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  • 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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Dyslexia: Different by Design—Understanding the Most Common Learning Disability with Elizabeth Hoksbergen – April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, & May 4th – ZOOM ONLY

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - May 4 @ 9:00 pm

This 15-hour, interactive course will examine the unique neurobiological profile and cognitive characteristics of dyslexia. From early identification to appropriate accommodations, this course will provide an overview of dyslexia by exploring key issues: neurobiological markers, indicators by developmental range, elements of effective intervention, characteristics of a dyslexia friendly classroom, socio-emotional supports, and designing an effective 504 Plan.

Engaging, participant-focused activities will bring the content to life, helping each participant internalize the information for transference to his or her practice upon return to the classroom. Interactive activities interlaced throughout the two-day course include mini presentations of cognitive-linguistic characteristics, student case studies, identifying a suite of strategies for a particular learning environment, sorting developmental indicators by grade levels, and experiencing dyslexia through reading and writing simulations.

This course will be held via Zoom meeting. 

Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen

April 6 (Tues) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 13 (Tues) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 20 (Tues) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 27 (Tues) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 4 (Tues) 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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


$180 · 1 graduate credit through Grand View University (Half price professional development scholarship not available for graduate credit.)

Graduate credit course requirements here.

Minimum enrollment of 12 required. Maximum enrollment of 50.

Cancellations due to low class enrollment, full refunds 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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April 6 @ 6:00 pm
May 4 @ 9:00 pm
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