CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events http://www.cesa2.org/pro/events_rss.cfm?detailid=18506 CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events en-us Google Certification Level 1 Bootcamp - July 21, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26674&memberid=46

Price: $99

Description: The 'Certified Educator' courses are truly transformative in helping you incorporate Google tools in your teaching. Rather than focusing on rote knowledge of apps the course and certification exam focuses on the practical application of the tools in the classroom. In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn and understand a multitude of Google functions to apply and support teaching and learning. This learning will prepare participants for the Google Certification Level 1 assessment.

Many that attend this training quickly become Google Certified Educators. Exams are taken independently after Bootcamp.

College credit for Edgewood college in Madison is available.

 

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, 21 Jul 2020 09:00:00
Google Certification Level 1 Bootcamp - July 22, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26674&memberid=46

Price: $99

Description: The 'Certified Educator' courses are truly transformative in helping you incorporate Google tools in your teaching. Rather than focusing on rote knowledge of apps the course and certification exam focuses on the practical application of the tools in the classroom. In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn and understand a multitude of Google functions to apply and support teaching and learning. This learning will prepare participants for the Google Certification Level 1 assessment.

Many that attend this training quickly become Google Certified Educators. Exams are taken independently after Bootcamp.

College credit for Edgewood college in Madison is available.

 

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, 22 Jul 2020 09:00:00
EE New Evaluator Training (Danielson) - July 23, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26932&memberid=46

Description: This training is offered for new evaluators in the Danielson model.

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, 23 Jul 2020 09:00:00
Educator Effectiveness UMS Meetings - August 4, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25512&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: This is the registration page for the Educator Effectiveness EE (DPI Model) User Meetings.

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, 04 Aug 2020 09:00:00
Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting - August 4, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25502&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: This is the registration page for the Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting.

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, 04 Aug 2020 12:00:00
Title I Network Updates and New Coordinator Meeting - August 6, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25399&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: No cost, includes lunch

Description: The Title I Network supports individuals responsible for grant management in districts across CESA 2. This will be a facilitated opportunity to meet and network with other grant coordinators, get updates from DPI related to ESEA/ESSA, and learn or review the basic requirements of the grant. There will be facilitated grant application support during the last hour of the meeting.

 

About the Presenter:

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, 06 Aug 2020 09:00:00
Next Steps in Standards-Aligned Grading - August 11, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25634&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler, Blair Perzentka, and Danielle Bendt (from Grading Day in Wis. Dells)

Cost: $200 for single registrant, $500 for teams of three

Description: Develop resources and tools as you experience learning processes that work to support change!

Bring a team to our webinar and continue the collaborative work of developing standards-aligned grading in your district! Work with experienced elementary, middle and high school teachers who have supported implementation of standards-based grading in their classrooms. Develop parent and student communication tools, consider instructional shifts, clarify success criteria, and design common assessments that inform instruction and promote a growth mindset in our students and schools' culture.

Day one will support rubric development and communication. Day two will dive deeply into the instructional practices that support a culture of growth and learning. If possible, please attend in grade-level or content-area teams.

From now until Friday, June 12, register a team of three for the entire series for just $500! Select "Register for this event" and Fill out the appropriate text boxes with your team member's names and emails when registering. If registering as an individual, select the "Single Registrant" box. If registering as a group for the $500 pricing, please ensure that the "Single Registrant" box is unchecked before proceeding.

 

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Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:50:00
DAY 2 ONLY: Next Steps in Standards-Aligned Grading - August 11, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26496&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler, Blair Perzentka, Danielle Bendt (from Grading Day in Wis. Dells)

Cost: $150

Description: Develop resources and tools as you experience learning processes that work to support change!

Bring a team to our webinar and continue the collaborative work of developing standards-aligned grading in your district! Work with experienced elementary, middle and high school teachers who have supported implementation of standards-based grading in their classrooms. Develop parent and student communication tools, consider instructional shifts, clarify success criteria, and design common assessments that inform instruction and promote a growth mindset in our students and schools' culture.

This day's topic will dive deeply into the instructional practices that support a culture of growth and learning.. If possible, please attend in grade-level or content-area teams.

