CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events https://www.cesa2.org/pro/events_rss.cfm?detailid=18506 CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events en-us ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - July 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23428&memberid=46

Presenter: Kaye Henrickson, Digital Literacy Director at CESA 4

Cost: $825

Description: 

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 4
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - July 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23428&memberid=46

Presenter: Kaye Henrickson, Digital Literacy Director at CESA 4

Cost: $825

Description: 

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 4
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:00:00
UMS Meeting - July 31, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23014&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:00:00
EP EPIC Meeting - July 31, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23020&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:00:00
Delavan-Darien Teacher Summer Institute - August 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23769&memberid=46 Want to make a bigger impact in your classroom? Brush up your skills and become even more effective in your classroom by learning from national and local experts.

  • Impact student achievement
  • Make a difference with your data
  • Collaborate and network in a workshop model

If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Minkie at lminkie@ddschools.org.

 

Sessions Include:

  • Facilitating Guided Reading
  • Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions
  • Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level
  • Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level
  • Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback
  • Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers
  • Mental Health First Aid

Register for one or more sessions today!

 

Session Descriptions:

 

Facilitating Guided Reading

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Kim Kirk and Jen Grossen

Move your instructional forward with the Guided Reading model. This full day session is intended to be training on the Emergent, Early, Transitional, and Fluent lesson plans. Using the Jan Richardson Model, participants will learn the components of each stage of instruction and receive materials for implementation. 

This event is geared for educators of grades 1 - 4

 


Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Hank Schmelz and Michelle Minton

Close Reading is a great tool to offer secondary students access to complex text so they can attack challenging text tied to the common core. For all subject areas! - Grades 5-12

This event is geared for educators of grades 5 - 12

 


Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $125

Presenters: Mary Richards and Caitlin Duncan

The Wisconsin Math Expression user group will have an opportunity to meet, face-to-face, two to three times during the school year. The goal is for math leaders in your district to engage in conversation and learning that promotes mathematical achievement using Math Expressions. For the 2019/2020 school year, we will be exploring Principles to Actions. This book from NCTM outlines the 8 effective mathematical teaching practices, already embedded in our curriculum as well as the actions school leaders need to take to make change within a district. The face-to-face meetings will consist of a round table discussion of the book as well as a general Q & A session for participants to discuss current topics within their own districts. This is a great opportunity to connect with area math leaders and other Math Expressions users. These meetings will be held regionally throughout the state. The goal of this group is to districts to increase best mathematics instructional practices. Some time will also feature Math Expressions updates and tips as well as Q & A.

This event is geared for educators of grades K-6

 


Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 12 pm | $125

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

This two half-day series will provide participants an opportunity to dig into effective teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants will gain insight into how these sets of practices are necessary parts of a high-quality instructional program that support all learners. Expect to engage in mathematically rich tasks and in discussions centered around continuously refining our professional practice.

This event is geared for educators of grades 7-12 

 


Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 8 - 11:30 am | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Research supports specific feedback as a powerful teaching and learning tool, but not all feedback is equally powerful. How do we offer feedback that really moves student writing forward? What structures and tools support this work in classrooms? Join us and engage in planning that will guide students toward their very best writing ever!

This event is geared for educators of grades 4K-2

 


Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 12:30 - 4 pm | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

How do we make writing relevant so that students want to engage? What do we know about engagement research? In this session we will explore Universal Design strategies that support engagement and work collaboratively plan for instruction that scaffolds student thinking and supports writing to learn.

This event is geared for educators of grades 3-12

 


Mental Health First Aid

August 8, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Katie Grade and Lisa McKay 

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. 

This event is geared for all school staff


]]> - Held at: Delavan-Darien High School
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 Title I Network: New Coordinator Meeting - August 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23770&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: Free

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

About the Presenter:

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Delavan-Darien Teacher Summer Institute - August 6, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23769&memberid=46 Want to make a bigger impact in your classroom? Brush up your skills and become even more effective in your classroom by learning from national and local experts.

  • Impact student achievement
  • Make a difference with your data
  • Collaborate and network in a workshop model

If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Minkie at lminkie@ddschools.org.

 

Sessions Include:

  • Facilitating Guided Reading
  • Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions
  • Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level
  • Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level
  • Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback
  • Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers
  • Mental Health First Aid

Register for one or more sessions today!

 

Session Descriptions:

 

Facilitating Guided Reading

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Kim Kirk and Jen Grossen

Move your instructional forward with the Guided Reading model. This full day session is intended to be training on the Emergent, Early, Transitional, and Fluent lesson plans. Using the Jan Richardson Model, participants will learn the components of each stage of instruction and receive materials for implementation. 

This event is geared for educators of grades 1 - 4

 


Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Hank Schmelz and Michelle Minton

Close Reading is a great tool to offer secondary students access to complex text so they can attack challenging text tied to the common core. For all subject areas! - Grades 5-12

This event is geared for educators of grades 5 - 12

 


Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $125

Presenters: Mary Richards and Caitlin Duncan

The Wisconsin Math Expression user group will have an opportunity to meet, face-to-face, two to three times during the school year. The goal is for math leaders in your district to engage in conversation and learning that promotes mathematical achievement using Math Expressions. For the 2019/2020 school year, we will be exploring Principles to Actions. This book from NCTM outlines the 8 effective mathematical teaching practices, already embedded in our curriculum as well as the actions school leaders need to take to make change within a district. The face-to-face meetings will consist of a round table discussion of the book as well as a general Q & A session for participants to discuss current topics within their own districts. This is a great opportunity to connect with area math leaders and other Math Expressions users. These meetings will be held regionally throughout the state. The goal of this group is to districts to increase best mathematics instructional practices. Some time will also feature Math Expressions updates and tips as well as Q & A.

