Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 9.6.18

We've assembled a great team to serve your district! PLAEA staff assignments for each district/building can be found at this link on the PLAEA website. There may be some adjustments as we settle into this new school year
Job Coaching for High School Paraeducators will be held Sept. 12 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. This free class is for paraeducators. Registration is due Sept. 7. This will be the introduction to the online modules they will need to complete on their own time.
Beginning this fall, Principals with Early Childhood programs will be required to complete a full desk audit of their preschool programs and all partners within SWVPP. IQPPS evidence portion of the Preschool Desk Audit will be (newly) required for the 2018-19 school year for every school district that is implementing...
Informational Zoom into Special Education sessions are scheduled and feature PLAEA staff with expertise in Assistive Technology, Autism, Transition, Challenging Behavior and Students with Significant Disabilities. Click here for the schedule and other details.
The 13th Annual Buddy Walk is planned for Sept. 30 at Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge. The Buddy Walk was created by the National Down Syndrome Society to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome. When you join the 2018 Buddy Walk, you're part of over 250 Buddy...
The 2nd Annual Prairie Lakes AEA Assistive Technology in Education conference is planned for 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, will kick...
What Implementing the Iowa Core Science Standards/NGSS - Just the Basics! Who K-12 Science Educators and the Instructional Coaches and Administrators that support them. This session is targeted at educators, coaches, and administrators that have not attended Iowa Core Science Modules 1-3 training in previous years and want to improve...
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