New dates for PLC Relaunch

Solution Tree leads June 16-17 session

Prairie Lakes AEA is pleased to host a Professional Learning Community Conference facilitated by Solution Tree. This session will be held June 16-17 at Briggs Woods Conference Center, Webster City.


Early bird registration is $100/person. After May 1, registration will be $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.

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.

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 May 23)

Presenter Joe Cuddemi

Joe Cuddemi has over 30 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher, counselor, and principal in a wide variety of educational settings including adjunct professor at Colorado State University.


He specializes in the implementation and development of the professional learning communities process designed to help schools build healthy collaborative cultures that result in high student achievement and high staff productivity.