Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 10.9.18

PE/Health Teachers: please join us for a day of learning and collaboration on Oct 25 in Pocahontas https://www.smore.com/2wkp9
Have you ever been a meeting and held back from offering a differing opinion hoping that someone else will bring up the objection, but then no one ever does? Have you ever wanted to give a coworker sensitive feedback but decided not to because the conversation might not go well,...
The Iowa State Board of Education has amended the special education rules to reflect changes in graduation requirements for students receiving special education services. These changes are related to ESSA requirements for all students. Additional guidance will be available second semester.
If you haven't registered for the November Trauma Responsive Schools conference, there's still time! Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes you to attend a conference focused on creating a trauma-responsive school. The conference will be held Nov. 2 & 3 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Bring a team from your...
In order for districts to claim reimbursement for behavioral related services, Medicaid requires that Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) be co-developed with a mental health professional. Often times that role is filled by an AEA school psychologist or school social worker. Linked is the guidance on meeting that requirement. For more...
Consultants from Diane Sweeney Consulting will host three days of face-to-face learning for participants in Year 1 or Year 2 of implementation with Student Centered Coaching. Opportunities are available statewide.
Prairie Lakes AEA is hosting its second annual Prairie Lakes Assistive Technology in Education conference on Nov. 12 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The conference features local and national speakers that will provide strategies and information about assistive technology in education. Dakota Caldwell, a former Storm Lake student,...
A joint effort between the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Reading Research center, the Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative (Blueprint) is focused on improving the overall design and delivery of the literacy instruction that elementary students receive. Training will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov....
Mark Shea, the new Postsecondary Readiness Lead for Prairie Lakes AEA and Northwest AEA, is leading regional data discussions. This workshop is an opportunity is for your district Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP) team or a similar group in your district to: Learn about what your district or school’s...
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 25-26, 2019 at Buena Vista University (Siebens Forum, DCC Multiple Purpose Room) in Storm Lake. This two-day learning experience introduces teachers and leaders to role and purpose of teacher leadership when it grows from classroom teachers. With the belief that...
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