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Early Childhood Professional Learning Community
Offered By : TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804

Course ID : 58991

TrueNorth Early Childhood staff will facilitate monthly meetings which will provide opportunities for collaboration, problem solving, reflection and planning. Topics will be determined by a needs assessment which will be sent out to potential participants at the beginning of the school year. Possible areas of focus include:

  • Classroom procedures and the environment
  • Universal design for Learning (UDL)
  • Student engagement
  • Assessment and data collection... More
  • Classroom procedures and the environment
  • Universal design for Learning (UDL)
  • Student engagement
  • Assessment and data collection
  • Instructional planning and strategies
  • IEP Development
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Outcomes:

    • Increased student outcomes through reflection and planning around best practices in early childhood
    • Increased educators self-efficacy through access to an innovative, collaborative, and structured community of learning
    Who Should Attend: The material is geared toward staff (teachers, speech therapists, psychologist) working in early childhood classrooms.

    Satisfactory completion requirements:
    • Attendance is based on your signature in and out of the session. Failure to provide a signature in and out will result in no credit.
    • Participants are expected to attend the entire session to earn credit.
    • Participants must complete an electronic course evaluation within two weeks of the final session date to be sent a certificate.
    • Accommodations, questions and complaints can be directed to:
    Cost Information: Participation fees are waived for TrueNorth employees, TrueNorth member district employees, and parents of students in our TrueNorth member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, this course participation fee is $300.00. Participation or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the session is complete or the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.

    Cancellation and Refund Information: There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advance notice to open the spot for another person. TrueNorth reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrollment. TrueNorth does not charge prior to the start of the offered session. If an individual attends the first day of a learning series but is unable to attend the remaining sessions, the school district that employs the participant is able to designate an alternate person. It is up to the individual no longer attending the program to give their replacement the information learned in the first session.

    About the Presenters:

    Amber Schmiesing, TrueNorth Early Childhood Level Lead; Nicole Henricks, TrueNorth Early Childhood Teacher

    Financial Disclosure: Amber Schmiesing and Nicole Henricks are employees of TrueNorth Educational Cooperative 804 and receive a salary.

    Non-Financial Disclosure: Amber Schmiesing and Nicole Henricks have no relevant non-financial relationships.

    TrueNorth intends to take photographs and video of this event for use in TrueNorth news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the TrueNorth website. By participating in this event, I grant TrueNorth the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of TrueNorth. Media may be displayed, distributed or used by TrueNorth for any purpose.

    *Member Districts include:
      Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.

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    Professional Learning Cohort
    Credits Available
    16.00 Occupational Therapy IDFPR CEUs
    16.00 Physical Therapy IDFPR CEUs
    16.00 SLP/ Audiology IDFPR CEUs
    16.00 Registered Social Worker IDFPR CEUs
    16.00 ISBE (PEL) ELIS Hours
    16.00 TrueNorth Attendance; No Professional Credits
    No fee.
    Upcoming Sections (1 of 1 total)
    Section 1
    Early Childhood PLC 2023-2024   Oct 11, 2023

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    Section 1
    Early Childhood PLC 2023-2024
    Section ID : 96290
    Amber Schmiesing
    Section Creator: Carolyn Kuttan
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    Enrolled: 19/25
    Waitlist: 0/5

    Location: Glenview Public Library or Northbrook Public Library
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    Registration Closes: May 9, 2024 12:00 am

    Meeting Times

    Date Start Time End Time
    October 11, 2023 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    November 8, 2023 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    December 13, 2023 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    January 10, 2024 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    February 14, 2024 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    March 13, 2024 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    April 10, 2024 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    May 8, 2024 1:00 pm 3:00 pm