This event is geared for educators of grades K-6

 


Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 12 pm | $125

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

This two half-day series will provide participants an opportunity to dig into effective teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants will gain insight into how these sets of practices are necessary parts of a high-quality instructional program that support all learners. Expect to engage in mathematically rich tasks and in discussions centered around continuously refining our professional practice.

This event is geared for educators of grades 7-12 

 


Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 8 - 11:30 am | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Research supports specific feedback as a powerful teaching and learning tool, but not all feedback is equally powerful. How do we offer feedback that really moves student writing forward? What structures and tools support this work in classrooms? Join us and engage in planning that will guide students toward their very best writing ever!

This event is geared for educators of grades 4K-2

 


Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 12:30 - 4 pm | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

How do we make writing relevant so that students want to engage? What do we know about engagement research? In this session we will explore Universal Design strategies that support engagement and work collaboratively plan for instruction that scaffolds student thinking and supports writing to learn.

This event is geared for educators of grades 3-12

 


Mental Health First Aid

August 8, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Katie Grade and Lisa McKay 

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. 

This event is geared for all school staff


]]> - Held at: Delavan-Darien High School
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - August 6, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23505&memberid=46

Presenter: Amy Sterckx

Cost: $825

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

Amy Sterckx is Lead Technology Integration Specialist for Green Bay Area Public School District. Prior to, Amy taught in both elementary and middle school settings. Amy holds a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from Marian University and has earned her Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) National Certificate. Amy serves on the District’s Technology Resources Coordination Team, and multiple school-based Technology Teams.

]]> - Held at: Green Bay District Office
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Continuous Improvement Network Series - August 6, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23828&memberid=46

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

Cost: $15, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Delavan-Darien Teacher Summer Institute - August 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23769&memberid=46 Want to make a bigger impact in your classroom? Brush up your skills and become even more effective in your classroom by learning from national and local experts.

  • Impact student achievement
  • Make a difference with your data
  • Collaborate and network in a workshop model

If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Minkie at lminkie@ddschools.org.

 

Sessions Include:

  • Facilitating Guided Reading
  • Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions
  • Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level
  • Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level
  • Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback
  • Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers
  • Mental Health First Aid

Register for one or more sessions today!

 

Session Descriptions:

 

Facilitating Guided Reading

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Kim Kirk and Jen Grossen

Move your instructional forward with the Guided Reading model. This full day session is intended to be training on the Emergent, Early, Transitional, and Fluent lesson plans. Using the Jan Richardson Model, participants will learn the components of each stage of instruction and receive materials for implementation. 

This event is geared for educators of grades 1 - 4

 


Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Hank Schmelz and Michelle Minton

Close Reading is a great tool to offer secondary students access to complex text so they can attack challenging text tied to the common core. For all subject areas! - Grades 5-12

This event is geared for educators of grades 5 - 12

 


Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $125

Presenters: Mary Richards and Caitlin Duncan

The Wisconsin Math Expression user group will have an opportunity to meet, face-to-face, two to three times during the school year. The goal is for math leaders in your district to engage in conversation and learning that promotes mathematical achievement using Math Expressions. For the 2019/2020 school year, we will be exploring Principles to Actions. This book from NCTM outlines the 8 effective mathematical teaching practices, already embedded in our curriculum as well as the actions school leaders need to take to make change within a district. The face-to-face meetings will consist of a round table discussion of the book as well as a general Q & A session for participants to discuss current topics within their own districts. This is a great opportunity to connect with area math leaders and other Math Expressions users. These meetings will be held regionally throughout the state. The goal of this group is to districts to increase best mathematics instructional practices. Some time will also feature Math Expressions updates and tips as well as Q & A.

This event is geared for educators of grades K-6

 


Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 12 pm | $125

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

This two half-day series will provide participants an opportunity to dig into effective teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants will gain insight into how these sets of practices are necessary parts of a high-quality instructional program that support all learners. Expect to engage in mathematically rich tasks and in discussions centered around continuously refining our professional practice.

This event is geared for educators of grades 7-12 

 


Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 8 - 11:30 am | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Research supports specific feedback as a powerful teaching and learning tool, but not all feedback is equally powerful. How do we offer feedback that really moves student writing forward? What structures and tools support this work in classrooms? Join us and engage in planning that will guide students toward their very best writing ever!

This event is geared for educators of grades 4K-2

 


Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 12:30 - 4 pm | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

How do we make writing relevant so that students want to engage? What do we know about engagement research? In this session we will explore Universal Design strategies that support engagement and work collaboratively plan for instruction that scaffolds student thinking and supports writing to learn.

This event is geared for educators of grades 3-12

 


Mental Health First Aid

August 8, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Katie Grade and Lisa McKay 

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. 

