September 26, 2008

Classes

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Registration is still available for these online courses offered by CEED and beginning in October:

Addressing the Needs of Young Children Who Engage in Challenging Behavior
October 6 to December 8, 2008
Please register soon
Earn a Continuing Education Certificate (24 clock hours)
This online course provides students with an introduction to information needed to evaluate behavior change programs that are helpful with young children who produce challenging behavior. The primary focus of the course will be functional behavioral assessment procedures and a range of positive behavioral support strategies.
Age range: The course materials are best suited to those working with children in the age range of two to seven years old. There is some material suited to younger kids. All the material can also be considered for older kids and lower elementary age.
Instructor Emily Monn is a Graduate Research Assistant for CEED. She is currently working on the grant Preventing Challenging Behavior in Rural Early Education Settings. Her current research interests are addressing challenging behavior in young children and children with emotional behavior disorders. Emily received her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University in 2005. In 2005, Emily also earned certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Psychology, Special Education track, at the University of Minnesota.
Cost
$225 course registration fee, includes CD-ROM
Textbook: $23.25
To Register:
Visit the Addressing Needs description page for more information about the course, instructor, and to print a registration form.

Bridging Education and Mental Health
October 13 to December 15, 2008
Please register soon
Earn a Continuing Education Certificate (24 clock hours)
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 needs of children with varying needs: typically developing children, children with disabilities, and children with and without disabilities who have experienced trauma, neglect, and other environmental and relationships issues.
Instructor Leah Hjelseth's current training, research, and teaching interests center around addressing challenging behavior in early childhood and early childhood social-emotional development. Ms. Hjelseth teaches two online courses for CEED, Bridging Education and Mental Health and Addressing the Needs of Young Children with Challenging Behavior. Leah received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2002. Leah is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology with a thesis examining the effects of intensive coaching on teacher behavior aimed at decreasing challenging behavior in children and facilitating social-emotional development.
Cost
$225 course registration fee, textbook $30.00
To Register:
Visit the Bridging Education and Mental Health description page for more information about the course, instructor, and to print a registration form.

Unfamiliar with Distance Education?
Read about how we conduct our online courses.
Questions?
Contact Karen Anderson at 612-625-6617 or ander352@umn.edu.
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If you know of organizations or individuals who would be interested in these learning opportunities, please help us get the word out by forwarding this announcement. Thank you.

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, 56 East River Road, 40 Education Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; phone: 612-625-3058; fax: 612-625-2093; http://cehd.umn.edu/ceed.

Posted by lind0449 at September 26, 2008 3:32 PM