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Prairie Lakes AEA Virtual Summer Learning Conference June 23 & 24 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. (ESSR I and ESSR II funds can be used...

Rolling out a new product: sensory & floor mats

The March issue of the PLAEA Early Childhood Newsletter includes MTSS with myIGDIs, professional development opportunities, and FREE resources! Reminder - you can also locate all of the PLAEA Early Childhood Newsletters on the PLAEA website - Early Childhood page.
Looking for resources on exceptional women for Women's History Month? Christine Sturgeon put together some resources from PLAEA's digital resource tools to make it easy for you and your students to access with Classlink. Go to launchpad.classlink.com/plaea, sign in with your school email account, and find a folder of resources...
Why have some high schools and colleges in the Prairie Lakes AEA region formed esports teams? Why are colleges awarding tuition to select players? Why did more people watch the League of Legends Championship in 2019 than the Super Bowl? (CNBC, 2019) What are the benefits for students that come...

Get stuck on another new product: decals

Celebrate These Shining Stars: Dawn Petersen & Julie Tolliver

How are you celebrating Read Across America Day? This event kicks off National Reading Month and we'd love to know how your celebrate reading in your schools. Send photos of your reading celebrations to PLAEA Media Supervisor, Christine Sturgeon, to be featured here later this month or hashtag #plaea on...
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...
The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries have announced the recipients of the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Award, sponsored by Kemin Industries. The North Central STEM region’s honoree is Devan Walker, science teacher at Southeast Valley High School in Gowrie, Iowa. She was selected for her efforts to...

Celebrate A Shining Star: Brianna Maschman

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