Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 8.4.20

Is your district looking for a tool to organize all of its digital resources in one spot using only a single sign-on? Prairie Lakes AEA has one for you. Check the download for the details.
As we all continue to adjust our plans to provide safe environments for continued learning and professional development, our CPI team at Prairie Lakes AEA has revised how the fall Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) trainings will be held and supported. Rather than bringing groups of educators from our area districts...
The Teacher Leader Support System is a comprehensive statewide effort coordinated across AEAs to develop not only important teacher leader skills and competencies through evidence-based professional learning, but also build district leadership capacity to reach identified TLC goals and outcomes. What makes it a System of Support? Districts receive access...
A class for new special education teachers (including mid-year hires for the 19-20 school year) is being developed as a means to support both the new special education teachers and AEA staff next year. Day 1 content will be logging onto the IDEA system (web IEP), basic special education procedures,...
Van delivery begins on Monday, Aug.17. Another way that Prairie Lakes AEA is considering your safety is quarantining items from our Lending Library for three days after they return to our office. This abides with current best practice from the IMLS, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Because of this...
The Iowa Department of Education and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) are announcing the launch of a new early intervention and special education guidance system, known as Iowa IDEA Information (i3). It was developed collaboratively with local districts and with input from parents and partner agencies from across Iowa. The...
Sharon K. Jaeschke, a math teacher at Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie, is a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are...
Based on research and the progression of the disciplines, the 2020–21 Priority Instructional Content names the priorities in mathematics (K–8) and ELA/literacy (K–12) that should be the focus of instruction for educators in the 2020–21 academic year. The download provides guidance for the field about content priorities by leveraging the...
Iowa Code 279.60 requires the use of the GOLD® online system to assess every resident prekindergarten student or 4-year-old student enrolled in a district-sponsored program. Based on these requirements, districts and community partners should renew their existing agreements. The existing GOLD® online contracts for programs utilizing the Iowa Department of...
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