CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events https://www.cesa2.org/pro/events_rss.cfm?detailid=18506 CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events en-us NTC Principal Forum - November 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24910&memberid=46

Presenter: Fred Williams

Cost: Free

Description: Principals and district leaders will be introduced to the research training and tools used by the New Teacher Center. It will help district and building leaders be able to lead a highly effective mentor program with research-based effectiveness over any other mentor program. Learn how to make this work in your district.

  • What would be ideal New Teacher Support?
  • Background and Research on New Teacher Support
  • The three highest leverage tools to use with new teachers
  • Orientation to Mentor tools
  • Confidentiality
  • What is the time commitment? What should you expect?
  • Questions and Concerns

About the Presenter:

Fred Williams, Senior Program Consultant - New Teacher Center: For about seventeen years I served as a high school social studies teacher in Durham Public Schools. Then, I began an administrative path and served as a high school principal for four years and then transitioned to Human Resources and served as Executive Director of HR in Durham Public Schools for about seven years. While in HR, I became very interested in the development and retention of beginning teachers and advocated for our district to partner with the New Teacher Center to create a full-time mentor program to serve the 700 initially licensed teachers in the district. That partnership was joyous and had immediate and consistent impact. Beginning teacher retention increased from about 72% t the 90%+ evel each year and, more importantly, the achievement of students taught by beginning teachers matched and often surpassed that of veteran and tenured colleagues.

 

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:00:00
Interagency Meeting-Birth to Three and LEAs of Walworth County - November 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24909&memberid=46

Presenters: Karen Russell

Cost: No Cost

Description: Interagency Agreement Meetings between County LEAs and the Birth to Three Program allow time together to highlight:

  • Required steps the Birth to 3 Program and Local Educational Agency (LEA) conduct to support families of young children with disabilities during transition
  • Introduce key concepts to support thoughtful planning of transitions and ensure open communication between the two systems
  • Share strategies to increase capacity and abilities to guide the transition process, and time for learning together

 

 

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:00:00
Green County Birth to 3 and LEA Interagency Agreement Meeting - November 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24932&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth and Anna Spurlock, Green County Birth to 3 Service Coordinator

Cost: No Cost

Description: Interagency Agreement Meetings between County LEAs and the Birth to Three Program allow time together to highlight:

  • Required steps the Birth to 3 Program and Local Educational Agency (LEA) conduct to support families of young children with disabilities during transition
  • Introduce key concepts to support thoughtful planning of transitions and ensure open communication between the two systems
  • Share strategies to increase capacity and abilities to guide the transition process, and time for learning together

 

 

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - November 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description: Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - November 20, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description: Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - November 20, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23673&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

Description: This three day series and instructional coaching session will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, and Geometry. Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - November 21, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description:  Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

Training 1—(PLSi 1) Aug. 8-9—Instructional Mentoring: Mentoring language, collegial partnerships, fostering social and emotional growth, lesson planning for rigorous grade-level content standards, equitable access to content

 

Training 2—(PLSi 2) Oct. 3-4—Using Data to Inform Instruction: Identify grade level content evidence, Use tools to analyze student learning to assure grade level learning, scaffolding instruction, development of social emotional competencies, giving specific feedback

 

Training 3—(PLSi 3) Nov. 21-22—Observing and Giving Feedback: Tools for effective classrooms, active listening, evidence of grade level content, providing actionable feedback

 

Training 4—(PLSi 4) Feb 27-28—Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice: Mentor for rigor, coaching cycle, data and entry points for coaching, putting it all together with the tools for practice

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:30:00
College and Career Ready IEPs with a Focus on Social and Emotional Learning - November 21, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24525&memberid=46 This training is for educators supporting the social and emotional needs of students with IEPs. It is beneficial to those working with students with autism, students with emotional behavioral disabilities, or other neurodiverse students. Areas of social and emotional learning addressed include social communication, flexibility, resilience, sensory process, self-regulation and executive functioning.

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - November 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description:  Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

Training 1—(PLSi 1) Aug. 8-9—Instructional Mentoring: Mentoring language, collegial partnerships, fostering social and emotional growth, lesson planning for rigorous grade-level content standards, equitable access to content

 

Training 2—(PLSi 2) Oct. 3-4—Using Data to Inform Instruction: Identify grade level content evidence, Use tools to analyze student learning to assure grade level learning, scaffolding instruction, development of social emotional competencies, giving specific feedback

 

Training 3—(PLSi 3) Nov. 21-22—Observing and Giving Feedback: Tools for effective classrooms, active listening, evidence of grade level content, providing actionable feedback

 

Training 4—(PLSi 4) Feb 27-28—Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice: Mentor for rigor, coaching cycle, data and entry points for coaching, putting it all together with the tools for practice

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:30:00
CCR IEP Webcast: Early Learning - November 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24601&memberid=46

HELD AT CESA 1 WITH LIVE BROADCAST TO ALL PARTICIPATING CESAS (please choose which CESA you will view the broadcast during registration)

Workshop Learning Objectives

•Increased understanding of the CCR-IEP 5 Step Process from the lens of early learning, with a focus on steps 1 and 2.

•Application of Steps 1 and 2 of the Five Step Process to support teams in developing IEPs designed to improve access, engagement, and progress for students.

•Use WI Model Early Learning Standards to understand present levels and consider IEPs and best practices for students ages 3-6.  Develop early learning standards based IEP and integrate Indicators 6 & 7.  Use age anchoring tools, practice writing functional goals and early literacy in IEP

•Identify strategies to use in preparing for and participating in IEP team meetings.

•CCR-IEP resources

 

Preparation for the Workshop

Participants are encouraged to review each of the Five Step Process Webinars or other resources (e.g. at a glance documents) available on the WI DPI CCR IEP Learning Resources web page

In addition, participants are strongly encouraged to attend in groups of at least two from the same district. Each participant must bring a copy of a student’s IEP* to use as reference or have access to an IEP online to use during the training. 

 

*Workshop participants are reminded of FERPA protections and are highly encouraged to redact personally identifiable information from IEPs they may happen to share with participants from other districts during workshop activities.

 

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:30:00
ACP Networking Meeting - November 26, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24922&memberid=46

Presenter: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: No Cost

Description: This is the Fall ACP Networking Meeting. Participants will engage in round table discussions of their choice.
 

About the Presenter:

Valerie SchmitzValerie Schmitz, PhD is the Senior Director of the Continuous Improvement and Implementation Center of Excellence for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:00:00
DAC Meeting - December 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24876&memberid=46 Fall District Assessment Coordinator Meeting

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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:00:00
WISEDash 201 - December 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23307&memberid=46

Cost: $125

Description: This workshop is provided for all educators, school leaders and support staff who have responsibility for managing and communicating student data results for use by teachers, school leaders, parents, and other interested stakeholders.  The workshop will focus on building participant capacity to use the full range of tools available in WISEdash for Districts (AKA: “WISEdash Secure”).

The session facilitators will provide a review of basic navigation routines, an overview of data sources available and basic data analysis tools.  In addition, participants will receive detailed instruction and coaching for using more advanced tools including growth dashboards; snapshot tools; Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) and College and Career Readiness Early Warning System (CCREWS); Cohort Manager; and Data Inquiry Journal tools. Time will be provided for guided practice using these tools to analyze your local data. You should consider attending this workshop if you have a basic familiarity with the WISEdash system and tools, but want to build your understanding and capacity for using these tools more effectively to guide school improvement and strategic planning efforts.

 

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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:00:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students - December 3, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23439&memberid=46

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jensen, Tere Masiarchin, Steven Mijajlovic, & Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes 2 on-site coaching visits to be scheduled after our first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners requires collaboration and expertise from all staff in order to improve outcomes for all of our students.  Co-teaching is one service delivery option in supporting full inclusion and is more than two teachers in one room or one teach-one support. Both full inclusion and co-teaching require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning with core instruction. Co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching and is a significant component in implementing effective co-teaching practices. To maximize learning opportunities and outcomes for all students, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential.

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Mentor/New Teacher Forum - December 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24450&memberid=46

Presenter: Fred Williams, Senior Program Consultant New Teacher Center

Cost:

  • $200/district
  • Free for New Teacher Project districts

Description: CESA 2 will host a learning and networking opportunity for all new teachers and mentors in districts. The learning will be supported by the New Teacher Center. The topics will be:

  • September 23--Optimal Learning Environment
  • December 4--Planning Conversations Guide (lessons meeting standards)
  • February 5--Analyzing Student Learning

Forums will take place via Zoom while also in-person at CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI, Room 115.

 

About the Presenter: 

Fred Williams served as a high school social studies teacher in Durham Public Schools for seventeen years. Then he began an administrative path and served as a high school principal for four years and then transitioned to Human Resources and served as Executive Director of HR in Durham Public Schools for seven years. While in HR he became very interested in the development and retention of beginning teachers and advocated for our district to partner with the New Teacher Center to create a full-time mentor program to serve the 700 initially licensed teachers in the district. That partnership was joyous and had immediate and consistent impact. Beginning teacher retention increased from about 72% t the 90%+ evel each year and, more importantly, the achievement of students taught by beginning teachers matched and often surpassed that of veteran and tenured colleagues. Another powerful benefit he found in the work is that the veteran educators who served as full-time mentors found an alternate path to express teacher leadership. In 2010, he left Durham Public Schools and began service as a Senior Program Consultant with NTC. With NTC he has now worked in over thirty states and continues to marvel at the talent he sees in the mentors and new teachers he serves and supports.

 

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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:00:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23743&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

Description: Module 1 will focus on counting and Module 2 will focus on grouping, base ten understanding, and parts of a whole. Problem solving and mathematical thinking/discourse will be embedded across both days. Educators will engage in developmentally appropriate, activities that engage young children in playful mathematics with the goal of developing conceptual understandings that build a foundation for all math learning.

This workshop is ideal for Early Childhood, Kindergarten & 1st Grade.

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

 

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24334&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

8:30am- Networking/check-in

9:00am - Meeting

2019-20 PAC Meeting Agendas TBD

NEXT MEETING(S)

January 9, 2020

February 6, 2020

March 5, 2020

April 2nd, 2020

May 7, 2020

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Equitable Literacy and the Workshop Model: 3 Day Series - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24693&memberid=46

Presenters: Diane Jensen, Robin Rivas, Mary Jo Ziegler

Description: This three day series will integrate Literacy strategies and practices that support diverse learners in a workshop model. Participants will collaborate around the Wisconsin State Standards for English Language Arts and consider how to equitably meet the needs of all students including English learners and students with IEP’s. Incorporating the Universal Design Framework, educators will learn and apply strategies to K-10 Literacy instruction. Each session will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice, analyze formative data, and consider next step possibilities for equitable continuous improvement of effective Literacy Instruction.

Cost: $450

About the Presenters:

Diane Jensen has over 30 years of teaching experience as a middle and high school special education teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as a 5th grade general education teacher. The majority of Diane’s career was at Monona Grove High School as a special education teacher and instructional coach with an emphasis on college and career readiness skills, differentiation, and effective instructional practices. This is Diane’s 5th year working exclusively with teachers via professional development and on-site coaching experiences.

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.

 

 

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:30:00
RSN New Directors Network Meeting - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24579&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman, CESA 2 RSN Director

Description: This collaborative network is designed for special education directors who are new to their role to provide a forum for discussion, collaboration, and sharing of best practices to prepare students and teachers for learning and teaching in the 21st century. Topics and issues related to special education policies, best practice and leadership will be established and explored by members.

Cost: Free

 

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:00:00
EE New Principal Virtual Connection - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25012&memberid=46

Presenters: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: No Cost

Description:

Join us for a virtual networking session for new principals. We will share resources and practices specific to our work in Educator Effectiveness and work as new leaders in schools. The meetings are offered at no charge and will be held via zoom. A camera and microphone is suggested.

The URL to join is https://zoom.us/my/valerieschmitz

About the Presenter:

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:30:00
CESA 2 Leading For Equity: 4 Day Series - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24807&memberid=46 CESA 2 is excited to collaborate with the National Equity Project to bring the Leading for Equity series to CESA 2. This is free for CESA 2 district leadership teams and will be facilitated through four sessions. Please note, there are 3 half days and 1 full day.

 

NEP logoLeading for Equity

The Leading For Equity™ series is a signature service of the National Equity Project, working with leaders (both formal and informal) to develop their capacity to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families.

