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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

Thursday and Friday, June 12-13, 2014

St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

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?

Listen to attendees Sandy Daly and Janet Hannaford talk about their positive experiences at the Summer Institute.

Janet Hannaford and Sandy Daly


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Day 1 Keynote

Inspire Action, Minnesota Department of Education.

Day 2 Keynote

Access Project, St. Cloud, MN

Intensive Sessions

Session 1: Adverse Childhood Experience and Community Resilience

Session 2: Mining the Untapped Resource of Fathers

Session 3: Integrating Movement and Play into Preschool Curriculums to Promote Learning for ALL Children

Session 4: What the DEC Recommended Practices Say About ASD: Strategies for Including Children with ASD in Preschool Classrooms

Session 5: Supporting Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Development Using the CSEFEL Pyramid Model

Session 6: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children and Their Families within a Cultural Context

Session 7: Family-Guided Routines-Based Interventions & Coaching Caregivers Across Environments: The Next Steps

Session 8: Using Authentic and Ecological Assessments to Create Meaningful IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals

Credit/Clock Hours Information

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


Early Bird Rate until Tuesday, April 15: $90

After April 15: $110

Register by: May 30, 2014

REGISTER ONLINE HERE--For Minnesota Attendees Only

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 $375.

Non-Minnesota attendees should not register online but instead contact Emily Liddiard at or 612-625-2051.



Contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395.

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