Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 5.3.17

This fall, Prairie Lakes AEA will offer a two-day workshop designed to help participants learn how powerful the interactive writing process truly is, even with preschoolers! One of the best things about the power of interactive writing is that they don't have to know how to write letters and words...
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 26-29 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. This will be the first four days of training. Dates for the three additional days will be decided during this training. School teams of at least three teachers comprised of the...
T​he IQPPS desk audit pilot webinar and slide deck are posted to the Differentiated Accountability webpage​ The​ IQPPS criteria ​for the IQPPS desk audit pilot​​ are also posted to ​the DA webpage under the Universal Desk Audit subheading​. ​Please note that there are 2 additional webinars scheduled - May 24...
Online registration is open to attend a repeat session of the Module 2 science class in Pocahontas on June 8-9 from 8:30-4:30 each day. Interested participants should go through the PLAEA online course catalog to register for class # 7867: Understanding the New Vision for Iowa Core Science. Teachers, coaches,...
Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) are pleased to announce that for the 2017-18 school year, students and educators will continue to have access to many of the same digital resources they have come to depend on as high-quality, reliable instructional resources. In addition, two new resources will be available for...
Heartland AEA with support from the Iowa Department of Education is pleased to pilot an additional course option for administrators and/or evaluators who want to renew their evaluator license. TheCollaborative Leadership Institute is a two credit hour course that will be held on June 19-20, Oct. 3 and Dec. 5,...
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency (AEA) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will provide Iowa educator credit to teach the High School Financial Planning Program in a summer 2017 Storm Lake course: “Financial Literacy for 21st Century Skills.” The High School Financial Planning Program is a vetted curriculum...
Enrollment is now offered for an online course specifically focused around the work of school counselors and college and career-readiness.The Go Alliance Academy course for Administrators is ready for enrollment. This two-credit, online course is offered through a joint agreement with Southern Region Education Board, Iowa College Aid and AEA...
Transforming Systems through Standards-Based Learning" summer conference will be held June 15 and is sponsored by Des Moines Public Schools and Drake University. This conference has an emphasis on secondary education, although there will be some elementary application. The breakouts are facilitated largely by DMPS teachers and leaders, as they...
Prairie Lakes AEA will offer APL Instructional Skills Workshop in November. This workshop is designed to provide participants with professional growth experience that specifically focuses on instructional and classroom management skills. Outcomes include: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom...
A state team charged with reviewing a draft of proposed statewide standards for social studies today released its final report, which recommends that the draft standards become Iowa’s new social studies standards. Click here to learn more.
Iowa's #1 graduation rate comes to life in May, when all of the hard work and dedication from students, educators, parents, district staff and school boards comes to culmination in one important day--commencement. The Promise of Iowa campaign is making it easy for students and parents to celebrate being a...
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