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January 2024 – June 2024
July 2024- December 2024

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April 2024

A Very Sensory Day: An Exploration of Naturally Occurring and Planned Sensory Experiences – In Person

April 25 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
St. Clair County Regional Ofice of Educaiton, Belleville, IL, 1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220 United States
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 In this workshop participants will not only learn the basic principles of sensory processing but will have the opportunity to apply what they are learning through team case study work as well as playing around with sensory experiences they will be able to apply to their work. We will focus on naturally occurring sensory experiences as well as those that we plan and provide throughout the day to foster regulation, playful and joyful active participation in the service of optimal…

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April 2024 – Coffee Chat for ECSE Administrator Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

April 25 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States

This is a time for ECSE Administrators to come together and share with each other what is working in their programs as well as share what challenges are happening.  Let's seek solutions together and build stronger programs so young students with IEPs can have better outcomes! No credit will be given for this virtual meeting. Note: Approximately two weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be…

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May 2024

Social Development: Establishing Meaningful Connections Among Children – On-Demand

May 1 @ 8:00 amMay 31 @ 10:00 pm
On-Demand IL United States + Google Map

In this replay of Dr. Katz’s keynote presentation at the WonderPlay Conference by 92Y.  Dr. Katz discusses the importance of meaningful connections with children and how it is important to their learning. This on-demand training is presented by Dr. Lilian Katz for your convenience.  You can watch it and take the quiz at a time that fits into your schedule starting May 1, 2024, through May 31, 2024.  The deadline to complete this training is May 31, 2024, at 10:00…

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May 2024 – Working with Families Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

May 15 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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June 2024

The Power of Relationships to Build Emotional Security in Young Children – On-Demand

June 1 @ 8:00 amJune 30 @ 10:00 pm
On-Demand IL United States + Google Map

Young children thrive when they feel emotionally secure. Helping children adjust to learning environments, changes in routines, or new activities can heighten emotions in young children’s bodies and brains that may lead some children to be anxious or exhibit behavioral disruption. Forming sound relationships that strengthen security while also setting limits and boundaries is essential to helping children grow. This webinar will highlight hands on skills to support your work with young children. This on-demand training is presented by Paul…

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July 2024

Pushing Past Conflicts with Adults – On-Demand

July 1 @ 8:00 amJuly 31 @ 10:00 pm
On-Demand IL United States + Google Map

Dr. Searcy focuses on finding strategies that work for all adults.  Focusing especially on how to make those strategies work in our classrooms with children with challenging behaviors.  This video will help educators develop their own flow chart to think through the process of making strategies work successfully in all situations. This on-demand training is presented by Dr. Angela Searcy for your convenience.  You can watch it and take the quiz at a time that fits into your schedule starting…

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Book Study: Unpacking the Pyramid Model: A Practical Guide for Preschool Teachers – Webinar Series (July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st)

July 10 @ 9:00 amJuly 31 @ 10:00 am

Registration deadline is May 28th! Book Study: Unpacking the Pyramid Model: Practical Guide for Preschool Teachers by Hemmeter, Ostrosky & Fox. This book study explores the Pyramid Model and its strategies to provide early educators with guidance on the research-based practices used to promote social-emotional competence of all children, prevent social-emotional delays in children who are at risk for emotional and behavioral issues, and intervene effectively.   It is recommended, but not required to have completed a Pyramid Cohort before participating…

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Introduction to the Pyramid Model – Webinar Series (July 24, 2024 and July 31, 2024)

July 24 @ 1:00 pmJuly 31 @ 2:30 pm

This webinar introduces the Pyramid Model framework to participants and is a great way to learn about the framework. Introduction to the Pyramid Model is a preliminary overview and participants can not consider themselves trained in the Pyramid Model by attending this webinar. This webinar is strongly encouraged for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators of related service staff who are considering participation in the Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Support Cohort Series. The Topics include:  the relationship of the Pyramid Model to…

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August 2024

Inclusion in Early Childhood – On-Demand

August 1 @ 8:00 amAugust 31 @ 10:00 pm
On-Demand IL United States + Google Map

This workshop will provide you with a framework for inclusion in the Early Childhood setting starting with the evaluation process and the development of the IEP to address the needs of the child within the early childhood program.  This workshop will provide you with a framework for inclusion in the Early Childhood setting starting with the evaluation process and the development of the IEP to address the needs of the child within the early childhood program.   This on-demand training is…

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Book Study: Unpacking the Pyramid Model: A Practical Guide for Preschool Teachers – Webinar Series (Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25)

