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CEED and U of M Closed: Holiday

January 20, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

The University of Minnesota and CEED will be closed on Monday, January 20, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

February 3, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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

February 10, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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9-week online course: Introduction to Infant Mental Health

February 17, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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

February 17, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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

February 26, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Room 110 St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Two-day training - February 26-27, 2020 | Earn 4 clock hours  |  $100 per person, free to Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors  | Register by February 24, 2020

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

March 2, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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9-week online course: Preschool Movement and Brain Development

March 2, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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6-week online course: Advanced Reflective Supervision/Consultation

March 9, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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

March 9, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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

March 11, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Brainerd, MN (location TBD)

Two-day training: March 11-12, 2020 | Earn 16 clock hours | $400 per person | Register by February 19.

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: Instructional Support for Coaches

March 12, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Cloud Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 – 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Earn 4 clock hours | $100 per person | This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose that Participant type during registration. | Register by March 9

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: Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood

March 16, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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.

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In-Person Training: Reviewing the CLASS™: MN Pre-K CLASS™ Recertification Refresher

March 18, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, Room 110 St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Earn 4 clock hours | $75 per person. This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose “Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor” for your Participant Type. | Register by March 15

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

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In-Person Training: Motivational Interviewing

April 2, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
St. Cloud Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 – 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301

$75 per person. Note: This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. Choose Participant type “Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor” when registering. | 4 clock hours | Register by March 31.

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.

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 Training: Emotional Support for Coaches

April 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Cloud Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 – 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Earn 4 clock hours | $100 per person. 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. | Register by April 20.

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: Classroom Organization for Coaches

April 30, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Cloud Holiday Inn & Suites, 75 – 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Earn 4 clock hours | $100 per person. This training is free for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors. When registering, choose Participant Type “Parent Aware Coach or PD Advisor.” | Register by April 27.

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

Read more and register.

 

2020 Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute

June 16, 2020
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

June 16-17, 2020 | St. John's University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321

During the Summer Institute:

  • Gain new insights and develop new skills for your work.
  • Interact with other professionals who support infants, toddlers, and young children and their families.
  • Attend plenaries with your peers on Tuesday and Wednesday before your selected session.
  • Enjoy networking and community-building activities like a lunchtime barbecue, an evening dessert reception, and St. John’s all-you-can-eat ice cream and Johnny Bread!

View keynotes from the 2019 Summer Institute and read the blog series highlighting last year's sessions on our website.

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

June 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Duluth, MN (Location TBA)

Two-day training: June 22-23, 2020 | Earn 16 clock hours | $400 per person | Register by June 1.

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.