CESA 2 - Old - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/events_rss.cfm?detailid=18506 CESA 2 - Old - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events en-us Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - December 8, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Lynee Tourdot from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Help! I Have a Newcomer! - December 8, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27632&memberid=46

Description: Educators at schools are asking, "How do I properly address the needs of our Newcomers?" The focus of this webinar is to describe the range of Newcomers (from never schooled to highly schooled in their countries) and how instruction, social-emotional strategies, and structural elements can address their specific needs both virtually and face to face.

This session includes both a synchronous webinar and asynchronous module along with an optional one on one coaching session with Dr. Rivas.

In this 2-hour session, participants will include:

1) an introduction to strategies and techniques to scaffold instruction throughout a lesson;
2) samples of words, phrases, sentence frames to teach before, during and after instruction;
3) language tools for students; and
4) ways of forming partnerships and teams, and language structures to ensure learning and the development of social and emotional skills

Cost: $40 for participants in the CESA 2 L&C Network or Title III, $89 per person for all others

 

About the Facilitator: Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin is a certified ESL teacher and administrator who is bilingual (Spanish/English). She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in education (ESL). Subsequently, she received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on multicultural education from UWM. Robin has recently received her Ed.D in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University with a research focus on RTI and English Learners.

 

 

 

 


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Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - December 9, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Lynee Tourdot from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - December 9, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know (2:30pm-3:15pm) - December 9, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28201&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - December 9, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know (3:30pm-4:15pm) - December 9, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28247&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 15:30:00
DAY 3 ONLY: Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive - December 10, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26816&memberid=46

Presenter: Presenters include CESA 2 consultants Mary Jo Ziegler and Kim Stieber-White, as well as Barb Novak, Literacy Consultant from DPI.

Cost: $150 for one day only

Description: Join us and dig into the newly released, updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standards. We will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and check for alignment. This opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications while building equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.

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

Entire Series

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

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Updated English Language Arts Standards with an Equity Lens Deep Dive Series - Online-Only (Days 2 & 3) - December 10, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27326&memberid=46

This registration is planned to be online-only.

Presenter: Presenters include CESA 2 consultants Mary Jo Ziegler and Kim Stieber-White, as well as Barb Novak, Literacy Consultant from DPI.

Cost: $250 for entire series

Description: Join us and dig into the newly released, updated State of Wisconsin English Language Arts Standards. We will help school teams review their universal ELA curriculum and check for alignment. This two-day opportunity will guide district teams as they review updates and consider implications while building equity and access to effective English Language Arts instruction across K-12 classrooms.


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

Day 2: October 13

Day 3: December 10

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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Transition Advisory Network (TAN) Meeting #2 - December 10, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28138&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Description: This provides a networking opportunity for case managers and transition coordinators to improve transition services for students with disabilities. TAN NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY. This is Transition Advisory Network (TAN) Meeting #2.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org

 

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - December 10, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Tere Masiarchin from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Thu, 10 Dec 2020 16:00:00
Instructional Coaching - December 11, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6-part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. We will focus on  Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 08:30:00
Early Childhood Networking - December 11, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27789&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell, additional presenters TBD

Cost: Free

Description:

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

  • Early care and education topics for children birth to eight years old
  • Networking with other districts and agencies
  • Regular updates on state initiatives, research, and best practice

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

At this moment in time, we are planning to hold all future EC Networking meetings virtually.  With the current uncertainty, this may change as the school year continues.  As we move forward in offering EC Networking and other professional development events, please let us know if other times in the day work better for you.

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 09:00:00
Speech and Language Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - December 11, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27415&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 10:00:00
Special Education Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - December 11, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27419&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020 10:00:00
Early Childhood Book Study - Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs: Third Addition - December 14, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28128&memberid=46  

Thank you for your interest in this book study. This initial pilot offering is full, but if you are interested in this work, please add your name on the waitlist for when we offer it again beginning next semester. If you are part of a team who are participating in this pilot, please email Karen Russell @ karen.russell@cesa2.org and she can add you to your team.

 

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: Free

Description: The focus of this book study is supporting high quality inclusionary opportunities for all students. We will use the book Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs: Third Addition to focus our inclusion work. Teams of regular and special education staff are encouraged to attend together focusing on preschool through 1st grades. Google folders and resources will be used to organize and share resources and graduate credit/continuing education hours are available upon request.

This is a pilot project. You will access the book study itself through the on-line format Schoology and can complete this learning at your own pace. Opportunities to connect through Zoom meetings will deepen knowledge, understanding and support your use of strategies within your own work.

As you work through the book each chapter will take you approximately one hour to complete the reading and activities, with some chapters being shorter and some longer. By completing the online content, you can earn 15 hours of continuing education credit. An additional 15 hours can be offered if you complete the online content and join four zoom connections to deepen the knowledge and apply the work systematically. The dates listed are available for additional work.

By agreeing to be part of the pilot, we can provide you and your team with one free book. Registration will be capped at 20 groups, with each group containing one to 10 people. Please indicate how many are in your group when registering.

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 16:00:00
WISEDash Advanced Functions and New Features - December 15, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28198&memberid=46

Presenters: Ed O'Connor, Val Schmitz

Cost: $0

Description: In this workshop we will explore advanced features and new functionality of WISEDash. An understanding of the general use of WISEDash will be helpful. Specifically, participants will learn about:

  • ACCESS for ELs On-track
  • Digital Equity Dashboard
  • Group by Student Cohort
  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • (related to report card session the next morning)
  • Finance Dashboard
  • Data Inquiry Process and Data Inquiry Journal - sharing

 

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020 10:00:00
ISTE Certification: 2020-2021 Cohort - December 15, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28171&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning that will support any learning environment: face-to-face, hybrid, or remote. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

Please note: all times are in CST. Attending the first session on December 15th is optional.

Price: $749

This Includes: Four 2-hour synchronous sessions, 5 online modules, and 6 months to create a portfolio

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:00:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - December 16, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students (2:30pm-3:15pm) - December 16, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28202&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 14:30:00
ACP Community of Practice: Preparing teachers for growth: ACP in the classroom - December 16, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27294&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - December 16, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students (3:30pm-4:15pm) - December 16, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28248&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:30:00
ACP Community of Practice: Preparing teachers for growth: ACP in the classroom - December 22, 2020 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27294&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Tue, 22 Dec 2020 14:30:00
Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations of SIOP - January 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27985&memberid=46

Description: As the number of English learners increases in schools across the United States, educators are seeking effective ways to help them succeed in K-12 ESL, content area, and bilingual classrooms. Research shows that when teachers implement the SIOP Model, English learners' academic performance improves.

