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 WISEdata Updates - September 24, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21251&memberid=46 An overview of changes and updates to the WISEdata application. There will be time for questions and collaboration with other districts.

Cost: Free

Lunch will be provided.

Please bring a laptop with internet access.

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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:00:00
ELL Network - September 26, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21442&memberid=46 ELL Network Dates '18-'19: Sep. 26, Nov. 6, Feb. 26, & Apr. 25

Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language & Culture

Cost:

  • $0 Title III Consortium
  • $0 Consortium Buy-in
  • $680/person ELL Network Member

Description: The CESA 2 ELL Network provides high quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts.

Morning Focus: DPI updates, ESSA requirements, ACCESS updates and timelines, Family Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teachings and Learning, and ELL program development.

Afternoon Focus: Unlocking ELs Potential, Book for each participant. The author of the book will join us for two webinars throughout the year.

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

ELL NETWORK

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

 

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:00:00
ESSA/IDEA Collaborative - September 26, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21450&memberid=46 Presenter: Gail Anderson, Tere Masiarchin, Ed O'Connor & Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $0, includes lunch

Description: Effective District Teams work collaboratively to support focused continuous improvement efforts.  How can we leverage Federal funds like ESSA and IDEA in create optimal student learning systems?  In the a.m. participants will explore the State of Wisconsin continuous improvement process and WISETools that support it.  Implementation Science thinking will guide team conversations around effective communication and systems of support.  In the p.m. job-alike groups will form to engage in networking and sharing of strategies and supports available to accomplish our goal of Success for Every Student.

About the Presenters: 

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.

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

 

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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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:00:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training: Day 3 - September 27, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21618&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:30:00 EC Indicator Training - September 27, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21898&memberid=46 Everything You Need to Know About the Early Childhood Indicators

 

Come join this interactive training that will address everything that is needed to effectively engage in the Early Childhood Indicators.

Training will cover:

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Indicator 6 – Preschool Environments

  • What is Indicator 6

  • Accurate Coding and Use of the Decision Tree

  • WISEdata Reporting

  • State Targets

 

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Indicator 7 – Child Outcomes

  • What is Indicator 7

  • Three Outcome Areas

  • How to Access, Collect Evidence and Determine Ratings

  • Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application

  • State Targets

 

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Indicator 12 – Birth to 3 Program Transition

  • What is Indicator 12

  • Transition Planning Conferences and Interagency Agreements

  • Accurate and Timely Reporting

  • Program Participation System (PPS) Application

  • State Target

Audience:    Early Childhood Special Education and Related Service Providers, Directors of Special Education as well as any staff involved in the determining and reporting of the early childhood indicators.

 

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Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:30:00
CESA 2 New Teacher Project Mentor Training: Day 4 - September 28, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21619&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:30:00 Foundations of Personalized Learning - October 2, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21591&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: This full-day session designed for teachers and administrators will provide an introduction to the Institute for Personalized Learning’s Honeycomb Model and definition of personalized learning. This in-depth look will focus on deep thinking about elements of learning and teaching and how those look different in a personalized learning environment. Participants will be invited to think about where leverage points may exist in their own systems to create a learner-centric environment.

About the Presenter: 

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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Transforming the Core Leveraging iPads - October 3, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21587&memberid=46 Presenter: Tina Nording

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: The iPad learning app environment is vast and deciding which apps are best can be overwhelming.  Come to this session to learn new methods of implementation that will enhance and and extend your learning environment to transform the Core areas.  You will leave with ideas for integrating the 4 C’s while students are mastering the content area standards.

About the Presenter: 

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Wed, 03 Oct 2018 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - October 4, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21576&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
November 1, 2018

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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:00:00
New Social Studies Standards Series: Day 1 - October 4, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20985&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Zielger

Cost: $175 per day or $650 for the entire 5-day series, includes lunch each 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 gain an understanding of the New WI Standards for Social Studies and learn how to integrate them into your curriculum. 

Choose to attend the entire series or specific days:

Day 1 - Introduction and Overview, Shifts & Unpack/Repack, Inquiry Arcs

There are significant shifts in pedagogy and student expectations with the revised WI Standards for Social Studies.  This session will introduce those shifts (formatting, interdisciplinary nature of social studies, comparison to previous standards), provide time to unpack and repack the standards, and learn about the inquiry arc, an essential part of quality social studies teaching and learning. *Future WISSS workshops will assume attendees have learned this material*

DPI Resources:

· Shifts in WISSS
· Unpacking and Repacking the Standards
· Inquiry Arc visual

Day 2 - Integration of Wisconsin Standards for Literacy in all Subjects (Disciplinary Literacy)

Day 3 - Elementary

Day 4 - Content and Integration of State Requirements (American Indian Studies, Environmental Literacy and Sustainablilty Standards and Information Technology Literacy Standards)

Day 5 - Planning for Year 2, Reflection and Lessons Learned

Register for the Entire 5-day Series

 

About the Presenter:

Mary Jo Ziegler

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

 

 

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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:30:00
EP EPIC Meeting - October 4, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21706&memberid=46 Presenter: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: Free

Description: Spring meeting for all Effectiveness Project Implementation Coaches

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Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Early Childhood Network Meeting - October 5, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21961&memberid=46 Presenters: Nicole Aldworth and Karen Russell

Cost: Free, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:30:00
New Teacher Project: Principals & Directors - October 9, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21754&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:30:00 New Teacher Project: Design Team Board Meeting - October 9, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21755&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:00:00 DAC Fall Meeting - October 9, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21746&memberid=46 Presenter: Ed O'Connor & Valerie Schmitz

Cost: Free

Description: 

  • DAC updates and review of DPI Communications

  • Discuss issues, concerns, questions

  • Develop agenda for next meeting

About The Presenters: 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:00:00
New Teacher Project: Mentor Forum - October 9, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21756&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:00:00 TAN Network Meeting - October 10, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21272&memberid=46 TAN Network meeting.

Members only.

This year there will be a focus on Assistive Technology for the workplace, ACP for Students with Special Needs and developing programs for the 18-21 year old.

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:30:00
WISEdash 101 - October 10, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21745&memberid=46 Presenters: Ed O'Connor & Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $125, includes lunch

Description: WISEDash 101 is an opportunity to explore the what of WISEDash. We will explore and learn to navigate the public and secure sites as well as begin to ask questions regarding the data. Participants should have access to their school’s WISEdash Secure Portal.

About The Presenters: 

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.

 

 

 

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:00:00
Read & Write for Google and Other Assistive Digital Tools - October 11, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21592&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: Read & Write for Google is an incredible tool to support learners with disabilities, but truly every learner can benefit!  You will learn how to leverage the Read & Write toolbar and how you can support your students. We will also look at other accessibility digital tools that will support your varied learners.

About the Presenter: 

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Google Ed Cert Tailgate Party! - October 12, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21913&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $269

Description: Looking to learn more about Google Apps and how to integrate into your classroom?  Want to get Google Educator Certified - Level 1? Let’s get ready together! Come learn how to leverage Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, and others for your educational environment while preparing for the Google Educator Level 1 certification assessment.   If you would like support for Google Cert 2, join us (it will be independent study with support). We will attempt the exam on Sunday! Edgewood will be providing academic credits for those who are interested for $185 per credit. We can also provide a certificate of hours (15) attained.  Participant is responsible for assessment cost ($10).

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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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:30:00
Google Ed Cert Tailgate Party! - October 13, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21913&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $269

Description: Looking to learn more about Google Apps and how to integrate into your classroom?  Want to get Google Educator Certified - Level 1? Let’s get ready together! Come learn how to leverage Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, and others for your educational environment while preparing for the Google Educator Level 1 certification assessment.   If you would like support for Google Cert 2, join us (it will be independent study with support). We will attempt the exam on Sunday! Edgewood will be providing academic credits for those who are interested for $185 per credit. We can also provide a certificate of hours (15) attained.  Participant is responsible for assessment cost ($10).

