Northwest AEA

DATE CHANGE: From “Old School” to “Bold School”


** UPDATE: Due to anticipated inclement weather on Monday, Jan. 16, this event will be postponed until Monday, March 13 at the same time and location. Sorry for any inconvenience. **

SIOUX CITY, IOWA (Dec. 1, 2016)—Will Richardson will join the Northwest Iowa AEA Leadership Academy on Jan. 16, 2017, at Emmetsburg High School to help participants rethink their roles as schools, classrooms and educators. Titled From “Old School” to “Bold School”: Making the Jump from Traditional to Modern Learning, his session will discuss the paths that a number of “bold schools” are taking to fundamentally redefine their value as places of learning, not of content and teachers.

Richardson is the author of the highly ranked and read edublog Weblogg-ed and author of books, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms.

We’ll discuss the challenges of remaining an “old” school, define the main characteristics of “bold” schools, look at schools that are already bridging the gap, and suggest ways to begin relevant, “bold” conversations around real change in our own schools and communities.

For details, including registration, click here.


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

AEA - Iowa Area Education Agencies. Partners in Education.
Administrative Office
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
P. 800-352-9040
F. 712-222-6123

It is the policy of Northwest Area Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jerome Schaefer, Equity Coordinator, 1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106, 712-222-6114.

© 2017 Northwest Area Education Agency. All Rights Reserved.