Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 2.6.18

The Northwest Iowa Down Syndrome Society has grants, scholarships, and other supports available to students, teachers, and parents. Click here for the details and deadlines of the many opportunities available
Iowa’s AEAs and AEA Learning Online have been collaborating to move our individual professional development and licensure registration systems to a statewide professional learning registration system. Having one registration system will provide participants with a much larger offering of professional learning activities through a statewide catalog. It also creates greater...
To make districts aware of changes in the evaluation and eligibility process for special education, please download the document incuded below from the Department of Education that was sent to Special Education Directors. These changes include:1. Not using severity of discrepancy to determine eligibility. 2. Removing the consideration of the...
Students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills have been shown to significantly improve students’ academic performance and attitude toward school. Great teachers embed SEL within instruction by creating optimal learning environments. How well are your teachers embedding SEL in daily lessons and creating optimal learning environments for all students? Read...
Iowa Lakes Community College will host the High School Physics Competition March 9 at the ILCC Estherville campus. Erica Kilian, Associate Professor of Physics at ILCC, is again organizing team registration and will be conducting the competition. To register a team, email Erica at ekilian@iowalakes.edu. Please include your email address,...
The Iowa Department of Education will host the Special Education Symposium on June 11-12 at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Click here for more details.
Registration for the Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit is now open. The summit will be held April 3, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The purpose of this all-day event is to amplify the public conversation about transforming education and the workforce, including expanding work-based learning and...
After the Iowa Core Science Standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in August 2015, all of Iowa's AEAs began offering Module 1, an overview of Iowa’s new science standards, in anticipation of expected implementation in August 2018. Over the past two years, there have been more than...
The 9th annual Iowa 1:1 Institute is April 3-4. Click here for details.
The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition is looking for middle and high school teachers to participate in a new project, "Connecting to Iowa Core: Authentic Iowa Wildlife and Natural Resources Data for the Classroom." Teachers who attend a focus group in March and complete a survey ​will ​receive a $100 stipend...
The NGSS-ESS Working Group offers a free webinar, Integrating Earth and Space Science Concepts into High School Physics and Physical Science Courses, at 3 p.m., March 8. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Please visit: https://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/hs-physics-physical/index.html to register. You will receive webinar access information a day or two...
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