PLC Relaunch - with Solution Tree


Does your building/district have Professional Learning Communities? Are they focused on the big ideas of PLCs: focused on student learning, collaborative culture, and results oriented? When teams are meeting are they focused on the main four questions? or have they become, as Gerry Brooks describes, “Places Ladies Converse?"

Are you thinking, “How does all of this PLC stuff work when my school/district staff has teachers who would say, “I’m the only one who does what I do?” These “singleton” teachers often include teachers of band, choir, art, auto mechanics, consumer science, technology, psychology, business, drama, nursing, special education, dance, media, agriculture . . . the list goes on and on. In a small school, you may have one person who teaches a grade level or subject.


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

Early bird registration - $100/person by Nov. 22

After Nov. 22, registration is $125/person

Registration includes: learning and lunch for two days, plus copies of Aaron Hansen's book for all registrants.

Questions: Contact Tabitha DeMey or Janie Eischen.

Hotel Room Block

A block of 39 rooms has been set aside for $75 per night at AmericInn Hotel & Suites, 411 Closz Drive, Webster City. For reservations call: 515-832-3999. Mention the Prairie Lakes AEA block. Available until Jan. 1, 2020.

Presenter Aaron Hansen

Aaron Hansen is a nationally recognized presenter and author who empowers teachers and leaders to transform their schools. He is also a leadership consultant with the Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program.

As former principal, Aaron led the transformation of White Pine Middle School (WPMS) in Nevada into a nationally recognized, high-achieving school. WPMS won many awards including Title I Distinguished School and National Model School (2009–2012). It is the only middle school in the United States to be named a Middle School of Distinction (2010) by the International Center for Leadership in Education.

Aaron has been featured in many books, articles, and TV news stories including ABC World News With Charles Gibson, American Morning (CNN), Fox and Friends (Fox Network), and a BBC documentary, all highlighting the changes he led in transforming school culture and combating bullying. He was named Nevada Innovative Educator of the Year in 2009.

He has worked with thousands of educators across North America and beyond, helping them improve their processes for PLCs, RTI, teacher and leader improvement, student and staff culture, and comprehensive school transformation.