Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 8.8.17

Welcome to the PLAEA Educator Connection, a weekly communication designed to collect all PLAEA events, opportunities and news in one email. Sending this information in one email reduces the amount of email traffic from Prairie Lakes AEA. It will also permanently reside on the PLAEA website under Leadership>Educator Connection. We...
Prairie Lakes AEA is offering new Special Education Teacher training. Who: *Required for: First time Iowa Special Education Teachers (Mentors may attend as well) Optional for Any Special Education Teacher that needs a refresher on IEPs - this is only a review, no new information What: Training on procedures of...
A new school year brings staffing changes within classrooms for both teachers and associates. If this has occurred in your program or district, you can still register for Preschool Academy. Below you will find a list of required and non-required training's that are crucial in starting preschool teachers off on...
The Prairie Lakes AEA Students with Significant Disabilities team would like to share professional development opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year. Information and registration form can be accessed at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tsSZzHxGUI_83G6e2LlYb6hzO1ikhUA7fscmtSwdbo4/edit?usp=sharing If you have any questions, please contact any of the team members - tzaugg@plaea.org; jprentice@plaea.org; or ktaphorn@plaea.org
PLAEA is excited to partner with Matt Townsley from Solon CSD to offer four days of Standards Based Grading work this year! https://www.smore.com/t8am2 Sign up and bring a team with the only cost, if you choose to eat lunch with us, is $10 per person per day. The four days...
Prairie Lakes AEA will host two, full-day workshops lead by Jonathan Vander Els from Solution Tree. These work sessions will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018 in the Black Hawk Lake Conference Room in the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Cost is $200 per person...
Prairie Lakes AEA will host two separate, three-day workshops focused on Project Based Learning Workshops with the Buck Institute for Education. Participants can choose either Oct. 24-26 or Feb. 5-7. Workshops will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Black Hawk Lake Conference Room in the PLAEA office in...
New Iowa Social Studies Standards Roll-out dates have been set. Details for Elementary Oct 9-10 Pocahontas March 12-13 Spencer April 23-24 Fort Dodge Details for Secondary Oct 12-13 Fort Dodge Feb 15-16 Pocahontas *(Snow Date - Feb 26) June 4-5 Spencer For more information, contact Leslie Pralle Keehn
Fostering teacher efficacy in schools is the job of school leaders. Peter Dewitt Peter Dewitt, author of Collaborative Leadership, Six Influences that Matter Most, states that fostering teacher efficacy in schools is the job of school leaders. According to psychologist, Albert Bandura, self-efficacy is one's belief in his/her ability to...
The Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) conference is planned Oct. 9 at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., in West Des Moines. Featured keynote speaker is Max Ray-Riek. Registration is open. Click here for more details.
The Department of Education is transitioning to a new statewide data system for K-6 literacy through FASTBridge Learning. To help school districts with this transition, comprehensive training via webinars and regional face-to-face meetings are being offered now through the end of October. These training slots are limited and information needed...
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