This is a 4-day series, with 2 virtual synchronous sessions:

Best Practices for Teaching ELs: Foundations of SIOP
Session 1: Virtual, Dec. 3, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work-time 2-3 pm
Session 2: Virtual, Jan. 6th, Dec. 3, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work-time 2-3 pm
Session 3: CESA 2 Sheltered Instruction Online Module to be complete by Feb. 12th
Session 4: Individual Coaching Session to be completed by Feb. 12th

Cost: $60 for Title III consortium members, $139 for all others

 

About the Facilitators:

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Wed, 06 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - January 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 06 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs (2:30pm-3:15pm) - January 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28203&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 06 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - January 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 06 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs (3:30pm-4:15pm) - January 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28255&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 06 Jan 2021 15:30:00
RSN Director's Meeting - Entire Series - January 8, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free

 

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 09:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - January 8 - January 8, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27768&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free

 

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Speech and Language Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - January 8, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27415&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:00:00
Special Education Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - January 8, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27419&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:00:00
Early Childhood Book Study - Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs: Third Addition - January 11, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28128&memberid=46  

Thank you for your interest in this book study. This initial pilot offering is full, but if you are interested in this work, please add your name on the waitlist for when we offer it again beginning next semester. If you are part of a team who are participating in this pilot, please email Karen Russell @ karen.russell@cesa2.org and she can add you to your team.

 

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: Free

Description: The focus of this book study is supporting high quality inclusionary opportunities for all students. We will use the book Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs: Third Addition to focus our inclusion work. Teams of regular and special education staff are encouraged to attend together focusing on preschool through 1st grades. Google folders and resources will be used to organize and share resources and graduate credit/continuing education hours are available upon request.

This is a pilot project. You will access the book study itself through the on-line format Schoology and can complete this learning at your own pace. Opportunities to connect through Zoom meetings will deepen knowledge, understanding and support your use of strategies within your own work.

As you work through the book each chapter will take you approximately one hour to complete the reading and activities, with some chapters being shorter and some longer. By completing the online content, you can earn 15 hours of continuing education credit. An additional 15 hours can be offered if you complete the online content and join four zoom connections to deepen the knowledge and apply the work systematically. The dates listed are available for additional work.

By agreeing to be part of the pilot, we can provide you and your team with one free book. Registration will be capped at 20 groups, with each group containing one to 10 people. Please indicate how many are in your group when registering.

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:00:00
Leading For Learning - January 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26280&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

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

 

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00
Dual Language Literacy Instructional Practices: Lotta Lara, Dictado, and the Literacy Club Intervention - January 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28077&memberid=46

Description:

Learn and apply authentic Spanish literacy methods to your instruction in your dual language or bilingual program. Participants will learn the strategies of Lotta Lara and Dictado, as well as the Literacy Club intervention to use with multilingual students in a dual language or bilingual program.

Lotta Lara was developed by Biliteracy Squared and is used to develop comprehension, oracy, reading fluency, and biliteracy. The Dictado is a writing method intended for use in Spanish literacy and literacy-based English Language Development, works to refine language arts skills, and develop student's metalanguage skills. The Literacy Club is a Tier 2 or intermediate intervention for small groups of language learners who struggle with literacy, and it has been field-tested in English as an additional language (EAL) and dual language/bilingual contexts.

Participants should bring literacy materials that they are currently using to the session. They will be able to create their own dictados and plan for Lotta Lara so that they can use these components right away in their own classrooms. Participants will also take part in an interactive demonstration lesson for Literacy Club. The first day will cover Lotta Lara and Dictado, with the second day focusing on the Literacy Club.

This session will reference The Literacy Club: Effective Instruction and Intervention for Linguistically Diverse Learners by Dr. Kathy Henn-Reinke and Xee Yang. Participants can purchase their own copy from Caslon or Amazon in advance of the session.

Cost:  $75

 

About the Facilitator: Dr. Kathryn Henn-Reinke began her career as a Spanish/English elementary bilingual teacher. She is professor emerita from the ESL/bilingual program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she was co-director of several federal grants for the licensing of ESL/bilingual teachers. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a Master's degree in Reading, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include intervention and instruction with bilingual learners, development of biliteracy, and trilingual education.

 

 

 


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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26281&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

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

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:00:00
Early Childhood Networking - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27790&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell, additional presenters TBD

Cost: Free

Description:

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

  • Early care and education topics for children birth to eight years old
  • Networking with other districts and agencies
  • Regular updates on state initiatives, research, and best practice

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

At this moment in time, we are planning to hold all future EC Networking meetings virtually.  With the current uncertainty, this may change as the school year continues.  As we move forward in offering EC Networking and other professional development events, please let us know if other times in the day work better for you.

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives (2:30pm-3:15pm) - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28204&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives (3:30pm-4:15pm) - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28251&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - January 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Lynee Tourdot from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:00:00
Dual Language Literacy Instructional Practices: Lotta Lara, Dictado, and the Literacy Club Intervention - January 14, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28077&memberid=46

Description:

Learn and apply authentic Spanish literacy methods to your instruction in your dual language or bilingual program. Participants will learn the strategies of Lotta Lara and Dictado, as well as the Literacy Club intervention to use with multilingual students in a dual language or bilingual program.

Lotta Lara was developed by Biliteracy Squared and is used to develop comprehension, oracy, reading fluency, and biliteracy. The Dictado is a writing method intended for use in Spanish literacy and literacy-based English Language Development, works to refine language arts skills, and develop student's metalanguage skills. The Literacy Club is a Tier 2 or intermediate intervention for small groups of language learners who struggle with literacy, and it has been field-tested in English as an additional language (EAL) and dual language/bilingual contexts.

Participants should bring literacy materials that they are currently using to the session. They will be able to create their own dictados and plan for Lotta Lara so that they can use these components right away in their own classrooms. Participants will also take part in an interactive demonstration lesson for Literacy Club. The first day will cover Lotta Lara and Dictado, with the second day focusing on the Literacy Club.

This session will reference The Literacy Club: Effective Instruction and Intervention for Linguistically Diverse Learners by Dr. Kathy Henn-Reinke and Xee Yang. Participants can purchase their own copy from Caslon or Amazon in advance of the session.

