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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The Enneagram as a Lens for Understanding Student Behavior: A Tool for Increasing Empathy, Compassion & Resilience – for Self and Others October 12, 19, 26 – Tuesday Classes

PEI Conference Center 974 73rd Street, Suite 30, West Des Moines

This course, taught by a certified Enneagram coach, will provide awareness, education, and resources for educators to identify and appropriately respond to student – and peer - behaviors they encounter in the classroom. The 9 Personality Types of the Enneagram are driven by their own set of core emotions, fears, and beliefs.  Understanding these 9 Personalities increases empathy and compassion ...

Ethical Educators with Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns – November 12/13

PEI Conference Center 974 73rd Street, Suite 30, West Des Moines

With the increase in litigation and risk, it is important for educators to know the legal and ethical boundaries while working with students. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE), the Department of Education (DOE), Professional Educators of Iowa (PEI), and individual school districts all have polices that need to ...