Supporting Language Development, Birth to Age Five

This training is online, at your own pace, and closes on December 17th, 2021.
This training focuses 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.

Supporting a child’s Development of Phonological Awareness, Print, & Alphabet Knowledge, Birth to Age Five

This training is online, at your own pace, and closes on December 17th, 2021.
This training focuses on children ages three to five years and their ability to hear sounds, recognize print, and develop their alphabet knowledge. The training will define phonological awareness, how it can be a part of everyday interactions with young children and that it is a crucial early step toward understanding the alphabetic principle and, ultimately, toward learning to read. As well as exploring how language, communicating, hearing sounds of language, and understanding print all lead to a child’s knowledge of alphabetic knowledge. Through this training, ideas will be gained about how supportive environments, communication with supportive adults and peers, and developmentally appropriate activities enhance a child’s development of literacy skills.

Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five

This training is online, at your own pace, and will close on December 17th, 2021.
This training focuses on literacy. Specifically, how children ages three to five develop comprehension skills, understand text structure, and begin to experiment with writing. The training will discuss how love for literacy and the development of writing can increase through experiences with adults, peers, and daily interactions. Participants will learn how to develop a child’s ability to understand the value of literacy and writing as a means of communication, learning, while developing emerging reading skills in young children. Many activities and ideas about building comprehension skills, knowledge of a text, and writing will be shared throughout the training.

Using Language Strategies to Build Relationship Skills, Birth to Age Five

This event is online, at your own pace, and closes on December 17th, 2021.
This training focuses on the importance of relationships and relationship building for children with adults and other children, and this security can help build a child’s language skills. You will reflect on how interactions, early childhood environments, and individualized strategies with children are used to build relationships and encourage language development. This training also demonstrates how one domain area can support additional domains and sub-domains, supporting and encouraging a child’s development and growth.

Building a Child’s Sense of Identity and Belonging through Interactive Read Alouds

This training is online, at your own pace, and closes on December 17th, 2021.
This online training focuses on the importance of building a child’s sense of identity and belonging through interactive read alouds. Children with a developed sense of identity and belonging can better regulate their emotions, express themselves, and work in a group. In this training, strategies for reading aloud to children will be discussed, and examples will be given to use with children, focusing on building a child’s sense of identity. The training will reflect on adult and child interactions, early childhood environments, and individualization with children and how they are used to build a child’s sense of identity and belonging.

Introduction to the new North Dakota Early Learning Standards, Birth to Kindergarten

The training is online, at your own pace, and will close on December 17th, 2021.

The New North Dakota Early Learning Standards Birth to Kindergarten were released in 2018 and developed through a collaborative effort of early childhood professionals across the field of early childhood education. This training will discuss the standards that provide a comment set of expectations for children’s learning and development across various types of early learning settings and how they can be implemented within programs.

Training 3: Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five (GROUP M)

Group M
Training 3: Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five
The third training in the series will focus on literacy. Specifically, how children ages three to five develop comprehension skills, understand text structure, and begin to experiment with writing. The training will discuss how love for literacy and the development of writing can increase through experiences with adults, peers, and daily interactions. Participants will learn how to develop a child’s ability to understand the value of literacy and writing as a means of communication, learning, while developing emerging reading skills in young children. Many activities and ideas about building comprehension skills, knowledge of a text, and writing will be shared throughout the training. This three-week interactive online training will have 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 in the areas of writing, comprehension, and text structure.

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.

Training 3: Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five (GROUP L)

Group L
Training 3: Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five
The third training in the series will focus on literacy. Specifically, how children ages three to five develop comprehension skills, understand text structure, and begin to experiment with writing. The training will discuss how love for literacy and the development of writing can increase through experiences with adults, peers, and daily interactions. Participants will learn how to develop a child’s ability to understand the value of literacy and writing as a means of communication, learning, while developing emerging reading skills in young children. Many activities and ideas about building comprehension skills, knowledge of a text, and writing will be shared throughout the training. This three-week interactive online training will have 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 in the areas of writing, comprehension, and text structure.

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.

Training 2: Supporting a child’s Development of Phonological Awareness, Print, & Alphabet Knowledge, Birth to Age Five (GROUP M)

Group M
Training 2: Supporting a child’s Development of Phonological Awareness, Print, & Alphabet Knowledge, Birth to Age Five
The second training in the series will focus on children ages three to five years and their ability to hear sounds, recognize print, and develop their alphabet knowledge. The training will define phonological awareness, how it can be a part of everyday interactions with young children and that it is a crucial early step toward understanding the alphabetic principle and, ultimately, toward learning to read. As well as exploring how language, communicating, hearing sounds of language, and understanding print all lead to a child’s knowledge of alphabetic knowledge. Through this training, ideas will be gained about how supportive environments, communication with supportive adults and peers, and developmentally appropriate activities enhance a child’s development of literacy skills. This three-week interactive online training will have 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 in the areas of phonological awareness, recognition of print, and alphabet knowledge.

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.

Training 3: Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five (GROUP K)

Group K
Training 3: Developing a Child’s Comprehension, Text Structure & Writing skills through Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Birth to Age Five
The third training in the series will focus on literacy. Specifically, how children ages three to five develop comprehension skills, understand text structure, and begin to experiment with writing. The training will discuss how love for literacy and the development of writing can increase through experiences with adults, peers, and daily interactions. Participants will learn how to develop a child’s ability to understand the value of literacy and writing as a means of communication, learning, while developing emerging reading skills in young children. Many activities and ideas about building comprehension skills, knowledge of a text, and writing will be shared throughout the training. This three-week interactive online training will have 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 in the areas of writing, comprehension, and text structure.

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.