Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Partner & Support

The research is clear. Positive student relationships are fundamental to success. When students feel supported, they are more likely to engage in learning and have better academic outcomes. When they have positive interactions with teachers, there are fewer behavioral problems. Neuroscience can help us understand why positive relationships are a...
Letter tracing, assists for the alphabet, CORE books, DLM readers, notebooks, journals, planets, 5/10 frames...and more! Our Print Shop has a wide variety of print materials designed especially for our classroom teachers. The download below showcases some of the items that we have available for teachers to order. We are...
The last of three trainings on the ICAP, Becoming a Meaningful Career Conversationalist, will be held virtually from 4-5 p.m. March 10. Click here to find out how to join this conversation.
In December, we lost our colleague and friend, Glenda Harms, due to complications from COVID. Glenda worked with many teachers in 10 years with our agency, and she was a champion and advocate for all students, especially those with challenging behavior. The family has created a campaign and is selling...

Celebrate a Shining Star: Hope Brown

Are you looking for job embedded learning that improves teacher practice and student learning? If so, PLAEA offers several credit options for teachers to engage in coaching cycles with an instructional coach. This is a fabulous opportunity for teachers to impact student learning by partnering with a coach to think...

Celebrate a Shining Star: Diana Cardenas

Our Challenging Behavior Team has created a Zoom series designed to support educators who work with students with challenging behavior. March sessions focus on Structuring Your Classroom: The Physical Environment and Routines, plus Tools and Strategies for Collecting Meaningful Data to Reduce Problem Behavior. Dates and details are in this...
Learn best practice in suicide risk assessment procedures at this virtual training on April 10. Participants will: review important components of suicide prevention and intervention procedures in schools investigate the balance between risk factors, warning signs and protective factors become familiar with screening and assessment tools to help identify level...

Celebrate a Shining Star: Anna Speers

The Paraeducator Generalist I certificate program is delivered in three 30-hour courses. One of three classes (Behavior Supports) needed to receive the certification will begin March 27. Registration for that class is March 17. The additional hours needed to complete this class will be done online with work in Moodle...
This is a great time to look ahead to June for Shaping Preschoolers Into Readers and Writers (S.T.A.R). This engaging and interactive learning opportunity focuses on engaging students through print rich concepts. Participants will learn about the importance of building upon print concepts and vocabulary routines based on the Sit...
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