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March 2019

Uniquely Wired: Creating a (Dyslexia) Friendly Classroom Environment

March 28 @ 8:00 am - March 29 @ 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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June 2019

Ethical Educators June 10 & 11 with Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns

June 10 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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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 Educators of Iowa (PEI), and individual school districts all have polices that need to be understood in order to keep oneself from litigation. Case studies and interactive solutions makes this a course offered in…

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A Comprehensive Framework for Facilitating Fluency Development in Reading, Spelling, Writing, and Mathematics with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

June 19 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen June 19/20 (Wed/Thurs) $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. Helping students move from accuracy to automaticity across the spectrum of literacy and math skills can be a daunting, discouraging process. How do we facilitate automatic, fluent reading, spelling, writing, and math skills in students who struggle with word recognition, decoding, word retrieval, rapid naming, processing speed, math fact retrieval, and recall of procedural steps? Is it even possible for these individuals to reach automaticity? By…

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A Plan to Manage Your Classroom with Bryan Stearns

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Instructor: Bryan Stearns June 25/26 (Tues/Wed) $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This course is designed to further develop a teacher’s classroom management skills. Topics will include student expectations, positive reinforcement, character education and organizational techniques. This course will also focus on the importance of knowing your students and developing management skills for the diverse classroom. Students will be asked to examine their current practices and to develop or revise their individual Classroom Management Plan (CMP) for use…

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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 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 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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Dyslexia: Different by Design—Understanding the Most Common Learning Disability with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 18 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States

Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen July 17/18 (Wed/Thurs) $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This 15-hour, interactive course will examine the unique neurobiological profile and cognitive characteristics of dyslexia. From early identification to appropriate accommodations, this course will provide an overview of dyslexia by exploring key issues: neurobiological markers, indicators by developmental range, elements of effective intervention, characteristics of a dyslexia friendly classroom, socio-emotional supports, and designing an effective 504 Plan. Engaging, participant-focused activities will bring the content to life,…

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Ethical Educators July 23 & 24 with Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Instructors: Terry Gladfelter & Bryan Stearns July 23& 24 (Tues/Wed) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $40 PEI member, $100 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. 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 Educators of Iowa (PEI), and individual school districts all have polices…

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August 2019

PEI Conference and Leadership Seminar, Part II

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 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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Breaking the Code: Fundamentals of Multi-Sensory, Structured Literacy Instruction with Elizabeth Hoksbergen

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 4:30 pm
PEI Conference Center, 974 73rd Street, Suite 30
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Instructor: Elizabeth Hoksbergen August 6/7 (Tues/Wed) 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $40 PEI member, $60 non-member · 1 licensure renewal credit. This course will analyze phonological processing, phonemic awareness, orthographic processing, rapid naming (word retrieval abilities), and morphological awareness as well as their critical connection to the acquisition of language and literacy skills. Moreover, course coverage will illuminate the essential elements fundamental to multi-sensory, structured literacy curricula: phonology, sound-symbol association, syllable instruction, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Emphasis during the course will include…

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