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Prairie Lakes AEA, in collaboration with Drake University, has been awarded grant funding from the Iowa Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund (CSPDIF). The grant allows 60 teachers to take a university level computer science course or courses at no cost to them. The stipend covers the cost for the...
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 at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org 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....
How about professional learning that doesn't require travel OR a substitute teacher for your classroom? This document includes links to the many professional learning opportunities available to all the educators within Prairie Lakes AEA. Each option listed includes a link to a flyer with more information, including registration links, time/date,...
CPI De-Escalation Tip #2: Be aware of your position, posture, and proximity when interacting with a person in distress. Allowing personal space shows respect, keeps you safer, and tends to decrease a person’s anxiety. If you must enter someone’s personal space to provide care, explain what you’re doing so the...
The January edition of the Social Emotional Behavior News from Prairie Lakes AEA is available for download. Please post and share in all the spaces!
Statewide Science Networking, Monday, January 11, 3:45pm - Join K-12 teachers and AEA science consultants from across the state for some learning and networking. Monday's topic will be Phenomena. The link will take you to the flyer where you can register via a Google form. There is no fee... the...
A Work-Based Learning Mini-Grant with $500 stipends is now available to four PLAEA educators. This opportunity will boost the integration of work-based learning into the classroom and will also provide a model to teachers of how these projects can meet core standards, provide students with relevant work skills and offer...
Go to app.definedlearning.com/login, then use the Google single-sign on with your school email address. Check out this performance task for seventh grade that asks this driving question: How are decisions made regarding the clearing of roads to keep people safe during and after winter weather events? In this performance task,...
What is the Iowa STEM Scale-Up Program? The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council selects some of the state’s and nation’s high-quality programs and offers their professional development/training and materials to Iowa educators through the STEM Scale-Up Program. Each year, the STEM Council equips thousands of educators with STEM programs that...
TeachingBooks is a great resource available to PLAEA teachers and students that curates literature resources designed to help readers connect deeply with books, gain new insights and understanding from authors, and help them thoroughly experience the joy of reading. For example, this list, inspired by the CASEL framework, to infuse...
The final transitions to the Renaissance family results in some changes with the myIGDIs resources. myIGDIs website content will be moving to the Renaissance website in early January, and the myIGDIs website will be retired. The myIGDIs help files have been available on both the myIGDIs and Renaissance sites since...
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