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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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Google Ed Cert Tailgate Party! - October 14, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21913&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $269

Description: Looking to learn more about Google Apps and how to integrate into your classroom?  Want to get Google Educator Certified - Level 1? Let’s get ready together! Come learn how to leverage Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, and others for your educational environment while preparing for the Google Educator Level 1 certification assessment.   If you would like support for Google Cert 2, join us (it will be independent study with support). We will attempt the exam on Sunday! Edgewood will be providing academic credits for those who are interested for $185 per credit. We can also provide a certificate of hours (15) attained.  Participant is responsible for assessment cost ($10).

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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Sun, 14 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Teaching Partnerships Through Co-Teaching & Co-Planning - October 15, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21460&memberid=46 TEAMS OF 2 ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

4-Day Series: October 15 & 16, December 4, and February 12

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jense, Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $425/person includes lunch 

3 on-site coaching visits will be included as part of this workshop and scheduled after the first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and co-teaching is more than two teachers in one room. Both require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning within the general education setting.  All students are general education students first and the collaboration of expertise from all staff is necessary to improve outcomes for all of our students. As classrooms move to co-teaching models for their English Learners and students in Special Education, co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching.  To close gaps in student outcomes, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential in meeting the needs of all learners.

  • Establish a foundation for co-teaching and identify why co-teaching is one approach in designing inclusive practices where all students experience success with universal curriculum

  • Understand models in co-teaching specifically looking at small group models

  • Identify strategies for effective co-planning

  • Apply high impact instructional strategies to universal curriculum

  • Use formative and summative assessment outcomes to determine next steps and evaluate instructional strategies

  • Consider how specially designed instruction can be intentionally incorporated into the general education setting

  • Consider how linguistic supports can be internationally incorporated into the general education setting to support English Learners

About the Presenters:

Tracy ElgerTracy Elger, Ed.S. has been the Director of Programs and Services at CESA 2 since 2015. As director, Tracy leads the professional development consultants at CESA 2. She is responsible for aligning consulting resources and budgets, as well as determining pricing structures for CESA 2 programs and services. Tracy serves on the five-member Platform Leadership Team, which functions as the agency’s executive leadership council. Tracy has both a Master’s and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is licensed as a teacher, building principal, director of special education, and superintendent.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:30:00
TechTerra Foundations of STEM: 3 Day Series - October 15, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21847&memberid=46 TechTerra Education professional development training, informed by project-based learning (PBL), equips schools, administrators, and educators with 21st-century innovative instructional strategies to engage students and help them invest in their own learning.

This workshop includes:

Fundamentals

  • STEM pedagogy and methodology
  • Inquiry-based learning (IBL); Digital Learning; Game-based learning (GBL); Project-based learning (PBL)
  • Connecting STEM across curriculum to prepare students for success as 21st-century learners
  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship
  • Design Process
  • STEM's impact on preparing students for future careers

Hands-on STEM Tool Exploration:

  • Coding in multiple programming languages - Visual Block Code, Scratch, Arduino, Python, C , Java
  • Microcontrollers including Raspberry Pi, Arduino Hardware, and Microbit
  • Robotics
  • Circuitry and LEDs
  • Experiencing Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Digital fabrication with 3D design and modeling
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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Teaching Partnerships Through Co-Teaching & Co-Planning - October 16, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21460&memberid=46 TEAMS OF 2 ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

4-Day Series: October 15 & 16, December 4, and February 12

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jense, Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $425/person includes lunch 

3 on-site coaching visits will be included as part of this workshop and scheduled after the first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and co-teaching is more than two teachers in one room. Both require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning within the general education setting.  All students are general education students first and the collaboration of expertise from all staff is necessary to improve outcomes for all of our students. As classrooms move to co-teaching models for their English Learners and students in Special Education, co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching.  To close gaps in student outcomes, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential in meeting the needs of all learners.

  • Establish a foundation for co-teaching and identify why co-teaching is one approach in designing inclusive practices where all students experience success with universal curriculum

  • Understand models in co-teaching specifically looking at small group models

  • Identify strategies for effective co-planning

  • Apply high impact instructional strategies to universal curriculum

  • Use formative and summative assessment outcomes to determine next steps and evaluate instructional strategies

  • Consider how specially designed instruction can be intentionally incorporated into the general education setting

  • Consider how linguistic supports can be internationally incorporated into the general education setting to support English Learners

About the Presenters:

Tracy ElgerTracy Elger, Ed.S. has been the Director of Programs and Services at CESA 2 since 2015. As director, Tracy leads the professional development consultants at CESA 2. She is responsible for aligning consulting resources and budgets, as well as determining pricing structures for CESA 2 programs and services. Tracy serves on the five-member Platform Leadership Team, which functions as the agency’s executive leadership council. Tracy has both a Master’s and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is licensed as a teacher, building principal, director of special education, and superintendent.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

]]> - Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:30:00
TechTerra Foundations of STEM: 3 Day Series - October 16, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21847&memberid=46 TechTerra Education professional development training, informed by project-based learning (PBL), equips schools, administrators, and educators with 21st-century innovative instructional strategies to engage students and help them invest in their own learning.

This workshop includes:

Fundamentals

  • STEM pedagogy and methodology
  • Inquiry-based learning (IBL); Digital Learning; Game-based learning (GBL); Project-based learning (PBL)
  • Connecting STEM across curriculum to prepare students for success as 21st-century learners
  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship
  • Design Process
  • STEM's impact on preparing students for future careers

Hands-on STEM Tool Exploration:

  • Coding in multiple programming languages - Visual Block Code, Scratch, Arduino, Python, C , Java
  • Microcontrollers including Raspberry Pi, Arduino Hardware, and Microbit
  • Robotics
  • Circuitry and LEDs
  • Experiencing Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Digital fabrication with 3D design and modeling
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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Working on The Work (WOW) - October 17, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20103&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(S) for our 2018-19 anchor event of this highly successful professional development series.

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are: 1) tailored to meet your local needs; 2) maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement; and 3) integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Presenter: Suzy Rollins Peppers

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.

Lunch included.

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:00:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - October 17, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21298&memberid=46 Presenters: Paula Dabel & Deb Hall

Cost: $245, includes NVCI Workbook & lunch

Description: A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:00:00
TechTerra Foundations of STEM: 3 Day Series - October 17, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21847&memberid=46 TechTerra Education professional development training, informed by project-based learning (PBL), equips schools, administrators, and educators with 21st-century innovative instructional strategies to engage students and help them invest in their own learning.

This workshop includes:

Fundamentals

  • STEM pedagogy and methodology
  • Inquiry-based learning (IBL); Digital Learning; Game-based learning (GBL); Project-based learning (PBL)
  • Connecting STEM across curriculum to prepare students for success as 21st-century learners
  • Digital Literacy and Citizenship
  • Design Process
  • STEM's impact on preparing students for future careers

Hands-on STEM Tool Exploration:

  • Coding in multiple programming languages - Visual Block Code, Scratch, Arduino, Python, C , Java
  • Microcontrollers including Raspberry Pi, Arduino Hardware, and Microbit
  • Robotics
  • Circuitry and LEDs
  • Experiencing Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Digital fabrication with 3D design and modeling
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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Best Practices for Teaching EL Students in the Classroom: 3 Day Series - October 17, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21409&memberid=46 Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language and Culture Center of Excellence

Cost: includes lunch and a copy of 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP Model

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

Description: Need valuable, ready to use strategies for teaching your English Learners (ELs)? Struggling to understand how to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of your ELs? The Best Practices for Teaching English Learners workshop series will combine research with ready-to-use strategies for sheltering your instruction with ELs! Get ready for an amazing 3 days of engaging strategies you can immediately use with your English Learners!

Day 1: Building the Foundation with SIOP

Day 2: Digging Deeper with SIOP

Day 3: Implementing Best Practices

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

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

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts 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 for 6 years.  She 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 began her career in Worthington, MN teaching English Learners for 3 years and teaching in the family literacy EvenStart Program.  Tere is a national SIOP and Thinking Maps Trainer. She loves working with educators and school districts to ensure English Learners are receiving an effective education based on sound legal and theoretical principles. Tere has been in the field of education since 1996 and enjoys supporting so many great and inspiring educators.

 

 

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:00
Working on the Work (WOW) @ Monona Grove - October 18, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20111&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(S) for our 2018-19 anchor event of this highly successful professional development series.

