Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute
Evidence-based Practice for Working with Young Children and Their Families
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14-15, 2016
Note New Days: The Institute is on Tuesday and Wednesday this year instead of the usual Thursday and Friday.
Registration is Open! - Scroll down to the Registration section to register
Early Bird Rate: $200 through 3/31/16
After 3/31/16: $225
Registration closes May 20, 2016
2016 Intensive Sessions
- Session 1: Inclusion and Literacy Strategies for the Modern Day Classroom (Katie Wells) - FULL
- Session 2: Culture, Conflict, and the Community: Exploring a "New We" (Kamyala Howard) - FULL
- Session 3: Developmental Repair: A Different Way of Working with Challenging Children (Anne Gearity) - FULL
- Session 4: Emotional Readiness: Creating a Foundation for Engaged Learning (Terrie Rose) - FULL
- Session 5: Collaborative Coaching in Family-guided Routines-based Intervention (Jennifer Brown) - FULL
- Session 6: Everybody Moves, Everybody Plays! Understanding and Promoting Development for All Young Children Through Movement (Carol Leitschuh) - FULL
- Session 7: Due Process vs. Do Paperwork (Lisa Backer, Jennifer Moses, and Susanne Thomas) - STILL SEATS AVAILABLE
- Session 8: Transforming Leadership: Leading Change Authentically in a World of Complexity (Mark Wolak and Gary Cohen) - FULL
Note These Changes:
- The Institute is on Tuesday and Wednesday this year (not Thursday and Friday).
- Requests for academic credit must be submitted earlier--submit to CEED by June 1. Payment will be made via the University's online payment system at a later date.
For Non-Minnesota Attendees
The Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute is made possible through funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Education. The state provides this support in order to offer high-quality professional development to its early childhood professionals at an affordable cost. Those professionals neither living in nor working in Minnesota wishing to attend the Summer Institute may do so at the unsubsidized rate of $500. Please contact Deb Ottman at 612-624-7395 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange registration.
All attendees earn certificates worth 12 clock hours for their participation at no additional cost.
Attendees can also opt to earn 1 academic credit by completing assignments. The fee for earning academic credit is $135.
- Print and complete the Request for Graduate Credit form. Note: You must provide a signature on page 2.
- Scan and email the completed form to Karen Anderson at email@example.com.
Deadline to submit Request for Academic Credit: Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
You will be contacted via email by the University of Minnesota at a later date with instructions to activate your account and pay your tuition fee.
This is information you will need to have available to begin your registration:
- If your district is paying, you must include a contact number for your business office.
- Find out if your district will pay additional lodging costs. If not, it is your responsibility to take note of the additional lodging charges and send a check for that amount to CEED, made payable to the University of Minnesota.
- Have an emergency contact name and phone number to provide. An administrative contact is permissible.
- If you are planning on having a double room, you must include a specific name for your roommate.
- These are the room options for which you may register:
- Included in fee, no additional cost: Double occupancy, non-air conditioned, shared bath, dorm room
- Double occupancy, air conditioned, shared bath, dorm room ($8 additional per night)
- Single occupancy, non-air conditioned, shared bath, dorm room ($12 additional per night)
- Single occupancy, air conditioned, shared bath, dorm room ($19 additional per night)
- No lodging requested
All sessions are full except Session 7. There are still seats available in: Session 7: Due Process vs. Do Paperwork.
Registration closes May 20, 2016
About the Summer Institute
The Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute is a unique professional development opportunity provided to the early childhood field through sponsorship by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Gain new insights and develop new skills for your work with young children and families. Enjoy the traditional activities that Summer Institute participants have enjoyed through the years, including the lunchtime barbeque and the evening wine and dessert reception hosted by Minnesota DEC. You’ll find the lusciously landscaped and serene campus of St. John's University provide the perfect setting for learning, reflection, and rejuvenation.
As professional development has evolved within the state, so too has the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute’s structure has changed over the years in response to best practices in adult learning. The most recent research suggests deeper, longer exposure to new content results in higher quality learning and a greater likelihood of practitioners implementing this new information in their work. The Summer Institute’s current model is a two-day institute. Both days begin with a plenary keynote, followed by individual sessions.
Why Attend the Institute?
- Funding for these grant activities is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The source of the funds are from federal award, Grants to State - Special Education - Preschool grants, CFDA 84.173A of P.L. 108-466 IDEA and amendment thereto.
- Minnesota Division of Early Childhood (MN-DEC)
Contact Deb Ottman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-7395.