This is registration for Day 2 ONLY. Register for the entire series at https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=25634

 

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Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:50:00
Instructional Coaching - August 14, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2020 08:30:00
Leading For Learning - August 18, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26280&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

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Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - August 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26281&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:00:00
Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - In-Person Version - August 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25395&memberid=46

This event is currently planned to be held in-person with a limited amount of people. An online-only version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual days below. These are indvidual days for the in-person sessions:

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:30:00
DAY 1 ONLY: Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - August 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25396&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for single day, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for DAY 1 ONLY. Register for individual days or for the entire series below. This is registration for the in-person sessions:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:30:00
Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - Online-Only Version - August 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26805&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only. An in-person version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual days below. This is registration for the online sessions:

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:30:00
DAY 1 ONLY: Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - Online Only Version - August 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26809&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for single day

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for DAY 1 ONLY. Register for individual days or for the entire series below. This is registration for the online sessions:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 08:30:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: New Teams (Cohort 6) - August 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26841&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. The teams will have 6 established contact points with the CESA 2 consultants throughout the year. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 1 full day kick off (with lunch), or two 1/2 days virtual kickoff
  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks), or three ½ days virtually
  • 2 one hour calls with single school teams

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $2000 per team (maximum of 6 members), lunch and snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 19 Aug 2020 09:00:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - In-Persion Version - August 20, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25388&memberid=46

This event is currently planned to be held in-person with a limited amount of people. An online-only version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual in-person days below:
 

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:30:00
DAY 1 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards - In-Person Version - August 20, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25390&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for one day only, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for DAY 1 ONLY. Register for individual in-person days or the entire series below:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:30:00
DAY 1 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards - Online-Only Version - August 20, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26814&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for one day only

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for DAY 1 ONLY. Register for individual online-only days or the entire series below:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:30:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - Online-Only Version - August 20, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26817&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only. An in-person version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual online-only days below:
 

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:30:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - August 24, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2020 16:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification - August 25, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25644&memberid=46 THIS EVENT HAS REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SIGN UP FOR OUR DUPLICATE SERIES STARTING MAY 12TH, WHICH WILL OFFER THE SAME CONTENT. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THAT MQR LISTING.

 

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

The May 6 session has been adjusted to account for schools out of session due to COVID-19 Safer-at-Home order.  The session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification. Specific attention will be paid to considerations for students not attending brick-and-mortar schools. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification.

Session 1 will take place on Wednesday, May 6 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom.

Session 2 will take place on Tuesday, August 25 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Cost: 

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others
     

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Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification (2020-2021) - August 25, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26791&memberid=46  

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

These session have been adjusted to account for schools out of session. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification. The May session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification.

Session 1 will take place on Tuesday, August 25 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Session 2 will take place on Thursday, May 6 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Cost: 

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others
     

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Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification - August 26, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26357&memberid=46

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

The May 12 session has been adjusted to account for schools out of session due to COVID-19 Safer-at-Home order.  The session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification. Specific attention will be paid to considerations for students not attending brick-and-mortar schools. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification.

Session 1 will take place on Wednesday, May 12 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom.

Session 2 will take place on Tuesday, August 26 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Cost: 

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others

 


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Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification (2020-2021) - August 26, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26792&memberid=46  

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

These session have been adjusted to account for schools out of session. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification. The May session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification.

Session 1 will take place on Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Session 2 will take place on Thursday, May 6 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Cost: 

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others
     

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Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - August 27, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 1 Only, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir - August 27, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26855&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - September 11, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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.

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free, includes lunch

 

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Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - September 15, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:00:00
Letters and Numbers -- Establishing a Baseline - September 16, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26803&memberid=46

Creating and Using Individual Learning Plans( ILPs) to guide instruction with a focus on student language and learning targets

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak

Description: Knowing the letters and numbers associated with English Learners (ELs) Individual Learning Plans is more than just minding your P's and Q's. in this 2-part virtual workshop, participants will learn how to write Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). ILPs encapsule many of the legal requirements for serving ELs. They also serve as the foundation for setting goals that lead to effective student progress in learning both language and academic content. In this workshop:

Participants will know:

  • The purpose of Individual learning plans (ILPs)
  • The critical elements of the ILPs
  • How ILPs integrate ACCESS test score data and other student data to establish clear student language-based learning goals
  • How to use classroom-based assessment practices to personalize student learning.

