Professional Development 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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June 29-30 – Sizzling Strategies to Support Students with Dyslexia in Tier I, II, and III – with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

June 29 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 4:30 pm

Thursday, June 29 & Friday, June 30 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)  

This 15-hour, interactive course will examine the neurobiological profile, cognitive-linguistic characteristics, and learning challenges (across all subjects) typical of those with dyslexia. With the unveiling of the scientific and cognitive underpinnings of dyslexia, this course will provide key strategies to optimize learning for individuals with dyslexia. Rooted in current science, this course will explore effective ways to create an appropriate learning environment, fine-tune teaching techniques, employ powerful strategies, adjust assignments and assessments, and leverage effective accommodations to maximize learning for those with dyslexia. Participant-focused activities will bring the content to life, helping each educator internalize the information for transference to his or her practice upon return to the classroom. Interactive activities interlaced through the two-day course will empower each educator with a suite of over 50 ready-to-apply guidelines, principles, and concrete strategies. While this course is appropriate for those who are new to the science of dyslexia, it will provide more knowledgeable participants with a deeper understanding of dyslexia, coupled with highly effective, universal strategies ready to customize for any learning environment.

Activity Requirement    

100% attendance, active participation, and completion of all in-course activities required for License Renewal Credit

Instructor:  Elizabeth Hoksbergen

Elizabeth Hoksbergen, EdS, Wilson® Credentialed Trainer

$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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June 29 @ 8:00 am
June 30 @ 4:30 pm
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PEI Conference Center
974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Terry Gladfelter
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