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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January 2021

Use of Child Portfolios in Authentic Assessment – Webinar Series (1/29/21 & 2/5/21)

January 29 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: During this training participants will assess and identify authentic, high quality portfolio samples. This workshop will allow participants’ hands on experiences in assembling samples that create a picture of growth or development over time; develop time-saving strategies for collecting and organizing portfolio samples; practice writing objective narratives for portfolio items; and identify how to use portfolio items to individualize instruction. Participants will also review how the IELDS and portfolio items…

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February 2021

Deeper Dive into the Science Area – Webinar

February 3 @ 3:45 pm5:15 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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Deeper Dive Into the Art Area-Webinar

February 9 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States

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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Teaching Behavior Expectations and Social Skills During COVID Times – Webinar

February 10 @ 3:30 pm5:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: There are more behavior expectations necessary during these COVID times. This session will focus on what the expectations are, how to teach these expectations to fidelity, and when to embed expectations into schedules and routines. This session will also explore strategies that continue to support children’s social and emotional development. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration request and…

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Brilliant Books: Exploring Books to Teach Social Emotional Skills – Webinar

February 17 @ 3:45 pm4:45 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: This quick one hour webinar will be chock-full of books for teaching social emotional skills.  You’ll leave with the list of books reviewed as well as the list the group collectively shares, so be sure to bring the title and author of your favorite social emotional book and what you love about it! Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration…

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Promoting and Protecting Mental Health in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Other Special Needs – Webinar

February 23 @ 9:00 am2:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: Mental health is essential for successful life outcomes. Focusing on mental health in childhood helps create mentally healthy adults with ASD. Mental health is the goal for all children with ASD to help them reach their potential, cope with the stressors of life, work productively, and contribute to family and community. The pandemic presents additional mental health stressors but also opportunities to improve the mental health of our children. Note:…

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

February 24 @ 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 & Stages Social-Emotional-2 Questionnaires (paper version) – Webinar

February 24 @ 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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March 2021

Promoting Mentally Healthy Communication with Your Child’s Educational Team – Webinar

March 2 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

This training is only for family members of children with special needs.  No Credit will be given for this training. Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: Communication between parents/care givers and educators and therapists (the educational Team) is more important than ever! This presentation will identify what parents/caregivers CAN do to share information, needs and strategies with their child’s educational Team. Participants will learn how to improve the relationship between children and school staff while promoting the…

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Virtual Engagement: No Worksheets Needed – Webinar

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

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: In this training participants will explore different strategies of virtual engagement. We will investigate different curriculum suggestions, state requirements, and research around development and engagement.  Participants will define what is 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 that should be viewed prior to…

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Real Talk: The Impact of Diversity, Privilege and Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Settings – Webinar

March 5 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Live Webinar IL United States + Google Map

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar. Description: What does implicit bias impact in the early childhood world? Everything! Explore how implicit bias and culture is at play within ourselves and our programs and how you can re cognize and disrupt implicit biases, shift your practices and build a program climate and culture that recognizes and celebrates equity for all. Note: Approximately three weeks before the webinar, registrants will receive an email to confirm receipt of their registration…

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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

Registration deadline is three business days before the webinar.  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”.…

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April 2021

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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