November 18, 2020

SIOUX CITY, IA (Nov. 18, 2020)—Educators looking for strategies to boost the achievement of English Learner students can join Sherri Anderson (Northwest AEA) and Leslie Pralle-Osborn (Prairie Lakes AEA) for a book study using the book, Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education, written by Carol Salva and Anna Matis.

Learning will focus on: 

  • practical methods based on recent research;
    • classroom simulations;
    • hands-on techniques to start using tomorrow; and 
    • video and testimony by teachers and students.

Please see the attached flyer for dates, times, and more details about this opportunity.


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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