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Two-day Training: Pre-K Observer Reliability

August 29, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bemidji, MN (Exact location soon)

August 29-30, 2019  |  Earn 16 clock hours  | Register by August 14, 2019  |  $400 per person, $300 for Parent Aware Coaches

NOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) trainers. We offer training for the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of CLASS™.

Read more and register.

 

Two-day Training: Pre-K Observer Reliability

September 4, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

September 4-5, 2019  |  Earn 16 clock hours  | Register by August 20, 2019  |  $400 per person, $300 for Parent Aware Coaches

NOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) trainers. We offer training for the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of CLASS™.

Read more and register.

 

3-week online course: Introduction to Reflective Supervision/Consultation Using RIOS™ Framework

September 9, 2019
Online

September 9 to September 30, 2019  |  Online  |  10 clock hours  |  Register by September 2

Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C) is a form of ongoing professional development that supports infant and early childhood practitioners in their work and guides them in providing services focused on children’s needs.

In this three-week online course, get an introduction to the principles and core competencies of RS/C. Develop a foundation of knowledge about Reflective Supervision/Consultation based in infant mental health theory and practice.

This course is a prerequisite for the online course Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Building Skills Using the RIOS™ Framework, intended for those currently providing or preparing to provide RS/C.

Please note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: Reviewing the CLASS™: Minnesota Pre-K and K-3 CLASS™ Recertification Refresher

September 12, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hampton Inn St. Cloud, 145 - 37th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

Earn 4 clock hours  |  Register by September 10  

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

Read more and register.

 

13-week online course: Understanding Early Social and Emotional Development

September 16, 2019
Online

September 16 to December 16, 2019  | 84 clock hours  |  Register by September 9

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.

Note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood: Bridging Educational and Mental Health Strategies for Child-specific Interventions

September 16, 2019
Online

September 16 to November 18, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by September 9
 
Early bird rate until August 5: $455  |  After August 5: $475
 
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.
 
 

9-week online course: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

September 23, 2019
Online

September 23 to November 25, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by September 16

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.

Note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: CLASS™ and Coaching: Putting CLASS™ Into Practice

October 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Country Inn & Suites, 235 Park Avenue, St. Cloud, MN, 56301

October 2-3, 2019  |  Register by September 30  |  Earn 14 clock hours  |  $200 per person, Free for Parent Aware Coaches

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

Read more and register.

 

6-week online course: Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation

October 7, 2019
Online

October 7 to November 18, 2019  |  28 clock hours  |  Register by September 30

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.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Executive Function--What is it and Why Does it Matter for Infants and Young Children?

October 7, 2019
Online

October 7 to December 16, 2019  |  Online  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by September 30 

Executive function skills are the brain processes involved in controlling our behavior and carrying out our goals. In infancy and early childhood, these skills lay an important foundation for later success in school and social relationships. Learn about how these essential skills develop, as well as intervention strategies to support children’s developing executive function skills in the first six years of life.

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: Pre-K Observer Reliability

October 17, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN, 56308

October 17-18, 2019  |  Earn 16 clock hours  | Register by October 2, 2019  |  $400 per person, $300 for Parent Aware Coaches

NOTE: This training is discounted for Parent Aware Coaches (Quality and CLASS™). Choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach” when registering to receive the $100 price reduction.

Participate and learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) trainers. We offer training for the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of CLASS™.

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Registration: Instructional Support for Coaches

November 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Cloud, 145 - 37th Ave. North, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Earn 6 clock hours  |  $100 per person, free to Parent Aware Coaches  | Register by November 11

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

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: Putting CLASS™ Into Practice: Classroom Organization for Coaches

November 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Cloud, 145 – 37th Ave. North, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Earn 4 clock hours  |  $100 per person, free to Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors  | Register by November 18

Get an in-depth understanding of coaching considerations when providing feedback to teachers. Participants will dive deeper into several indicators, including clear behavior expectations, transitions, and clarity of learning objectives.

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In-Person Training: Emotional Support for Coaches

December 5, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Cloud, 145 – 37th Ave. North, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Earn 4 clock hours  |  $100 per person, free to Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors  | Register by December 2, 2019

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.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Working with Parents--Using Infant Mental Health Principles to Support Special Populations

February 3, 2020
Online

February 3 to April 6, 2020  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by January 27

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.

Note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

3-week online course: Introduction to Reflective Supervision/Consultation Using RIOS™ Framework

February 10, 2020
Online

February 10 to March 2, 2020 |  Online  |  10 clock hours  |  Register by February 3

Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C) is a form of ongoing professional development that supports infant and early childhood practitioners in their work and guides them in providing services focused on children’s needs.

In this three-week online course, get an introduction to the principles and core competencies of RS/C. Develop a foundation of knowledge about Reflective Supervision/Consultation based in infant mental health theory and practice.

This course is a prerequisite for the online course Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Building Skills Using the RIOS™ Framework, intended for those currently providing or preparing to provide RS/C.

Please note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

February 17, 2020
Online

February 17 to April 20, 2020  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 10

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.

Note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Relationship-based Teaching--Supporting Stressed Young Children

February 17, 2020
Online

February 17 to April 20, 2020  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 10

Relationships with caring adults provide context for the growth and learning of young children. In this course, gain an understanding of how to support challenging children and their peers in preschool, child care, and early intervention settings.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Helping Parents Nurture Health Development in the Earliest Months

February 24, 2020
Online

February 24 to April 27, 2020  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by February 17

(This course was previously entitled Parent-Infant Pathways: An Educator's Guide to Providing Information and Support to New Parents.)

Learn how to best communicate with new parents and equip them with the information they need to support healthy development.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Infant Toddler Movement and Brain Development--Understanding the Critical Connection

March 2, 2020
Online

March 2 to May 4, 2020  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 24

Movement is essential for laying a strong foundation for brain development. In this course, explore how physical activity influences learning, cognitive, and social-emotional development in infancy and toddlerhood.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Preschool Movement and Brain Development

March 2, 2020
Online

March 2 to May 4, 2020  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 24

Explore how physical activity impacts a preschooler’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Learn what influences teachers and parents when it comes to children’s play and physical activity. With this course, you’ll be able to facilitate physical activities that are fun for preschoolers and set a tone for a healthy lifestyle.

Read more and register.

 

13-week online course: Understanding Social and Emotional Development

March 9, 2020
Online

March 9 to June 8, 2020  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by March 2

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.

Note: Take this course as a stand-alone course or apply it to the Supporting Early Social and Emotional Development Credential.

Read more and register.

 

6-week online course: Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation

March 9, 2020
Online

March 9 to April 20, 2020  |  28 clock hours  |  Register by March 2

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.

Read more and register.

 

9-week online course: Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood

March 16, 2020
Online

March 16 to May 18, 2020  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by March 9

(Formerly entitled Bridging Education and Mental Health)

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.

Read more and register.