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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July 11-12 – Sweet Solutions for Classroom Implementation of Structured Literacy – with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

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

Monday, July 11  - Tuesday, July 12 (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 20-21 – PEI Legal Lab with Nathan Arnold, Esq.

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

Wednesday, July 20 - Thursday, July 21 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm) AVAILABLE IN PERSON OR BY ZOOM Navigate the legal pitfalls that can besiege Iowa teachers in an increasingly complex landscape. Learn the history and application of modern education law. Be equipped to use the law to protect your careers. Some of the topics to be covered are 1st ...

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 ...