CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events http://www.cesa2.org/pro/events_rss.cfm?detailid=18506 CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events en-us Early Mathematics: Multi-level System of Support - 611-761 - January 17, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18467&memberid=46 We will focus on ages 3-6.  If you have students functioning in the 3-6 age range (no matter their actual age)  you will benefit from understanding/learning practices that support progress.

Note: This is a two-day event - December 14 & January 17


This two-day series will help early math teachers and support people understand the developmental progressions, Practice Standards and content connected to Number Sense and Geometry. Participants will dive into the instructional moves necessary to build conceptual understanding while developing fluency and reasoning. Hattie’s effective instruction research integrates with the Standards for Mathematical Practice to develop classroom practices that increase rigor and personalize learning.

  • This workshop gives districts and schools opportunities to network across grades and make connections within the developmental progressions of one strand of our State Mathematics standards -attend as a team if you can!!
  • Teachers will have opportunities to connect with others who teach the same grades and topics, as well as build understandings of what comes before and after their math standards.  
  • All attendees will deepen their understandings of how to help students successfully engage in the learning of mathematics in both universal and intervention settings.

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler and Melissa Hedges

Fee: $250; includes lunch both days and one copy of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All  by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Early Bird Pricing: Register by November 1 for $25 discount!

Grad Credits: Up to three credits available through Concordia, additional $143/credit
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on December 14.

Want to know more?
Contact Mary Jo Ziegler: maryjo.ziegler@cesa2.org

 

 

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - 630-767 - January 18, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18877&memberid=46 A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:00
CESA 2 Pupil Services Network Meeting 740-661 - January 19, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19950&memberid=46 Integrated professional learning and networking opportunity for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Social Workers. 

The objectives for the day include:

  • Support collaborative learning
  • Build understanding of state and regional supports for behavior (including mental health)
  • Explore framework for system of supports
  • Learn about tools and resources to support students

These days are co-facilitated by Gail Anderson, CESA 2, Liz Ponto, WI RtI Center and Jackie Schoening, WISH Center. 

No cost to attend. 

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:45:00
Addressing Cyberbullying, Social Media and High-Tech Challenges - 718-765 - January 22, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19650&memberid=46 Note: this is a two-day event: January 22 and February 20.


Join this two-day event to examine and build proactive digital citizen frameworks to increase healthy student online interaction and decrease behaviors such as cyberbullying, inappropriate communication, off-task digital activities, and other distractions.

Day One (Jan 22)

  • Establishing the foundation of the “why” of digital citizenship
  • Assessing district/classroom digital citizenship structures already in place
  • Introducing digital citizenship curricula and resources
  • Attend Justin Patchin’s presentation on Addressing Cyberbullying, Social Media and High Tech Challenges
  • Moderated Discussion to follow

Day Two (Feb 20):

  • Analyze stakeholder data and set a vision
  • Create and synthesize relevant resources for your district/classroom
  • Create a plan to share your framework
  • Celebrate your work!

Presenters: Justin Patchin, Professor of Criminal Justice, UW-Eau Claire. Mr. Patchin will present in the afternoon of January 22.
Beth Clarke, CESA 2 Director of Digital Learning

Cost: $265 for two days, lunch included both days.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

 

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:00
Cultivating Inquiry and Innovation Cohort - Five-day Series - 687-765 - January 23, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19327&memberid=46 Please note: this event is a five-day series - Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 26


Come partake in a series of innovative practices that will foster inquiry and creativity in your educational setting. Workshops are based on STEM/STEAM design.  You will gain knowledge and skill to share with your students and staff!

Nov 28:  Programming with Scratch
Are you looking for a way to teach programming skills to students?  Scratch could be your answer.  Whether you are looking to develop an elective course or an after school program, come and learn what Scratch has to offer.  Scratch is a free, child friendly program that is designed for kids ages 8 to 16 , that allows users to program interactive stories, games, and animations.  Scratch is a flash-based program that works equally well on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.

Jan 23:  Lego EV3 Robotics
Robotics is a great way to introduce students to engineering and technology.  LEGO EV3 robotics combines the familiarity of building with LEGOS, and a drag and drop programming language (similar to MIT’s Scratch) to create functional robots.  No prior technology or programming experience is required.  Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving.  Robotics combines engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts with skills, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication, boosting 21st-century learning skills. You will leave the training feeling more confident about teaching students engineering and programming skills through the use of the EV3 kits.

Feb 27:  3D Printing
This workshop will demonstrate different projects that require students to apply knowledge in technology, engineering, and mathematics to complete each assignment.  Using the curriculum to be shared, I was able to use a single Makerbot replicator 3D printer to teach a class of just over 30 students.  Each project requires the students to create a 3D .stl file.  All 3D CAD files are created with a free online program that functions on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.  Teach your students how to become creators and contributors of 3D content, rather than simply consumers.

March 19:   Virtual Reality - Google Expeditions  
This workshop will be a hands-on experience learning how to integrate virtual reality into your educational setting.  Participants will learn about virtual reality, experience Google Expeditions, and build student experiences that can be enhanced by virtual reality.  Each experience will be fostered by inquiry and discovery.

April 24:  Breakout EDU  
Join this workshop based on inquiry and problem-solving.  Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.  Participants will engage in a breakout, research sites for breakouts already created, match or create a breakout to your educational environment, leave energized!

Attend the entire series for comprehensive understanding of possibilities for inquiry and innovation, OR attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.

Three grad credits available through Edgewood College for $180/credit.
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on November 28.


Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $525, includes lunch all days. 
Team Pricing: Teams of three for $1500.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:30:00
Lego EV3 Robotics - 689-765 - January 23, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19329&memberid=46 Robotics is a great way to introduce students to engineering and technology.  LEGO EV3 robotics combines the familiarity of building with LEGOS, and a drag and drop programming language (similar to MIT’s Scratch) to create functional robots.  No prior technology or programming experience is required.  Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving.  Robotics combines engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts with skills, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication, boosting 21st-century learning skills. You will leave the training feeling more confident about teaching students engineering and programming skills through the use of the EV3 kits.

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $125, includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:30:00
DFEL - 722-664 - January 23, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19705&memberid=46 This is a two-day event: January 23 and February 27.


Day 1 (January 23):

  • WSPEI Overview-review of WSPEI grant history, grant goals and focus of work.
  • DFEL Overview-review of DFEL program, training requirements and role within WSPEI.  
  • Effective Communication for partnerships-Understand different communication styles and the influence of culture, identify the process for building relationships with school staff and learn effective listening to be a better communicator. 
  • IEP Process and Product-Review the referral process, timelines, evaluation, and determination of disability and services. Learn about the components of an IEP, the who, what, why and how if IEP’s. Parent involvement and parent rights are covered as well.

Day 2 (February 27):

  • Navigating the Special Education Maze-understand basic information about special education and learn about resources and tools. 
  • Confidentiality-review of confidentiality laws, disclosure, policies and requirements
  • Transition Planning for Students and Families-Review effective transition requirements and best practices in transition planning, learn about self-determination, and become aware of transition resources and websites. The importance of family engagement in post-secondary planning will be stressed.
  • WSPEI Data System-review data system with new District Family Engagement Liaisons so that they become familiar with the system and the different types of information collected.

No cost.
Registration required!

Want to know more?
Contact: Carlene Chavez
| carlene.chavez@cesa2.org | 414.791.0837

 

 

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00
District Family Engagement Liaison Training 736-664 - January 23, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19919&memberid=46 The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) offers a core group of trainings for all district-identified Family Engagement Liaisons. Trainings are offered in two all-day workshops.

Presenter: Carlene Chavez, CESA 2 Family Engagement Liaison

No cost to attend.

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00
Making Sense of the Data: Future Ready Schools - 685-765 - January 25, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19322&memberid=46 Districts across the nation are taking the Future Ready Schools Pledge.  What does that mean?  Learn about the seven gears and how they work together with the WI Digital Learning Plan.  Bring your leadership team to learn how to apply the framework to your local context to build your future ready schools! 

Day 2 - January 25 - Making Sense of the Data

  • From survey to action
  • Focus teams on gears
  • Formulating next steps

Attend the entire series for comprehensive support to create a district Future Ready Plan (or attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.)