Leading for Equity is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for sharing, reflection, and planning to inform your current work. The Leading For Equity series will develop individual and collective leadership at every level of schools, districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations. Teams deepen their commitment, relationships, and efficacy while developing strategies toward equity goals.  Teams receive expert, caring guidance and facilitation to work together to address the personal and technical challenges they face in their educational equity efforts.

Sessions

Learning sessions will focus on deepening participant awareness and understanding of key concepts and frameworks for examining and addressing disparities impacting the experiences and outcomes of students who have been historically marginalized within our school systems. Specific objectives include:

  • Expanding ability to articulate an Equity Imperative

  • Increasing ability to identify, analyze, and address issues of inequity

  • Developing skills, strategies, and approaches to maintain leadership for equity

Content and Resources

Content and resources for the sessions will be drawn from the following:

  • Historical roots, current realities of, and personal experiences with racial equity disparities

  • Exploration of the ways in which implicit bias is formed and how it impacts and reinforces decisions that marginalize groups of people

  • Examination of opportunity structures, situatedness, and experiences of belonging within our districts and communities

  • Understanding how stereotype threat impacts student learning and methods for interrupting this impact

  • Leadership for Equity Competencies

  • Power of personal narrative and strategies for incorporating listening as an equity leadership strategy

  • Systems approach to addressing racial equity issues

 

 

Sponsored by

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:00:00
Working Together to Strengthen Family-School Partnerships - December 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24254&memberid=46 Presenter: Ron Mirr

Cost: $717 Non-members, $597 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members

Description: Scholastic and Dr. Karen Mapp have created a comprehensive training series that helps educators engage families in meaningful partnerships focused on improving student achievement.

This series of three full-day interactive workshops will equip your team with everything they’ll need to implement a comprehensive family and community engagement plan.

  • Three training sessions led by expert family engagement practitioners
  • Participant guides and interactive activities
  • Hands-on strategies that can be implemented immediately
  • Yearlong action plan

In order to maximize the impact of the series, teams of five should participate in all three trainings. Your team should include:

  • Central office administrators
  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • Family and community representatives

About the Presenter:

Ron Mirr has nearly 30 years of experience working with K–12 schools and social service agencies on how to engage families and community partners in the learning process. Ron was most recently Senior Vice President of Learning Supports and Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at Scholastic. He is a co-author of the Family Engagement Assessment—a tool that measures a school’s capacity for developing effective partnerships with families. While at Scholastic, Ron focused on helping schools address barriers to learning by engaging families and strengthening wrap-around services for students.

 

 

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Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:00:00
Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level Series - December 11, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24466&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description:  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 will combine 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!

Day 1: Building the Foundation with SIOP

Day 2: Digging Deeper with SIOP

Day 3: Implementing Best Practices

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components: Lesson Preparation Building Background Comprehensible Input Strategies Interaction Practice/Application Lesson Delivery Review & Assessment During this guided demonstration workshop we will combine research with ready to use strategies for sheltering your instruction with English learners!

Audience: Foundation level workshop for K-12 staff working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and who want to understand/implement SIOP.

 

Cost: 

  • $60/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $60/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $60/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

Includes lunch and a copy of 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP Model.

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:00:00
EC Networking - December 11, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24586&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Description: Networking and shared professional development opportunities make a significant contribution to quality of work life for professionals working with young children and their families. Early Childhood Networking meetings are offered to all persons in the CESA 2 region that are interesting 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 practice with the focus on current topics in EC.

Focus Topic: Role of Para Educators in your program

Cost: Free

About the Presenters:

Karen Russell is the Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She comes to this position with over 20 years of experience as a teacher working with children and families in a variety of settings as an ECSE teacher within school district programming, an Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Programming, and as a 4K and 5K teacher. Karen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Aldworth is an Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 with almost 20 years of experience working with young children and their families. Nicole spent most of her career working in the Sun Prairie Area School District and Marshall Public Schools teaching Early Childhood Special Education, 4K, and 5K. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education, special education. Providing rich and engaging early literacy opportunities for all children is a passion of hers, along with coaching and support of those working with young children.

 

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:00:00
Learner-Centered Practices Across All Content Areas - December 12, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24616&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke, Senior Director of Digital Leadership & Learning

Description: This 4-day series is designed for teachers and administrators to provide an introduction to learner-centered practices, onsite visit to schools implementing, and strategic planning to create a learning environment that supports each learner . Participants will be invited to think about where leverage points may exist in their own systems to create a learner-centric environment. Theory and practice incorporates the Institute for Personalized Learning and other sources.


If you are interested in an introduction, attend Day 1 only.

Cost: 

  • $150 to attend Day 1 Only
  • $500 for all 4 days, which includes a day for a school visit on November 8th, 2019

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

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Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - December 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic, Dr. Valerie Schmitz & Joseph Kanke

Cost: $450, includes book

Description: Instructional coaches and Teacher mentors are coaching for student outcomes. Evidence-based instructional practices are the foundation for this work along with effective coaching skills. This workshop series will explore high yield instructional practices essential for inclusive classrooms and embed critical coaching skills into instructional conversations.

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on September 27th.

Registration to this workshop includes a copy of Coaching Matters by Chris Bryan, Cindy Harrison, Heather Clifton, and Joellen Killion.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

 

 

Joseph Kanke is heading into his second year as Wisconsin DPI's statewide coaching coordinator. Prior to this position he worked as a coach for an Educational Service Center in Austin, Texas and as a campus-based instructional coach. His mission is to act as a liaison between the field and the state with the intention of creating a statewide system of coaching supports for regions, districts and schools to access as they develop their own coaching programs. He is also passionate about equity and how coaches can hold this at the center of their work.

 

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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:30:00
TAN Network Meeting - December 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24754&memberid=46

Presenter: Paula Dabel

Description: TAN NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY.

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

About the Presenter:

Paula Dabel is the Transition Coordinator, Educational Consultant and CPI Trainer for CESA 2. Previously, Paula was a special education teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and Milton School Districts. Paula received her Bachelor and her Master's Degrees from UW- Whitewater. 

 

 

 

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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:00:00
EL 101: What Admin Need to Know - December 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24343&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin & Robin Rivas

Description: With the new ESSA accountability, WI DPI EL Policy Handbook requirements, and the growing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in schools, it is now more important than ever to understand how to effectively meet the academic, cultural, social, and emotional needs of multi-lingual learners. During our workshop, administrators and school leaders will learn how to meet the Title III requirements of family engagement, language instruction educational programs, and education of English Learners. Robin and Tere have over 50 years of combined leadership experience in the field of EL and will share what they know with you in order for you to build the most effective EL program possible in your building/district. This workshop will include the EL 101: What Admin Need to Know Handbook created by Robin and Tere. 

Teams are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Companion workshop series that might interest you: Writing Your EL Plan January 8 and May 19

Cost:

  • $179 for Non-members
  • Free for Immigrant Grant Members
  • Free for CESA 2 Consortium Members (based on 2019-20 annual renewal of consortium membership)

 

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

 

 

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Mon, 16 Dec 2019 09:00:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - December 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

Description: This three day series will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, Rates & Proportions, Functions, Geometry and Statistics. Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

 

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

 

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019 08:30:00
PBIS Small/Medium District Networking - January 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24913&memberid=46

Presenter: Rachel Saladis, PBIS Network

Cost: $80

Description: The PBIS Small/Medium District Networking is designed for individuals that support the work of PBIS across their school or district. With an aim to improve and sustain implementation, PBIS Networking provides opportunities for individuals to share successes and work together to support one another in problem solving for implementation challenges.

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 09:00:00
CCR - IEP - What Families Need to Know - January 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24867&memberid=46 Description: This session will be presented in both Spanish and English. We will focus on what families need to know about CCR-IEP, how to prepare and participate in IEP meetings. We'll also talk about ways families can support their child's learning.

Get information about:

  • 5 Essential Steps in IEPs
  • Advocating for Your Child
  • Helpful Resources for Families


Descripción: Esta sesión se presentará en Inglés y Español. Temas:

· Lo que las familias necesitan saber sobre CCR-IEP

· Cómo prepararse y participar en las reuniones de IEP.

· Formas en que las familias pueden apoyar el aprendizaje de sus hijos.

Obtendra la siguiente información :

· 5 pasos esenciales en los IEP

· Como abogar por su hijo.

· Recursos útiles para las familia

 

For questions, contact: (Para más información contacte:)

Carlene Chavez (carlene.chavez@cesa2.org) for English

 

Hector Portillo (hector.portillo@cesa2.org) para Español

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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:30:00
Writing Your District EL Plan: 2 Day Series - January 8, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24467&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description: Under ESSA and WI DPI requirements, every district must have an EL Plan identifying your Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) and describe how your LIEP will be implemented to meet the needs of your English Learners. If your district needs to create or update your District EL Plan, this workshop is for you. Join Robin and Tere for a guided 2-day workshop series in which participants will complete their district EL Plan. Robin and Tere have over 50 years of combined EL leadership experience in both rural and urban educational settings. Understanding both the legal requirements and best practices for educating ELs, Robin and Tere will lead you in creating the best EL plan for your individual district. 

District teams are strongly encouraged to attend.

Companion workshop you may be interested in: EL 101: What Admin Need to Know

Cost:

  • Free for CESA 2 Consortium Members
  • Free for Immigrant Grant Members
  • $350 for all other districts

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - January 9, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24335&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

8:30am- Networking/check-in

9:00am - Meeting

2019-20 PAC Meeting Agendas TBD

NEXT MEETING(S)

February 6, 2020

March 5, 2020

April 2nd, 2020

May 7, 2020

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Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Speech-Language Pathologists Network - January 10, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24794&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: This networking series will focus on equity in education, particularly in the areas of culture and bilingualism, communication and record keeping, and social-emotional development and trauma sensitivity. Attendees will receive ethics training and large group discussion in morning sessions followed by job-alike breakout sessions in the afternoon. Certificate of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).

Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas
  • Understand and describe the impact Title II/III particularly in relation to students who are EL and how this impacts FAPE and CCR-IEPs
  • Understand and identify linguistic diversity vs. language delay
  • Understand the implications and develop practices around pupil records (including e-records), data collection, and determining disability related need (DRN) when providing FAPE and when writing, attending, and updating IEPs
  • Understand/develop practices for timelines for evaluations and correlations to 504/MLSS/SLD
  • Evaluate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards as they relate to DRN and practice goal writing in these areas
  • Understand and develop practices for trauma-sensitive responses to students

Cost: $300

About the Presenter:

Mary S. Gerbig serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law, special education, and labor and employment matters. The primary client base she serves includes school districts, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) and other municipal employers. She has extensive experience with Wisconsin school districts and the correlating regulatory agencies. She has represented school districts in numerous student special education and discrimination hearings and mediations under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

 

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Special Education Network - January 10, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24795&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: This networking series will focus on equity in education, particularly in the areas of culture and bilingualism, communication and record keeping, and social-emotional development and trauma sensitivity. Attendees will receive ethics training and large group discussion in morning sessions followed by job-alike breakout sessions in the afternoon. Certificate of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).

Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas
  • Understand and describe the impact Title II/III particularly in relation to students who are EL and how this impacts FAPE and CCR-IEPs
  • Understand and identify linguistic diversity vs. language delay
  • Understand the implications and develop practices around pupil records (including e-records), data collection, and determining disability related need (DRN) when providing FAPE and when writing, attending, and updating IEPs
  • Understand/develop practices for timelines for evaluations and correlations to 504/MLSS/SLD
  • Evaluate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards as they relate to DRN and practice goal writing in these areas
  • Understand and develop practices for trauma-sensitive responses to students

Cost: $300

About the Presenter:

Mary S. Gerbig serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law, special education, and labor and employment matters. The primary client base she serves includes school districts, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) and other municipal employers. She has extensive experience with Wisconsin school districts and the correlating regulatory agencies. She has represented school districts in numerous student special education and discrimination hearings and mediations under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

 

 

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent Legislative Breakfast - January 10, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24605&memberid=46 CESA 2 is continuing our Legislative Breakfast during the Spring 2019 legislative session. This meeting provides an opportunity to dialogue with our legislators through an on-going forum in which legislators share legislative work that is focused on or will have an effect on PreK-12 education. The goal is to gain an understanding of their perspectives, share district perspectives, and to generate a fruitful dialogue that identifies and illustrates current and future potential outcomes that may emerge for the schools and communities we all serve.

