Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 3.6.18

Prairie Lakes will host ESSA Informational Webinars - Facilitated Viewings for administrative teams (superintendents, principals & curriculum directors) to meet regionally in order to view the first two recorded webinars (Overview of ESSA Content & Overview of Consolidated Application) that have been outlined in the ESSA Timeline communicated by the...
Participants in this class will dig deeper into the NSGR framework. Only participants who have a background in NSGR should attend this class as we will NOT review "HOW" to teach NSGR. However, we will be looking specifically at how to use the framework to accelerate students' reading. This class...
An Early Childhood Principal Huddle is planned for March 20 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Click here to learn more about this workshop which focuses on detailing the updated requirements for your preschool.
All secondary ELA educators and coaches supporting secondary ELA educators for a FREE day of tech-infused, literacy embedded, and Core connected learning. The interactive workshop will focus on new literacies, shifts in ELA, and technology that supports, enhances, and encourages literacy. There will be an opportunity to connect as we...
Cognitively Guided Instruction for K-3 teachers of mathematics is planned from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. This will be the first three days of training. The three additional days during the school year will be decided during this training. School teams of at...
Calling all PE/Health teachers! You're invited to the (rescheduled) PE/Health + Technology workshop on April 26 in Pocahontas. Find more information and register here!
Civil Discourse in a Digital World will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 19 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. This workshop is designed for teachers of all grade levels (with differentiation) to provide actionable strategies to take back to the classroom to help students construct sound arguments while...
Our Kids Summer Institute, which focuses on effective and exceptional strategies for working with students who are English Learners, will be June 12-13, at North Polk High School, 13930 NE 6th St, in Alleman,. There are new focus areas this year for administrators and early childhood. Title III funds available...
This summer Drake University will offer a course for elementary and secondary music teachers who want to help their students to read pitch and rhythm confidently, develop beautiful tone, and sing expressively. The course utilizes a cooperative learning format and guided practice to assist teachers in gaining the skills they...
Science Module 3 is focused on 3D science assessment and was first offered this past fall. The two-day Module 3 will be repeated for teachers, instructional coaches and administrators at any grade level on March 15 & April 5 from 8:30-3:30 in the Pocahontas AEA. Please register by March 8...
Your PLAEA Math Team is thinking about math educator supports for 2018-19, and we need your input! Please complete the brief Google Form at this link to let us know your building/district's math needs for the coming year. There is also a place in the form indicate if you would...
Did you know that there are Code.org professional learning workshops available at no cost for teachers here in Iowa?
Bruce Wellman, co-author of Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide to Collaborative Inquiry, will present at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee on April 19 and 20. He will focus on honing practical tools for discovering assumptions, promoting data-focused inquiry, and developing shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions. Please see...
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