Professional Development Courses
One licensure renewal credit for each of the following courses:
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 email@example.com 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).
July 14-15 – Applied Improvisation in the Classroom – with Joe Van Haecke
July 14 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 4:30 pm
Thursday, July 14 – Friday, July 15 (8:00am – 4:30pm)
Improvisation is the performance art of adapting to random situations, thinking on your feet, and problem solving with others. Applied Improvisation uses the tenets of improvisation to bring those skills into the workforce, classroom, and everyday life. It provides a set of tools to participants, where students and teachers alike grow their social and emotional intelligence. Additionally, for the trauma-informed classroom, these skills provide teachers and students a means to remain in control of a situation.
This workshop will introduce you to the activities improvisors use to learn and practice the art of improv. Not only will you develop and practice those same skills, you’ll also learn activities you can adapt for your content area and use in your classroom!
- Understand the underlying principles of “yes, and…”
- Gain confidence reacting to any situation
- Expand active listening skills
- Learn how to “slow down to go fast”
- Recognize and apply status moves
- Acquire additional classroom management ideas
- Learn activities to use for classroom engagement
- Accept failure as a step toward success
- Learn to take brave, bold, big risks
- Be comfortable in the uncomfortable
- Develop skills to deescalate situations and help students regulate themselves
- Integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) principles
Joe Van Haecke has over 20 years performing, studying, and coaching improvisation. A certified Elite Coaching coach, Joe believes anyone can learn and apply the skills of improvisation to live a “yes, and…” life while surrounded by “yeah, but…” people. Whether for personal growth, leadership development, or performance training, Joe’s work as a teacher, coach, and improvisor brings a safe and supportive nature to a fun-filled learning environment.
$60 PEI Members, $100 for non-members – 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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