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Shared Training Calendar

IEL Staff Workshop/Exhibit Schedule

  • November 21, 2014
    Interprofessional Approach to Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
    Palos Hills, IL
  • December 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m
    Lilian Katz to Discuss Standards of Experience
    Champaign Public Library in Champaign, IL
  • December 9-12, 2014
    38th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
    Oak Brook, IL

The Gateways to Opportunity Shared Training Calendar includes training events of interest to various groups such as parents and families, early childhood teachers and caregivers, early childhood special educators, parenting educators, and administrators of early childhood programs.

Past IEL Staff Workshops/Exhibits by Year

2014
  • January 29–February 1, 2014. Opening Minds. Chicago
  • March 1, 2014. Read Across America Celebration. Urbana
  • March 4-6, 2014. Head Start: Our History. Our Time. Our Future. Springfield
  • March 5-7, 2014. 33rd Annual Statewide Conference for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Educators. Schaumburg
  • August 2, 2014. The Mommy and Baby Expo. Urbana
  • August 8, 2014. 2014 Head Start Pre-Service Conference: Promoting School Readiness. Chicago
  • October 23-25, 2014. ILAEYC Growing Futures Conference. Springfield
  • November 7, 2014. ISBE PFA Administrator’s Conference. Champaign
  • November 12, 2014. CCR & R sponsored Champaign Child Care Director’s Meeting. Champaign, IL
  • November 15, 2014. Quad Cities Early Childhood Conference. Bettendorf, IA
2013
  • January 10-11, 2013. 24th Annual Kaleidoscope Conference. Effingham
  • January 23-26, 2013. Opening Minds Conference 2013. Chicago
  • February 23, 2013. 10th Annual Early Childhood Symposium. Oak Park
  • March 2, 2013. Read Across America. Urbana
  • March 7-8, 2013. Statewide Conference for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Educators. Schaumburg
  • April 6, 2013. Ready! Set! Grow! Urbana
  • April 13, 2013. Introducing Early Childhood Students to Nature. Champaign
  • May 17-18, 2013. ICAAP Annual Educational Conference. Downers Grove
  • October 2-4, 2013. 13th Biennial Sharing A Vision Conference. Springfield
  • December 10-13, 2013. Annual Conference for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students. Oak Brook
2012
  • January 25-28, 2012. Opening Minds: The Chicago Early Education, Child Care and School-Age Conference. Chicago
  • March 8-9, 2012. 31st Annual Statewide Conference for Pre-K and Kindergarten Educators. Schaumburg
  • June 1-2, 2012. 2012 Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference. Naperville
  • June 2, 2012. Child Care Business Expo. Chicago
  • September 20-22, 2012 Growing Futures Conference 2012. Springfield
  • November 2, 2012 Preschool for All Statewide Administrators Conference. Oak Brook
  • December 4-7, 2012. 36th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students PreK-12. Oak Brook
2011
  • January 27-29, 2011. Opening Minds. Chicago
  • Mar. 10-11, 2011. IL ASCD PreK & Kindergarten Conference. Schaumburg
  • Mar. 26, 2011. Moraine Valley Community College Early Childhood Conference. Palos Hills
  • April 2, 2011. Ready, Set, GrowUnited Way of Champaign County. Urbana
  • May 21, 2011. Child Care Business Expo. Chicago
  • June 3-4, 2011. Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Educational Conference. Naperville
  • Aug. 5, 2011. 2011 Head Start Pre-service Conference. Chicago
  • September 26-28, 2011. Sharing a Vision Conference. Springfield
  • December 6-9, 2011. Thirty-fifth Statewide Conference for Teachers of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students. Oak Brook
2010
  • January 28-30, 2010. Opening Minds Conference. Chicago
  • Mar. 4-5, 2010. Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development PreK and Kindergarten Conference. Schaumburg
  • April 17, 2010. Ready, Set, Grow! Urbana
  • May 22, 2010. Child Care Business Expo. Chicago
  • September 30- October 2, 2010. Growing Futures. Springfield
  • October 23, 2010. SIAEYC Conference. Carterville
  • December 7-10, 2010 . Teachers Serving Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Students. Oak Brook
2009