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are: 1) tailored to meet your local needs; 2) maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement; and 3) integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Presenter: Suzy Rollins Peppers

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.

Lunch included.

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:00:00
Bilingual Evaluations for Monolingual Evaluators - October 18, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20757&memberid=46 *Note: The original date of October 2nd has been moved to October 18th due to the presenter needing to reschedule*

Presenter: Courtney Seidel, Associate Clinic Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Cost:

  • $40 CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $40 CESA 2 Buy In Consortium
  • $40 CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $300 for all other districts

Description: This two day session will build upon the Identity Difference and/or Disability session. Attendance at the Identify Difference and/or Disability is required prior to attending this two-day session.

The session will focus on preparing monolingual English speakers to conduct thorough, reliable, and non-biased evaluations of bilingual students.

Workshop objectives

  • Identify red flags for language disorders in the ELL population.
  • Document the need for a bilingual evaluation.
  • Identify appropriate formal and informal assessment measures for bilingual students.
  • Work most efficiently with interpreters.
  • Differentiate how you write bilingual, versus monolingual, evaluation reports.

 

About the Presenter:

Image result for courtney seidelCourtney Seidel, M.S., CCC-SLP joined the Department of Communicative Disorders in September 2015 with a joint appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is responsible for coordinating practica at outside school sites as well as supervising students in the University of Wisconsin Speech & Hearing Clinic (UWSHC). Courtney also supervises the Dane County Head Start speech and language screenings. She has experience working with children and adolescents in school, private practice, and home-based settings. Courtney's clinical interests include the areas of diagnostics, school-based services, and assessment of bilingual children. She has been an invited speaker at a number of school districts as well as state conventions. Courtney was awarded the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathologist of the Year in 2016.

 

 

 

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:00:00
Pyramid Model Training: 3 Day Series - October 19, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21085&memberid=46 Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

 

About the Presenter: 

Karen Russell

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

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Coding For K-8 - October 22, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21593&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, including lunch

Description: Come for a hands-on intro to computer science, pedagogy, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” and “plugged-in” coding classroom activities.  We will also be exploring Scratch and best implementation practices for students. These can be applied in your classroom, small groups, after-school programs and more.  You will leave ready to implement the next day!

About the Presenter: 

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:30:00
Equitable Literacy Practices in a Workshop Model: 3 Day Series - October 22, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21911&memberid=46 Presenters: Diane Jenson, Tere Masiarchin and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $450, includes lunch and book

Description: This three day series will integrate Literacy strategies and practices that support diverse learners in a workshop model.  Participants will collaborate around the Wisconsin State Standards for English Language Arts and consider how to equitably meet the need of all students including English learners and students with IEP’s. Incorporating the Universal Design Framework, educators will learn and apply strategies to K-8 Literacy instruction. Each session will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice, analyze formative data, and consider next step possibilities for equitable continuous improvement in effective Literacy Instruction.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:30:00
WISEstaff Updates - October 23, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21249&memberid=46 A review of updates to the WISEstaff application for 2018-2019.

Cost: Free

Lunch will be provided.

Please bring a laptop with internet access.

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:00:00
Leadership & Coaching for Systems Change - October 24, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20629&memberid=46 FOR INFO & REGISTRATION: https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=20612

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 08:00:00
Future Ready Leadership Planning: 3 Day Series - October 26, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21594&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $475, includes lunch

Description: Districts across the nation are taking the Future Ready Schools Pledge.  What does that mean? Learn about the seven gears and how they work together with the WI Digital Learning Plan.  Bring your leadership team to learn how to apply the framework to your local context to build your future ready schools plan.  P.S. This is a comprehensive district plan: team suggestions include Superintendent, C&I Director, Tech Director, Principals, Library Media Specialists, and lead-teachers.

About the Presenter: 

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00
American Indian Studies - Implementing Act 31 - October 29, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21338&memberid=46 Presenter: David O’Connor, Educational Consultant - American Indian Studies, DPI

This day long workshop will provide in-depth presentation and discussion on Wisconsin American Indian Studies or Act 31 (1989/1991). The focus of the workshop will be to help educators understand and implement Act 31, which is a state law requiring all public school districts and pre-service teacher programs to provide instruction in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the eleven federally-recognized American Indian nations in the state. The workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and information they need to integrate the requirements of Act 31 into lesson plans, material selections, pedagogical practices, and district  curriculum. Information about the Wisconsin Indian nation’s histories, treaty rights, sovereignty, and cultures will be presented throughout the workshop.

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

Please note this workshop will meet the licensure stipulation if two follow-up assignments are completed. Contact Nicole Barlass, nicole.barlass@cesa2.org or 262.473.1447, for more details.

Cost: $45 per person, includes lunch and snacks

 

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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 09:00:00
ACP Career Pathways - October 30, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21433&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:00:00 CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - November 1, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21606&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
December 6, 2018

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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:00:00
RSN New Director Network Meeting - November 2, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21866&memberid=46 Presenter/Facilitator: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN New Director Networking meeting is to connect New Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. Directors with three or fewer years of experience are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Disrupting Poverty - A Blended Book Study - November 5, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21912&memberid=46 Presenter: Kathleen Budge

Cost: $475, includes lunch and Disrupting Poverty book

Description: Drawing upon decades of research and a myriad of authentic classroom experiences, in her book Disrupting Poverty Kathleen M. Budge dispels harmful myths, explains the facts, and urges educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students.

Budge shares the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools:

  1. Caring relationships and advocacy
  2. High expectations and support
  3. Commitment to equity
  4. Professional accountability for learning
  5. The courage and will to act.

In this unique, blended learning experience participants will spend a face to face day with Kathleen Budge, exploring classroom-tested strategies and practices. Two virtual follow-up sessions will offer participants the opportunity to reconnect with Kathleen as they work to implement strategies and practices in continued collaboration with colleagues.

Disrupting Poverty provides teachers, administrators, coaches, and others with the background information and the practical tools needed to help students reach their full potential.

About the Presenter:

Kathleen Budge is the coordinator of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University in Idaho. She has led the development of this innovative, nontraditional preparation program, the purpose of which is to develop leaders who have the commitment and capabilities to lead schools where all students succeed.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boise State, Budge was the assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Educational Service District 113 in Olympia, Wash. She provided leadership to 45 predominantly rural school districts serving approximately 77, 000 students. She led the development of a highly successful, regional, job-embedded professional development model and facilitated data-based improvement planning with more than 150 schools.

Budge also has worked as a district curriculum director, an elementary principal, and an elementary and special education teacher for 17 years. She continues to maintain that her most important and significant work has been teaching 1st graders to read.

 

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Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Building the Maker Mindset - November 6, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21588&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: This session will walk you through the makerspace toolkit to support creating a maker culture in your learning environment.  This is for every classroom, not just libraries! We will discuss the maker movement, why it is critical for students of today, experience making, and create a plan to start implementing the maker mindset.

About the Presenter: 

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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 08:30:00
ELL Network - November 6, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21442&memberid=46 ELL Network Dates '18-'19: Sep. 26, Nov. 6, Feb. 26, & Apr. 25

Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language & Culture

Cost:

  • $0 Title III Consortium
  • $0 Consortium Buy-in
  • $680/person ELL Network Member

Description: The CESA 2 ELL Network provides high quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts.

Morning Focus: DPI updates, ESSA requirements, ACCESS updates and timelines, Family Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teachings and Learning, and ELL program development.

Afternoon Focus: Unlocking ELs Potential, Book for each participant. The author of the book will join us for two webinars throughout the year.

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

ELL NETWORK

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

 

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:00:00
TA Network Series - November 7, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21072&memberid=46 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

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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:00:00
New Social Studies Standards Series: Day 2 - November 8, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20986&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Zielger

Cost: $175 per day or $650 for the entire 5-day series, includes lunch each 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 studes classes.  During this workshop you will gain an understanding of the New WI Standards for Social Studies and learn how to integrate them into your curriculum. 

