Category Archives: Area Education Agency

AEA/family success: AEA team helps two brothers tackle ‘many challenges’

Abel was diagnosed with autism when his mother was less than three weeks away from their second son’s due date. When Josiah was born, the doctors told the parents that because of Abel’s diagnosis and Josiah’s gender that he, too, … Continue reading

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Making a Difference in Education: Iowa’s AEAs Award Recipients

On April 5, 2018, Iowa’s AEAs presented their 2nd annual AEA Awards to five deserving recipients. This is the second year for the awards, which are an opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the AEA … Continue reading

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AEA success: Girl shines at Hartley Elementary

Photo: Kalvin (Kambrie’s brother whom she plays school with at home), Katen (Kambrie’s mom), Kambrie, AEA speech-language pathologist Lindy Laubenthal, and Mrs. Julie Swenson. Article written by Julie Swenson, kindergarten teacher at Hartley Elementary. Comprehensive Intervention Model, or CIM, training goes beyond … Continue reading

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Nominate Deserving Individuals for Iowa’s AEAs 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! Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions … Continue reading

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Burlington Autism Classroom Receives Support from GPAEA

Inside Sarah Maher’s 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Autism classroom at Corse Elementary in Burlington, students experience a colorful rich environment where they have the freedom to learn and experience success daily. Great Prairie Area Education Agency’s Challenging Behavior & … Continue reading

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Specially Designed Instruction in Action at North Mahaska

Inside Lindsay Miller’s North Mahaska classroom students receive small group specially designed instruction (SDI) tailored to the unique needs of each child. “We’ve noticed an increase in student achievement and also in student’s rate of progress since we started the SDI project,” … Continue reading

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Davis County Student Finds Success with Assistive Technology

Ellie Hamilton, Assistive Technology Specialist Wendy is a third grader at Davis County Elementary school in Bloomfield Iowa. Wendy is Amish. She has Cerebral Palsy (CP) and is in a wheelchair. Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone … Continue reading

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