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PEI License Renewal Credit Class Half Price Awards  – Up to $1000 Available

Apply now!  PEIF is offering half price scholarships for educators attending PEI Professional Development Classes. These scholarships are intended to help classroom teachers expand their professional skills and knowledge in areas of ethics, classroom management, dyslexia, leadership, financial literacy, and STEM.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a paragraph to describing the workshop you wish to attend and the direct benefits you expect this opportunity to bring to you and to your students.

Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the Professional Development class specified in the application (limit one per person per year).

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August 12-13 – The 5 Love Languages: A Tool for Fostering Healthy Connections with Students and Improving School Climate – with Jolene Philo

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 4:30 pm

IN PERSON ONLY – Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)  

Research shows that positive connections between teachers and students can increase academic achievement in students. This course introduces participants to the 5 love languages and how to identify their students’ primary love languages. It shows educators how to use the love languages to create positive connections with students of all ages and abilities. Participants will examine strategies being used in schools around the country, and they will develop a customized plan to implement the love languages concepts at school.

REQUIRED BOOK: “Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Special Needs” by Gary Chapman and Jolene Philo. Participants are required to obtain this book on their own prior to the start date of class. It is available on Amazon in print, Kindle, and audio versions, NOTE:

Registration will close ten days prior to the start date. You may want to wait to order the book until we know if there is sufficient enrollment to hold the course.

Activity Requirement    

100% attendance, active participation, and completion of all in-course activities required for License Renewal Credit

Instructor:  Jolene Philo

$60 PEI member, $100 non-member – 1 licensure renewal credit.

 Minimum enrollment of 10 required.  Maximum enrollment of 30.

Cancellations due to low class enrollment, full refund will be issued
Student initiated cancellation 72 hours prior to course, $10 cancellation fee
Student initiated cancellation less than 72 hours prior to course, non-refundable

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August 12 @ 8:00 am
August 13 @ 4:30 pm
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West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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