• Day 1 (Webinar)
     February 12, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 2 (Webinar)
     February 19, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Day 3 (Workshop)
     February 27, 2020
     8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Teaching Strategies GOLD Online: Introduction for Teachers (webinars + workshop)

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. Prerequisite: Participants should have already attended a research-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum workshop REQUIREMENT: Bring a laptop or tablet and the Objectives for Development & Learning book to the training. 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 workshop. This training will include two hours of homework. Full participation in both of the webinars, full attendance at the workshop, and completion of assignments are all required to receive a certificate.

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 webinars is required to receive a certificate.


  • 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.
  • 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.


401 South 8th Street, Quincy, Illinois, United States

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