November 18, 2019

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Nov. 18, 2019)—Northwest AEA's Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Sherri Anderson, and Prairie Lakes's AEA Title III grant coordinator and EL consultant, Valerie Jergens, are partnering this year to present monthly English Learner Zoom meetings for administrators and educators. The purpose of the meetings will be to help new teachers with next steps and basic knowledge of ELs and programming. We are anticipating each meeting lasting one hour.

Learn more here.


Our next Zoom Meeting with New EL Teachers will be held Monday, December 2, 2019, from 3:30-4:30.  



  • Overview of topics to be covered this school year.

  • Continue overview of Lau Plan

  • Overview of Language Acquisition Chart

  • Overview of SIOP components

  • Discuss content and language objectives

Please bring:

  • District Lau Plan
  • Language Acquisition Chart (attached)
  • Be ready to share a success you have had within the last month


Future Zoom Dates:

January 6, 2020

February 10, 2020

March 9, 2020

April 6, 2020


With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit

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