Day 1 (Webinar)
March 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Day 2 (Webinar)
March 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Day 3 (Workshop)
March 22, 2018
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Teaching Strategies GOLD Online: Introduction for Teachers (webinars + workshop)
Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application
Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE Educators, General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Educators
This session is an introduction to Teaching Strategies GOLD Online, a web-based, developmentally appropriate assessment system for children birth through 3rd grade. Through video clips, small group work, and facilitator led discussions, participants will explore the structure, features, and functionality of the tool and practice using it to follow the four step assessment cycle which links assessment and curriculum to strengthen classroom practice and improve outcomes for children. By the end of the session participants will have the basic skills needed to begin implementing Teaching Strategies GOLD Online. Prerequisite: Participants should have already attended a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum workshop REQUIREMENT: The Teaching Strategies GOLD website will be used during the workshop, so you must bring a laptop or tablet and your GOLD sign-in information. Full participation in each of two webinars (2.0 hours each), completion of two assignments (1.0 hour each), and full attendance at the workshop (6.0 hours excluding lunch) are all required to receive a certificate for 12.0 total professional development hours.
Continuing Education – This workshop and webinar will provide 12 contact hours for the following:
- Educator License Renewal
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 7
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area C (Org. ID# B40093)
Full attendance in the workshop portion AND full participation in the webinar 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.