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Preschool Social Emotional Training Level II: Teaching Strategies

by Denise Henry
October 17, 2014
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

Description: Based on the CSEFEL PRESCHOOL Training Modules, participants will be able to discuss why it is important to be more intentional about teaching social emotional skills at the preschool level; be able to identify strategies for supporting the development of friendship skills; be able to define emotional literacy and identify activities that build "feeling vocabularies;" understand the importance of providing opportunities for children to begin to understand their own, as well as others' emotions; understand why children need to learn to control anger and handle disappointment; be able to identify strategies to teach anger management skills; understand the importance of teaching problem solving; and be able to identify problem-solving steps. This Preschool Module will provide the skills needed before attending Module 3 which looks at intensive intervention strategies needed for the most challenging of behaviors.

Presenter Bios: Denise Henry is the Project Leader for STAR NET Region IV. Denise has worked in a variety of educational positions from paraprofessional in a primary special education classroom to general education teacher working to include students with a variety of abilities in her classroom to consultant with Project CHOICES, a grant funded ISBE initiative that supports systems changing to include for students with disabilities in general education settings. She has been with STAR NET since 2001. Denise has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and resides in Anna with her husband, two sons, and her Golden Retriever, Autumn.

Continuing Education - This training will provide 6 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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