Courses and Conferences

Courses and Conferences for the public

 

 

 SMALL HANDS IN THE GARDEN

A workshop for early intervention providers and parents 

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

at the Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 

8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m.

Fee: $85

Grade level: Teachers of Infants – Pre-K 

 

 

 

 Join us for a fun-filled day open to anyone who works with infants and toddlers. This workshop will focus on the importance of introducing nature play to our youngest explorers. Participating in hands-on learning “stations” will inspire you to incorporate nature into your daily routine. This class is designed for persons who work with infants to three-year-olds, and is adaptable for those who work with pre-K children. 

 

Approved: Early Intervention Training Program for 6.5 Hours 

(1 Hour Typical Development, 5.5 Hours Intervention Strategies) 

Approved: Gateways to Opportunity Registry for 6.5 Hours Stage 3 

CPDU Credit: 6.5 

 

Register at  chicagobotanic.org/education/teacher_programs


 

 

 

 

The Role of the DT in Illinois Early Intervention 
 
 
What exactly is a “Developmental Therapist” and what is their role in Early Intervention?  Early Intervention is a unique field; different from almost any other setting or model of service delivery you may have experienced. As a new practitioner, it can be overwhelming to wade through policies, procedures, the steps needed to become credentialed and how to orient yourself to the system as a whole. At the heart of the matter though, is how well you understand and feel prepared to begin your work with children and families! This three day linked series of face to face workshops and assigned homework is designed to prepare new DTs as they enter the early intervention workforce. Join us for three days of discussion, networking, and problem solving that will utilize reflective videos, group activities and hands on practice with strategies you can use in your day to day work! This series would also be appropriate for DTs who have been in the field less than 5 years. Participants must attend all three sessions of this linked series to receive attendance credit. No partial credit will be awarded. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for a total of 15 hours of EI credit. 2 hours in the area of assessment, 1 hour in the area of atypical development, 4 hours in the area of intervention, 1 hour in the area of typical development and 7 hours in the area of working with families.
 
This series of workshops is presented by premier trainer in the field of Early Intervention, Amy Cocorikis.
Amy Cocorikis Bio: 
Amy Cocorikis has been lucky enough to spend her career learning from infants and toddlers with special needs and the families who love them. She has also been fortunate to have worked with and learned from the many talented providers of all disciplines who shared their time and gifts with their team members. Her dedication to the teaming process, desire to grow and keep current in the field, and commitment to learning from and teaching others through professional development and training continues to fuel her passion for early intervention.
Dates of this series are as follows:
09/17/13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
10/03/13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
10/15/13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sign in begins at 8:30 am each day
Cost: $100 for non-members of the IDTA

         $75 for Paid members of the IDTA 

Register for this event by clicking here 

Registration is limited to 50 attendees so register today!


 


FROM OUR NOSES TO OUR TOES:
Exploring Nature With All Our Senses
A workshop for early intervention providers and parents

Saturday, September 14, 2013
 at the Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake-Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL 60022
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $85

Grade level: Teachers of Infants – Pre-K

 
Join us for a fun-filled day open to anyone who works with infants and toddlers.
Learn techniques for introducing nature to little people through
sensory exploration and hands-on learning “stations.”
This class is designed for early intervention providers, day-care providers, parents, and anyone who works with infants to three-year-olds, and it is adaptable for pre-K educators.
Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for
6.5 Hours (1 Hour Typical Development, 4.5 Hours Intervention  Strategies
 and 1 Hour Working With Families)
AdditionalCredit: 7 CPDUs