•  November 14, 2022
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  November 28, 2022
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  December 12, 2022
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Study: The Intentional Teacher: Choosing the Best Strategies for Young Children’s Learning by Ann S. Epstein (webinars)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience – ECSE and General Educators, Paraeducators

Description – In this webinar, we will take a closer look at what it means to be an intentional teacher. We will discuss how to be intentional across all areas of the curriculum and using NAEYC’s The Intentional Teacher: Choosing the Best Strategies for Young Children. We will also discuss intentional strategies for implementing Early Childhood Outcomes goals and inclusive practices for children with disabilities. Participants will reflect and discuss current practices, as well as implement new strategies introduced in the book and by other practitioners.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 6 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, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • 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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