Choose to attend the entire series or specific days:

Day 1 - Introduction and Overview, Shifts & Unpack/Repack, Inquiry Arcs

Day 2 - Integration of Wisconsin Standards for Literacy in all Subjects (Disciplinary Literacy)?
The Wisconsin Standards for Literacy in All Subjects, adopted in 2011, require all teachers, K-12, in every content area, to consider discipline-appropriate literacy techniques (also known as disciplinary literacy) with their students. Disciplinary literacy (DL) in social studies means that teachers are using thoughtfully chosen literacy techniques to teach students social studies objectives (not using social studies to learn literacy objectives). How do the WI Standards for Social Studies tie to DL?  Very well, in fact.  Learn connections between the two documents, resources for incorporating DL into classrooms and curriculum, and have time to review your existing curriculum for gaps.?

DPI Resources:

· WISSS Appendix: DL and WISSS
· DL in Social Studies Tip Sheet and Primary Source Toolkit

Day 3 - Elementary

Day 4 - Content and Integration of State Requirements (American Indian Studies, Environmental Literacy and Sustainablilty Standards and Information Technology Literacy Standards)

Day 5 - Planning for Year 2, Reflection and Lessons Learned

 

About the Presenter:

Mary Jo Ziegler

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

 

 

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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Classroom - November 8, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21589&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: Are you intrigued about how VR can make connections for your students?  Come learn about the world of Google Expeditions and other VR platforms for your learners!  We will also look at Augmented Reality and how it can enhance learning for your students. You will leave with an action plan of integration.

About the Presenter: 

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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Quality Instructional Materials: Unlocking Teacher Creativity and Increasing Equity - November 9, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21598&memberid=46 Presenter: Eric Hirsch & Kate Gerson

Cost: Free, includes lunch

Description: Connecting Standards, Instructional Materials, and Professional Learning for Equitable Outcomes

Teachers deserve high-quality instructional materials and ongoing support to implement those materials. Mounting evidence suggests that providing teachers with access to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials and curriculum-based professional learning can result in improvement in student outcomes, making this a research-based school improvement strategy.

 

 

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Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00
Building Digital Citizenship and Responsibility - November 12, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21590&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: WI recently published the Information and Technology Literacy Standards based on the ISTE student standards.  Now it is time for us to integrate these standards across the content areas. Come collaborate, unpack, and pack those standards back into a format that works for your local learning environment.

About the Presenter: 

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Bilingual Evaluations for Monolingual Evaluators - November 13, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20757&memberid=46 *Note: The original date of October 2nd has been moved to October 18th due to the presenter needing to reschedule*

Presenter: Courtney Seidel, Associate Clinic Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Cost:

  • $40 CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $40 CESA 2 Buy In Consortium
  • $40 CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $300 for all other districts

Description: This two day session will build upon the Identity Difference and/or Disability session. Attendance at the Identify Difference and/or Disability is required prior to attending this two-day session.

The session will focus on preparing monolingual English speakers to conduct thorough, reliable, and non-biased evaluations of bilingual students.

Workshop objectives

  • Identify red flags for language disorders in the ELL population.
  • Document the need for a bilingual evaluation.
  • Identify appropriate formal and informal assessment measures for bilingual students.
  • Work most efficiently with interpreters.
  • Differentiate how you write bilingual, versus monolingual, evaluation reports.

 

About the Presenter:

Image result for courtney seidelCourtney Seidel, M.S., CCC-SLP joined the Department of Communicative Disorders in September 2015 with a joint appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is responsible for coordinating practica at outside school sites as well as supervising students in the University of Wisconsin Speech & Hearing Clinic (UWSHC). Courtney also supervises the Dane County Head Start speech and language screenings. She has experience working with children and adolescents in school, private practice, and home-based settings. Courtney's clinical interests include the areas of diagnostics, school-based services, and assessment of bilingual children. She has been an invited speaker at a number of school districts as well as state conventions. Courtney was awarded the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathologist of the Year in 2016.

 

 

 

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - November 14, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21299&memberid=46 Presenters: Paula Dabel & Deb Hall

Cost: $245, includes NVCI Workbook & lunch

Description: A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00
Leadership & Coaching for Systems Change - November 15, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20629&memberid=46 FOR INFO & REGISTRATION: https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=20612

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00
Pyramid Model Training: 3 Day Series - November 16, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21085&memberid=46 Presenter: Karen Russell

Cost: Free

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

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

 

About the Presenter: 

Karen Russell

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

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Fostering Independence: Anchors for Successful Transition - 3 Day Series - November 16, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21956&memberid=46 Presenters: Paula Dabel, Diane Jensen and Stephanie Woloshin

Cost: $300, includes lunch

Description: Fostering independence is essential in preparing students with IEP’s for their next step toward successful transition in their educational journey and post-secondary options.  Independence begins in Pre-K and is a critical component of every step in their classroom experience. Providing students with the tools to demonstrate independence is part of the skills that need to be explicitly taught.  

Disability resource coordinators from local post secondary institutions shared three anchors for successful transition to living independently.   Personal Leadership includes self advocacy for individual learning needs and appropriate supports. Self-regulation, self-reflection, setting goals - academic and behavior are all components in personal leadership.   Assistive Technology literacy means understanding the resources available and being able to access supports as appropriate. Web resources, apps, and other assistive technology tools will be explored for a range of needs around literacy, writing, note taking, and organization.  Community Building means being a part of something beyond academics in the classroom. Social capital builds confidence and leads to greater success. Collaboration and community include skills within the classroom, within the school, and within the larger community working collaboratively with peers for a greater purpose.

November 16 - Developing Personal Leadership

January 18 - Incorporating Assistive Technology Tools

March 1 - Fostering Community Connections

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Title I Network: Systems That Support Literacy - November 27, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21445&memberid=46 Presenter: Guest speakers TBA

Cost: $0, includes lunch

Description: These events are designed to support the Title I Coordinators within districts as they implement  federal ESSA law and to offer best practice learning and networking.

 

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:00:00
Early Childhood Network Meeting - November 30, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21962&memberid=46 Presenters: Nicole Aldworth and Karen Russell

Cost: Free, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training - December 3, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21965&memberid=46 Presenter: Paula Dabel

Cost: $140, includes Non-Violent Crisis Intervention workbook

Description:

About the Presenter:

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

 

 

 

 

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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00
Teaching Partnerships Through Co-Teaching & Co-Planning - December 4, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21460&memberid=46 TEAMS OF 2 ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

4-Day Series: October 15 & 16, December 4, and February 12

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jense, Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $425/person includes lunch 

3 on-site coaching visits will be included as part of this workshop and scheduled after the first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and co-teaching is more than two teachers in one room. Both require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning within the general education setting.  All students are general education students first and the collaboration of expertise from all staff is necessary to improve outcomes for all of our students. As classrooms move to co-teaching models for their English Learners and students in Special Education, co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching.  To close gaps in student outcomes, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential in meeting the needs of all learners.

  • Establish a foundation for co-teaching and identify why co-teaching is one approach in designing inclusive practices where all students experience success with universal curriculum

  • Understand models in co-teaching specifically looking at small group models

  • Identify strategies for effective co-planning

  • Apply high impact instructional strategies to universal curriculum

  • Use formative and summative assessment outcomes to determine next steps and evaluate instructional strategies

  • Consider how specially designed instruction can be intentionally incorporated into the general education setting

  • Consider how linguistic supports can be internationally incorporated into the general education setting to support English Learners

About the Presenters:

Tracy ElgerTracy Elger, Ed.S. has been the Director of Programs and Services at CESA 2 since 2015. As director, Tracy leads the professional development consultants at CESA 2. She is responsible for aligning consulting resources and budgets, as well as determining pricing structures for CESA 2 programs and services. Tracy serves on the five-member Platform Leadership Team, which functions as the agency’s executive leadership council. Tracy has both a Master’s and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is licensed as a teacher, building principal, director of special education, and superintendent.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:30:00
Best Practices for Teaching EL Students in the Classroom: 3 Day Series - December 5, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21409&memberid=46 Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language and Culture Center of Excellence

Cost: includes lunch and a copy of 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP Model

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

Description: Need valuable, ready to use strategies for teaching your English Learners (ELs)? Struggling to understand how to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of your ELs? The Best Practices for Teaching English Learners workshop series will combine research with ready-to-use strategies for sheltering your instruction with ELs! Get ready for an amazing 3 days of engaging strategies you can immediately use with your English Learners!