  • January 8-9, 2009. 20th Annual Southern Illinois Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • Jan. 22-24, 2009. Opening Minds: The Chicago Early Education, Child Care and School-Age Conference, Chicago
  • Mar. 5-6, 2009. The 28th Annual Illinois ASCD Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference, Schaumburg
  • Mar. 7, 2009. Read Across America Celebration, Urbana
  • Mar. 19-20, 2009. Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Statewide Conference, Champaign
  • May 16, 2009. Child Care Business Expo, Chicago
  • July 16-19, 2009. Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach, Champaign
  • July 23-24, 2009. Chicagoland Project Approach Summer Institute, Glenview
  • July 30-31, 2009. Projects in Practice Training Level 1, Peoria
  • October 7-9, 2009. Sharing a Vision Conference, Lombard
  • October 24, 2009. Turning Knowledge Into Practice, Carterville
2008
  • January 10-11, 2008. Project Approach Level I: Projects in Practice, Springfield
  • January 10-11, 2008. Kindergarten Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • Jan 24-26, 2008. Opening Minds, Chicago
  • Feb. 23, 2008. Projects for All, Mattoon
  • Feb 29, 2008. Projects in Practice, Level II, Springfield
  • Mar. 6-7, 2008.Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development PreK & K Conference, Schaumburg
  • Apr. 29, 2008. Teaching with Intention, Springfield
  • June 21, 2008. Child Care Business, Chicago
  • June 25-27, 2008. Great Expectations: Curriculum Connections, Lisle
  • Aug 7, 2008. The Teacher's Role in the Development of Social Competence, Arlington Heights
  • Aug 7-8, 2008. Chancellor's Academy, Champaign
  • Aug 8-17, 2008. Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • Sept 20, 2008. Intentional Teaching, Bloomington
  • Sept 25-27, 2008. Growing Futures, Springfield
  • October 3-4, 2008. Engaging Young Minds: The Project Approach, Chicago
  • October 4, 2008. Youth Literature Festival Resource Fair, Champaign
  • October 18, 2008. 16th Annual Prairieland Early Childhood Conference, Decatur
  • October 25, 2008. Southern Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Fall Conference, Carterville
  • Nov 20-21, 2008. Projects in Practice Training Level 1, Fairview Heights
2007
  • January 11-12, 2007. 18th Annual PreK and Kindergarten Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • January 17, 2007. Teaching with Intention: The Role of the Pre K Teacher in the Early Childhood Classroom, Peoria
  • January 25-27, 2007. Opening Minds Conference, Chicago
  • Feb. 6, 2007. The Teacher's Role in the Development of Social Competence, Fairview Heights
  • Feb. 8-9, 2007. Project Approach Level 1: Projects in Practice, Champaign
  • Mar. 8-10, 2007. 26th Annual Illinois ASCD Statewide Conference for PreK and Kindergarten Educators, Schaumburg
  • Mar. 13, 2007.Teaching with Intention: The Role of the Pre K Teacher in the Early Childhood Classroom, Mt. Vernon
  • Mar. 23, 2007. Project Approach Level 2: Projects in Practice, Champaign
  • Mar. 23, 2007 . Parent Institute, South Holland
  • Apr. 25, 2007. Teaching with Intention: The Role of the Pre K Teacher in the Early Childhood Classroom, Champaign
  • July 19-20, 2007. Chicagoland Project Approach Summer Institute, Chicago
  • October 12, 2007. Rocking to Infancy and Beyond, Pontiac
  • October 13, 2007. Child Care Association Leadership Conference, Urbana
  • October 17-19, 2007. Sharing a Vision Conference, Springfield
  • October 20, 2007. Prairieland Early Childhood, Decatur
  • October 24, 2007. East Central Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Fall Membership Meeting, Champaign
  • October 26-27, 2007. 2007 Early Childhood Fall Conference, Carterville
  • Oct, 26-27, 2007. Title Project Approach Level 1: Projects in Practice, Chicago Heights
  • October 28, 2007. Fiesta Latina, Urbana
  • November 3, 2007. Bright Futures Resource Center, Galesburg
  • November 29, 2007. Project Approach Level II: Projects in Practice, Normal
  • November 30, 2007. Teaching with Intention, Chicago Heights
  • December 4, 2007. Teaching with Intention, Rockford
2006
  • Jan 12-13, 2006 . Prek & Kindergarten Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • Jan 26-28, 2006. Opening Minds Conference, Chicago
  • March 2, 2006. Illinois Head Start Association Annual Conference, Springfield
  • April 22, 2006. 2006 Young Learner Conference, Champaign 