2019-20 Legislative Breakfast Forum Dates:

  • October 11, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • January 10, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 10, 2020

TIME: 8:30-9:00 - Check-in  |  9:00-10:30 - Legislative Breakfast Meeting 

COST: $10 per person

LOCATION: Country Inn & Suites, 1650 Doris Drive, Fort Atkinson WI 53538 [intersection of Highway’s 26 and 12]

 

 

 

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:30:00
RSN Networking Meeting - January 10, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24140&memberid=46

Facilitator: Julie Preman

Cost: Free

Description: The Regional Special Education Network (RSN) is an alliance of CESA #2 Special Education Directors who work in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction. The overarching purpose of the RSN is to advance growth in academic achievement and career and community-based opportunities for students with disabilities by developing LEA capacity, fostering collaboration, and providing technical assistance to districts in a coordinated effort with other IDEA discretionary grants.

 

 

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:00:00
EC Networking - January 10, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24587&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Description: Networking and shared professional development opportunities make a significant contribution to quality of work life for professionals working with young children and their families. Early Childhood Networking meetings are offered to all persons in the CESA 2 region that are interesting 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 practice with the focus on current topics in EC.

Focus Topic: Indicator 7 Child Outcomes

Cost: Free

About the Presenters:

Karen Russell is the Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She comes to this position with over 20 years of experience as a teacher working with children and families in a variety of settings as an ECSE teacher within school district programming, an Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Programming, and as a 4K and 5K teacher. Karen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Aldworth is an Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 with almost 20 years of experience working with young children and their families. Nicole spent most of her career working in the Sun Prairie Area School District and Marshall Public Schools teaching Early Childhood Special Education, 4K, and 5K. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education, special education. Providing rich and engaging early literacy opportunities for all children is a passion of hers, along with coaching and support of those working with young children.

 

]]> - Held at: Peace Lutheran Church
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:00:00
Inclusive Speech and Language Therapy in Early Childhood Settings - January 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24832&memberid=46

Presenters: 

Michelle Ogorek Statewide Early Childhood Coordinator Inclusion and Child Outcomes

Andrea Bertone, Educational Consultant for Speech/Language and Related Services DPI

Workshop Description:

Do you find it difficult to prioritize inclusive services for students on your caseload? Would you like to provide more inclusive services for your youngest students but need ideas and strategies that you can use to increase therapy in the Least Restrictive Environment? If so, this workshop is for you.

We will explore several strategies that can increase your provision of service in regular education environments:

  • Considering student needs in determining a variety of service delivery options
  • Designing and delivering inclusive therapy
  • Utilizing strategies for collaboration with classroom teams
  • Developing IEPs that lead to more inclusive services.

The focus of the day will be providing more inclusive therapy in Early Childhood settings. Participants will also be given opportunities to collaborate with other colleagues regarding how to best implement an integrated speech and language therapy approach into their own program.

]]> - Held at: Token Springs Elementary
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:00:00
CCR IEP's Students with a Most Significant Cognitive Disability & Students with Considerable Discrepancies in General Assessment: Full Day Workshop - January 14, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24527&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 9 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:30:00 Universal Design for Learning: Designing Equitable and Accessible Lessons for All Students - January 14, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25009&memberid=46


Presenter: Diane Jensen

Cost: $70, includes Universal Design Daily by Dr. Paula Kluth. Lunch included.

Description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically valid framework for guiding instructional practice that provides flexibility in how information is presented, how students are engaged, and how students demonstrate what they have learned. The variability in our learners and barriers in the curriculum are essential considerations in designing instruction. A UDL lesson design template will be used to design lessons for your classroom using strategies that support all learners.

 

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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level Series - January 15, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24466&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description:  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 will combine 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!

Day 1: Building the Foundation with SIOP

Day 2: Digging Deeper with SIOP

Day 3: Implementing Best Practices

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model is a research-based instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. The SIOP Model consists of eight interrelated components: Lesson Preparation Building Background Comprehensible Input Strategies Interaction Practice/Application Lesson Delivery Review & Assessment During this guided demonstration workshop we will combine research with ready to use strategies for sheltering your instruction with English learners!

Audience: Foundation level workshop for K-12 staff working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and who want to understand/implement SIOP.

 

Cost: 

  • $60/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $60/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $60/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

Includes lunch and a copy of 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP Model.

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:00:00
EL Live Webinar Series: Identifying Potential Giftedness - January 15, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24483&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description: The CESA 2 Language and Culture Center presents EL Live Webinars for 2019-20. Join us for one or more of our EL Live Webinars featuring important topics related to effectively educating multi-lingual learners. Register for each webinar individual. 

Oct. 23, 2019: Building Academic Vocabulary for EL Success
Understand why academic vocabulary is difficult for multi-lingual learners and learn how to implement 4 high-yield strategies for building academic vocabulary all from the comfort of your classroom or home. 

Jan 15, 2020: Identifying Potential Giftedness
Understand how to address the issues and difficulties of identifying potential giftedness in multi-lingual learners. 

April 22, 2020: Moving from Assessment to Instruction (using data to guide EL instruction)
As ACCESS scores begin to return to your district, gain a deeper understanding of how the ACCESS Scores are calculated, how to use the scale score to determine appropriate growth, and specific ways to use ACCESS data to plan effective instruction of ELs.

 

Cost: 

  • Free for CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • Free for CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $59 per webinar for all other districts

1-3 credits available through Concordia at $149/credit, please contact Tere Masiarchin at tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:30:00
Leading For Learning - January 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23047&memberid=46 Presenters: Chris Jakicic, Angela Freese, Anthony Muhammad, Mike Mattos

Cost: Free

Description: Gather your leadership team* and join us as we launch a 3-year, deep-dive into equity-based school improvement! The 2019-20 Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) features four superb, FREE professional development events designed to strengthen PLC practices and processes. School-based leadership teams will experience sustained learning across the school year, gaining powerful tools and practical tips as they develop the expertise to:

  • Develop a Healthy School Culture
  • Ensure a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • Build Rigorous Learning Expectations
  • Utilize Team-Created Assessment Strategies
  • Design Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Provide Coaching Support for PLC Teams

* Recommended team composition: 4–12 teacher leaders and building/district administrators working side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students. All team members must register individually.

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - January 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23673&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

Description: This three day series and instructional coaching session will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, and Geometry. Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - January 17, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23053&memberid=46 Cost: Free

Description: Gather your leadership team* and join us as we launch a 3-year, deep-dive into equity-based school improvement! The 2019-20 Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) features four superb, FREE professional development events designed to strengthen PLC practices and processes. School-based leadership teams will experience sustained learning across the school year, gaining powerful tools and practical tips as they develop the expertise to:

  • Develop a Healthy School Culture
  • Ensure a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • Build Rigorous Learning Expectations
  • Utilize Team-Created Assessment Strategies
  • Design Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Provide Coaching Support for PLC Teams

* Recommended team composition: 4–12 teacher leaders and building/district administrators working side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students. All team members must register individually.

]]> - Held at: Monona Grove School District
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Technology Leadership Network: Cybersecurity Series - January 17, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24629&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke, CESA 2's Senior Director of Digital Leadership & Learning

Description: Technology Leadership Network provides facilitation to support dialogue pertaining to district technology. Participants will learn, share, and problem-solve new ways of integrating technology in educational systems. This is a great network to connect and support each other collaboratively.

Cost: $200

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:00:00
Library Media Specialist Network - January 17, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24748&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Description: Library Media Specialists will come together to work on Future Ready Library plans and collaborate on topics and current issues that support libraries and the systems around them. We will collect resources and materials to create and support programming goals. Finally, we will dedicate time for sharing and discussing ideas and methodology that is applicable in the field.

Cost: $25

Network Dates:

  • October 18, 2019
  • January 17, 2020
  • March 6, 2020
  • May 15, 2020

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:30:00
District Family Engagement Liaison Training (DFEL) - January 21, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24875&memberid=46 Description: The Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI) invites your school district pupil services and special education directors to invite a parent in your district to receive free training on how to partner with your district and model family-school partnerships. This program provides the school district and parent with guidance on the potential roles of the district liaison and also provides support and training throughout the partnership.

The training is for District identified Parent or Family Liaisons. However, any parent, family member or educator is welcome to join us.

Day 1 Topics:
WSPEI Grant & DFEL Program Overview
College and Career Ready IEPs
Communications & Partnerships

Day 2 Topics:
Transition Planning
Navigating Special Education Resources
Family Engagement
Confidentiality

Presenters: Carlene Chavez & Hector Portillo

           

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Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - January 23, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

Description: This three day series will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, Rates & Proportions, Functions, Geometry and Statistics. Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

 

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:30:00
RSN New Directors Network Meeting - January 23, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman, CESA 2 RSN Director

Description: This collaborative network is designed for special education directors who are new to their role to provide a forum for discussion, collaboration, and sharing of best practices to prepare students and teachers for learning and teaching in the 21st century. Topics and issues related to special education policies, best practice and leadership will be established and explored by members.

Cost: Free

 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - January 24, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic, Dr. Valerie Schmitz & Joseph Kanke

Cost: $450, includes book

Description: Instructional coaches and Teacher mentors are coaching for student outcomes. Evidence-based instructional practices are the foundation for this work along with effective coaching skills. This workshop series will explore high yield instructional practices essential for inclusive classrooms and embed critical coaching skills into instructional conversations.

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on September 27th.

Registration to this workshop includes a copy of Coaching Matters by Chris Bryan, Cindy Harrison, Heather Clifton, and Joellen Killion.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

 

 

Joseph Kanke is heading into his second year as Wisconsin DPI's statewide coaching coordinator. Prior to this position he worked as a coach for an Educational Service Center in Austin, Texas and as a campus-based instructional coach. His mission is to act as a liaison between the field and the state with the intention of creating a statewide system of coaching supports for regions, districts and schools to access as they develop their own coaching programs. He is also passionate about equity and how coaches can hold this at the center of their work.

 

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:30:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training - January 24, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24865&memberid=46

ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. It recognizes educators who use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

This is a 2-day face-to-face workshop, 10-week online modules, portfolio submissions with artifacts that exemplify your knowledge of the ISTE standards.

About the Presenter:

 

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

 

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training - January 25, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24865&memberid=46

ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. It recognizes educators who use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

This is a 2-day face-to-face workshop, 10-week online modules, portfolio submissions with artifacts that exemplify your knowledge of the ISTE standards.

About the Presenter:

 

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

 

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Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:00:00
WISEDash 101 - January 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23311&memberid=46

Cost: $125

Description: WISEDash 101 is an opportunity to explore the what of WISEDash. This training will allow school and district teams to learn more about Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) many tools for school data analysis. This Level I training will lay the foundation for the advanced training offered on a separate date.

The two main objectives for this session will be to:

  • Learn about how to understand and interpret the WI Report Card scores.
  • Become familiar and comfortable navigating WISEdash, and learn about all of the different data applications available.

Hands on activities will guide participants through investigating basic data questions that emerge from report card analysis using WISEdash.

 

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Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:00:00
Equitable Literacy and the Workshop Model: 3 Day Series - January 29, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24693&memberid=46

Presenters: Diane Jensen, Robin Rivas, Mary Jo Ziegler

Description: This three day series will integrate Literacy strategies and practices that support diverse learners in a workshop model. Participants will collaborate around the Wisconsin State Standards for English Language Arts and consider how to equitably meet the needs of all students including English learners and students with IEP’s. Incorporating the Universal Design Framework, educators will learn and apply strategies to K-10 Literacy instruction. Each session will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice, analyze formative data, and consider next step possibilities for equitable continuous improvement of effective Literacy Instruction.

Cost: $450

About the Presenters:

Diane Jensen has over 30 years of teaching experience as a middle and high school special education teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as a 5th grade general education teacher. The majority of Diane’s career was at Monona Grove High School as a special education teacher and instructional coach with an emphasis on college and career readiness skills, differentiation, and effective instructional practices. This is Diane’s 5th year working exclusively with teachers via professional development and on-site coaching experiences.

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.

 

 

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Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Winter Statewide Event (Cohort 5) - January 29, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23870&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $30, includes lunch

Description: CESA 2, in coordination with the Wisconsin Safe and Healthy School (WISH) Center and DPI, is developing a sustainable support system to increase access to schools wanting to engage in the journey towards learning and capacity building around trauma-informed philosophy and practices. Engagement in this type of development helps to promote the success of all our students within a comprehensive school mental health system. 

