Providing services that assist with the recruitment, induction, retention and professional development of educational leaders.
Special education is specially designed instruction, support, and services provided to students with an identified disability requiring an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs. The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential.
Prairie Lakes Print & Production Department offers an assortment of services for all public and accredited non-public schools districts in our service area. Schools, government and non-profit agencies within the area may take advantage of this inexpensive opportunity as well.
The Lending Library supports learning at approved non-public and public schools in the 14-county area comprising Prairie Lakes AEA with a variety of media resources and also facilitates delivery of mail to and from those school buildings and AEA buildings. The mission of the Prairie Lakes Lending Library is to provide quality materials to the requesting staff member on the scheduled day of delivery.
Professional Development Vision - Quality Professional Development at Prairie Lakes AEA is based on collaborative partnerships that focus on improved learning and achievement for all. By operating as a high-performing learning community, everyone is empowered to solve problems through supportive relationships that challenge thinking in creative ways. We are committed to efficient processes which effectively meet on-going, evolving needs.
Some students display learning, behavioral, physical, and social-emotional needs that interfere with their ability to participate fully and effectively in school environments and benefit from the instruction teachers provide. Learning Supports are the wide range of strategies, programs, services, and practices that can enhance student learning.
For 40 years, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies have been on the leading edge of service for children with special needs. What started as a vision in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure that every Iowa child had access to a quality education and limitless possibilities has evolved into generations of Iowans who have gone on to reach their highest potential...leading productive, meaningful lives.