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Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute

Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute

Evidence-based Practice for Working with Young Children and Their Families

2015 Summer Institute: June 11-12, 2015

Registration closes Friday, May 15, 2015

St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, County Road 150 and Fruit Farm Road, Collegeville, MN, Phone: 320-363-2240


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.


Day 1: Two mother-son duos, along with their early interventionists, will share stories and reflections on the role that early childhood intervention played in these young men's lives. More information.

Day 2: Promoting Resilience in Early Childhood, Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychology, and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, will speak on the subject of resiliency. More information.

Intensive Sessions


Registration closed Friday, May 15.


  • Payment: Charge cards and P.O.s only 
  • No wait lists, but will transfer if space available in alternate session
  • Cancellation thru 5/15, less a $25.00 processing fee; no refunds thereafter

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 $450.

Non-Minnesota attendees should not register online but instead contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395.

Why Attend the Institute?

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Credit/Clock Hours Information

One academic credit and/or a certificate for 12 clock hours are available for attending. See the Summer Institute FAQs in the sidebar panel for more information.



Contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395.

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