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Special Education Symposium – June 13-14, 2016

This is the save the date info we got on the upcoming Special Education Symposium in June in Des Moines.  It should be a great day of learning, so mark your calendars!  We will update this as we get more information!

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Repeated Transition Training for Special Ed Teachers

Prairie Lakes AEA is offering a repeated session of our all day transition training for Middle School & High School Special Education teachers entitled Roadmap to Success:  Navigating the World of Transition on Wednesday, February 17th at the AEA Office in Pocahontas from 9:00 – 3:00.  This training must have a minimum fo 25 attendees and will be capped at 60 teachers.   (**This is the same training that was originally held on Dec. 9, 2015, and we are offering it again for those who were not able to attend the first time.)  This is a great opportunity for teachers to team together and find out all the changes that impact their students!  Lunch is on your own.   

Registration will close on Tuesday, February  2nd.  To attend, register by clicking: 

See the details pasted below.  We will be covering many transition topics, including basic information on Voc Rehab and County Waiver Services.  If you weren’t able to attend in December, we hope you can join us for a day of learning!

Transition Teacher Training flyer - Feb. 2016Please let us know if you have any questions!!












Please email us if you have any questions, and we look forward to a great day of learning together!



“My Next Move” website

My Next Move website is a great website by O*NET Online.  This site has three search tools:

1.)  “I want to be a…” section helps students explore whatever career they type in the search box.

2.)  “I’ll know it when I see it…” section helps students browse careers by various industries, which are in the drop-down menu.

3.) “I’m not really sure…” section helps students evaluate possible interests areas by completing the Interest Profiler.

my next move website

This site is a quick and easy way for students to explore various careers they are interested in, so when they have some extra time with “nothing to do,” have them log on and see what is involved in their possible interest areas.

For example, if you type in carpenter, you get a list of different careers in carpentry.  Just one of the career options gives you the information below:

my next move - careerAlso, there is a tab at the bottom left side of the home page if you have students/children who need to explore this website in Spanish.

So, bookmark this easy-to-use site for your child/student to explore!