Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: 8.21.19

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...
The University of Northern Iowa will host a Think Tank from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Think Tanks are facilitated conversation around challenges facing Iowa school leaders and strategies for addressing the challenges. Each participant will have the opportunity to share a challenge and...
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 document is a resource for communicating current opportunities for science educators and students. Check back often as the document will be updated as new opportunities are made available.
Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematicswill hold its fall conference on Oct. 14 at Valley High School in West Des Moines. Featured keynotes are Michael Fenton and Tim Brzezinski. Click here for more information.
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...
The Prairie Lakes AEA Assistive Technology in Education (PLATE) Conference will be held Nov. 18 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Keynote speaker is Luis Perez, a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. Luis promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible...
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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 available.) Dates are: Sept. 6 Oct. 4 (CCR data workshop PM) Nov. 1 Dec. 6 Jan. 3 Feb. 7 March 6 April 3 May...
The Iowa STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Program funds the creation and refining of meaningful work-based learning experiences and activities in the K-12 educational arena. A total of 50 STEM BEST® Programs have been awarded throughout Iowa over the past five years. The goal of the STEM BEST®...
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...
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