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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 30, 2017
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Litchfield, Illinois
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Presented by: Becky Groennert, Denise Henry
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. Workshop content will include the importance of emotional literacy and identify strategies that build “feeling vocabularies”, while deepening participants understanding about the importance of providing opportunities for children to begin to understand their own as well as others’ emotions. During workshop, day 3, participants will recognize and discuss why children need to learn to control anger and handle disappointment and be able to identify strategies to teach anger management skills. Participants will understand the importance of teaching problem solving; be able to identify problem-solving steps; recognize the importance of and identify strategies for individualizing instruction; and discuss strategies for partnering with families.
October 18, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Belleville, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
As our partner in child development, families—especially parents—directly affect a child’s learning. In this class, you will learn new ways of working with parents to help their children enjoy learning. You also will explore the social world of a family to be sure that the learning that takes place in your care is consistent with learning done at home.
October 19, 2017
to October 20, 2017
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Belleville, Illinois
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Presented by: Stephanie Herling
This session introduces teachers to Teaching Strategies GOLD, a Web-based, developmentally appropriate assessment system for children from birth through kindergarten. Teachers will explore the structure, features, and functionality of the tool and practice using it to follow the four-step assessment cycle. By the end of the session, teachers will have the basic skills they need to begin implementing Teaching Strategies GOLD online in their classrooms.
October 25, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Belleville, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
What does it mean to be a child care professional? How can you be sure you are getting the support and supplies you need? How can you set effective limits with parents and children alike? In this final class, you will learn about your own professional development and how to take care of yourself so you can continue to care for others.
November 1, 2017
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Belleville, Illinois
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Presented by: Patsy Mason
Newborns and young babies are developing at an incredible rate, causing them to have special needs unlike older children. In this fourth class, you will understand how children from birth to 8 months learn and grow, and how to individualize their care accordingly.