Presenter: Beth Clarke, Director of Digital Learning

Cost: $125; Lunch included.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:00:00
Book Study 727-662 - January 25, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19747&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:00:00
Institute Studies Cohort 728-765 - January 26, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19779&memberid=46 -The Personalized Learning Studies Cohort (PLSC) provides intentional collaboration among groups that are working to design what personalized learning might look like in their classroom/school/district. Cohorts will work as a community of practice across districts to formulate ideas. Successful implementation of personalized learning has always involved a team working together in conjunction with a supportive administrator. As such, participants are encouraged to be part of a team; we encourage administrators to participate as well in supporting their teams. All sessions will convene at CESA 2, Room 111.

 

Cost:  $950.00

  • January 26:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 1: Provide grounding to the cohort

  • February 16: 9am-3:30pm: Session 2: Janesville visit

  • February 28: 8:30am-4pm:  Session 3: Design session

    • Constellation Submission -- Teams submit their constellation for feedback and accountability between sessions three and four.

  • March 21:  8:30am-4pm:  Session 4: Continuing support and small groups

  • May 2:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 5: Adjustments and celebrations

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Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:30:00
Blended Learning Live! - 712-765 - January 30, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19517&memberid=46 This event is a three-day series: January 30 & 31, and June 27.


Students are now learning both face-to-face and online.  Come learn about the various models of Blended Learning and how to apply it effectively to your district and classroom. This three-day experience will help district teams design, prepare, and implement student-centered learning initiatives for blended-learning models. 

Dates and Topics:

Jan 30 - Day 1:  Introduction to Blended Learning
--Learn about and experience blended learning models
--Identify challenges and create goals
--Organize the team

Jan 31 - Day 2:  Building the Plan
--Prepare for “fast pitches” (your plan)
--Build physical and virtual learning spaces
--Plan implementation

Feb 21:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours
March 20:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours
April 24:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours

June 27 - Day 3: Blended Learning Reflect, Adjust, and Plan Again 
(Face-to face/Virtual)
--Share and celebrate successes and challenges
--Reflect, analyze and adjust learning experiences
--Plan for following year

Who should attend:  
It is essential to have a team (3-6) attend, including at least one senior leader and one teacher at each school that will be participating in implementation: District Administrators, Teaching and Learning folks, Principals, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Teams, Scheduling Admin

Cost: $300 for three days; includes lunch and one copy of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Horn and Staker

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

 

 

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:00:00
Systems Thinking: How to Move a Mountain - 678-770 - January 30, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19300&memberid=46 Effective school research has shown that, in order to improve student outcomes and close achievement gaps, it is vital for us to focus on schools - as a system. Typically, educators are inclined toward looking at individual students, classes or programs; however, we less frequently consider the school as a coordinated system. In this session, participants will learn how systems thinking and deliberate system support can be leveraged for school improvement.

This session will focus on Systems Thinking – how to understand and improve the essential system components to propel your educational organization toward excellence. The emphasis will be on understanding the critical role of systems structures and routines for creating the conditions that support continuous school improvement.  Participants will consider research and practical examples of system structures and routines that have led to accelerated student growth especially for traditionally vulnerable groups who demonstrate achievement gaps.

Presenters: Ed O'Connor and Elizabeth Freeman

Cost: $200; includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Ed O'Connor | ed.oconnor@cesa2.org 


District Cohort Pricing and in-district coaching available.
Please contact Ed or Elizabeth for more information.
Ed: ed.oconnor@cesa2.org | 608.516.0457
Elizabeth: elizabeth.freeman@cesa2.org | 608.347.1716

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:00:00
Blended Learning Live! - 712-765 - January 31, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19517&memberid=46 This event is a three-day series: January 30 & 31, and June 27.


Students are now learning both face-to-face and online.  Come learn about the various models of Blended Learning and how to apply it effectively to your district and classroom. This three-day experience will help district teams design, prepare, and implement student-centered learning initiatives for blended-learning models. 

Dates and Topics:

Jan 30 - Day 1:  Introduction to Blended Learning
--Learn about and experience blended learning models
--Identify challenges and create goals
--Organize the team

Jan 31 - Day 2:  Building the Plan
--Prepare for “fast pitches” (your plan)
--Build physical and virtual learning spaces
--Plan implementation

Feb 21:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours
March 20:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours
April 24:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours

June 27 - Day 3: Blended Learning Reflect, Adjust, and Plan Again 
(Face-to face/Virtual)
--Share and celebrate successes and challenges
--Reflect, analyze and adjust learning experiences
--Plan for following year

Who should attend:  
It is essential to have a team (3-6) attend, including at least one senior leader and one teacher at each school that will be participating in implementation: District Administrators, Teaching and Learning folks, Principals, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Teams, Scheduling Admin

Cost: $300 for three days; includes lunch and one copy of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Horn and Staker

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

 

 

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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00
Integrating Academic and Behavior Expectations in a Lesson 731-767 - February 1, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19817&memberid=46 PBIS is a framework for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. All behavior skills, including school procedures, social emotional learning and academic enablers need to be taught and supported. The focus for this workshop will be on the classroom; defining and integrating social emotional learning, academic enabler, and school procedure skills. Participants will have opportunities to create or refine classroom matrices and create integrated lesson plans. 

Registration fee:  $90.00 

Intended outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Identify the skills necessary for students to be successful in the classroom and beyond and organize these skills within a classroom matrix

  • Analyze academic lesson plans to identify behavior skills necessary for students to have to engage and experience success with academic lessons

  • Integrate behavior instruction (social/emotional learning, academic enablers, executive functioning skills, and school procedures) within academic instruction

  • Determine training and ongoing support methods for engaging staff

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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:30:00
RSN Meeting - 696-661 - February 2, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19406&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Please register at the front desk before you attend the meeting - thank you!

Questions? Contact:
Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

 

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Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00
Leading Personalized Learning 730-765 - February 5, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19789&memberid=46 Leading organizational transformation can be isolating work, particularly for leaders. This leadership series is specifically designed for principals, teacher leaders, and district leaders to provide the support and community needed to initiate and sustain transformational personalized learning work in their schools and districts using the soon to be published ASCD book authored by Jim Rickabaugh, Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Road Map for School Leaders. The cohort will provide leaders with the strategies and skills necessary to lead this work, including split-screen leadership – simultaneously leading this work and managing in a traditional environment. Leaders are encouraged to participate as part of a school or district team.

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:00:00
Classroom Management for Academic Achievement - 613-767 - February 6, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18492&memberid=46 Note: this event is a three-day series: Nov 2, Nov 3 and Feb 6.


Classroom management has a strong impact on student engagement.  From rules and routines to room arrangement, teachers can create environments that foster learning for ALL students.  Effective classroom management requires an approach that is positive, proactive, and preventive.  To close gaps and improve academic achievement, intentional and purposeful strategies must be considered for implementation including practices that increase student engaged time.

Participants will develop a classroom matrix, establish effective routines, and learn teaching signals and procedures.  Additionally, we will learn how to deliver specific, positive feedback, understand classroom acknowledgement and consequence systems, defuse power struggles, and recognize implicit bias.

Target Audience: All K-12 - General and special education teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Presenter: Diane Jensen, Instructional Coach and ELA Consultant

Investment: $325 | includes lunch all three days, and one copy of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning by Sharroky Hollie

Personalize, on-site support available for additional fee of $100/hr - will schedule on Nov 2

Want to know more? Contact:
Diane Jensen | diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:30:00
TAN Network - 716-772 - February 7, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19612&memberid=46 TAN Network meeting.

Members only.

Agenda TBD.

