Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

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Please review the information below and follow the links where needed. These are important updates related to FAST, Student Success and the Iowa Education Portal. As you begin this most unusual year and start to think about assessing students who may be in a remote learning setting, you will find...
The Prairie Lakes AEA Math Team is pleased to offer a brief introduction and overview to Number Sense Routines (Grades TK-1) and Number Talks (Grades 2-5) for new teachers in districts implementing either of those in their math curriculum. This training will be held via zoom for two, one hour...
Last spring, Prairie Lakes AEA added Defined Learning to the digital toolbox offered to educators. Defined Learning is an online resource that has hundreds of performance tasks to use and grow skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, for students in grades K-12. Not only does it support the...
Know an outstanding STEM teacher? Someone who demonstrates the incredible impact science, technology, engineering and math have on the world every day? Nominate them for the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries. Now in its seventh year, this award celebrates teachers who inspire a passion for STEM...
On Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m..-1 p.m., mentors and mentor coordinators are invited to a lunch time mingle via Zoom to share ideas and find solutions for problems of practice. This is an informal network opportunity that will be held four times: Sept. 15, Nov. 24, Feb. 16, and April...
Trainings for myIGDIs will be held via Zoom from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26. These sessions are for teachers or administrators who have never been trained in myIGDIs. This will still allow ample time to administer the fall screener if the district decides...
​LEA special education administrators from across the state have the opportunity to meet once a month throughout the year. The meetings will be on Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. via Zoom. (PLAEA may choose to offer additional collaboration time at 2:30.) Topics and discussions will be led by LEA and AEA...
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