DERS Training

The DERS training guides and focuses
classroom observation

The six-hour training, in person or online, prepares staff
to use the tool for observation and continuous improvement,
and includes a one-year subscription.

Training 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 will leave the training session with a one-year subscription for unlimited use of the DERS app and a DERS Observer’s Certificate.

Training in the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS), a companion tool for assessing executive function, is available as well.

Online Training

Online training is a six-hour asynchronous course offered to a new cohort of learners every month. A DERS trainer guides participants through the process which includes readings, video demonstrations, and practice scoring sessions.

Participants can complete training modules at their own pace within the month-long course. At the end of the month, participants join a one-hour live Zoom call with the trainer to ask questions and refine their understanding of key items and indicators.

Online training costs $355 per person. Annual renewal is $110 per person.

Participants will need a computer and an iPad in order to complete online DERS training.

Upcoming online DERS trainings:

Face-to-Face Training

Five-hour face-to-face sessions for groups can be coordinated at trainings cost $2750 plus travel and include training and subscriptions for up to ten participants. Additional participants for live trainings are $385 each. Annual renewal is $110 per person.

MEFS training can be purchased separately.

Schools will need to provide a screen and speakers, and at least one iPad per every two participants.

Upcoming LIVE DERS trainings:

No live trainings are currently scheduled—check back soon!

MEFS Training and Certification

Training in the Minnesota Executive Function Scale (MEFS) is offered as an asynchronous online course which qualifies users as MEFS examiners. The training costs $250 and is good for one year. MEFS licenses cost $5/child for the 2019-20 school year. Order licenses here (link)

Already Been Trained?

If you have attended one of our trainings, please click here to complete the certification process.