Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 8.6.19

Educator Connection is sent via email to all PLAEA school administrators, including superintendents, principals and curriculum coordinators. It includes details on events, professional learning opportunities, and other PLAEA news. Having this information included in one communication helps to reduce the number of email you receive from us, and it is...
Prairie Lakes AEA offers school leaders the opportunity to learn, connect, and collaborate with school leaders across our region. Meeting dates for superintendents, principals, and curriculum directors can be found in the attachment.
Prairie Lakes AEA is partnering with Safe Havens International to offer a free workshop designed to offer educators, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, community members, students, and families insights and approaches that have been used to successfully avert hundreds of planned and imminent school shootings. There will be three...
This free training will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Lunch will be on your own each day. Class is limited to 40 participants. It designed for all educators, and will provide real and theoretical classroom hands-on experiences for implementing VR in...
Curriculum Network meetings are held from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. (A Zoom option is avaiable.) A standing agenda follows this schedule: 8:30-10:30 - Join Statewide Update from Heartland’s Network Meeting 10:30-12:00 - Content specifics to be determined by...
Prairie Lakes AEA is pleased to host a Professional Learning Community Conference facilitated by Solution Tree. This conference is centered around a focus on small schools and singletons. Date: January 27-28, 2020 Venue: Webster City - Briggs Woods Conference Center Cost: $100 per person (minimum school team of 5) Click...
How can a person connect to the world and grow? How can we learn to market our talents while we cultivate them? How can kids do the same? Bring a school vehicle filled with students, and spend the day with Kevin Honeycutt, an experienced professional, who will offer connections to...
There has been some recent incorrect information that has been sent out regarding the Mandatory Reporter training by other sources in the state. As mentioned in our last newsletter, new legislation in Iowa has changed the rules around the Mandatory Reporter training. The only approved curriculum for the training is...
Iowa's AEAs are providing support to Iowa schools to meet the requirements of Senate File 2113. This legislation requires school districts to provide annual employee training and protocols in two areas: Suicide Prevention and Postvention Identification of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response Iowa’s AEAs...
The University of Northern Iowa Institute for Educational Leadership received a grant called Leading and Learning with Character through the Kern Family Foundation. As part of the grant, UNI will host Leadership Camps (approved for evaluator renewal) and Think Tanks for school leaders across the state for the next three...
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