Cost:  $75

 

About the Facilitator: Dr. Kathryn Henn-Reinke began her career as a Spanish/English elementary bilingual teacher. She is professor emerita from the ESL/bilingual program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she was co-director of several federal grants for the licensing of ESL/bilingual teachers. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a Master's degree in Reading, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include intervention and instruction with bilingual learners, development of biliteracy, and trilingual education.

 

 

 


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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:30:00
ISTE Certification: 2020-2021 Cohort - January 14, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28171&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning that will support any learning environment: face-to-face, hybrid, or remote. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

Please note: all times are in CST. Attending the first session on December 15th is optional.

Price: $749

This Includes: Four 2-hour synchronous sessions, 5 online modules, and 6 months to create a portfolio

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:30:00
Instructional Coaching - January 15, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6-part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. We will focus on  Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:30:00
Dual Language Series: Reinvigorating the Reading and Writing Workshop in a Biliteracy Classroom - January 18, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28068&memberid=46

Description: This series will focus on balanced literacy in bilingual classrooms. The sessions will support teachers in learning and unpacking content together, followed by practice and feedback.

Dual Language and Bilingual K-5 Teachers:
Join us for a 2.5 day series to reinvigorate, reestablish and reinvent your reading and writing workshop so that it better meets the needs of ALL your writers in your bilingual and biliterate classrooms! In a clear, brief and interactive manner, you will learn the foundation behind this powerful approach to creating lifelong, confident biliterate writers in your own virtual or in-person classrooms right away.

Day 1 - January 18th, full day: A focus on small group instruction during Spanish literacy that touches on the minilesson within small group instruction, shared reading, interactive read alouds and how to connect the day across the literacy blocks, phonics and phonemic awareness in both languages.
Day 2 - April 21st, full day: The writing workshop in Spanish literacy
Day 3 - May 18th, half day: Supporting students to be biliterate, and a focus on transference across the literacy blocks

Dates: January 18, 2021, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm, April 21, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm,  May 18, 12:30-3:30 pm

Cost:  $315

 

About the Facilitator: Lucía Rocha-Nestler was a dual language teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She pioneered the implementation of a balanced approach to teaching literacy in Spanish in schools across the pacific northwest and elsewhere. Lucía has supported many dual language and bilingual schools and classrooms across the county. During her tenure as a teacher, she led many professional development opportunities for teachers across her district and elsewhere. She was a teacher mentor and instructional coach working alongside both new and veteran teachers. Lucía enjoys working alongside dual language and bilingual schools and programs--thinking about how to both grow their language program and literacy instruction to support bilingual and biliteracy in their schools. Her schools have demonstrated huge gains in both language and literacy achievement throughout the country. Lucía was also a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Education STEP program, supporting bilingual teacher candidates in their development as early teachers. She holds a masters degree in bilingual teaching and education from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University.

 

 

 


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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 09:00:00
English Learners, Multi-level Systems of Support Strategies, and Special Education - January 19, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28184&memberid=46

Description: The Multi-level System of Support (MLSS)  is a systematic approach to recognizing the needs of all learning in the classroom and school environment. Although MLSS is intended for all learners, addressing the needs of students acquiring English as an additional language, known as English learners (ELs), presents some unique challenges. These challenges may result in either an over or under identification of ELs in Special Education.
 
This chunked 4-part interactive workshop is designed for K-12 educators to address some of the challenges in supporting ELs within MLSS.  Participants will respond to essential questions:

  • How can educators more effectively discern among characteristics of second language acquisition, learning difficulties, and cultural differences and influences?
  • How can educators implement the steps within the MLSS framework through a multilingual assets-based lens?
  • What practices and interventions make sense for multilingual students who may need extra support?
  • What are the processes for appropriately recognizing, monitoring and documenting  EL student progress?
  • How can educators ensure that ELs who are appropriately identified as needing special education services also secure the language support they need?  
  • How do educators constructively and equitably engage with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, psychologists, language specialists, special educators, instructional leaders/coaches).
  • How do educators constructively and equitably engage with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, psychologists, language specialists, special educators, instructional leaders/coaches).

Participants will have opportunities to review case studies and consider possible areas for observation, data collection, assessment, and interventions.

This workshop combines synchronous/asynchronous learning. Between January 19 and February 16, participants should complete three hours of self-paced content made available in CESA 2’s online learning platform to apply learning from the synchronous sessions.

 

Cost:

Immigrant Grant Membership: $40 per person

CESA 2 Title III Consortium Membership: $80 per person

Non-members: $200 per person
 

Included in the price of the series are reading materials and activities for asynchronous learning.

 

 

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

 

 


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Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:00:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - January 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI (2:30pm-3:15pm) - January 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28205&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:30:00
ACP Community of Practice: Developing a school-wide ACP culture  - January 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27295&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - January 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI (3:30pm-4:15pm) - January 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28252&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:30:00
ISTE Certification: 2020-2021 Cohort - January 21, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28171&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning that will support any learning environment: face-to-face, hybrid, or remote. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

Please note: all times are in CST. Attending the first session on December 15th is optional.

Price: $749

This Includes: Four 2-hour synchronous sessions, 5 online modules, and 6 months to create a portfolio

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:30:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: Returning Teams (Cohort 1 - 5) - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26846&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description:

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

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project; however, all team member will attend all meetings.

For at least the October meeting, teams will complete professional development delivered through online and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. The hope will be to have in-person events for the future dates, but more details will be given to registrants at a later date.

The series will include:

  • 3 half day meeting
  • 2 one hour calls

Price: $875 per team (maximum of 6 members). Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: Developing a school-wide ACP culture  - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27295&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers (2:30pm-3:15pm) - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28206&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers (3:30pm-4:15pm) - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28253&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:30:00
Early Childhood Book Study - Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs: Third Addition - January 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28128&memberid=46  

Thank you for your interest in this book study. This initial pilot offering is full, but if you are interested in this work, please add your name on the waitlist for when we offer it again beginning next semester. If you are part of a team who are participating in this pilot, please email Karen Russell @ karen.russell@cesa2.org and she can add you to your team.

 

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell

Cost: Free

Description: The focus of this book study is supporting high quality inclusionary opportunities for all students. We will use the book Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs: Third Addition to focus our inclusion work. Teams of regular and special education staff are encouraged to attend together focusing on preschool through 1st grades. Google folders and resources will be used to organize and share resources and graduate credit/continuing education hours are available upon request.

