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College of Education and Human Development
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice:  612-626-9252

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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: Bridging Education and Mental Health

Mon, March 9

March 9 to May 11, 2015

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.

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

Mon, March 9

March 9 to May 11, 2015 (9-week session)

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.

 
SSW Research Colloquium: Leveraging Cultural Health Assets of Somali and Oromo Refugees: An overview of a community based participatory research project

Wed, March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SSW Research Colloquium: "Leveraging Cultural Health Assets of Somali and Oromo Refugees: An overview of a community based participatory research project"

Presented by Elizabeth Lightfoot, SSW Professor

All SSW research colloquia are open to faculty, staff and students. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

SSW Conversations with the Community: Native American Community Development Institute

Fri, March 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jay Thomas Bad Heart Bull, CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis, will be our guest.

FREE CEUs, FREE Lunch!

All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome! Please RSVP to Beth Cutter-Wilson.

9-week online course: Premature Babies and Their Parents--Information and Insights for Early Intervention Personnel

Mon, March 16

March 16 to May 18, 2015 (9-week session)

84 clock hours or 2 academic credits

This course is designed to enhance the skills of early intervention professionals by providing them with background information about the experiences of parents who have given birth prematurely, the effect of premature birth on the infant’s behavior and development, information about developmental care, and other research-based strategies proven to enhance the child’s development and offer both parent education curricula as well as implementation strategies.

Participants will learn important information about pre-term infants, the experiences of their parents and will learn to be better able to provide both information and support to parents of infants born prematurely.

Cost

For clock hours: $580 plus required materials

For academic credit: $700 plus required materials

Read more and register on the CEED website.

 

 



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