Want to know more? 
Contact: Paula Dabel | paula.dabel@cesa2.org

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Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:00:00
SLP Network - 679-766 - February 8, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19275&memberid=46 Note: this is a three-day series--October 10, February 8, April 17


Begin with the end in mind.  What does college and career ready mean for all students?  College and career ready begins in 4K with high expectations for all. Interdisciplinary network sessions will include professional learning and conversations about our roles in supporting college and career readiness for all students.
Intended Outcomes:
--Understand our individual and collective roles in improving outcomes for students with IEP’s EC-21
--Understand how colleagues across CESA 2 are meeting the needs of their students with IEP’s
--Building professional capacity to increase ability to engage in conversations with district colleagues around connecting practices with student outcomes
--Reflecting and exploring professional practices that support improved student outcomes for students with IEPs EC-21

Facilitators: Stephanie Woloshin, Diane Jensen, Paula Dabel, Gail Anderson

Cost: $150: includes lunch all three days

Want to know more? Contact:
Stephanie Woloshin | stephanie.woloshin@cesa2.org

 

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:30:00
Special Ed Teacher Leaders Network - 686-766 - February 8, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19276&memberid=46 Note: this is a three-day series--October 10, February 8, April 17


Begin with the end in mind.  What does college and career ready mean for all students?  College and career ready begins in 4K with high expectations for all. Interdisciplinary network sessions will include professional learning and conversations about our roles in supporting college and career readiness for all students.
Intended Outcomes:
--Understand our individual and collective roles in improving outcomes for students with IEP’s EC-21
--Understand how colleagues across CESA 2 are meeting the needs of their students with IEP’s
--Building professional capacity to increase ability to engage in conversations with district colleagues around connecting practices with student outcomes
--Reflecting and exploring professional practices that support improved student outcomes for students with IEPs EC-21

Facilitators: Stephanie Woloshin, Diane Jensen, Paula Dabel, Gail Anderson

Cost: $50; includes lunch all three days

Want to know more? Contact:
Stephanie Woloshin | stephanie.woloshin@cesa2.org

 

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:30:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning - 616-765 - February 9, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18505&memberid=46 Please note: This event is a four-day series: Oct 16, Oct 17, Dec 6, and Feb 9.


Inclusion is more than a place; it is a process that requires thoughtful planning for and delivery of instruction.  Co-teaching is more than assigning two teachers to one classroom, and requires thoughtful planning for successful implementation of the strategy.  Special education students are general education students first--the collaboration of expertise from all staff is necessary to improve outcomes for all of our students.  Co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching.  To close gaps in student outcomes, collaboration of resources is essential in meeting the needs of all learners.

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Director of Programs and Services and Diane Jensen, Instructional Coach and ELA Consultant

Investment: $425/person; $850/team- includes lunch
**Co Teachers required to register together; attend as a team - Each person must register separately!**

Want to know more?
Contact:
Tracy Elger | tracy.elger@cesa2.org

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:30:00
RSN New Directors Meeting - 650-611 - February 9, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18919&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Questions? 
Contact Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:30:00
Book Study 726-662 - February 12, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19746&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:00:00
Transforming Reading and Writing for Elementary Learners Utilizing iPads 739-765 - February 13, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19949&memberid=46 Come and learn how to inspire and engage elementary students to love reading and writing with the integration of iPads. We will explore how to integrate technology for student success and how to personalize the integration for each of your learners. Aligned with the CCSS and your district curriculum, you will discover incredible apps that will transform reading and writing in your classroom!

Presenter: Tina Nording and Beth Clarke

Cost: $150

 

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:30:00
Engage Every Family Book Study - 734-664 - February 14, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19846&memberid=46 Family Engagement isn't what you do, it's what you are. 

Join us as we explore the works of Steven Constantino as laid out in his recent book, Engage Every Family

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles clearly outlines a pathway and process for any educator or group to engage every family in the academic lives of children. The book acts as a framework for implementing best practices to increase the likelihood of engaging every family, including those families that have been traditionally disengaged or disenfranchised from schools. 

No cost to attend! 

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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention -631-767 - February 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18878&memberid=46 A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00
Book Study 727-662 - February 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19747&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:00
Coaching Support Network with a Lens for Equity - 624-764 - February 16, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18841&memberid=46 This event is a four-day series: December 1, February 16, March 16, April 20


Instructional Coaches have diverse roles and responsibilities such that we have much to learn from each other! Specific skills and understandings apply across settings as coaches build the capacity of others through facilitating learning and providing feedback. Collegial conversations allow consideration of additional approaches to this important work.

Topics for Learning and Discussion:
December 1: Establishing Trusting Relationships
February 16: Coaching Conversations and the Coaching Cycle
March 16: Coaching for Equity - Effective Instructional Practices
April 20: Coaching for Equity - Positive Classroom Management Practices

Cost: $225 for four-day series.

Want to know more? Contact Diane Jensen: diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:30:00
EC Networking Meeting - 676-662 - February 16, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19388&memberid=46 Early Childhood Networking
Together We are Better!

Networking and shared professional development opportunies make a significant contribution to quality of work life for professionals working with young children with disabilies and their families. Early Childhood Networking metngs are offered to all persons in the CESA 2 region that are interested in:
Early care and education topics for children birth to eight years old
Networking with other districts and agencies
Regular updates on state initiatives, research and best practice

The goal of the Early Childhood Networking event is to create a community in which learning occurs through collaboration, information sharing, and exploration of best practices with the focus on current topics in EC.

Facilitator: Karen Russell, CESA 2 EC Consultant

Cost: No Cost, lunch included. **Please register to ensure accurate lunch count - thank you!**

Want to know more? Contact:
Karen Russell | karen.russell@cesa2.org

 

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00
Institute Studies Cohort 728-765 - February 16, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19779&memberid=46 -The Personalized Learning Studies Cohort (PLSC) provides intentional collaboration among groups that are working to design what personalized learning might look like in their classroom/school/district. Cohorts will work as a community of practice across districts to formulate ideas. Successful implementation of personalized learning has always involved a team working together in conjunction with a supportive administrator. As such, participants are encouraged to be part of a team; we encourage administrators to participate as well in supporting their teams. All sessions will convene at CESA 2, Room 111.

 

Cost:  $950.00

  • January 26:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 1: Provide grounding to the cohort

  • February 16: 9am-3:30pm: Session 2: Janesville visit

  • February 28: 8:30am-4pm:  Session 3: Design session

    • Constellation Submission -- Teams submit their constellation for feedback and accountability between sessions three and four.

  • March 21:  8:30am-4pm:  Session 4: Continuing support and small groups

  • May 2:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 5: Adjustments and celebrations

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00
Addressing Cyberbullying, Social Media and High-Tech Challenges - 718-765 - February 20, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19650&memberid=46 Note: this is a two-day event: January 22 and February 20.


Join this two-day event to examine and build proactive digital citizen frameworks to increase healthy student online interaction and decrease behaviors such as cyberbullying, inappropriate communication, off-task digital activities, and other distractions.

Day One (Jan 22)

  • Establishing the foundation of the “why” of digital citizenship
  • Assessing district/classroom digital citizenship structures already in place
  • Introducing digital citizenship curricula and resources
  • Attend Justin Patchin’s presentation on Addressing Cyberbullying, Social Media and High Tech Challenges
  • Moderated Discussion to follow

Day Two (Feb 20):

  • Analyze stakeholder data and set a vision
  • Create and synthesize relevant resources for your district/classroom
  • Create a plan to share your framework
  • Celebrate your work!

Presenters: Justin Patchin, Professor of Criminal Justice, UW-Eau Claire. Mr. Patchin will present in the afternoon of January 22.
Beth Clarke, CESA 2 Director of Digital Learning

Cost: $265 for two days, lunch included both days.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

 

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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:30:00
CESA 2 Board of Control meeting - February 20, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_view.cfm?eventid=349238&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:00:00 ELL Network - 705-765 - February 21, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19473&memberid=46 Please note this is a four-day series: November 1, December 6, February 21, and April 25.


The CESA 2 ELL Network provides high quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students.  We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts.  

Benefits:
--4 full day meetings with materials, lunch, snack
--Online resources for topics of network meetings
--Online office hours/coaching once a month
--Affinity (networking) groups on ELL topics based on districts' needs 

Free for CESA 2 Title III Consortium District members! **
Non - Title III Consortium member districts: $675 **

Want to know more? Contact:
Tere Masiarchin | tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org


**Since the DPI released Title III funds in September, CESA realizes that districts need time to determine whether they are Title III Consortium members. Please register for this event, and CESA will ensure that your district is invoiced correctly after the first ELL Network meeting.

