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Recorded Webinars

Educational Advocacy

2021 Illinois CASA Scholarship

Applications are available Wednesday, April 28, 2021 with deadline of Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5pm CST. Application and supporting documents may be submitted via email individually or combined with multiple attachments. Questions? Contact Libby Moeller, Program Development Associate  libby@illinoiscasa.org

 

Welcome to the Educational Advocacy Assistance Catalog

This page will provide educational advocacy recorded webinars, documents, enrichment resources, and links to support the children and youth we serve.  The resources are meant to be utilized by advocates, staff, and caregivers. 

Educational Advocacy Webinars

Educational Advocacy Documents 

Hands-On Educational Games and Activities for Children and Youth 

Providing multiple modalities of learning increases student learning outcomes, especially for kinesthetic hands-on learners.  Engaging with a child in learning through play also increases attachment.  Below are age-appropriate off-line activities for students and their caretakers. 

 

Academic Enrichment for Children and Youth Winter 2020

Enrichment packets are designed to support students in their learning outcomes.  Before presenting activities to a family or struggling student, please consider the student's barriers to successful learning outcomes, educational support, and grade level.  Discussion with the student's caretaker and teacher will guide you in presenting appropriate material as needed. 

Online Tutoring and Academic Support for Children and Youth 

  • Online Courses, Lessons and Practice

  • The purpose of this free online tutoring program is to provide support to families in the community. This online tutoring program will occur during the spring 2021 semester and will be provided by students enrolled in teacher education courses at Illinois State University. Participating families will not be charged for the tutoring sessions, and applications will be accepted, and families assigned in alignment with available tutors.

  • Remote Learning Resources

  • Access an entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

Upcoming Story Time and Book Club

  • The beloved author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference.
    When: Monday, May 24 at 6:00 pm. Registration is required.
    Target Audience: Children in grades K - 5 and CASA volunteers that would like to preview this book prior to introducing it to their CASA child. Learning activities will also be shared for further learning and discussion.

Resources and References 

  • Illinois State Board of Education

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

  • National CASA
    National CASA
  • Illinois DCFS
    Illinois DCFS
  • The Office of Illinois Courts
    The Office of Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General
    Illinois Attorney General
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