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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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June 23-24 – Doubling Down on Dyslexia – with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24 (8:00am – 4:30pm)

Course Description

When it comes to dyslexia, we are in the beginning phase of turning the tide for students and teachers in Iowa. In this engaging course Elizabeth Hoksbergen invites you to join her for an interactive adventure to learn all about dyslexia. Together, we will travel through understanding the brain differences of dyslexia, diagnosis and subtypes of dyslexia, key principles of effective intervention (through structured literacy), critical psychological supports, strategic accommodations, leveraging assistive technology, and the power of cultivating strengths. These seven modules will involve hands-on learning and ready-to-apply, effective strategies to help those with dyslexia succeed in school and in life. Participants will complete the course with a comprehensive understanding of dyslexia and an armory of potent strategies ready for implementation at home or at school.


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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June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am
June 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
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