This event is geared for all school staff


]]> - Held at: Delavan-Darien High School
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 08:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - August 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23505&memberid=46

Presenter: Amy Sterckx

Cost: $825

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

Amy Sterckx is Lead Technology Integration Specialist for Green Bay Area Public School District. Prior to, Amy taught in both elementary and middle school settings. Amy holds a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from Marian University and has earned her Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) National Certificate. Amy serves on the District’s Technology Resources Coordination Team, and multiple school-based Technology Teams.

]]> - Held at: Green Bay District Office
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Delavan-Darien Teacher Summer Institute - August 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23769&memberid=46 Want to make a bigger impact in your classroom? Brush up your skills and become even more effective in your classroom by learning from national and local experts.

  • Impact student achievement
  • Make a difference with your data
  • Collaborate and network in a workshop model

If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Minkie at lminkie@ddschools.org.

 

Sessions Include:

  • Facilitating Guided Reading
  • Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions
  • Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level
  • Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level
  • Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback
  • Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers
  • Mental Health First Aid

Register for one or more sessions today!

 

Session Descriptions:

 

Facilitating Guided Reading

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Kim Kirk and Jen Grossen

Move your instructional forward with the Guided Reading model. This full day session is intended to be training on the Emergent, Early, Transitional, and Fluent lesson plans. Using the Jan Richardson Model, participants will learn the components of each stage of instruction and receive materials for implementation. 

This event is geared for educators of grades 1 - 4

 


Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Hank Schmelz and Michelle Minton

Close Reading is a great tool to offer secondary students access to complex text so they can attack challenging text tied to the common core. For all subject areas! - Grades 5-12

This event is geared for educators of grades 5 - 12

 


Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $125

Presenters: Mary Richards and Caitlin Duncan

The Wisconsin Math Expression user group will have an opportunity to meet, face-to-face, two to three times during the school year. The goal is for math leaders in your district to engage in conversation and learning that promotes mathematical achievement using Math Expressions. For the 2019/2020 school year, we will be exploring Principles to Actions. This book from NCTM outlines the 8 effective mathematical teaching practices, already embedded in our curriculum as well as the actions school leaders need to take to make change within a district. The face-to-face meetings will consist of a round table discussion of the book as well as a general Q & A session for participants to discuss current topics within their own districts. This is a great opportunity to connect with area math leaders and other Math Expressions users. These meetings will be held regionally throughout the state. The goal of this group is to districts to increase best mathematics instructional practices. Some time will also feature Math Expressions updates and tips as well as Q & A.

This event is geared for educators of grades K-6

 


Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 12 pm | $125

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

This two half-day series will provide participants an opportunity to dig into effective teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants will gain insight into how these sets of practices are necessary parts of a high-quality instructional program that support all learners. Expect to engage in mathematically rich tasks and in discussions centered around continuously refining our professional practice.

This event is geared for educators of grades 7-12 

 


Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 8 - 11:30 am | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Research supports specific feedback as a powerful teaching and learning tool, but not all feedback is equally powerful. How do we offer feedback that really moves student writing forward? What structures and tools support this work in classrooms? Join us and engage in planning that will guide students toward their very best writing ever!

This event is geared for educators of grades 4K-2

 


Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 12:30 - 4 pm | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

How do we make writing relevant so that students want to engage? What do we know about engagement research? In this session we will explore Universal Design strategies that support engagement and work collaboratively plan for instruction that scaffolds student thinking and supports writing to learn.

This event is geared for educators of grades 3-12

 


Mental Health First Aid

August 8, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Katie Grade and Lisa McKay 

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. 

This event is geared for all school staff


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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - August 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Thu, 08 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Delavan-Darien Teacher Summer Institute - August 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23769&memberid=46 Want to make a bigger impact in your classroom? Brush up your skills and become even more effective in your classroom by learning from national and local experts.

  • Impact student achievement
  • Make a difference with your data
  • Collaborate and network in a workshop model

If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Minkie at lminkie@ddschools.org.

 

Sessions Include:

  • Facilitating Guided Reading
  • Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions
  • Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level
  • Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level
  • Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback
  • Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers
  • Mental Health First Aid

Register for one or more sessions today!

 

Session Descriptions:

 

Facilitating Guided Reading

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Kim Kirk and Jen Grossen

Move your instructional forward with the Guided Reading model. This full day session is intended to be training on the Emergent, Early, Transitional, and Fluent lesson plans. Using the Jan Richardson Model, participants will learn the components of each stage of instruction and receive materials for implementation. 

This event is geared for educators of grades 1 - 4

 


Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions

August 5, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Hank Schmelz and Michelle Minton

Close Reading is a great tool to offer secondary students access to complex text so they can attack challenging text tied to the common core. For all subject areas! - Grades 5-12

This event is geared for educators of grades 5 - 12

 


Exploring Effective Mathematical Practices at the Elementary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $125

Presenters: Mary Richards and Caitlin Duncan

The Wisconsin Math Expression user group will have an opportunity to meet, face-to-face, two to three times during the school year. The goal is for math leaders in your district to engage in conversation and learning that promotes mathematical achievement using Math Expressions. For the 2019/2020 school year, we will be exploring Principles to Actions. This book from NCTM outlines the 8 effective mathematical teaching practices, already embedded in our curriculum as well as the actions school leaders need to take to make change within a district. The face-to-face meetings will consist of a round table discussion of the book as well as a general Q & A session for participants to discuss current topics within their own districts. This is a great opportunity to connect with area math leaders and other Math Expressions users. These meetings will be held regionally throughout the state. The goal of this group is to districts to increase best mathematics instructional practices. Some time will also feature Math Expressions updates and tips as well as Q & A.