Participants will be able:

  • To create ILPs addressing the four language domains of Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening (SWIRL) for students
  • To identify language and learning goals within lessons and applicable scaffolding strategies that align with ILP descriptors and are based on students’ specific needs
  • To use ILPs to help design SMART Student Learning Objectives for Multilingual Learners (MLs) that connect language and learning.

Cost:

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all other districts

 

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Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - September 17, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 1 Only, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir - September 17, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26855&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande.
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:00:00
Instructional Coaching - September 18, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:30:00
Early Childhood Networking - September 18, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26599&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: $15

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. In planning for Fall we will hold these dates for in person, face to face learning, but know that this plan can shift as needed.

This year we are asking for a small fee to cover the cost of lunch of snacks. If this fee is a barrier please let Nicole or Karen know.

We are also working on some additional one hour on-line offerings and will share these dates in the Fall.

 

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, 18 Sep 2020 09:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - September 22, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 Continuous Improvement Network - September 22, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26279&memberid=46

 

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

Cost: $15, includes lunch

Description: Districts and schools across CESA 2 use a continuous improvement process to generate and monitor annual action plans. This session will guide district and school leaders through that process by facilitating the development of a Theory of Action, and designing an action plan that prioritizes focus on high impact innovations and implementation that supports equitable student outcomes. Leadership teams that represent special education, general education, and ESL should attend to ensure diverse perspectives are considered.

 

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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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - September 23, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:30:00
Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting - September 29, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25513&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: This is the registration page for the Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting.

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, 29 Sep 2020 08:30:00
Educator Effectiveness UMS Meetings - September 29, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25509&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: This is the registration page for the Educator Effectiveness EE (DPI Model) User Meetings.

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, 29 Sep 2020 12:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - September 30, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:30:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - October 1, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching - October 2, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 02 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Leading For Learning - October 6, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26280&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

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Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - October 7, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26281&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

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Wed, 07 Oct 2020 08:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: Returning Teams (Cohort 1 - 5) - October 7, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26846&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project; however, all team member will attend all meetings. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks)
  • 2 one hour calls

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $1200 per team (maximum of 6 members), snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 07 Oct 2020 09:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: New Teams (Cohort 6) - October 7, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26841&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. The teams will have 6 established contact points with the CESA 2 consultants throughout the year. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 1 full day kick off (with lunch), or two 1/2 days virtual kickoff
  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks), or three ½ days virtually
  • 2 one hour calls with single school teams

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $2000 per team (maximum of 6 members), lunch and snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:30:00
Early Childhood Indicator Training - October 8, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26144&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: $15

Description: 

This training will give you an understanding and the State Targets of Indicators 6, 7, and 12, as well as cover the topics below:

  • Indicator 6—Preschool Environments - Accurate Coding and Use of the Decision Tree - WISEdata Reporting - State Targets
  • Indicator 7—Child Outcomes - Three Outcome Areas - How to Access, Collect Evidence, and Determine Ratings - Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application
  • Indicator 12—Birth to 3 Program Transition - Transition Planning Conferences and Interagency Agreements - Accurate and Timely Reporting - Program Participation System (PPS) Application

Please bring a printed copy of an Indicator 7 entry and exit record that you have completed in the WAMS application. If you have not completed one yet, bring one from your district that someone else has completed.

 

 

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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Thu, 08 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - In-Persion Version - October 13, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25388&memberid=46

This event is currently planned to be held in-person with a limited amount of people. An online-only version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual in-person days below:
 

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:30:00
DAY 2 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - In-Person Version - October 13, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25391&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for one day only, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for DAY 2 ONLY. Register for individual, in-person days or the entire series below:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:30:00
DAY 2 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - Online-Only Version - October 13, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26815&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for one day only,

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for DAY 2 ONLY. Register for individual, online-only days or the entire series below:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - Online-Only Version - October 13, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26817&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only. An in-person version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual online-only days below:
 

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Tue, 13 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Letters and Numbers -- Establishing a Baseline - October 14, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26803&memberid=46

Creating and Using Individual Learning Plans( ILPs) to guide instruction with a focus on student language and learning targets

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak

Description: Knowing the letters and numbers associated with English Learners (ELs) Individual Learning Plans is more than just minding your P's and Q's. in this 2-part virtual workshop, participants will learn how to write Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). ILPs encapsule many of the legal requirements for serving ELs. They also serve as the foundation for setting goals that lead to effective student progress in learning both language and academic content. In this workshop:

Participants will know:

  • The purpose of Individual learning plans (ILPs)
  • The critical elements of the ILPs
  • How ILPs integrate ACCESS test score data and other student data to establish clear student language-based learning goals
  • How to use classroom-based assessment practices to personalize student learning.

