AEPS-3 Virtual Training Institutes
Make the most of the thoroughly updated AEPS-3 system
Attend our virtual AEPS®-3 Training Institute from the comfort of your own home or office—and learn everything you need to know about the new edition of Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS®). You will explore how to use the AEPS-3 linked system to assess, set goals, plan teaching and intervention, monitor young children’s progress, and support participation and involvement with families.
Provided via Zoom, this two-day training covers
- the fundamentals of AEPS-3, including the system’s organization and the 8 developmental areas
- best practices for test administration, including authentic assessment, virtual assessment, and group assessment
- scoring of the assessment, including qualified scoring options new to the third edition
- use of AEPS-3 for eligibility determination
- development of IFSP and IEP goals using AEPS-3 data
- linking AEPS-3 data with teaching and intervention using the new multi-tiered, activity-based curriculum
- an introduction to the new Ready-Set measure for measuring school readiness
- working with families throughout the assessment and intervention process
Who should attend?
Professionals working with young children (early interventionists, early childhood educators, home visitors, program administrators, therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists). This training is appropriate for participants familiar with the earlier edition of AEPS and participants new to the AEPS system.
Please Note: A maximum of 6 people from the same agency may register for this event. If your agency has more than 6 participants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a training for your group.
March 9–10, 2023
11 am–6 pm ET Daily
J.J. Johnson and Naomi L. Rahn
August 1–2, 2023
11 am–6 pm ET Daily
Jennifer Grisham and J.J. Johnson
Zoom video conference
2 days (7 hours each day, including lunch and breaks)
Early Bird Registration: $550
General Registration: $650
Your registration fee will include a 2-day virtual training where participants will learn how to use AEPS-3. You will receive practice forms, case stories, and training materials. Upon successful completion of the Institute, a certificate of attendance will be sent to you.
If your agency has more than 6 participants, please divide them across the available Institutes or contact email@example.com to schedule a training for your group.
About the training
During the virtual Institute, you’ll receive video instruction from AEPS-3 experts and participate in interactive break-out sessions with other training participants. You’ll complete hands-on activities and video exercises and receive practice forms and case studies.
Upon your successful completion of the Institute, a certificate of attendance will be sent.
Important deadlines and Registration Information
Please review the registration form for your desired Institute to see the Early Bird Registration and General Registration prices and deadlines. Registration may be closed prior to the registration deadline due to reaching maximum capacity.
Please note: Cancellations are non-refundable.
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Earn CEUs for this training
Participants of the AEPS-3 Institutes can now obtain CEUs through Loyola University Maryland after successfully completing the AEPS-3 Institute. More information will be provided to you about obtaining CEUs during and after the training.
To successfully complete the virtual Training Institute, participants must attend both days at the designated times.
All participants must attend on their own device. All participants must have their cameras on during the training in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Meet the Trainers
Jennifer Grisham, Ed.D., is Professor in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and the Faculty Director of the university’s Early Childhood Laboratory, an inclusive early childhood program. Dr. Grisham directed the nationwide field test for AEPS-3, and she frequently provides professional development to state departments of education, universities, and local education agencies.
J.J. Johnson, Ph.D., is Professor in Child and Family Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where she provides professional development education in early childhood education, early intervention, and early childhood special education. Previously she served in various roles at the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Louisiana, Oregon, and Nevada.
Naomi Rahn, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has worked as a preschool special education teacher with children having a range of needs and as an early interventionist providing services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.