Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 11.26.19

Jessica Minahan, author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, is a confirmed keynote speaker for the PLAEA Trauama Responsive Schools Conference scheduled for June 24-25, 2020 at Buena VIsta University in Storm Lake. Jessica Minahan is a licensed and board-certified behavior...
Calling all high school teachers! Do you want some new ways to increase student agency in your classroom? Are you interested in learning some new technologies to engage your learners? Do you want to connect, share, and get innovative ideas from other High School teachers? If so, there's still time...
Prairie Lakes will host a workshop designed to offer ALL educators a proactive approach for targeting these skill deficits through various instructional strategies. It will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Lunch will be on your own. Registration and other details are...
Join us live for a chance to learn with and from educators and on the passion-based, inquiry journey! Recordings will be made available after each session which will run between 45-60 minutes. Stay tuned as more speakers are added the School on Fire journey continues! Click here for details.
Instructional Coaches/Teacher Leaders Workshops are scheduled Jan. 14 & April 14. License renewal credit is availalbe. A glance at what will take place during these workshops: Explore various technologies that support 21st century skills Use various coaching scenarios to help incorporate technology when appropriate Learn strategies that engage Gen Z...
From Valerie Jergens, PLAEA Consultant for Emerging Bilinguals. Choosing books for your classroom or library can be a difficult task with so many titles available. Choosing books specifically to highlight various cultures and transcend stereotypes can be even more challenging. Scholastic has enlisted the advice of five authors of children's...
From Jaymie Randel, PLAEA Coaching Coordinator South Hamilton Instructional Coaches, Cathy Stakey and Lisa Pulis, and I developed a coach evaluation document that aligns their job description to the ITS/Criteria and Student-Centered Coaching. We also provided ideas for evidence. Their job description has been removed from the document so that...
Join us for a fun, free and fabulous elementary workshop on December 19 in Spencer! Do you want some new ways to increase the purposeful use of technology in your classroom? Are you interested in learning some new technologies to engage your learners? Do you want to connect, share, and...
A list of resources have been purchased with Title III funds and available for check out by teachers of English Learners is posted here on the PLAEA website. One item at a time can be checked out to an individual unless specific arrangements have been made.
Growth Mindset & Collective Efficacy will be the focus of the April 7 leadership session. Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes district leaders to spend the day with Jenni Donohoo & Trevor Ragan. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 7 at the PLAEA office in Storm Lake. Registration...
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...
Districts in Prairie Lakes AEA formed a consortium starting the 2018-19 school year to address challenges the districts were having with recruiting and retaining effective new teachers. The mission is to enhance and accelerate new teacher practices and increase retention through a collaborative and comprehensive system that ensures the success...
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