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(Cancelled)Using the HighScope COR Method of Assessment (Workshop + Webinar)(Cancelled)

by Carol Weisheit
September 18-19 + October 24, 2013
Day 1 (9/18/2013): Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Day 2 (9/19/2013): Reg. 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Day 3 (10/24/2013): Log-in 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Central Time)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
3202 East Empire Street, Bloomington, Illinois

Prerequisite(s) Required:Introduction to the HighScope Approach

Description:This workshop will focus on using the HighScope COR (Child Observation Record) Method of Assessment for 3-5 year olds. Participants will learn to use the COR to identify what children are learning through their play, use the COR to identify the developmental levels in children's anecdotes, complete the Child Development Summary, complete a COR Family Report, and use the COR to share information with parents. Please Note: This workshop does not fulfill credit from the HighScope Educational Research Foundation. However, participants will receive CPDU, CDA, and CE credit from STARNET.

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 13.5 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #7
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) C

Full attendance for the workshop portion AND full participation in the webinar is required to receive a certificate.

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