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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 that you wish to attend and the direct benefits that you expect this opportunity to bring to you and your students.
  • Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the Professional Development class specified in the application (limit one per person).
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March 2019

Uniquely Wired: Creating a (Dyslexia) Friendly Classroom Environment

March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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March 28/29 (Thurs/Fri) $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This 15-hour course will provide a thorough investigation of the five cognitive-linguistic domains most commonly associated with dyslexia as well as how to design instructional supports for students with deficits in these areas. Over the two-day course the participant will gain a deep understanding of phonological processing, orthographic awareness, rapid naming, memory function, and processing (and perceptual) speed along with how each one impacts student learning. This course will…

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July 2019

Teaching for Financial Literacy Success with “S.T.E.A.M.” With Joanne Kuster – July 15/16

July 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Instructor: Joan Kuster July 15/16 (Mon/Tues) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $40 PEI member, $60 non-member, $115 for graduate credit through Drake University This 15-hour course is targeted to educators who want to go beyond the basics in personal finance with plenty of S.T.E.A.M. (Strategies, Tools, Examples, Activities about Money). Any educator who may teach a financial literacy class (as per the new Iowa law) will appreciate the in-depth and on-trend content, engaging activities and special field trip included in…

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August 2019

PEI Conference and Leadership Seminar, Part II

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 3, 2019 @ 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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