Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 12.10.19

School board elections are over and you’re looking for ways to provide support for your new board members. The first few months of board service are overwhelming and many new board members say they feel like they’re drinking from a firehose with the new information being thrown at them from...
The December issue of the SEL News for Well-being, brought to you by the PLAEA SEBH Team, can be viewed online here. We encourage you to print the one-page newsletter and post in a prominent, heavy traffic area in your school. (We suggest posting in the staff bathrooms or by...
From Christine Sturgeon, PLAEA Teacher Librarian. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary since the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. (Yet 2019 is the 150th anniversary of Wyoming giving women the vote!) The digital resources offered through Iowa's AEAs have a lot to say on the topic, such as...
Prairie Lakes AEA will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training on various dates in multiple locations throughout the 2019-2020 school year. This six-hour training course is designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Dates/Locations...
Calling all instructional coaches! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear a national expert present on April 7 at the PLAEA office in Storm Lake from 9-11:30 a.m. Presenter Jenni Donohoo is the author of several books about teacher collective efficacy. Check out her website for more information. Reasons to make...
Teachers - are you looking for learning opportunities to improve teacher and student learning? If so, PLAEA offers a scope and sequence of credit opportunities that several districts provide for their teachers who engage in coaching cycles with an instructional coach. Check out the scope and sequence for credit and...
A three-part blog post written by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris in 2015 and updated in December 2019 provides some really good questions and thoughts for districts to consider about their instructional coaching program. Regardless of the coaching model that the district uses, this short blog is worth a read....
The Department of Human Services has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Wrap Around Child Care Program, ACFS 21-102. To view the full procurement and all related materials please refer to the State of Iowa Bid Opportunities website. Any inquiries regarding this procurement opportunity should be directed to...
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