This state-wide meeting is a DPI and WISH sponsored event connected to the Trauma Sensitive Schools Networking Group. CESA 2 will be able to host this event regionally in which the entire Cohort 5 team attends (up to 6 people and includes principal/administrator). The 7 teams from CESA 2 will be connecting virtually with other TSS teams across the state.

About the Presenter:

Elizabeth Witter Freeman has been supporting CESA 2 schools since 2015. Her areas of specialty include School Systems, School Improvement, Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, RtI/MTSS, and Pupil Service Delivery. Elizabeth practiced as a School Psychologist near Madison, WI after receiving her doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007.

 

 

 

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Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:00:00
Promoting Mental Health in Young Children: Pyramid Model Training Series - January 31, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24069&memberid=46

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

Description: The Pyramid Model is a Multi-Leveled System of Support (MLSS) to enhance social & emotional competence in infants, toddlers & young children. It offers evidence-based strategies for parents & professionals to support optimal development & prevent challenging behaviors. The Pyramid Model is consistent with the public health/mental health model of promotion, prevention & intervention. The Pyramid Model framework is a Response to Intervention (RtI) for early childhood. Program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model is the model for implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in programs for young children.

For additional information on the Pyramid Model in WI please see http://www.collaboratingpartners.com/wi-pyramid-model/

Presenter:

Karen RussellKaren Russell is the Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She comes to this position with over 20 years of experience as a teacher working with children and families in a variety of settings as an ECSE teacher within school district programming, an Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Programming, and as a 4K and 5K teacher. Karen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education.

 

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Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Data Privacy, Data Security, & Cybersecurity Summit - February 4, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24827&memberid=46

DPI, in conjunction with the CESAs, will be sponsoring this summit which is the foundation to build knowledge about:

  • Data Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Cybersecurity

There will be presenters, panels, and networking to leverage the skills and knowledge of our WI network on this topic. Bring a team to start building your imperative plan for security. You can come to CESA 2 or CESA 4, or join via Zoom Meeting.

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2020 09:00:00
MLSS Through The EL Lens - February 4, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24866&memberid=46

Presenter: Robin Rivas

Description: How do you meet the linguistic and cultural needs of English Learners within your multi-tiered system of support?

Participants will explore the WI framework of E-MLSS to identify local priority/need through a continuous improvement process, engage in conversations around systemic thinking, beliefs, and systematic practices, and identify potential approaches, solutions, or strategies (long term, medium term, short term).

Topics will include: Understanding ELs' and Their Needs, Introducing and applying WI Framework of E-MLSS, and Identifying Potential Giftedness of ELs.

Participants will examine their own systems of support to identify places for increased support of EL considerations. The focus will be on Tier 1, Tier 2, and potential giftedness.

Included is the book, Differentiation for Gifted Learners by Cash & Heacox, at no additional cost.

Cost:

  • $180 for Non-members
  • $60 for Immigrant Grant Members
  • $60 for Title III Consortium Members

About the Presenter:

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Robin Rivas is a member of the WI DPI Javits Grant team and has worked with districts on supporting their E-MLSS. Robin recently completed her case study on RtI and ELs as part of her doctoral program at Walden University.

 

 

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Tue, 04 Feb 2020 09:00:00
CCR IEP's Focus on Early Learning: Full Day Workshop - February 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24521&memberid=46

Workshop Learning Objectives  

•Increased understanding of the CCR-IEP 5 Step Process from the lens of early learning.

•Application of Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Five Step Process to support teams in developing IEPs designed to improve access, engagement, and progress for students.

•Use WI Model Early Learning Standards to understand present levels and consider IEPs and best practices for students ages 3-6.  Develop early learning standards based IEP and integrate Indicators 6 & 7.  Use age anchoring tools, practice writing functional goals and early literacy in IEP

•Identify strategies to use in preparing for and participating in IEP team meetings.

CCR-IEP resources

 

Preparation for the Workshop

Participants are encouraged to review each of the Five Step Process Webinars or other resources (e.g. at a glance documents) available on the WI DPI CCR IEP Learning Resources web page

In addition, participants are strongly encouraged to attend in groups of at least two from the same district. Each participant must bring a copy of a student’s IEP* to use as reference or have access to an IEP online to use during the training. 

*Workshop participants are reminded of FERPA protections and are highly encouraged to redact personally identifiable information from IEPs they may happen to share with participants from other districts during workshop activities.

 

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:00:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students - February 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23439&memberid=46

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jensen, Tere Masiarchin, Steven Mijajlovic, & Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes 2 on-site coaching visits to be scheduled after our first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners requires collaboration and expertise from all staff in order to improve outcomes for all of our students.  Co-teaching is one service delivery option in supporting full inclusion and is more than two teachers in one room or one teach-one support. Both full inclusion and co-teaching require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning with core instruction. Co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching and is a significant component in implementing effective co-teaching practices. To maximize learning opportunities and outcomes for all students, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential.

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Data Privacy, Data Security, & Cybersecurity Summit - February 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24827&memberid=46

DPI, in conjunction with the CESAs, will be sponsoring this summit which is the foundation to build knowledge about:

  • Data Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Cybersecurity

There will be presenters, panels, and networking to leverage the skills and knowledge of our WI network on this topic. Bring a team to start building your imperative plan for security. You can come to CESA 2 or CESA 4, or join via Zoom Meeting.

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:00:00
Mentor/New Teacher Forum - February 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24451&memberid=46

Presenter: Fred Williams, Senior Program Consultant New Teacher Center

Cost:

  • $200/district
  • Free for New Teacher Project districts

Description: CESA 2 will host a learning and networking opportunity for all new teachers and mentors in districts. The learning will be supported by the New Teacher Center. The topics will be:

  • September 23--Optimal Learning Environment
  • December 4--Planning Conversations Guide (lessons meeting standards)
  • February 5--Analyzing Student Learning

Forums will take place via Zoom while also in-person at CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI, Room 115.

 

About the Presenter: 

Fred Williams served as a high school social studies teacher in Durham Public Schools for seventeen years. Then he began an administrative path and served as a high school principal for four years and then transitioned to Human Resources and served as Executive Director of HR in Durham Public Schools for seven years. While in HR he became very interested in the development and retention of beginning teachers and advocated for our district to partner with the New Teacher Center to create a full-time mentor program to serve the 700 initially licensed teachers in the district. That partnership was joyous and had immediate and consistent impact. Beginning teacher retention increased from about 72% t the 90%+ evel each year and, more importantly, the achievement of students taught by beginning teachers matched and often surpassed that of veteran and tenured colleagues. Another powerful benefit he found in the work is that the veteran educators who served as full-time mentors found an alternate path to express teacher leadership. In 2010, he left Durham Public Schools and began service as a Senior Program Consultant with NTC. With NTC he has now worked in over thirty states and continues to marvel at the talent he sees in the mentors and new teachers he serves and supports.

 

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - February 6, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24336&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

8:30am- Networking/check-in

9:00am - Meeting

2019-20 PAC Meeting Agendas TBD

NEXT MEETING(S)

March 5, 2020

April 2nd, 2020

May 7, 2020

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Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:30:00
RSN New Directors Network Meeting - February 6, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24581&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman, CESA 2 RSN Director

Description: This collaborative network is designed for special education directors who are new to their role to provide a forum for discussion, collaboration, and sharing of best practices to prepare students and teachers for learning and teaching in the 21st century. Topics and issues related to special education policies, best practice and leadership will be established and explored by members.

Cost: Free

 

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Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:00:00
Speech-Language Pathologists Network - February 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24794&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: This networking series will focus on equity in education, particularly in the areas of culture and bilingualism, communication and record keeping, and social-emotional development and trauma sensitivity. Attendees will receive ethics training and large group discussion in morning sessions followed by job-alike breakout sessions in the afternoon. Certificate of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).

Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas
  • Understand and describe the impact Title II/III particularly in relation to students who are EL and how this impacts FAPE and CCR-IEPs
  • Understand and identify linguistic diversity vs. language delay
  • Understand the implications and develop practices around pupil records (including e-records), data collection, and determining disability related need (DRN) when providing FAPE and when writing, attending, and updating IEPs
  • Understand/develop practices for timelines for evaluations and correlations to 504/MLSS/SLD
  • Evaluate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards as they relate to DRN and practice goal writing in these areas
  • Understand and develop practices for trauma-sensitive responses to students

Cost: $300

About the Presenter:

Mary S. Gerbig serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law, special education, and labor and employment matters. The primary client base she serves includes school districts, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) and other municipal employers. She has extensive experience with Wisconsin school districts and the correlating regulatory agencies. She has represented school districts in numerous student special education and discrimination hearings and mediations under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

 

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 08:00:00
Special Education Network - February 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24795&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: This networking series will focus on equity in education, particularly in the areas of culture and bilingualism, communication and record keeping, and social-emotional development and trauma sensitivity. Attendees will receive ethics training and large group discussion in morning sessions followed by job-alike breakout sessions in the afternoon. Certificate of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).

Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas
  • Understand and describe the impact Title II/III particularly in relation to students who are EL and how this impacts FAPE and CCR-IEPs
  • Understand and identify linguistic diversity vs. language delay
  • Understand the implications and develop practices around pupil records (including e-records), data collection, and determining disability related need (DRN) when providing FAPE and when writing, attending, and updating IEPs
  • Understand/develop practices for timelines for evaluations and correlations to 504/MLSS/SLD
  • Evaluate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) standards as they relate to DRN and practice goal writing in these areas
  • Understand and develop practices for trauma-sensitive responses to students

Cost: $300

About the Presenter:

Mary S. Gerbig serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law, special education, and labor and employment matters. The primary client base she serves includes school districts, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) and other municipal employers. She has extensive experience with Wisconsin school districts and the correlating regulatory agencies. She has represented school districts in numerous student special education and discrimination hearings and mediations under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

 

 

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 08:00:00
RSN Networking Meeting - February 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24141&memberid=46

Facilitator: Julie Preman

Cost: Free

Description: The Regional Special Education Network (RSN) is an alliance of CESA #2 Special Education Directors who work in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction. The overarching purpose of the RSN is to advance growth in academic achievement and career and community-based opportunities for students with disabilities by developing LEA capacity, fostering collaboration, and providing technical assistance to districts in a coordinated effort with other IDEA discretionary grants.

 

 

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00
TAN Network Meeting - February 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24755&memberid=46

Presenter: Paula Dabel

Description: TAN NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY.

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

About the Presenter:

Paula Dabel is the Transition Coordinator, Educational Consultant and CPI Trainer for CESA 2. Previously, Paula was a special education teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and Milton School Districts. Paula received her Bachelor and her Master's Degrees from UW- Whitewater. 

 

 

 

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - February 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23743&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

Description: Module 1 will focus on counting and Module 2 will focus on grouping, base ten understanding, and parts of a whole. Problem solving and mathematical thinking/discourse will be embedded across both days. Educators will engage in developmentally appropriate, activities that engage young children in playful mathematics with the goal of developing conceptual understandings that build a foundation for all math learning.

This workshop is ideal for Early Childhood, Kindergarten & 1st Grade.

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

 

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Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:30:00
ELL Network - February 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24456&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Cost: 

  • $675 for non-CESA 2 Consortium Members
  • Free for CESA 2 Consortium Members
  • Up to 3 Grad Credits are available from Concordia College at an additional cost, $149 per credit. Please contact Tere Masiarchin for more details on Grad Credits, tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org.

Registration includes lunch and copy of featured book Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success

Description: 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.

The ELL Network is Free for Title III Consortium members. Non-members may join and access valuable resources and networking opportunities, including:

  • 4 full-day meetings with materials, lunch, and snack or Monthly Online Option Network Meetings
  • Online resources for topics of network meetings
  • Online office hours/coaching once a month
  • ELevate Tips, Newsletters, and Videos

 

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - February 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24734&memberid=46

Presenter: Kaye Henrickson, Digital Literacy Director at CESA 4

Description: Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in 30 hours of dynamic in-person and online professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. This workshop is the two-day in person professional learning.  We will set you up to begin the online modules (15 weeks) at the end of this workshop. We will facilitate and support the online portion of your learning as well.

