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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

WV Birth to Three Professional Development Information

ORIENTATION TRAINING

To learn about opportunities and information on WV BTT - please select an orientation training date to attend.

Registration for WV STARS is not required for this training. Certificate of Attendance required when submitting WVBTT enrollment packet.

JOIN THE WV STARS TRAINING REGISTRY

The WV State Training and Registry system, also known as WVSTARS, is a collaborative effort across WV early childhood programs to implement a comprehensive continuum of specialized training and career mobility for all early care and education professionals.

All WV Birth to Three training opportunities are registered with WV STARS and you must be a registered user of that system to access our training opportunities. There are several benefits to participation in the Registry system:

  • Have access to a training profile established for you – the profile provides a transcript of all completed professional development activities and houses copies of training certificates for STARS sessions that you have attended.

To learn more about WV STARS you can click here to watch a video overview of the system.

To complete registration with WV STARS click here and you can use the Registry Enrollment Checklist to help you through that process.

REGISTERING FOR WEBINAR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Step 1 – Please review the WV Birth to Three monthly offerings listed in the Webinar Training Schedule below.

Step 2 – Please visit the WV STARS Training Calendar for the session you would like to attend and register for that training by clicking on the green registration button in the right hand-panel of your screen. Please follow the on-screen steps to complete your registration.  Please note, you will need to complete registration for any WV Birth to Three webinar session at least 24 hours in advance of the start date and time for the session.

Step 3 – Once you have completed the registration process you will receive a confirmation email from WVSTARS. Within this email, you will find the link for the second step of registration. This second step enables you to gain access to the session materials and participate in the live webinar session. Completing this step will also generate reminder emails for you prior to the session. In addition, WV Birth to Three has created a Tip Sheet for Participation in our webinars and you will find this quite helpful!

HOW TO ACCESS TRAINING CERTIFICATE AND TRANSCRIPTS

Step 1 – Obtaining Course Completion Certificates - Once you successfully complete a WV STARS course you will need to complete the session evaluation to obtain your Certificate of Completion.  Download the instructions on How to Complete the Training Evaluation and Print Your Certificate of Course Completion. Once the course evaluation is complete, you will then have access to your certificate and the course will show on your WV STARS Transcript.

Step 2 – Adding Non-STARS Professional Development Hours to your WV STARS Transcript - You can now add professional development hours received outside of those available through WV STARS to your WV STARS Transcript! You will need to download and complete the Non STARS Training Submission Form. Once completed, forward the form and documentation of your attendance (i.e., certificate of attendance) to:

        WV STARS
        611 7th Ave, Ste 322
        Huntington, WV 25701
        OR email - wvstars@rvcds.org

Step 3 – Printing your WV STARS Transcript - So, it’s time for your annual re-enrollment with WV Birth to Three. You have completed your session evaluations and have added your Non-STARS professional development hours to your WV STARS Transcript. Now, you have a resource to assist you in completing your annual paperwork. Download the instructions on How to Access and Print your WV STARS Transcript to assist you with completion of the Professional Development Hours Form for your annual enrollment.

ON DEMAND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

WV Birth to Three also offers on-demand training opportunities through the WV STARS Registry. The process to access these sessions works a bit differently. So please check out our tip sheet on Accessing WV STARS On-Demand Courses. To learn of the on-demand learning opportunities WV Birth to Three currently available, please click the link below

SERVICE COORDINATION/PROVIDER COMPETENCY TEST

RECORDED WEBINAR/VIDEOS TRAINING

PLEASE BE ADVISED – CONTACT HOURS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RECORDED WEBINAR/VIDEOS TRAINING.


Early Intervention: A Routines Based Approach – Part 1: Traditional vs Routines

Early Intervention: A Routines-based Approach - Part 2: What Intervention Can-and Should-Look Like

Early Intervention: A Routines Based Approach – Part 3: Changing the Mindset

Not Born Addicted  -  This presentation will introduce the learner to the infant experience of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.  The learner will hear about prevention, causes, treatment, pharmacology, and the psychology of disease Presenter: Cara Gazdik, MSN/Ed, RN, CEN, NREMT - WV Birth to Three Social Emotional Guest Lecture Series.  

Impact of Vision and/or Hearing Loss on Child Development and Learning - How do children learn? How do they develop concepts that will the foundations for all learning?  What happens to this develop. if the child has a vision or hearing loss.  This training will provide an overview of the distant senses:  vision and hearing. Presentation will include the development of vision and hearing in “typical” children and the impact on child development,  communication and social emotional development when there is impairment in either or both sense(s).  Participants will experience various sensory losses and discuss effective interventions and environmental adaptations that can be made to provide access to opportunities.  Presenter: Annette Carey – WV Birth to Three Social Emotional Guest Lecture Series

WVBTT ONLINE VIDEO TRAINING

WV BTT Online - A How-to on WV Three's New Data System (VIDEO)
WV BTT Onlnine Q & A (5 pages)  pdf logo
Naming Structure for Files Uploaded to the WVBTT Online Child Library (1 page)  pdf