Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 8.28.17

Prairie Lakes AEA is pleased to announce that again this year, paraeducators will have the opportunity to participate in a FREE Job Coaching course. PLAEA Transition Coordinators, Diane Nelsen and Elaine Cook,have teamed with Iowa Community Providers to offer this training. With the emphasis on job development for students through...
Do you have a preschool program in your district/school building? MyTeachingStrategies is offering free webinar that outlines changes for preschool assessment. This webinar will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 and will be recorded. Please register by clicking here for the live event which will also enable access to the...
In 1993, Albert Bandura released a groundbreaking study on collective teacher efficacy that many studies since then have replicated Bandura’s initial conclusions: Student achievement is significantly and positively related to collective teacher efficacy. Collective teacher efficacy has a greater effect on student achievement than socio-economic status. Teachers with low efficacy...
An informational meeting will provide information on how Students with Significant Disabilities fit within the Iowa Core. This meeting is for superintendents, principals, Curriculum Coordinators, Special Education Directors, and AEA staff, and is being led by the Iowa Department of Education and Prairie Lakes AEA. There are two options to...
PRESS trainings are scheduled at Central Rivers AEA, Room B1521 Technology Parkway in Cedar Falls. Oct. 19 - Day 1: PRESS Classwide Interventions 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. RE039192071802 $35 + materials if needed For classroom teachers, literacy coaches, and others providing whole class instruction. Learn an efficient process for data...
Click here for details of the 2017-18 SIM/KU trainings.
As we enter the new school year, you may find it helpful to have some info regarding new Social Studies standards/roll-out, including the recording of Leslie Pralle Keehn's informational meeting about elementary standards and registration info for the upcoming trainings (see dates below). It is only about 20 minutes long...
The Blank Park Zoo 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 and teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program. The Blank Park Zoo...
The Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council, in partnership with Kemin Industries, has launched the fourth year of the I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award and will be accepting nominations through Oct. 6. The award recognizes one full-time, licensed K-12 teacher from each of the six STEM regions across...
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