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STAR NET Regions I&III Podcast
Illinois STAR NET Regions I&III
Top 10 STAR NET Regions I&III Podcast Episodes
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Jodi Knapp, a 38 year early childhood veteran in the field spends time reflecting on her career on her last day before retiring as an Early Childhood Special Education Professional Development Specialist from STAR NET Regions I and III.
-Illinois Early Learning Project - https://illinoisearlylearning.org
-Early Childhood Professional Learning - https://www.eclearningil.org
-STAR NET Regions I & III - www.starnet.org/home
-Early CHOICES: An Inclusion Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education - https://illinoisearlylearning.org
-Project Approach - Can find information on the Illinois Early Learning Project website
-STEMIE: Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education - https://stemie.fpg.unc.edu
In this episode, Dr. Angela Searcy shares the importance of considering context when thinking about challenging behavior. Dr. Searcy also shares how the "Push Past It" Approach from her book can be helpful for educators and professionals as a tool to be intentional when addressing challenging behaviors.
Dr. Angela Searcy Author Page: https://www.gryphonhouse.com/our-authors/author-detail/angela-searcy-edd
Workshop Downloadables: https://www.gryphonhouse.com/our-authors/author-detail/angela-searcy-edd
In this episode, you will hear from Kristy Doan, Early Childhood Principal Consultant, about the vision of the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Department and several other leaders of professional development organizations in Illinois, including Early Childhood Professional Learning, Early CHOICES and STAR NET.
ISBE Professional Development Calendar: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/PD-Calendar.aspx
Understanding Inclusion Modules: https://www.eclre.org/good-to-know/understanding-inclusion/
What Makes Inclusion Work: https://www.eclre.org/good-to-know/what-makes-inclusion-work/
STAR NET: https://www.starnet.org/
ECPL home page. Look for the blue button to join our email list: https://www.eclearningil.org/
ECPL YouTube page for recorded sessions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLbUMj08EmMNj8RJxfeOpOg
Preschool English learners page: https://www.eclearningil.org/about-us/preschool-english-learners
Collaborative DAP Series: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u2HPJ77Rcvv9M4NOJGZRy7xUF8cnAzTP/view
NAEYC advocates for educators to use strengths-based inclusive language to affirm all children and families they work with and identifies deficit language as a microaggression. In this episode, Dr. Anni Reinking, founder of Reinking Education Consulting, author, and researcher shares her knowledge on microaggressions and ways early childhood professionals can become conscious of implicit bias, so they can support the individuality and social and cultural context of all children and families in their classrooms and communities.
Reinking Education Consulting: https://www.akreinking.com/
Learning for Justice: https://www.learningforjustice.org/
We Need Diverse Books: https://diversebooks.org/
Here Wee Read: https://hereweeread.com/
Math in Early Childhood
STAR NET Regions I&III Podcast
09/12/22 • 34 min
In this podcast episode, Sherial McKinney discusses the importance of mathematics in early childhood education. She focuses on the importance of the adult's attitude when engaging in mathematical activities and reminds us to be aware of the attitude we portray when introducing math concepts.
DREME - Development and Research in Early Math Education
DREAM - Math Center Activities
DREAME - "Help Children Build Positive Math Attitudes"
DREAM - "Parents, Fear Math No More!"
DREAME - Family Math Activity - Reading Together
Find and Talk about Math in Picture Books
Storybook Guide Based on Crash! Boom! A Math Tale
All About Counting
All About Positive Math Attitudes
Everyone Can Be a Math Person
Additional Math Resources
In this episode, Emily Reilly talks with Dr. Emily Dorsey with the Illinois Early Learning Project (IEL) to explore one aspect of the DAP core consideration of context, specifically rethinking the use of the term special needs.
Dr. Dorsey shares some of the factors that prompted IEL to shift the title of one of their blog posts from "Children with Special Needs" to "Children with Disabilities and Developmental Delays." Check out the episode notes to read IEL's blog post, "Rolling with the Times: Updating Our Language" and for additional resources.
Rolling with the Times: Updating our Language: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/disabilities/updating-language/
IEL Website: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/
Pick a Book, Any Book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N9tESLGlUcj80gOzKNDupEap7xbtzqgv/view?usp=sharing
In this episode, Dr. Lindsay Meeker, Director of the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Faculty member at Western Illinois University shares the benefits of and her experience with inquiry based learning as a way to support equitable play spaces for children. Stay connected and up to date on the topic on Lindsay's twitter account: @linsmeeker
NAEYC Advancing Equity Position Statement: https://www.naeyc.org/resources/position-statements/equity
In this episode, Sherial McKinney, retired early childhood educator and current Resource Specialist with STAR NET Regions I and III, shares her knowledge about ways to make math learning fun and meaningful in the early childhood years. Listening to this episode will prompt educators and families to get creative in using natural opportunities and available resources to support math learning.
Meaningful Math Activities in Pre-K, Part 1 (APPLES Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mKAdg2Oq_I&t=172s
Meaningful Math Activities in Pre-k, Part 2 (APPLES Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuuXWaSdl3s
DREME, Development and Research in Early Math Education: https://dreme.stanford.edu/projects/early-math-resources-teacher-educators
Early Math Collaborative Idea Library: https://earlymath.erikson.edu/idea/
Register for Day Camp, June 10, 2022: https://starnet.org/home/events/day-camp-mathematical-concepts/
DAP SEries, Episode 14, Play in K!
STAR NET Regions I&III Podcast
11/28/22 • 38 min
In this episode educators, Erean Mei, Margi Bhansali, and Alli Bizon share the value of play-based instruction for all children and recommendations to advocate for and advance equitable play in Kindergarten classrooms in Illinois.
Implementing Play-Based Learning Across Illinois Classrooms Brief
What You Should Look For in Your School as You Implement Play-Based Learning
Next Steps for Bringing Play-Based Learning to Your District
A Teacher's Guide to Advocacy for Play-Based Learning
Guidelines for Play in Kindergarten
KIDS Resource List