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Training 1: Supporting Language Development, Birth to Age Five (Group K)

June 14 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 11:30 pm


Group K
Training 1: Supporting Language Development, Birth to Age Five
The first training in the series will focus on the beginning stages of language and literacy. The training will look at the progression of a child’s language from infancy through age five and the critical role that the adult and the environment play in this development. As well as the exploration of children’s early experience with communication, speaking and hearing vocabulary, and the role this plays in a child’s emerging literacy skills. The more children know about language and literacy before they arrive at school, the better equipped they are to succeed in reading. This three-week interactive training will be conducted as an online platform with one Zoom call built-in during week 2 of the training. The one-hour Zoom call will allow participants to collaborate and interact with one another, building a supportive environment for early childhood professionals to share their understandings and ideas of a child’s development of language and literacy.

Presenter: Dr. Kelli Odden

Growing Futures
You will be able to earn 3 Growing Future Clock Hours for each training completed, for a total of 9 clock hours. If you do not have a Growing Futures account and would like to create one, please visit www.ndgrowingfutures.org. CEU’s are not available for these courses.
Each training is three weeks long and completed at your own pace as an online format. The only time commitment is the one Zoom call.
• Week 1: The training will open at 8:00 am for the first week of the training and stay open. Take time to review the training, watch the videos, answer the questions.
• Week 2: Continue reviewing the training. Attend the one-hour Zoom conversation that will take place on Thursday from 7:00-8:00 pm during the second week.
• Week 3: Post follow up examples of interactions using the training information. The training will end on Friday of the third week at 11:59 pm.
Once the three-week training is completed, and upon successful completion of all course requirements, the credit will be awarded to your Growing Futures Learning Record. You will receive an email once your training has been recorded.

How do I sign up for the Trainings?

The trainings are set up in groups (30 per group). You may wonder why you are signing up for a group? Here is why- each training has a one-time face to face Zoom call built-in. Small groups will allow for a manageable amount of people in one Zoom call. The Zoom call will allow you to build relationships, have interactions, and learn from one another. Exciting!

Review the training dates and click on the link that coincides. If a date works for you in Group A for training 1 and then dates in Group B work better for you for trainings 2 & 3, that is okay. Choose dates that work for you. Click on the Eventbrite link next to the training link. You will register via Eventbrite and will receive an email within 24 hours of registering explaining the next steps.

If you have any questions, please ask, kelli.odden@mayvillestate.edu.


June 14 @ 8:00 am
July 2 @ 11:30 pm
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Kelli Odden