Prairie Lakes AEA

Professional Development

Upcoming Courses

Through Prairie Lakes AEA:

  • Click here to view upcoming Professional Development Classes.
  • Blank Park Zoo Summer 2014 Opportunities - Conservation: People and Animals.  Click here to view information.
  • Click here to view information on "how to renew the evaluator license".

Through our Partners:

  • Education Administration Program at Iowa State University - Pre-LEAD Program Administrative Program - Click here to view information. 
  • Education Administration Program at Iowa State University - Certificate of Advanced
    Study (CAS) Program -
    Click here to view information.
  • Drake University - How can I access my 1098T/Tax information?  Click here for more information.
  • Principal Leadership from Drake University - Drake University's Educational Leadership program starts in January, 2013.  Click here for more information.
  • Kirkwood Community College offers Paraeducator Certification classes.  Click here for more information regarding this program.  *Updated on 12/14/2012
Online Courses
and Information
Mentoring and

Policies and

Resources & Information

PD 360 or PD In Focus - Contact us to request access to video streaming content for professional development.

PLAEA Professional Development Registration form for courses- Click here to download a copy.

How to register online- Click here for information.

Searching for PLAEA classes - Click here to view instructions.

Prairie Lakes AEA 8 Professional Development Cancellation Policy

Paraeducators as Substitutes: Paraeducators that hold a Generalist I Certification AND hold a Substitute Authorization License can substitute teach in the special education classroom to which they are assigned.  The special education classroom may be in the elementary, middle, junior high or high school level.


Our mission is to ensure success for all learners through collaborative partnerships.


Professional Development Vision - Quality Professional Development at Prairie Lakes AEA is based on collaborative partnerships that focus on improved learning and achievement for all.  By operating as a high-performing learning community, everyone is empowered to solve problems through supportive relationships that challenge thinking in creative ways.  We are committed to efficient processes which effectively meet on-going, evolving needs.   


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