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STAR NET Region IV Training Calendar 2020-2021

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STAR NET Region IV Training Calendar At-A-Glance 2020 – 2021
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March 2021

Teaching Strategies GOLD®: Introduction for Teachers – Webinar Series (3/10/21 & 3/17/21)

March 10 @ 1:00 pmMarch 17 @ 1:00 pm

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. 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…

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Family Engagement – Webinar Series (3/15/21 & 3/22/21)

March 15 @ 9:00 amMarch 22 @ 9:00 am

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: 3/15/21-This session will define family engagement, core beliefs related to family engagement, its impact, and strategies to improve family engagement.  3/22/21-This Family engagement session is ideal for all family services staff or anyone linked to serving families in any capacity. This session will help identify the role of family service worker’s subconscious mind and how it impacts the outcomes for the families and the programs. The session will bring awareness about…

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The Influence of Sensory Processing on Behavior and Learning – Webinar

March 16 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: The influential power of sensory information on the nervous system cannot be understated. Sensory experiences have the power to arouse and improve attention and sensory experiences have the power to distract and dysregulate. Children who have problems with processing sensory information are often misunderstood and held responsible for behaviors that are not under their control. In this Webinar you will be introduced to the theory of sensory integration as well…

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Deeper Dive into the Manipulatives Area – Webinar

March 18 @ 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: In this training participants will explore all the different requirements of the interest area. We will look into different curriculum suggestions, state requirements, and research around development in each area.  Participants will define what materials are needed, what interactions and strategies can be used to support growth and learning. 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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Our Successful Toilet Training Journey – Webinar

March 23 @ 8:00 pm9:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

No Credit will be given for this training. Description: Toilet training can sometimes be a difficult task of knowing when your child is ready, how to begin the process, and what tips and tricks would be helpful to know. In this one hour training, you will be introduced to some ideas and strategies. Resources will also be shared. We welcome you to join us on “Our Trip to Successful Toilet Training”. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will…

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An Introduction to the Ages & Stages-3 Questionnaires (paper version) – Webinar

March 30 @ 9:00 am11:00 am
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: This introductory level training will provide an overview of the Ages and Stages-3 Questionnaires. Participants will learn the benefits of screening, scoring procedures and considerations, interpret results as well as discuss follow-up recommendations, including making referrals. Additionally, participants will consider protocols for successful implementation of a screening program. A variety  of case studies will be used to deepen understanding of the tool. Participants will need to bring their ASQ-3 User’s Guide if…

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An Introduction to the Ages and Stages Social-Emotional-2 Questionnaires (paper version) – Webinar

March 30 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: This introductory level training will provide an overview of the Ages and Stages Social-Emotional-2. Participants will learn the benefits of screening, scoring procedures and considerations, interpret results as well as discuss follow-up recommendations, including making referrals. Additionally, participants will consider protocols for successful implementation of a screening program. A variety of case studies will be used to deepen understanding of the tool. Participants will need to bring their ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide…

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April 2021

Book Study: Lisa Murphy on Being Child Centered – Webinar Series (4/7/21, 4/21/21, 5/5/21, 5/19/21)

April 7 @ 2:30 pmMay 19 @ 3:30 pm

Registration deadline is Friday, March 12, 2021 so we have time to mail the participants the book to look over before the book study begins in April.  There are only 15 spots available for this books study.  Registration priority will be given to persons in Southern Region IV who are professionals working with children ages 3, 4 or 5 with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).   Description: Participants in this book study will discuss sections of the book Lisa Murphy on…

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Creating Boundaries: A Closer Look at Building Relationships with Families – Webinar

April 9 @ 8:30 am10:00 am
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: This session will focus on the relationships that develop between the early childhood professionals and the families that they serve.  Relationships are important in the early childhood field.  Families must know that professionals care, but how do we find that balance between empowering families and enabling them?  Types of relationships, relationship roles, professionalism in relationships, establishing boundaries in relationships, and examining the impact of these relationships on families will be…

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Crisis in the Classroom: Understanding the Child Who is Angry and Aggressive – Webinar

April 13 @ 3:30 pm5:30 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: Many young children struggle with expressing their anger appropriately and some turn to aggression as a way to meet their needs. This webinar will look at anger and aggression from a developmental perspective, explaining angry outbursts and types of aggression and providing concrete support strategies to use for both intervention and prevention. Ideas for calming, releasing anger in healthy ways, and reducing aggressive behaviors will be shared along with suggested…

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Transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Services: Roles and Responsibilities- Webinar (Formerly the Building Bridges Training)

April 14 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: 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…

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Teaching in Trauma (TNT) – Webinar

April 19 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: The world is filled with trauma. Natural disasters, abuse, human trafficking, slavery, poverty, and many other events impact the daily lives of children throughout the world. Teachers are tasked with the complex work of teaching children who are enduring trauma. This webinar will help them be up to the task. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and important…

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May 2021

Deeper Dive into the Outdoor Area – Webinar

May 4 @ 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: In this training participants will explore all the different requirements of the interest area. We will look into different curriculum suggestions, state requirements, and research around development in each area.  Participants will define what materials are needed, what interactions and strategies can be used to support growth and learning. 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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