This event is geared for educators of grades K-6

 


Strengthen Your Mathematical Practices at the Secondary Level

August 6, 2019 | 8 am - 12 pm | $125

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

This two half-day series will provide participants an opportunity to dig into effective teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants will gain insight into how these sets of practices are necessary parts of a high-quality instructional program that support all learners. Expect to engage in mathematically rich tasks and in discussions centered around continuously refining our professional practice.

This event is geared for educators of grades 7-12 

 


Moving Writing Forward with Effective Feedback

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 8 - 11:30 am | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Research supports specific feedback as a powerful teaching and learning tool, but not all feedback is equally powerful. How do we offer feedback that really moves student writing forward? What structures and tools support this work in classrooms? Join us and engage in planning that will guide students toward their very best writing ever!

This event is geared for educators of grades 4K-2

 


Deep Thinking and Effective Writing - How to Inspire those Reluctant Writers

August 7 & 8, 2019 | 12:30 - 4 pm | $125

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

How do we make writing relevant so that students want to engage? What do we know about engagement research? In this session we will explore Universal Design strategies that support engagement and work collaboratively plan for instruction that scaffolds student thinking and supports writing to learn.

This event is geared for educators of grades 3-12

 


Mental Health First Aid

August 8, 2019 | 8 am - 3 pm | $100

Presenters: Katie Grade and Lisa McKay 

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Topics covered: depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, and substance use disorders. 

This event is geared for all school staff


]]> - Held at: Delavan-Darien High School
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - August 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:30:00
PBIS Leadership Conference Live Stream - August 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=22904&memberid=46 Welcome - 8:30-8:50

Keynote - 8:50-10:00 - Dr. Heather Peshak George is a Research Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

10:00-10:30 - Break and conversations around keynote message

10:30-11:45 - Session A - content TBD mid/late-May

11:45-12:45 - Lunch and facilitated conversation around Session A and/or team action planning

12:45-2:00 - Session B - content TBD mid/late-May

2:00-2:20 - Break and facilitated conversation around Session B

2:20-3:35 - Session C - content TBD mid/late-May

3:35-3:45 - Facilitated conversation around session C

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Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - August 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - August 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Equitable Mathematics Practices - August 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23741&memberid=46

Presenters: Tere Masiarchin, Steven Mijajlovic and Sharmaé Roberts 

Cost: $375

Description: Equity-based mathematics teaching requires more than implementing new curriculum or using specific practices because it involves taking a stand for what is right. It requires mathematics teachers to reflect on their own identity, positions, and beliefs. Participants will consider productive and unproductive beliefs with an emphasis on facilitating each and every student's development of mathematical processes and practices. Participants will be challenged to consider beliefs that hinder students’ mathematical growth. We will engage in mathematical discussions and mathematics problems throughout the day.

This workshop is geared for Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Administration.  Teams are encouraged to attend!

 

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Sharmaé Roberts is a Technical Assistant Coordinator for the Wisconsin RtI Center.  Sharmaé is originally from Kansas City Missouri where she obtained her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and her Educational Specialist in Mathematics Leadership and Instruction from the University of Missouri. During that time, she taught mathematics at the secondary level in Hickman Mills Public Schools. Upon relocating to Wisconsin, she began working as a Mathematics Instructional Coach and was mostly recently a Math Specialist for the Mequon-Thiensville School District.  Sharmaé is very passionate about mathematics education as well as equity within the educational system. 

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - August 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Promoting Mental Health in Young Children Series: Pyramid Model Training Series - August 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24069&memberid=46

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

Presenter:

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

 

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Early Literacy in a Workshop Model: 2 Day Series - August 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23689&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler and Nicole Aldworth

Cost: $250

Description: Classroom teachers, special educators, and EL support teachers must work collaboratively to support all learners in developmentally appropriate ways in our pre-school through early elementary classrooms (PK-1). How do we engage young learners in developmentally appropriate literacy tasks and offer a balance of socio-emotional support while guiding them toward high levels of learning? Together we will explore, share, and learn from one another, as we prepare to kick-off the 2019-20 school year using a workshop model to scaffold for all learners. Join us as a team or an individual to get the school year up and running!

About the Presenters:

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.

 

 

 

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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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Early Literacy in a Workshop Model: 2 Day Series - August 20, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23689&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler and Nicole Aldworth

Cost: $250

Description: Classroom teachers, special educators, and EL support teachers must work collaboratively to support all learners in developmentally appropriate ways in our pre-school through early elementary classrooms (PK-1). How do we engage young learners in developmentally appropriate literacy tasks and offer a balance of socio-emotional support while guiding them toward high levels of learning? Together we will explore, share, and learn from one another, as we prepare to kick-off the 2019-20 school year using a workshop model to scaffold for all learners. Join us as a team or an individual to get the school year up and running!

