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During this time of ever-changing educational pathways learning how to engage families remotely through Covid and beyond, has certainly posed many challenges and learning opportunities for all. Families and professionals had to quickly gain pertinent skills and strategies to keep learners engaged in the classroom and remotely. Schools continue to provide critical resources and support to families while trying to build staff capacity; engage students in remote learning when necessary; and manage the changing terrain. Now, as we consider which…Find out more »
This workshop will focus on why collecting data is an important part of the Early Childhood Classrooms. Participants will explore ways to collect quality informative observations. Discussions will help participants think about assessment as more than a task to complete. Participants will explore how assessment can lead to purposeful planning. We will also examine how useful the data is in individualizing lessons to inform teaching strategies. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Let's find out how to introduce numbers to young children. In this webinar, we will discuss and share appropriate strategies and activities to introduce young children to the world of numbers and numerals. Ideas of what that can look like in a preschool classroom throughout the day. 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.…Find out more »
What do Measurement Concepts look like for a young child? This session will share ideas and strategies to help early childhood teachers and families bring Measurement to life. Also the vocabulary related to measurement that adults model for young children will be addressed. Come and discover why measurement is MORE than using a tape measure. 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…Find out more »
In this workshop, the participants will learn new and innovative strategies to create a classroom community where all students feel a sense of belonging. The participants will learn about the importance of adapting the classroom environment to meet the needs of all students and their families. Furthermore, the participants will learn about effective developmentally appropriate teaching methods to ensure that all students can participate regardless of their differences. Finally, the participants will receive a variety of hands-on resources that they…Find out more »