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 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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April 26-27, 2024 – Ethical Educators

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

Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27 (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 ...

June 10-11 – Differentiation = Classroom Management – with Lora Danker

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

Monday, June 10 - Tuesday, June 11 (8:00am - 4:30pm) Great teachers have a ready tool kit of differentiated strategies that make their classrooms centers of learning. To share those strategies with other educators only makes us as individuals stronger and our classrooms more engaging. This course will provide participants with opportunities to engage in conversation and best practice work ...

June 25-26 – Human Trafficking in Our Schools

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

Tuesday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 26 (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 ...

July 15-17 – Wilson Reading System Workshop – with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

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

July 15, 16, 17 (8:30am - 4:30pm) Contact applesofgoldworkshops@gmail.com to register. You will be emailed an electronic invoice for $695 - once paid you will be sent a course link. Seats are limited.   As a Wilson® Partner, Apples of Gold Center for Learning is pleased to provide the Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course for educators, therapists, parents, and other individuals ...

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July 24-25 – Navigating Student Behaviors & Motivations through a Trauma-Informed Lens – with Barb Ranck

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

Wednesday, July 24 - Thursday, July 25 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)  IN PERSON OR ZOOM Experienced educators have likely observed declining attention spans and rising disruptive behavior among students, alongside increased workloads and diminished support from administration or parents. How can educators effectively manage classroom interactions and advocate for themselves in such challenging circumstances? This program offers insights to ...

August 6-7 – An Educator’s Guide to PTSD in Children – with Jolene Philo

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

Tuesday, August 6 & Wednesday, August 7 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)   Are you serving students who are dealing with trauma? Are you wondering if they might even have PTSD? This course explains causes and symptoms of PTSD in children of all ages, looks at recent research about how PTSD changes a child's brain, and reviews treatment, methods, and prevention ...

August 12-13 – The 5 Love Languages: A Tool for Fostering Healthy Connections with Students and Improving School Climate – with Jolene Philo

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

IN PERSON ONLY - Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)   Research shows that positive connections between teachers and students can increase academic achievement in students. This course introduces participants to the 5 love languages and how to identify their students' primary love languages. It shows educators how to use the love languages to create ...