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June 2019

A Plan to Manage Your Classroom with Bryan Stearns

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Instructor: Bryan Stearns June 25/26 (Tues/Wed) $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This course is designed to further develop a teacher’s classroom management skills. Topics will include student expectations, positive reinforcement, character education and organizational techniques. This course will also focus on the importance of knowing your students and developing management skills for the diverse classroom. Students will be asked to examine their current practices and to develop or revise their individual Classroom Management Plan (CMP) for use…

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July 2019

Ethical Educators – NEW LOCATION – July 9/10 with Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 4:30 pm
Mississippi Bend AEA, 729 21st Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722 United States
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Instructors: Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns July 9/10 (Tues/Wed)) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $40 PEI member, $100 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. 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…

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Dyslexia: Different by Design—Understanding the Most Common Learning Disability with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen July 17/18 (Wed/Thurs) $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This 15-hour, interactive course will examine the unique neurobiological profile and cognitive characteristics of dyslexia. From early identification to appropriate accommodations, this course will provide an overview of dyslexia by exploring key issues: neurobiological markers, indicators by developmental range, elements of effective intervention, characteristics of a dyslexia friendly classroom, socio-emotional supports, and designing an effective 504 Plan. Engaging, participant-focused activities will bring the content to life,…

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Ethical Educators July 23 & 24 with Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Instructors: Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns July 23& 24 (Tues/Wed) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $40 PEI member, $100 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. 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…

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August 2019

PEI Conference and Leadership Seminar, Part II

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

August 2/3 (Fri/Sat) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $60 PEI member · $180 Non Member · 1 licensure renewal credit. The topics for the annual PEI conference are determined on a year-to-year basis based on perceived need, legislation, and trends. Highly qualified professionals are utilized to bring the best in information, techniques, and challenges for optimum conference programming. What rights do you have as a teacher? This year’s Leadership Seminar, Part II, will be a review of teacher rights, privileges, and duties…

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Breaking the Code: Fundamentals of Multi-Sensory, Structured Literacy Instruction with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen August 6/7 (Tues/Wed) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This course will analyze phonological processing, phonemic awareness, orthographic processing, rapid naming (word retrieval abilities), and morphological awareness as well as their critical connection to the acquisition of language and literacy skills. Moreover, course coverage will illuminate the essential elements fundamental to multi-sensory, structured literacy curricula: phonology, sound-symbol association, syllable instruction, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Emphasis during the course will include…

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