• Day 1 Webinar
     October 29, 2020
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Day 2 Webinar
     November 5, 2020
     4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Day 3 Morning Webinar
     November 12, 2020
     8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Day 3 Afternoon Webinar
     November 12, 2020
     12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Implementing GOLD®: Exploring MyTeachingStrategies®

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience: Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants

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. THIS TRAINING WILL FOCUS ON THE PRESCHOOL PLATFORM.

This is an online training and you will need to access the Teaching Strategies GOLD website. You will need to have your GOLD Sign-In information with you for this webinar series – there are no practice accounts available. This training will include two hours of homework. Full participation in the webinars and completion of assignments are all required to receive a certificate.

PREREQUISITE: To be accepted to the Teaching Strategies GOLD training, registrants must have completed an introductory Creative Curriculum training (typically 12-hours) or a training on another research-based curriculum that has been aligned to the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

Continuing Education – This 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, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • 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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