October 12, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
October 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Observation and Documentation for Young Children with IEPs (webinars)
Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness
Intended Audience – ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators
Description – This two-part webinar will focus on observation and documentation for students with IEP’s. Participants will strengthen observation and documentation skills by watching these skills in action via videos, and see examples of how this process is done in some Illinois schools. There will be time to practice making observations and writing documentation through watching videos. An IEP example will also be used to set up the observation and documentation process.
Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 3 contact hours for the following:
- Educator License Renewal
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 7
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area C (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )
Full participation is required to receive a certificate.
Marc Baxter, B.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STAR NET Regions I and III. He has been a preschool teacher for 14 years, working four years as a lead teacher at the St. Ambrose University Children’s Campus in Davenport, IA and then ten years as a lead teacher at the MacArthur Early Childhood Center in Macomb, Illinois. Marc has worked with a diverse population of students across many cultural, socioeconomic, and inclusive backgrounds. While in Macomb, Marc worked in a variety of committees dedicated to improving the school and district, including serving as a parent-teacher coordinator, team leader, union representative, and mentor teacher. He also worked with and instructed several students from Western Illinois University looking to complete field hours in the classroom.
Sherial McKinney, M.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I and III. She has taught and worked in the field of early childhood education for over 40 years. Sherial has taught Early Childhood Special Education in a self-contained setting and in a blended program with students enrolled in the Pre-K at Risk and Preschool for All programs. She has also taught Kindergarten, Title I Reading and Math for grades K-8, and in a federally-funded child care program. Sherial has provided staff development and training opportunities for teachers, support staff, administrators and family members at a variety of local, state, regional, and national conferences. She provides trainings on various topics such as Math, Literacy, Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards, Early Learning Scale Assessment, Work Sampling System-Illinois, and several other topics.