STAR NET Region IV Training Calendar

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STAR NET Region IV 2019 – 2020
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STAR NET Statewide 2019 – 2020
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September 2019

Introduction to the Early Learning Scale Preschool Assessment System (2 day workshop 9/10/19 & 9/11/19)

September 10 @ 9:00 amSeptember 11 @ 9:00 am
St. Clair County Regional Office of Education, 1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220 United States
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Description: Participants will explore the components of the Early Learning Scale Preschool Assessment system; review the structure/components of the ELS; discuss the domains and each of the items within the domains; understand the assessment cycle; and practice scoring. Workshop Note: Participants must have already purchased, or will purchase the Early Learning Scale Preschool Assessment instrument (developed by NIEER) as this workshop is for those programs ready to begin implementation of the ELS.  Please bring your laptop and your ELS Guidebook if…

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool: Implementation for Teachers (2 day Workshop 9/18/19 & 9/19/19)

September 18 @ 8:30 amSeptember 19 @ 8:30 am
Effingham Event Center, 1501 W Fayette Ave
Effingham, IL 62401 United States

Description: This highly interactive 12-hour training prepares teachers to implement The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, 5th or 6th edition, in their classrooms. Teachers will learn about the Creative Curriculum framework, which includes guidance on what and how children learn, the physical environment, caring and teaching, and partnering with families. Teachers will become familiar with the 38 objectives for development and learning that inform every aspect of teaching. They will explore additional curriculum resources such as Mighty Minutes®, Intentional Teaching Cards™, Book…

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do: First Steps to Teaching Students with Disabilities

September 24 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 222 Potomac Blvd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864 United States
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Description: Join us to learn about practical strategies that support all learners.  This is an opportunity to learn about adaptations and modifications to implement in your inclusive classrooms.  Share some strategies you use as well as learn what others are doing in their classrooms.  Walk away with effective strategies that you can implement this week! Presenter(s): Pam Reising Rechner and Denise Henry Registration: 8:30 AM           Workshop: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 222 Potomac…

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Introduction to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3rd Edition (ECERS-3)

September 25 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918 United States
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Description: The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) was designed to assess process quality by looking at what children directly experience in their Early Childhood classroom. This session will introduce participants to the newly updated ECERS tool, the ECERS-3, which will be used to assess Preschool for All and Preschool for All Expansion programs. The ECERS-3 includes improvements in both content and administration and relies on classroom observations with greater emphasis on interactions, the teacher’s role, language & literacy, and math.…

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October 2019

Introduction to Teaching Strategies GOLD (prerequisite required)

October 9 @ 8:30 am3:30 pm
Effingham Event Center, 1501 W Fayette Ave
Effingham, IL 62401 United States
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Description: This session is an introduction to Teaching Strategies GOLD Online, a web-based, developmentally appropriate assessment system for children birth through 3rd grade. Through video clips, small group work, and facilitator led discussions, participants will explore the structure, features, and functionality of the tool and practice using it to follow the four-step assessment cycle which links assessment and curriculum to strengthen classroom practice and improve outcomes for children. By the end of the session participants will have the basic skills needed…

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Transitions, Routines and Play Oh My

October 17 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Jon Davis Wrestling Center, 6168 Center Grove Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Description: With three and four year olds play should occur much of the day!  During this training participants will build on their knowledge of best practice to discuss how teachers can plan for intentional learning experiences at each moment of the day using the IELDS.  Participants will develop transition techniques, plan intentional routines and collaborate with other Early Childhood professionals about developmentally appropriate play strategies that will help teachers track growth in their classroom. Presenter(s): Becky Groennert and Stephanie Herling Registration:…

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