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Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00
Digging into Unique Elementary Opportunities and Challenges with the New Wisconsin Standards for Science (and NGSS) - 720-762 - February 22, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19656&memberid=46 The new Wisconsin Standards for Science, which are very similar to the NGSS, pose unique challenges at the elementary level, though we also have an opportunity for improvement that may only come around every 14 years. In this session we will:

  • Dig into 3D elementary level instruction and assessment, particularly considering challenges of limited time,  
  • Share experiences with connecting across subject areas (particularly math and literacy) and dig into sample interdisciplinary units,
  • Use resources such as Picture Perfect Science and Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers
  • Review the new 4th grade Forward Exam in Science and consider what that suggests for instruction,
  • Discuss the minor differences between the WSS and NGSS.

We will have time for networking and sharing throughout the day.

Presenter: Kevin Anderson, DPI

Cost: $65; includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Kevin Anderson | kevin.anderson@dpi.wi.gov

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00
Getting Started with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - 614-765 - February 26, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18501&memberid=46 Note: This event is a three-day series - Oct 19, Dec 18, Feb 26


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for thinking about designing lessons, instruction, and learning environments.  UDL is based on intentional consideration of the variability in all learners, anticipation of barriers in the learning of each student, and planning learning experiences accordingly.  There is no such word as “can’t” in a UDL classroom, and the three guiding principles within the UDL framework support not only struggling students, but all students in the classroom.  This workshop will provide an overview of what UDL is, learn the guiding principles, and begin to apply this thinking to lesson planning and instructional practice.

Participants will develop an understanding of UDL and begin to apply core principles to lesson planning and instruction.  The time between workshop sessions will allow participants to practice understandings of UDL in their classroom and share experiences at the following session.

Presenter: Diane Jensen, CESA 2 Instructional Coach and ELA Consultant

Target Audience: All teachers K-12, both general ed and special ed, instructional coaches, administrators

Investment: $325; includes lunch all days, and one copy of Universal Design Daily by Dr. Paula Kluth

Personalize, on-site support available for additional fee of $100/hr - will schedule on Oct 19

Want to know more?  Contact:
Diane Jensen | diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:30:00
Cultivating Inquiry and Innovation Cohort - Five-day Series - 687-765 - February 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19327&memberid=46 Please note: this event is a five-day series - Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 26


Come partake in a series of innovative practices that will foster inquiry and creativity in your educational setting. Workshops are based on STEM/STEAM design.  You will gain knowledge and skill to share with your students and staff!

Nov 28:  Programming with Scratch
Are you looking for a way to teach programming skills to students?  Scratch could be your answer.  Whether you are looking to develop an elective course or an after school program, come and learn what Scratch has to offer.  Scratch is a free, child friendly program that is designed for kids ages 8 to 16 , that allows users to program interactive stories, games, and animations.  Scratch is a flash-based program that works equally well on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.

Jan 23:  Lego EV3 Robotics
Robotics is a great way to introduce students to engineering and technology.  LEGO EV3 robotics combines the familiarity of building with LEGOS, and a drag and drop programming language (similar to MIT’s Scratch) to create functional robots.  No prior technology or programming experience is required.  Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving.  Robotics combines engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts with skills, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication, boosting 21st-century learning skills. You will leave the training feeling more confident about teaching students engineering and programming skills through the use of the EV3 kits.

Feb 27:  3D Printing
This workshop will demonstrate different projects that require students to apply knowledge in technology, engineering, and mathematics to complete each assignment.  Using the curriculum to be shared, I was able to use a single Makerbot replicator 3D printer to teach a class of just over 30 students.  Each project requires the students to create a 3D .stl file.  All 3D CAD files are created with a free online program that functions on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.  Teach your students how to become creators and contributors of 3D content, rather than simply consumers.

March 19:   Virtual Reality - Google Expeditions  
This workshop will be a hands-on experience learning how to integrate virtual reality into your educational setting.  Participants will learn about virtual reality, experience Google Expeditions, and build student experiences that can be enhanced by virtual reality.  Each experience will be fostered by inquiry and discovery.

April 24:  Breakout EDU  
Join this workshop based on inquiry and problem-solving.  Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.  Participants will engage in a breakout, research sites for breakouts already created, match or create a breakout to your educational environment, leave energized!

Attend the entire series for comprehensive understanding of possibilities for inquiry and innovation, OR attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.

Three grad credits available through Edgewood College for $180/credit.
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on November 28.


Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $525, includes lunch all days. 
Team Pricing: Teams of three for $1500.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:30:00
3D Printing - 690-765 - February 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19330&memberid=46 This workshop will demonstrate different projects that require students to apply knowledge in technology, engineering, and mathematics to complete each assignment.  Using the curriculum to be shared, I was able to use a single Makerbot replicator 3D printer to teach a class of just over 30 students.  Each project requires the students to create a 3D .stl file.  All 3D CAD files are created with a free online program that functions on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.  Teach your students how to become creators and contributors of 3D content, rather than simply consumers.

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $125, includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:30:00
DFEL - 722-664 - February 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19705&memberid=46 This is a two-day event: January 23 and February 27.


Day 1 (January 23):

  • WSPEI Overview-review of WSPEI grant history, grant goals and focus of work.
  • DFEL Overview-review of DFEL program, training requirements and role within WSPEI.  
  • Effective Communication for partnerships-Understand different communication styles and the influence of culture, identify the process for building relationships with school staff and learn effective listening to be a better communicator. 
  • IEP Process and Product-Review the referral process, timelines, evaluation, and determination of disability and services. Learn about the components of an IEP, the who, what, why and how if IEP’s. Parent involvement and parent rights are covered as well.

Day 2 (February 27):

  • Navigating the Special Education Maze-understand basic information about special education and learn about resources and tools. 
  • Confidentiality-review of confidentiality laws, disclosure, policies and requirements
  • Transition Planning for Students and Families-Review effective transition requirements and best practices in transition planning, learn about self-determination, and become aware of transition resources and websites. The importance of family engagement in post-secondary planning will be stressed.
  • WSPEI Data System-review data system with new District Family Engagement Liaisons so that they become familiar with the system and the different types of information collected.

No cost.
Registration required!

Want to know more?
Contact: Carlene Chavez
| carlene.chavez@cesa2.org | 414.791.0837

 

 

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Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:00:00
District Family Engagement Liaison Training 736-664 - February 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19919&memberid=46 The Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) offers a core group of trainings for all district-identified Family Engagement Liaisons. Trainings are offered in two all-day workshops.

Presenter: Carlene Chavez, CESA 2 Family Engagement Liaison

No cost to attend.

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Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:00:00
Institute Studies Cohort 728-765 - February 28, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19779&memberid=46 -The Personalized Learning Studies Cohort (PLSC) provides intentional collaboration among groups that are working to design what personalized learning might look like in their classroom/school/district. Cohorts will work as a community of practice across districts to formulate ideas. Successful implementation of personalized learning has always involved a team working together in conjunction with a supportive administrator. As such, participants are encouraged to be part of a team; we encourage administrators to participate as well in supporting their teams. All sessions will convene at CESA 2, Room 111.

 

Cost:  $950.00

  • January 26:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 1: Provide grounding to the cohort

  • February 16: 9am-3:30pm: Session 2: Janesville visit

  • February 28: 8:30am-4pm:  Session 3: Design session

    • Constellation Submission -- Teams submit their constellation for feedback and accountability between sessions three and four.

  • March 21:  8:30am-4pm:  Session 4: Continuing support and small groups

  • May 2:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 5: Adjustments and celebrations

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:30:00
Delivering the Strategy to Personalize at Scale with Dr. Shawn K. Smith - March 1, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19929&memberid=46 Collaborate with other district leaders on goals and challenges, and come away with a clear roadmap to personalize learning at scale for your district.  Learn how the Digital Convergence Framework and National Network can effectively guide and support your work.  Each attendee will receive Dr. Smith's latest book called The New Agenda:  Achieving Personalized Learning through Digital Convergence.  Lunch will be provided.

No cost.
Participants must register in advance.
 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:00:00
Code.org 725-765 - March 2, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19752&memberid=46 Presenters: Amanda Werner & Beth Clarke

Join the code.org high-quality professional development workshop which is facilitated by an experienced computer science facilitator. The workshop will provide an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshops last 6-7 hours and will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5. See what else you'll get from attending a workshop.  Let’s get as many CESA 2 elementary school students coding using code.org!

