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

February 26, 2018
Online

February 26 to April 30, 2018  |  Register by February 19

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.

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In-Person Training: Instructional Support for Coaches--Putting CLASS™ Into Practice

March 1, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Room 110 St. Paul Student Center

Register by February 22

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

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

March 5, 2018
Online

March 5 to May 7, 2018  |  Register by February 26

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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9-week Online Course: Understanding Early Social Emotional Development Using an Infant Mental Health Lens

March 12, 2018
Online

March 12 to May 14, 2018  | Register by March 7

Learn to use an infant mental health framework in observations and your professional work with young children and families.

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9-week Online Course: Bridging Education and Mental Health

March 19, 2018
Online

March 19 to May 21, 2018  |  Register by March 14

Find the common ground between behavioral and therapeutic approaches to help professionals support the healthy social-emotional development of children while addressing challenging behaviors.

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In-Person Training: Instructional Support for Teachers

March 19, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, LES Building, Suite 425 Blue Conference Room

Two-day training: March 19 & 26, 2018  |  You must attend both days.

This workshop will prepare educators to implement the classroom interaction strategies of concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling.

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

March 22, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mankato City Center, 101 East Main Street, Mankato, MN, 56001

Two-day training: March 22-23, 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™.

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In-Person Training: Emotional Support for Coaches

April 6, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
U of M St. Paul Campus, School of Social Work, 145 Peters Hall

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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In-Person Training: Emotional Support for Teachers

April 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, McNeal Hall Room 10, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

Two-day training: April 11-12, 2017  |  You must attend both days.

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 teachers to review these areas through the lens of their own teaching practices.

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In-Person Training: Reflective Practice

April 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pier 55 Senior Center, 240 Harrison Street, Suite 2, Red Wing, MN, 56303

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

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.

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In-Person Training: Motivational Interviewing

April 27, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pier 55 Senior Center, 240 Harrison Street, Suite 2, Red Wing, MN, 56303

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

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

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

May 3, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
U of M St. Paul Campus, May 3: Room 145 Peters Hall, May 10: Room 155 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

This training takes place on two days: May 3 and May 10, 2018. Participation in both days is required.

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.

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In-Person Training: Classroom Organization for Coaches

May 24, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Magrath Library Room 6, 1984 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108

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.

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

June 11, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Comfort Suites Canal Park, 408 Canal Park Drive, Duluth, MN, 55802

Two-day training: June 11-12, 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™.

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9-week online course: Premature Babies and Their Parents--Information and Insights for Early Intervention Personnel

June 18, 2018
Online

June 18 to August 20, 2018  | Register by June 13

Many families of premature infants are referred to early intervention soon after they’re discharged from the hospital, some even before. With this course, gain the skills you need to best support families and offer individualized recommendations that promote a preterm infant’s development.

 
 

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

June 18, 2018
Online

June 18 to August 20, 2018  |  Register by February 26

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.

 

6-week online course: Infant/Toddler Movement & Brain Development

June 25, 2018
Online

June 25 to August 6, 2018  |  Register by June 20

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.

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6-week online course: Preschooler Movement & Brain Development

July 2, 2018
Online

July 2 to August 13, 2018  |  Register by June 27

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. 

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9-week online course: Parent-Infant Pathways--An Educator's Guide to Providing Information and Support to New Parents

July 2, 2018
Online

July 2 to September 3, 2018   |  Register by June 25

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

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2-week online course: Introduction to Reflective Supervision/Consultation

July 9, 2018
Online

July 9 to July 23, 2018  |  Register by July 2

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.

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