August 26 @ 3:15 pmNovember 25 @ 4:15 pm

Registration deadline is July 26, 2024! Book Study: Unpacking the Pyramid Model: Practical Guide for Preschool Teachers by Hemmeter, Ostrosky & Fox. This book study explores the Pyramid Model and its strategies to provide early educators with guidance on the research-based practices used to promote social-emotional competence of all children, prevent social-emotional delays in children who are at risk for emotional and behavioral issues, and intervene effectively.   It is recommended, but not required to have completed a Pyramid Cohort before…

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Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Support Cohort Series – Webinar Series (Aug.27, Sept.10, Sept.24, Oct.8, Oct.22, Nov.4)

August 27 @ 3:15 pmNovember 4 @ 4:45 pm

Note: Participants should work in a public school setting in Region IV and serve young children ages 3-5.  The Pyramid Model is a positive behavioral framework that promotes evidence-based practices to teach social-emotional competencies to young children. The framework identifies key skills for supporting relationships, creating learning environments, teaching targeted social-emotional skills and supporting children with challenging behavior.  Registrants will view three e-modules of Pyramid content and the associated lessons with each module on their own time between sessions. An…

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August 2024 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

August 28 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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September 2024

September 2024 – Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

September 11 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another. This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities.  Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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September 2024 – Virtual Coffee Chat for ECSE Administrator Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

September 12 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States

This is a time for ECSE Administrators to come together and share what is working in their programs as well as what challenges are happening.  Let's seek solutions together and build stronger programs so young students with IEPs can have better outcomes! No credit will be given for this virtual meeting. Note: Approximately two weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the…

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September 2024 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

September 25 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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October 2024

October 2024 – Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

October 9 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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How Parents Can Speak Up for Inclusion Without Second-Guessing Themselves – Webinar

October 9 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Ever feel like you're navigating a maze when advocating for your child's inclusion in preschool? Dive into our workshop designed for parents of 3-5-year-olds with disabilities. Discover how to turn 'special' education myths upside down, build meaningful relationships with educators, and ask the right questions that open doors. Let's replace doubts with action plans and ensure your child thrives in an inclusive learning environment. Join us and light the way to inclusion! This is a family training no credit will…

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Writing High Quality, Functional IEP Goals – Webinar

October 10 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

This workshop will focus on IEPs in blended preschool classroom settings. Specifically, a brief overview of IEPs will be provided before shifting the focus to writing high-quality, functional IEP goals and benchmarks (short-term objectives) that can be embedded into daily classroom activities. We will also discuss ways to connect IEP goals to the IELDS and Early Childhood Outcomes. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions…

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October 2024 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

October 23 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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Understanding the IEP Process – Webinar

October 24 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

This workshop will focus on IEPs and the IEP process. The age focus will be IEPs for children in blended preschool classroom settings. More specifically, the information shared will include an overview of the IEP process (timeline, assessment, eligibility) and the development of goals and objectives. The connection between the Early Childhood Outcomes process and the IEP will also be discussed.  No credit will be given.  This is a family training. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will…

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November 2024

Introduction to the Pyramid Model – Webinar Series (Nov. 6, 2024 and Nov. 20, 2024)

November 6 @ 3:15 pmNovember 20 @ 4:45 pm

This webinar introduces the Pyramid Model framework to participants and is a great way to learn about the framework. Introduction to the Pyramid Model is a preliminary overview and participants can not consider themselves trained in the Pyramid Model by attending this webinar. This webinar is strongly encouraged for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators of related service staff who are considering participation in the Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Support Cohort Series. The Topics include:  the relationship of the Pyramid Model to…

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November 2024 – Working with Families of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

November 13 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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December 2024

Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Children with Special Needs – Webinar

December 3 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Children with disabilities often face challenges when it comes to self-regulation. They may tantrum, refuse to participate, disconnect by staring off, disrupt circle or nap time, or chew on toys. Join this webinar to discover how the ability to self-regulate develops and how it relates to emotional expression, behavior, and sensory issues. Most important, we explore how to help all children learn to self-regulate through positive relationships and play.  Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an…

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December 2024 – Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

December 11 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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December 2024 – Virtual Coffee Chat for ECSE Administrator Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

December 12 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States

This is a time for ECSE Administrators to come together and share what is working in their programs as well as what challenges are happening.  Let's seek solutions together and build stronger programs so young students with IEPs can have better outcomes! No credit will be given for this virtual meeting. Note: Approximately two weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the…

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Teach Smarter, Not Harder: Harnessing AI Tools for Dynamic Classroom Content Creation – Webinar

December 12 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching approach and captivate your students with innovative content? Unlock the potential of artificial intelligence to enhance your teaching materials. As technology continues to evolve, educators must adapt and integrate cutting-edge tools to engage the modern learner effectively. In this hands-on workshop, we will delve into the world of AI-powered content creation, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to transform your teaching materials into dynamic and interactive resources. We will guide you through…

