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

September 20, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Homewood Suites, 115 - 37th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN

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

What to expect

This training is four clock hours.

  • Review the pre-K Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) tool.
  • Practice coding with video.
  • Share tips for recertification.

Who should attend

  • Reliable CLASS™ observers who are preparing for their annual reliability recertification test

Registration for this training has closed. Learn more and register for another training

 

Online Course: Bridging Education and Mental Health

September 25, 2017
Online

September 25 to November 27, 2017 | Online 

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. 

What to Expect

This course is 42 clock hours.
  • Gain an understanding of the philosophies and theories associated with early childhood education and infant and early childhood mental health.
  • Learn intervention strategies for children with varying needs, including typically developing children, children with disabilities, and children who have experienced trauma.
  • Learn how to develop and maintain positive relationships with children and colleagues.
  • Identify environments and experiences that enhance a child’s development.

Who Should Attend

  • Early childhood professionals
 
 
 

Online Course: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

October 2, 2017
Online

October 2 to December 4, 2017 | Online 

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. 

What to Expect

This course is 42 clock hours.
  • Get an introduction to infant mental health principles.
  • Learn about the risk and protective factors that influence development.
  • Examine the role and function of an infant mental health specialist.
  • Gain an understanding of the unique experiences of infants and caregivers.
  • Explore using observation and reflective practice in work with families.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals interested in the field of infant mental health and intervention with infants, toddlers, and families
 
 

Online Course: Understanding Early Social and Emotional Development

October 2, 2017
Online course

October 2 to December 4, 2017 | Online

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.

What to expect

  • Understand the social and emotional developmental needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • Understand the role relationships play in a young child’s development with a special focus on attachment theory.
  • Gain an understanding of the different kinds of stress a young child may experience.
  • Learn how different kinds of stress may impact development and how we can help children build resilience in the face of stress.
  • Become familiar with and able to describe ways to apply an infant mental health framework in professional work.
  • Learn to use an infant mental health framework in observations of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Who should register

  • Early childhood educators
  • Special education educators and practitioners
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Pediatricians
  • Home visitors
  • Others working with young children ages birth to five

Learn more and register

 

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

October 5, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Room 110 St. Paul Student Center

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.

This training is for those interested in more information about executive function and the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS). If you would like to use the MEFS assessment, please contact Reflective Sciences for more information:

https://reflectionsciences.com, 888-907-MEFS (6337)

 

What to expect

All trainings are delivered by our certified MEFS™ trainers. During this 2.5-hour training:

  • Learn about executive function and why executive function skills are critical for school achievement and life success.
  • Receive a demonstration of the MEFS™ assessment.

Who Should Attend

  • Family child care providers
  • Child care center staff
  • School staff and administrators
  • Special education program staff and administrators

Learn more and register

 

2017 Student Engagement Conference: Connection to School, Motivation to Learn

October 12, 2017
University of Minnesota, McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis

CEED's Amy Susman-Stillman and Karen Storm are excited to be presenting at the Institute on Community Integration's Student Engagement Conference: Connection to School, Motivation to Learn in Minneapolis this October 12-13, 2017. Their presentation is Parent Barriers and Solutions to Preschool Attendance. Read more about this session at http://checkandconnect.umn.edu/conf/sessions/PreschoolAttendance.html.

Please consider joining us at the University of Minnesota to address the topic of student engagement among at-risk youth. Hear from keynote speakers Hedy Chang (Attendance Works) on reducing chronic absenteeism, and Amy Reschly (University of Georgia) on student engagement and dropout interventions. With 24 breakout presentations to choose from, you'll learn about student engagement tools, site-level leadership strategies, scaling up and sustaining practices, and relevant student engagement research. New this year is a featured track dedicated to six networking and discussion topics that will allow you to connect meaningfully with colleagues.

Plan to join us this October by registering at http://checkandconnect.umn.edu/conf.

 

Mathematics in Play Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

October 14, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Blake School, Highcroft Campus - Wayzata, 301 Peavy Lane, Wayzata, MN

Please join CEED's Beth Menninga as she shares best practices for mathematics in early childhood environments during this training offered in partnership with The Blake School. This informative and hands-on training is for teachers, assistant teachers, directors, and caregivers seeking additional strategies to encourage mathematical thinking in young children. Breakfast and CEUs provided. There is no cost for this workshop.

Questions? 

Contact Deana Jaeschke Clapp, Admissions Coordinator, 952-988-3570, djaeschkeclap@blakeschool.org

Register

 

Online Course: Intro to Reflective Supervision/Consultation

October 16, 2017
Online course

Two-week session: October 16 to October 30, 2017 | Online course

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 two-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 uses the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS) as a framework.

What to expect

  • Gain an understanding of the principles and goals of RS/C.
  • Learn the structure of a RS/C session.
  • Learn how to describe the topics of conversation and methods of inquiry used in RS/C.