No cost to attend!

 

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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:30:00
MLPOASYS / UMS Support Meeting 620-608 - March 5, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18577&memberid=46 The purpose of this meeting is to provide district personnel in charge of the Frontline Education (MLPOASYS) platform just in time training, updates, and tips.

Who should attend: District personnel who manage the Frontline Education (MLPOASYS) platform and make evaulation process decisions.

Cost: Free

Want to know more?
Contact Lynee Tourdot: lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:00:00
PRESS - 671-763 - March 6, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19095&memberid=46 Note: This is a two-day event: March 6 & 7, 2018.


PRESS is a systematic framework that uses collaborative decision-making using protocols designed to strengthen core instruction, facilitate analysis of literacy data, plan supplemental tier 1 supports for whole-class implementation as well as small group interventions.

This two-day event will include:
Classwide Interventions
Tier 2 Interventions
Introduction to Progress Monitoring

The afternoon of Day 2 will be for planning next steps for implementation with team members.

Cost: $400; lunch and manuals included.

Want to know more? Contact:
Diane Jensen | diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Digging into Your Data: WISEdash Basic and Intermediate Skills 737-770 - March 6, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19942&memberid=46 This training will allow school and district teams to learn more about Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statewide tool for school data analysis. Participants will learn more about how to understand and interpret the Report Card scores. Participants will become familiar and comfortable navigating WISEdash, and learn about all of the different data analysis tools available in WISEdash. Finally, participants will investigate basic data questions using WISEdash.

Presenters: Ed O'Connor and Elizabeth Freeman

Cost: $150

 

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:00:00
PRESS - 671-763 - March 7, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19095&memberid=46 Note: This is a two-day event: March 6 & 7, 2018.


PRESS is a systematic framework that uses collaborative decision-making using protocols designed to strengthen core instruction, facilitate analysis of literacy data, plan supplemental tier 1 supports for whole-class implementation as well as small group interventions.

This two-day event will include:
Classwide Interventions
Tier 2 Interventions
Introduction to Progress Monitoring

The afternoon of Day 2 will be for planning next steps for implementation with team members.

Cost: $400; lunch and manuals included.

Want to know more? Contact:
Diane Jensen | diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Best Practices for Teaching EL Students in the Classroom - 669-765 - March 7, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19128&memberid=46 Note: this is a three-day series--Nov 6, Jan 9, Mar 7


Need valuable, ready to use strategies for teaching your English Learners (ELs)? Struggling to understand how to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of your ELs?  The Best Practices for Teaching English Learners workshop series willcombine research with ready-to-use strategies for sheltering your instruction with ELs! Get ready for an amazing 3 days of engaging strategies you can immediately use with your English Learners! 

Presenter: Tere Masiarchin

Audience: Classroom teachers, EL and Bilingual Staff, EL Coordinators, EL aides

Cost: $300, includes lunch

Required Text: 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language learners with the SIOP Model (by Vogt and Echevarria)
Purchase your own copy or bring your own book.

2 Grad credits available! Credit cost, payments, and requirements will be discussed on November 6.

Want to know more? Contact:
Tere Masiarchin | tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:00:00
Building a Maker Mindset 732-765 - March 7, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19820&memberid=46 Building a Maker Mindset

Day 1: Join at the Madison Public Library’s MakerSpace called the Bubbler to learn about the design process of building a Maker Mindset and Space in your learning environment.  The Madison Public Library staff and UW-Madison professor Peter Warship will facilitate.

Day 2:  Meet at Franklin Elementary School's working MakerSpace and experience the innovative opportunities for students.  Continue to build your MakerSpace vision and action plan.

$150.00
Includes lunch

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:00:00
Leading Personalized Learning 730-765 - March 8, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19789&memberid=46 Leading organizational transformation can be isolating work, particularly for leaders. This leadership series is specifically designed for principals, teacher leaders, and district leaders to provide the support and community needed to initiate and sustain transformational personalized learning work in their schools and districts using the soon to be published ASCD book authored by Jim Rickabaugh, Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Road Map for School Leaders. The cohort will provide leaders with the strategies and skills necessary to lead this work, including split-screen leadership – simultaneously leading this work and managing in a traditional environment. Leaders are encouraged to participate as part of a school or district team.

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Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:00:00
RSN New Directors Meeting - 651-611 - March 9, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18920&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Questions? 
Contact Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Book Study 726-662 - March 12, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19746&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:00:00
Closing the Gap through Equitable Access and Effective Instructional Practices - 615-765 - March 13, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18504&memberid=46 Please note: This event is a four-day series: Sep 20, Nov 14, Jan 10, and Mar 13.


To be “college and career ready” all students need access to high expectations aligned with high quality curriculum. High expectations begin with the belief that the same learning targets apply to ALL. A review of the research related to high impact instructional practices that have the greatest impact on student learning leads to the work of John Hattie (Visible Learning for Teachers, 2012), who ranks the impact of teaching practices on student achievement. Although most everything we do has some positive influence on student achievement, some practices have significantly greater influence and should be prioritized in classroom practices. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one framework for thinking about student variability, barriers to learning, and options for accessing, demonstrating understanding, and engaging with the identified learning targets.

Implementing high impact instructional practices increases opportunities to maximize student achievement. Participants will identify practices essential to every lesson and apply them to current practice. Practical classroom ready strategies will be shared and applied. Classroom management strategies will be introduced so that instructional planning can include creating safe and supportive learning environments. This series will weave research practices into planning instruction that meets the needs of all students, engaging students and delivering effective instruction. Other rresearch-based practices will include assessment practices that inform instruction and provide feedback that moves learning forward, principles of UDL, and classroom management routines that support student achievement into the four sessions.

Presenter: Diane Jensen, Instructional Coach and ELA Consultant for CESA 2

Investment: $425; includes lunch all days, and one copy of a book (Title TBD)

**Personalized, on-site support available for additional fee of $100/hr, and will schedule on Sept 20.

Grad Credits available: Up to three credits through Concordia - $143/credit
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on Sept 20.

Want to know more?
Contact Diane Jensen: diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:30:00
UMS-EPIC Meeting - 668-772 - March 14, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18966&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

No cost.

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - 632-767 - March 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18879&memberid=46 A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:00:00
Book Study 727-662 - March 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19747&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:00:00
Coaching Support Network with a Lens for Equity - 624-764 - March 16, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18841&memberid=46 This event is a four-day series: December 1, February 16, March 16, April 20


Instructional Coaches have diverse roles and responsibilities such that we have much to learn from each other! Specific skills and understandings apply across settings as coaches build the capacity of others through facilitating learning and providing feedback. Collegial conversations allow consideration of additional approaches to this important work.

Topics for Learning and Discussion:
December 1: Establishing Trusting Relationships
February 16: Coaching Conversations and the Coaching Cycle
March 16: Coaching for Equity - Effective Instructional Practices
April 20: Coaching for Equity - Positive Classroom Management Practices

Cost: $225 for four-day series.

Want to know more? Contact Diane Jensen: diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Cultivating Inquiry and Innovation Cohort - Five-day Series - 687-765 - March 19, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19327&memberid=46 Please note: this event is a five-day series - Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 26


Come partake in a series of innovative practices that will foster inquiry and creativity in your educational setting. Workshops are based on STEM/STEAM design.  You will gain knowledge and skill to share with your students and staff!

Nov 28:  Programming with Scratch
Are you looking for a way to teach programming skills to students?  Scratch could be your answer.  Whether you are looking to develop an elective course or an after school program, come and learn what Scratch has to offer.  Scratch is a free, child friendly program that is designed for kids ages 8 to 16 , that allows users to program interactive stories, games, and animations.  Scratch is a flash-based program that works equally well on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.

Jan 23:  Lego EV3 Robotics
Robotics is a great way to introduce students to engineering and technology.  LEGO EV3 robotics combines the familiarity of building with LEGOS, and a drag and drop programming language (similar to MIT’s Scratch) to create functional robots.  No prior technology or programming experience is required.  Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving.  Robotics combines engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts with skills, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication, boosting 21st-century learning skills. You will leave the training feeling more confident about teaching students engineering and programming skills through the use of the EV3 kits.

