Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 10.15.19

Prairie Lakes AEA will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training on various dates in multiple locations throughout the 2019-2020 school year. This six-hour training course is designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Click...
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for...
As school leaders, it is important to ask: What are the hopes, aspirations, and dreams that our community has for our young people? What are the skills and habits of mind that our children need for success in this rapidly changing and complex world? What are the implications for the...
Executive functioning issues are difficulties with a set of mental skills that are key to learning. Kids who have trouble with executive function often struggle with working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. Deficits in executive-functioning skills have been associated with several behavioral challenges, such as shifting attention, inhibiting impulses, initiating...
A reminder that the first round of elementary and secondary social studies YEAR 3 trainings is this month! Get signed up today! Elementary: Oct 21-22 in Pocahontas Secondary: Oct 29-30 in Fort Dodge Find other future dates and more on the flyer!
PLAEA is providing a FREE, three-day Project Based Learning (PBL) workshop centered around the Buck Institute for Education Gold Standards. It is being offered at the Pocahontas Prairie Lakes AEA office location starting in October. See the flyer for more details!
PLAEA will host a half-day workshop for administrators, curriculum directors, and instructional leaders on Dec 6 from 9:00am-11:30am in Pocahontas. The purpose of the workshop is to look at Iowa's CS standards, K-12 frameworks and resources, grant opportunities, and upcoming learning opportunities available to districts. School leaders are encouraged to...
The 2019 Global Education Institute for Teachers: Infusing Art and Global Perspectives Into Your Classroom, will be held on the University of Iowa campus on December 7-8, 2019. The institute is sponsored by the Stanley Foundation and UI International Programs and presented by the UI Stanley Museum of Art and...
Based on YOUR feedback, the PLAEA Trauma Conference has been moved to June 24-25, 2020 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Watch for more details!
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