On-line Courses Available through the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
CEED offers a variety of online courses for continuing education (clock hours). The course sessions are guided by instructors.
Continuing education certificates awarded for successful completion of a course are approved and issued by the U of M College of Education and Human Development. Courses are typically 24, 36, or 48 clock hours.
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Online Self-Study Book Studies
Online self-study book studies can be a great (and convenient) way to earn training hours from the comfort of your own home/space! Here are three options that are APPROVED through MN Develop for training hours.
Rae Pica’s What If Everybody Understood Child Development? http://blogs.dctc.edu/dawnbraa/2015/08/05/new-feature-beyond-the-pages-a-blog-book-study/ (7hrs, Free + cost of book)
Stacie Goffin’s Professionalizing Early Childhood Education as a Field of Practice https://enhancingyoungminds.com/2015/12/beyond-the-pages-book-study-goffin-frequently-asked-questions/ (6hrs, $30 + cost of book)
Dr. Sara Langworthy’s Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity https://enhancingyoungminds.com/2016/12/beyond-pages-book-study-frequently-asked-questions-langworthy/ (6hrs, $30+ cost of book)
Email Dawn Braa to begin and let her know which study you're planning to complete (email below). You’ll access the study at the above link provided, depending on chosen study. After purchasing required book, read the chapter or grouping of chapters according to the book study timeline and then read the correlating guest expert commentary on the blog. To do so, under the timeline, click on the chapter to view the expert commentary for the coinciding chapter. *Hint* The reading timeline is at the bottom of the page (use above link). If you’re participating after the LIVE event, ignore the timeline dates. You are free to complete the study at your own pace. After reading the chapter(s) and the guest expert commentary, REPLY directly on the blog with your reflection on all the reading for that grouping. Email Dawn Braa again when you've completed all the required reflection postings- be sure to supply your Develop ID#.
*Pay for book study 2 or 3 by visiting https://enhancingyoungminds.com/ and clicking on the PayPal icon under Pay for Bookstudy.
**Get the books by clicking on the word book above (after the web link, hours, and cost)
Testimonials of recent participants:
“I really enjoyed the book and commentary, it gave me a lot to think about! I also enjoyed being able to knock out some training hours in a fun and different way that was very convenient and free to boot.”
“I have to say I am very impressed with my overall experience. First of all, I loved the book which made the class enjoyable to complete. Second of all, the information that was provided by each speaker was amazing additional reading! I loved the videos attached to enhance our learning and found them all to be very applicable. I am most impressed with the overall communication between the students and the people organizing this study. I seriously cannot say one negative thing about my experience. I hope that I still get to be a part of this Facebook group because I would love to share with some of my fellow teachers in my school the videos that I was able to watch. I think they would enjoy them and benefit from them as much as I did!”
“Thank you I loved it and will definitely participate in another one soon!”
Do not hesitate to ask questions