After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio which will be evaluated by ISTE, the only organization that awards the certification.

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator:

  1. Attend in-person workshop (1-2 days)

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

  3. Prepare and submit an eportfolio to ISTE for review (6 months) - the educator will be provided access to a certification portal where participants can get feedback from their cohort while preparing their portfolio of artifacts and reflections.

Once submitted, ISTE Certification Evaluators will review the artifacts. Those who successfully meet the certification will become ISTE Certified Educators.

https://www.cesa2.org/profdev/iste-certification.cfm#d604924

Cost: $825

About the Presenter:

Kaye Henrickson brings over 20 years of classroom experience to CESA #4. Her first teaching experience came in Grades 3 and 6 in the Whitehall School District. She has spent the last 13 years in the Black River Falls School District, serving as Grade 8 English teacher, Team Leader and Technology Integration Coach. She is eager to bring her strong classroom connections and passion for student engagement and achievement to share best practices and developmentally appropriate instruction to connect the world of educator accountability to the digital world of our students.

 

 

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Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:00:00
ACP Networking Meeting - Spring - February 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24936&memberid=46

Cost: No Cost

Description: Attend our spring networking meeting to learn more about partnership opportunities with Gateway Technical, Madison College, and Blackhawk Technical. Guest speakers will include:

  • Katie Graf - Director, High School Partnerships for Gateway Technical College
  • Jeremy Walden - Early College Partnership Manager, Madison College
  • Megan Miller - Early College Specialist Blackhawk Technical College


Topics will include:

  • DWD Fast Forward Teacher Training Grant
  • 2020-2021 HS Academy Options for HS Students
  • ACP Support

 

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Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:00:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - February 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23924&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $245, includes lunch and NVCI workbook

Description: This training helps staff assess a child's actions and how their own actions affect the situation. The participants are given specific tools in order to respond to an escalating student in an appropriate way. They will learn disengagements and holds for situations that escalate instead of de-escalate. Participants will receive a card from CPI to show they are certified in NVCI.

About the Presenter:

Kristi KimberlinKristi Kimberlin is a Social Worker for CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 from Indianapolis, IN where she has over 20 years experience working with children, families, and schools. Her background includes work in private practice, school social work and counseling, and health education. Kristi holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Social Work with special certifications in School Counseling and in working with the emotional and social health of young children. Providing life-skills programming to students in the classroom is a passion of hers, along with coaching and supporting those working with children.

 

 

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00:00
Equitable Literacy and the Workshop Model: 3 Day Series - February 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24693&memberid=46

Presenters: Diane Jensen, Robin Rivas, Mary Jo Ziegler

Description: This three day series will integrate Literacy strategies and practices that support diverse learners in a workshop model. Participants will collaborate around the Wisconsin State Standards for English Language Arts and consider how to equitably meet the needs of all students including English learners and students with IEP’s. Incorporating the Universal Design Framework, educators will learn and apply strategies to K-10 Literacy instruction. Each session will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice, analyze formative data, and consider next step possibilities for equitable continuous improvement of effective Literacy Instruction.

Cost: $450

About the Presenters:

Diane Jensen has over 30 years of teaching experience as a middle and high school special education teacher, instructional coach, and most recently as a 5th grade general education teacher. The majority of Diane’s career was at Monona Grove High School as a special education teacher and instructional coach with an emphasis on college and career readiness skills, differentiation, and effective instructional practices. This is Diane’s 5th year working exclusively with teachers via professional development and on-site coaching experiences.

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.

 

 

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:30:00
District Family Engagement Liaison Training (DFEL) - February 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24875&memberid=46 Description: The Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative (WSPEI) invites your school district pupil services and special education directors to invite a parent in your district to receive free training on how to partner with your district and model family-school partnerships. This program provides the school district and parent with guidance on the potential roles of the district liaison and also provides support and training throughout the partnership.

The training is for District identified Parent or Family Liaisons. However, any parent, family member or educator is welcome to join us.

Day 1 Topics:
WSPEI Grant & DFEL Program Overview
College and Career Ready IEPs
Communications & Partnerships

Day 2 Topics:
Transition Planning
Navigating Special Education Resources
Family Engagement
Confidentiality

Presenters: Carlene Chavez & Hector Portillo

           

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:30:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - February 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24734&memberid=46

Presenter: Kaye Henrickson, Digital Literacy Director at CESA 4

Description: Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in 30 hours of dynamic in-person and online professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. This workshop is the two-day in person professional learning.  We will set you up to begin the online modules (15 weeks) at the end of this workshop. We will facilitate and support the online portion of your learning as well.

After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio which will be evaluated by ISTE, the only organization that awards the certification.

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator:

  1. Attend in-person workshop (1-2 days)

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

  3. Prepare and submit an eportfolio to ISTE for review (6 months) - the educator will be provided access to a certification portal where participants can get feedback from their cohort while preparing their portfolio of artifacts and reflections.

Once submitted, ISTE Certification Evaluators will review the artifacts. Those who successfully meet the certification will become ISTE Certified Educators.

https://www.cesa2.org/profdev/iste-certification.cfm#d604924

Cost: $825

About the Presenter:

Kaye Henrickson brings over 20 years of classroom experience to CESA #4. Her first teaching experience came in Grades 3 and 6 in the Whitehall School District. She has spent the last 13 years in the Black River Falls School District, serving as Grade 8 English teacher, Team Leader and Technology Integration Coach. She is eager to bring her strong classroom connections and passion for student engagement and achievement to share best practices and developmentally appropriate instruction to connect the world of educator accountability to the digital world of our students.

 

 

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent Legislative Breakfast - February 14, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24606&memberid=46 CESA 2 is continuing our Legislative Breakfast during the Spring 2019 legislative session. This meeting provides an opportunity to dialogue with our legislators through an on-going forum in which legislators share legislative work that is focused on or will have an effect on PreK-12 education. The goal is to gain an understanding of their perspectives, share district perspectives, and to generate a fruitful dialogue that identifies and illustrates current and future potential outcomes that may emerge for the schools and communities we all serve.

2019-20 Legislative Breakfast Forum Dates:

  • October 11, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • January 10, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 10, 2020

TIME: 8:30-9:00 - Check-in  |  9:00-10:30 - Legislative Breakfast Meeting 

COST: $10 per person

LOCATION: Country Inn & Suites, 1650 Doris Drive, Fort Atkinson WI 53538 [intersection of Highway’s 26 and 12]

 

 

 

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:30:00
"See-the-Sound" Visual Phonics - February 14, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24887&memberid=46

Presenters: Melissa Carrie

Description: "See-the-Sound" Visual Phonics is a system of 46 unique hand cues and symbols that represent the sounds of the English language. It includes the sounds commonly referred to as vowels, consonants, dipthongs and digraphs. Each hand cue is associated with the production of the sound, making it simple for students to connect the sounds with the hand cue!

Cost: $200

 

About the Presenter:

MELISSA CARRIE, ICLI LICENSED TRAINER - Melissa is an ICLI licensed trainer and teacher of students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing through CESA 4. Melissa obtained her Bachelors of Science in Education with the Emphasis in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing from Northern Illinois University in May 2003 and her Masters of Education in Professional Development from UW-La Crosse in May 2012.

 

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Universal Design for Learning: Designing Equitable and Accessible Lessons for All Students - February 18, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25009&memberid=46


Presenter: Diane Jensen

Cost: $70, includes Universal Design Daily by Dr. Paula Kluth. Lunch included.

Description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically valid framework for guiding instructional practice that provides flexibility in how information is presented, how students are engaged, and how students demonstrate what they have learned. The variability in our learners and barriers in the curriculum are essential considerations in designing instruction. A UDL lesson design template will be used to design lessons for your classroom using strategies that support all learners.

 

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Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Designing and Delivering High Quality Inclusive Services in Early Childhood - February 19, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25011&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Michelle Ogorek

Description: 

So, you know preschool inclusion is important and results in positive outcomes for students, but what should it look like in daily practice? Do you want to provide more inclusive opportunities for students but just don’t know where to start? Do you currently provide services in an inclusive setting but want to examine your practices and service delivery? If so, this workshop is for you.

This full day workshop for early childhood teams will explore:

  • IEP development that leads to more inclusive services,
  • Determining service delivery options based on student’s needs,
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities of inclusive team members,
  • The use of quality universal instructional strategies,
  • Designing and delivering specially designed instruction, and
  • Effective strategies for collaboration.

The focus of the day will be working as a team to provide high quality inclusive services in your program. Participants will also be given opportunities to collaborate with other colleagues regarding how to best implement inclusive services into their own program.

Attendance as a team is recommended but not required.

Cost: No Cost, lunch included

About the Presenters:

 

Nicole Aldworth is an Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 with almost 20 years of experience working with young children and their families. Nicole spent most of her career working in the Sun Prairie Area School District and Marshall Public Schools teaching Early Childhood Special Education, 4K, and 5K. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education, special education. Providing rich and engaging early literacy opportunities for all children is a passion of hers, along with coaching and support of those working with young children.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Ogorek has been working in the field of Early Childhood for over 25 years as a provider, a mentor, a diagnostician, a program support teacher, administrator and currently as the Statewide Early Childhood Coordinator for Wisconsin.  Educational background includes an undergraduate in Early Childhood Special Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an additional degree in Administrative Leadership.

 

 

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Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:00:00
Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Advanced Level Series - February 19, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24617&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description: The Advanced Best Practices for Teaching ELs is designed for those with a knowledge of the SIOP Model. In this two-day advanced workshop series, we will briefly review specific features of the SIOP Model and deepen your knowledge of the components of SIOPs in order to create an implementation plan to support universal and core instruction of all students through implementing the components and features of SIOP. Participants will also extend their own professional skills in supporting teachers’ SIOP implementation through supporting lesson planning in grade level or professional learning communities, and lesson study.

In order to make sure this advanced workshop fits your needs, please make sure you:

  • Have attended a Best Practices for ELs: Foundations workshop.
  • Understand the SIOP Model.
  • Are able to create and utilize an implementation plan to use through your pd, coaching, or leadership role.
  • Have attended the Best Practices for Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level


Teams are strongly encouraged to attend and create an implementation plan.
Companion workshop series you may be interested in: Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level

 

Cost: 

  • $60/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $60/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $60/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

1-3 Credits available through Concordia, $149 per credit. Please contact Tere Masiarchin, tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org, for more details.

 

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:00:00
Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Advanced Level Series - February 20, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24617&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description: The Advanced Best Practices for Teaching ELs is designed for those with a knowledge of the SIOP Model. In this two-day advanced workshop series, we will briefly review specific features of the SIOP Model and deepen your knowledge of the components of SIOPs in order to create an implementation plan to support universal and core instruction of all students through implementing the components and features of SIOP. Participants will also extend their own professional skills in supporting teachers’ SIOP implementation through supporting lesson planning in grade level or professional learning communities, and lesson study.

In order to make sure this advanced workshop fits your needs, please make sure you:

  • Have attended a Best Practices for ELs: Foundations workshop.
  • Understand the SIOP Model.
  • Are able to create and utilize an implementation plan to use through your pd, coaching, or leadership role.
  • Have attended the Best Practices for Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level


Teams are strongly encouraged to attend and create an implementation plan.
Companion workshop series you may be interested in: Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations Level

 

Cost: 

  • $60/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $60/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $60/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

1-3 Credits available through Concordia, $149 per credit. Please contact Tere Masiarchin, tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org, for more details.

 

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - February 21, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic, Dr. Valerie Schmitz & Joseph Kanke

Cost: $450, includes book

Description: Instructional coaches and Teacher mentors are coaching for student outcomes. Evidence-based instructional practices are the foundation for this work along with effective coaching skills. This workshop series will explore high yield instructional practices essential for inclusive classrooms and embed critical coaching skills into instructional conversations.

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on September 27th.

Registration to this workshop includes a copy of Coaching Matters by Chris Bryan, Cindy Harrison, Heather Clifton, and Joellen Killion.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

 

 

Joseph Kanke is heading into his second year as Wisconsin DPI's statewide coaching coordinator. Prior to this position he worked as a coach for an Educational Service Center in Austin, Texas and as a campus-based instructional coach. His mission is to act as a liaison between the field and the state with the intention of creating a statewide system of coaching supports for regions, districts and schools to access as they develop their own coaching programs. He is also passionate about equity and how coaches can hold this at the center of their work.

