Professional Development Courses

One licensure renewal credit for each of the following courses:

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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 22-23 – Human Trafficking in Our Schools

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm

Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Course Description

This course will provide awareness, education, and resources for educators to recognize and appropriately respond to trafficking scenarios they may encounter in the schools and communities in which they serve.  

Through lecture, video, facilitated discussions and a survivor testimony, those attending will learn:  

  • Human trafficking – what it is and what it is not. 
  • How to educate through a trauma-informed lens. 
  • How to create protocol when a student discloses.
  • How to educate other educators and students, using available curriculum on: 
    • Facts vs. Myths. 
    • Common Vulnerabilities. 
    • Social Media and Other Grooming Techniques. 
    • Pornography’s Link to Trafficking. 
    • Healthy Relationships & Value. 
    • Empathy & Responsibility. 

Instructors: Stephanie Olson, Rebecca Saunders, and Erin Dostal from THE SET ME FREE PROJECT

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$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 23 @ 8:00 am
July 24 @ 4:30 pm
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