Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 2.18.20

FOCUS, the Prairie Lakes AEA Summer Learning Conference, will be held June 24-25 at Buena Vista University is Storm Lake. The conference aims to bring educators, counselors, administrators, and other leaders in education together to engage in learning around the most current and pressing challenges that face us in today’s...
Prairie Lakes AEA will host a virtual site in Spencer for the Council of Administrators of Special Education Winter Hybrid Conference from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 26-27.
One in five people will develop a mental illness in their lifetime. Wondering how to start a conversation and support your friend, neighbor, family member who is experiencing a mental illness? Become a Make It OK Ambassador. Prairie Lakes AEA is offering free training that will equip participants with the...
They just DON’T know their facts!! How many times have you said this as a teacher or heard it as an administrator? In 2018, the PLAEA Math Team started a series of workshops that targeted fact fluency in second, third, and fourth grades, including special education and Title program teachers....
This series of 4 recorded webinars is aimed at helping general education, core teachers begin to learn about support for English Learners (ELs) within their content lessons. In addition to helping ELs deepen their content understanding, these ideas help them to further their English proficiency. In fact, all of the...
Congratulations to Sharon Jaeschke, a math finalist in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Jaeschke, who teaches at Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie, was honored recently during the annual Outstanding Teachers Luncheon.
Trying to understand all the possible ways to better manage your student loans is a daunting task. Prairie Lakes AEA is pleased to continue offering the Loan Relief benefit from Fiducius. With their financial planning approach, the student loan Advisors at Fiducius help you navigate and determine your best option,...
A recent issue of Educator Connection included this information on the individual Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings that are scheduled. If you have a number of staff to participate, and would like to offer training locally, please complete this form. Kim Bodholdt, a member of our Prairie Lakes AEA...
It is that time of year teacher leaders and administrators are reflecting on the impact of the district teacher leadership program. Leadership teams are asking continuous improvement questions as they reflect and consider improvements. 1) What is our implementation reality compared to our desired state? 2) What are the strengths...
An Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) national trainer will provide professional for all 6-12 physical educators. An overview of the free OPEN curriculum modules will be provided. This event will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16 at the Spencer Middle School. Check the download for details.
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