  • September 21-22, 2006. The Teacher's Role in the Development of Social Competence and The Project Approach, Effingham
  • September 26-27, 2006.The Project Approach, Elk Grove Village
  • October 12-14, 2006. Critical Issues Facing Children and Families, Springfield
  • October 20-21, 2006. Southern Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Conference (SIAEYC), Carterville
  • October 22, 2006. Family Fair, Urbana
  • November 4, 2006. The Teacher’s Role in Fostering Social Competence, Bloomington
  • December 7, 2006.Teaching with Intention: The Role of the Pre K Teacher in the Early Childhood Classroom, Des Plaines
2005
  • January 13-14, 2005. Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • January 27-29, 2005. Opening Minds Conference, Chicago
  • February 5, 2005. Fox Valley AEYC Conference, Elgin
  • February 18-19, 2005. Capitol Area AEYC Mid Winter Conference, Springfield
  • February 26, 2005. United Child Care Network, Lisle
  • March 5, 2005. Child Care University, Sterling-Rock Falls
  • April 7, 2005. All Our Kids Network Community Health Fair, Cicero
  • April 9, 2005. Child Care Conference and Business Expo, Abbott Park
  • April 23, 2005. Young Learner Conference, Champaign
  • May 6 - 8, 2005. Leadership Connections, Wheeling
  • May 13, 2005. Community Partnership Program of Chicago Public Schools, Chicago
  • May 19, 2005. Illinois Family Literacy Conference, Springfield
  • July 14, 2005. Day Camp for Early Childhood Educators, Galena
  • July 19, 2005. All Means All: Inclusive Practices for Young Children, Naperville
  • August 3-4, 2005. Summer Camp for Early Childhood Educators, Macomb
  • August 12-21, 2005. Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • September 17, 2005. Child Care Leadership Conference, Urbana
  • September 25, 2005. Fiesta Latina, Urbana
  • September 28-29, 2005. Preventing Bullying and Relationship Aggression, Arlington Heights
  • October 1, 2005. Creating a World of Possibilities, Carterville
  • October 19-20, 2005. Sharing a Vision Conference, Oak Brook
  • October 28, 2005. Illinois School Library Media Association Fall Conference, Decatur
  • November 5, 2005. Quad City Early Childhood Conference, Moline
2004
  • January 15-16, 2004. Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • January 29-31, 2004. Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC): Opening Minds, Chicago
  • March 2-5, 2004. Illinois Head Start Conference, Springfield
  • March 12-13, 2004. Capitol Area Association for the Education of Young Children, Springfield
  • April 17, 2004. Little Egypt Association for the Education of Young Children, Ullin
  • April 17,  2004. Infant Toddler Care Conference, Des Plaines
  • April 24 2004. Lake County Child Care Conference and Expo
  • May 6-8, 2004. Leadership Connections Conference
  • May 20-21, 2004. Illinois Family Literacy Conference
  • August 7, 2004. Healthy Child Care Conference, Urbana
  • August 13 - 22, 2004. Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • September 18, 2004. Family Child Care Leadership Conference, Urbana
  • September 25, 2004 . Spirit of Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Mattoon
  • October 2, 2004. Early Childhood Conference, East St. Louis
  • October 2, 2004. Golden Corridor Association for the Education of Young Children, Des Plaines
  • October 13-15, 2004 . Illinois Head Start Association Fall Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • October 15-16, 2004 . Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Peoria
  • October 23, 2004 . Southern Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Carterville
  • October 23, 2004 . Prairieland Early Childhood Conference, Decatur
  • October 23, 2004 . Engaging Children's Minds, Grayslake
  • November 13, 2004 . Quad City Early Childhood Conference, Davenport
2003
  • January 30-February 1, 2003 . Chicago Metro AEYC Annual Conference, Chicago
  • February 8, 2003. Fox Valley AEYC, Elgin
  • February 18, 2003 . Cooperative Extension Team Meeting, Champaign
  • March 8, 2003 . Mid-Winter Conference — Capitol Area AEYC, Springfield
  • March 11, 2003 Live CHAT with Marsha Glick: Encouraging Literacy Development in Infants and Toddlers, Online
  • March 14, 2003 . Teachers' Institute: PreK/Model Parent Training Program, Beardstown
  • April 7, 2003 . Live CHAT with Janette Hoffman: Caring for Children with Asthma, Online