This is a pilot project. You will access the book study itself through the on-line format Schoology and can complete this learning at your own pace. Opportunities to connect through Zoom meetings will deepen knowledge, understanding and support your use of strategies within your own work.

As you work through the book each chapter will take you approximately one hour to complete the reading and activities, with some chapters being shorter and some longer. By completing the online content, you can earn 15 hours of continuing education credit. An additional 15 hours can be offered if you complete the online content and join four zoom connections to deepen the knowledge and apply the work systematically. The dates listed are available for additional work.

By agreeing to be part of the pilot, we can provide you and your team with one free book. Registration will be capped at 20 groups, with each group containing one to 10 people. Please indicate how many are in your group when registering.

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:00:00
WISEDash 101 - January 28, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28199&memberid=46

Presenters: Ed O'Connor, Val Schmitz

Cost: $0

Description: WISEDash 101 is an introductory workshop for new users of WISEDash. We will provide an overview of general functions and provide participants with guidance in performing simple data inquiries. Participants should have access to WISEDash Secure for their districts.

 

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Thu, 28 Jan 2021 13:00:00
ISTE Certification: 2020-2021 Cohort - January 28, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28171&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning that will support any learning environment: face-to-face, hybrid, or remote. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

Please note: all times are in CST. Attending the first session on December 15th is optional.

Price: $749

This Includes: Four 2-hour synchronous sessions, 5 online modules, and 6 months to create a portfolio

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:30:00
ACCESS Series: Entire Series - January 29, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27982&memberid=46

Description: Join us for our guided live online trainings regarding all things ACCESS. These workshops are for people new to ACCESS or need a refresher.

The ACCESS Test is a federally mandated exam for any student who is identified in an English Language Program in grades K-12 to assess their progress in learning English. Learn how to administer this test and be prepared for the upcoming testing window.

SESSION 1: ACCESS 101: Becoming a Certified ACCESS Test Administrator
November 13, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 2: WIDA AMS 101: How to Use WIDA AMS, Set Up Test Sessions, Assign Accommodations, Etc.
January 29, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 3: Understanding ACCESS Data: How to Use ACCESS Data to Plan for Instruction
May 7, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm

Cost: $120 per person for the entire series

 

About the Facilitators:

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:00:00
ACCESS Series: Day 2 - January 29, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28023&memberid=46

Description: Join us for our guided live online trainings regarding all things ACCESS. These workshops are for people new to ACCESS or need a refresher.

The ACCESS Test is a federally mandated exam for any student who is identified in an English Language Program in grades K-12 to assess their progress in learning English. Learn how to administer this test and be prepared for the upcoming testing window.

SESSION 1: ACCESS 101: Becoming a Certified ACCESS Test Administrator (https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=28022)
November 13, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 2: WIDA AMS 101: How to Use WIDA AMS, Set Up Test Sessions, Assign Accommodations, Etc. (https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=28023)
January 29, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 3: Understanding ACCESS Data: How to Use ACCESS Data to Plan for Instruction (https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=28024)
May 7, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm

Cost: $40 per person per session

 

About the Facilitators:

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Fri, 29 Jan 2021 09:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - February 2, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Tere Masiarchin from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:30:00
English Learners, Multi-level Systems of Support Strategies, and Special Education - February 2, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28184&memberid=46

Description: The Multi-level System of Support (MLSS)  is a systematic approach to recognizing the needs of all learning in the classroom and school environment. Although MLSS is intended for all learners, addressing the needs of students acquiring English as an additional language, known as English learners (ELs), presents some unique challenges. These challenges may result in either an over or under identification of ELs in Special Education.
 
This chunked 4-part interactive workshop is designed for K-12 educators to address some of the challenges in supporting ELs within MLSS.  Participants will respond to essential questions:

  • How can educators more effectively discern among characteristics of second language acquisition, learning difficulties, and cultural differences and influences?
  • How can educators implement the steps within the MLSS framework through a multilingual assets-based lens?
  • What practices and interventions make sense for multilingual students who may need extra support?
  • What are the processes for appropriately recognizing, monitoring and documenting  EL student progress?
  • How can educators ensure that ELs who are appropriately identified as needing special education services also secure the language support they need?  
  • How do educators constructively and equitably engage with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, psychologists, language specialists, special educators, instructional leaders/coaches).
  • How do educators constructively and equitably engage with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, psychologists, language specialists, special educators, instructional leaders/coaches).

Participants will have opportunities to review case studies and consider possible areas for observation, data collection, assessment, and interventions.

This workshop combines synchronous/asynchronous learning. Between January 19 and February 16, participants should complete three hours of self-paced content made available in CESA 2’s online learning platform to apply learning from the synchronous sessions.

 

Cost:

Immigrant Grant Membership: $40 per person

CESA 2 Title III Consortium Membership: $80 per person

Non-members: $200 per person
 

Included in the price of the series are reading materials and activities for asynchronous learning.

 

 

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

 

 


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Tue, 02 Feb 2021 15:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - February 3, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Tere Masiarchin from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (2:30pm - 3:15pm Sessions) - February 3, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28200&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers (2:30pm-3:15pm) - February 3, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28207&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:30:00
Transition Talks: Entire Series (3:30pm - 4:15pm Sessions) - February 3, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28243&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $175 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Session topics:

12.09.20: Transition 101: The Basics--What Every Case Manager Should Know

12.16.20: Case Managers: The IEP Transition Discussion/Resources for Postsecondary Education Bound Students

01.06.21: Support for Writing Beyond 18 (18-21) IEPs

01.13.21: Accommodations vs. Modifications: Language Matters and the Impact on Postsecondary Lives

01.20.21: Transition Connection: Transition in the IEP Beyond the PTP: The connection between Present Level, Disability Related Need, Goals, and SDI.

01.27.21: Transition Resources for Middle School Case Managers

02.03.21: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 15:30:00
Transition Talks: Transition Resources for Elementary Case Managers (3:30pm-4:15pm) - February 3, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28254&memberid=46

Presenter: Stacy Duffy

Price: $25 (discount offered if multiple registrants from same district)

Description: We are excited to offer Transition Talks through CESA 2, which are wonderful opportunities for case managers, special education teachers, and transition coordinators to gain valuable and applicable information for their IEP meetings and teaching. The Transition Talks sessions will be fifty minutes in length and will be synchronous to allow for questions. The registration cost is $25 per session and group discounts are available for districts registering multiple participants.