Day 1: Building the Foundation with SIOP

Day 2: Digging Deeper with SIOP

Day 3: Implementing Best Practices

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

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

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts 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 for 6 years.  She 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 began her career in Worthington, MN teaching English Learners for 3 years and teaching in the family literacy EvenStart Program.  Tere is a national SIOP and Thinking Maps Trainer. She loves working with educators and school districts to ensure English Learners are receiving an effective education based on sound legal and theoretical principles. Tere has been in the field of education since 1996 and enjoys supporting so many great and inspiring educators.

 

 

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Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - December 6, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21607&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
January 3, 2019

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00
New Social Studies Standards Series: Day 3 - December 6, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20987&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Zielger

Cost: $175 per day or $650 for the entire 5-day series, includes lunch each 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 studes classes.  During this workshop you will gain an understanding of the New WI Standards for Social Studies and learn how to integrate them into your curriculum. 

Choose to attend the entire series or specific days:

Day 1 - Introduction and Overview, Shifts & Unpack/Repack, Inquiry Arcs

Day 2 - Integration of Wisconsin Standards for Literacy in all Subjects (Disciplinary Literacy)

Day 3 - Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies: Elementary?
An exciting component of the revised standards is increased structure for districts who want it for K-5.  The standards are sorted into grade level bands (K-2, 3-5), but also into grade level suggestions for teaching and learning.  In addition, an appendix for a suggested K-5 scope & sequence for social studies offers a foundation for districts to open discussions about what they want their students to know and be able to do in social studies before leaving 5th grade.  Dig deep and build a quality elementary social studies program!

DPI Resources:
· K-5 suggested scope & sequence for social studies instruction

Day 4 - Content and Integration of State Requirements (American Indian Studies, Environmental Literacy and Sustainablilty Standards and Information Technology Literacy Standards)

Day 5 - Planning for Year 2, Reflection and Lessons Learned

 

About the Presenter:

Mary Jo Ziegler

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

 

 

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:30:00
TAN Network Meeting - December 7, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21273&memberid=46 TAN Network meeting.

Members only.

This year there will be a focus on Assistive Technology for the workplace, ACP for Students with Special Needs and developing programs for the 18-21 year old.

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

 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:30:00
RSN New Director Network Meeting - December 7, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21868&memberid=46 Presenter/Facilitator: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN New Director Networking meeting is to connect New Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. Directors with three or fewer years of experience are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:30:00
Taking Action in 7-10 Mathematics: 3 Day Series - December 11, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21942&memberid=46 Presenters: Steven Mijajlovic and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $450, includes lunch and book Taking Action - NCTM by DeAnn Huinker

Description: The three day series will focus on Taking Action to implement effective mathematics teaching practices in middle school and high school classes.  The series will focus on mathematics discourse, integrating technology that aligns with units of study, and pushing students to develop higher order thinking.

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.  Steven taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs.  Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University.  His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

Mary Jo 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 Dec 2018 08:00:00
Google Projects for Deeper Thinking - December 12, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21579&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: This session goes beyond Google basics to provide learning experiences that build higher level thinking.  We will look at G Suite and beyond and provide time to apply your learning to a project for your educational environment.

About the Presenter: 

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:30:00
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training - December 13, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21300&memberid=46 Presenters: Paula Dabel & Deb Hall

Cost: $245, includes NVCI Workbook & lunch

Description: A safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to provide for the best possible care, welfare, safety and security of disruptive, assaultive or out-of-control students while insuring the safety of staff and other students.  A workshop designed for administrators, paraprofessionals, teachers and other school personnel in contact with potentially disruptive students.

PDP Participants may use this workshop as one activity related to your professional goals in your PDP.  Applicable Teacher Standards include 5, 6, 9 and 10.

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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00
Technology Leadership Network - December 14, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21797&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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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00:00
RSN Student Services Director Meeting - December 14, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21922&memberid=46 Presenter: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN Student Services Director Meeting is to connect Student Services Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. All CESA2 Student Services Directors are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00:00
Taking Action in 2-8 Mathematics: 3 Day Series - December 17, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21936&memberid=46 Presenters: Steven Mijajlovoc and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375, includes lunch and book Taking Action - NCTM by DeAnn Hunker

Description: This three day series will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, and Geometry.

Day 1: Algebraic Thinking  

Day 2: Fractions

Day 3: Geometry

Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

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Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:30:00
Equitable Literacy Practices in a Workshop Model: 3 Day Series - December 18, 2018 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21911&memberid=46 Presenters: Diane Jenson, Tere Masiarchin and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $450, includes lunch and book

Description: This three day series will integrate Literacy strategies and practices that support diverse learners in a workshop model.  Participants will collaborate around the Wisconsin State Standards for English Language Arts and consider how to equitably meet the need of all students including English learners and students with IEP’s. Incorporating the Universal Design Framework, educators will learn and apply strategies to K-8 Literacy instruction. Each session will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice, analyze formative data, and consider next step possibilities for equitable continuous improvement in effective Literacy Instruction.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

 

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, 18 Dec 2018 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - January 3, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21608&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
February 7, 2019

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Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:00:00
RSN New Director Network Meeting - January 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21869&memberid=46 Presenter/Facilitator: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN New Director Networking meeting is to connect New Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. Directors with three or fewer years of experience are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

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Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in 2-8 Mathematics: 3 Day Series - January 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21936&memberid=46 Presenters: Steven Mijajlovoc and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375, includes lunch and book Taking Action - NCTM by DeAnn Hunker

Description: This three day series will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, and Geometry.

Day 1: Algebraic Thinking  

Day 2: Fractions

Day 3: Geometry

Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

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Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:30:00
Google Add-ons and Chrome Extensions that Amplify Learning - January 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21583&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: Google add-on and Chrome extensions will rock your world!  These easy to install enhancements create additional functionality in G Suite and the Chrome browser.  Learn how to maximize your digital teaching and learning skills!!

About the Presenter: 

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Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:30:00
Future Ready Leadership Planning: 3 Day Series - January 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21594&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $475, includes lunch

Description: Districts across the nation are taking the Future Ready Schools Pledge.  What does that mean? Learn about the seven gears and how they work together with the WI Digital Learning Plan.  Bring your leadership team to learn how to apply the framework to your local context to build your future ready schools plan.  P.S. This is a comprehensive district plan: team suggestions include Superintendent, C&I Director, Tech Director, Principals, Library Media Specialists, and lead-teachers.

About the Presenter: 

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Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:00:00
Taking Action in 7-10 Mathematics: 3 Day Series - January 10, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21942&memberid=46 Presenters: Steven Mijajlovic and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $450, includes lunch and book Taking Action - NCTM by DeAnn Huinker

Description: The three day series will focus on Taking Action to implement effective mathematics teaching practices in middle school and high school classes.  The series will focus on mathematics discourse, integrating technology that aligns with units of study, and pushing students to develop higher order thinking.

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.  Steven taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs.  Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University.  His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

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

 

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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00
Disrupting Poverty - A Blended Book Study - January 10, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21912&memberid=46 Presenter: Kathleen Budge

Cost: $475, includes lunch and Disrupting Poverty book

Description: Drawing upon decades of research and a myriad of authentic classroom experiences, in her book Disrupting Poverty Kathleen M. Budge dispels harmful myths, explains the facts, and urges educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students.

Budge shares the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools:

  1. Caring relationships and advocacy
  2. High expectations and support
  3. Commitment to equity
  4. Professional accountability for learning
  5. The courage and will to act.

In this unique, blended learning experience participants will spend a face to face day with Kathleen Budge, exploring classroom-tested strategies and practices. Two virtual follow-up sessions will offer participants the opportunity to reconnect with Kathleen as they work to implement strategies and practices in continued collaboration with colleagues.

Disrupting Poverty provides teachers, administrators, coaches, and others with the background information and the practical tools needed to help students reach their full potential.

About the Presenter:

Kathleen Budge is the coordinator of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University in Idaho. She has led the development of this innovative, nontraditional preparation program, the purpose of which is to develop leaders who have the commitment and capabilities to lead schools where all students succeed.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boise State, Budge was the assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Educational Service District 113 in Olympia, Wash. She provided leadership to 45 predominantly rural school districts serving approximately 77, 000 students. She led the development of a highly successful, regional, job-embedded professional development model and facilitated data-based improvement planning with more than 150 schools.

