Future Ready

Supports for college, career, and future readiness initiatives include data analysis curriculum support and opportunities to promote postsecondary readiness and success. This effort is part of a statewide AEA initiative called AEA PREP (Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership). The five core service areas include: data, transition, partnerships, rigor and relevance.

The Future Ready team at Prairie Lakes AEA continually explores ways to support districts in transforming an educational experience to prepare students for academic, professional, and personal success. Future Ready work is system-wide; it is for all kids and all grade levels. 

Visit Future Ready Iowa or the Iowa AEA Future Ready website to learn more!


Future Ready Professional Learning Opportunities

5 strategies Future Ready

1 DataSupport leadership, school improvement, and/or counseling teams to effectively use a variety of Future Ready data sources and think-abouts in their evidence-driven planning and alignment with ESSA and Differentiated Accountability.


2 Transition

Ensure integrated strategies for improving PK-12 to postsecondary transition services for all students, with an emphasis on under-represented students, especially those with disabilities.


3 RigorIdentify and improve high‐quality instruction based on Iowa’s Academic Standards (content, 21st-century skills and Universal Constructs), especially for high‐need and underserved students and on closing opportunity gaps.


4 PartnershipsExpand high‐quality, work‐based learning experiences in various fields and careers for all students by enhancing partnerships in education, business, and community.


5 RelevanceSupport the implementation of learner-centered, personalized, and/or competency-based education as pathways to future readiness and success.

Important contacts

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Kelli Doorenbos

School Improvement Facilitator

712-346-5036 Email Kelli Doorenbos