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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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July 12-13 – Sweet Solutions for Classroom Implementation of Structured Literacy – with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

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

Tuesday, July 12  – Wednesday, July 13 (8:00am – 4:30pm)

Course Description

If you have heard about the power of structured literacy to transform learners’ ability to read and write and you want to learn more, this course was designed just for you! In this course, skilled structured literacy trainer, Elizabeth Hoksbergen, invites you to embrace the sweetness of structured literacy. Participants will journey through a confectionary theme to learn the ins and outs of how to integrate and teach all layers of structured literacy effectively in the classroom (at home or school). This course will provide participants with a clearly articulated guiding framework for how to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable patterns, morphology, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency to help every learner to succeed. Participants will learn all about structured literacy and fill their tool kit with a myriad of ready to implement literacy and language strategies. This course combines the best of structured literacy implementation with delicious strategies to make reading and writing palatable for every learner.


With over 25 years of experience working in the field of dyslexia, in roles such as parent, teacher, administrator, learning disability evaluator, and interventionist, Elizabeth Hoksbergen is the source that experts turn to for dyslexia resources. She understands that dyslexia is a complex, vital issue and recognizes that educators need the knowledge and skills to remediate and support students with dyslexia. Elizabeth has provided K-12th professional development for schools and public conferences for over two decades. Formerly, Elizabeth worked as a teacher, curriculum director, and principal. She completed her Ed. S. in Educational Psychology through Regent University, where she is now working to complete her doctorate. She is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Therapist and a trained evaluator for dyslexia. Elizabeth’s courses provide ready-to-apply, evidence-based information that ignites the architect within every educator, empowering them to design strategies that catalyze school (and life) success for all learners. The opportunity to learn directly from Elizabeth will equip attendees to implement the best tools available in their classrooms.

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

Minimum enrollment of 10 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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July 12 @ 8:00 am
July 13 @ 4:30 pm
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974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Terry Gladfelter
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