Participants will be able:

  • To create ILPs addressing the four language domains of Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening (SWIRL) for students
  • To identify language and learning goals within lessons and applicable scaffolding strategies that align with ILP descriptors and are based on students’ specific needs
  • To use ILPs to help design SMART Student Learning Objectives for Multilingual Learners (MLs) that connect language and learning.

Cost:

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all other districts

 

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - In-Person Version - October 21, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25395&memberid=46

This event is currently planned to be held in-person with a limited amount of people. An online-only version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual days below. These are indvidual days for the in-person sessions:

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:30:00
DAY 2 ONLY: Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - October 21, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25397&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for single day, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for DAY 2 ONLY. Register for individual days or the entire series below. These are the registrations for in-person:
Entire Series

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:30:00
Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - Online-Only Version - October 21, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26805&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only. An in-person version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual days below. This is registration for the online sessions:

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:30:00
DAY 2 ONLY: Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - Online Only - October 21, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26808&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for single day, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for DAY 2 ONLY. Register for individual days or the entire series below. This is registration for the online sessions:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - October 22, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 2 Only, The Best We Could Do - October 22, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26856&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui.
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series via this page's registration. However, users may link to individual books above.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - October 27, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - October 28, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

]]> - Held at: Zoom Link
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - November 5, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 05 Nov 2020 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 2 Only, The Best We Could Do - November 5, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26856&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui.
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series via this page's registration. However, users may link to individual books above.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 05 Nov 2020 15:00:00
Early Childhood Networking - November 11, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26600&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: $15

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. In planning for Fall we will hold these dates for in person, face to face learning, but know that this plan can shift as needed.

This year we are asking for a small fee to cover the cost of lunch of snacks. If this fee is a barrier please let Nicole or Karen know.

We are also working on some additional one hour on-line offerings and will share these dates in the Fall.

 

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 Nov 2020 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching - November 13, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:30:00
RSN Director's Meeting - November 13, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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.

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free, includes lunch

 

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Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - November 18, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - November 19, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - December 3, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 3 Only, Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant - December 3, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26857&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families. 

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - December 8, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - December 9, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - In-Persion Version - December 10, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25388&memberid=46

This event is currently planned to be held in-person with a limited amount of people. An online-only version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual in-person days below:
 

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
DAY 3 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - In-Person Version - December 10, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25393&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for one day only, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for DAY 3 ONLY. Register for individual, in-person days or the entire series below:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
DAY 3 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - Online-Only Version - December 10, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26816&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for one day only

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for DAY 3 ONLY. Register for individual, online-only days or the entire series below:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - Online-Only Version - December 10, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26817&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only. An in-person version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series

Description: Newly released and updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standard will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and alignment. This three-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications to build equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual online-only days below:
 

Day 1: August 20 - Initial Roll-out New ELA Standards

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - December 10, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 16:00:00
Instructional Coaching - December 11, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:30:00
EC Networking with a focus on Related Service Providers (OT/PT/SLP/School Psych/etc.) - December 11, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26483&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: $15

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. In planning for Fall we will hold these dates for in person, face to face learning, but know that this plan can shift as needed.

This year we are asking for a small fee to cover the cost of lunch of snacks. If this fee is a barrier please let Nicole or Karen know.

We are also working on some additional one hour on-line offerings and will share these dates in the Fall.

