I-ELDA training dates scheduled in January

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 16, 2014)—An Iowa English Language Development Assessment training will be offered twice in January: Jan. 13 in Sioux City or Jan. 19 in Sioux Center. Training will give participants an overview of the assessment, an opportunity to practice scoring sample K-12 testing items and help in...
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Paraeducator certification class to be offered this summer

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 16, 2014)—Paraeducator certification is a process by which persons can obtain in-depth training, and be recognized for successful completion of that training through a state-recognized program. The paraeducator certification is not required by law, but may be required by local school districts. Northwest AEA is offering...
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K-5 Computer Science professional development class offered

Code.org is offering free workshops for K-5 educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed special-ists, etc.) interested in teaching the Code.org elementary school computer science curriculum. The workshop will cover content for all three courses and teachers will receive the supplies they need to teach the course at no cost. These...
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Mark your calendars! 28 Days of OLLIE is coming

Starting February 1 and lasting throughout February, AEA PD Online kicks off its brand new OLLIE online community for teachers. Part of their Online Learning for Iowa Educators (OLLIE) series, the community provides educators resources, live events, discussions, sharing and networking with other educators. It is the perfect learning place...
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Authentic Intellectual Work events planned

SIOUX CITY, IA (Dec. 12, 2014) — Northwest AEA will be co-sponsoring two mid-year events this winter. On Jan. 30, 2015, an Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) Mid-Year Event will be held in Mapleton, Iowa, and on Feb. 20, 2015, in Remsen, Iowa. These events will include content/grade level alike scoring...
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Northwest AEA offers class to become short-term substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 8, 2014)— Northwest AEA is an approved provider for several state-recognized certification programs that support school activities. One of these programs is substitute authorization. The Substitute Authorization allows an individual to substitute in a middle school, junior high or high school for no more than five...
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Register for Centering on Centers conference

20th Annual CENTERING ON CENTERS CONFERENCE “CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD” January 30-31, 2015 Sioux City Convention Center 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday’s Workshops: Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Christine RobertsThe Power of Projects: the Project Approach in the Early Years by Dr. Judy Harris Helm. This workshop will focus on the...
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Gifted and Talented at the Forum: Feb. 25

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 2, 2014)—Talented and Gifted (TAG) teachers within the Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA regions who would like to come together for a day of learning, updates and collaboration are invited to join AEA TAG consultants at the Siebens Forum on the Buena Vista University campus...
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STEM networking brings teachers to the AEA

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 1, 2014)—Talented and Gifted Teachers spent a networking and learning day at Northwest AEA last week hosted by Sue Chartier and Shari Collins, Northwest TAG consultants. The agenda included: STEM, English Language Arts, NAGC National Convention updates, Affective (social and emotional needs), Math and Creativity. A...
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Science Literacy and Note Booking for K-8 Science teachers

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 24, 2014)—K-8 teachers are welcome to attend this hands-on learning and collaboration for Science Literacy and Note Booking. Participants will learn science literacy strategies and how to incorporate more non-fiction reading and writing into the classroom. In addition, ties will be made to the Iowa Core...
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