Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 1.25.19

​As your district begins to do the annual evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the Teacher Leadership program, specifically mentoring, please consider the opportunity to expand the capacity and quality of your current mentoring program by sharing a full-time Induction Coach among districts. Contact Jaymie Randel for more information.
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is accepting applications for the STEM Scale- Up Program. Ten STEM Scale-Up Programs were selected through a rigorous review process to be offered during the 2019-2020 academic year. Pre-K-12 schools, afterschool programs and other educational programs are encouraged to apply. The application period for...
#EdCampIA will be held Feb. 23 at Spencer High School. Please bring a canned food item to donate to local food pantries if planning to attend. Click here to register. Graduate credit options for this event are available through Mount Mercy by clicking on this link. Learn more about the...
A new feature can be found on the PLAEA Science webpage. The right column includes a link to announcements, updates, and other science news.
The Iowa State Board of Education has amended Iowa’s special education rules related to the graduation of individuals eligible for special education and the definition of a regular high school diploma. The state has made these changes to be consistent with the required language in the Every Student Succeeds Act...
On Feb. 15, Humboldt Community School will host the Third Annual AIW Mid-Year Event. The AIW Mid-Year is an annual opportunity for professional dialogue and innovation collaboration. AIW practitioners have the opportunity to collaborate, exchange ideas, and further their learning around the Authentic Intellectual Work Framework and Guiding Principles. Participants...
Iowa’s AEAs have partnered with McREL to offer the Iowa Leadership Academy beginning in June. The Iowa School Leadership Academy will give school leadership teams in-depth strategies and guidance from McREL’s research- and evidence-based knowledge sets of Balanced Leadership, What Matters Most and Curiosity Works. School districts are encouraged to...
Instructional Practices Inventory Level I will be March 26 at Gilbert Intermediate School. Registration Directions: Below are the step-by-step directions to register online for the following workshop. This course is also reflected on our webpage in the Heartland AEA PD Catalog. 1. You can either click on the activity #...
The PLAEA Physics Competition will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Iowa Central Community College East Campus, Building #3, 2031 Quail Avenue, Fort Dodge. Teams can arrive beginning at 8 a.m. with competition commencing at 8:30 a.m. This is a qualifying event for the Iowa Physics Competition to be held...
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