Professional Development

Mental Health Overview & Fast-Tracker Resource Webinar (June 2018)
The following training session is provided by the Forest Lake Mental Health Coalition, NAMI, & Fast-Tracker. This webinar fulfills the mental health CEU requirement for relicensure.
  • Open Google Classroom: 
    • From inside your email, click on the Apps Picker icon in the upper right of the window (nine square icon). 
    • Scroll down until you see "Classroom" and select it. (You may need to click More Apps.)
    • If this is the first time you are opening Google Classroom, select to enter as a Teacher.
  • In Classroom, click the + in the upper right corner and select Join Class.
  • Enter the class code:iclqu5f (This is case sensitive)
  • There are two assignments posted:
    • View both videos
      • Mental Health overview (NAMI)
      • Fast-Tracker online resource
    • Complete the session reflection.
    • Once you complete the session reflection and click Submit, a confirmation window will appear with the URL to access the CEU form. 
      • If you are on a device from which you can print, open the URL to access the form. If not, copy the URL and email it to yourself to open from another device.
  • Print the CEU form, complete it and submit to the CEU Committee member who collects your forms.

Suicide Prevention CEUs: Lifelines Training (updated Feb. 2017)
For those of you who would like an online version of the Lifelines Training (Suicide Prevention Program) to meet the requirement for CEUs, you may now access it through Google Classroom by following these steps. (Note that this session is only accessible by teachers of Forest Lake Area Schools.)
  • Open Google Classroom: 
    • From inside your email, click on the Apps Picker icon in the upper right of the window (nine square icon). 
    • Scroll down until you see "Classroom" and select it. (You may need to click More Apps.)
    • If this is the first time you are opening Google Classroom, select to enter as a Teacher.
  • In Classroom, click the + in the upper right corner and select Join Class.
  • Enter the class code:vm8f0u (This is case sensitive)
  • There are two assignments posted:
    • View the video, approximately 1.25 hours/minutes in length.
    • Complete the session reflection.
    • Once you complete the session reflection and click Submit, a confirmation window will appear with the URL to access the CEU form. 
      • If you are on a device from which you can print, open the URL to access the form. If not, copy the URL and email it to yourself to open from another device.
  • Print the CEU form, complete it and submit to the CEU Committee member who collects your forms.

Reciprocal Teaching in the K-6 Classroom (MTSS 2017)
In January 2017 the K-6 MTSS teams met and received training around Reciprocal Teaching in the K-6 classroom. If you would like to participate in this training you may do so through this Google Classroom. Upon completion of viewing the presentation and submitting your reflection you will receive 1 CEU hour that meets the area of 'Accommodation, Modification, and Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials, and Instruction' requirement.

To access this online training please following these steps. (Note that this session is only accessible by teachers of Forest Lake Area Schools.)
  • Open Google Classroom: 
    • From inside your email, click on the Apps Picker icon in the upper right of the window (nine square icon). 
    • Scroll down until you see "Classroom" and select it. (You may need to click More Apps.)
    • If this is the first time you are opening Google Classroom, select to enter as a Teacher.
  • In Classroom, click the + in the upper right corner and select Join Class.
  • Enter the class code: q1khao (This is case sensitive)
  • There are two assignments posted:
    • View the presentation and all the videos shared within the slides.
    • Complete the session reflection.
    • Once you complete the reflection and click 'Submit', a confirmation window will appear with the URL to access the CEU form. 
      • If you are on a device from which you can print, open the URL to access the form. If not, copy the URL and email it to yourself to open from another device.
  • Print the CEU form, complete it and submit to the CEU Committee member who collects your forms.

Earn CEUs through Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers many CEU/professional development modules. Upon completion teachers can receive a certificate for one clock hour.  


How do teachers log in? 

Log into your district email account, then go to google.discoveryeducation.com and select Login with Google SSO to login automatically to your Discovery Education account. From the left menu select the Discovery Educator Network and create an account if you don't already have one. Once you enter the DEN, click Interactive Courses and select a course to begin.


Below are some example modules that could fulfill the specific CEU requirements.  