About the Presenters:

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.

 

 

 

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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Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Leading For Learning - August 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23047&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - August 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23051&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

]]> - Held at: Monona Grove School District
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:00:00
NGSS Science and Common Assessments that Impact Student Achievement - August 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23630&memberid=46

Presenter: Kevin Anderson, DPI Science Consultant

Cost: $150, includes lunch

Description: Join your science colleagues from across CESA 2 and do a deep dive into the Science Standards. A major goal for the day will be to collaborate with teachers from across CESA 2 to create common assessments that align to the standards, inform instruction, and engage students in deep science learning. Let's get together and create some powerful science tools!

About the Presenter:

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson earned a Ph.D. from the school’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2012. Anderson’s role at DPI is to support Wisconsin educators in improving their science programs. His recent work includes maintaining a statewide calendar of STEM education professional development opportunities and supporting an elementary science book study in collaboration with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers. With the help of educators from around the state, he created science disciplinary literacy resources. He is also leading the charge to set up the statewide STEM Wisconsin network. This being a time of transition for many district science programs, Anderson aims to help schools and educators design and implement high quality science instruction throughout the PK-12 years.

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Arts Educators Professional Day of Learning (Standards and Assessment) - August 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23794&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Palkowski, DPI Fine Arts Consultant

Cost: $75.00

Description: The AM session will be tailored to the content areas of the arts participants (art & design, dance, music, and theatre). All arts standards areas can be reviewed, respective of the participants’ content focus. The PM session is also for all arts educators.

Agenda:
9am-11:15am Session WI DPI Arts Standards & Resources

Educators for art, music, theatre, and dance in the morning session will be guided through the standards by WI DPI Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant, Julie Palkowski. All participants will have an opportunity to navigate their respective standards (or at least a draft), see accompanying resources online, and share ideas for implementation into the classroom. Check the content websites to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Model Academic Standards.

Art & Design - https://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/art-design

Dance - https://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/dance

Music - https://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/music-education-standards

Theatre- https://dpi.wi.gov/fine-arts/theatre/education-standards

11:15am-12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm-2pm Arts - T
he afternoon session will include a review of arts assessment strategies, methods of data collection, and additional application in the arts. Bring your laptop or tablet with you for the sessions.

About the Presenter: 

Dr. Julie A. Palkowski is the Fine Arts and Creativity Education Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She has previously served as an arts administrator with school districts in Rockford, Illinois and Madison, Wisconsin. In her current position, she is a liaison to various boards including the Wisconsin School Music Association, Wisconsin Art Education Association, the Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education, and the Wisconsin Dance Council. Julie has facilitated arts education sessions focused on pedagogy, program development, arts integration, disciplinary literacy in the arts, and technology throughout Wisconsin.

Prior to these positions and activities, Dr. Palkowski worked as a Title I Instructional Supervisor, a K4-8th Grade Principal, Music Teacher, and Summer Enrichment Coordinator. She has led multiple standards reviews as a Fine Arts Administrator with two school districts and as a Principal. Additional research experiences include serving as a doctoral chair and mentor for graduate and doctoral students, and as an external research team member for the Madison Metropolitan School District. National work includes Dr. Palkowski's service as President to the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, where she also was an active member to the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards (2015-2017). Julie served as a reviewer for the Nebraska Art Standards and the Colorado Music Standards. She has worked as a collaborator to the National Core Arts Standards Dance Leadership Writing Team. Dr. Palkowski has participated as a session panelist and reviewer for organizations such as the Arts Education Partnership and National Endowment for the Arts. She continues to support the Arts Education Data Project as a Co-Chair.

 

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Kicking Off the Workshop Model - August 26, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23780&memberid=46

Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $175.00, includes lunch

Description: Are you knew to the workshop model or Units of Study?? Then this is the place to be! Get tips and tricks for surviving the first month of school. Learn the structures and routines necessary for success. Bring you resources and collaboratively plan how to successfully set-up a equitable literacy learning environment that values all students and personalizes learning. If you co-teach, bring your teaching partner so that you can plan that critical first month of learning together!

About the Presenter:

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

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Mon, 26 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Google for Clerical, Aides, & Para-Professionals - August 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24024&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $99

Description: Come join us as we build your Google skills to support your staff and students! We will focus on your learning needs to make sure you walk away more confident with the Google environment. Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Sheets...you name it, we will dig into all the functionalities to make your position more productive and efficient. All levels are welcome - see you there!

About the Presenter:

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator, joining CESA 2 from the Madison Metropolitan School District. Beth’s passion lies in digital leadership. She loves working with districts and teachers to unleash potential by leveraging digital tools and resources. Beth earned her Undergraduate degree in Art Education and her Graduate degree in Instructional Technology from UW-Whitewater. Additionally, she has procured her Education Administration licenses for Principalship and Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Edgewood College. She has a love of learning and applying new strategies to classroom opportunities, professional learning, and presentations.

 

 

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Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Support for Cohorts 1-3 - September 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23869&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Prerequisite: Must have participated in at least Years 1 and 2 with DPI and WISH in their Trauma Sensitive Schools to participate in this series.

