CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events https://www.cesa2.org/pro/events_rss.cfm?detailid=18506 CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI - Calendar of Events en-us Technology Leadership Network - May 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21795&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: Network Fee

Description: Technology Leaders in the region collaborate and share best practices on topics such as cybersecurity, networking, filtering, best pricing and vendors, implementation of digital practice, digital citizenship, and other pertinent topics.  Our focus will be on building strong teams to build infrastructure and communication to support teaching and learning.

About The Presenter: 

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

 

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Thu, 30 May 2019 12:30:00
Institute Cohort Studies for Personalized Learning - June 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23520&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $595

Description: Are you ready to get started with Personalized Learning?  This is exactly what you need! Learn the pedagogy, visit schools in action, create protocols and implement strategies!  Must participate in the Foundations of Personalized Learning prior to this series (or have a great knowledge of personalizing learning).

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Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent Legislative Breakfast - June 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=22753&memberid=46 CESA 2 is continuing our Legislative Breakfast during the Spring 2019 legislative session. This meeting provides an opportunity to dialogue with our legislators through an on-going forum in which legislators share legislative work that is focused on or will have an effect on PreK-12 education. The goal is to gain an understanding of their perspectives, share district perspectives, and to generate a fruitful dialogue that identifies and illustrates current and future potential outcomes that may emerge for the schools and communities we all serve.

2019 Legislative Breakfast Forum 

DATE: (1st Friday of the Month)

  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • May 3, 2019
  • June 7, 2019

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

COST: $10 per person

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 08:30:00
TA Network Series - June 11, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21075&memberid=46

PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION SEPARATELY FOR ACCURATE MATERIAL AND FOOD COUNT.

Presenter(s): Gail Anderson, Ed O’Connor, Mary Jo Ziegler, Liz Ponto and guest speakers TBD

Cost: Free with lunch included

Description: The Technical Assistance Network is a Support provided by the Department of Public Instruction through an integrated improvement grant.  The purpose of the grant is to leverage funds from the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act to support CESA 2 districts as they work to address disparities and ensure equitable outcomes for each and every student. The goal  is to develop equitable multi-level systems of support in Literacy, Mathematics, and PBIS in every district. This series will guide districts as they build intentional systems to effectively implement a continuous improvement process focused on meeting this goal.

August 6, 2018 - Data Informed Decision-Making (data analysis/Root Cause) and Implementation Science - Initiative Inventory

November 7, 2018 - Implementation Science: Leadership Structures and Routines/Communication Protocol

January 29, 2019 - Understanding your Identification/Next Step Planning and Support

April 11 , 2019 - Implementation Science: Effective Instruction and Gathering Practice data.

June 11, 2019 - Implementation Science and Next Step Planning for 2019-20

 

Gail AndersonGail Anderson, Ed.S. is the RSN Director and Effective Practices for Instruction Center Leader at CESA 2. Gail is passionate about keeping learning at the center of her work and empowers school boards, administrators, and teacher-leaders to do the same. As a licensed school psychologist and administrator with over 25 years of professional experience, Gail provides leadership coaching, professional learning, and systems consulting that ensures educators and students achieve success. Outside of work, she serves as a Baldrige examiner and served her community as school board president, EMT and EMS board member.

 

 

 

 

Ed O'ConnorEd 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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - June 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=22446&memberid=46 https://www.cesa2.org/profdev/iste-certification.cfm#d604924

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

 

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

 

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:00:00
EP Exchange - June 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23027&memberid=46

 

Description: Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to engage in a facilitated review of YOUR local district and school data and lay the groundwork for targeted school improvement planning. The EE Exchange Data Retreat features:

  • A half-day team-based technical assistance for district and school improvement teams.*
  • Direct support in interpreting local EE survey data from the UW research team that administers the annual Wisconsin EE survey.**
  • Facilitated action planning based on the data.
  • Collaboration and learning with regional district and school leaders.

 

Valerie Schmitz

 

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Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:30:00
NGSS Science and Common Assessments that Impact Student Achievement - June 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23630&memberid=46

Presenter: Kevin Anderson, DPI Science Consultant

Cost: $150, includes lunch

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

About the Presenter:

Kevin Anderson

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:30:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - June 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=22446&memberid=46 https://www.cesa2.org/profdev/iste-certification.cfm#d604924

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

 

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:00:00
CESA Purchasing Summit - South - June 24, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23420&memberid=46 Proactive, Reactive, and Interactive. It's Not An "OR" Situation.

Cost: FREE

Description: This is a FREE opportunity for school district staff to connect with other schools, DPI, the WI Department of Justice, Office of School Safety, and CESA Purchasing vendor partners.

Schedule: 

  • 8-9 am - Registration
  • 9-9:30 am - Jane Wray, CESA Purchasing
  • 9:30-10 - DPI
  • 10-10:30 am - Break
  • 10:30-11:30 am - Vendor Breakouts
  • 11:30 am-12 pm - Guest Speaker
  • 12-12:45 pm - Lunch
  • 12:45-1:30 - Vendor Breakouts
  • 1:30-2 pm - Break
  • 2-3 pm - Glenn Rehberg, WI DOJ
  • 3-4 pm - Networking
]]> - Held at: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:00:00
CESA Purchasing Summit - North - June 27, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23421&memberid=46 Proactive, Reactive, and Interactive. It's Not An "OR" Situation.

Cost: FREE

Description: This is a FREE opportunity for school district staff to connect with other schools, DPI, the WI Department of Justice, Office of School Safety, and CESA Purchasing vendor partners.

