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In-Person Training: Instructional Support for Coaches

December 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 110, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

Six clock hours  |  Register by December 7

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: Emotional Support for Coaches

December 17, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

4 clock hours  |  Register by December 10

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose "Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor" as your Participant Type during registration.

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.

 

In-Person Training: Classroom Organization for Coaches

December 18, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

4 clock hours  |  Register by December 11

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

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: Introduction to the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS™)

December 19, 2018
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

2.5 clock hours  |  Register by January 2

The MEFS is a game-like app that early educators can use to measure executive function and early learning readiness in children. It's the only early learning readiness assessment measuring executive function that can be used with children as young as two years old.

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: Pre-K CLASS™ Observer Reliability

January 23, 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

Two-day training: January 23-24, 2019  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by January 2, 2019

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 Training: Introduction to the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS™)

January 31, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

2.5 clock hours  |  Register by January 24

The MEFS is a game-like app that early educators can use to measure executive function and early learning readiness in children. It's the only early learning readiness assessment measuring executive function that can be used with children as young as two years old.

Read more and register.

 

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

February 4, 2019
Online

February 4 to April 8, 2019  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by January 28

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.

Read more and register.

 

 

Two-day Training: Infant CLASS™Observer Reliability Training

February 5, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Minnesota West Bank campus, Room 35 Mondale Hall, 229 – 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Two-day training: February 5-6, 2019  |  12 clock hours  | Register by January 15

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: CLASS™ K-3 Observer Reliability

February 6, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Minnesota West Bank campus, Room 35 Mondale Hall, 229 – 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Two-day training: February 6-7, 2019  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by January 16

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

February 11, 2019
Online

February 11 to March 4, 2019  |  10 clock hours  |  Register by February 4

Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RS/C) is a form of ongoing professional development that supports 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.

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Two-day Training: Toddler CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training

February 13, 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

Two-day training: February 13-14, 2019  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by January 23

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: CLASS™ & Coaching--Putting CLASS™ Into Practice

February 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 110, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Two-day training: February 14-15, 2019  |  14 clock hours  | Register by February 7, 2019

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose Participant type “Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor” when registering.

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.

 

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

February 18, 2019
Online

February 18 to April 22, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 11

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: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

February 18, 2019
Online

February 18 to April 22, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 11

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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Two-Day In-Person Training: Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)

February 20, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Avenue, Room 110, St. Paul, MN, 55108

Two-Day In-Person Training: February 20-21, 2019  |  14 clock hours  |  Register by February 13

The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) is a Parent Aware-recognized child assessment tool that measures a child’s development across time. It’s used with children from birth to kindergarten and is completed twice yearly.

The tool covers all areas of development, including language, cognitive, motor, and social and emotional development. The DRDP (2015) is an all-inclusive tool and can be used with children with disabilities and English language learners.

Read more and register.

 

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

February 25, 2019
Online

February 25 to April 29, 2019  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by February 18

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

Read more and register.

 

In-Person Training: Instructional Support for Coaches

February 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

Six clock hours  |  Register by February 21

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

Read more and register.

 

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

March 4, 2019
Online

March 4 to May 6, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 25

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: Preschooler Movement and Brain Development--Promoting the Critical Connection

March 4, 2019
Online

March 4 to May 6, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by February 25

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.

 

In-Person Training: Introduction to the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS™)

March 5, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

2.5 clock hours  |  Register by February 26

The MEFS is a game-like app that early educators can use to measure executive function and early learning readiness in children. It's the only early learning readiness assessment measuring executive function that can be used with children as young as two years old.

Read more and register.

 

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

March 5, 2019
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Homewood Suites, 115 – 37th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

4 clock hours  |  Register by February 26, 2019

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

Read more and register.

 

Two-day In-Person Training: Pre-K Observer Reliability Training

March 6, 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

Two-day training: March 6-7, 2019  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by February 13

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

March 7, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 110, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Two-day training: March 7-8, 2019  |  14 clock hours  |  Register by February 28

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose Participant type “Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor” when registering.

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.

 

13-week online course: Understanding Early Social Emotional Development Using an Infant Mental Health Lens

March 11, 2019
Online

March 11 to June 10, 2019  |  84 clock hours  |  Register by March 4

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.

Read more and register.

 

6-week online course: Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation: Building Skills Using the RIOS™ framework

March 11, 2019
Online

March 11 to April 22, 2019  |  28 clock hours  |  Register by March 4

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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9-week online course: Bridging Education and Mental Health

March 18, 2019
Online

March 18 to May 20, 2019  |  42 clock hours  |  Register by March 11

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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Two-Day In-Person Training: Pre-K Observer Reliability

April 1, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
St. Peter Community Center, Recreation Department, 600 South 5th Street, St. Peter Room 217, St. Peter, MN, 56082

Two-day training: April 1-2, 2019  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by March 11

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 Training: Classroom Organization for Coaches

May 2, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

4 clock hours  |  Register by April 25

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. When registering, choose Participant Type "Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor."

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

Read more and register.

 

Two-day In-Person Training: CLASS™ & Coaching: Putting CLASS™ Into Practice

May 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Two-day training: May 16-17, 2019  |  14 clock hours  | Register by May 9

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose Participant type “Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor” when registering.

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.

 

 

Two-day In-person Training: CLASS™ Pre-K Observer Reliability

June 10, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Comfort Suites Canal Park, 408 Canal Park Dr, Duluth, MN, 55802

Two-day training: June 10-11, 2019  |  16 clock hours  |  Register by May 20

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 Training: Emotional Support for Coaches

June 14, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 202, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

4 clock hours  |  Register by June 7

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose "Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor" as your Participant Type during registration.

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.