Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 2.26.20

Does your building/district have Professional Learning Communities? Are they focused on the big ideas of PLCs: focused on student learning, collaborative culture, and results oriented? When teams are meeting are they focused on the main four questions? or have they become, as Gerry Brooks describes, “Places Ladies Converse?" Are you...
Please feel free to post the download in your schools and share through your communication channels! 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...
Prairie Lakes AEA will offerChild Mental Health First Aid training for the first time! This six-hour course is designed to teach adults how to help children who are experiencing a mental health challenge or are in crisis. This training is a redesign of Youth Mental Health First Aid offering specific...
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. Click here for details.
From Jaymie Randel, PLAEA Coaching Coordinator...I hope you find these resources helpful and would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Might there be some interest in having a workday to examine tasks students in your schools are being asked to do, identify implications for teachers and students, and plan next steps. If...
Steve Gill, author of The ELL Critical Process, will train teams in a matrix-based process that differentiates between disability and language acquisition. The process uses a variety of data which leads teams toward the best type of supports for diverse learners. Time, Dates, Location 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 12 &...
Steve Gill, author of The ELL Critical Data Process, will train early childhood teachers, consultants and administrators in a matrix-based process that differentiates between disability and language acquisition. The process uses a variety of data sources lading teams toward the best type of supports for diverse, young learners. Time, date,...
FOCUS 2020 (Prairie Lakes AEA Summer Learning Conference) will take place June 24 and 25 on the Buena Vista University campus in Storm Lake, IA. We have three amazing keynote speakers (Dr. Ross Greene, Jessica Minahan, and Dr. Matthew Vasquez) lined up and will be hosting a private screening of...
The 5th Annual Summit on School Climate and Culture will take place Aug. 10-11 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The Summit is designed help educators improve school climate and culture through professional development, skill building and application of best practices and research. This event will allow you...
A brief published by the National Center for System Improvement about effective coaching practices that improve teacher practice and outcomes for all learners states that coaching programs should have two goals: Improve teaching practice, with a particular emphasis on increasing the use of practices shown to be highly effective, including...
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