond High School

Save the date! A conference about supports and services available for students with disabilities who transition from high school will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Sioux City. This is sponsored by Northwest AEA. A keynote speaker will be announced in...
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Santa story features Northwest AEA's Molly Holtz

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 13, 2010)—The Sioux City Journal recently published a story about a Santa who signed with kids who are hard of hearing so that they could make their wish lists known. Molly Holtz, an educational interpreter at Northwest AEA, helped reporter Joanne Fox from The Sioux City...
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Becoming a more effective teacher

Heartland AEA is offering a 10-week online course that will allow the participating teacher opportunities to enrich their proficiency in specific teaching standards. During the course, participants may work collaboratively with their current administrator, as well as benefit from being mentored by the instructors of this course. Each lesson will...
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Northwest AEA board member Percy Zylstra passed away on Nov. 30

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 1, 2010)—Percy Zylstra, Northwest AEA board member from District 1, passed away at his home near Ashton, Iowa, on Nov. 30. He was 81. Percy passionately served on the AEA Board for 17 years representing the districts of West Lyon, Rock Valley, Central Lyon, George-Little Rock,...
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Hands-on workshop to focus on technology in a learning community

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 22, 2010)—A three-day workshop will be held Jan. 20-22, 2011, for elementary, middle and high school teachers who are ready to implement 21st century learning tools for their students. Angela Maiers and Brian Mull from November Learning will present "Building Learning Communities: A Hands-On Adventure" at...
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Principal academy extends deadline to Jan. 1

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 10, 2010)—If you have ever thought of becoming a school principal, the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy is program that prepares principals with a practical approach. Cohort 10 begins in January 2011 and meets once a month on Saturdays in Sioux City, Storm Lake or Cherokee, as...
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Learn how to address challenging behaviors in young children

Please see the attached flyer regarding an upcoming presentation at Northwest AEA on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. titled, "Evidence-Based Approach to Address Challenging Behaviors in Young Children." The event is sponsored by CHADD of Siouxland and LDA of Siouxland. Please contact Richard Owens at Morningside College...
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Aspiring administrator program to begin in March 2011

Iowa State University will start a new Master’s /PK-12 principal licensure program in Storm Lake. Cohort format. Classes meet Wednesday & Saturday; 2-year program. Attend an information session at 4:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2010, in room 213, Dixon Eilers Hall, Buena Vista University. Or visit our website and apply...
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