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Putting Interactions into Practice: Building Relationships (ES) for RBPD Specialists

February 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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.
  • ONLINE: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration closes February 25.
  • Cost: $100 per person; FREE for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors
  • 4 clock hours
Who should attend:
  • Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Program Leaders
  • Anyone who supports teachers in their work
 
 
 
 
 

Adult Learning Module 1: Delivery Skills: online

March 5, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
ONLINE

In this module, participants will become well equipped to deliver pre-designed curriculums. The module discusses trainer competencies, adult learning basics, and facilitation skills. Students will complete activities and assignments each week as well as attend a weekly live Zoom session. Activities include readings, videos, discussion board, and reflections.
  • ONLINE: March 5, 2024 through March 25, 2024, with Zoom sessions Tuesdays from 6-6:45 p.m.; deadline to register is February 27
  • Cost: $100 for those who live or work in Minnesota/$200 for those who live and work in other states
  • Blended online design: readings, discussion boards, and reflection assignments with a live Zoom session
  • 8 clock hours Develop-approved

 

 

 

 

Putting Interactions into Practice: Promoting Thinking (IS) for RBPD Specialists

March 7, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The session prepares coaches to help teachers strengthen concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling in interactions and activities.
  • IN PERSON: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN, 55369. Registration closes February 27.
  • Cost: $100 per person; FREE for Parent Aware Coaches and Professional Development Advisors
  • 4 clock hours
Who should attend:
  • Coaches
  • Consultants
  • Supervisors
  • Trainers
  • Others who are responsible for facilitating educators’ interaction skills as described in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) tool
 
 
 
 
 

Adult Learning Module 2: Design Skills: in person

March 16, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., room 106, St. Cloud, MN 56301

This module will introduce the principles of content-based training design. Participants will develop training objectives, discuss the use of the learning cycle in training design, and consider evaluation strategies for measuring the effectiveness of a training session.
  • IN PERSON: March 16, 2024, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., room 106, St. Cloud, MN, 56301. Registration closes March 11.
  • 6 clock hours Develop-approved
 
 
 
 
 
 

Course Writer: Crafting and Drafting a Course: online

March 19, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ONLINE

Participants learn how to describe activities involved in each of the five steps of the course writing process. They also learn how to link learning objectives directly to specific KCF indicators. In this training participants practice their skills by crafting an outline for a draft of a potential course. This training is open only to those who live or work in Minnesota.

  • March 19, 2024, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Register by March 12.
  • 3 clock hours, guided online via Zoom, no prerequisites
  • Cost: $100

 

 

 

 

CLASS Toddler Observer Reliability

March 26, 2024
TBD

Learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) trainers.

  • March 26-27, 2024, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Roseville, 2740 N. Snelling Ave., Roseville, MN 55113. Registration closes March 12
  • Cost: $500 per person
  • 16 clock hours

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who participates in the Parent Aware (QRIS) system in Minnesota

 

 

 

 

Adult Learning Module 2: Design Skills: online

April 12, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
ONLINE

This module will introduce the principles of content-based training design. Participants will develop training objectives, discuss the use of the learning cycle in training design, and consider evaluation strategies for measuring the effectiveness of a training session. Students will complete activities and assignments each week as well as attend a weekly live Zoom session. Activities include readings, videos, discussion board, and reflections.
  • ONLINE, April 12, 2024 to May 2, 2024, Zoom sessions Fridays from 9-9:45 a.m. Register by April 4
  • Cost: $100 for those who live or work in Minnesota/$200 for those who live and work in other states
  • Blended online design: readings, discussion boards, and reflection assignments with a live Zoom session
  • 8 clock hours Develop-approved
 
 
 
 
 

Combined Course Writer: Design Skills AND Crafting and Drafting a Course: in person

April 20, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., room 106, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Take Course Writer: Design Skills and Course Writer: Crafting and Drafting a Course back-to-back. Learn to design a course using a variety of strategies that support adult learning. Practice crafting an outline, and learn about linking learning objectives to KCF indicators. This training is open only to those who live or work in Minnesota.

  • April 20, 2024, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St. Rm. 106, St. Cloud, MN, 56301. Registration closes April 15.
  • 6 clock hours, no prerequisites
  • Cost: $200

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Learning Module 1: Delivery Skills: online

May 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
ONLINE

In this module, participants will become well equipped to deliver pre-designed curriculums. The module discusses trainer competencies, adult learning basics, and facilitation skills. Students will complete activities and assignments each week as well as attend a weekly live Zoom session. Activities include readings, videos, discussion board, and reflections.
  • ONLINE: May 3 to May 23, 2024, with Zoom sessions Fridays from 9-9:45 a.m. Register by April 25
  • Cost: $100 for those who live or work in Minnesota/$200 for those who live and work in other states
  • Blended online design: readings, discussion boards, and reflection assignments with a live Zoom session
  • 8 clock hours Develop-approved

 

 

 

 

Course Writer: Crafting and Drafting a Course: online

May 15, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ONLINE

Participants learn how to describe activities involved in each of the five steps of the course writing process. They also learn how to link learning objectives directly to specific KCF indicators. In this training participants practice their skills by crafting an outline for a draft of a potential course. This training is open only to those who live or work in Minnesota.

  • May 15, 2024, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Registration closes May 8.
  • 3 clock hours, guided online via Zoom, no prerequisites
  • Cost: $100

 

 

 

 

CLASS® Pre-K Observer Reliability

June 10, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to become a reliable observer from certified Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) trainers.
  • IN PERSON: Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, 2024, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Pier B Resort Hotel, 800 West Railroad St. Duluth, MN 55802. Registration closes Thursday, May 23.
  • Cost: $500 per person; $400 for Parent Aware Coaches
  • 16 clock hours
Who should attend:
  • Anyone who participates in the Parent Aware (QRIS) system in Minnesota
 
 
 
 

Course Writer: Design Skills: online

June 14, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ONLINE

Participants learn how the basic elements of adult learning theory impact course design, how to draft measurable learning objectives for adults and how to identify a variety of strategies and techniques that support adult learning acquisition and retention, and application. This training is open only to those who live or work in Minnesota.

  • June 14, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration closes on June 6.
  • 3 clock hours, guided online via Zoom, no prerequisites
  • Cost: $100

 

 

 

 

Course Writer: Crafting and Drafting a Course: online

June 21, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ONLINE

Participants learn how to describe activities involved in each of the five steps of the course writing process. They also learn how to link learning objectives directly to specific KCF indicators. In this training participants practice their skills by crafting an outline for a draft of a potential course. This training is open only to those who live or work in Minnesota.

  • June 21, 2024, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration closes on June 13.
  • 3 clock hours, guided online via Zoom, no prerequisites
  • Cost: $100