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Online training: Putting Interactions into Practice: Promoting Thinking (IS) for RBPD Specialists

December 1, 2021
Online

December 1-2, 2021  |  6 clock hours  |  Register by November 29

The session prepares coaches to help teachers strengthen concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling in interactions and activities.

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In-person training: Pre-K CLASS Observer Reliability Training

December 8, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota St. Paul Student Center, Room 110, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

December 8-9, 2021  | 16 clock hours  |  Register by November 24

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) trainers. 

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Online training: Getting to Know Parent Aware’s Observation Tool

December 15, 2021
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Online

2 clock hours  |  Register by December 10

Get an overview of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) framework.

Read more and register.

 

TARSS Training: Adult Learning Module 1--Delivery Skills

December 27, 2021
Online

December 27, 2021 to January 23, 2022  |. 8 clock hours  | Register by December 24

In this course, participants will become well equipped to deliver pre-designed curriculums. Included in this course is a discussion of trainer competencies, adult learning basics and facilitation skills, as well as consideration of the impact of culture, communication and presence on training effectiveness. The course design also includes a Personal Development Plan (PDP) built into each section to enhance the transfer of learning and encourage self-reflection.

Blended online design--self-paced modules with live Zoom sessions

Zoom sessions: Wednesdays--January 5, 12, and 19 from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Live or work in Minnesota: $100   |.  Live and work outside of Minnesota: $200

Register

 

Online Course: RIOS™ 1 — Using the RIOS™ Framework for Reflective Supervision

January 24, 2022
Online

January 24 to February 14, 2022  | 10 clock hours  |  Register by January 17

In this three-week online course, get an introduction to the principles and core competencies of RSC. Develop a foundation of knowledge about reflective supervision/consultation based in infant mental health theory and practice.

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TARSS Training: Adult Learning Module 2--Design Skills

January 24, 2022
Online

January 24, 2022 to February 13, 2022 |. 8 clock hours  | Register by January 21

In this course, participants will be introduced to the principles associated with designing content-based training. Among other topics, participants will develop training objectives, discuss the use of the learning cycle in training design and consider evaluation strategies for measuring the effectiveness of a training session. Participants apply their knowledge using Achieve’s Course Approval process.

Blended online design--self-paced modules with live Zoom sessions

Zoom sessions: Wednesdays--January 26, February 2, and February 9 from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Live or work in Minnesota: $100   |   Live and work outside of Minnesota: $200

Register

 

Online training: Putting Interactions into Practice - Foundation Course

January 26, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Online

January 26-27, 2022 (two-day training)  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by January 21

You must attend both sessions in the series to earn clock hours.

This two-part training prepares participants to work with adults on Pre-K and K-3 Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) concepts and practices.

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Online Training: Parent Aware Classroom Observation Tool--An Introduction for Directors and Administrators

January 26, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Online

Three-part series: January 26, February 2, and February 9, 2022  |  3 clock hours  | Register by January 24

Explore what the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) tool is and how it is used in Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, Parent Aware. This training is intended for directors, program administrators, education coordinators, principals, or any other program leadership staff. Participants practice reviewing a Parent Aware CLASS® feedback report and learn about observation and scoring procedures. Participants learn how to support the connection between CLASS® and professional development for educators. This is an online class.

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Online Course: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

January 31, 2022
Online

January 31 to April 4, 2022  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by January 24

Learn about the role of infant mental health specialists and the use of relationship and reflective practice in your work with families. This is not a clinical class.

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Online training: Putting Interactions into Practice - Promoting Thinking (IS) for RBPD Specialists

February 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Online

6 clock hours  |  Register by January 31

The session prepares coaches to help teachers strengthen concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling in interactions and activities.

Read more and register.

 

Online Course: Working with Parents — Using Infant Mental Health Principles to Support Special Populations

February 7, 2022
Online

February 7 to April 11, 2022  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by January 31

Strong relationships set the stage for healthy development. In this course, examine childhood mental health principles and learn strategies for working with parents of young children.

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Online course: Managing Challenging Behavior--Applying Reflective Practice and Relationship-based Strategies to Behavior Supports

February 7, 2022
Online

February 7 to April 11, 2022  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by January 31

Find the common ground between behavioral and therapeutic approaches to help professionals support the healthy social-emotional development of children while addressing challenging behaviors. Course material expands upon both functional behavioral assessments and relationship-based teaching. It explores the causes of maladaptive behavioral patterns in children’s actions and interactions and provides strategies to address them.

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Online training: Putting Interactions into Practice - Classroom Management (CO) for RBPD Specialists

February 9, 2022
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Online

4 clock hours  |  Register by February 4

Get an in-depth understanding of coaching considerations when providing feedback to teachers.

