Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency


Website designed to help Iowans with mental health needs

Mental health professionals from Iowa’s nine AEAs recently collaborated to create a website for Iowans who are searching for mental health assistance. The website came from a request by the state legislature to help educators, parents, and students navigate resources related to mental health and well-being in Iowa. In...
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Prairie Lakes AEA receives grant to train more computer science teachers

Teachers within Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) will be able to enhance their computer science teaching skills thanks to a grant awarded recently by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Prairie Lakes AEA was one of 167 urban, rural and suburban school districts, nonpublic schools and Area Education Agencies receiving an award...
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Substitute Authorization options

Are you a college student with your associate's degree or have completed 60 credit hours? Are you a community member willing to help out your local school district as a substitute? We've put together a course that they can obtain the authorization before Thanksgiving break! Title: Substitute Authorization Section #295685...
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Speech and language: steady, solid services

When you think of a speech-language pathologist (SLP), you might think of specialists who help kids with speech issues. SLPs also handle a wide range of communication concerns that may affect success in school and in life. The SLPs at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) serve in each of...
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Heuton to be featured panelist

McKaylee Heuton, Family and Educator Partner, will be a featured panelist at a Zoom series. This series is for Iowa parents and those who work in an educational setting with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. McKaylee has been with Prairie Lakes AEA since March 2019. (Previously she...
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Iowa organization honors Dr. Susie Meade for Distinguished Service

A brave leader, passionate advocate, and dedicated educator. Congratulations to Dr. Susie Meade on being awarded for Distinguished Service by the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (ICASE). This award is presented to individuals making significant contributions to programs and services for students with disabilities. She was nominated by...
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Zoom sessions focus on educator wellness

Prairie Lakes is offering an opportunity to principals and superintendents to participate in three Zoom opportunities on Educator Wellness put on by Tina Boogren, author and associate for Solution Tree and Marzano Resources. . The second Zoom is planned from 10-11:15 a.m. Oct. 6 at this link. Passcode: 070224 Additionally,...
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New Substitute Authorization class scheduled

Prairie Lakes AEA has scheduled Substitute Authorization. These classes will be held virtually using Zoom each day. You will need a computer with a camera and microphone to participate in the class. You will be given a video link for each day of class to connect with the session. There...
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Suggestions to start the school year strong

Back-to-school feels anything but ordinary this year. After the coronavirus created an abrupt end to the school year, this fall finds families in the midst of making decisions about how and where their child will be learning. Over 4,440 K-12 students in Prairie Lakes AEA are identified as eligible for...
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