Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 1.24.20

Alex Kajitani, a national presenter, will lead a workshop in Prairie Lakes AEA that focuses on English Learners and math. Connecting Math & Literacy: Getting Students Reading, Writing & Speaking in Math Class will be held Feb. 26 and May 6 at Briggs Woods Conference Center in Webster City. The...
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...
College and Career Ready Math Workshop will be held from 9 a..m-noon March 4 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Discussion will center around preparing our students to be college and career ready in the area of mathematics. The purpose of this training is to increase understanding of how we...
We're excited to share that we've secured new dates for the PLC Relaunch with Solution Tree. New dates: June 16-17 at Briggs Woods Conference Center in Webster City. More details and registration available here. Registration for the FOCUS 2020 conference is expected to open on Feb. 14.
This is a great time of year to reflect and plan forward. Stacey Origer is a teacher at Manson Northwest Webster who is looking forward to winter testing to see how many of her students have grown this year in reading. She and the instructional coach collaborated during a coaching...
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...
PLAEA is offering a one hour licensure renewal Evaluator Approval course on June 22 and 23 from 8:00 to 4:30 in Pocahontas. The course was requested by administrators from districts using an Instructional Framework for both teacher evaluation and coaching. Read more…
The "School on Fire" Facebook group that started with the schools who attended the workshop in August has been opened up to any educators who might want to be included in the info. https://www.facebook.com/groups/400579087522985/ An 8-part webinar series with educators/authors/experts across Iowa/PLAEA/the country (actually make that globally, one is in...
Schools from Northwest AEA and Prairie Lakes AEA to join us by touring various schools in Iowa and South Dakota to get a picture of how these schools are designing their learning environments to prepare students for college & careers. This flyer has more information.
Prairie Lakes AEA is supporting Portrait of a Graduate in schools and communities as we work together to: Create a sense of urgency Use local, regional and national data including resources, tools, and processes that will support your Portrait of a Graduate Team in all phases Connect Iowa's College &...
Who can apply? PreK-12 cross-curricular educators, both in and out of the classroom, are eligible to apply, so long as they have undergone a criminal background check as a requirement of employment. Eligible applicant(s) include public and private school PreK-12 teachers, youth organization leaders, informal education professionals, home school associations...
We're coming into the home stretch before full implementation (Fall 2020) for the new Social Studies standards. Here's a quick reminder about the spring training dates that Prairie Lakes AEA will be offering. Elementary Training: April 23-24, Storm Lake (PLAEA) June 8-9, Pocahontas (PLAEA) Secondary Training: March 5-6, Pocahontas (PLAEA)...
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