DERS Training

The one day training grounds the certification process within a meaningful exploration of focused observation.

This focus, along with aligning inputs and outcomes, helps schools develop systems supporting continuous improvement. At the end of the day, participants will be certified to administer both the DERS and the MEFS.  

Training is $1000 per school, with a required minimum of 3 participants per school. This cost includes the training session and a one-year DERS subscription, as well as the membership benefits listed above. MEFS annual licenses are available for purchase through NCMPS at $5 per child. An iPad is required to use both the DERS and the MEFS. The app is not currently available on other platforms.

Online Training

The online training consists of one 2 1/2 hour session (DERS) and one 2 hour session (MEFS). These can be scheduled on the same day or separate days. Your group will be gathered in one room, with a staff member acting as on-site facilitator, and we will use the web application Zoom to deliver the content.

Schools must have their own iPads. Ideally, schools will have at least one iPad per every two participants.

Live Trainings

Sessions run 8 hours, typically from 8:30am-4:30pm. Breakfast, lunch, and light snacks will be provided.

Each school will be provided at least one NCMPS iPad to work with during the training. Schools can bring additional iPads if available so team members don’t have to share.

Schedule of DERS Trainings



Southern California -- March 13, 2017
Higher Ground Education, Orange County CA

Online Training -- scheduled at your convenience
Sychronous trainings with one or more schools

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