Feb 27:  3D Printing
This workshop will demonstrate different projects that require students to apply knowledge in technology, engineering, and mathematics to complete each assignment.  Using the curriculum to be shared, I was able to use a single Makerbot replicator 3D printer to teach a class of just over 30 students.  Each project requires the students to create a 3D .stl file.  All 3D CAD files are created with a free online program that functions on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.  Teach your students how to become creators and contributors of 3D content, rather than simply consumers.

March 19:   Virtual Reality - Google Expeditions  
This workshop will be a hands-on experience learning how to integrate virtual reality into your educational setting.  Participants will learn about virtual reality, experience Google Expeditions, and build student experiences that can be enhanced by virtual reality.  Each experience will be fostered by inquiry and discovery.

April 24:  Breakout EDU  
Join this workshop based on inquiry and problem-solving.  Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.  Participants will engage in a breakout, research sites for breakouts already created, match or create a breakout to your educational environment, leave energized!

Attend the entire series for comprehensive understanding of possibilities for inquiry and innovation, OR attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.

Three grad credits available through Edgewood College for $180/credit.
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on November 28.


Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $525, includes lunch all days. 
Team Pricing: Teams of three for $1500.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Virtual Reality - Google Expeditions - 691-765 - March 19, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19331&memberid=46 This workshop will be a hands-on experience learning how to integrate virtual reality into your educational setting.  Participants will learn about virtual reality, experience Google Expeditions, and build student experiences that can be enhanced by virtual reality.  Each experience will be fostered by inquiry and discovery.

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $125, includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:30:00
CESA 2 Board of Control meeting - March 20, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_view.cfm?eventid=349239&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:00:00 Institute Studies Cohort 728-765 - March 21, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19779&memberid=46 -The Personalized Learning Studies Cohort (PLSC) provides intentional collaboration among groups that are working to design what personalized learning might look like in their classroom/school/district. Cohorts will work as a community of practice across districts to formulate ideas. Successful implementation of personalized learning has always involved a team working together in conjunction with a supportive administrator. As such, participants are encouraged to be part of a team; we encourage administrators to participate as well in supporting their teams. All sessions will convene at CESA 2, Room 111.

 

Cost:  $950.00

  • January 26:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 1: Provide grounding to the cohort

  • February 16: 9am-3:30pm: Session 2: Janesville visit

  • February 28: 8:30am-4pm:  Session 3: Design session

    • Constellation Submission -- Teams submit their constellation for feedback and accountability between sessions three and four.

  • March 21:  8:30am-4pm:  Session 4: Continuing support and small groups

  • May 2:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 5: Adjustments and celebrations

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:30:00
Engage Every Family Book Study - 734-664 - March 21, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19846&memberid=46 Family Engagement isn't what you do, it's what you are. 

Join us as we explore the works of Steven Constantino as laid out in his recent book, Engage Every Family

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles clearly outlines a pathway and process for any educator or group to engage every family in the academic lives of children. The book acts as a framework for implementing best practices to increase the likelihood of engaging every family, including those families that have been traditionally disengaged or disenfranchised from schools. 

No cost to attend! 

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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:30:00
ESSA and IDEA Collaborative: Family Engagement - 660-600/661 - March 22, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18929&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

No cost, but registration is required. Includes lunch.

Want to know more? Contact:
Title I:
Mary Jo Ziegler | maryjo.ziegler@cesa2.org

RSN:
?Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

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Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:00
Book Study 726-662 - April 9, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19746&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:00:00
Leading Personalized Learning 730-765 - April 10, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19789&memberid=46 Leading organizational transformation can be isolating work, particularly for leaders. This leadership series is specifically designed for principals, teacher leaders, and district leaders to provide the support and community needed to initiate and sustain transformational personalized learning work in their schools and districts using the soon to be published ASCD book authored by Jim Rickabaugh, Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Road Map for School Leaders. The cohort will provide leaders with the strategies and skills necessary to lead this work, including split-screen leadership – simultaneously leading this work and managing in a traditional environment. Leaders are encouraged to participate as part of a school or district team.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:00:00
Integrating Devices for Learner Achievement and Engagement 733-765 - April 12, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19821&memberid=46 Join us to work on creating learner experiences that promote inquiry, innovation, and the 4 C’s!  Refresh your lessons by using integration frameworks that utilize devices to amplify student learning (and your teaching!).

Each participant will have a virtual coaching check-in after the session!

 

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:30:00
ACP Network Meeting - 709-772 - April 12, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19266&memberid=46 The ACP (Academic & Career Planning) network will provide professional development for local ACP staff at the 6-12 grade levels.  The meetings will include sharing of ideas with member districts and/or outside presenters, technical guidance, or other topics of interest to ACP teams or required by Wisconsin DPI. The objective of the network is to generate innovative thinking through the ideas and inspirations of other in order to develop quality local ACP programming.  Detailed agendas will be shared with registrants prior to the meeting.  

Presenter: Julee Dredske

Cost: $15; includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Julee Dredske | julee.dredske@cesa2.org

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:00:00
TAN Network - 716-772 - April 12, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19612&memberid=46 TAN Network meeting.

Members only.

Agenda TBD.

Want to know more? 
Contact: Paula Dabel | paula.dabel@cesa2.org

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:00:00
Book Study 727-662 - April 12, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19747&memberid=46 CESA 2 is offering a book study facilitated by Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teachers and Mary Jo Ziegler, Title 1 Network Coordinator.  The focus is on Literacy Skills and Strategies that support math concepts and mathematical thinking within your classroom and work with preschoolers.  Discussion will center on your current practices, building in additional supports and planning for next steps.  Site visits to support implementation can be included.  Google folders and resources will be used o organize and share resources.

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:00:00
RSN New Directors Meeting - 652-611 - April 13, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18921&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Questions? 
Contact Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:30:00
Career Cruising Technical Support - Day 2 - 717-772 - April 13, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19618&memberid=46 This event will be a continuation of the Career Cruising training provided by the CC consultant. Participants will be provided technical training for using software features including course planner and transcript features. A specific agenda will be shared with participants prior to the meeting date. Participants should bring devices and Career Cruising CAMS login.

Presenters: Julee Dredske and Sue Hall, Career Cruising

Cost: $15, lunch included

Want to know more?
Contact: Julee Dredske | julee.dredske@cesa2.org

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:00:00
SLP Network - 679-766 - April 17, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19275&memberid=46 Note: this is a three-day series--October 10, February 8, April 17


Begin with the end in mind.  What does college and career ready mean for all students?  College and career ready begins in 4K with high expectations for all. Interdisciplinary network sessions will include professional learning and conversations about our roles in supporting college and career readiness for all students.
Intended Outcomes:
--Understand our individual and collective roles in improving outcomes for students with IEP’s EC-21
--Understand how colleagues across CESA 2 are meeting the needs of their students with IEP’s
--Building professional capacity to increase ability to engage in conversations with district colleagues around connecting practices with student outcomes
--Reflecting and exploring professional practices that support improved student outcomes for students with IEPs EC-21

Facilitators: Stephanie Woloshin, Diane Jensen, Paula Dabel, Gail Anderson

Cost: $150: includes lunch all three days

Want to know more? Contact:
Stephanie Woloshin | stephanie.woloshin@cesa2.org

 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:30:00
Special Ed Teacher Leaders Network - 686-766 - April 17, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19276&memberid=46 Note: this is a three-day series--October 10, February 8, April 17


Begin with the end in mind.  What does college and career ready mean for all students?  College and career ready begins in 4K with high expectations for all. Interdisciplinary network sessions will include professional learning and conversations about our roles in supporting college and career readiness for all students.
Intended Outcomes:
--Understand our individual and collective roles in improving outcomes for students with IEP’s EC-21
--Understand how colleagues across CESA 2 are meeting the needs of their students with IEP’s
--Building professional capacity to increase ability to engage in conversations with district colleagues around connecting practices with student outcomes
--Reflecting and exploring professional practices that support improved student outcomes for students with IEPs EC-21

Facilitators: Stephanie Woloshin, Diane Jensen, Paula Dabel, Gail Anderson

Cost: $50; includes lunch all three days

Want to know more? Contact:
Stephanie Woloshin | stephanie.woloshin@cesa2.org

 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:30:00
WIDA Scaffolding Up 738-765 - April 17, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19943&memberid=46 Workshop learning experiences will be interactive, scaffolded, and focused on expanding instructional practices that foster high challenge and high support learning opportunities for students. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning and move students toward independent success. This 2-day workshop will address:

  • Macro-scaffolding practices focused on instructional planning
  • Micro-scaffolding strategies focused on contingent teaching
  • Collaborative reasoning and student discourse moves
  • Moving students toward complex texts and independence as learners
  • Providing on-demand supports for students to access content and language

Workshop Participation:

Learning will be focused on classroom-level instructional practices and all educators are welcome to attend. Co-teaching teams are strongly encouraged to attend. Through participating in this workshops, participants will experience support for developing the following scaffolding practices:

  • Designing equitable learning opportunities that build on students' identities as developing disciplinary experts
  • Mediating learning that:
    • Draws on students' assets and experiences as resources for learning
    • Expands language resources as students engage in joint knowledge construction 

At the close of the workshop, participants will plan next steps that expand their students' resources for learning and meld into their current instructional contexts. 

