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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: Supporting Stressed Young Children Through Relationship-based Teaching

Mon, September 8

September 8 to November 10, 2014 (9-week session)

42 clock hours or 1 academic credit

This course is designed for early childhood and special education educators who are working with challenging children in preschool, child care, and early intervention settings. The course is taught using case studies and team processing for problem solving. Students will learn how relationships with caring adults are the context of all growth and learning for young children. The course will explore how to use the tools of "reflective teaching" and "reflective collaboration" to better understand young children in their classes, as well as what intervention approaches might work for children who are having difficulties.

Cost

For clock hours: $290 plus required textbook

For academic credit: $350 plus required textbook

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 
9-week online course: Working with Parents--Considerations for Special Populations

Mon, September 8

September 8 to November 10, 2014

84 clock hours or 2 academic credits

Participants will examine the transactional role of parents and parent-child relationships in child development as well as interdisciplinary childhood mental health principles and strategies for working with parents of young children. Participants will understand special considerations of how infant mental health research informs work with parents with mental illness, chemical dependency, trauma, and cognitive delays, as well as adolescent parents, foster, adoptive and kinship parents, and parents of children with special needs. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their professional role in the interdisciplinary field of early childhood mental health and how strategies and principles will inform their professional role.

Cost

For clock hours: $580 registration fee plus required textbook

For academic credit: $700 plus required textbook

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

SSW "Conversations with the Community": West Side Community Health Services

Fri, September 12, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The first in a series of monthly SSW Conversations with the Community: West Side Community Health Services. West Side is the largest community clinic organization in Minnesota, with multiple locations in the metro area. The clinics provide innovative and multicultural / multilingual health care services and education to immigrant and low-income communities.

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.

9-week online course: Critical Learning Through Movement--Infants and Toddlers Exploring Their World

Mon, September 15

September 15 to November 17, 2014

42 clock hours or 1 academic credit

This course explores the influence of physical activity on learning/cognitive and social-emotional development in infancy and toddlerhood. In the early years, movement is developmentally essential for laying a strong foundation for brain development. Practical application will focus on the concept of viewing dynamic systems as a crossroads for maturational theory and evidence-based practice. In the end, the goal is an understanding of the physical activities of early development that lead to a positive developmental trajectory for each baby and toddler.

Cost

For clock hours: $290

For academic credit: $350

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

9-week online course: Parent-Infant Pathways--An Educator's Guide to Providing Information and Support to New Parents

Mon, September 15

September 15 to November 17, 2014

63 clock hours

There are predictable times when parents will benefit from specific information, insights, and support. New parents are especially eager to understand their infant's growth and development. The period following the birth of a child offers a special opportunity for professionals to reach new parents with important information and to build relationships. Parent-Infant Pathways captures the key information needed by new parents, has effective strategies and materials to impart this information, and explains how to empower parents and demonstrate support.

The Parent-Infant Pathways course is designed to enhance the work of professionals in the fields of early education, early intervention, parent education, nursing, pediatrics, social service, and health care by providing specific training around early infant development, parent education, and parent-infant relationships.

Each pathway of information is supported by current research and reflects best practice. Upon completion of the course, participants will be better able to address new parents' questions, thoughts, and concerns as well as help parents more easily identify infant communication cues and capabilities.

Cost

For clock hours: $435 plus required materials

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

 

 



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