Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 5.14.19

Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes Dr. Buddy Berry and The School on Fire. The Institute will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 5-6 at the Majestic Pavilion, located at 37 Lake Street in Arnolds Park. Registration fee is $195 per person. This event is open to all educators. More details,...
A class for new special education teachers (including mid-year hires for the 18-19 school year) is being developed as a means to support both the new special education teachers and AEA staff next year. By offering a year-long class, the special education teachers can receive additional instruction and supports as...
A new website has launched that will eventually house a virtual space where business partners can post projects for Iowa students to gain in-depth work experience, bringing real-world application into the schools. The Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning site currently includes work-based learning resources, success stories and toolkits for schools...
Kevin Honeycutt will lead a special session for students on Oct. 31 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. We're working out the details, but please be sure to save the date for this incredible, high-energy learning.
Lora Rasey from the Iowa Department of Education provided the information below regarding the TLC District End of Year Reports due July 1, 2019. Details on reporting can be found on the TLC Webpage. The content of the report remains the same as in previous years, however, the reporting format...
The end of the school year is approaching and now is the time to take control of your financial wellness because your student loans do not take a summer break! As a reminder, Prairie Lakes AEA offers a Student Loan Relief benefit from Fiducius. With their financial planning approach, the...
If teacher leadership needs some revitalizing, the team might want to consider attending the July 16 workshop in Des Moines to work through a facilitated process. Please see flyer for registration information and strands for administrators and teachers leaders. The workshop is centered around the work of Joellen Killion, A...
Why should a district consider this survey? The practices assessed in the survey are relevant to all K-12 teachers in all content areas because they are not content or grade specific. The practices are based on research about characteristics that promote optimal learning environments for all students. The data could...

Save the Date: The Center Summer Convening

Please join us June 5-7 for Science Module 4, The stage will be set as participants don their student-learner hats and are immersed in a three-dimensional storyline that uses literacy strategies to support students figuring out applicable Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) through Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) in order to...
This course will be held June 25-27 at the PLAEA office in Fort Dodge. It's designed for administrators and instructional coaches that support science teachers. Participants will learn how to use the Instructional Leadership for Science Practices tools to support three-dimensional teaching and learning. Tools for observation and supervision will...
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