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 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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February 2 – 3 – Ethical Educators

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

Thursday, February 2 - Friday, February 3 (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 ...

March 25, April 1 – An Educator’s Guide to PTSD in Children – with Jolene Philo

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

Saturday, March 25 & Saturday, April 1 (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 ...

June 13-14 – Unlock Your Genius Mode! – with Dave Dubczak


Wednesday, June 13 - Thursday, June 14 (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 ...

July 19-20 – The Enneagram as a Lens for Understanding Student Behavior – with Barb Ranck


  The Enneagram as a Lens for Understanding Student Behavior: A Tool for Increasing Empathy, Compassion & Resilience - for Self and Others 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 ...