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STAR NET Region IV Training Calendar At-A-Glance (printable)
July 1, 2024- December 31, 2024
January 1, 2025 – June 30, 2025

Note: All STAR NET Region IV trainings (July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025)
will be held pending Fiscal Year 2025 funding. 

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October 2024

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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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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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 – 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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