Iowa’s AEAs seek nominations for annual awards recognition

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to education and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs)? Please take a few minutes to nominate this person for recognition by Iowa’s AEAs. Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the work of the...
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Northwest AEA employees part of a 'Christmas miracle' for deployed airmen

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 18, 2017)—Northwest AEA employees donated very generously to help pay for postage to send Christmas care packages to deployed airmen of the 185th Refueling Wing. Judy Turner, early childhood special education nurse/consultant, and Terri Porter, speech-language pathologist, coordinated the efforts of gathering money and presenting it...
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December issue of Connections

The December issue of Connections: Welcome to Connections! Northwest AEA success: Family-centered approach brings skills into everyday routines Upcoming professional development Dec. 4: Screening of "Resilience" Dec. 5-6: Autism Training Northwest AEA resources: Looking for lesson plan ideas? Try the Flixes Headlines in the News Do you need extra assistance...
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Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 13, 2017)—The more negative life experiences a youth experiences, called Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the more likely they are to experience physical and behavioral health problems. It is important for all individuals to understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences and what can be done to...
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New Iowa Core Social Studies Standards training

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 27, 2017)—Northwest AEA will host an Iowa Core Social Studies Standards training for administrators and curriculum directors on Dec. 14 at the AEA office in Le Mars from 9-11:30 a.m. Please see the flyer for more details. ### With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee,...
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Directors re-elected to Northwest AEA Board

Photo: Top left, Coble; top right, Den Herder; bottom left, Jorgensen; and bottom right, McAlpine. SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 20, 2017)— Four northwest Iowa citizens were recently re-elected to the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) board: Mike McAlpine – District 2; Glen Coble, - District 6; Glenda DenHerder – District...
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Northwest AEA's Menning noted for PBL work

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 12, 2017)—Northwest AEA's Jordan Menning, an educational consultant, was recently highlighted in several national publications about project-based learning, or PBL. All schools within Northwest AEA have access to training from Jordan to use DefinedSTEM, which provides teachers with standards-aligned project-based lessons. DefinedSTEM uses engaging performance tasks...
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Northwest AEA offers class to become short-term substitute teacher

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 10, 2017)— Northwest Area Education Agency (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 pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade classroom for no more than five...
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Student learning and engagement training

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Oct. 9, 2017)—A comprehensive student engagement intervention training called "Check & Connect" will be held at Northwest AEA on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 OR Dec. 13-14. Lead staff teams of two to four people, with an administrator required, are encouraged to attend. Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training...
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