 

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Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:30:00
EC Networking - February 21, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24588&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Description: Networking and shared professional development opportunities make a significant contribution to quality of work life for professionals working with young children and their families. Early Childhood Networking meetings are offered to all persons in the CESA 2 region that are interesting 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 practice with the focus on current topics in EC.

Focus Topic: Speech and Language LRE services

Cost: Free

About the Presenters:

Karen Russell is the Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She comes to this position with over 20 years of experience as a teacher working with children and families in a variety of settings as an ECSE teacher within school district programming, an Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Programming, and as a 4K and 5K teacher. Karen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Aldworth is an Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 with almost 20 years of experience working with young children and their families. Nicole spent most of her career working in the Sun Prairie Area School District and Marshall Public Schools teaching Early Childhood Special Education, 4K, and 5K. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education, special education. Providing rich and engaging early literacy opportunities for all children is a passion of hers, along with coaching and support of those working with young children.

 

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Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - February 25, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description: Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

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Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - February 25, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23673&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

Description: This three day series and instructional coaching session will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, and Geometry. Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

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Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - February 26, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description: Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:30:00
UMS Meeting - February 26, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23015&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: DPI UMS Meeting for Educator Effectiveness (EE Model)

About the Presenter:

Valerie SchmitzValerie Schmitz, PhD is the Senior Director of the Continuous Improvement and Implementation Center of Excellence for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 09:00:00
EP EPIC Meeting - February 26, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23026&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: DPI EP EPIC Meeting for Educator Effectiveness (EP Model)

About the Presenter:

Valerie SchmitzValerie Schmitz, PhD is the Senior Director of the Continuous Improvement and Implementation Center of Excellence for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - February 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description:  Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

Training 1—(PLSi 1) Aug. 8-9—Instructional Mentoring: Mentoring language, collegial partnerships, fostering social and emotional growth, lesson planning for rigorous grade-level content standards, equitable access to content

 

Training 2—(PLSi 2) Oct. 3-4—Using Data to Inform Instruction: Identify grade level content evidence, Use tools to analyze student learning to assure grade level learning, scaffolding instruction, development of social emotional competencies, giving specific feedback

 

Training 3—(PLSi 3) Nov. 21-22—Observing and Giving Feedback: Tools for effective classrooms, active listening, evidence of grade level content, providing actionable feedback

 

Training 4—(PLSi 4) Feb 27-28—Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice: Mentor for rigor, coaching cycle, data and entry points for coaching, putting it all together with the tools for practice

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:30:00
CESA Statewide Forum: Standards-Based Learning & Grading - February 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24808&memberid=46

2020 CESA Statewide Forum: Standards-Based Learning & Grading

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

Location: Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wi Dells

Cost: $70

Join the CESAs and colleagues from around the state of Wisconsin for a workshop with international speaker and author, Tom Guskey. 

 

After a morning workshop with Tom Guskey, the afternoon offers educators a schedule of thoughtfully selected topics, including a variety of challenges for grading and reporting practices that Standards-based education poses. Collaborate with prominent local educators and walk away with strategies and best practices to support your teaching and learning initiatives.

Thomas R. Guskey is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky where he served as Department Chair, Head of the Educational Psychology Area Committee, and President of the Faculty Council. Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of 24 award-winning books and more than 250 book chapters, articles, and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, grading, and professional learning. His work is dedicated to helping teachers, and school leaders use quality educational research to help all of their students learn well and gain the many valuable benefits of that success.

 

Sponsored by 

                                 

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Promoting Mental Health in Young Children: Pyramid Model Training Series - February 28, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24069&memberid=46

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

Description: The Pyramid Model is a Multi-Leveled System of Support (MLSS) to enhance social & emotional competence in infants, toddlers & young children. It offers evidence-based strategies for parents & professionals to support optimal development & prevent challenging behaviors. The Pyramid Model is consistent with the public health/mental health model of promotion, prevention & intervention. The Pyramid Model framework is a Response to Intervention (RtI) for early childhood. Program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model is the model for implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in programs for young children.

For additional information on the Pyramid Model in WI please see http://www.collaboratingpartners.com/wi-pyramid-model/

Presenter:

Karen RussellKaren Russell is the Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She comes to this position with over 20 years of experience as a teacher working with children and families in a variety of settings as an ECSE teacher within school district programming, an Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Programming, and as a 4K and 5K teacher. Karen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education.

 

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - February 28, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

Cost: $3,150 per mentor trained (for all 8 days)

Description:  Mentor Training from the New Teacher Center includes 8 full days of training from the New Teacher Center in Chicago, Mentor and New Teacher Forums open to your district at no charge, in-field coaching and support from CESA 2, Design Team Meetings (a leader from each district helps to design the program based on consortium needs), and all support materials and research-based tools from the New Teacher Center.

The New Teacher Center has over 20 years of research and practice with outside research showing additional growth of 2-5 or sometimes 2-7 months growth in the students of new teachers whose mentors have had this training. It has also shown a 31% hgher retention rate of new teachers.

 

Training 1—(PLSi 1) Aug. 8-9—Instructional Mentoring: Mentoring language, collegial partnerships, fostering social and emotional growth, lesson planning for rigorous grade-level content standards, equitable access to content

 

Training 2—(PLSi 2) Oct. 3-4—Using Data to Inform Instruction: Identify grade level content evidence, Use tools to analyze student learning to assure grade level learning, scaffolding instruction, development of social emotional competencies, giving specific feedback

 

Training 3—(PLSi 3) Nov. 21-22—Observing and Giving Feedback: Tools for effective classrooms, active listening, evidence of grade level content, providing actionable feedback

 

Training 4—(PLSi 4) Feb 27-28—Assessing Growth and Deepening Practice: Mentor for rigor, coaching cycle, data and entry points for coaching, putting it all together with the tools for practice

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:30:00
MLSS Through The EL Lens - March 3, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24866&memberid=46

Presenter: Robin Rivas

Description: How do you meet the linguistic and cultural needs of English Learners within your multi-tiered system of support?

Participants will explore the WI framework of E-MLSS to identify local priority/need through a continuous improvement process, engage in conversations around systemic thinking, beliefs, and systematic practices, and identify potential approaches, solutions, or strategies (long term, medium term, short term).

Topics will include: Understanding ELs' and Their Needs, Introducing and applying WI Framework of E-MLSS, and Identifying Potential Giftedness of ELs.

Participants will examine their own systems of support to identify places for increased support of EL considerations. The focus will be on Tier 1, Tier 2, and potential giftedness.

Included is the book, Differentiation for Gifted Learners by Cash & Heacox, at no additional cost.

Cost:

  • $180 for Non-members
  • $60 for Immigrant Grant Members
  • $60 for Title III Consortium Members

About the Presenter:

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Robin Rivas is a member of the WI DPI Javits Grant team and has worked with districts on supporting their E-MLSS. Robin recently completed her case study on RtI and ELs as part of her doctoral program at Walden University.

 

 

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Leading For Equity: 4 Day Series - March 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24807&memberid=46 CESA 2 is excited to collaborate with the National Equity Project to bring the Leading for Equity series to CESA 2. This is free for CESA 2 district leadership teams and will be facilitated through four sessions. Please note, there are 3 half days and 1 full day.

 

NEP logoLeading for Equity

The Leading For Equity™ series is a signature service of the National Equity Project, working with leaders (both formal and informal) to develop their capacity to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families.

Leading for Equity is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for sharing, reflection, and planning to inform your current work. The Leading For Equity series will develop individual and collective leadership at every level of schools, districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations. Teams deepen their commitment, relationships, and efficacy while developing strategies toward equity goals.  Teams receive expert, caring guidance and facilitation to work together to address the personal and technical challenges they face in their educational equity efforts.

Sessions

Learning sessions will focus on deepening participant awareness and understanding of key concepts and frameworks for examining and addressing disparities impacting the experiences and outcomes of students who have been historically marginalized within our school systems. Specific objectives include:

  • Expanding ability to articulate an Equity Imperative

  • Increasing ability to identify, analyze, and address issues of inequity

  • Developing skills, strategies, and approaches to maintain leadership for equity

Content and Resources

Content and resources for the sessions will be drawn from the following:

  • Historical roots, current realities of, and personal experiences with racial equity disparities

  • Exploration of the ways in which implicit bias is formed and how it impacts and reinforces decisions that marginalize groups of people

  • Examination of opportunity structures, situatedness, and experiences of belonging within our districts and communities

  • Understanding how stereotype threat impacts student learning and methods for interrupting this impact

  • Leadership for Equity Competencies

  • Power of personal narrative and strategies for incorporating listening as an equity leadership strategy

  • Systems approach to addressing racial equity issues

 

 

Sponsored by

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Thu, 05 Mar 2020 08:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - March 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24337&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

8:30am- Networking/check-in

9:00am - Meeting

2019-20 PAC Meeting Agendas TBD

NEXT MEETING(S)

April 2nd, 2020

May 7, 2020

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Thu, 05 Mar 2020 08:30:00
Technology Leadership Network: Cybersecurity Series - March 11, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24629&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke, CESA 2's Senior Director of Digital Leadership & Learning

Description: Technology Leadership Network provides facilitation to support dialogue pertaining to district technology. Participants will learn, share, and problem-solve new ways of integrating technology in educational systems. This is a great network to connect and support each other collaboratively.

Cost: $200

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 09:00:00
EE New Principal Virtual Connection - March 11, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25012&memberid=46

Presenters: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: No Cost

Description:

Join us for a virtual networking session for new principals. We will share resources and practices specific to our work in Educator Effectiveness and work as new leaders in schools. The meetings are offered at no charge and will be held via zoom. A camera and microphone is suggested.

The URL to join is https://zoom.us/my/valerieschmitz

About the Presenter:

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 11:30:00
Library Media Specialist Network - March 11, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24749&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Description: Library Media Specialists will come together to work on Future Ready Library plans and collaborate on topics and current issues that support libraries and the systems around them. We will collect resources and materials to create and support programming goals. Finally, we will dedicate time for sharing and discussing ideas and methodology that is applicable in the field.

Cost: $25

Network Dates:

  • October 18, 2019
  • January 17, 2020
  • March 6, 2020
  • May 15, 2020

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:30:00
Web-cast: CCR IEPs with a Focus on Social Emotional Learning - March 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24602&memberid=46

HELD AT CESA 1 WITH LIVE BROADCAST TO ALL PARTICIPATING CESAS (please choose which CESA you will view the broadcast during registration)

Workshop Learning Objectives

•Increased understanding of the CCR-IEP 5 Step Process (focus on steps 1 & 2), with an emphasis on students with autism and those with emotional/behavioral disabilities.

•Application of Steps 1 and 2 of the Five Step Process to support teams in developing IEPs designed to improve access, engagement, and progress for students.

•Practice using root cause analysis to identify disability related needs of students in the areas of social emotional learning, including social communication, sensory processing, self-regulation, flexibility, resilience, and executive functioning.

•Identify strategies to use in preparing for and participating in IEP team meetings.

• Awareness of CCR-IEP resources

 

Preparation for the Workshop

Participants are encouraged to review each of the Five Step Process Webinars or other resources (e.g. at a glance documents) available on the WI DPI CCR IEP Learning Resources web page

In addition, participants are strongly encouraged to attend in groups of at least two from the same district. Each participant must bring a copy of a student’s IEP* to use as reference or have access to an IEP online to use during the training. 

 

*Workshop participants are reminded of FERPA protections and are highly encouraged to redact personally identifiable information from IEPs they may happen to share with participants from other districts during workshop activities.

 

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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 08:30:00
Facilitating Learning with the 2019 Wisconsin Standards for World Language - March 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24374&memberid=46

Presenter: Pam Delfosse, DPI World Language and Global Education Consultant

Cost: $25, includes lunch

Description: The focus for this workshop is to build understanding and prepare participants to use the revised standards for world language learning in Wisconsin.  Content will be relevant to classroom teachers, world language department Chairs, instructional coaches, directors of instruction, and educator effectiveness evaluators. 

Contemporary world language classrooms prepare students to be world-ready with functional language proficiency, intercultural skills and global competence.  This workshop will help educators prepare to plan and facilitate learning with the revised Wisconsin Standards for World Languages.  Following an introduction to the standards, participants will deepen and check their understanding through collaborative tasks. 

