Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Opportunities from PLAEA

We are offering free teacher training this summer on how to lead a Virtual Reality (VREP) program in your middle or high school. (The training is also available for low-cost renewal credit.) In this course, you’ll learn the basics of Blender, a free digital arts program, and how to facilitate...
PLAEA is hosting a workshop with Jenni Donohoo, author of Collective Efficacy: How Educators' Beliefs Impact Student Learning on June 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. via Zoom. Leadership teams are encouraged to participate together. This leadership development opportunity provides the foundation for understanding collective efficacy, its impact on student achievement,...
For several years Iowa AEAs, in partnership with BrightBytes, have provided tools to assist districts with collecting actionable data to aid in decision making. Districts currently have access to several BrightBytes modules including Technology & Learning, Modern Learning Solution and Digital Privacy, Safety & Security. The AEAs want to help...
Early bird registration for the FOCUS conference is open! Save some money and gain immediate access to immediate access to the Capstone Interactive Library with 100 social emotional learning eBooks that can be used with students for free through November 2021. (We're also still accepting session proposals for the break-out...
Thanks to the overwhelming use and positive feedback from educators across the state, your school will continue to have free access to Pear Deck - an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in virtual and in-person learning - for the 2021-22 school year. Haven't tried PearDeck yet? Your...
Iowa's AEAs have created PR resources for you to share with your stakeholders (families, educators, students, etc.) as part of a campaign to promote the new well-being and mental health website for Iowans created by the AEAs at www.IowaAEAMentalHealth.org. Within the next few weeks, we'll be sending through our PLAEA...
The March issue of the SEBH News highlights the online mental health academy and suggestions on how to create a sense of security for students. We invite you to download the attachment and post in various spaces through your building. You're also welcome to send it via email to others.
The Northwest Iowa Down Syndrome Society offers both Buddy Grants for special education teachers and Buddy Scholarships for high school seniors who are taking a career path in special education or therapy. Click here for more information.

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