Want to know more? 
Contact:
Stacy Duffy at stacy.duffy@cesa2.org
Transition and Identification Specialist

 

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 15:30:00
ISTE Certification: 2020-2021 Cohort - February 3, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28171&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

ISTE Certification for Educators is a new competency-based, device-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Through the ISTE Certification process, teachers will participate in professional learning that will support any learning environment: face-to-face, hybrid, or remote. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

Please note: all times are in CST. Attending the first session on December 15th is optional.

Price: $749

This Includes: Four 2-hour synchronous sessions, 5 online modules, and 6 months to create a portfolio

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:30:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - February 8, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Lynee Tourdot from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:00:00
CESA 2 EL Network - February 10, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27345&memberid=46

Description: The CESA 2 EL Network provides high-quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts. Join Audrey Lesodak, Tere Masiarchin, Robin Rivas, and Gretchen Lettau as they lead our EL Network.

We will send the exact time with an agenda about a week before the meeting to all registrants. 

The CESA 2 EL Network will take place on September 23, November 18, February 10, and April 28. We'll cover:

  • Network book study: Breaking Down the Wall and EL Excellence Everyday
  • Ready to use resources within your classroom, building, and district
  • Twice-monthly tips and newsletters
  • Getting Started with ELs online PD module
  • EL Short: Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning with English Learners

Cost:

CESA 2 Title III Consortium: free

Non-consortium: $675 per person

Included in the price of the series are the books EL Everyday and Breaking Down the Wall. Please make sure your home address is updated on your MQR profile page to ensure the books may be delievered to your household.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin is a certified ESL teacher and administrator who is bilingual (Spanish/English). She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in education (ESL). Subsequently, she received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on multicultural education from UWM. Robin has recently received her Ed.D in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University with a research focus on RTI and English Learners.

 

 

 

 

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:00:00
ACP - Focus on Transition Planning - February 10, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28197&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Join Stacy Duffy and Valerie Schmitz (CESA 2) and Alicia Reinhard (DPI Education Consultant on Transition and Graduation) to discuss strategies and tools used to support ACP Transition Planning.

 

 

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021 15:30:00
American Indian Studies: Implementing WI Act 31 - February 11, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27805&memberid=46

Description: This virtual workshop will provide in-depth presentation and discussion on American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31). The focus of the training is to help educators understand and implement Wisconsin Act 31, which is a state law requiring all public school districts and pre-service teacher programs to provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations in the state of Wisconsin.

The workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and information they need to integrate the requirements of American Indian Studies into lesson plans, material selections, pedagogical practices, and district curriculum. Information about the Wisconsin Indian nations' histories, treaty rights, sovereignty, and cultures will be presented throughout the training workshop.

The goals of the training are to share best practices, information, model programs, and resources with administrators and teachers so that they are knowledgeable about American Indian Studies in Wisconsin and are able to meet the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31.

Please note, this training will meet the licensure stipulation if it is completed along with two follow-up assignments.

Price: Free

 

About the Presenter: David J. O'Connor

David J. O'Connor is originally from and is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) in northern Wisconsin. In January 2012, he became the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). He is also the grant director for the Network for Native American Student Achievement and the Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Tribal Project with Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or "The Network".

In David's role at DPI, he supports school districts' efforts to provide instruction on the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin's American Indian nations and tribal communities, often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31 and the education of Native American students.

 

 

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021 13:00:00
Instructional Coaching - February 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6-part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. We will focus on  Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:30:00
Speech and Language Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - February 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27415&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:00:00
Special Education Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - February 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27419&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:00:00
American Indian Studies: Implementing WI Act 31 - February 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27805&memberid=46

Description: This virtual workshop will provide in-depth presentation and discussion on American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31). The focus of the training is to help educators understand and implement Wisconsin Act 31, which is a state law requiring all public school districts and pre-service teacher programs to provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations in the state of Wisconsin.

The workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and information they need to integrate the requirements of American Indian Studies into lesson plans, material selections, pedagogical practices, and district curriculum. Information about the Wisconsin Indian nations' histories, treaty rights, sovereignty, and cultures will be presented throughout the training workshop.

The goals of the training are to share best practices, information, model programs, and resources with administrators and teachers so that they are knowledgeable about American Indian Studies in Wisconsin and are able to meet the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31.

Please note, this training will meet the licensure stipulation if it is completed along with two follow-up assignments.

Price: Free

 

About the Presenter: David J. O'Connor

David J. O'Connor is originally from and is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) in northern Wisconsin. In January 2012, he became the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). He is also the grant director for the Network for Native American Student Achievement and the Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Tribal Project with Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or "The Network".

In David's role at DPI, he supports school districts' efforts to provide instruction on the history, culture and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin's American Indian nations and tribal communities, often referenced as Wisconsin Act 31 and the education of Native American students.

 

 

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Fri, 12 Feb 2021 13:00:00
English Learners, Multi-level Systems of Support Strategies, and Special Education - February 16, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28184&memberid=46

Description: The Multi-level System of Support (MLSS)  is a systematic approach to recognizing the needs of all learning in the classroom and school environment. Although MLSS is intended for all learners, addressing the needs of students acquiring English as an additional language, known as English learners (ELs), presents some unique challenges. These challenges may result in either an over or under identification of ELs in Special Education.
 
This chunked 4-part interactive workshop is designed for K-12 educators to address some of the challenges in supporting ELs within MLSS.  Participants will respond to essential questions:

  • How can educators more effectively discern among characteristics of second language acquisition, learning difficulties, and cultural differences and influences?
  • How can educators implement the steps within the MLSS framework through a multilingual assets-based lens?
  • What practices and interventions make sense for multilingual students who may need extra support?
  • What are the processes for appropriately recognizing, monitoring and documenting  EL student progress?
  • How can educators ensure that ELs who are appropriately identified as needing special education services also secure the language support they need?  
  • How do educators constructively and equitably engage with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, psychologists, language specialists, special educators, instructional leaders/coaches).
  • How do educators constructively and equitably engage with all stakeholders (i.e. students, parents, psychologists, language specialists, special educators, instructional leaders/coaches).

Participants will have opportunities to review case studies and consider possible areas for observation, data collection, assessment, and interventions.

This workshop combines synchronous/asynchronous learning. Between January 19 and February 16, participants should complete three hours of self-paced content made available in CESA 2’s online learning platform to apply learning from the synchronous sessions.

