Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency


New summer reading program launches

A traditional part of summer includes a summer reading program. Prairie Lakes AEA has partnered with MackinVia to take the summer reading adventure online with a special website that offers about 20 books for each grade level from kindergarten-fifth grade. It offers the option of checking out books, and books...
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Paraeducator certification classes offered

Prairie Lakes AEA is offering the courses needed to earn the certification to become a paraeducator. Each of the three classes will have a Zoom meeting from 8-10 a.m. on the first day of the class, with the remaining class time conducted through online moodle units. Class 1 Introduction June...
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Early Childhood Virtual Cafe - April 27

Next Early Childhood Virtual Cafe: Monday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. Topic: Supporting Dual Language Learners Virtually - Val Jergens (PLAEA ELL Consultant) will be streaming with us to provide ideas and resources on how we can best support our DLL during this uncertain time. There will be time for...
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Sharing resources with families, educators

Our staff members have been putting together resources for families and educators to access online. Each document includes contact information for our staff who can assist. Additional questions can be sent to Connie Johnson, Communications Director. (Updated 4.3.20) AEA Digital Resources - Access to digital resources, including eBooks, streaming, video,...
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Make It OK Ambassador training planned

One in five people will develop a mental illness in their lifetime. Wondering how to start a conversation and support your friend, neighbor, family member who is experiencing a mental illness? Become a Make It OK Ambassador. Prairie Lakes AEA is offering free training that will equip participants with the...
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Dr. Susie Meade selected as new PLAEA Chief Administrator

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency Board of Directors has selected Dr. Susie Meade as its next Chief Administrator. In her new role, Dr. Meade will support the agency’s 247 full and part-time employees who provide special education and school improvement services in 14 counties across north central Iowa. These counties...
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Register now for the PLC Conference

Does your building/district have Professional Learning Communities? Are they focused on the big ideas of PLCs: focused on student learning, collaborative culture, and results oriented? When teams are meeting, are they focused on the main 4 questions? or have they become, as Gerry Brooks describes, “Places Ladies Converse”? Have you...
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