Who should register

  • Early childhood educators
  • Special education educators and practitioners
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Pediatricians
  • Home visitors
  • Others working with young children ages birth to five

Learn more and register

 

In-Person Training: Toddler CLASS™ Observer Reliability

October 18, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
U of M St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center, Room 110

Two-day training: October 18-19, 2017

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™.

What to expect

This training is 16 clock hours.

  • Receive comprehensive instruction about the tool.
  • Score video segments in preparation for the online reliability testing.

Participants must complete 3-4 hours of pre-training exercises and readings.

Participants must pass the Teachstone online test to become a reliable CLASS™ observer. The test takes about 8 hours to complete.

Those interested in training others to become reliable observers must attend a Train-the-Trainer session offered via Teachstone.

As a Parent Aware partner, we offer the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of this training to build capacity for CLASS™ observations and coaching. Parent Aware is the Minnesota Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Who should attend

  • Anyone who lives and works in Minnesota

Learn more and register

 

In-Person Training: Emotional Support for Coaches

October 27, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Super 8 Monticello, Monticello, MN

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.

What to expect

This training is four clock hours.

  • Take an in-depth look at the four emotional support dimensions.
  • Explore ways to support teachers in everyday classroom routines.
  • Practice coaching strategies that build quality in this domain.

Who should attend

Anyone who supports teachers in their work, including:

  • Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Program leaders

Prerequisites

Learn more and register

 

In-Person Training: Classroom Organization for Coaches

November 9, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Super 8 Monticello, Monticello, MN

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

What to expect

This training is four clock hours.

  • Review the dimensions that fit in the Classroom Organization domain (Behavior Management, Productivity, and Instructional Learning Formats).
  • Identify strategies that lead to successful application of Classroom Organization dimensions.
  • Learn strategies for providing effective feedback to teachers.
  • Take part in mock coaching exercises.

Participants will dive deeper into several indicators, including clear behavior expectations, transitions, and clarity of learning objectives.

Who should attend

  • Relationship-based professional development providers
  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) coaches

Learn more and register

 

In-Person Training: Reflective Practice

November 15, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Homewood Suites, 115 - 37th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Use code “PAware” when registering.

Reflective consultation facilitates quality care for children by focusing on relationships. Relationships are where learning and change can take place.

Reflective consultation involves attending to the feelings and experiences of adults and children to improve services, as well as to address stress and prevent burnout in professionals working with infants, young children, and their families. It’s a partnership between the consultant and the child’s care provider, teacher, or other practitioner.

The partnership in turn serves as a model for other relationships. For example, it can be the model for a caregiver’s relationship with the infant or child they care for.

What to expect

This training will integrate theory and practice strategies in reflective consultation. The training is geared toward Parent Aware Quality Coaching but is open to other early childhood professionals.

Who should attend

  • Developmental specialists
  • Early interventionists
  • Home visitors
  • Family educators
  • Head Start teachers
  • Public health nurses
  • Child welfare workers
  • Other early childhood professionals who are interested in reflective practice

Learn more and register

 

In-Person Training: Motivational Interviewing

November 16, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Homewood Suites, 115 - 37th Avenue North, St. Cloud, MN

This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Use code “PAware” when registering.

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.

What to expect

Our 4-hour, introductory workshop will educate participants about motivational interviewing principles. It also will give coaches the ability to experience and practice skills.

Who should attend

  • Relationship-based professional development providers

Learn more and register

 

In-Person Training: Classroom Organization for Teachers

November 30, 2017
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, St. Paul Student Center Room 110

This workshop will place classroom organization in the overall context of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) tool and analyze the dimensions of behavior management, productivity, and instructional learning formats.

What to expect

This training is four clock hours.

  • Identify strategies that strengthen classroom organization.
  • Practice strategies with other attendees.

Who should attend

  • Preschool educators
  • K-3 educators
  • Child care providers
  • Family child care providers

Participants should have a basic understanding of CLASS™ prior to registering.

Learn more and register
 

In-Person Training: CLASS™ K-3 Observer Reliability Training

January 31, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Metro area

Two-day training: January 31 and February 1, 2018

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™.

What to expect

This training is 16 clock hours.

  • Receive comprehensive instruction about the tool.
  • Score video segments in preparation for the online reliability testing.

Participants must complete 3-4 hours of pre-training exercises and readings.

Participants must pass the Teachstone online test to become a reliable CLASS™ observer. The test takes about 8 hours to complete.

Those interested in training others to become reliable observers must attend a Train-the-Trainer session offered via Teachstone.

As a Parent Aware partner, we offer the Infant, Toddler, Pre-K, and K-3 versions of this training to build capacity for CLASS™ observations and coaching. Parent Aware is the Minnesota Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Who should attend

  • Anyone who lives and works in Minnesota

Learn more and register