Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 4.17.18

Need to renew your evaluator license? Prairie Lakes AEA will offer the Evaluator Approval course, Increasing Student Achievement through Actionable Feedback. The course has limited enrollment, so please register soon. As a reminder, there are not many options for Evaluator Approval courses and PLAEA has worked hard to bring a...
Based on feedback received from the first facilitated ESSA Viewings, an additional viewing party is planned that will condense the content of the final three webinars from the Iowa Department of Education around ESSA. Webinar #3 is the Data Review & Self-Assessment, Webinar #4 is about the Regional Learnings and...
We know student loan payments can be stressful and are pleased to continue offering a Voluntary Student Loan Relief Benefit to improve your student loan situation. ISLoan Solutions, an employee benefits company, will educate you and provide information about loan forgiveness*, refinancing, and other options to make your student loans,...
Mark Shea, Director of Student Success at Buena Vista University, has been selected as the new Postsecondary Readiness Lead for Prairie Lakes AEA and Northwest AEA. Shea, a graduate of Buena Vista College with a degree in Elementary Education, served as a substitute teacher and teacher associate at Storm Lake...
The Evidence of Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (IQPPS) Implementation portion of the Preschool Desk Audit will be scaled statewide. Every school district that is implementing the IQPPS at any location, including community partners, will upload IQPPS evidence to the Preschool Desk Audit between Sept. 15 and Dec. 15. Districts...
PLAEA is offering five different learning opportunities for teacher leaders and administrators in May with repeat sessions in June. Read all about it here.
The Iowa Department of Education and Early Learning Labs, have released the Teaching Strategies GOLD checkpoint and IGDI screening window dates. These dates are effective for the 2018-2019 school year. The document below available for download includes dates and details for this work.
Paraeducator Generalists 1 Certification classes are scheduled this summer. Click here for more information and registration.
Many districts have attended the regional supports offered through Differentiated Accountability over the last two years. If your district attended, you wrote an action plan connected to those conceptual areas of Differentiated Accountability (Assessment & Data-Based Decision Making, Universal Instruction, or Intervention System). Has your team continued using the guides...
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