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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 that you wish to attend and the direct benefits that you expect this opportunity to bring to you and your students.
  • Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the Professional Development class specified in the application (limit one per person).
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Uniquely Wired: Creating a (Dyslexia) Friendly Classroom Environment with Elizabeth Hoksbergen – July 9/10

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 4:30 pm

This 15-hour course will provide a thorough investigation of the five cognitive-linguistic domains most commonly associated with dyslexia as well as how to design instructional supports for students with deficits in these areas. Over the two-day course the participant will gain a deep understanding of phonological processing, orthographic awareness, rapid naming, memory function, and processing (and perceptual) speed along with how each one impacts student learning.

This course will equip general classroom and special education teachers with the necessary knowledge and tools to design a learning environment that supports the achievement of students with dyslexia while facilitating the success of every learner. Through engaging activities, participants will learn to design specific strategies and supports to help students with dyslexia capitalize on their strengths, cultivate areas of natural weakness, bolster confidence, and improve self-efficacy for unprecedented scholastic success.

If you wish to take this class remotely via Zoom conference call, please email 

Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen

July 9/10 (Thur/Fri) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
$40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit.

Minimum enrollment of 12 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

Course Registration

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July 9 @ 8:00 am
July 10 @ 4:30 pm
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