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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

Two-day PreK CLASS™ Observation Training

Thu, April 24, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The CLASS™ is a multifaceted observation system that requires training to use it appropriately. This two-day in-person training offered by certified CLASS™ trainers covers the instrument and provides opportunities to score video segments in preparation for the online reliability testing. Additionally, participants must complete 3-4 hours of pre-training exercises and readings and schedule one half day to complete the reliability testing after the training. Passing the online test is necessary to become a reliable CLASS™ observer. Those interested in training others to become reliable observers must attend a Train-the-Trainer session offered via Teachstone.

CEED offers the Pre-K and K-3 versions of this training and, coming in 2014, the Toddler version will also be offered.

This training is available to Minnesota residents only.

Maximum audience size: 17

Dates: April 24-25, 2014

Cost: $300 per person

More information on the CEED website

Register online

 

The Other Side of Poverty in Schools

Tue, May 13, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Led by Dr. Mark Vagle (Curriculum and Instruction) and project associates Angela Coffee and Colleen Clements.

In this exciting, stimulating, and intensive one-day workshop, teachers, administrators, counselors, and teacher educators will:

  • Learn about the five principles for change to better meet the needs of working-class and poor students
  • Develop research-based teaching practices sensitive to working-class and poor children and families
  • Reflect on formative assessment of working-class and poor students across the curriculum
  • Take away powerful classroom ideas for incorporating social class-related content
  • Get ideas for establishing positive relationships with working-class and poor families
  • Earn 5 continuing education credits

Cost: $125 general admission, $75 for University of Minnesota staff and faculty, and $25-$50 for University of Minnesota students.

University of Minnesota Staff and Students please contact Colleen Clements at cleme234@umn.edu for a special promotional code to receive a discounted rate and more information about the event.

 

Register: https://osopmay13.eventbrite.com

 

For more information contact Colleen Clements at cleme234@umn.edu.

Co-sponsored by the CLASSroom Project and the CEHD Office of Professional Development

Two-day Training: CLASS™ & Coaching: Putting CLASS™ into Practice Training

Wed, May 14, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

May 14-15, 2014

Putting CLASS™ into Practice is a two-day session intended for those who work in early childhood professional development and are already trained as a CLASS™ observer. This training equips supervisors, coordinators, trainers, and consultants to work with teachers on CLASS™ concepts and practices. The training covers a review of CLASS™ dimensions, practice defining the dimensions in teacher-friendly language, practice giving feedback based on CLASS™ dimensions and observations, problem-solving around CLASS™ coaching dilemmas, and a range of options for inserting CLASS™ into professional development strategies (e.g., training, coaching, and professional learning communities). A follow-up online training program and resources are also available to participants after the training.

Registrations from outside of Minnesota are also welcome.

Possible audience size: Up to 30

Cost: $200 per person

Those participating in select Minnesota Department of Education, Head Start and Department of Human Services Initiatives may be eligible for training scholarships.

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

 

Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Training

Mon, May 19

In partnership with the Gottman Institute, the Department of Family Social Science is excited to offer research-based couple therapy training.

Gottman Couples Therapy is an internationally recognized and celebrated approach, created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and based on 40+ years of research and clinical practice with over 3,000 couples. This two day (11 CEUs available) video-based training will enhance your professional career.

May 19-20 (Registration deadline May 1). 

Please contact Damir Utrzan or Steve Harris for more information.

Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 Training

Tue, May 20

In partnership with the Gottman Institute, the Department of Family Social Science is excited to offer research-based couple therapy training.

Gottman Couples Therapy is an internationally recognized and celebrated approach, created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and based on 40+ years of research and clinical practice with over 3,000 couples. This two day (11 CEUs available) video-based training will enhance your professional career.

May 19-20 (Registration deadline May 1). 

Please contact Damir Utrzan or Steve Harris for more information.

 



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