  • April 10-12, 2003 . Midwest AEYC: Play in Peoria, Peoria
  • April 15, 2003 . Malcolm X Community College In-Service, Chicago
  • May 6, 2003. Live CHAT with Jodi Scott: Encouraging Literacy Development in Preschoolers, Online
  • June 19, 2003. Live CHAT with Debbie Trouth: Best Practices in Infant and Toddler Care, Online
  • September 9, 2003. Live CHAT with Deb Medlyn: Using Words & Emotions to Avoid Two’s Commotions, Online
  • September 27, 2003. Early Learning Resources on the Internet, Normal
  • October 6-8, 2003. WEB TALK with Michael Marks: Phonological Awareness in Young Children, Online
  • October 18, 2003. Prairieland Early Childhood Conference, Decatur
  • October 25, 2003. 2003 Southern Illinois Early Childhood Conference, Carterville
  • November 5-8, 2003. 2003 NAEYC Annual Conference, Chicago
  • November 17-19, 2003. WEB TALK with Karen Stephens: Talking to Parents about Difficult Issues, Online
  • November 18-20, 2003. Region V Head Start Association 2003 Conference: Ignite the Spirit, Chicago
2002
  • January 17-18, 2002. 13th Annual Southern Illinois Pre-K & Kindergarten Kaleidoscope Conference, Mt. Vernon
  • January 24, 2002. Mid-Winter Conference — Capitol Area Association for the Education of Young Children, Chicago
  • January 24-26, 2002. Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children, Chicago
  • February 1-2, 2002. Mid-Winter Conference — Capitol Area Association for the Education of Young Children, Springfield
  • February 2, 2002. Early Childhood Services Conference, "Families: The Fabric of Community", Danville
  • February 19, 2002. Workshop at Malcolm X College, Chicago
  • March 2, 2002. Spring Conference, Freeport
  • March 13, 2002. Illinois Network CCR&R statewide training, Bloomington
  • March 15-16, 2002. Early Childhood Conference, Peoria
  • March 25-28, 2002 . IL Head Start Association Annual Training Conference, Springfield
  • April 12, 2002. Head Start Parent Fair, Effingham
  • April 18, 2002. Start Early: Learning Begins at Birth, Springfield
  • April 20, 2002. Young Learner Conference, Champaign
  • April 22-25, 2002. Family Support America Conference, Chicago
  • April 27, 2002. Family Child Care Conference, Collinsville
  • May 16-17, 2002 . Illinois Family Literacy Conference, Springfield
  • May 31, 2002. Heritage Trail Library System, Shorewood
  • June 22 , 2002 . Fourth Annual Child Care Business Expo, Chicago
  • August 9-18, 2002. 2002 Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • September 7, 2002 . Fall Early Childhood Conference, Quincy
  • October 11-12, 2002 . Advance Practitioner Retreat for Family Chid Care Providers, Lake Bluff
  • July 31, 2002. Summer Camp-STARnet (Regions I/III), Macomb
  • August 9, 2002 . 2002 Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • August 13, 2002. Summer Camp-STARNET (Regions I/III), Decatur
  • August 16, 2002. 2002 Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • August 9-18 , 2002. 2002 Illinois State Fair, Springfield
  • September 7, 2002. Fall Early Childhood Conference, Quincy
  • September 13, 2002. Inservice for Community Health Nurse Consultants, River Forest
  • September 19, 2002. First Years of Life: Making Connections, Sharing Strategies, Enhancing Services, Chicago
  • October 11, 2002. Beyond the Basics: Advanced Training for Experiences Family Child Care Providers, Lake Bluff
  • October 15, 2002. Educators Night at Barnes & Noble, Champaign
  • October 17-19, 2002. Illinois AEYC Conference: Early Beginnings in Illinois: Good Beginnings Never End, Springfield
  • October 19, 2002. Illinois AEYC Conference: Early Beginnings in Illinois: Good Beginnings Never End, Springfield
  • October 26, 2002. All Are Special Some are Exceptional 2002: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations, Carbondale
  • December 5, 2002. TeacherLink, Champaign
2001
  • August 29, 2001. Embarras River Basin Agency Head Start Preservice Training, Toledo
  • September 28, 2001. Catch the Spirit, Bloomingdale
  • October 6, 2001. Illinois School Age Child Care Fall Conference, Bloomington
  • October 10-12, 2001. Sharing a Vision, Springfield
  • November 6, 2001. Illinois Child Care — Making Connections, Springfield
  • November 16-18, 2001. IL Conference, Chicago
  • November 17, 2001. Quad City Early Childhood Conference, Moline

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