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Make It/Take It Visual Supports

by Letha Clark and Sheri Kraus
March 14, 2013
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Illinois Principals Association
2940 Baker Drive, Springfield, Illinois

Description:We may think visual supports are important only for some children, whether they may be at home or in our classrooms. In reality, all children are likely to benefit from visual aids. The morning portion of this workshop will include information related to the many uses of visual supports, including tips, techniques, and samples. The morning will also include time to engage in a hands-on introduction to Boardmaker. As the day progresses, participants may use Boardmaker, as well as a variety of other materials to create visual supports to use at home and in the classroom. Join us for a day where visual aids are explored, shared, and prepared.

Presenter Bios:Letha Clark served as an early childhood resource specialist for STARNET Regions I and III until December of 2011 when she retired. Prior to working with STARNET she was a staff member for the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood and coordinated federally funded projects that integrated technology into the early childhood curriculum. For more than 23 years she provided staff development and training opportunities for administrators, classroom teachers, support staff, and family members. Letha holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Western Illinois University.

Sheri Kraus is the Family Resource Specialist with STARNET Region IV. Prior to working with STARNET, she worked as an Educational and Ministry Interpreter for the Deaf. Sheri enjoys working with people and likes to share all she can with families who have children with and without disabilities.

This training will provide 5 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) D

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Springfield Public Schools Early Learning Center
Meeting space provided by: Illinois Principals Association

Registration form for this workshop.
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