Cost: $150

 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:00
CESA 2 Board of Control meeting - April 17, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_view.cfm?eventid=349240&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:00:00 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - Refresher - 633-767 - April 18, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18881&memberid=46 This class is a refresher course designed for staff who have completed the full-day initital Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training within the last 12 months. 

If certification has lapsed and/or participants were previously certified through another organization, the Initial NVCI Training Course is necessary.

PDP Participants: This workshop may be used as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:00:00
WIDA Scaffolding Up 738-765 - April 18, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19943&memberid=46 Workshop learning experiences will be interactive, scaffolded, and focused on expanding instructional practices that foster high challenge and high support learning opportunities for students. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning and move students toward independent success. This 2-day workshop will address:

  • Macro-scaffolding practices focused on instructional planning
  • Micro-scaffolding strategies focused on contingent teaching
  • Collaborative reasoning and student discourse moves
  • Moving students toward complex texts and independence as learners
  • Providing on-demand supports for students to access content and language

Workshop Participation:

Learning will be focused on classroom-level instructional practices and all educators are welcome to attend. Co-teaching teams are strongly encouraged to attend. Through participating in this workshops, participants will experience support for developing the following scaffolding practices:

  • Designing equitable learning opportunities that build on students' identities as developing disciplinary experts
  • Mediating learning that:
    • Draws on students' assets and experiences as resources for learning
    • Expands language resources as students engage in joint knowledge construction 

At the close of the workshop, participants will plan next steps that expand their students' resources for learning and meld into their current instructional contexts. 

Cost: $150

 

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:00:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - 634-767 - April 19, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18880&memberid=46 A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:00
Coaching Support Network with a Lens for Equity - 624-764 - April 20, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18841&memberid=46 This event is a four-day series: December 1, February 16, March 16, April 20


Instructional Coaches have diverse roles and responsibilities such that we have much to learn from each other! Specific skills and understandings apply across settings as coaches build the capacity of others through facilitating learning and providing feedback. Collegial conversations allow consideration of additional approaches to this important work.

Topics for Learning and Discussion:
December 1: Establishing Trusting Relationships
February 16: Coaching Conversations and the Coaching Cycle
March 16: Coaching for Equity - Effective Instructional Practices
April 20: Coaching for Equity - Positive Classroom Management Practices

Cost: $225 for four-day series.

Want to know more? Contact Diane Jensen: diane.jensen@cesa2.org

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:30:00
2018 Youth Homelessness Summit - April 23, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19920&memberid=46 This summit is designed for Homeless Liaisons, Title I Coordinators, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors and Principals interested in increasing their knowledge of The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and Title I, what it means to be homeless and how homelessness affects a student’s behavior and education.  This summit will also include discussions on youth vulnerability and other topics relevant to student social and emotional well-being.

Benefits of Attending:

  • In-person McKinney-Vento training
  • LEA Plan overview and assistance
  • Relevant topics to student wellness
  • Network with other districts
  • Resources for identifying homelessness and gathering information
  • Asset mapping
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:00:00
Working on the Work (WOW) - 664-608 - April 25, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18933&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(s) for our 2017-18 anchor events of this highly successful professional development series. These two events, simultaneously broadcast statewide and facilitated by CESA professionals, will be offered with an expanded slate of aligned professional development opportunities at the state, regionals, and local levels. Plan to join us for 2 full days with your school-based team.

2017-18 Focus:  Student Engagement for Learning & Equity

Presenter: Russ Quaglia

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.
Lunch included.

Want to know more? please contact Lynee Tourdot: lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org
 

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:00:00
ELL Network - 705-765 - April 25, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19473&memberid=46 Please note this is a four-day series: November 1, December 6, February 21, and April 25.


The CESA 2 ELL Network provides high quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students.  We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts.  

Benefits:
--4 full day meetings with materials, lunch, snack
--Online resources for topics of network meetings
--Online office hours/coaching once a month
--Affinity (networking) groups on ELL topics based on districts' needs 

Free for CESA 2 Title III Consortium District members! **
Non - Title III Consortium member districts: $675 **

Want to know more? Contact:
Tere Masiarchin | tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org


**Since the DPI released Title III funds in September, CESA realizes that districts need time to determine whether they are Title III Consortium members. Please register for this event, and CESA will ensure that your district is invoiced correctly after the first ELL Network meeting.

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:00:00
Engage Every Family Book Study - 734-664 - April 25, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19846&memberid=46 Family Engagement isn't what you do, it's what you are. 

Join us as we explore the works of Steven Constantino as laid out in his recent book, Engage Every Family

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles clearly outlines a pathway and process for any educator or group to engage every family in the academic lives of children. The book acts as a framework for implementing best practices to increase the likelihood of engaging every family, including those families that have been traditionally disengaged or disenfranchised from schools. 

No cost to attend! 

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Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:30:00
Working on the Work (WOW) @ Monona Grove - 665-608 - April 26, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18934&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(s) for our 2017-18 anchor events of this highly successful professional development series. These two events, simultaneously broadcast statewide and facilitated by CESA professionals, will be offered with an expanded slate of aligned professional development opportunities at the state, regionals, and local levels. Plan to join us for 2 full days with your school-based team.

2017-18 Focus:  Student Engagement for Learning & Equity

Presenter: Russ Quaglia

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.
Lunch included.

Want to know more? Please contact Lynee Tourdot: lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org
 

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:00:00
Cultivating Inquiry and Innovation Cohort - Five-day Series - 687-765 - April 26, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19327&memberid=46 Please note: this event is a five-day series - Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 19, Apr 26


Come partake in a series of innovative practices that will foster inquiry and creativity in your educational setting. Workshops are based on STEM/STEAM design.  You will gain knowledge and skill to share with your students and staff!

Nov 28:  Programming with Scratch
Are you looking for a way to teach programming skills to students?  Scratch could be your answer.  Whether you are looking to develop an elective course or an after school program, come and learn what Scratch has to offer.  Scratch is a free, child friendly program that is designed for kids ages 8 to 16 , that allows users to program interactive stories, games, and animations.  Scratch is a flash-based program that works equally well on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.

Jan 23:  Lego EV3 Robotics
Robotics is a great way to introduce students to engineering and technology.  LEGO EV3 robotics combines the familiarity of building with LEGOS, and a drag and drop programming language (similar to MIT’s Scratch) to create functional robots.  No prior technology or programming experience is required.  Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving.  Robotics combines engineering, technology, and mathematics concepts with skills, such as creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication, boosting 21st-century learning skills. You will leave the training feeling more confident about teaching students engineering and programming skills through the use of the EV3 kits.

Feb 27:  3D Printing
This workshop will demonstrate different projects that require students to apply knowledge in technology, engineering, and mathematics to complete each assignment.  Using the curriculum to be shared, I was able to use a single Makerbot replicator 3D printer to teach a class of just over 30 students.  Each project requires the students to create a 3D .stl file.  All 3D CAD files are created with a free online program that functions on PC, Mac, and Chromebooks.  Teach your students how to become creators and contributors of 3D content, rather than simply consumers.

