Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: We're here for you!

The PLAEA Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training schedule for Spring 2021 has been released and courses are live on the AEA Professional Learning Registration System. To maximize safety and minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we will continue to utilize CPI’s Blended Learning opportunities which allow participants to complete...
Youth Mental Health First Aid virtual training will held Dec. 8. This training is agency-wide and open to anyone in our Prairie Lakes AEA schools. The format includes two hours of self-paced learning prior to Dec. 8 with virtual learning from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. For more information...

Celebrate A Shining Star: Maria Vazquez

Prairie Lakes AEA has developed a new way to recognize the time, effort, innovation, and dedication of our staff and district partners. You'll see the first shining stars sprinkled in today's Educator Connection, and we invite you to nominate a shining star. It may be a teacher in a different...
The workshop is designed for K-12 school counselors, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school based interventionists, nurses or anyone who would be involved in suicide assessment. Team time will be provided to discuss school procedures and role play, so it is beneficial to register as a team. Training Dates &...
According to the Iowa Data Center, in the last 20 years the number of Latinx students in Iowa schools has increased by 266 percent. The number of Spanish speaking English Learners in public schools has increased by 232.8 percent over the same period. We would like to extend an invitation...
Buena Vista University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has recently been accepted as an Approved Continuing Education Provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Below are our upcoming continuing education offerings for counselors. Thursday, November 12th -- Using a Wellness Model with BIPOC Individuals Experiencing Racial Trauma (2 CEUs,...
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