Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Partner & Support

Are you interested in understanding and using quality formative assessment practices? Do you want to see how Pear Deck, a free tool provided by PLAEA, can be used in your classroom instruction? Do you want to understand how to embed formative assessment within Pear Deck? We're hosting two half-day workshops...
We will be sending out a survey to school nurses in our area to determine their professional learning needs. Upon compilation of the survey results, we will be collaborating with Jen Mars from Northwest AEA to create some short learning opportunities for area nurses. Please tell your nurses to be...
Prairie Lakes AEA, in collaboration with Drake University, has been awarded grant funding from the Iowa Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund (CSPDIF). By July 1, 2023, schools must have a computer science offering that is aligned to the CSTA K-12 CS Standards in at least one grade level in...
Registration deadline is tomorrow (Jan. 13) for Rapid Literacy: ELL Strategies for Secondary Emergent Readers & Book Study. (This virtual training is Saturday, Jan. 16) More details available at this link (View our list of professional learning opportunities by clicking here. Topics include challenging behavior, English Learners, mathematics, paraeducators, substitute...
American History in Video is a collection of more than 7,000 newsreels, documentaries, and more of real people through history. Listen to Martin Luther King’s “Mountaintop” Speech, or this newsreel about the March to Washington from August 29, 1963. Watch the silent film of President Theodore Roosevelt or view actual...
Join the Prairie Lakes AEA Math Team for a brief overview of the soon-to-be released Illustrative Math Curriculum K-5. This is intended to provide districts with a look at the layout and the intent of this highly anticipated set of materials. Learn more here.
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...
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