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 24-25 – Navigating Student Behaviors & Motivations through a Trauma-Informed Lens – with Barb Ranck

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 4:30 pm

Wednesday, July 24 – Thursday, July 25 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)  IN PERSON OR ZOOM

Experienced educators have likely observed declining attention spans and rising disruptive behavior among students, alongside increased workloads and diminished support from administration or parents. How can educators effectively manage classroom interactions and advocate for themselves in such challenging circumstances? This program offers insights to these important questions, using models and language to identifying stress triggers, describing predictable behaviors, and offering solutions for healthier outcomes. It will include interactive scenarios and offer an understanding through a trauma-informed lens.

This course will provide awareness, education, and resources for educators to identify and appropriately respond to student – and peer – behaviors they may encounter in the classrooms in which they serve.

Instructor:  Barb Ranck

$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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July 24 @ 8:00 am
July 25 @ 4:30 pm
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PEI Conference Center
974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States


Terry Gladfelter
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