The DERS training guides and focuses
The 4.5-hour training, delivered in person or online, prepares staff
to use the DERS effectively as a tool for continuous improvement
The training session explains the research behind the DERS, orients users to the tool, and guides them through a series of video observations. Participants learn to identify, evaluate, and record classroom indicators which support development, and leave the training session with a DERS Observer Certificate and a 1-year subscription for unlimited use of the DERS app.
Training in the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS), a companion tool for assessing executive function, is available as well.
DERS Face-to-Face Training
Sessions run 5 hours, typically from 9:30am-2:30pm. Breakfast and light snacks will be provided.
MEFS training can be purchased separately.
Each school will be provided with an iPad to work with during the training. Schools will need to provide a screen and speakers, and at least one iPad per every two participants.
DERS Online Training
DERS training is a 4.5-hour session, delivered online, that prepares you to use the DERS effectively as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify, evaluate, and record classroom indicators which support development. The training is followed by a 5-step certification process, which learners complete with the support of the DERS trainer.
Upon completion, DERS Observers will receive a one-year DERS subscription and a DERS Observer certificate.
An NCMPS staff member gives the training to assembled staff via a live, interactive teleconferencing link.
Schools must provide a computer, a screen, and speakers, and at least one iPad per every two participants.
DERS Observer Training and Certification: $325 per person
- 4.5 hours online or in-person
- Orients users to the tool and results in DERS Observer Certification
- Includes one year unlimited DERS subscription
- Includes membership in the DERS Network, including access to additional tools, monthly webinars, and data sharing (read more about the Network)
- DERS Annual Renewal: $100
Live trainings cost $2500 plus travel and include 10 DERS tickets.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Upcoming online DERS trainings
Upcoming LIVE DERS trainings:
MEFS Training and Certification: $250 per person
Upcoming online MEFS trainings:
- 2 hours online
- Qualifies users as MEFS examiners, good for 1 year with annual recertification
Already Been Trained?
If you have attended one of our trainings, please click here to complete the certification process.