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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Professional Development

The college is committed to supporting professionals working in education and human development through professional development opportunities. Choose a topic from the side of this page to see upcoming events for a particular area, or look below for a list of the next events from all areas.

For current professionals interested in academic programs, the college offers both the M.Ed. Professional Studies and certificate programs. For University-wide opportunities, please visit the Digital Campus or the College of Continuing Education .

Upcoming Professional Development Events

9-week Online Course: Preschoolers in Movement--Exploring Their World

Mon, September 22

September 22 to November 24, 2014 (9-week session)

42 clock hours or 1 academic credit

This course explores physical activity for the preschool child, emphasizing the interconnection between physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. In America, the age of a preschooler is between three to five years. Internationally, the ages differ. Our course addresses the historical influence of education policy regarding the importance of play and physical activity for preschoolers. In addition, we use a practical approach to facilitating gross and fine motor skill as the “whole child” grows and participates in physical play, which is paramount in early childhood brain development. The whole child means we look  at more than milestones of development for understanding early movement skill. The overarching goal of this course is facilitation of physical activities that are fun for the preschooler and set a tone for a child’s healthy future.

Cost

For clock hours: $290

For academic credit: $350

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

Instructional Support for Teachers

Fri, September 26, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructional Support for Teachers is a four-hour session for preschool teachers and child care providers who may have an introductory knowledge of the CLASS™ tool and desire to look more closely at the Instructional Support dimensions. This workshop will prepare educators to implement the classroom interaction strategies of concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling. The training includes a review of CLASS™ dimensions, description of the instructional support dimensions, identification of strategies that that increase instructional support interactions, and practicing of those strategies.

Maximum number of participants: 30

Cost: $100

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

September 27, 2014: Instructional Support for Teachers

Sat, September 27, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructional Support for Teachers is a four-hour session for preschool teachers and child care providers who may have an introductory knowledge of the CLASS™ tool and desire to look more closely at the Instructional Support dimensions. This workshop will prepare educators to implement the classroom interaction strategies of concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling. The training includes a review of CLASS™ dimensions, description of the instructional support dimensions, identification of strategies that that increase instructional support interactions, and practicing of those strategies.

Maximum number of participants: 30

Cost: $100

Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 
9-week Online Course: Bridging Education and Mental Health

Mon, September 29

September 29 to December 1, 2014

42 clock hours or 1 academic credit

The goal of this course is to find common ground between behavioral and therapeutic approaches to supporting children who engage in challenging behavior. The course material expands on both the functional behavioral assessment and relationship-based teaching to explore what causes and sustains maladaptive behavioral patterns in children's actions and interactions and how early childhood professionals can support the healthy social and emotional development of children. A continuum of intervention strategies are offered to address the varying needs of children: typically developing children, children with disabilities, and children with and without disabilities who have experienced trauma, neglect, and other environmental and relationships issues.

Cost

For clock hours: $290 plus required textbook

For academic credit: $350 plus required textbook

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 
SSW "Conversations with the Community": Kente Circle

Fri, October 17, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The second in a series of SSW Conversations with the Community: Kente Circle. Kente Circle provides professional therapy services for individuals, couples, and families while embracing community and diversity.

SSW Conversations with the Community provide an opportunity to become better acquainted with the work of community organizations and to learn about how to support their work. The conversations are also excellent opportunities to connect with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Free CEUs and a delicious lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to Beth Cutter-Wilson.

 



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