March 19:   Virtual Reality - Google Expeditions  
This workshop will be a hands-on experience learning how to integrate virtual reality into your educational setting.  Participants will learn about virtual reality, experience Google Expeditions, and build student experiences that can be enhanced by virtual reality.  Each experience will be fostered by inquiry and discovery.

April 24:  Breakout EDU  
Join this workshop based on inquiry and problem-solving.  Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.  Participants will engage in a breakout, research sites for breakouts already created, match or create a breakout to your educational environment, leave energized!

Attend the entire series for comprehensive understanding of possibilities for inquiry and innovation, OR attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.

Three grad credits available through Edgewood College for $180/credit.
Credit requirements and payment will be discussed on November 28.


Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $525, includes lunch all days. 
Team Pricing: Teams of three for $1500.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:30:00
Breakout EDU - 692-765 - April 26, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19332&memberid=46 Join this workshop based on inquiry and problem-solving.  Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform.  The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.  Participants will engage in a breakout, research sites for breakouts already created, match or create a breakout to your educational environment, leave energized!

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Jacob Granahan

Cost: $125, includes lunch

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:30:00
EC Networking Meeting - 695-662 - April 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19392&memberid=46 Early Childhood Networking
Together We are Better!

Networking and shared professional development opportunies make a significant contribution to quality of work life for professionals working with young children with disabilies and their families. Early Childhood Networking metngs are offered to all persons in the CESA 2 region that are interested in:
Early care and education topics for children birth to eight years old
Networking with other districts and agencies
Regular updates on state initiatives, research and best practice

The goal of the Early Childhood Networking event is to create a community in which learning occurs through collaboration, information sharing, and exploration of best practices with the focus on current topics in EC.

Facilitator: Karen Russell, CESA 2 EC Consultant

Cost: No Cost, lunch included. **Please register to ensure accurate lunch count - thank you!**

Want to know more? Contact:
Karen Russell | karen.russell@cesa2.org

 

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:00:00
RSN Meeting - 697-661 - April 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19407&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Please register at the front desk before you attend the meeting - thank you!

Questions? Contact:
Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

 

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Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:00:00
CESA 2 Pupil Services Network Meeting 740-661 - April 30, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19950&memberid=46 Integrated professional learning and networking opportunity for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Social Workers. 

The objectives for the day include:

  • Support collaborative learning
  • Build understanding of state and regional supports for behavior (including mental health)
  • Explore framework for system of supports
  • Learn about tools and resources to support students

These days are co-facilitated by Gail Anderson, CESA 2, Liz Ponto, WI RtI Center and Jackie Schoening, WISH Center. 

No cost to attend. 

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Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:45:00
Institute Studies Cohort 728-765 - May 2, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19779&memberid=46 -The Personalized Learning Studies Cohort (PLSC) provides intentional collaboration among groups that are working to design what personalized learning might look like in their classroom/school/district. Cohorts will work as a community of practice across districts to formulate ideas. Successful implementation of personalized learning has always involved a team working together in conjunction with a supportive administrator. As such, participants are encouraged to be part of a team; we encourage administrators to participate as well in supporting their teams. All sessions will convene at CESA 2, Room 111.

 

Cost:  $950.00

  • January 26:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 1: Provide grounding to the cohort

  • February 16: 9am-3:30pm: Session 2: Janesville visit

  • February 28: 8:30am-4pm:  Session 3: Design session

    • Constellation Submission -- Teams submit their constellation for feedback and accountability between sessions three and four.

  • March 21:  8:30am-4pm:  Session 4: Continuing support and small groups

  • May 2:  8:30am-12pm:  Session 5: Adjustments and celebrations

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Wed, 02 May 2018 08:30:00
MLPOASYS / UMS Support Meeting 621-608 - May 9, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18578&memberid=46 The purpose of this meeting is to provide district personnel in charge of the Frontline Education (MLPOASYS) platform just in time training, updates, and tips.

Who should attend: District personnel who manage the Frontline Education (MLPOASYS) platform and make evaulation process decisions.

Cost: Free

Want to know more?
Contact Lynee Tourdot: lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Wed, 09 May 2018 09:00:00
Finalizing the Plan: Future Ready Schools - 686-765 - May 10, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19323&memberid=46 Districts across the nation are taking the Future Ready Schools Pledge.  What does that mean?  Learn about the seven gears and how they work together with the WI Digital Learning Plan.  Bring your leadership team to learn how to apply the framework to your local context to build your future ready schools! 

Day 3 - May 10 - Finalizing the Plan

  • Putting plan in appropriate format
  • Ready for presentation: board, community, stakeholders
  • Share and celebrate with cohort!

Attend the entire series for comprehensive support to create a district Future Ready Plan (or attend ala carte to meet the needs of a specific outcome.)


Presenter: Beth Clarke, Director of Digital Learning

Cost: $125; Lunch included.

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

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Thu, 10 May 2018 09:00:00
RSN New Directors Meeting - 653-611 - May 11, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18922&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Questions? 
Contact Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

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Fri, 11 May 2018 08:30:00
Building a Maker Mindset 732-765 - May 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19820&memberid=46 Building a Maker Mindset

Day 1: Join at the Madison Public Library’s MakerSpace called the Bubbler to learn about the design process of building a Maker Mindset and Space in your learning environment.  The Madison Public Library staff and UW-Madison professor Peter Warship will facilitate.

Day 2:  Meet at Franklin Elementary School's working MakerSpace and experience the innovative opportunities for students.  Continue to build your MakerSpace vision and action plan.

$150.00
Includes lunch

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Tue, 15 May 2018 09:00:00
CESA 2 Annual Delegate Convention - May 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_view.cfm?eventid=349241&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 Tue, 15 May 2018 18:30:00 ESSA Updates & End of Year Updates - 661-600 - May 17, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18930&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

No cost, but registration is required. Includes lunch.

Want to know more? Contact:
Mary Jo Ziegler | maryjo.ziegler@cesa2.org

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Thu, 17 May 2018 09:00:00
Engage Every Family Book Study - 734-664 - May 23, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19846&memberid=46 Family Engagement isn't what you do, it's what you are. 

Join us as we explore the works of Steven Constantino as laid out in his recent book, Engage Every Family

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles clearly outlines a pathway and process for any educator or group to engage every family in the academic lives of children. The book acts as a framework for implementing best practices to increase the likelihood of engaging every family, including those families that have been traditionally disengaged or disenfranchised from schools. 

No cost to attend! 

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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:30:00
RSN New Directors Meeting - 654-611 - June 8, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=18923&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Questions? 
Contact Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

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Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:30:00
RSN Meeting - 698-661 - June 15, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19408&memberid=46 Agenda TBD.

Please register at the front desk before you attend the meeting - thank you!

Questions? Contact:
Gail Anderson | gail.anderson@cesa2.org

 

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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:00:00
Blended Learning Live! - 712-765 - June 27, 2018 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=19517&memberid=46 This event is a three-day series: January 30 & 31, and June 27.


Students are now learning both face-to-face and online.  Come learn about the various models of Blended Learning and how to apply it effectively to your district and classroom. This three-day experience will help district teams design, prepare, and implement student-centered learning initiatives for blended-learning models. 

Dates and Topics:

Jan 30 - Day 1:  Introduction to Blended Learning
--Learn about and experience blended learning models
--Identify challenges and create goals
--Organize the team

Jan 31 - Day 2:  Building the Plan
--Prepare for “fast pitches” (your plan)
--Build physical and virtual learning spaces
--Plan implementation

Feb 21:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours
March 20:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours
April 24:  One Hour Check-in Video Conference - Office Hours

June 27 - Day 3: Blended Learning Reflect, Adjust, and Plan Again 
(Face-to face/Virtual)
--Share and celebrate successes and challenges
--Reflect, analyze and adjust learning experiences
--Plan for following year

Who should attend:  
It is essential to have a team (3-6) attend, including at least one senior leader and one teacher at each school that will be participating in implementation: District Administrators, Teaching and Learning folks, Principals, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Teams, Scheduling Admin

Cost: $300 for three days; includes lunch and one copy of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Horn and Staker

Want to know more? Contact:
Beth Clarke | beth.clarke@cesa2.org

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:00:00