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January 2025

January 2025- Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

January 8, 2025 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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January 2025 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

January 22, 2025 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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An Overview of IDEA – Webinar

January 23, 2025 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Key Special Education Rights under the IDEA including Who is eligible, what services are possible, and IEP basics, important parent rights to have access to information, participation and a right to challenge school decisions when there is disagreement, and strategies for advocating effectively for your child. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the session.  Presenter(s):…

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Sign Language Basics: Talking with Your Hands – Webinar

January 28, 2025 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

This workshop will provide participants with the basic knowledge behind Sign Language of who, what, where, when, and why sign language is used. Participants will learn basic signs that will help them when working with individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or have not yet acquired language. All participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the training. Come prepared to laugh, learn, and fall in love with the beautiful language of sign! Note: Approximately three weeks before the…

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Pushing Past Conflicts with Adults: Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations in Early Childhood – Webinar

January 30, 2025 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Advice for Navigating Challenging Conversations in Early Childhood Programs takes a positive approach by embracing differences and meeting families and colleagues where they are. Get nonjudgmental, practical advice for navigating conflict Discover strength-based, evidence-based techniques that lead to professional growth and learning in your early childhood program. Inclusion of children with disabilities requires a high level of interaction with other adults.  Having the skills for navigating difficult conversations is a necessity. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will…

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February 2025

A book Study on: “Inclusion Includes Us” – Webinar Series (February 6, 2025 and February 13, 2025)

February 6, 2025 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

The deadline to register is January 9, 2025.  The book study on Inclusion Includes Us: Building Bridges and Removing Barriers in Early Childhood Classrooms by Mike Huber will focus on changing educators thinking from binary thinking to constellation thinking.  We will discuss how to create true inclusion and belonging in each classroom.  Inclusion Includes Us includes many real-life examples, practice strategies, and prompts for reflecting practice to help educators include everyone – children and adults – in their programs/classrooms.  Both…

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February 2025 – Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

February 12, 2025 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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February 2025- Coffee Chat for ECSE Administrator Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

February 13, 2025 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States

This is a time for ECSE Administrators to come together and share what is working in their programs as well as what challenges are happening.  Let's seek solutions together and build stronger programs so young students with IEPs can have better outcomes! No credit will be given for this virtual meeting. Note: Approximately two weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the…

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February 2025 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

February 19, 2025 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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March 2025

March 2025- Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

March 12, 2025 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another.  This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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March 2025 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

March 19, 2025 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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Building Self-Regulation Skills in the Home – Webinar

March 20, 2025 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Children from birth to age 5 are learning the foundational skills of executive function: self-regulation, cognitive flexibility and working memory. When developmental delays, disabilities or sensory issues are present, these skills are critically essential in helping children be available for learning academics and social behaviors. Participants will learn how to create routines, use co-regulation skills and the types of games that help build these fundamental skills.  No credit will be given for this training. Note: Approximately three weeks before the…

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Transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Services: Roles and Responsibilities – Webinar

March 26, 2025 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services developed this standardized training to address the requirements of the federal law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) to ensure a smooth and effective transition process is in place for children and their families who will be transitioning from Early Intervention into Early Childhood Special Education. This training will cover requirements regarding timeline, role responsibilities, transition process meetings, state forms, as well as vital partnerships, collaborative…

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April 2025

April 2025- Coffee Chat for ECSE Administrator Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

April 10, 2025 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States

This is a time for ECSE Administrators to come together and share what is working in their programs as well as what challenges are happening.  Let's seek solutions together and build stronger programs so young students with IEPs can have better outcomes! No credit will be given for this virtual meeting. Note: Approximately two weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the…

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April 2025 – Working with Families Of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

April 16, 2025 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another. This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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April 2025 – New Teacher Cohort – Virtual Meeting Series

April 30, 2025 @ 3:30 pm4:30 pm

Are you a new teacher stepping into the dynamic world of inclusive or blended classrooms? Whether you're fresh out of training or transitioning from a different teaching environment, this series of discussions is tailored just for you! Facilitated by seasoned educators and inclusion specialists, these discussions will cover essential topics including:  *Understanding Inclusive Classroom Models: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of inclusive and blended classrooms, including strategies for creating an environment where all students can thrive. …

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May 2025

May 2025- Working with Families of Young Children with IEPs Community of Practice (CoP) – Virtual Meeting

May 14, 2025 @ 9:00 am10:00 am
Virtual Meeting IL United States + Google Map

This is an opportunity for educators to come together and share ideas on how to support families of young children with disabilities. We share resources and offer support to one another. This webinar is intended for educators who work with families who have children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important instructions that should be viewed prior to the day of the…

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