Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Opportunities from PLAEA

During the month of April watch for information on Teen MHFA and how to offer this program in your school. What is Teen MHFA? Teen MHFA is a curriculum that teaches high school students a 5 step process to help their friends who may be experiencing a mental health challenge...
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Celebrate a Shining Star: Kari Menefee

The Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program aims to help teachers answer that age-old question, "When am I ever going to need to use this?" During the summer, educators work side-by-side with knowledgeable and skilled industry employees who help bring the classroom curriculum to life. Teacher Externships provide educators with the...
April is Financial Literacy Month and Principal® is celebrating by inviting the youth you serve to participate in a brief financial education course for the chance to compete for a scholarship. What: The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee. This hour-long, four-part course features short, engaging modules that is beneficial for middle...
In case you missed it, here's the list of workshops/classes scheduled for this summer: Paraeducator Certification Autism Spectrum & Other Developmental Disorders FOCUS conference: Equity for ALL Students Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders (VREP) 2.0 Early Childhood Instructional Strategies to Prepare Students to be CCFR Youth Mental Health First Aid Jenni...

Celebrate a Shining Star: Heather Vugteveen

Since 2014, 75 STEM BEST Programs have been awarded throughout Iowa. The STEM BEST Program fosters partnerships between local schools and businesses in Iowa. Educators work alongside industry professionals to craft a unique STEM curriculum centered around work-based learning. Learn more about STEM BEST or complete your application at iowastem.org/STEMBEST/application...

Celebrate a Shining Star: Becky Masters

The fourth Mentor Mingle is planned from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 13. Mentors and mentor coordinators are invited to mingle via Zoom to share ideas and find solutions for problems of practice. This is an informal network opportunity that is held four times a year. Please register for the...

Celebrate These Shining Stars: FD Computer Science Team

UPDATED 4/9/2021 - Camps have been cancelled.
Food insecurity is at its highest point in over a decade, as the pandemic has created instability for millions of Americans. It’s easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed during a crisis—especially if you’re a student. But students are a powerful force, especially when it comes to advocating for the resources...
Are you looking for an engaging event to rejuvenate your learners? Curious about authentic learning but haven’t had a chance to dive in? A one-of-a-kind FREE virtual event designed to promote student projects with area business partnerships is planned for April 27. This event is brought to you by students...
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