 

Cost:

Immigrant Grant Membership: $40 per person

CESA 2 Title III Consortium Membership: $80 per person

Non-members: $200 per person
 

Included in the price of the series are reading materials and activities for asynchronous learning.

 

 

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

 

 


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Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: Creating and posting your district’s ACP plan - February 17, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27296&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:30:00
ISTE Certification: February 2021 Cohort - February 17, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28232&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

 This is a great opportunity for you to deepen your pedagogy when leveraging digital devices. This certification is four 2-hour synchronous sessions that will allow modeling, engaging and collaborating with the ISTE Educator standards and digital content to support ANY learning environment. You will then go all online and continue learning tools and strategies that will support digital integration and pedagogy. Finally, you will have 6 months to build a portfolio of artifacts that align with the ISTE Educator Standards. Educators have expressed how this learning opportunity has made a HUGE impact on their practice and their students. Please don't miss this opportunity!

Price: $749

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:30:00
ISTE Certification: February 2021 Cohort - February 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28232&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

 This is a great opportunity for you to deepen your pedagogy when leveraging digital devices. This certification is four 2-hour synchronous sessions that will allow modeling, engaging and collaborating with the ISTE Educator standards and digital content to support ANY learning environment. You will then go all online and continue learning tools and strategies that will support digital integration and pedagogy. Finally, you will have 6 months to build a portfolio of artifacts that align with the ISTE Educator Standards. Educators have expressed how this learning opportunity has made a HUGE impact on their practice and their students. Please don't miss this opportunity!

Price: $749

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Sat, 20 Feb 2021 09:00:00
Educator Effectiveness UMS Meetings - February 23, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25510&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:00:00
Educator Effectiveness CESA 6 Model - EPIC Meeting - February 23, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=25514&memberid=46

Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Tue, 23 Feb 2021 12:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: Creating and posting your district’s ACP plan - February 24, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27296&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:30:00
ISTE Certification: February 2021 Cohort - February 24, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28232&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

 This is a great opportunity for you to deepen your pedagogy when leveraging digital devices. This certification is four 2-hour synchronous sessions that will allow modeling, engaging and collaborating with the ISTE Educator standards and digital content to support ANY learning environment. You will then go all online and continue learning tools and strategies that will support digital integration and pedagogy. Finally, you will have 6 months to build a portfolio of artifacts that align with the ISTE Educator Standards. Educators have expressed how this learning opportunity has made a HUGE impact on their practice and their students. Please don't miss this opportunity!

Price: $749

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:30:00
ISTE Certification: February 2021 Cohort - February 27, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28232&memberid=46

Totally Virtual - you can participate from your home or school!

 This is a great opportunity for you to deepen your pedagogy when leveraging digital devices. This certification is four 2-hour synchronous sessions that will allow modeling, engaging and collaborating with the ISTE Educator standards and digital content to support ANY learning environment. You will then go all online and continue learning tools and strategies that will support digital integration and pedagogy. Finally, you will have 6 months to build a portfolio of artifacts that align with the ISTE Educator Standards. Educators have expressed how this learning opportunity has made a HUGE impact on their practice and their students. Please don't miss this opportunity!

Price: $749

Check out the ISTE FAQ for additional details about this special online training.

Why take the ISTE Educator Certification? Let's see what others had to say:
 

"I learned so much from this experience and I can't wait to keep learning and growing in the knowledge through the online modules and portfolio!"

"I loved being able to collaborate with other educators who were very open to this experience and training session."

 

About the Presenter:

 

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

 

 

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Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:00:00
Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network Meeting - March 4, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28208&memberid=46

Description:

The CESA 2 Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network provides high-quality professional development and program support for districts who are implementing or seeking to implement dual language and/or bilingual bicultural education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Join your colleagues across the CESA 2 region to share ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts. Join Gretchen Lettau, Robin Rivas, Audrey Lesodak, and Tere Masiarchin as they lead our Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network.

Cost:  $60

 

 

About the Facilitators: Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin is a certified ESL teacher and administrator who is bilingual (Spanish/English). She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in education (ESL). Subsequently, she received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on multicultural education from UWM. Robin has recently received her Ed.D in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University with a research focus on RTI and English Learners.

 

 

 

 


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Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:00:00
Early Childhood Networking - March 5, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27791&memberid=46

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth & Karen Russell, additional presenters TBD

Cost: Free

Description:

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

  • Early care and education topics for children birth to eight years old
  • Networking with other districts and agencies
  • Regular updates on state initiatives, research, and best practice

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

At this moment in time, we are planning to hold all future EC Networking meetings virtually.  With the current uncertainty, this may change as the school year continues.  As we move forward in offering EC Networking and other professional development events, please let us know if other times in the day work better for you.

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching - March 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26891&memberid=46

Description: In this 6-part series, participants will engage in effective instructional coaching strategies and practices. Teams are encouraged to attend together and administrative participation is helpful. We will focus on  Coaching 2.0 for experienced coaching.

Included is Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar.

Price: $400

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021 08:30:00
RSN Director's Meeting - Entire Series - March 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free

 

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - March 12 - March 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27769&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free

 

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:00:00
Speech and Language Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - March 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27415&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021 10:00:00
Special Education Networking - Engaging in the COVID World - March 12, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27419&memberid=46

Presenters: Stephanie Woloshin and Mary S. Gerbig, Attorney 

Description: 

This networking series will focus on providing speech and language and special education services in our ever changing, flexible world of education! We will focusing on engaging with families and students by discussing best practices in the face-to-face, virtual, and blended worlds including: legal updates and ethics; virtual tools for evaluations and high-leverage interventions at all levels; determining present levels and additional/related services; goal writing, data collection, and progress monitoring; self-care for teachers; and parent/student engagement in a virtual and/or face-to-face world. Sessions will be conducted virtually. Attendees will participate in large group discussions followed by breakout sessions/rooms to network and discuss issues with colleagues and problem solve IEPs. Certificates of Ethics attendance will be provided (may be used towards ASHA recertification).


