Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 8.21.18

The Iowa Department of Education is hosting an all-day workshop to help schools develop high quality plans that cover active shooter and natural disaster events. This was passed into law in Senate File 2364 requiring all K-12 schools in Iowa to write plans that help prepare for these events. This...
Prairie Lakes AEA will be offering the class Substitute Authorization on Sept. 8 & 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas, 500 NE 6th Street. Cost is $100. Registration deadline is Aug. 31.
Prairie Lakes AEA welcomes you to attend a conference focused on creating a trauma-responsive school. The conference will be held Nov. 2 & 3 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Bring a district team! The conference will include time to work as a team to create an action plan....
Prairie Lakes AEA is rolling out year two of the social studies standards. Year two focuses on exploring/unpacking standards, developing questions, and communicating conclusions. The schedule is below. Trainings will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at each location. A one-day catch-up on year one (both levels, highlights) is planned Oct....
Do you know a high school educator who wants to be better equipped to teach basic discussions about money management with your students? There will be a Teacher Financial Literacy Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the PLAEA office in Storm Lake, 824 Flindt Drive. All workshop expenses...
Prairie Lakes AEA will again be offering Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Training/Certification during the 2018-19 school year. There are two options for certification. One option is to receive certification in de-escalation/personal safety techniques. This training is recommended for anyone. The second option is to receive full certification in all units,...
Bill McCallum, one of the lead writers for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, will be a keynote speaker at the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) conference. The theme of this year's conference is, "Opening the Door to Math for all!" It will be held Oct. 8...
As part of legislation passed during the 2018 session, schools will be required to ensure annual training, one hour in length, of their staff on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. These requirements become effective July 1, 2019. Iowa's Area Education Agencies are developing a common online training module that will...
If your district is interested in hosting the IPI-Technology session on Oct. 4, please contact Fall IPI training dates and details are below. Activity Name: Instructional Practices Inventory Level 1 Workshop Dates: October 2, 2018 Times: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Activity #: IS0172258051901 Location: Saydel School Activity Name: Instructional...
Do you know a STEM teacher that goes above and beyond to engage their students both in and out of the classroom? Nominations are now open for the 2019 I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award sponsored by Kemin Industries. The fifth-year of this award, offered by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council,...
The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo on the dates listed below. The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit. Participants engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the...
Iowa Department of Natural Resources offers two professional development opportunities for "Outdoor STEM" - one is targeted to early childhood educators (Growing Up WILD) and the other is an online opportunity to explore resources and build a project-based unit focused on local natural resources. Questions should be directed to Barb...
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