Budge also has worked as a district curriculum director, an elementary principal, and an elementary and special education teacher for 17 years. She continues to maintain that her most important and significant work has been teaching 1st graders to read.

 

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Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:30:00
Thinking Maps: A Language for Learning - January 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21405&memberid=46 Presenter: Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $300, includes lunch and Thinking Maps Language for Learning binder

Description: This professional learning opportunity is designed for teachers and school leadership teams to use Thinking Maps as a common visual language for applying and improving thinking processes, communicating ideas and points of view, and assessing progress over time. Thinking Maps is a visual thinking tool that provides a systemic approach for all students to access content. By visualizing our thinking, we create concrete images of abstract thoughts. These patterns help all students reach higher levels of critical and creative thinking by utilizing consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes.  Leave this workshop with the materials and resources you need to use Thinking Maps in your grade level or content area.

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:00:00
Leadership & Coaching for Systems Change - January 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20629&memberid=46 FOR INFO & REGISTRATION: https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=20612

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:00
Fostering Independence: Anchors for Successful Transition - 3 Day Series - January 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21956&memberid=46 Presenters: Paula Dabel, Diane Jensen and Stephanie Woloshin

Cost: $300, includes lunch

Description: Fostering independence is essential in preparing students with IEP’s for their next step toward successful transition in their educational journey and post-secondary options.  Independence begins in Pre-K and is a critical component of every step in their classroom experience. Providing students with the tools to demonstrate independence is part of the skills that need to be explicitly taught.  

Disability resource coordinators from local post secondary institutions shared three anchors for successful transition to living independently.   Personal Leadership includes self advocacy for individual learning needs and appropriate supports. Self-regulation, self-reflection, setting goals - academic and behavior are all components in personal leadership.   Assistive Technology literacy means understanding the resources available and being able to access supports as appropriate. Web resources, apps, and other assistive technology tools will be explored for a range of needs around literacy, writing, note taking, and organization.  Community Building means being a part of something beyond academics in the classroom. Social capital builds confidence and leads to greater success. Collaboration and community include skills within the classroom, within the school, and within the larger community working collaboratively with peers for a greater purpose.

November 16 - Developing Personal Leadership

January 18 - Incorporating Assistive Technology Tools

March 1 - Fostering Community Connections

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:30:00
UMS Meeting for Educator Effectiveness - January 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21325&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $0

UMS meetings are for the people in districts who run the back end of the program Frontline/MLP for the district EE process. At the meetings we go through updates, changes, and ways to use the program. TheJuly 18th meeting is essential because it will help the district get set up correctly for the coming year.

UMS Meeting dates: July 18, September 19January 23 and May 15

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:00:00
RSN Student Services Director Meeting - January 25, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21923&memberid=46 Presenter: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN Student Services Director Meeting is to connect Student Services Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. All CESA2 Student Services Directors are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:00:00
TA Network Series - January 29, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21073&memberid=46 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

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:00:00
Working on the Work (WOW) - January 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20104&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(S) for our 2018-19 anchor event of this highly successful professional development series.

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are: 1) tailored to meet your local needs; 2) maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement; and 3) integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Presenter: Shelley Moore

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.

Lunch included.

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Awareness Training - January 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21968&memberid=46 Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Karen Russell

Cost: $110

Description: This training will support schools in beginning the transformative journey towards becoming a Trauma Sensitive School. Covered topics include Adverse Childhood Experiences, the universal approach to Trauma Sensitive Schools, and the importance of staff wellness. Participants will end the training with ideas of how to further the journey.

This training will satisfy 3 hour ACE/TSS training requirement as outlined in the Department of Justice School Safety Grant. Please note that this training is a standardized offering. DPI has collaborated with SaintA, Trauma Sensitive Education, LLC, the Wisconsin Safe and Health Schools Center, the 12 CESAs, and the Wisconsin Coalition of Religious and Independent Schools.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:30:00
Working on the Work (WOW) @ Monona Grove - January 31, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20112&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(S) for our 2018-19 anchor event of this highly successful professional development series.

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are: 1) tailored to meet your local needs; 2) maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement; and 3) integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Presenter: Shelley Moore

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.

Lunch included.

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00
New Social Studies Standards Series: Day 4 - January 31, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20988&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Zielger

Cost: $175 per day or $650 for the entire 5-day series, includes lunch each 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 studes classes.  During this workshop you will gain an understanding of the New WI Standards for Social Studies and learn how to integrate them into your curriculum. 

Choose to attend the entire series or specific days:

Day 1 - Introduction and Overview, Shifts & Unpack/Repack, Inquiry Arcs

Day 2 - Integration of Wisconsin Standards for Literacy in all Subjects (Disciplinary Literacy)

Day 3 - Elementary

Day 4 - Content and Integration of State Requirements (American Indian Studies, Environmental Literacy and Sustainablilty Standards and Information Technology Literacy Standards)
Learn how to leverage the inquiry approach of the newly revised Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies to integrate other required content areas through authentic, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Explore connections to American Indian Studies (AIS), environmental literacy and sustainability (ELS), and information technology literacy (ITLS) in the social studies classroom.

DPI Resources:

· Resource for authentic integration of AIS
· Grade-level and content examples of integration with ELS
· Examples of meeting ITLS through the inquiry cycle

Day 5 - Planning for Year 2, Reflection and Lessons Learned

 

About the Presenter:

Mary Jo Ziegler

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

 

 

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:30:00
Ready to Blend Learning: 2 Day Series - January 31, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21584&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $300, includes lunch

Description: Blended learning combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It requires the presence of both teacher and student, student learns partial online, and with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. Dive into interactive learning on the power of implementing blended learning with fidelity. Bring a team for this training!

About the Presenter: 

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:30:00
Ready to Blend Learning: 2 Day Series - February 1, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21584&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $300, includes lunch

Description: Blended learning combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It requires the presence of both teacher and student, student learns partial online, and with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. Dive into interactive learning on the power of implementing blended learning with fidelity. Bring a team for this training!

About the Presenter: 

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Early Childhood Indicator Training - February 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21973&memberid=46 Everything You Need to Know About the Early Childhood Indicators

 

Come join this interactive training that will address everything that is needed to effectively engage in the Early Childhood Indicators.

Training will cover:

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Indicator 6 – Preschool Environments

  • What is Indicator 6

  • Accurate Coding and Use of the Decision Tree

  • WISEdata Reporting

  • State Targets

 

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Indicator 7 – Child Outcomes

  • What is Indicator 7

  • Three Outcome Areas

  • How to Access, Collect Evidence and Determine Ratings

  • Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application

  • State Targets

 

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Indicator 12 – Birth to 3 Program Transition

  • What is Indicator 12

  • Transition Planning Conferences and Interagency Agreements

  • Accurate and Timely Reporting

  • Program Participation System (PPS) Application

  • State Target

Audience:    Early Childhood Special Education and Related Service Providers, Directors of Special Education as well as any staff involved in the determining and reporting of the early childhood indicators.

 

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Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - February 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21609&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
March 7, 2019

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00
Best Practices for Teaching EL Students in the Classroom: 3 Day Series - February 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21409&memberid=46 Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language and Culture Center of Excellence

Cost: includes lunch and a copy of 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners with the SIOP Model

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

Description: Need valuable, ready to use strategies for teaching your English Learners (ELs)? Struggling to understand how to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of your ELs? The Best Practices for Teaching English Learners workshop series will combine research with ready-to-use strategies for sheltering your instruction with ELs! Get ready for an amazing 3 days of engaging strategies you can immediately use with your English Learners!

Day 1: Building the Foundation with SIOP

Day 2: Digging Deeper with SIOP

Day 3: Implementing Best Practices

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

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

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere Masiarchin provides high quality and relevant professional development, needs assessment, and program support to school districts 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 for 6 years.  She 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 began her career in Worthington, MN teaching English Learners for 3 years and teaching in the family literacy EvenStart Program.  Tere is a national SIOP and Thinking Maps Trainer. She loves working with educators and school districts to ensure English Learners are receiving an effective education based on sound legal and theoretical principles. Tere has been in the field of education since 1996 and enjoys supporting so many great and inspiring educators.

