Welcome to the STAR NET Region VI website. Region VI is part of the Illinois STAR NET system and is supported through a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education in Cooperation with Southwest Cooperative. STAR NET provides training, consultation, and resources to the early childhood community.
The STAR NET system assists the State Board of Education in meeting local needs by providing services to professionals and parents of young children with special needs throughout Illinois.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Be Prepared: Lesson Planning For The Early Childhood Classroom
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Differentiated Instruction
November 13, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
These regional meetings will provide a forum to meet with other districts, hear about various models to implement preschool inclusion, and learn from district representatives that have taken steps to implement plans to increase access to inclusive classrooms. You will have an opportunity to learn what is available to support your district inclusion efforts as you create or update your inclusion plan. To learn more watch this short video .
1. Your district has been invited to attend because your district EE data could improve.
2. You are just starting to plan and implement changes to increase inclusive options in your program.
3. You are implementing some inclusive practices but want to expand, learn more to help problem solve through your challenges or improve your program practices.
Administrators, inclusion teams, and other key stakeholders are welcome to attend together. It is helpful to have the opportunity to learn together, as well as to have multiple team members to take advantage of various break-out discussions.
Attendees will hear from guest speakers, participate in facilitated conversations, and choose from a menu of options for creating, modifying and implementing plans developed with the Inclusive Inquiry Cycle.
We are sorry you can’t join us!
If you were invited to attend by receiving a letter from ISBE with your EE data that means you need to submit a plan to ISBE. You will receive an email reminding you that the plan is due and offering an online meeting to support you in thinking through the plan. Please take advantage of the supports offered to you through Early CHOICES and STAR NET. For additional questions you can contact Early CHOICES at firstname.lastname@example.org or ISBE.
Follow up online meetings will be offered prior to each plan due date. Registration information coming soon.
Online meetings will be held 3:00-4:30 p.m. Check back for registration in Fall.
12/10/2019 Vision & Attitude, Administrative Supports
1/14/2020 Evidence Based Practices
2/18/2020 Adaptations & Support Systems
3/10/2020 Collaboration & Teaming, Family & Community Partnerships
4/7/2020 Professional Learning & Formal Time to Plan and Reflect5/12/2020 Putting It All Together, in-person* networking event, 10-2, *Location TBD
If you are ready to dive in with your team consider joining this Community of Practice.