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Note: All trainings may be used toward Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) annual in-service training hour requirements and toward the professional development requirements required for renewal of Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) unless otherwise noted.

 

 

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October 18, 2017
to November 15, 2017
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Springfield, Illinois
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Participants must attend workshop day 1 prior to attending. Workshop days 2 and 3 are a combined 12-hour workshop; attendance at both days is required to receive a certificate. This is the second and third of four workshop days based on the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Confidence. The Pyramid Model has been embedded in programs throughout the world as a comprehensive, multi-tiered, team-based approach to understanding children’s behavior, which includes prevention, promotion, and intervention practices. During workshop day 2, participants will discuss why it is important to be more intentional about teaching social emotional skills at the preschool level and be able to identify strategies for supporting the development of friendship skills.
October 18, 2017
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Fairbury, Illinois
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Presented by: Barbara Ross-Lowery
Infants and Toddlers love to explore, investigate and discover, making the earliest years the perfect time to begin teaching the foundations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  During this session we will explore what STEM looks like for this age group, expand your understanding of STEM and discover developmentally appropriate activities to do with this age group.
October 18, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Urbana, Illinois
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Presented by: Darlene Anderson
In this training, participants will learn about the complexities of culture and how culture impacts interactions with families and other professionals. Through discussion and group activities, participants will explore their own cultural competence and awareness.
October 19, 2017
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Flora, Illinois
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Presented by: Courtney Hatcher
Research on children's learning in the first six years of life demonstrates the importance of early experiences in mathematics. In this training workshop, we will discuss ways to intentionally incorporate math into all things throughout your day.
October 19, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Fairbury, Illinois
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Presented by: Kathy Neil
Participants will break down and discuss the ideas presented in the chapter(s) of the current chosen book.
October 19, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Chicago, Illinois
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Presented by: Gilda Figueroa
¿Qué significa ser un profesional del cuidado de niños? ¿Cómo puede usted estar seguro/a de que está recibiendo el apoyo y los suministros que necesita? ¿Cómo se pueden establecer límites efectivos con los padres y niños por igual? En esta última clase, usted aprenderá acerca de su propio desarrollo profesional y cómo cuidar de sí mismo/a para así poder seguir cuidando a los demás.
October 19, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Urbana, Illinois
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Presented by: Vicky Foster
Whether you are responsible for providing a quick snack or a well-balanced meal, understanding children’s dietary needs creates healthier and happier kids. Learn the basics of good nutrition, food safety, and various practices surrounding nutrition through this class that offers hands-on activities and practical discussions that will make science and good nutrition easy to understand.
October 19, 2017
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Aurora, Illinois
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Presented by: Ana Sanchez
Nuestros niños están constantemente respondiendo a los miembros de la familia, a los profesores, y a relaciones sociales que les ayudan a dar forma a su comprensión del mundo que les rodea. Esta clase explora cómo las relaciones entre las familias, los niños, y los maestros pueden ayudarles a aprender, y cómo la elaboración de su entorno puede ayudar a que los niños aprendan.
October 19, 2017
to October 20, 2017
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Lisle, Illinois
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Presented by: Vanessa McNeal
The Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Statewide Conference is a two-day conference that offers access to national speakers and cutting-edge information in the field of child abuse prevention, intervention and best practices. This year’s conference theme is "Protecting Children... Finding Strength, Hope and Resilience". The conference features 3 plenary speakers, 24 workshop sessions, and a track of workshops designed for home visitors. Various CEUs and DCFS clock hours are available.