Focus for December 11: Time for Related Service Providers to connect, brainstorm, problem solve and share resources

 

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: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:00:00
Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - In-Person Version - December 16, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25395&memberid=46

This event is currently planned to be held in-person with a limited amount of people. An online-only version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual days below. These are indvidual days for the in-person sessions:

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:30:00
DAY 3 ONLY: Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - December 16, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25398&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for single day, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for DAY 3 ONLY. Register for individual days or the entire series below. The events are for the in-person events:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - Online-Only Version - December 16, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26805&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only. An in-person version of the event can be found here.

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375 for entire series

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for the entire series. Register for individual days below. This is registration for the online sessions:

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

 

 

]]> - Held at: Zoom Link
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:30:00
DAY 3 ONLY: Effective Instruction in a Workshop Model - Online Only Version - December 16, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26807&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $150 for single day, lunch NOT included (participants will need to bring their own lunch)

Description: 

This three-day series is meant to guide educators in planning effective instruction in any content area using a workshop structure. The focus will be on clear instruction, equity, and engagement. There will be time embedded for collaborative planning, so come as a teaching team!

Day one will be an overview of the structure and research to support it. In addition, we will zoom in on how to deliver instruction with clarity, intention, and purpose.

Day two will focus on equity. What does it mean? How do we do it? What do we need to consider? We will examine beginning of the year formative data to determine next steps and intentional instructional moves that support success for each and every learner.

Day three is all about engagement. What does it take to engage learners? Through self-assessment and use of student voice, we will design our instruction to reach-out and hook our learners into falling in love with learning.

This is the registration page for DAY 3 ONLY. Register for individual days or the entire series below. This is registration for the online sessions:

Entire Series

Day 1: August 19

Day 2: October 21

Day 3: December 16

 

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  

 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - December 17, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 3 Only, Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant - December 17, 2020 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26857&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families. 

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - January 8, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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.

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free, includes lunch

 

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - January 13, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26281&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

]]> - Held at: Monona Grove School District
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:00:00
Early Childhood Networking - January 13, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26601&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: $15

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. In planning for Fall we will hold these dates for in person, face to face learning, but know that this plan can shift as needed.

This year we are asking for a small fee to cover the cost of lunch of snacks. If this fee is a barrier please let Nicole or Karen know.

We are also working on some additional one hour on-line offerings and will share these dates in the Fall.

 

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: Beloit School District
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - January 13, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:00:00
Instructional Coaching - January 15, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:30:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - January 20, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 4 Only, Call Me American - January 20, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26858&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families. 

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

 

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.

Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin.
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:00:00
Leading For Learning - January 21, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26280&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: Returning Teams (Cohort 1 - 5) - January 27, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26846&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project; however, all team member will attend all meetings. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks)
  • 2 one hour calls

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $1200 per team (maximum of 6 members), snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: New Teams (Cohort 6) - January 27, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26841&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. The teams will have 6 established contact points with the CESA 2 consultants throughout the year. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 1 full day kick off (with lunch), or two 1/2 days virtual kickoff
  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks), or three ½ days virtually
  • 2 one hour calls with single school teams

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $2000 per team (maximum of 6 members), lunch and snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:30:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - February 2, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:30:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - February 3, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:30:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - February 3, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 4 Only, Call Me American - February 3, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26858&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families. 

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

 

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.

Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin.
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 15:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - February 8, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:00:00
Instructional Coaching - February 12, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:30:00
Educator Effectiveness UMS Meetings - February 23, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25510&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: This is the registration page for the Educator Effectiveness EE (DPI Model) User Meetings.

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, 23 Feb 2021 09:00:00
Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting - February 23, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25514&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

Description: This is the registration page for the Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting.

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, 23 Feb 2021 12:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - March 3, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 5 Only, Persepolis - March 3, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26859&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.

Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris.
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a  consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 

 


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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:00:00
Early Childhood Networking - March 5, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26602&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: $15

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. In planning for Fall we will hold these dates for in person, face to face learning, but know that this plan can shift as needed.

This year we are asking for a small fee to cover the cost of lunch of snacks. If this fee is a barrier please let Nicole or Karen know.

We are also working on some additional one hour on-line offerings and will share these dates in the Fall.

 

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: Lakeland School of Walworth County
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching - March 12, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6 part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. New this year, we will focus on an integration of Coaching 1.0 for "new" instructional coaches and Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Note that the first 2 sessions will be virtual for new coaches only.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

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.

