Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute
Evidence-based Practice for Working with Young Children and Their Families
2015 Summer Institute: June 11-12, 2015
Registration is now open!
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.
Day 2: 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.
- Session 1: Inclusion for the Modern Day Classroom Using Old School Techniques (Katie Wells)
- Session 2: An Exploration of the Developing Child From Birth to Age Five Years (Jolene Pearson and Mary Ann Marchel)
- Session 3: Developmental Repair: Working with Challenging--and Challenged--Young Children (Anne Gearity)
- Session 4: Bringing Autism Navigator® to Minnesota: Bridging Research and Practice to Change Developmental Trajectories of Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Amy Wetherby and Sherri Stronach)
- Session 5: Speech Language Services in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings: Why, What and How? (Darla Beaver and Sonja Griebel)
- Session 6: Authentic Assessment: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Everyday Practice (Ann Bailey, Vicki Hawley, and Melissa Shamblott)
- Session 7: Executive Function Skills: A Foundation for Learning and Adaptation (Philip David Zelazo)
- Session 8: Mindful Leadership: Leading Change Authentically in a World of Resistance (Mark Wolak)
Early Bird rate until Wednesday, April 1: $180
After April 1: $200
NOTE THESE CHANGES:
- 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 email@example.com or 612-624-7395.
Why Attend the Institute?
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.
- 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.