Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

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Prairie Lakes AEA and Northwest AEAs will host Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Action with Fall Creek CSD superintendent, Joe Sanfelippo, on Oct. 1 at the Prairie Lakes AEA office in Storm Lake. This session is for superintendents, principals, instructional coaches, and other school leaders. Click here for...
Work-based learning empowers students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to high-quality, real-world professional experiences. The clearinghouse is a virtual space that connects students and schools with employers statewide through shared work-based learning projects. The clearinghouse has two key features: A project board in which Iowa employers...
Because of the popularity of the Kevin Honeycutt workshop, we've moved its location from Pocahontas. It will now be held in the Dows Multipurpose Room on the campus at Buena Vista University. We anticipated an enthusiastic enrollment, and today we're sitting at about 106 students. That's exciting! We look forward...
Below you will find a list of dates for the final year of standards implementation training for Social Studies. These will be available for teachers on the PLAEA website and in the Educator Connection later this fall. Modules for years 1 and 2 are available online via AEA Learning Online....
​We are excited to announce a workshop for Middle School Teachers regarding Student Agency, Engagement, Technology and Deeper Learning to be held at the Pocahontas AEA office on September 27th (9:00-3:00). Please share this information with your Middle School Teachers. Below is the link for the registration information. https://www.smore.com/9fyst
Reports for SWVPP (Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program) Preschool Assurances: these are to be completed by Sept. 15 within CASA. If you check the attachment, on page 9 you will find information on how to complete. Other report deadlines you may already be aware of: Fall BEDS - Oct. 1; Certified...
What: School leaders are invited to join us for facilitated conversation around challenges facing schools and districts along with strategies for addressing the challenges. Each participant will have the opportunity to share a challenge and dialogue with others regarding possible actions to address the challenge. A Tuning Protocol format will...
The Prairie Lakes AEA Assistive Technology in Education (PLATE) Conference will be held Nov. 18 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.We are offering administrators a free registration with attendance from a teacher, and free registration for parents. See the download for more details.
Spencer schools invites area schools to the Discover Kagan learning training on Nov. 12 This training has been uniquely designed for leaders to address the issue of student engagement. Discover Kagan - Nov. 12 Registration: 8 a.m. Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Q & A Session: 12:30-1:30 p.m. As instructional leaders,...
Spend some time in someone else’s shoes in a board game that explores how bias, stereotypes, discrimination, and systemic inequity can block our path toward the “American Dream.” Prairie Lakes AEA can bring this experience to your school for a small group of students or staff. To allow for great...
Diane Sweeny has partnered with Corwin to offer a Student-Centered Coaching eCourse. Additional information is provided in the Syllabus. Heartland AEA is offering Jim Knight training in October. Prairie Lakes AEA is offering New Teacher Center training and there are a few seats left. The professional learning series begins September...
CCR Data Workshop Level 1 will be Oct. 4 in Pocahontas. It is for those who did not attend the workshop last year. It will be and introduction into postsecondary readiness data and the Iowa definition of college and career readiness. It will be interactive and is intended for anyone...
Night Zookeeper is an interactive online creative writing platform with some gamification and a LOT of creativity and fun. They are touring the US And are looking to visit PLAEA schools in November. The tour would include one school per day with a school-wide creative writing assembly, in-class student workshops...
NCSM is holding a one-day Fall Leadership Seminar on Nov. 18 in Huxley.The focus of each fall seminar is to support mathematics leaders to become agents of change and improve student achievement in mathematics through the framework for leadership in mathematics education and coaching. For additional information go to: https://www.mathedleadership.org/events/fallseminars.html
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