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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

St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

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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 extended to Friday, June 3, 2016

2016 Keynotes

Day 1: A Disposition for Kindness: Important to Have and Easy to Lose. Anne Gearity, Ph.D.

Day 2: The Benefits of Raised Expectations: Supporting Community Living Across the Lifespan, Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Ph.D., LGSW

2016 Intensive Sessions

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 to arrange registration.

Clock Hours

All attendees earn certificates worth 12 clock hours for their participation at no additional cost.

Academic Credit

Attendees can also opt to earn 1 academic credit by completing assignments. The fee for earning academic credit is $135.

  1. Print and complete the Request for Graduate Credit form. Note: You must provide a signature on page 2.
  2. Scan and email the completed form to Karen Anderson at

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



Please note:

All sessions are full except Session 7. There are still seats available in: Session 7: Due Process vs. Do Paperwork.

Register Online

Registration closes June 3, 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?

Janet Hannaford and Sandy Daly


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Contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395.

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