•  January 17, 2019
     4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Apps for Young Children and Families (webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLP’s

With the increasing number of apps being developed daily, it can be overwhelming trying to choose ones that are developmentally appropriate for young children or ones that are truly helpful to families. During this webinar, we will discuss criteria for evaluating apps and explore recent examples of good apps for children and families.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 1.5 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 E (Org. ID# B40093)

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.
  • Mary Smith
    Mary Smith is a Family Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has experienced all aspects of raising a child with special needs since the birth of her son, Patrick, in 1988. She has worked with parents in the Early Intervention System and served as a Parent Liaison for Child and Family Connections. She has completed numerous trainings and has attended conferences regarding special education and legal rights. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops.
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