ECSE Teacher Cohort: A Group to Learn, Reflect, and Discuss Environments

Webinar, Special Event
ID number
Online - at your computer

Your home or school
Any, IL 00000
United States

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

** This cohort series is being offered in collaboration with STAR NET Region VI **

Join Becky and Katie for the 2024-2025 ECSE Teacher Cohort. Whether you are new to the field, a veteran teacher, new to early childhood special education, have previously attended our cohort series or not, we invite you to join us for this year’s series! This cohort series is an opportunity for discussion, collaboration, and brainstorming best practices in early childhood special education classrooms with colleagues from across the state. We will be using the DEC Recommended Practices to guide each meeting. By diving deeper into the Recommended Practices, our hope is you will gain knowledge as practitioners into their purpose and discuss effective ways to use them in order to improve outcomes for all students. Meetings will begin with resource sharing and reflection, include breakout sessions, and will conclude with large group discussion. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in order to build on your knowledge, connect prior learning, and share classroom practices across the school year.

An optional 30 minute discussion will follow each event for additional Q and A.

Becky Handler, Katie Suchy
Learner objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Review the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices. 

2. Reflect on current practices in your early childhood and ECSE classrooms.

3. Discuss with colleagues in small group and large group settings ways to implement Recommended Practices to support all learners. 

Intended audience
Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
State Performance Plan Indicator Alignment
SPPI 7 - Early Childhood Outcomes
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Special Needs/Inclusion
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Curriculum or Program Design