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Preschool Social Emotional Training Level III: Intensive Individual Interventions

by Anna Owen and Connie Shugart
December 2-3, 2014
Each day: Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education/Charleston ROE #11 Boardroom
5837 Park Drive, Charleston, Illinois

Prerequisite(s) Required: Preschool Social Emotional Development Level I: Promoting Children's Success and Preschool Social Emotional Training Level II: Teaching Strategies

Description: Based on the CSEFEL PRESCHOOL Training Modules, participants will understand the difference between Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and traditional discipline approaches; define forms and function of communication and identify the behavioral mechanisms that contribute to viewing challenging behavior; use interview and observation data to determine the communicative function of challenging behavior and develop hypothesis; identify the steps of the process of PBS; describe and select strategies that may be used to prevent challenging behavior; identify replacement skills that may be taught to replace challenging behavior; identify how to respond in a way that does not maintain or reinforce challenging behavior; and develop a behavior support plan, as a team, for a child case study. This Preschool Module provides the skills needed to address the most challenging behaviors in an early childhood classroom and supports a collaborative model to benefit preschool children.

Presenter Bios: Connie Shugart, Project Coordinator STARNET Regions I & III, has over 30 years of experience working in the field of early childhood education. Her experiences include teaching and/or training of early childhood and early intervention professionals and families. She has done presentations at many regional, state and national conferences. A few of her topics include curriculum, assessment, standards, environments, child development, and play. Connie is also one of the Executive Producers and hosts of Apples Magazine training videos. Her passions include educating professionals and families on play and the impact that the early childhood environment has on teaching and learning.

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. Her previous jobs include regional training coordinator for Child Care Resource and Referral, as well as parent educator and preschool teacher for the Rock Island Regional Office of Education. Anna has been with STARnet Regions I and III since November 2009. In her role as an Early Childhood Resource Specialist, she provides technical assistance and training to early childhood professionals and families. Throughout the years, she has served on several conference planning committees and has presented workshops on topics such as: Math, Science, Art, Literacy, Social/Emotional Development, Conflict Resolution, Praise vs. Encouragement, Transitioning Throughout the Day, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and more. When she is not working she enjoys photography and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Continuing Education - This training will provide 12 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) B
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

ERBA Head Start
Eastern Illinois Area Of Special Education
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