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(Cancelled)Introduction to the High/Scope Approach(Cancelled)

by Carol Weisheit
December 3-4, 2012
Each day: Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Lincoln Land Community College - Trutter Center
5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois

Description: This workshop will help participants identify the components of the HighScope curriculum. The first day will focus on the active learning approach, how children construct knowledge, and the learning environment. The second day will focus on the daily routine, adult-child interaction, and assessment. This workshop is intended to be an introduction to the HighScope approach and includes an overview of all the components of the curriculum.

Presenter Bios: Carol Weisheit is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist with Illinois STARnet, a federal project funded through the Illinois State Board of Education. An Early Childhood Specialist since 2002, Carol provides technical assistance and support to teachers who work with children birth to age eight, focusing primarily on children with special needs. Carol also consults with agencies and programs on a variety of topics and is a HighScope certified teacher and trainer. Carol was the former state director of Illinois CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), served on the National CASA Curriculum Advisory Committee, and was a trainer for National CASA. Carol has directed child-care programs for low-income families, coordinated and taught in an at-risk pre-kindergarten program, and served as a parent educator providing home visits to families at-risk. Carol also served as a NAEYC validator, visiting programs all over the United States and abroad. She has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a Master's degree in Child and Family Studies. In her spare time, Carol is working on a book about the perils of praise. Her husband, Ralph, is a distinguished professor at Illinois State University in the Criminal Justice Department and their son, Ryan, is a budding jazz musician in New York City.

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) #1, #3, #7, #8
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) D

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Lincoln Land Community College Child Development Center

This workshop has been cancelled.
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