Participants are encouraged to bring curriculum, units, performance assessments, or lesson plans for individual or group standards-based instructional planning. Time will be dedicated for that purpose in the afternoon. 

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. Explain the vision and components of the revised Wisconsin Standards for World Languages.
  2. Identify how the revised Standards will impact how they plan, facilitate, and assess learning.
  3. Define professional learning and practice goals for Standards implementation.
  4. Plan for learning using the revised Standards.

 

About the Presenter:

Pam Delfosse serves as the World Language and Global Education for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Her professional practice is dedicated to providing all students equity in access to the benefits of language, intercultural, and global learning.  Pam is a former English as a Second Language and Japanese language educator.  Her work is informed by her preparation as a Principal and Director of Instruction, and a Master’s degree in Educational Policy.  Nationally, she supports teacher education and student language learning in less-commonly taught languages as a STARTALK Team Leader and serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for International Education Exchange.  Pam’s areas of expertise include program evaluation, instructional coaching, instructional design, and assessment.   

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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent Legislative Breakfast - March 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24607&memberid=46 CESA 2 is continuing our Legislative Breakfast during the Spring 2019 legislative session. This meeting provides an opportunity to dialogue with our legislators through an on-going forum in which legislators share legislative work that is focused on or will have an effect on PreK-12 education. The goal is to gain an understanding of their perspectives, share district perspectives, and to generate a fruitful dialogue that identifies and illustrates current and future potential outcomes that may emerge for the schools and communities we all serve.

2019-20 Legislative Breakfast Forum Dates:

  • October 11, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • January 10, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 10, 2020

TIME: 8:30-9:00 - Check-in  |  9:00-10:30 - Legislative Breakfast Meeting 

COST: $10 per person

LOCATION: Country Inn & Suites, 1650 Doris Drive, Fort Atkinson WI 53538 [intersection of Highway’s 26 and 12]

 

 

 

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Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:30:00
"See-the-Sound" Visual Phonics - March 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24887&memberid=46

Presenters: Melissa Carrie

Description: "See-the-Sound" Visual Phonics is a system of 46 unique hand cues and symbols that represent the sounds of the English language. It includes the sounds commonly referred to as vowels, consonants, dipthongs and digraphs. Each hand cue is associated with the production of the sound, making it simple for students to connect the sounds with the hand cue!

Cost: $200

 

About the Presenter:

MELISSA CARRIE, ICLI LICENSED TRAINER - Melissa is an ICLI licensed trainer and teacher of students who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing through CESA 4. Melissa obtained her Bachelors of Science in Education with the Emphasis in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing from Northern Illinois University in May 2003 and her Masters of Education in Professional Development from UW-La Crosse in May 2012.

 

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Fri, 13 Mar 2020 08:30:00
Continuous Improvement Network Series - March 18, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23831&memberid=46

Presenters: Deidra Gorman, Ed O'Connor, Valerie Schmitz & Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $15, includes lunch

Description: The CESA 2 Continuous Improvement Network, formerly known as the Technical Assistance Network, is a grant funded series intended to support districts as they work to install and refine an equitable multilevel system of support. District Leadership Teams should attend together to engage in collaborative learning around the State's continuous improvement process, implementation science, and effective instructional practices with an emphasis on equity. Districts and schools identified as in need of improvement get early access to registration, but all districts are invited to join in the learning and build a system that leads to successful students.

'19-'20 Series Dates: August 6October 28March 18June 2

Please register for each session you are able to attend for correct material and food count.

About the Presenters: 

Ed O’Connor, PhD directs the Effective Practices for Systems Center for CESA 2. Previously, Ed served the Monona Grove School District for 15 years as a school psychologist and as Director of Continuous Improvement and Assessment. Ed has worked at all levels from 4K-12. He also works at the collegiate level as a lecturer in the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ed has longstanding research interests in the areas of early literacy instruction and assessment, effective instruction, bridging the research-practice gap, systems change and models of continuous improvement in education, problem solving/response to instruction, and preparing students to be “college and career ready.” Ed is a frequent presenter on these topics at state and national conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:00:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Entire Series - March 19, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23470&memberid=46

Presenters: Kirstin McDaniel, Social Studies Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction & Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Senior Director, Continuous Improvement and Implementation Center of Excellence for CESA 2

Cost: $450 for entire 3 day series or $175 per day

Description: The Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies (2018) have been adopted by the Wisconsin State Superintendent. The new standards provide a foundation that identifies what students should know and be able to do in social studies classes. During this workshop you will work on implementing these standards.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:30:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Day 3 Only - March 19, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23473&memberid=46

Presenters: Kirstin McDaniel, Social Studies Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction & Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Senior Director, Continuous Improvement and Implementation Center of Excellence for CESA 2

Cost: $175 per day or $450 for entire 3 day series

Description: The Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies (2018) have been adopted by the Wisconsin State Superintendent. The new standards provide a foundation that identifies what students should know and be able to do in social studies classes. During this workshop you will work on implementing these standards.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:30:00
CCR IEP's Students with a Most Significant Cognitive Disability & Students with Considerable Discrepancies in General Assessment: Full Day Workshop - March 20, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24528&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 4 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:30:00 College and Career Ready IEPs with a Focus on Social and Emotional Learning - March 26, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24895&memberid=46

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Increased understanding of the CCR-IEP 5 Step Process, with a focus on students with autism and students with emotional/behavioral disabilities.
  • Application of Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Five Step Process to support teams in developing IEPs designed to improve access, engagement, and progress for students.
  • Practice using root cause analysis to identify disability related needs of students in the areas of social emotional learning, including social communication, sensory processing, self-regulation, flexibility, resilience, and executive functioning.
  • Identify strategies to use in preparing for and participating in IEP team meetings.
  • Awareness of CCR-IEP resources.

 

Preparation for the Workshop

Participants are encouraged to review each of the Five Step Process Webinars or other resources (e.g. at a glance documents) available on the WI DPI CCR IEP Learning Resources web page

In addition, participants are strongly encouraged to attend in groups of at least two from the same district. Each participant must bring a copy of a student’s IEP* to use as reference or have access to an IEP online to use during the training. 

*Workshop participants are reminded of FERPA protections and are highly encouraged to redact personally identifiable information from IEPs they may happen to share with participants from other districts during workshop activities.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - April 2, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24338&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

8:30am- Networking/check-in

9:00am - Meeting

2019-20 PAC Meeting Agendas TBD

NEXT MEETING(S)

May 7, 2020

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Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:30:00
RSN New Directors Network Meeting - April 2, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24582&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman, CESA 2 RSN Director

Description: This collaborative network is designed for special education directors who are new to their role to provide a forum for discussion, collaboration, and sharing of best practices to prepare students and teachers for learning and teaching in the 21st century. Topics and issues related to special education policies, best practice and leadership will be established and explored by members.

Cost: Free

 

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Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Leading For Equity: 4 Day Series - April 2, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24807&memberid=46 CESA 2 is excited to collaborate with the National Equity Project to bring the Leading for Equity series to CESA 2. This is free for CESA 2 district leadership teams and will be facilitated through four sessions. Please note, there are 3 half days and 1 full day.

 

NEP logoLeading for Equity

The Leading For Equity™ series is a signature service of the National Equity Project, working with leaders (both formal and informal) to develop their capacity to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families.

Leading for Equity is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for sharing, reflection, and planning to inform your current work. The Leading For Equity series will develop individual and collective leadership at every level of schools, districts, foundations or nonprofit organizations. Teams deepen their commitment, relationships, and efficacy while developing strategies toward equity goals.  Teams receive expert, caring guidance and facilitation to work together to address the personal and technical challenges they face in their educational equity efforts.

Sessions

Learning sessions will focus on deepening participant awareness and understanding of key concepts and frameworks for examining and addressing disparities impacting the experiences and outcomes of students who have been historically marginalized within our school systems. Specific objectives include:

  • Expanding ability to articulate an Equity Imperative

  • Increasing ability to identify, analyze, and address issues of inequity

  • Developing skills, strategies, and approaches to maintain leadership for equity

Content and Resources

Content and resources for the sessions will be drawn from the following:

  • Historical roots, current realities of, and personal experiences with racial equity disparities

  • Exploration of the ways in which implicit bias is formed and how it impacts and reinforces decisions that marginalize groups of people

  • Examination of opportunity structures, situatedness, and experiences of belonging within our districts and communities

  • Understanding how stereotype threat impacts student learning and methods for interrupting this impact

  • Leadership for Equity Competencies

  • Power of personal narrative and strategies for incorporating listening as an equity leadership strategy

  • Systems approach to addressing racial equity issues

 

 

Sponsored by

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Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - April 3, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic, Dr. Valerie Schmitz & Joseph Kanke

Cost: $450, includes book

Description: Instructional coaches and Teacher mentors are coaching for student outcomes. Evidence-based instructional practices are the foundation for this work along with effective coaching skills. This workshop series will explore high yield instructional practices essential for inclusive classrooms and embed critical coaching skills into instructional conversations.

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on September 27th.

Registration to this workshop includes a copy of Coaching Matters by Chris Bryan, Cindy Harrison, Heather Clifton, and Joellen Killion.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

 

 

Joseph Kanke is heading into his second year as Wisconsin DPI's statewide coaching coordinator. Prior to this position he worked as a coach for an Educational Service Center in Austin, Texas and as a campus-based instructional coach. His mission is to act as a liaison between the field and the state with the intention of creating a statewide system of coaching supports for regions, districts and schools to access as they develop their own coaching programs. He is also passionate about equity and how coaches can hold this at the center of their work.

 

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Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - April 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

Description: This three day series will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, Rates & Proportions, Functions, Geometry and Statistics. Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

 

About the Presenter:

Steven Mijajlovic is a Curriculum and Coaching Consultant with CESA 2. Steven comes to CESA 2 with ten years of experience in Mathematics and STEM across all grades. He taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs. Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University. His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse. 

 

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent Legislative Breakfast - April 10, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24608&memberid=46 CESA 2 is continuing our Legislative Breakfast during the Spring 2019 legislative session. This meeting provides an opportunity to dialogue with our legislators through an on-going forum in which legislators share legislative work that is focused on or will have an effect on PreK-12 education. The goal is to gain an understanding of their perspectives, share district perspectives, and to generate a fruitful dialogue that identifies and illustrates current and future potential outcomes that may emerge for the schools and communities we all serve.

2019-20 Legislative Breakfast Forum Dates:

  • October 11, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • January 10, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
  • March 13, 2020
  • April 10, 2020

TIME: 8:30-9:00 - Check-in  |  9:00-10:30 - Legislative Breakfast Meeting 

COST: $10 per person

LOCATION: Country Inn & Suites, 1650 Doris Drive, Fort Atkinson WI 53538 [intersection of Highway’s 26 and 12]

 

 

 

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher Course - April 14, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23926&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $140, includes NVCI Refresher workbook

Description: This half day refresher course helps staff assess a child's actions and how their own actions affect the situation. The participants are given specific tools in order to respond to an escalating student in an appropriate way. They will learn disengagements and holds for situations that escalate instead of de-escalate. 

About the Presenter:

Kristi KimberlinKristi Kimberlin is a Social Worker for CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 from Indianapolis, IN where she has over 20 years experience working with children, families, and schools. Her background includes work in private practice, school social work and counseling, and health education. Kristi holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Social Work with special certifications in School Counseling and in working with the emotional and social health of young children. Providing life-skills programming to students in the classroom is a passion of hers, along with coaching and supporting those working with children.

 

 

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Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:00:00
EC Networking - April 15, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24589&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Description: Networking and shared professional development opportunities make a significant contribution to quality of work life for professionals working with young children and their families. Early Childhood Networking meetings are offered to all persons in the CESA 2 region that are interesting 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 practice with the focus on current topics in EC.

Focus Topic: Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Discussion

Cost: Free

About the Presenters:

Karen Russell is the Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She comes to this position with over 20 years of experience as a teacher working with children and families in a variety of settings as an ECSE teacher within school district programming, an Early Interventionist with Birth to Three Programming, and as a 4K and 5K teacher. Karen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Aldworth is an Early Childhood Program Support Teacher at CESA 2. She joins CESA 2 with almost 20 years of experience working with young children and their families. Nicole spent most of her career working in the Sun Prairie Area School District and Marshall Public Schools teaching Early Childhood Special Education, 4K, and 5K. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of early childhood education, special education. Providing rich and engaging early literacy opportunities for all children is a passion of hers, along with coaching and support of those working with young children.

