Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 4.3.18

Looking for science, early childhood, writing, special education, literacy, mathematics and other summer learning opportunities. We are currently in the process of compiling ALL of the summer professional learning opportunities into ONE document! While you will find some of class information in Educator Connection, we are working to create a...
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...
River of Dreams, an international conference coordinated by the Division of Career Development and Transition, will be held Oct.24-25 in Cedar Rapids.This three-day conference provides a host of information and networking opportunities for those interested in improving lives of individuals with disabilities. The DCDT is seeking presentation proposals focused on...
Iowa administrators and/or evaluators who are wanting to renew an evaluator license may choose from the course options at the link, including two new courses and the Collaborative Leadership Institute with Peter Dewitt, offered through Heartland AEA. More details available here.
A TLC Summit is scheduled for Aug. 3 in Johnston. In the style of an “Educamp, school districts will share the triumphs and challenges of implementing their TLC programs. Additional information can be found here.
State Science Modules 2 & 3 will be held for 1 credit each at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas on these dates: Module 2: June 13-14, 8:00-4:00 Module 3: June 18-19, 8:00-4:00 Participants should have experienced the foundational Module 1, either in person or online. To access the 3-hour online...
PLAEA is offering five different sessions geared to primarily instructional coaches and administrators. However, the content might be of interest to all educators. Participants can choose from up to five sessions in various coaching and leadership practices. Sessions are designed for participants to collaborate, self-direct their learning, engage in inquiry...
The PLAEA Early Childhood Team hosted an Early Childhood Principal Huddle on March 20. One of the recommendations was to share the Zoom recording and Google folder with the documents that were referenced. Agenda from March 20th Recorded zoom link: You will notice there is some down time in the...
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise has announced the opportunity for public input on the K-12 Computer Science Standards that are under consideration in Iowa. Public forums are scheduled throughout the state on April 10 and April 12, as well as an online survey open through May 12. These...
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