April 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A Close Look at Motivation: Going Beyond the Use of Tickets, Tokens, and Charts (webinar)
Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness
Intended Audience: ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLP’s, OT/PT’s
Join us for this lively and interactive webinar as we discuss developmentally appropriate models for motivating children to be positive members of the school community. Specifically, this webinar will address why behavior charts are not an appropriate motivator for young children and the research on the potential harm of using rewards and punishments as a method for reducing challenging or unwanted behaviors in the classroom. Alternative strategies will be shared that focus current child development research and long-term solutions that support children in learning behavior expectations and developing a positive sense of self.
Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 2 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)
Full participation is required to receive a certificate.
Anna Owen, M.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I & III. Anna has been involved in the field of early childhood since 2003. She received her Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in 2013. Her previous job titles include training coordinator, parent educator and preschool teacher. In her role as an Early Childhood Resource Specialist, she provides technical assistance and training to early childhood professionals and families. She is passionate about the arts and serves as the co-chair for the Creative Expressions Art Gallery that takes place biannually at the statewide Sharing A Vision conference. She provides professional development on a variety of topics related to curriculum, assessment, lesson planning, intentional interactions and much more. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and spending time with her husband and two young children.
Emily Reilly, Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I and III is a proven leader with 14 years of experience in early care and education. Emily has served in a variety of leadership roles in the field including master teacher, associate director, college instructor, trainer and IL AEYC board member. Emily presents on a variety of topics including anti-bias curriculum, project approach, inclusive practices, reflective practice, and portfolios. She is passionate about supporting adult learners in improving their practice, specifically when it comes to making sure all children and families feel a sense of belonging and community. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, trying new foods, and hanging out with her family.
Roseann Slaght has worked as a Family Resource Specialist for STARnet for 23 years. Her goals are to embrace inclusive practices, and find ways to support each child in order to develop their full potential, and include parents as partners in the learning process. She is a parent of two adult men with significant disabilities. In her spare time, she is also a licensed Massage Therapist. Rose earned her degree in Child Development.