Professional Development

1.Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies 

***PBIS is met through building specific opportunities so educators can engage with building specific strategies and programs. 

***See PELSB or Education MN for broader PD opportunities in this area.

2.Reading Preparation 

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 'Reading Preparation' requirement.

To access this online training please following these steps. (Note that this session is only accessible by teachers of Forest Lake Area Schools.)

3.Accommodations, modification and adaptation of curriculum, etc. 

4.Understanding Key Warning Signs of Mental Illness

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. Upon completion of viewing the presentation and submitting your reflection you will receive 1 CEU hour that meets the area of 'Understanding Key Warning Signs of Mental Illness' requirement.

5.Suicide Prevention Training 

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. Upon completion of viewing the presentation and submitting your reflection you will receive 1 CEU hour that meets the area of 'Suicide Prevention Training' requirement. 

6.English Language Learners

Supporting English Learners in the Classroom (EL 2020) 

This PD session has been added to our PD Anytime Anywhere Course. Click this link to access PD Anytime Anywhere. 

7.Cultural Competency 

Other CEU Opportunities

Education Minnesota Members 

All Education Minnesota Members have free access to hundreds of Education Minnesota Professional Development courses.  You can take targeted courses & webinars that will help you to satisfy some of the specific license renewal requirements or you can take multiple courses as part of a larger Learning Path if you wish.

Click here for directions on how to login to Education MN. 

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. 

edWeb Professional Learning Community

Fostering Student Collaboration ( 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.

Learning for Justice 

(formerly Teaching Tolerance) 

ASCD Professional Learning 

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (

Free online webinars available to educators.  Note: you will need to set up a free account for access to the courses. Please visit 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.