Cost: $180, includes lunch

Description: With the increase interest in trauma-informed practices across the state, CESA 2 is developing a sustainable support system to increase access to schools wanting to continue and expand on their journey towards learning and capacity building around trauma-informed philosophy and practices. Engagement in this type of development helps to promote the success of all our students within a comprehensive school mental health system. 

These three full day sessions are designed to support schools who have already begun their TSS learning/implementation and will follow the plan established in the original DPI project.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:00:00
Social Emotional Learning Leadership Series - September 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23873&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $450, inlcudes lunch

Description: This training provides an opportunity to review best practices in SEL, school systems change, and implementation science. Participants will be exposed to over-arching frameworks to guide their efforts that can be adopted and used in their setting. A needs assessment and planning process will be used that considers integration with other school-based initiatives. This planning will focus on establishing effective and sustainable SEL from a school system perspective and acknowledges the complexity of changing school systems. Time will also be allotted for cross-district networking, in-district planning, feedback, and plan monitoring.

Individuals or teams are welcome.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:00:00
PRESS Workshop: 2 Day Series - September 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23798&memberid=46

Cost: $450.00 inlcudes PRESS manual and online resources

Description: 

PRESS Classwide Interventions

Learn an efficient process for data teams to analyze screening data and plan supplemental tier 1 supports for whole-class implementation. We introduce a process for examining student data and using a protocol to guide instructional decisions. Specifically, we demonstrate a classwide intervention framework for classrooms where over half of students have been identified as below grade-level on a universal screening measure. This process helps strengthen core instruction and, within a short time frame of ten days, the number of students requiring intervention can be significantly reduced.

 

PRESS Tier 2 Interventions & Introduction to Progress Monitoring

Determine targeted, small group interventions using the PRESS data-driven decision making process. Learn how to identify students’ intervention needs using the PRESS 

diagnostic tools and then select and implement specific, skill-based interventions from the PRESS Intervention Manual. Consider the components of effective interventions & implementation fidelity. An introduction to continuous progress monitoring is provided with an emphasis on decision making using ongoing, reliable data collection.

 

PRESS training will be all Day 1 and morning of Day 2. The afternoon of Day 2 is designated as a supported work time for participants and teams. CESA 2 staff will be available to answer questions and support teams as they think about next steps in implementation.

 

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Mon, 23 Sep 2019 08:30:00
PRESS Workshop: 2 Day Series - September 24, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23798&memberid=46

Cost: $450.00 inlcudes PRESS manual and online resources

Description: 

PRESS Classwide Interventions

Learn an efficient process for data teams to analyze screening data and plan supplemental tier 1 supports for whole-class implementation. We introduce a process for examining student data and using a protocol to guide instructional decisions. Specifically, we demonstrate a classwide intervention framework for classrooms where over half of students have been identified as below grade-level on a universal screening measure. This process helps strengthen core instruction and, within a short time frame of ten days, the number of students requiring intervention can be significantly reduced.

 

PRESS Tier 2 Interventions & Introduction to Progress Monitoring

Determine targeted, small group interventions using the PRESS data-driven decision making process. Learn how to identify students’ intervention needs using the PRESS 

diagnostic tools and then select and implement specific, skill-based interventions from the PRESS Intervention Manual. Consider the components of effective interventions & implementation fidelity. An introduction to continuous progress monitoring is provided with an emphasis on decision making using ongoing, reliable data collection.

 

PRESS training will be all Day 1 and morning of Day 2. The afternoon of Day 2 is designated as a supported work time for participants and teams. CESA 2 staff will be available to answer questions and support teams as they think about next steps in implementation.

 

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - September 24, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23922&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $245, includes lunch and NVCI workbook

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:00:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - September 25, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23743&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Wed, 25 Sep 2019 08:30:00
EC Indicators Training - September 26, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23312&memberid=46 Presenters:

Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teacher with CESA2,

Nicole Aldworth, Early Childhood Program Support Teacher with CESA2

Cost: Free

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 complete. 

Check-in is from 8-8:30am and will begin promptly at 8:30am.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - September 27, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:30:00
EP EPIC Meeting - September 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23025&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Mon, 30 Sep 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - October 1, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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Tue, 01 Oct 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - October 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:30:00
ACP Xello Administrator Training - October 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23875&memberid=46 Presenter: Julee Dredske, Wisconsin Xello Trainer

Cost: Free

Description: This half day training provides technical information for educators who will be managing and using Xello in school districts.

About the Presenter:

 

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019 09:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - October 3, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Thu, 03 Oct 2019 08:30:00
ACP Xello Administrator Training - October 3, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23876&memberid=46 Presenter: Julee Dredske, Wisconsin Xello Trainer

Cost: Free

Description: This half day training provides technical information for educators who will be managing and using Xello in school districts

About the Presenter:

 

 

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Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - October 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students - October 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23439&memberid=46

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students - October 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23439&memberid=46

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - October 10, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23673&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 08:30:00
WISEDash 101 - October 10, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23310&memberid=46

Cost: $125

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

The two main objectives for this session will be to:

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

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

 

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Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:00:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Entire Series - October 14, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23470&memberid=46

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

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

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

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Day 1 Only - October 14, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23471&memberid=46

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

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

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

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Leading For Learning - October 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23048&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:00:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher Course - October 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23925&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $140, includes NVCI Refresher workbook

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - October 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23052&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:00:00
Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework: Overview - October 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23871&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $55

Description: This session will expose participants to and create awareness of the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework. This framework can be used to establish and maintain a coordinated and comprehensive approach to supporting students' wellness so that they can be optimally available to learn academically. 

