Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Educator Connection: Partner & Support

According to the Iowa Data Center, in the last 20 years the number of Latinx students in Iowa schools has increased by 266%. The number of Spanish speaking English Learners in public schools has increased by 232.8% over the same period. We would like to extend an invitation to all...
If you teach music, art, PE, and drama teachers take a look at these new Pear Deck templates. There are also ones for school counselors. (While they don't have any specifically labeled for teacher librarians, there are many that could be used available here.)
Have you ever wanted to reach out to other teacher librarians to get ideas, collaborate with other teacher librarians to "talk shop" or network with other teacher librarians? If so, Iowa's AEAs are providing you that opportunity! Join AEA library and media consultants for the monthly "Better Together" webinar series....
Are you looking for engaging learning opportunities that help build college & career readiness skills for your students? Are you wanting your students to participate in hands-on and minds-on projects creating products and/or performances for an authentic audience? Then consider the Clearinghouse for Work-based learning, Iowa’s first-ever statewide digital project...
Do you serve English learners who struggle to decode text at grade level? Decoding is an essential skill because it is the foundation upon which all other reading is built. This training will offer practice methods to help non-English readers accelerate their literacy in the target language. Learn strategies that...
>The Iowa Department of Education recognizes preschool programs are different than K-12 programs. Preschool programs follow an approved set of program standards, use the Iowa Early Learning Standards, assess children with authentic observations in Teaching Strategies GOLD, and provide a child and family’s first experience with formal education. These unique...
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