June 13, 2019

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (June 13, 2019)—Teachers who are considering Countdown, Blast, or HD Word are invited to attend Northwest AEA's Really Great Reading Implementation Workshop on Sept. 24-26 at the AEA office in Le Mars from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

This fact-filled, activity-driven, and hands-on training will help teachers:

  • learn to build vital foundational reading skills in students in just 15-25 minutes a day;
  • develop skills at navigating the teacher guide and online resource; and 
  • learn effective pacing, routines, and procedures to implement with fidelity.

See the flyer for more information and to register.


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.

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