• Day 1 (Webinar)
     October 2, 2018
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Day 2 (Webinar)
     December 4, 2018
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Day 3 (Webinar)
     February 5, 2019
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Day 4 (Webinar)
     April 2, 2019
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Preschool Curriculum: A Community of Practice for Educators (four-part webinar)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience: ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants

Are you interested in reflecting with other early childhood professionals and deepening your understanding of implementing developmentally-appropriate preschool curriculum? If so, join us for this six-month-long community of practice that provides a platform for dialogue, reflection, analysis, and problem solving around preschool curriculum. This community of practice is an intermediate training that requires basic knowledge of developmentally-appropriate curriculum and participation in ongoing dialogue and reflection. Join us as we learn from one another and deepen our understanding of developmentally-appropriate preschool curriculum.

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 D (Org. ID# B40093)

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.

 

Presenter(s)

  • 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.
  • Anna Owen
    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
    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.
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