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:30:00
RSN Director's Meeting - March 12, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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.

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free, includes lunch

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - March 17, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 5 Only, Persepolis - March 17, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26859&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.

Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris.
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a  consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 

 


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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:00:00
Leading For Learning - April 6, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26280&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - April 6, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26281&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

Description: The Leading for Learning Series (formerly WOW) will use a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities to deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide. School-based teams of teacher leaders and building/district administrators work side by side to improve academic outcomes for all students.

 

]]> - Held at: Monona Grove School District
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - April 13, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

]]> - Held at: Zoom Link
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - April 15, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

]]> - Held at: Zoom Link
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - April 21, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 6 Only, The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America - April 21, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26860&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families. 

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.

Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman.
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a  consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: Returning Teams (Cohort 1 - 5) - May 5, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26846&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project; however, all team member will attend all meetings. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks)
  • 2 one hour calls

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $1200 per team (maximum of 6 members), snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 05 May 2021 09:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: New Teams (Cohort 6) - May 5, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26841&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud, as part of CESA 2’s Behavior and Mental Health Center of Excellence, are excited to support CESA 2 schools in their journey of becoming more Trauma Sensitive, and eventually a Trauma Sensitive School (TSS). With support from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools (WISH), CESA 2 will support school/district teams in learning and planning around TSS development.

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project. Teams will complete professional development delivered via in-person meetings, on-demand learning modules, and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. The teams will have 6 established contact points with the CESA 2 consultants throughout the year. We are hoping to meet in person, but have virtual contingency plans.

  • 1 full day kick off (with lunch), or two 1/2 days virtual kickoff
  • 3 half day meeting (with snacks), or three ½ days virtually
  • 2 one hour calls with single school teams

The dates and times on this event will be changed should the event be held digitally.

Price: $2000 per team (maximum of 6 members), lunch and snacks included. Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 05 May 2021 12:30:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Season 1: Crossing Paths: Exploring Culture through Stories - Entire Series - May 5, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26852&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families.  
The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

The proposed schedule is listed below. You will be able to click the link to the book directly. Additionally, a description of each book is listed in Alphabetical order as an appendix.


Book 1: The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. REGISTER HERE
Start date: August 13 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions (email, folder and introductions)
Session 1: Thursday, August 27, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (potentially September 10)  Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 2: The Best We Could Do - An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date Thursday, October 8, 2020  - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 3: Dear America: Notes of an undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas.  REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Thursday, November 19 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 4: Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, January 6 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions
Session 1: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 5: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman. REGISTER HERE
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD

Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series at a discounted rate and can sign up via the series registration page. Users may register for individual book seminars via the direct links above.

  • $289 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $369 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00:00
CESA 2 Language & Culture Center Book & Media Study - Book 6 Only, The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America - May 5, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26860&memberid=46

Description: Sign up for a season pass (full year, 6 books) or an individual study (1 book).

For thousands of years humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions, to motivate us, and to relate personal experiences. We’re wired for it. We are also better able to sustainably implement teaching practices when we have collective understanding and shared experiences of our students.  Stories help us get there.

Beginning in August, CESA 2 will host a book and media seminar series centered around different genres, topics and cultures. This series will include 6 books read over the course of 10 months. For each book, we will meet twice for approximately  1 ½ - 2 hours of discussion and orientation.  Meetings will be in a combined face-to-face and online format. The format and focus of the series will align with culturally responsive teaching standards for speakers of other languages.  Participants will have opportunities to share ideas, to ask questions and reflect, and to follow central ideas developed within the narratives.

To build our collective knowledge and to support lesson design, a collection of resources will accompany each book. These collections will include compilations of poems, essays,  historical research, articles, data, short stories, podcasts, and videos. Their purpose is to help us build background knowledge and dig-deeper to further our understanding of applicable topics. Additionally, the collection will include materials to support teaching students from diverse backgrounds and connecting with students’ families. 

The books selected have been chosen for their timeliness, ease of access for busy educators, inclusion of voices from multiple-multicultural backgrounds, and perspectives which are the voices of authors who have lived these experiences. These voices help us learn something about the storytellers’ lives and ourselves.

