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 info@peiowa.org 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 15-16 – Unlock Your Genius Mode! – with Dave Dubczak

ZOOM ONLY

Wednesday, June 15 - Thursday, June 16 (8:00am - 4:30pm) ZOOM ONLY Course Description Do you have students struggle to think outside the box? When you give your students an example, do they wind up just copying the example? How many of your students think they’re geniuses? The good news is, we all have an internal “Genius Mode” we can ...

June 20-21 – The Enneagram as a Lens for Understanding Student Behavior – with Barb Ranck

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

Monday, June 20 - Tuesday, June 21 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) 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 ...

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

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

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 ...

June 28-29 – Guided by Language Structure – with Liz Tuecke

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

Tuesday, June 28 - Wednesday, June 29 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) Educators and parents have been personally and actively involved with struggling readers.  Many times, these students have demonstrated frustration in their desire to read and their inability to be successful.  Are there opportunities for these students to achieve and excel with their peers? Yes! Liz Tuecke has spent ...

July 12-13 – Sweet Solutions for Classroom Implementation of Structured Literacy – with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

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

Tuesday, July 12  - Wednesday, July 13 (8:00am - 4:30pm) Course Description If you have heard about the power of structured literacy to transform learners’ ability to read and write and you want to learn more, this course was designed just for you! In this course, skilled structured literacy trainer, Elizabeth Hoksbergen, invites you to embrace the sweetness of structured ...

July 14-15 – Applied Improvisation in the Classroom – with Joe Van Haecke

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

Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15 (8:00am - 4:30pm) Improvisation is the performance art of adapting to random situations, thinking on your feet, and problem solving with others. Applied Improvisation uses the tenets of improvisation to bring those skills into the workforce, classroom, and everyday life. It provides a set of tools to participants, where students and teachers alike ...

July 18-19 – Ethical Educators

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

Monday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 19 (8:00 am - 4:30 pm) Course Description 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 ...

July 27-28 – Human Trafficking in Our Schools – with Stephanie Olson, Yolanda Harden

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

Wednesday, July 27 - Thursday, July 28 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) Course Description This course will provide awareness, education, and resources for educators to recognize and appropriately respond to trafficking scenarios they may encounter in the schools and communities in which they serve.   Through lecture, video, facilitated discussions and a survivor testimony, those attending will learn:   Human trafficking – what it is and ...

August 1-2 – Applied Improvisation in the Classroom – with Joe Van Haecke

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

Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 (8:00am - 4:30pm) Improvisation is the performance art of adapting to random situations, thinking on your feet, and problem solving with others. Applied Improvisation uses the tenets of improvisation to bring those skills into the workforce, classroom, and everyday life. It provides a set of tools to participants, where students and teachers alike ...