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Online training: Getting to Know Parent Aware’s Observation Tool

February 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Online

2 clock hours  | Register by February 14

Get an overview of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) framework.

Read more and register.

 

Online training: Putting Interactions into Practice - Building Relationships (ES) for RBPD Specialists

February 24, 2022
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Online

4 clock hours  | Register by February 21

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) measures emotional support in four dimensions: positive climate, negative climate, teacher sensitivity, and regard for student perspective. This training will prepare coaches to support teachers in these areas.

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Online course: RIOS™ 1 — Using the RIOS™ Framework for Reflective Supervision

February 28, 2022
Online

February 28 to March 21, 2022  | 10 clock hours  |  Register by February 21

In this three-week online course, get an introduction to the principles and core competencies of RSC. Develop a foundation of knowledge about reflective supervision/consultation based in infant mental health theory and practice.

Read more and register.

 

In-person training: Pre-K CLASS® Observer Reliability Training

March 1, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In Twin Cities (location to be determined)

Two-day training: March 1-2, 2022  | 16 clock hours  |  Register by February 15

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) trainers.

Read more and register.

 

 

Online Training: Supporting Quality Interactions in Family Child Care: An Introduction

March 3, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Online

2 clock hours  |  Register by February 28

The training is intended for family child care providers who want to get an introductory overview of the CLASS® and how CLASS® might look like in multi-aged settings. The participants explore CLASS® concepts included in the Infant, Toddler, and PreK versions of the instrument. Participants reflect on their own practice in the context of the CLASS® and create a plan to implement in their program.

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Online course: Understanding Early Social and Emotional Development Using an Infant Mental Health Lens, Part 2

March 7, 2022
Online

March 7 to April 11, 2022  |  24 clock hours  |  Register by February 28

Using an infant mental health framework deepens our understanding of the social and emotional development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers within their circles of care. In this course, learn how early experiences – positive, stressful, and traumatic – may impact social and emotional development at different ages and over time. Learn to use an infant mental health framework in observations and your professional work with young children and families.

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Premature Babies and Their Parents: Different Beginnings

March 21, 2022
Online

March 21 to April 18, 2021  |  20 clock hours  |  Register by March 14

In this course, compare and contrast the similarities and unique variations of early development in full-term infants and those born well before term.

Discover evidence-based practices and approaches of caring for premature newborns to help them achieve optimal development cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically once brought home. Develop strategies for communicating with parents in the wake of the uncertainties and emotional upheaval they may be facing. Leave this course equipped with the essential information and skills to share with parents as you offer them support in providing care to their premature infant.

Read more and register.

 

Online course: Premature Babies and Their Parents--Different Beginnings

March 21, 2022
Online

March 21 to April 18, 2021  |  20 clock hours  |  Register by March 14

In this course, compare and contrast the similarities and unique variations of early development in full-term infants and those born well before term.

Discover evidence-based practices and approaches of caring for premature newborns to help them achieve optimal development cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically once brought home. Develop strategies for communicating with parents in the wake of the uncertainties and emotional upheaval they may be facing. Leave this course equipped with the essential information and skills to share with parents as you offer them support in providing care to their premature infant.

Read more and register.

 

 

Online training: Getting Ready to Recertify on Parent Aware’s Observation Tool – Coding Refresher

March 23, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

4 clock hours  |  Register by March 18

This refresher training is designed to support reliable CLASS® observers as they prepare for their annual reliability recertification test.

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Online Course: RIOS™ 2 - Advanced Reflective Supervision Using the RIOS™ Framework

April 4, 2022
Online

April 4 to May 16, 2022 |  28 clock hours  |  Register by March 28

Using the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS™) as a framework, you’ll learn about the process of beginning and maintaining a reflective alliance with individuals and groups to help professionals build skills and increase self-efficacy.

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Online training: Getting to Know Parent Aware’s Observation Tool

April 6, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Online

2 clock hours  | Register by April 1, 2022

Get an overview of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) framework.

Read more and register.

 

In-person training: Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Coaches

April 25, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rochester, MN (location to be determined)

4 clock hours  |  Register by April 21

Motivational interviewing is a technique used to guide early education and child care providers toward improvement while also empowering them to change. Motivational interviewing coaches focus on curiosity instead of judgment. They use specific strategies to align themselves with the provider and to promote reflection.

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Online training: Getting to Know Parent Aware’s Observation Tool

June 8, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Online

2 clock hours  | Register by June 3

Get an overview of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) framework.

Read more and register.

 

In-person training: Pre-K CLASS® Observer Reliability Training

June 13, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Duluth, MN (location to be determined)

Two-day training: June 13-14, 2022  | 16 clock hours  |  Register by May 30

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) trainers.

Read more and register.