Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 9.25.18

Area residents are invited to share personal experiences on children’s mental health services at a listening post set for 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Prairie Lakes AEA office in Pocahontas, 500 NE 6th St. Listening posts are being hosted by at locations across Iowa on behalf of the Children’s...
Have you ever been a meeting and held back from offering a differing opinion hoping that someone else will bring up the objection, but then no one ever does? Have you ever wanted to give a coworker sensitive feedback but decided not to because the conversation might not go well,...
Mark Shea, the new Postsecondary Readiness Lead for Prairie Lakes AEA and Northwest AEA, is leading regional data discussions. This workshop is an opportunity is for your district Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP) team or a similar group in your district to: Learn about what your district or school’s...
Prairie Lakes AEA Chief Administrator Jeff Herzberg highlights and invites you to the Trauma Responsive Schools conference.
Check out these two opportunities for educators to learn more about Trauma Informed Practices: This year's Iowa ASCD Fall Academy on Trauma Sensitive Schools and Trauma Informed Practices, features keynote John Richardson-Lauvre. The event will occur on November 16 in Des Moines at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center....
A joint effort between the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Reading Research center, the Early Literacy Blueprint Initiative (Blueprint) is focused on improving the overall design and delivery of the literacy instruction that elementary students receive. Training will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov....
Prairie Lakes AEA is hosting its second annual Prairie Lakes Assistive Technology in Education conference on Nov. 12 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The conference features local and national speakers that will provide strategies and information about assistive technology in education. Dakota Caldwell, a former Storm Lake student,...
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 25-26, 2019 at Buena Vista University (Siebens Forum, DCC Multiple Purpose Room) in Storm Lake. This two-day learning experience introduces teachers and leaders to role and purpose of teacher leadership when it grows from classroom teachers. With the belief that...
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