Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Opportunities from PLAEA

The need for educators to work with persons who have disabilities continues to grow. Increasing numbers of persons with a range of disabilities are now living in small residential settings in our communities, attending classes in neighborhood schools, holding jobs in local businesses and participating in community recreations and social...
Even with the recent snow, it's almost spring! Here are some items from the Lending Library that early childhood educators will want to reserve today: Chick Life Cycle Exploration Kit (005622) - If you're hatching eggs in your classroom, you'll definitely want this kit of 20 plastic eggs that open...
Registration is NOW open for FOCUS: Equity for ALL Students , the Prairie Lakes AEA Summer Learning Conference. Early bird fee is $75 per person OR $500 per building team until April 15. After April 15, registration fees will be $100 per person OR $750 per building team. Your district's...
March is Women's History Month, and PearDeck has paired with PBS NewsHour to create a collection of presentations to help your students learn about some renowned women, like Vice President Kamala Harris, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, inauguration poet Amanda Gorman, film director and actor Regina King, ballet dancer...

Celebrate Shining Stars

We are offering free teacher training this summer on how to lead a Virtual Reality (VREP) program in your middle or high school. (The training is also available for low-cost renewal credit.) In this course, you’ll learn the basics of Blender, a free digital arts program, and how to facilitate...
We've scheduled three summer learning opportunities for our early childhood audience. Click here to learn more about Preschool Academy, Prevent Teach Reinforce, and Shaping Preschoolers Into Readers and Writers (S.T.A.R).
As part of a unified effort with all nine of Iowa’s AEAs, our Prairie Lakes AEA Print & Production Department will transition to a new online ordering system. The new system offers several benefits to our customers which include: The ability to retain an order history An expanded array of...
This course is for any K-12 educator interested in developing a clear understanding of Iowa’s definition of college, career and future readiness and the significant role all educators play in making sure every student is college, career, and future ready (CCFR) . Using the lens of CCFR, educators can enhance...

Celebrate A Shining Star: Scott Boughey

PLAEA provides this resource which gives teachers the ability to bring real-life project-based learning into their classrooms. "I saw firsthand how students connected with this type of learning when I helped a high school ELA teacher with this performance task," said Christine Sturgeon, PLAEA Teacher Librarian. "Students took on the...
Two virtual sessions remain for the 2020-21 school year. Training Date: April 8. Registration Deadline: March 24. Training Date: June 4. Registration Deadline: May 25. This workshop is designed for K-12 school counselors, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school based interventionists, nurses or anyone who would be involved in suicide...
This training course is designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. There is no charge for this training that...
Those who ordered a shirt to honor PLAEA team member Glenda Harms are ready for pick up or delivery. If you chose to have your order shipped to you, watch for your to arrive through the US Postal Service. The next opportunity to order will be sometime in May in...
The Northwest Iowa Down Syndrome Society offers both Buddy Grants for special education teachers and Buddy Scholarships for high school seniors who are taking a career path in special education or therapy. Click here for more information.
Join Jenni Donohoo for a day focused on learning how to strengthen professional community and collaboration among teachers that fosters teacher collective efficacy. This leadership development opportunity provides the foundation for understanding collective efficacy, its impact on student achievement, and the consequences associated with collective teacher efficacy. Time: 9 a.m.-3...
Are you looking for an engaging event to rejuvenate your learners? Curious about authentic learning but haven’t had a chance to dive in? A one-of-a-kind FREE virtual event designed to promote student projects with area business partnerships is planned for April 27. This event is brought to you by students...
We are excited for the April 27 Authentic Learning Virtual Student Expo! Please consider leading a session or presenting at this event! You can choose to create a pre-recorded “on demand” video or present a live session! Share a “skill” - what are you an expert at doing? Showcase a...
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