Location: Locations and specific meeting times will be determined by the registered participants. Options include: CESA 2 Whitewater Office, Libraries, Communities Center, Schools or Cafes within the CESA 2 Region, and via Zoom. The start time will be set between 3:00 and 5:30. Since the sessions are centered around participant engagement, they will not be recorded

Credit Option: 1, 2, or 3 credit options available through Concordia University at $160 per credit.  For each credit, participants must attend 2 book seminars within the series and complete applicable assignments.

Below is the single registration for one session. Click here to register for the entire series.

Book 6: The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman.
Start Date: Start date:  April 7, 2021  Introduction, timeline and discussion questions.
Session 1: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD
Session 2: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Afternoon 3:00 - 5:30 TBD


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book in a format that works best for them. (graphic-novel, paperback, hardcopy, audio MP3, or ebook.)

 

Cost: Participants are encouraged to participate in the whole series. However, users may sign up for individual books.

  • $69 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $95 for all others

There is a 15% dscount if you sign up as a team of 5 from the same school or district. Email phil.anderson@cesa2.org if you wish to use this discount.

 

 

About the Seminar Facilitator: Audrey Lesondak joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence after serving eight years as a  consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). There, she implemented programs to support English Learners/Multilingual Learners including the ESEA Title III-A grant, the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment, Immigrant Children and Youth Discretionary Grant, Seal of Biliteracy, and the Bilingual Bicultural Grant. Audrey has been engaged in cross-cultural work and experiences for more than 20 years. Growing up in Chicago, traveling, and working within the fields of education, and in the arenas of teaching English to speakers of other languages, affordable housing, and community development, she has engaged in teaching and learning (a lifelong process) through multicultural, cultural awareness, and culturally-responsive approaches.

 

 


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Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification (2020-2021) - May 6, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26791&memberid=46  

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

These session have been adjusted to account for schools out of session. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification. The May session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification.

Session 1 will take place on Tuesday, August 25 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Session 2 will take place on Thursday, May 6 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Cost: 

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others
     

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Thu, 06 May 2021 09:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification (2020-2021) - May 6, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26792&memberid=46  

Presenter: Audrey Lesondak, CESA 2 Consultant and Lead Designer of Wisconsin's MIP

Description: Wisconsin schools are required to use a uniform process for both identifying and exiting students from required English language support services. Since ACCESS English language proficiency assessment scores aren’t always enough for making eligibility determinations, schools are required at times to use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) as part of the EL decision-making process. The MIP allows for an in-depth look at students’ use of English within academic context.

The CESA 2 Language and Cultural Center (LCC)’s two-part virtual workshop provides participants comprehensive training on when and how to use the MIP. Through case studies and hands- on examples, participants will:

1) Explore potential criteria, evidence, and artifacts that can be used for classroom observation and portfolio MIPs in the domains of reading, writing, speaking, and listening 

2) Identify a method for communicating the MIP within their local context

3) Acquire foundational knowledge for recognizing varying levels of academic language -- knowledge that is useful for MIP implementation, lesson planning, and instruction.

These session have been adjusted to account for schools out of session. The August session will emphasize how to use the MIP for EL identification. The May session will focus on using the MIP for reclassification.

Session 1 will take place on Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Session 2 will take place on Thursday, May 6 from 9:00 - 10:30 and 11:00 - noon via Zoom. 

Cost: 

  • $40 for CESA 2 Title III Consortium Members
  • $89 for all others
     

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Thu, 06 May 2021 09:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - May 14, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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.

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free, includes lunch

 

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Fri, 14 May 2021 09:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - May 17, 2021 http://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Kenya Nelson

Description: CESA 2 is offering Year 1 and 2 of the Research Based New Teacher Center Mentor Training. This is the Year 1 training. The research has shown 2-5 months growth in Math and ELA for the students of the new teacher when being mentor by a mentor who has had this training. It also shows growth in the mentor and higher retention for both the mentor and the new teacher. The training is highly instructional with training on the tools and observation methods to use to improve the instructional practice of the new teacher and get results in their students!

The cost of the training includes the training, onsite meetings with your mentors, and work with the leader in your district. It also includes the principal training offered this year on October 20. Peer Review Mentor Grants or Title II funds can be used to pay for the training.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Mon, 17 May 2021 16:00:00