•  December 13, 2021
     9:00 am - 10:30 am

Connecting the Standards: Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards (webinar)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Educators

Description – In this interactive webinar, you will connect the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards to the new Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards in order to embed them into your current practice.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 1.5 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 D (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

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.
  • Anni Reinking
    Anni K. Reinking, Ed.D. is a Family Resource Specialist at STAR NET Regions I & III. She also sits on her local school board, Peoria School District 150. Prior to her current role, she was a full-time early childhood professor and early childhood classroom teacher. She specializes in early childhood education, family advocacy, and multicultural education. Additionally, Dr. Reinking has published and presented research in the areas of multicultural education, challenging behaviors, trauma informed practices, and creating positive school cultures, and more.
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