Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 4.20.17

The PLAEA Math Team will be sharing ideas for elementary math Multi-tiered System of Supports on from 1:30-3 p.m. May 2 via Zoom. During the session, we will share and explain a checklist of helpful steps, structures, processes, and tools that can get your Math MTSS up and running. If...
Secondary Literacy Symposium will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20-21 at Northwest AEA, 1520 Morningside Ave. Sioux City. (Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.) Keynotes include: Scott Slechta – Iowa Teacher of the Year Destiny Eldridge – Iowa Department of Education Featuring: Unit Plan: The Help KU Writing Strategies...
Iowa’s Fine Arts Standards Adoption Team, which was convened by the Iowa Department of Education earlier this year, has requested broad public feedback on the National Core Arts Standards, which were developed by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Feedback gathered through spring public forums and an online survey...
Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University are co-sponsoring the conference "Transforming Systems through Standards-Based Learning" on June 22. The conference will have an emphasis on secondary buildings and educators and will consist of a keynote in the morning, two breakouts in the morning, lunch on-site, teacher highlight speakers over...
According to the National Education Association, the number of students enrolled in special education programming has risen 30 percent since 2005. In addition to this, as schools become more proficient at effective differentiation and inclusion, three out of four students with disabilities receive the majority of their education in the...
Prairie Lakes AEA is offering Paraeducator Generalist I certification training. More details available in the download.
As shared in the School Leader Update from the Iowa Department of Education: Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services...
Collaborating for Iowa's Kids (C4K) will host the final PRESS Support webinar for this school year. The focus is Emphasizing Components of Effective Interventions Using Spring DATA to start planning for FALL. This is offered to all Iowa educators and is provided by the PRESS Statewide Committee. Join from 10-11...
Prairie Lakes AEA is offering Next Steps in Guided Reading PreA from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 11 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. This session focuses on transitional and/or kindergarten classrooms Participants will dig into the Pre A level of NSGR ONLY, collaboratively plan guided reading lessons, and view lessons being...
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