“ Many Hands ”

The 10th
October 17-19, 2007
Crowne Plaza,
Springfield, Illinois
Coordinated by:
Illinois Subdivision of the
Division for Early Childhood
of the Council for Exceptional
Children (IDEC)
Sharing a Vision is an approved Professional
Development Provider by the Illinois State
Board of Education – State Teacher
Certification Board.
“ Many
One Vision”
Visit us at:
“ Many Hands, One Vision”
Preconference Day
Conference Registration 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
October 17
Grand Opening Reception and Exhibits 4:00pm -6:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies 6:00-7:30 pm
Keynote: Dan Hodgins, PhD
“Looking Through the Eyes of Boys and Girls”
Conference Registration – 7:00 am – 4:45 pm
Exhibits – 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Workshops – Morning 8:00 am – 10:00 am, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
October 18
Afternoon 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Career Corner – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Showcasing – Morning 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Afternoon 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
IDEC Annual Membership Meeting – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Networking Reception – 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
October 19
Conference Registration – 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Hot Topics – 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Exhibits – 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
General Session – 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Dr. Richard A. Villa “Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education”
Workshops – Morning 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Afternoon 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Career Corner – 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Showcasing – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hot Topics – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Attention Families!
Sharing a Vision invites families to participate in this exciting conference. Recognizing that families are an integral part of the
educational team, the conference includes networking opportunities and a variety of sessions of interest to parents and
professionals who work with young children, including children with or at-risk for disabilities. Child care is not available
onsite; however, information about stipends that might help defray child care and family expenses, plus tips for first time
conference attendees may be found on the conference website at www.sharingavision.org. Please join us in adding your voice
to the 2007 SAV Conference. For more information, contact Gail Olson by phone 217.479.4318 or email at [email protected]
Dan Hodgins, PhD
“Looking Through the Eyes of Boys and Girls”
Do boys really learn differently than girls?
How can I nurture attachment and bonding while being firm?
How do I deal with discipline issues with boys?
What does a supportive environment for boys and girls need?
What about those boys? Rings out from classrooms around the country. If you find yourself asking these questions, then plan
to attend the opening keynote. Increase your awareness of boys and girls; how they learn; how to educate them based on brain
science research; and how to create the ultimate environment that supports boy’s and girl’s needs.
Dr. Hodgins will also present workshops on “Who’s In Control Here?” and “Boys and Literacy.”
Richard A. Villa, Ed.D
“Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education”
This informative and motivating general session will allow participants to become familiar with the
characteristics of inclusionary schools, rationales for change, organizational, and instructional
strategies to support inclusionary schooling, and successful examples.
Dr. Villa will also present a workshop on “Access to Curriculum for All.”
A sampling of environments and topics include:
Adapting –
Administration –
Assessment –
Community –
Infant Toddler –
Learning –
Peaceful –
Now That I’m Three, Where Will I Be? Mixing Up Services and Settings; Autism: What to Expect and How to Deal with the Child Who Doesn’t Seem to Want to
Listen/Play/Follow Directions; Visual Strategies to Encourage Positive & Appropriate Classroom Behavior
Recent Developments and Current Trends in Special Education Law; IDEA 2004: Changes and Updates to Part C; Using a Clinical Supervision Model to Support
Recommended Assessment Tools for 3-5 Years Olds; From Screening to Referral: An Introduction to the Ages and Stages Questionnaires and ASQ: Social-Emotional;
These Kids Don’t Speak English: Bilingualism in the Early Years
Poverty-Ruby Payne Overview; Celebrating Diversity; Meth – Physiological Effects on Adults and the Effects on Children
Would You Like to Play Doctor? Sexual Curiosity and Development in Young Children; Understanding Attachment; What is “Culturally Appropriate Practice” with
Infants, Toddlers and Their Families?
Bring Your Science Area to Life; Software and Gadgets for Young Children; Messy Mixtures: Beyond Playdough; Brain-based Learning; Teaching to How They Learn
Teach Me What To Do! Creating Tools and Resources to Support Young Children’s Social and Emotional Development; Positive Behavior Support: A Team Based
Approach to Supporting Young Children with Persistently Challenging Behavior; Fun Ideas and Activities for Linking Literacy and Social-Emotional Development
A sampling of invited presenters –
Margaret Mazeika, Marty Murphy, Sandy Valentine,
Teri Engler, Cristina Sanchez-Lopez, Mary English,
Robert Rockwell, Amy Santos, John Roope, Dot Kane,
Lilian Katz, Carole Peterson, Angela Searcy, Rachael
Weaver Rivera, Mary Louise Hemmeter, Tweety Yates
Register Fees:
Early bird Registration (postmark deadline July 25)
Regular Registration (postmark deadline September 12)
Family Member Registration
Student (postmark deadline September 12)
(postmark deadline September 12)
“Project Approach” Model Classroom
The Illinois State Board of Education in collaboration with the University Primary School,
University of Illinois, has created a model classroom based on the Project Approach, the
Illinois Early Learning Standards, and best practices. The “Project Approach” model
classroom is available for conference participants to visit throughout the conference.
Conductors will be available to answer questions and to discuss the classroom environment.
The project documentation displayed in the model classroom is a project on shoes actually
created by early childhood students at the University Primary School. Model classroom
conductors and teachers from the University Primary School will offer scheduled
presentations providing information on projects, Illinois Early Learning Standards, best
practices, and learning tools.
Sharing a Vision contact information:
Telephone 217.824.4776 Fax 217.824.6819
Email: [email protected] • Website: www.sharingavision.org
Susan Ferry, Conference Coordinator
Conference Hotel:
Crowne Plaza, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois
217.529.7777 or 800.589.2769
Creative Expressions Art Gallery
The 2007 Sharing A Vision Conference: “Many Hands, One Vision” will feature an
exhibition and raffle of young children’s artwork. In order to make this a successful event,
we are requesting donations from children who attend early childhood programs, birth-age 8.
Begin collecting your children’s artwork today! Participating programs have the chance to
win new art supplies for their classroom. Contact your local art committee representatives
for more information.
Maria Hadley
Jodi Knapp
Jennifer Weidner
Melissa Curry
Bloomington area
[email protected]
Peoria area
[email protected]
Effingham area
[email protected]
217.923.5141 ext. 251
Belleville/Southern area
[email protected]
618.397.8930 ext. 17
3705 Lincoln Trail
Taylorville, IL 62568
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