Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 11.7.17

Autism: Interdisciplinary Approaches For School, Home, & Community will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the PLAEA office in Storm Lake. Rachell-Swanson-Holm, Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program Coordinator and the CDC’s Act Early Ambassador for Iowa will give the welcome and opening comments. The objectives of this no-cost...
The Iowa Department of Education is aware of the recent challenges programs may be experiencing in using GOLD® assessment on the MyTeachingStrategies™ platform. Iowa's transition to the new platform has experienced some performance lags and technology challenges. The Iowa DE is working with Teaching Strategies to address these challenges to...
Did you know? Students taught by beginning teachers supported by a high quality mentoring program have 3-5 months more growth on standardized tests in reading and math than students taught by beginning teachers in traditional mentoring programs. Beginning teacher retention in Iowa is 70%. This means that 30% of beginning...
Prairie Lakes AEA is offering training in SIM/KU-Paragraph Writing Strategy on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15. This two-day training includes strategies and tools for students to organize ideas related to topic sentences, detail sentences, and clincher sentences. This strategy also includes instruction and practice using appropriate transitions, point of view,...
For over a year, AEA Learning Online has partnered with the Iowa College Aid Commission and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to bring school counselors the Iowa Go Alliance Academy. These courses are available for license renewal or graduate credit, and are specifically targeted for counselors, working with the...
Prairie Lakes AEA is offering Paraeducator Generalist I certification training. Registration deadline is Dec. 20. Classes begin Jan. 6. More details available in the download.

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Iowa's AEA have worked with BrightBytes to offer districts addtional options. Pricing good through the 2019-2020 school year. Details in the download. For assistance, contact Leslie Pralle-Keehn, lprallekeehn@plaea.org or Karen Goldstein, karen@brightbytes.net.
LITERACY: Solutions to Closing the Gap: Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS) training is planned Feb. 15-16, 2018 at Buena Vista University, Siebens Forum, in Storm Lake. PRESS Classwide Intervention - 12:30-4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2018 Register at RE039199611801 $35+ materials if needed* For classroom teachers, literacy coaches,...
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