 

 

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Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:00:00
Teaching Partnerships Through Co-Teaching & Co-Planning - February 12, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21460&memberid=46 TEAMS OF 2 ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

4-Day Series: October 15 & 16, December 4, and February 12

Presenters: Tracy Elger, Diane Jense, Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $425/person includes lunch 

3 on-site coaching visits will be included as part of this workshop and scheduled after the first workshop date

Description: Inclusion is more than a place and co-teaching is more than two teachers in one room. Both require thoughtful, intentional planning for delivery of high quality instruction designed for each student to maximize learning within the general education setting.  All students are general education students first and the collaboration of expertise from all staff is necessary to improve outcomes for all of our students. As classrooms move to co-teaching models for their English Learners and students in Special Education, co-planning is an essential component for effective co-teaching.  To close gaps in student outcomes, collaboration of resources and instructional strategies is essential in meeting the needs of all learners.

  • Establish a foundation for co-teaching and identify why co-teaching is one approach in designing inclusive practices where all students experience success with universal curriculum

  • Understand models in co-teaching specifically looking at small group models

  • Identify strategies for effective co-planning

  • Apply high impact instructional strategies to universal curriculum

  • Use formative and summative assessment outcomes to determine next steps and evaluate instructional strategies

  • Consider how specially designed instruction can be intentionally incorporated into the general education setting

  • Consider how linguistic supports can be internationally incorporated into the general education setting to support English Learners

About the Presenters:

Tracy ElgerTracy Elger, Ed.S. has been the Director of Programs and Services at CESA 2 since 2015. As director, Tracy leads the professional development consultants at CESA 2. She is responsible for aligning consulting resources and budgets, as well as determining pricing structures for CESA 2 programs and services. Tracy serves on the five-member Platform Leadership Team, which functions as the agency’s executive leadership council. Tracy has both a Master’s and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is licensed as a teacher, building principal, director of special education, and superintendent.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Foundations of Personalized Learning - February 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21580&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: This full-day session designed for teachers and administrators will provide an introduction to the Institute for Personalized Learning’s Honeycomb Model and definition of personalized learning. This in-depth look will focus on deep thinking about elements of learning and teaching and how those look different in a personalized learning environment. Participants will be invited to think about where leverage points may exist in their own systems to create a learner-centric environment.

About the Presenter: 

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Building Digital Citizenship and Responsibility - February 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21581&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: We all are responsible to support our Digital Age learners as they tackle complex scenarios on multiple digital platforms.  Let’s research the facts, successful digital citizenship lessons and resources, and curriculums to seamlessly build a curriculum to integrate these very important skills.  Participants will design learning experiences and a culture where digital responsibility is the norm and practiced consistently.

About the Presenter:

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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Equitable Literacy Practices in a Workshop Model: 3 Day Series - February 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21911&memberid=46 Presenters: Diane Jenson, Tere Masiarchin and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $450, includes lunch and book

Description: This three day series will integrate Literacy strategies and practices that support diverse learners in a workshop model.  Participants will collaborate around the Wisconsin State Standards for English Language Arts and consider how to equitably meet the need of all students including English learners and students with IEP’s. Incorporating the Universal Design Framework, educators will learn and apply strategies to K-8 Literacy instruction. Each session will be an opportunity to reflect on current practice, analyze formative data, and consider next step possibilities for equitable continuous improvement in effective Literacy Instruction.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

 

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, 19 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Thinking Maps: A Language for Learning - February 20, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21406&memberid=46 Presenter: Tere Masiarchin

Cost: $300, includes lunch and Thinking Maps Language for Learning binder

Description: This professional learning opportunity is designed for teachers and school leadership teams to use Thinking Maps as a common visual language for applying and improving thinking processes, communicating ideas and points of view, and assessing progress over time. Thinking Maps is a visual thinking tool that provides a systemic approach for all students to access content. By visualizing our thinking, we create concrete images of abstract thoughts. These patterns help all students reach higher levels of critical and creative thinking by utilizing consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific thought processes.  Leave this workshop with the materials and resources you need to use Thinking Maps in your grade level or content area.

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere 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. 

 

 

 

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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:00:00
Leadership & Coaching for Systems Change - February 21, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20629&memberid=46 FOR INFO & REGISTRATION: https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=20612

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00
Early Childhood Network Meeting - February 22, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21963&memberid=46 Presenters: Nicole Aldworth and Karen Russell

Cost: Free, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:30:00
ELL Network - February 26, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21442&memberid=46 ELL Network Dates '18-'19: Sep. 26, Nov. 6, Feb. 26, & Apr. 25

Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language & Culture

Cost:

  • $0 Title III Consortium
  • $0 Consortium Buy-in
  • $680/person ELL Network Member

Description: The CESA 2 ELL Network provides high quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts.

Morning Focus: DPI updates, ESSA requirements, ACCESS updates and timelines, Family Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teachings and Learning, and ELL program development.

Afternoon Focus: Unlocking ELs Potential, Book for each participant. The author of the book will join us for two webinars throughout the year.

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

ELL NETWORK

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

 

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:00:00
EP EPIC Meeting - February 28, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21434&memberid=46 Presenter: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: Free

Description: Spring meeting for all Effectiveness Project Implementation Coaches

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Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Integrating Digital Tools for Universal Design for Learning - February 28, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21582&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: How can we leverage digital tools to support all learners in our classroom?   We will look at the Universal Design for Learning model and integrate tools that will engage, enhance, and extend learning.  You will be ready to implement right away!

About the Presenter: 

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Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:30:00
Fostering Independence: Anchors for Successful Transition - 3 Day Series - March 1, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21956&memberid=46 Presenters: Paula Dabel, Diane Jensen and Stephanie Woloshin

Cost: $300, includes lunch

Description: Fostering independence is essential in preparing students with IEP’s for their next step toward successful transition in their educational journey and post-secondary options.  Independence begins in Pre-K and is a critical component of every step in their classroom experience. Providing students with the tools to demonstrate independence is part of the skills that need to be explicitly taught.  

Disability resource coordinators from local post secondary institutions shared three anchors for successful transition to living independently.   Personal Leadership includes self advocacy for individual learning needs and appropriate supports. Self-regulation, self-reflection, setting goals - academic and behavior are all components in personal leadership.   Assistive Technology literacy means understanding the resources available and being able to access supports as appropriate. Web resources, apps, and other assistive technology tools will be explored for a range of needs around literacy, writing, note taking, and organization.  Community Building means being a part of something beyond academics in the classroom. Social capital builds confidence and leads to greater success. Collaboration and community include skills within the classroom, within the school, and within the larger community working collaboratively with peers for a greater purpose.

November 16 - Developing Personal Leadership

January 18 - Incorporating Assistive Technology Tools

March 1 - Fostering Community Connections

 

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:30:00
Design Thinking to Enhance Innovative Projects - March 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21585&memberid=46 Presenters: Jacob Granahan & Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: Design thinking is a flexible framework for getting the most out of the creative process. It begins with the premise of tapping into student curiosity and allowing them to create, test and re-create until they eventually share what they made to a real audience (sometimes global but often local).  In this session, we will explore the Design Thinking LAUNCH model and how it can apply to projects including 3d printing.

About the Presenters:

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:30:00
EP Recertification - March 6, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21435&memberid=46 Presenter: Dr. Valerie Schmitz

Cost: Free

Description: Effectiveness Project Re-Certification 

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:30:00
Disrupting Poverty - A Blended Book Study - March 6, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21912&memberid=46 Presenter: Kathleen Budge

Cost: $475, includes lunch and Disrupting Poverty book

Description: Drawing upon decades of research and a myriad of authentic classroom experiences, in her book Disrupting Poverty Kathleen M. Budge dispels harmful myths, explains the facts, and urges educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students.

Budge shares the powerful voices of teachers—many of whom grew up in poverty—to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools:

  1. Caring relationships and advocacy
  2. High expectations and support
  3. Commitment to equity
  4. Professional accountability for learning
  5. The courage and will to act.