Spotlight on StrategiesOur Discovery Educator Network Community continues to build out their series of S.O.S. (Spotlight on Strategies) instructional strategies within Discovery Education Streaming that incorporate digital media in meaningful, effective, and practical ways.  

EL CEUs: Supporting English Learners in the Classroom (updated Nov. 2016)

For those of you who would like an online version of the EL session to meet the requirement for CEUs, you may now access it through Google Classroom by following these steps. (Note that this session is only accessible by teachers of Forest Lake Area Schools.)
  • Open Google Classroom: 
    • From inside your email, click on the Apps Picker icon in the upper right of the window (nine square icon). 
    • Scroll down until you see "Classroom" and select it. (You may need to click More Apps.)
    • If this is the first time you are opening Google Classroom, select to enter as a Teacher.
  • In Classroom, click the + in the upper right corner and select Join Class.
  • Enter the class code: 6h6uw7 (This is case sensitive)
  • There are two assignments posted:
    • View the video, approximately 60 minutes in length.
    • Complete the session reflection.
    • Once you complete the session reflection and click Submit, a confirmation window will appear with the URL to access the CEU form. 
      • If you are on a device from which you can print, open the URL to access the form. If not, copy the URL and email it to yourself to open from another device.
  • Print the CEU form, complete it and submit to the CEU Committee member who collects your forms.



The following are webinar-based, and most provide a certificate of completion that can be submitted for a clock hour (CEU).

Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade & Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper  
The QPR Gatekeeper online course teaches enrollees how to Question, Persuade, and Refer a person who may be considering suicide. The course takes one hour and is funded through the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment. 
  • Go to the QPR Gatekeeper training portal- http://www.qprtraining.com/setup.php  
  • Enter WCDPH as your Organization Code
  • Set up your individual training account using your email address
  • Start Learning


Fostering Student Collaboration
 (www.edweb.net/collaboration)is a free professional learning community through edWeb, a professional social and learning network. You can register for a free account and have access to a wide variety of webinars that focus on the development of students’ collaboration skills in the digital age.  All of the webinar recordings have a quiz at the end where you can earn a certificate of completion. The certificate can be used for CEU credit. Click Here for more information and for a calendar of free webinars.

  • edWeb EL Webinar: Building Blocks for the Success of English Language Learners (1hr) This webinar highlights some successful strategies for working with English Language Learners: Breaking down language; scaffolding and pacing instruction; integrating technology and games; fostering collaboration and creation; building student confidence. Presenter: Della Rodrigues, Math Teacher at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, VA.
  • edWeb EL Webinar: Silence Isn’t Golden: Speaking and English Learners (1hr) Are you daunted by the prospect of teaching English alongside a content subject like science, math, or reading? That is a natural response to the fact that in our schools today, 85 percent of English Learners (EL) were born in the United States. Yet of those students, 25 to 50 percent go on to become long-term ELs. Learning English is now a question of equity, as well as academics. In this edWebinar, Maya Goodall, Senior Director of ELL Curriculum at Lexia Learning; and Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director and Head of Content Development at Rosetta Stone, offer practical solutions to this challenge, focusing on encouraging and supporting students to use academic language while simultaneously learning content. 
The Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center Webinars
The Gundersen NCPTC now provides on-demand trainings/webinars at no cost. Click here to access current webinars. NOTE: If you participate in any of the free webinars you are welcome to complete a Forest Lake CEU form and submit your time for clock hour credit via the CEU Submission Form. 

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use their materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

ASCD Professional Learning

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide(sptsuniversity.org ): Free online webinars available to educators.  Note: you will need to set up a free account for access to the courses. Please visit http://sptsuniversity.org/course/view.php?id=34 to access the 2017-18 Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: Act on Facts webinar  Upon completion of this 2-hour activity, you will receive a certificate of completion. This 2-hour CEU activity meets the mental health & suicide prevention requirement for educator relicensure.   

Additional CEU Resources from MDE
The MDE website also lists links to several online options for CEU opportunities that may be worth checking out.