NCMPS Workshops and Training

Coaches Training, Coaches Workshop, Leaders Workshop, Child Study, DERS/MEFS Training, and more!

The Child Study Workshop is an online community of practice where graduates of the Child Study Training can refine and deepen their work. Child Study Leads meet for 12 sessions on videoconference calls throughout the school year in small groups led by an NCMPS Coach to ask questions, share, reflect, problem-solve, and work with the Child Study tools. The Child Study process is complicated and this workshop supports those new to the process in successfully implementing it at their school. If you have taken the Child Study Training and have been working to implement the protocol at your school, or would like to in the coming year, this workshop helps to guide you in the process. There are many complicated components and this meeting with other practitioners will support your greater understanding and skill with the entire practice. In a whole to parts approach, the Training is an orientation to the whole and the Workshop is focused on the parts. Read More

DERS orientation is a 3.5 hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to understand how the DERS can be used as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify classroom indicators which support development and understand how to read a report. The orientation includes six modules, which learners complete with the support of a DERS trainer. 1) Opening Activity: Observation 2) What and Why: Measuring What Matters 3) DERS Scoring Guides 4) Scoring Discussion 5) Reading and Understanding a Report 6) Closing Reflection Before beginning the course, please view this short video tutorial on how to use our online learning portal: All sales are final.  Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Read More

The Developmental Environmental Rating Scale Subscription Annual Renewal gives users 365 days of access to the DERS app for Observation The DERS offers objective, research-based guidelines for observation.  Administrators can use the tool to observe in classrooms, peers can use it for mutual support, and teachers can use it in their own environments. Assessment The DERS gives objective feedback on the presence of elements essential to high quality developmentally based education.  Schools can use the tool for internal assessments of classroom effectiveness. Improvement The DERS can be used repeatedly throughout the school year.  Reports give constructive, positive feedback, driving improved practice and better outcomes for children.     All sales are final.  Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Read More

DERS training is a 6-hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to use the DERS app (available on iPad only) effectively as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify, evaluate, and record classroom indicators which support development.   You may begin this course upon enrollment; users will have 60 days to complete the training and certification process. If after 60 days you have not completed the course, you will need to start again at the beginning. Your DERS subscription will begin on the first of the month following enrollment and will expire 356 days from that date. If you do not complete training within that year, you will need to re-enroll in the DERS training. Annual recertification through our DERS Recertification course, currently priced at $110, is required to maintain your subscription.   The training includes ten modules, which learners complete with the support of a DERS trainer. 1) Opening Activity: Observation 2) What and Why: Measuring What Matters 3) Using the App 4) Training Score Report Submission 5) DERS Quiz 6) Guided Practice  7) OPTIONAL Practice Observation 8) Certification Task  9) DERS and Coaching 10) Closing Reflection   Upon completion, DERS Observers will receive a one-year DERS Subscription and a DERS Observer Certificate.   All sales are final.  Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org.   Read More

The Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS) The MEFS, developed by Reflection Sciences, is a digital version of the Dimensional Card Change Sort, a well-established tool for measuring executive function in children. MEFS training is delivered asynchronously online through Reflection Science's learning portal, that prepares you to use the MEFS App, the only early learning readiness assessment measuring executive function that can be used with children as young as two.   After registering for the MEFS here, NCMPS staff will create a MEFS account for you. You will receive a welcome email from Reflection Sciences. You then need to become an active user within the MEFS Training Site. To become a user, please do the following as soon as possible:  Log in to the Training Site, learn.reflectionsciences.com:          Email | your email          Password | password created upon first login* *Note: The password you create will be the password you use to log into the MEFS Admin Portal and Training Site (on a computer) as well as the MEFS App™ (on your tablet). Passwords are case sensitive and can be changed via the ‘Don't remember your password?’ link found here: http://admin.reflectionsciences.com Please allow 2 business days for the course registration process to be completed following your initial login.    Upon completion of the MEFS training in the Reflection Sciences portal, you will be required to return to this course and upload a PDF copy of your MEFS certification. You will be prompted to do this to complete this course.   In subsequent years, you must re-certify to administer the MEFS annually by completing a short recertification course through Reflection Sciences at a cost of $100.   All sales are final.  Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Read More

If your school has several classroom assistants who need to be oriented to their role, an annual subscription for our Montessori Assistants Training may be the right choice. With an annual subscription, your school can have up to 2 facilitators and an unlimited number of assistants participate in the Montessori Assistants Training, for one flat fee. This subscription is good until June 30, 2021.  Once you have purchased a subscription, you will receive a coupon code via email that will allow you to enroll your assistants in the Montessori Assistants Training without paying the per-person registration fee. Please contact Katie Brown at pd@public-montessori.org with any questions. Before you register: This course requires a school-based facilitator to support some aspects of the training—a coach, seasoned guide, administrator, or other support staff member.  A 30-minute orientation call for this facilitator is required before the assistant begins the course. The facilitator can contact Director of Professional Learning Katie Brown at pd@public-montessori.org to begin registration and schedule the call. The assistant in the Montessori classroom has a critical role to play in supporting instruction, building community, and promoting social-emotional development. This asynchronous online course is designed to introduce new Montessori assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it. This course is suitable for assistants who will be serving in both primary and elementary environments. Time requirement for this course is approximately 12 hours; we recommend the course be completed within 6-8 weeks. Course Overview All sales are final.  Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Read More

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