April 20, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Intermediate Play Workshop: How Learning Goals are Met through Play
Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application
Prerequisite – On-Demand Moodle course, Play: An Introduction to Child-Led Learning
Intended Audience – Administrators: ECSE and General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social workers, SLP’s, OT/PT’s
Description – In this intermediate workshop, participants will engage in hands-on activities and discuss the importance of play in early childhood environments. Participants will identify how IEP and academic learning goals are met through play and how educators can scaffold children’s learning with intentional play experiences. Note: There is a prerequisite for this training: Complete the Moodle course, Play: An Introduction to Child-Led Learning.
Continuing Education – This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:
- Educator License Renewal
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area D (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
Bridget Meis, M.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. During her time with STARnet, she has presented on a variety of topics including: Apps and Assistive Technology, Social/Emotional development, Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Portfolios, Lesson Planning, Mathematics in Early Childhood, Science and Mathematics, STEAM and Family Engagement. Bridget has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2003. She received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Illinois State University and her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute. Bridget has worked in a variety of early childhood programs with diverse groups of children from as young as six weeks old to children in fifth grade. Bridget has served children and families in private childcare programs and most recently with Head Start.
Cecilia Mintz, B.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has worked in Early Childhood since 2007. Cecilia has worked with a diverse population at Head Start. While working with Head Start she guided children with Project Approach. Cecilia worked at engaging families in their child’s education by encouraging their input on family goals involving their child. She collaborated with local education agencies on IEPs.
Venue: Illinois Principals Association