•  January 8, 2024
     4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  •  January 22, 2024
     4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  •  February 5, 2024
     4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book Study: Every Child Can Fly: An Early Childhood Educator’s Guide to Inclusion (webinars)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLPs, OT/PTs

Description – In this book study, you will gain knowledge around the foundation of what inclusion is, the language used around inclusion, inclusive practices, and how to work with families in inclusive settings. You will reflect on your current practices around inclusion and how to adapt your practice in order to meet children’s learning goals. Each registrant accepted into the training will receive a copy of the book and be expected to read the assigned chapters prior to each session to engage in reflection and analysis.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 6.75 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 8
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area G (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.

Presenter(s)

  • Bridget Meis
    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
    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.
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