•  February 24, 2025
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  March 17, 2025
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  April 7, 2025
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Study: Emotionally Responsive Teaching: Expanding Trauma-Informed Practice with Young Children (webinars and assignments)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE Educators, General Educators, Paraeducators, Social Workers, Families

Description – In this book study, “Emotionally Responsive Teaching: Expanding Trauma-Informed Practice with Young Children” by Travis Wright, we will take a deep dive into trauma and look at how it impacts students and families; how concepts of trauma affect our own biases; and how and/or what adaptations we can make to support social-emotional development. Through this exploration of trauma, we will discuss and apply Emotionally Responsive Teaching (ERT) to better understand and support our students and families, with an emphasis on children with disabilities. Each registrant accepted into the training will receive a copy of the book and is expected to read the assigned chapters prior to each session to engage in reflection and analysis.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 9 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • 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.


  • Marc Baxter
    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.
  • Sheila Yates
    Sheila Yates, M. Ed Early Childhood Administration, is an ECSE Family and Professional Development Specialist for STAR NET Regions I and III. She has experience teaching preschool as well as leading teams of early childhood professionals in community-based organizations. Sheila is passionate about providing resources and education to professionals and families on the impact that quality environments and relationships have on young children.
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