Participants will be able to:

  • Obtain legal updates for the state of Wisconsin/US in special education and related areas with a particular focus on virtual service provision and how FAPE is impacted
  • Understand best practices for evaluations and interventions in a virtual and/or blended educational setting
  • Understand how to collect data and evaluate student performance to determine need for additional services, related services, and for goal writing/progress monitoring
  • Explore/share virtual tools to increase student performance and engagement
  • Understand what parent engagement means and how to incorporate this into the IEP and student plan
  • Understand and engage in self care practices

Cost: $300

About the Presenters:

 

Stephanie Cobbs WoloshinStephanie Cobbs Woloshin, M.S., CCC-SLP/Certified Autism Specialist. Stephanie is a practicing speech-language pathologist and certified autism specialist with 26 years of experience and national, state and DPI certifications. She is the coordinator at CESA 2 for the Itinerant Services Team and the CESA 2 Speech and Language Network. Stephanie works closely with speech-language pathologists in the CESA 2 region to keep them updated on current issues in the field and helps local districts coordinate service provision to students with disabilities in the following areas: Educational Audiology, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Disability.

 

 

 

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

 

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Fri, 12 Mar 2021 10:00:00
CESA 2 Continuous Improvement Network - Day 3: Theory of Action and Draft Planning - March 16, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27881&memberid=46

 

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

Cost: Free

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

Topic: Theory of Action and Draft Planning 

 

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Tue, 16 Mar 2021 09:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: Career readiness indicators: Using ACP data for continuous improvement - March 17, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27297&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:30:00
ACP Community of Practice: Career readiness indicators: Using ACP data for continuous improvement - March 24, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27297&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 14:30:00
Leading For Learning - April 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26280&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

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

 

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Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00
Leading for Learning @ Monona Grove - April 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26281&memberid=46

 

 

 

Cost: Free

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

 

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Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:00:00
Year 2 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - April 13, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26873&memberid=46

Presenter: Lynee Tourdot from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - April 15, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Tere Masiarchin from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:00:00
Dual Language Series: Reinvigorating the Reading and Writing Workshop in a Biliteracy Classroom - April 21, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28068&memberid=46

Description: This series will focus on balanced literacy in bilingual classrooms. The sessions will support teachers in learning and unpacking content together, followed by practice and feedback.

Dual Language and Bilingual K-5 Teachers:
Join us for a 2.5 day series to reinvigorate, reestablish and reinvent your reading and writing workshop so that it better meets the needs of ALL your writers in your bilingual and biliterate classrooms! In a clear, brief and interactive manner, you will learn the foundation behind this powerful approach to creating lifelong, confident biliterate writers in your own virtual or in-person classrooms right away.

Day 1 - January 18th, full day: A focus on small group instruction during Spanish literacy that touches on the minilesson within small group instruction, shared reading, interactive read alouds and how to connect the day across the literacy blocks, phonics and phonemic awareness in both languages.
Day 2 - April 21st, full day: The writing workshop in Spanish literacy
Day 3 - May 18th, half day: Supporting students to be biliterate, and a focus on transference across the literacy blocks

Dates: January 18, 2021, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm, April 21, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm,  May 18, 12:30-3:30 pm

Cost:  $315

 

About the Facilitator: Lucía Rocha-Nestler was a dual language teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She pioneered the implementation of a balanced approach to teaching literacy in Spanish in schools across the pacific northwest and elsewhere. Lucía has supported many dual language and bilingual schools and classrooms across the county. During her tenure as a teacher, she led many professional development opportunities for teachers across her district and elsewhere. She was a teacher mentor and instructional coach working alongside both new and veteran teachers. Lucía enjoys working alongside dual language and bilingual schools and programs--thinking about how to both grow their language program and literacy instruction to support bilingual and biliteracy in their schools. Her schools have demonstrated huge gains in both language and literacy achievement throughout the country. Lucía was also a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Education STEP program, supporting bilingual teacher candidates in their development as early teachers. She holds a masters degree in bilingual teaching and education from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University.

 

 

 


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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: ACP and SEL - April 21, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27298&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:30:00
CESA 2 EL Network - April 28, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27345&memberid=46

Description: The CESA 2 EL Network provides high-quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts. Join Audrey Lesodak, Tere Masiarchin, Robin Rivas, and Gretchen Lettau as they lead our EL Network.

We will send the exact time with an agenda about a week before the meeting to all registrants. 

The CESA 2 EL Network will take place on September 23, November 18, February 10, and April 28. We'll cover:

  • Network book study: Breaking Down the Wall and EL Excellence Everyday
  • Ready to use resources within your classroom, building, and district
  • Twice-monthly tips and newsletters
  • Getting Started with ELs online PD module
  • EL Short: Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning with English Learners

Cost:

CESA 2 Title III Consortium: free

Non-consortium: $675 per person

Included in the price of the series are the books EL Everyday and Breaking Down the Wall. Please make sure your home address is updated on your MQR profile page to ensure the books may be delievered to your household.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin is a certified ESL teacher and administrator who is bilingual (Spanish/English). She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in education (ESL). Subsequently, she received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on multicultural education from UWM. Robin has recently received her Ed.D in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University with a research focus on RTI and English Learners.

 

 

 

 

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 09:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: ACP and SEL - April 28, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27298&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:30:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) Series: Returning Teams (Cohort 1 - 5) - May 5, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26846&memberid=46

Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Jamie Syvrud

Description:

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

Participating teams consist of no more than six (6) team members, including an administrator. Each team will select up to two (2) individuals to serve as leaders for the project; however, all team member will attend all meetings.

For at least the October meeting, teams will complete professional development delivered through online and assigned readings. Each team will establish an action plan related to trauma-sensitive schools. The hope will be to have in-person events for the future dates, but more details will be given to registrants at a later date.

The series will include:

  • 3 half day meeting
  • 2 one hour calls

Price: $875 per team (maximum of 6 members). Pricing will be adjusted after registering; please register everyone in the team at one time or indicate the team members in your group.

 

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Wed, 05 May 2021 09:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification (2020-2021) - May 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26791&memberid=46  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: 

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

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Thu, 06 May 2021 09:00:00
Language Fundamentals: How to Use the Multiple Indicator Protocol (MIP) for English Learner Identification and Reclassification (2020-2021) - May 6, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26792&memberid=46  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: 

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

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Thu, 06 May 2021 09:00:00
ACCESS Series: Entire Series - May 7, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27982&memberid=46

Description: Join us for our guided live online trainings regarding all things ACCESS. These workshops are for people new to ACCESS or need a refresher.

The ACCESS Test is a federally mandated exam for any student who is identified in an English Language Program in grades K-12 to assess their progress in learning English. Learn how to administer this test and be prepared for the upcoming testing window.

