Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 1.23.18

Prairie Lakes AEA will host two separate, three-day workshops focused on Project Based Learning Workshops with the Buck Institute for Education. The workshop will be held on Feb. 5-7. Workshops will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Black Hawk Lake Conference Room in the PLAEA office in Pocahontas....
Prairie Lakes AEA is offering a 15-hour course that would allow an individual to be a substitute teacher. Those completing this course would be authorized to substitute teach in a elementary, middle school, junior high school, or high school for no more than five consecutive days in one job assignment....
Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to education and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs)? Please take a few minutes to nominate this person for recognition! Iowa’s AEAs bestow three awards annually to outstanding candidates for their contributions to education and the work of Iowa’s AEAs. To submit...
The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council has selected 10 STEM Scale-Up Programs to be offered during the 2018-19 academic year. The STEM Scale-Up Program provides STEM educational opportunities to nearly 100,000 students each year. The application period for pre-K-12 schools, afterschool programs and other educational programs opened Jan. 22. The...
Want to learn more about collaborative leadership and how Iowa schools are leading the way? Join the 2018 Iowa ASCD Curriculum Academy on April 19 & 20. Details about the event are listed below and you can click here to register for the event. DAY 1 (APRIL 19): Peter DeWitt...
Are you interested in having your students work on a project that involves getting a better understanding of renewable energy? If so, KidWind is a great avenue for that to happen. There is going to be a KidWind STEM Festival students can attend in Estherville this spring. Please see the...
The new year brings personnel changes for Iowa’s Area Education Agencies. In December, Brent Siegrist retired from his former role as AEA Executive Director, but will continue to support the AEA system by focusing on legislative advocacy. This change offers the AEA system the benefit of Brent’s considerable background, knowledge...
Effective teaching and learning can only happen when an Optimal Learning Environment is in place. Yet, what is an Optimal Learning Environment and how can educators foster this type of environment in their classrooms and schools? Based on nearly 20 years of experience working with and building strong educators, NTC...
A new, innovative cybersecurity training program offered by the SANS Institute offers young women in high school the opportunity to learn basic cybersecurity skills through a no-cost online game of discovery called Girls Go CyberStart. Participating students do not need prior cybersecurity knowledge or programming experience. All that is required...
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