Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Opportunities from PLAEA

The Paraeducator Generalist I certificate program is delivered in three 30-hour courses. One of three classes needed to receive the certification will begin Feb.13 (Instructional Support) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Registration deadline is Feb. 10. Another class (Behavior Supports) will begin March 27. Registration for that...
We would like to know who in your school is interested in registering for some high school computer science seats for professional learning as part of an AEA state-wide collaboration grant from the Iowa Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund. There are two high school learning opportunities including compensation that...
We're hosting College & Career Readiness Data Workshops in March. Level 1: Intended for those districts and/or individuals who have not attended a previous Level 1Workshop with PLAEA or NWAEA. Level 2.5: Intended for anyone who has or has not attended a previous CCR Data Workshop. We will look deeply...
Or email Jenifer Krischel for assistance.
Several area schools have been working on the Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) roll out from the Department of Education. Team members from PLAEA are putting together a foundational training that will intersect SDI and MTSS. The training will include what SDI is and how it can be embedded throughout the...
The Bridge to Reading Picture Book Award, sponsored by the Youth Services Subdivision of the Iowa Library Association, promotes early literacy and reading by introducing children to quality picture books. Book kits including past and present book award nominees have recently been added to the PLAEA Lending Library. Children who...
CPI’s De-Escalation Tip #3: The more a person is in distress, the less they hear your words—and the more they react to your nonverbal communication. Be mindful of your gestures, facial expressions, movements, and tone of voice. Keeping your tone and body language neutral will go a long way toward...
PLAEA Librarian Christine Sturgeon has put together some resources for teachers from PLAEA's digital resource tools and made it very easy to access with Classlink. Go to launchpad.classlink.com/plaea, sign in with your school email account, and find a folder of resources on your desktop, with credentials already added for easy...
A virtual forum will be held April 7 for families in northwest Iowa. This forum will feature contact information regarding who to contact for support regarding development, outline the process of evaluation and diagnosis, and highlight available resources.
The third Mentor Mingle is planned for Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mentors and mentor coordinators are invited to mingle via Zoom to share ideas and find solutions for problems of practice. This is an informal network opportunity that is held four times a year. Please register to receive...
The target launch date for the new web IEP (Achieve) is August 1, 2021. There will be expected pre-launch training, launch training and post launch training. At this time the anticipated pre-launch training will be about 1-½ days and will be ready in early March. Please watch for future details.
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