SESSION 1: ACCESS 101: Becoming a Certified ACCESS Test Administrator
November 13, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 2: WIDA AMS 101: How to Use WIDA AMS, Set Up Test Sessions, Assign Accommodations, Etc.
January 29, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 3: Understanding ACCESS Data: How to Use ACCESS Data to Plan for Instruction
May 7, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm

Cost: $120 per person for the entire series

 

About the Facilitators:

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Fri, 07 May 2021 09:00:00
ACCESS Series: Day 3 - May 7, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28024&memberid=46

Description: Join us for our guided live online trainings regarding all things ACCESS. These workshops are for people new to ACCESS or need a refresher.

The ACCESS Test is a federally mandated exam for any student who is identified in an English Language Program in grades K-12 to assess their progress in learning English. Learn how to administer this test and be prepared for the upcoming testing window.

SESSION 1: ACCESS 101: Becoming a Certified ACCESS Test Administrator (https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=28022)
November 13, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 2: WIDA AMS 101: How to Use WIDA AMS, Set Up Test Sessions, Assign Accommodations, Etc. (https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=28023)
January 29, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm


SESSION 3: Understanding ACCESS Data: How to Use ACCESS Data to Plan for Instruction (https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=28024)
May 7, 9am-11am and 12pm-2pm with supported individual work time 2pm-3pm

Cost: $40 per person per session

 

About the Facilitators:

Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 


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Fri, 07 May 2021 09:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - Entire Series - May 14, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26580&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free

 

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Fri, 14 May 2021 09:00:00
RSN Director's Meeting - May 14 - May 14, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27770&memberid=46

Presenter: Julie Preman

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

All CESA 2 Student Services Directors are welcome.

Cost: Free

 

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Fri, 14 May 2021 09:00:00
Year 1 Mentor Training through the New Teacher Center - May 17, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=26872&memberid=46

Presenters: Beth Clarke and Tere Masiarchin from CESA 2 and Kenya Nelson from the New Teacher Center

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

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

Please indicate whether you will be attending in-person or online only for our full-day events when you register.

Price: $3150 for entire series

 

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Mon, 17 May 2021 16:00:00
Dual Language Series: Reinvigorating the Reading and Writing Workshop in a Biliteracy Classroom - May 18, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28068&memberid=46

Description: This series will focus on balanced literacy in bilingual classrooms. The sessions will support teachers in learning and unpacking content together, followed by practice and feedback.

Dual Language and Bilingual K-5 Teachers:
Join us for a 2.5 day series to reinvigorate, reestablish and reinvent your reading and writing workshop so that it better meets the needs of ALL your writers in your bilingual and biliterate classrooms! In a clear, brief and interactive manner, you will learn the foundation behind this powerful approach to creating lifelong, confident biliterate writers in your own virtual or in-person classrooms right away.

Day 1 - January 18th, full day: A focus on small group instruction during Spanish literacy that touches on the minilesson within small group instruction, shared reading, interactive read alouds and how to connect the day across the literacy blocks, phonics and phonemic awareness in both languages.
Day 2 - April 21st, full day: The writing workshop in Spanish literacy
Day 3 - May 18th, half day: Supporting students to be biliterate, and a focus on transference across the literacy blocks

Dates: January 18, 2021, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm, April 21, 9-11:30 am, 12:30-3 pm,  May 18, 12:30-3:30 pm

Cost:  $315

 

About the Facilitator: Lucía Rocha-Nestler was a dual language teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She pioneered the implementation of a balanced approach to teaching literacy in Spanish in schools across the pacific northwest and elsewhere. Lucía has supported many dual language and bilingual schools and classrooms across the county. During her tenure as a teacher, she led many professional development opportunities for teachers across her district and elsewhere. She was a teacher mentor and instructional coach working alongside both new and veteran teachers. Lucía enjoys working alongside dual language and bilingual schools and programs--thinking about how to both grow their language program and literacy instruction to support bilingual and biliteracy in their schools. Her schools have demonstrated huge gains in both language and literacy achievement throughout the country. Lucía was also a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Education STEP program, supporting bilingual teacher candidates in their development as early teachers. She holds a masters degree in bilingual teaching and education from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University.

 

 

 


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Tue, 18 May 2021 12:30:00
ACP Community of Practice: ACP and special education - May 19, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27299&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 19 May 2021 15:30:00
Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network Meeting - May 20, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=28208&memberid=46

Description:

The CESA 2 Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network provides high-quality professional development and program support for districts who are implementing or seeking to implement dual language and/or bilingual bicultural education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Join your colleagues across the CESA 2 region to share ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts. Join Gretchen Lettau, Robin Rivas, Audrey Lesodak, and Tere Masiarchin as they lead our Dual Language/Bilingual Bicultural Network.

Cost:  $60

 

 

About the Facilitators: Gretchen Lettau joins CESA 2 as a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 16 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. In additton to her work with school districts, Gretchen is a leader in the state in Dual Language and EL Education. Gretchen has taught EL classes for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as an adjunct professor, is a member of the statewide WIABE work group, and served as a member of Governor Evers Advisory Council to Support Linguistically Diverse Students statewide committee.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Robin Rivas has worked as a teacher and administrator for 34 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Robin is a certified ESL teacher and administrator who is bilingual (Spanish/English). She did her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she majored in education (ESL). Subsequently, she received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on multicultural education from UWM. Robin has recently received her Ed.D in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Walden University with a research focus on RTI and English Learners.

 

 

 

 


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Thu, 20 May 2021 09:00:00
ACP Community of Practice: ACP and special education - May 26, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27299&memberid=46
 

Cost: Free

Description: Participants in the ACP Community of Practice Events will have an opportunity to de-brief and share ideas presented in the ACP series as a CESA.

Here’s what you’ll gain every month:

  • Expertise with leaders or peers who will share their  ACP experiences and strategies
  • Resources to help you put your learning into practice
  • Follow-up support sessions with your CESA ACP Coordinator so local school districts can share best practices and brainstorm challenges together

This is registration for a single session, along with the follow-up session with CESA 2. Register for the other individual days on the informational flyer link above.


 


 

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Wed, 26 May 2021 14:30:00
CESA 2 Continuous Improvement Network - Day 4: Effective Implementation: Training, Coaching, Practice Data - June 1, 2021 http://cesa2.cms4schools.net/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=27882&memberid=46

 

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

Cost: Free

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

Topic: Effective Implementation: Training, Coaching, Practice Data

 

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Tue, 01 Jun 2021 09:00:00