Individuals and/or teams are welcome. 

If you are interested in learning about the framework to later use this to integrate initiatives, consider also signing up for the afternoon session.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:00:00
Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework: Application - October 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23872&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $55

Description: This session will move beyond awareness of the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework to application of this framework to your school/district setting. In addition to completing a needs assessment, teams will address the integration of various school-wide efforts (behavior support, social emotional learning, trauma sensitive schools, etc.) and begin to plan the aligning of these efforts.

Individuals and/or teams are welcome. 

If you are new to the framework, please consider signing up for the morning session as well.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - October 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

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

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Promoting Mental Health in Young Children Series: Pyramid Model Training Series - October 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24069&memberid=46

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

Presenter:

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

 

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:00:00
ACP Xello Administrator Training - October 21, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23877&memberid=46 Presenter: Julee Dredske, Wisconsin Xello Trainer

Cost: Free

Description: This half day training provides technical information for educators who will be managing and using Xello in school districts

About the Presenter:

 

 

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Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:00:00
Equitable Mathematics Practices - October 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23741&memberid=46

Presenters: Tere Masiarchin, Steven Mijajlovic and Sharmaé Roberts 

Cost: $375

Description: Equity-based mathematics teaching requires more than implementing new curriculum or using specific practices because it involves taking a stand for what is right. It requires mathematics teachers to reflect on their own identity, positions, and beliefs. Participants will consider productive and unproductive beliefs with an emphasis on facilitating each and every student's development of mathematical processes and practices. Participants will be challenged to consider beliefs that hinder students’ mathematical growth. We will engage in mathematical discussions and mathematics problems throughout the day.

This workshop is geared for Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Administration.  Teams are encouraged to attend!

 

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Sharmaé Roberts is a Technical Assistant Coordinator for the Wisconsin RtI Center.  Sharmaé is originally from Kansas City Missouri where she obtained her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and her Educational Specialist in Mathematics Leadership and Instruction from the University of Missouri. During that time, she taught mathematics at the secondary level in Hickman Mills Public Schools. Upon relocating to Wisconsin, she began working as a Mathematics Instructional Coach and was mostly recently a Math Specialist for the Mequon-Thiensville School District.  Sharmaé is very passionate about mathematics education as well as equity within the educational system. 

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - October 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23923&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $245, includes lunch and NVCI workbook

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:00:00
Continuous Improvement Network Series - October 28, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23829&memberid=46

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

Cost: $15, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Mon, 28 Oct 2019 09:00:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Entire Series - October 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23470&memberid=46

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

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

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

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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Day 2 Only - October 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23472&memberid=46

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

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

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

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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 08:30:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - October 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23688&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $825

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

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

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

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter: 

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator, joining CESA 2 from the Madison Metropolitan School District. Beth’s passion lies in 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, 29 Oct 2019 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - October 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23688&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $825

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

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

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

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter: 

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator, joining CESA 2 from the Madison Metropolitan School District. Beth’s passion lies in 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, 30 Oct 2019 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - November 1, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:30:00
Social Emotional Learning Leadership Series - November 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23873&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $450, inlcudes lunch

Description: This training provides an opportunity to review best practices in SEL, school systems change, and implementation science. Participants will be exposed to over-arching frameworks to guide their efforts that can be adopted and used in their setting. A needs assessment and planning process will be used that considers integration with other school-based initiatives. This planning will focus on establishing effective and sustainable SEL from a school system perspective and acknowledges the complexity of changing school systems. Time will also be allotted for cross-district networking, in-district planning, feedback, and plan monitoring.

Individuals or teams are welcome.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:00:00
CCR-IEPs Through the Lends of Early Childhood - November 12, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23879&memberid=46

Presenter: Michelle Ogorek, Statewide Early Childhood Coordinator Inclusion and Child Outcomes

Cost: Free

Description:

  • Purpose, consideration and best practices involving IEPs for children ages 3-6
  • Effects of the disability and disability-related need
  • Integrating Child Outcomes into the IEP
  • Use of age-anchoring tools
  • EC literacy in the IEP 
  • Embedded interventions
  • LRE discussions that lead to inclusive practices

Participants are encouraged to come in teams and bring a copy of a current IEP.

About the Presenter:

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

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Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Support for Cohorts 1-3 - November 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23869&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Prerequisite: Must have participated in at least Years 1 and 2 with DPI and WISH in their Trauma Sensitive Schools to participate in this series.

Cost: $180, includes lunch

Description: With the increase interest in trauma-informed practices across the state, CESA 2 is developing a sustainable support system to increase access to schools wanting to continue and expand on their journey towards learning and capacity building around trauma-informed philosophy and practices. Engagement in this type of development helps to promote the success of all our students within a comprehensive school mental health system. 

