Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 1.3.18

Do you work with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder? Dr. Jesse Logue, board certified behavior analyst from One Vision Children's Autism Center, will lead a training from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas around three evidence-based strategies: Discrete Trial Pivotal Response Natural Environment Intervention...
Iowa's Area Education Agencies made the decision to provide the National Clearinghouse data to all Iowa schools. This work aligns with one of the four Compact goals, which is to ensure each Iowa student is college and career ready. We are also excited to announce PREP, Postsecondary Readiness and Equity...
Learn how to use Number Talks and Number Sense Routines to help students develop relational thinking, understand and use the properties of operations, and develop fluency with mental math. Classes will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 15, March 22, and May 3 in the Pocahontas office. More details available...
The NSGR follow-up meeting is now scheduled for Feb 28. Here is the link to the flyer and the outcomes for this half-day follow-up meeting include: Participants will be able to record anecdotal notes to increase observations skills of student reading. Participants can use anecdotal notes to plan NSGR lessons...
A reminder that the next round of Iowa Social Studies Standards trainings are approaching! Feb 15-16, Secondary (6-12), Pocahontas March 12-13, Elementary (K-5), Spencer April 23-24, Elementary (K-5), Fort Dodge More opportunities will be offered in June. Registration can be found here. For more information, please contact Leslie Pralle Keehn...
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...
During winter break, the Department of Education posted an updated version of the MyTeachingStrategies GOLD online procedures. After​ reviewing the updated procedures, ​we noted many helpful hints that ​Early Childhood Consultants are asked on a continual basis. We​ encourage you to either download the document or review it on the...
Fred Kinne, Iowa Department of Education Equity/Section 504 Consultant, will lead a series of workshops focused on Section 504. Topics, dates, and registration details available here.
The Principals' Leadership Network will meet again in February. These roundtables provide a regional forum for Prairie Lakes AEA school principals as to work collaboratively to increase positive student outcomes. Click here for details.
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