Train-the-Trainer BEES for Groups

Overview

The Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) for Groups Online Train-the-Trainer course is an opportunity to learn more about the BEES for Groups curriculum and workshop series. This course will give potential facilitators a strong foundation in the BEES history and theoretical framework, adult learning best practices, and in-depth review of the content units. Completion of this course allows participants to access the BEES for Groups curriculum materials and implement the BEES for Groups workshop series as trained facilitators.

To download a PDF copy of the BEES for Groups Online Train-the-Trainer syllabus, click here.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn about the history of BEES
  • Understand the BEES theoretical framework
  • Learn about and understand best practices for adult learning
  • Practice activities from the BEES curriculum

Course Content

The BEES for Groups Train-the-Trainer course consists of 4 units. Each unit includes videos, exploratory activities and reading materials. These units are designed to lay a solid foundation of understanding about the BEES for Groups curriculum materials, adult learning and BEES for Groups implementation.

Course Format

The BEES for Groups Train-the-Trainer course is offered as an asynchronous self-paced course. There are no specific deadlines for content completion. The course site will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you are able to login and work on the course content and requirements at your own pace.

Learning content is sequenced so that it is completed in a specific order to build on the previous unit. Learning content is to be completed in the order listed. Once all learning content has been completed, participants will have access to the BEES Facilitator Materials module, which has all the materials needed to run a BEES for Groups workshop series.

Course instruction will be provided via Michigan State University's Desire2Learn (D2L) course management interface. Each unit varies around the amount of time it will take to complete. You are required to complete all the units in order to receive a completion certificate and to be able to access the BEES for Groups facilitators materials.

Important Information to Know

This course is not eligible for Michigan Registry training credit, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).

How to Register for the Course

To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.

STEP #1: Create your Michigan State University Guest ID Account by following the instructions on this website: MSU Guest Account Creation Page. For detailed, step-by-step instructions visit the following web page: INSTRUCTIONS: Creating Your Account.

STEP #2: Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password. Click here to be taken to the registration system.

STEP #3: Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.

Logging into the Online Course

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the course at https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will use the same login credentials that you set during registration (your NetID is your email address used during registration and use the same password set during registration). If you need to reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password.  

Technical Assistance

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Michigan State University Discovery Services. They are available 24/7 at reachout@msu.edu or 1-517-353-8700, 7AM-12AM EDT Mon-Fri and 10AM-2AM EDT Sat-Sun. Tell them you are logging into an MSU Extension online course with a MSU Guest Account/Community ID.

FAQ

What is my username/NetID?

Your username (or NetID) is the email address that you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address and password for registering and for taking the course).

What URL do I go to for logging into the course?

Go to D2L. You will see the Michigan State University logo and text at the top of the page.

I received a "not authenticated" response when trying to log in -- what do I do?

A "not authenticated" message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly. To reset your password at any time, go to the MSU Community Guest site and select the option for Reset MSU Guest Account Password. You will receive an email from a sender called "Guest Account/Community ID" with a link to resent your password.

I forgot my password -- where can I reset it?

To reset your password at any time go to the MSU Community Guest site and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called "Guest Account/Community ID" with a link to reset your password.

Who can I call for technical support?

If you need technical assistance, please contact the Michigan State University Discovery Services. They are available 24/7 at reachout@msu.edu or 1-517-353-8700, 7AM-12AM EDT Mon-Fri and 10AM-2AM EDT Sat-Sun. Tell them you are logging into an MSU Extension online course with a MSU Guest Account/Community ID.