These three full day sessions are designed to support schools who have already begun their TSS learning/implementation and will follow the plan established in the original DPI project.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:00:00
Promoting Mental Health in Young Children Series: Pyramid Model Training Series - November 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=24069&memberid=46

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

Presenter:

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

 

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Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - November 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - November 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - November 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

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

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:30:00
Secondary Mathematics Leadership for Learning - November 26, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23802&memberid=46

Presenters: Steven Mijajlovic and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $325, includes lunch

Description: 

This 2 day series is intended for district teams focused on implementing highly engaging and effective mathematics instruction that leads to successful achievement outcomes for all students.

Focus during the two days will include:

  • Examining research and evidence to develop a rationale for effective mathematics instruction.
  • Reflecting on current realities in mathematics instruction and achievement in your district.
  • Reviewing the alignment between ACT Standards and the Wisconsin State Standards to determine most effective pathways for student learning.
  • Planning next steps for effective implementation of practices most likely to increase student engagement and achievement.

District teams could include: an administrator, teachers in grades 8-11, special educator and/or ESL/bilingual teacher, instructional
coach.

About the Presenters:

Steven MijajlovicSteven 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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:30:00
WISEDash 201 - December 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23307&memberid=46

Cost: $125

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - December 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23743&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - December 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - December 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23673&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Tue, 17 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - December 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

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

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Wed, 18 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Leading For Learning - January 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23049&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

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Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - January 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23675&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

]]> - Held at: Monona Grove School District
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - January 23, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23740&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - January 24, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:30:00
WISEDash 101 - January 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23311&memberid=46

Cost: $125

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

The two main objectives for this session will be to:

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

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

 

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Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:00:00
Secondary Mathematics Leadership for Learning - January 28, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23802&memberid=46

Presenters: Steven Mijajlovic and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $325, includes lunch

Description: 

This 2 day series is intended for district teams focused on implementing highly engaging and effective mathematics instruction that leads to successful achievement outcomes for all students.

Focus during the two days will include:

  • Examining research and evidence to develop a rationale for effective mathematics instruction.
  • Reflecting on current realities in mathematics instruction and achievement in your district.
  • Reviewing the alignment between ACT Standards and the Wisconsin State Standards to determine most effective pathways for student learning.
  • Planning next steps for effective implementation of practices most likely to increase student engagement and achievement.

District teams could include: an administrator, teachers in grades 8-11, special educator and/or ESL/bilingual teacher, instructional
coach.

About the Presenters:

Steven MijajlovicSteven 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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Winter Statewide Event (Cohort 5) - January 29, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23870&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $30, includes lunch

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

Presenter:

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

 

]]> - Held at: Stoughton Area School District
Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students - February 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23439&memberid=46

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - February 12, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23744&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - February 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23924&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $245, includes lunch and NVCI workbook

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - February 21, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - February 25, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - February 25, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23675&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - February 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23740&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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

Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

Presenter:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Support for Cohorts 1-3 - March 4, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23869&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Prerequisite: Must have participated in at least Years 1 and 2 with DPI and WISH in their Trauma Sensitive Schools to participate in this series.

Cost: $180, includes lunch

Description: With the increase interest in trauma-informed practices across the state, CESA 2 is developing a sustainable support system to increase access to schools wanting to continue and expand on their journey towards learning and capacity building around trauma-informed philosophy and practices. Engagement in this type of development helps to promote the success of all our students within a comprehensive school mental health system. 

These three full day sessions are designed to support schools who have already begun their TSS learning/implementation and will follow the plan established in the original DPI project.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 04 Mar 2020 09:00:00
Continuous Improvement Network Series - March 18, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23831&memberid=46

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

Cost: $15, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:30:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - April 1, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23744&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 6 Day Series - April 3, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

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

Cost: $450, includes book

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

This workshop is geared for Coaches and Teacher Leaders.  Participants should attend with their administrator for the first session on August 19th.

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - April 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23675&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - April 9, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23740&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher Course - April 14, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23926&memberid=46

Presenter: Kristi Kimberlin

Cost: $140, includes NVCI Refresher workbook

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

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Tue, 14 Apr 2020 08:00:00
Social Emotional Learning Leadership Series - April 15, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23873&memberid=46

Presenter: Elizabeth Witter Freeman

Cost: $450, inlcudes lunch

Description: This training provides an opportunity to review best practices in SEL, school systems change, and implementation science. Participants will be exposed to over-arching frameworks to guide their efforts that can be adopted and used in their setting. A needs assessment and planning process will be used that considers integration with other school-based initiatives. This planning will focus on establishing effective and sustainable SEL from a school system perspective and acknowledges the complexity of changing school systems. Time will also be allotted for cross-district networking, in-district planning, feedback, and plan monitoring.

Individuals or teams are welcome.

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020 09:00:00
Leading For Learning - April 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23050&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $125

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

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

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Tue, 21 Apr 2020 12:00:00
CESA 2 Title I Network Annual Meeting - April 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23779&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: Free

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:00:00
UMS Meeting - May 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23016&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Wed, 13 May 2020 09:00:00
Continuous Improvement Network Series - June 2, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23832&memberid=46

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

Cost: $15, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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