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 to answer the question: "Why do I need to learn this?," which is always on the mind of students.
See the August 8, 2017, issue of "eSchool News" highlighting Jordan's work as a consultant at Northwest AEA.
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 www.nwaea.org.