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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Illinois STAR NET Statewide Webinar At-A-Glance 2020 – 2021
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Sara Beach

Sara Beach is an independent consultant, founder and President of Synapse Early Learning Systems. A Program Support Specialist for state Pre-K Expansion grant programs throughout Illinois, she works with instructional leaders to create and strengthen systems for high quality programming. Her work in ECE spans 3 decades, and has taken her throughout the U.S. and to China to provide training on a multitude of topics including the Pre-K, Infant, Toddler, and K-3 CLASS, the ECERS3, the Pyramid Model for Infants/Toddlers and the Pyramid Model for Pre-K, Language and Literacy, and Math, as well as training and consultation on Organizational Systems and Supports, Instructional Leadership and Early Childhood Professional Development/Learning. She lives in Aurora, but you can usually find her running around all different parts of the state, visiting programs and attending or giving training. Connect with her at synapseearlylearning@gmail.com, or visit synapseearlylearning.com. Her favorite animal is a Boxer-terrier mix named Ladybug, and her favorite new role is being Gramma to a feisty 9-month old named Terra Rose.

Upcoming Events

April 2021

Signing Storytime “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” – Webinar

April 22 @ 3:30 pm4:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: Join us for a 30 minute signing story time. Participants will learn signs to then be able to not only read the book but also sign the children’s book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” by Eric Carle. If you’ve ever been interested […]

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The Anatomy of a Meltdown – Webinar

April 28 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm
Online Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: It’s easy to get overwhelmed, frustrated and even angry when a child is having a meltdown.  This experience is hard for both the person having the meltdown, as well as for anyone present at the time.  In this Webinar, we will begin with a brief […]

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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 […]

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