Schedule: 

  • 8-9 am - Registration
  • 9-9:30 am - Jane Wray, CESA Purchasing
  • 9:30-10 - DPI
  • 10-10:30 am - Break
  • 10:30-11:30 am - Vendor Breakouts
  • 11:30 am-12 pm - Guest Speaker
  • 12-12:45 pm - Lunch
  • 12:45-1:30 - Vendor Breakouts
  • 1:30-2 pm - Break
  • 2-3 pm - Glenn Rehberg, WI DOJ
  • 3-4 pm - Networking
]]> - Held at: Nicolet Area Technical College
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:00:00
Technology Leadership Network - June 27, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21795&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: Network Fee

Description: Technology Leaders in the region collaborate and share best practices on topics such as cybersecurity, networking, filtering, best pricing and vendors, implementation of digital practice, digital citizenship, and other pertinent topics.  Our focus will be on building strong teams to build infrastructure and communication to support teaching and learning.

About The Presenter: 

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

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - July 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23428&memberid=46

Presenter: Kaye Henrickson, Digital Literacy Director at CESA 4

Cost: $825

Description: 

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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

Presenter: Kaye Henrickson, Digital Literacy Director at CESA 4

Cost: $825

Description: 

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

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

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - August 6, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23505&memberid=46

Presenter: Amy Sterckx

Cost: $825

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

]]> - Held at: Green Bay District Office
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:30:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - August 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23505&memberid=46

Presenter: Amy Sterckx

Cost: $825

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

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

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

 

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

]]> - Held at: Green Bay District Office
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - August 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - August 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:30:00
PBIS Leadership Conference Live Stream - August 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=22904&memberid=46 Welcome - 8:30-8:50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Equitable Mathematics Practices - August 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23741&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin, Steven Mijajlovic and Sharmae Roberts 

Cost: $375

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:30:00
Early Literacy in a Workshop Model: 2 Day Series - August 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23689&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler and Nicole Aldworth

Cost: $250

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

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - August 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:30:00
Early Literacy in a Workshop Model: 2 Day Series - August 20, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23689&memberid=46

Presenters: Mary Jo Ziegler and Nicole Aldworth

Cost: $250

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

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:00:00
Early Childhood Mathematics - September 25, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23743&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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

Karen Russell, Early Childhood Program Support Teacher with CESA2,

Nicole Aldworth, Early Childhood Program Support Teacher with CESA2

Cost: Free

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

Indicator 6—Preschool Environments - Accurate Coding and Use of the Decision Tree - WISEdata Reporting - State Targets

Indicator 7—Child Outcomes - Three Outcome Areas - How to Access, Collect Evidence, and Determine Ratings - Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application

Indicator 12—Birth to 3 Program Transition - Transition Planning Conferences  and Interagency Agreements - Accurate and Timely Reporting - Program Participation System (PPS) Application

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

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

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Thu, 26 Sep 2019 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - September 27, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Fri, 27 Sep 2019 20:30:00
EP EPIC Meeting - September 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23025&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - October 3, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Thu, 03 Oct 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - October 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

Cost: $125

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

The two main objectives for this session will be to:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

]]> - Held at: Monona Grove School District
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:00:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 7-11 - October 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23738&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

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

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Equitable Mathematics Practices - October 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23741&memberid=46 Presenters: Tere Masiarchin, Steven Mijajlovic and Sharmae Roberts 

Cost: $375

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:30:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Entire Series - October 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23470&memberid=46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $825

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

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

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

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter: 

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

 

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Tue, 29 Oct 2019 09:00:00
ISTE Educator Certification Training: Start Your Journey - October 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23688&memberid=46

Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $825

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

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

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

Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

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

  2. Complete online coursework (15 weeks)

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

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

About the Presenter: 

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

 

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Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:00:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - November 1, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Fri, 01 Nov 2019 20:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - November 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

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

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:30:00
WISEDash 201 - December 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23307&memberid=46

Cost: $125

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - December 13, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - December 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23673&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395, includes book

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

 

About the Presenter:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - January 24, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:30:00
WISEDash 101 - January 27, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23311&memberid=46

Cost: $125

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

The two main objectives for this session will be to:

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

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

 

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Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:00:00
Teaching Partnerships through Co-Teaching and Co-Planning Collaborating to Improve Outcomes for All Students - February 5, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23439&memberid=46

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

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

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

  • Day 1

    • Why Co-teach

      • Definition of inclusion

    • Relationships

    • Parity

  • Day 2

    • Models of Co-teaching

    • Co-Planning

  • Day 3

    • Co-Instruction

  • Day 4

    • Co-Instruct and EL

    • Co-Instruct and Specially Designed Instruction

    • Co-Assess

      • Monitoring Outcomes for All

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - February 21, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Fri, 21 Feb 2020 20:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 2 - February 25, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23276&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training - Year 1 - February 28, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23297&memberid=46

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:30:00
Social Studies Roll Out Year 2: Entire Series - March 19, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23470&memberid=46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $295

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

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network: 7 Day Series - April 3, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23682&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic & Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $450, includes book

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:30:00
Taking Action in Mathematics: Grades 2-8 - April 7, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23675&memberid=46

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $450

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

Presenter: Steven Mijajlovic

Cost: $395

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

About the Presenter:

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

 

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Thu, 09 Apr 2020 08:30:00
Leading For Learning - April 16, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23050&memberid=46 Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $125

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

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

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Tue, 21 Apr 2020 12:00:00
UMS Meeting - May 13, 2020 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=23016&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz, PhD

Cost: $0

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

About the Presenter:

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

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Wed, 13 May 2020 09:00:00