 

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:00:00
Leading For Learning - April 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23047&memberid=46 Presenters: Chris Jakicic, Angela Freese, Anthony Muhammad, Mike Mattos

Cost: Free

Description: Gather your leadership team* and join us as we launch a 3-year, deep-dive into equity-based school improvement! The 2019-20 Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) features four superb, FREE professional development events designed to strengthen PLC practices and processes. School-based leadership teams will experience sustained learning across the school year, gaining powerful tools and practical tips as they develop the expertise to:

  • Develop a Healthy School Culture
  • Ensure a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • Build Rigorous Learning Expectations
  • Utilize Team-Created Assessment Strategies
  • Design Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Provide Coaching Support for PLC Teams

* Recommended team composition: 4–12 teacher leaders and building/district administrators working side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students. All team members must register individually.

 

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Thu, 16 Apr 2020 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - April 17, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23054&memberid=46 Cost: Free

Description: Gather your leadership team* and join us as we launch a 3-year, deep-dive into equity-based school improvement! The 2019-20 Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) features four superb, FREE professional development events designed to strengthen PLC practices and processes. School-based leadership teams will experience sustained learning across the school year, gaining powerful tools and practical tips as they develop the expertise to:

  • Develop a Healthy School Culture
  • Ensure a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • Build Rigorous Learning Expectations
  • Utilize Team-Created Assessment Strategies
  • Design Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Provide Coaching Support for PLC Teams

* Recommended team composition: 4–12 teacher leaders and building/district administrators working side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students. All team members must register individually.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:00:00
WISEDash 201 - April 21, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23308&memberid=46

Cost: $125

Description: This workshop is provided for all educators, school leaders and support staff who have responsibility for managing and communicating student data results for use by teachers, school leaders, parents, and other interested stakeholders.  The workshop will focus on building participant capacity to use the full range of tools available in WISEdash for Districts (AKA: “WISEdash Secure”).

The session facilitators will provide a review of basic navigation routines, an overview of data sources available and basic data analysis tools.  In addition, participants will receive detailed instruction and coaching for using more advanced tools including growth dashboards; snapshot tools; Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS) and College and Career Readiness Early Warning System (CCREWS); Cohort Manager; and Data Inquiry Journal tools. Time will be provided for guided practice using these tools to analyze your local data. You should consider attending this workshop if you have a basic familiarity with the WISEdash system and tools, but want to build your understanding and capacity for using these tools more effectively to guide school improvement and strategic planning efforts.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2020 12:00:00
EL Live Webinar Series: Moving from Assessment to Instruction (Using data to guide EL instruction) - April 22, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24484&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description: The CESA 2 Language and Culture Center presents EL Live Webinars for 2019-20. Join us for one or more of our EL Live Webinars featuring important topics related to effectively educating multi-lingual learners. Register for each webinar individual. 

Oct. 23, 2019: Building Academic Vocabulary for EL Success
Understand why academic vocabulary is difficult for multi-lingual learners and learn how to implement 4 high-yield strategies for building academic vocabulary all from the comfort of your classroom or home. 

Jan 15, 2020: Identifying Potential Giftedness
Understand how to address the issues and difficulties of identifying potential giftedness in multi-lingual learners. 

April 22, 2020: Moving from Assessment to Instruction (using data to guide EL instruction)
As ACCESS scores begin to return to your district, gain a deeper understanding of how the ACCESS Scores are calculated, how to use the scale score to determine appropriate growth, and specific ways to use ACCESS data to plan effective instruction of ELs.

 

Cost: 

  • Free for CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • Free for CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $59 per webinar for all other districts

1-3 credits available through Concordia at $149/credit, please contact Tere Masiarchin at tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:30:00
TAN Network Meeting - April 24, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24756&memberid=46

Presenter: Paula Dabel

Description: TAN NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY.

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

About the Presenter:

Paula Dabel is the Transition Coordinator, Educational Consultant and CPI Trainer for CESA 2. Previously, Paula was a special education teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and Milton School Districts. Paula received her Bachelor and her Master's Degrees from UW- Whitewater. 

 

 

 

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Title I Network Annual Meeting - April 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23779&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: Free

Description: The CESA 2 Title I Coordinators gather annually to learn of any updates from DPI connected to the Federal ESSA/ESEA fund requirements. This is a great opportunity to network with other coordinators and learn how districts are using federal funds to increase equity and have a positive impact on student achievement.

About the Presenter:

Mary Jo ZieglerMary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:00:00
ELL Network - April 29, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24456&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Cost: 

  • $675 for non-CESA 2 Consortium Members
  • Free for CESA 2 Consortium Members
  • Up to 3 Grad Credits are available from Concordia College at an additional cost, $149 per credit. Please contact Tere Masiarchin for more details on Grad Credits, tere.masiarchin@cesa2.org.

Registration includes lunch and copy of featured book Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success

Description: 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.

The ELL Network is Free for Title III Consortium members. Non-members may join and access valuable resources and networking opportunities, including:

  • 4 full-day meetings with materials, lunch, and snack or Monthly Online Option Network Meetings
  • Online resources for topics of network meetings
  • Online office hours/coaching once a month
  • ELevate Tips, Newsletters, and Videos

 

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training - May 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24833&memberid=46

ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. It recognizes educators who use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

This is a 2-day face-to-face workshop, 10-week online modules, portfolio submissions with artifacts that exemplify your knowledge of the ISTE standards.

About the Presenter:

 

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

 

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Tue, 05 May 2020 09:00:00
MLSS Through The EL Lens - May 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24866&memberid=46

Presenter: Robin Rivas

Description: How do you meet the linguistic and cultural needs of English Learners within your multi-tiered system of support?

Participants will explore the WI framework of E-MLSS to identify local priority/need through a continuous improvement process, engage in conversations around systemic thinking, beliefs, and systematic practices, and identify potential approaches, solutions, or strategies (long term, medium term, short term).

Topics will include: Understanding ELs' and Their Needs, Introducing and applying WI Framework of E-MLSS, and Identifying Potential Giftedness of ELs.

Participants will examine their own systems of support to identify places for increased support of EL considerations. The focus will be on Tier 1, Tier 2, and potential giftedness.

Included is the book, Differentiation for Gifted Learners by Cash & Heacox, at no additional cost.

Cost:

  • $180 for Non-members
  • $60 for Immigrant Grant Members
  • $60 for Title III Consortium Members

About the Presenter:

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Robin Rivas is a member of the WI DPI Javits Grant team and has worked with districts on supporting their E-MLSS. Robin recently completed her case study on RtI and ELs as part of her doctoral program at Walden University.

 

 

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Tue, 05 May 2020 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training - May 6, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24833&memberid=46

ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. It recognizes educators who use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Focused on pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

This is a 2-day face-to-face workshop, 10-week online modules, portfolio submissions with artifacts that exemplify your knowledge of the ISTE standards.

About the Presenter:

 

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

 

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Wed, 06 May 2020 09:00:00
EE New Principal Virtual Connection - May 6, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25012&memberid=46

Presenters: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: No Cost

Description:

Join us for a virtual networking session for new principals. We will share resources and practices specific to our work in Educator Effectiveness and work as new leaders in schools. The meetings are offered at no charge and will be held via zoom. A camera and microphone is suggested.

The URL to join is https://zoom.us/my/valerieschmitz

About the Presenter:

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

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Wed, 06 May 2020 11:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - May 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24339&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

8:30am- Networking/check-in

9:00am - Meeting

2019-20 PAC Meeting Agendas TBD

 

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Thu, 07 May 2020 08:30:00
UMS Meeting - May 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23016&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: DPI UMS Meeting for Educator Effectiveness (EE Model)

About the Presenter:

Valerie SchmitzValerie Schmitz, PhD is the Senior Director of the Continuous Improvement and Implementation Center of Excellence for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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Wed, 13 May 2020 09:00:00
Technology Leadership Network: Cybersecurity Series - May 15, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24629&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke, CESA 2's Senior Director of Digital Leadership & Learning

Description: Technology Leadership Network provides facilitation to support dialogue pertaining to district technology. Participants will learn, share, and problem-solve new ways of integrating technology in educational systems. This is a great network to connect and support each other collaboratively.

Cost: $200

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

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Fri, 15 May 2020 09:00:00
Library Media Specialist Network - May 15, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24750&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Description: Library Media Specialists will come together to work on Future Ready Library plans and collaborate on topics and current issues that support libraries and the systems around them. We will collect resources and materials to create and support programming goals. Finally, we will dedicate time for sharing and discussing ideas and methodology that is applicable in the field.

Cost: $25

Network Dates:

  • October 18, 2019
  • January 17, 2020
  • March 6, 2020
  • May 15, 2020

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator with a passion for digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 12:30:00
Writing Your District EL Plan: 2 Day Series - May 19, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24467&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin and Robin Rivas

Description: Under ESSA and WI DPI requirements, every district must have an EL Plan identifying your Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) and describe how your LIEP will be implemented to meet the needs of your English Learners. If your district needs to create or update your District EL Plan, this workshop is for you. Join Robin and Tere for a guided 2-day workshop series in which participants will complete their district EL Plan. Robin and Tere have over 50 years of combined EL leadership experience in both rural and urban educational settings. Understanding both the legal requirements and best practices for educating ELs, Robin and Tere will lead you in creating the best EL plan for your individual district. 

District teams are strongly encouraged to attend.

Companion workshop you may be interested in: EL 101: What Admin Need to Know

Cost:

  • Free for CESA 2 Consortium Members
  • Free for Immigrant Grant Members
  • $350 for all other districts

About the Presenters:

Tere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Tere comes to CESA 2 from CESA 6 where she was the Director of the Language and Culture Center.  Tere had previously spent 11 years in the Clintonville School District as the EL/Bilingual/Title III/21st CCLC Director and has been an adjunct professor at the UW-Green Bay. Tere is a national SIOP trainer and Thinking Maps Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse  populations. Robin has also consulted in the areas of program development and professional learning and taught future educators at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

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Tue, 19 May 2020 09:00:00
RSN Networking Meeting - May 22, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24142&memberid=46

Facilitator: Julie Preman

Cost: Free

Description: The Regional Special Education Network (RSN) is an alliance of CESA #2 Special Education Directors who work in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction. The overarching purpose of the RSN is to advance growth in academic achievement and career and community-based opportunities for students with disabilities by developing LEA capacity, fostering collaboration, and providing technical assistance to districts in a coordinated effort with other IDEA discretionary grants.

 

 

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Fri, 22 May 2020 09:00:00
Continuous Improvement Network Series - June 2, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23832&memberid=46

Presenters: Deidra Gorman, Ed O'Connor, Valerie Schmitz & Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $15, includes lunch

Description: The CESA 2 Continuous Improvement Network, formerly known as the Technical Assistance Network, is a grant funded series intended to support districts as they work to install and refine an equitable multilevel system of support. District Leadership Teams should attend together to engage in collaborative learning around the State's continuous improvement process, implementation science, and effective instructional practices with an emphasis on equity. Districts and schools identified as in need of improvement get early access to registration, but all districts are invited to join in the learning and build a system that leads to successful students.

'19-'20 Series Dates: August 6October 28March 18June 2

Please register for each session you are able to attend for correct material and food count.

About the Presenters: 

Ed O’Connor, PhD directs the Effective Practices for Systems Center for CESA 2. Previously, Ed served the Monona Grove School District for 15 years as a school psychologist and as Director of Continuous Improvement and Assessment. Ed has worked at all levels from 4K-12. He also works at the collegiate level as a lecturer in the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ed has longstanding research interests in the areas of early literacy instruction and assessment, effective instruction, bridging the research-practice gap, systems change and models of continuous improvement in education, problem solving/response to instruction, and preparing students to be “college and career ready.” Ed is a frequent presenter on these topics at state and national conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Valerie Schmitz is the Educator Data and Practice Specialist for CESA 2. In this position, Valerie leads the regional work for educator development and district implementation of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, as well as data analysis and school improvement. Valerie has deep expertise in this work, serving as the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator at CESA 6 for the past four years. She has assisted districts with implementation of both Educator Effectiveness and the Effectiveness Project. She also has deep expertise in data analysis, systems analysis, and school improvement. Valerie has earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She also holds a M.Ed. in Technology Education as well as an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.

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