November 6, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DAP as a Vehicle for DEC Recommended Practices in Inclusive Classrooms (webinar)
Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness
Prerequisite – Complete the Moodle course, Universal Design for Learning: Setting up the Environment for Success for ALL Children (online, on demand). Read more and register at https://starnet.org/home/events/2413-universal-design-for-learning-moodle/
Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators, SLPs, OT/PTs
Description – Participants will engage with the NAEYC Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) and DEC Recommended Practice Tools to reflect on their own teaching and learning environments and practices, then develop an action plan to increase inclusiveness through Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Participants will spend time reading, discussing, and analyzing realistic classroom scenarios and photographs and then engage in a “Start-Stop-Continue” process in small groups to help build an action plan. Note: There is a prerequisite for this training: Complete the Moodle course, Universal Design for Learning: Setting up the Environment for Success for ALL Children (online, on demand). Read more and register at https://starnet.org/home/events/2413-universal-design-for-learning-moodle/.
Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 3 contact hours for the following:
- Educator License Renewal
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 5
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )
Full participation is required to receive a certificate.
In collaboration with: Early CHOICES
Dr. Meeker is Director for the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Professor in the School of Education at Western Illinois University. She has spent time as teacher of multilingual learners grades K-2, Director of Multilingual Learners, Special Education Director, Early Childhood Director, English Language Development Coach in Dual Language (8-12), High School Special Education Teacher, and Community Childcare worker.
Talin Tokat is an Inclusion Specialist for Early CHOICES, an Inclusion initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education. Talin has a master’s degree from Erikson Institute in Child Development with a specialization in Children’s Law & Policy. She has worked as an early childhood educator, program director, and therapist, always with a focus on increasing inclusive and equitable opportunities for all children. Her own personal mission aligns with that of Early CHOICES, which promotes increasing high quality inclusive early care and education for each and every child birth to age 5.