Course Writer: Crafting and Drafting a Course

3 clock hours, guided online via Zoom, no prerequisites

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.

Cost: $100

Intended Audience: This course is for early education professionals with a Career Lattice Step 9d or higher who would like to become a course writer. Course writers are approved to write approved training in the early education field. This training is open only to those who live or work in Minnesota.

Who Should Register: Individuals who would like to become an approved Course Writer in Minnesota. 

You will receive emailed instructions for Zoom a few days before the training begins from the TARSS team at Please make sure that email is on your safe list or check your spam folder.

ONLINE: Thursday, May 18, 2023; Zoom session: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register by May 11.

NEW! IN PERSON COMBINED SESSION: Course Writer: Crafting and Drafting a Course and Course Writer: Design Skills (register below to take both courses back-to-back) | Cost: $200 | 6 clock hours Develop-approved

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; University of Minnesota East Bank Campus, Room 140 Campbell Hall, 51 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Register by May 15.

ONLINE: Thursday, June 15, 2023; Zoom session: 6 to 9 p.m. Register by June 8.

ONLINE: Friday, June 16, 2023; Zoom session: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register by June 8.

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