Monitoring Madness: Making the Most of Center Time and Small Groups

Course #: W935

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $150.00 $75.00

Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 5.0 - Intervention


Quality interactions are key to the development of young children– but monitoring can be stressful. This workshop will provide a special focus on the area of instructional support. The workshop also will emphasize concept development, quality feedback and language modeling. Join us as we explore ways to use these indicators in creative, interesting ways during center time, free choice and small group that make monitoring less stressful. The workshop will also provide strategies to support children who might exhibit challenging behaviors at these important times of the day.



Angela Searcy, Ed.D

Angela Searcy, EdD. holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois, a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and Doctorate of Education, with a specialization in assessment and response to intervention. Her research centers around the relationship between brain-based learning as assessed by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and aggressive behaviors in Head Start preschool children in Illinois.

Angela has over 25 years of experience in the field of education providing services to children and families as a teacher, child development specialist and independent consultant. A former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company, and a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC. Angela leads the integrative seminars for the Erikson online cohorts and acts as a continuing education instructor.

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