Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 3.5.19

The University of Northern Iowa is offering Leadership Camps which have been approved for Evaluator Renewal credit. The Leadership Camps are two-day opportunities to learn with colleagues, sharing challenges and successes of the evaluation of administrators. The cost of the two-day camp is $75 for one credit (reduced from $509)...
Former Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball player, Royce White,has taken on the cause to help decrease the stigma that society continues to place on mental health issues. Royce will talk about his commitment to transforming how mental health is addressed in our conversations. April 24 - 6-7:30 p.m. at Bethany...
The University of Northern Iowa Institute for Educational Leadership is hosting Think Tank as part of a grant called Leading and Learning with Character through the Kern Family Foundation. Administrators are invited to join UNI for facilitated conversation around challenges facing Iowa school leaders and strategies for addressing the challenges....
PLAEA now has a FlipGrid space for anyone teaching social studies, K-12, as well as coaches and instructional leaders. This is a space to ask your questions, share your resources, and work collaboratively with grade alike teachers who may be asking the same thing. Feel free to use this space...
A half-day of hands-on learning is planned for administrators from 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 1 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Learning outcomes for this Tech Bootcamp is designed to help administrators: Understand what purposeful tech integration connected to student learning looks like and how to support it Use tools to...
"The Power of Collective Efficacy" is the focus of the Iowa ASCD conference that will be held on April 11-12 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Campus in Ankeny. Come and learn with Jenni Donohoo, the author of Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning. This two-day...
Did you enjoy "Facilitating Critical Conversations" with Teaching Tolerance? Were you bummed you missed out? Join us in Fort Dodge on April 8 for a one-day workshop to explore tech tools, strategies, and resources for facilitating tough conversations in your classrooms. This workshop is designed for both classroom teachers and...
Join area educators at the spring BrightBytes data summit to dig into your district's Clarity Teaching & Learning survey data! Navigate & analyze your Technology & Learning data Prioritize data points and action plan based on data Learn with and from other educators Communicate, collaborate, & create This data summit...
Culturally Responsive Teaching: EdTech Edition - May 9 in Storm Lake This one day workshop will start looking at the basic tenets of culturally responsive teaching coupled with digital tools and resources that support them! The first part of the day will focus on creating a common understanding and processing,...
The PLAEA Tech Innovation Team is excited to provide another learning opportunity for instructional coaches & teacher leaders. Please forward this flyer to your teacher leaders and instructional coaches and encourage them to attend.
Michael Fenton of Desmos will be the keynote speaker at the ICTM 2019 Conference scheduled for Oct. 14 at Valley High School in West Des Moines. For additional information visit the ICTM website at: https://www.iowamath.org.
The Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District in Albuquerque, New Mexico is looking for 4th-5th grade classes who are looking for partners to exchange information about rivers and their watersheds! This is part of a year-long curriculum where students learn about rivers, watersheds, stormwater, municipal water supplies, ecology, and conservation....
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