In this unique, blended learning experience participants will spend a face to face day with Kathleen Budge, exploring classroom-tested strategies and practices. Two virtual follow-up sessions will offer participants the opportunity to reconnect with Kathleen as they work to implement strategies and practices in continued collaboration with colleagues.

Disrupting Poverty provides teachers, administrators, coaches, and others with the background information and the practical tools needed to help students reach their full potential.

About the Presenter:

Kathleen Budge is the coordinator of the Leadership Development Program at Boise State University in Idaho. She has led the development of this innovative, nontraditional preparation program, the purpose of which is to develop leaders who have the commitment and capabilities to lead schools where all students succeed.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boise State, Budge was the assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning at Educational Service District 113 in Olympia, Wash. She provided leadership to 45 predominantly rural school districts serving approximately 77, 000 students. She led the development of a highly successful, regional, job-embedded professional development model and facilitated data-based improvement planning with more than 150 schools.

Budge also has worked as a district curriculum director, an elementary principal, and an elementary and special education teacher for 17 years. She continues to maintain that her most important and significant work has been teaching 1st graders to read.

 

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Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:30:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - March 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21610&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
April 4, 2019

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00
New Social Studies Standards Series: Day 5 - March 7, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20989&memberid=46 Presenter: Mary Jo Zielger

Cost: $175 per day or $650 for the entire 5-day series, includes lunch each 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 studes classes.  During this workshop you will gain an understanding of the New WI Standards for Social Studies and learn how to integrate them into your curriculum. 

Choose to attend the entire series or specific days:

Day 1 - Introduction and Overview, Shifts & Unpack/Repack, Inquiry Arcs

Day 2 - Integration of Wisconsin Standards for Literacy in all Subjects (Disciplinary Literacy)

Day 3 - Elementary

Day 4 - Content and Integration of State Requirements (American Indian Studies, Environmental Literacy and Sustainablilty Standards and Information Technology Literacy Standards)

Day 5 - Planning for Year 2, Reflection and Lessons Learned?
Now that you’ve done the Year 1 Understanding work, it’s time to reflect on what’s worked for you, what hasn’t, and plan for next years’ curriculum work!

DPI Resources:

· Reflection
· Planning document

About the Presenter:

Mary Jo Ziegler

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

 

 

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Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:30:00
RSN New Director Network Meeting - March 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21870&memberid=46 Presenter/Facilitator: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN New Director Networking meeting is to connect New Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. Directors with three or fewer years of experience are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:30:00
Awesome Digital Media for Learning - March 12, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21586&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: This session provides opportunities to learn about interactive instruction and how to leverage varied forms of digital media to support your learners.  This includes utilizing video and photo editing tools and implementing media in various platforms for learners. We will upload videos to our youtube account and create playlists for students.  This is a great workshop for all educators!

About the Presenter: 

Beth 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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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 08:30:00
Unlocking ELs Potential: Making Content Accessible - March 14, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21359&memberid=46 Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D, Founder and President of SupportEd, National EL Authority and best selling author of Unlocking English Learners' Potenial

Cost: includes lunch both days and a copy of Unlocking English Learners' Potential

  • $80/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $80/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $80/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

Description: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will join us at CESA 2 for a two-day workshop series! Her new best selling book, Unlocking English Learners' Potential, is a once-in-a-generation text for assisting a new generation of students.

Content teachers and EL teachers, take special note: if you're looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challening content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete!

The question is not if English learners can succeed in today's more rigorous classrooms, but how.

Pariticpants will:

  • Explore why scaffolding for ELs is esstential to their academic engagement.
  • Define scaffolding and explore three categories of scaffolding (materials and resources, instructions, and student grouping) for scaffolding instruction for ELs.
  • Discuss strategies for planning scaffolded lessons for ELs.
  • Apply strategies for scaffolding content lessons for ELs at different levels of English proficiency.
  • And much more!

About the Presenter:

Diane founded SupportEd (formerly DSF Consulting) in 2011 as a way to serve all stakeholders who work to help ELs realize their full potential. At SupportEd, Diane serves as project lead for all the team’s work and communicates directly with clients. Some recent projects include developing a suite of five blended EL professional development modules for the National Education Association, creating a set of English language proficiency standards for adults and an online training module for the U.S. Department Education in partnership with the American Institutes for Research, revising the P-12 Professional Teaching Standards for TESOL International Association, and providing ESOL program support and technical assistance to the Syracuse City School District (NY). Diane is an author of four books, a blogger for the Colorín Colorado website, and a frequent keynote presenter on EL education at conferences across North America. Diane was a research associate at George Washington University’s Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, spent a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA, and taught English in Mexico and Germany. Diane earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Literacy at George Mason University. She earned her MAT in TESOL at the School for International Training and her Masters in German at Penn State University. She lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband, three elementary age kids who are in a Spanish immersion program in their public school, a dog, a few fish, and an elderly hamster. Diane speaks fluent Spanish and German, grew up on a dairy farm in New York State’s Finger Lakes region, and is a first-generation college graduate.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:00:00
Unlocking ELs Potential: Making Content Accessible - March 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21359&memberid=46 Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D, Founder and President of SupportEd, National EL Authority and best selling author of Unlocking English Learners' Potenial

Cost: includes lunch both days and a copy of Unlocking English Learners' Potential

  • $80/person CESA 2 Title III Consortium
  • $80/person CESA 2 Consortium Buy-in
  • $80/person CESA 2 Immigrant Grant
  • $450/person all other districts

Description: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will join us at CESA 2 for a two-day workshop series! Her new best selling book, Unlocking English Learners' Potential, is a once-in-a-generation text for assisting a new generation of students.

Content teachers and EL teachers, take special note: if you're looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challening content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete!

The question is not if English learners can succeed in today's more rigorous classrooms, but how.

Pariticpants will:

  • Explore why scaffolding for ELs is esstential to their academic engagement.
  • Define scaffolding and explore three categories of scaffolding (materials and resources, instructions, and student grouping) for scaffolding instruction for ELs.
  • Discuss strategies for planning scaffolded lessons for ELs.
  • Apply strategies for scaffolding content lessons for ELs at different levels of English proficiency.
  • And much more!

About the Presenter:

Diane founded SupportEd (formerly DSF Consulting) in 2011 as a way to serve all stakeholders who work to help ELs realize their full potential. At SupportEd, Diane serves as project lead for all the team’s work and communicates directly with clients. Some recent projects include developing a suite of five blended EL professional development modules for the National Education Association, creating a set of English language proficiency standards for adults and an online training module for the U.S. Department Education in partnership with the American Institutes for Research, revising the P-12 Professional Teaching Standards for TESOL International Association, and providing ESOL program support and technical assistance to the Syracuse City School District (NY). Diane is an author of four books, a blogger for the Colorín Colorado website, and a frequent keynote presenter on EL education at conferences across North America. Diane was a research associate at George Washington University’s Center for Excellence and Equity in Education, spent a decade as an ESOL teacher, dual language assessment teacher, and ESOL assessment specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA, and taught English in Mexico and Germany. Diane earned her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Literacy at George Mason University. She earned her MAT in TESOL at the School for International Training and her Masters in German at Penn State University. She lives in Fairfax, VA with her husband, three elementary age kids who are in a Spanish immersion program in their public school, a dog, a few fish, and an elderly hamster. Diane speaks fluent Spanish and German, grew up on a dairy farm in New York State’s Finger Lakes region, and is a first-generation college graduate.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:00:00
ACP Career Cruising Spring Technical Assistance - March 18, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21436&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:00:00 Title I Network: ESSA & Mathematics - March 19, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21446&memberid=46 Presenter: Guest speakers TBA

Cost: $0, includes lunch

Description: These events are designed to support the Title I Coordinators within districts as they implement  federal ESSA law and to offer best practice learning and networking.

 

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:00:00
Leadership & Coaching for Systems Change - March 21, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20629&memberid=46 FOR INFO & REGISTRATION: https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=20612

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:00:00
RSN Student Services Director Meeting - March 21, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21924&memberid=46 Presenter: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN Student Services Director Meeting is to connect Student Services Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. All CESA2 Student Services Directors are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:00:00
Working on the Work (WOW) - April 3, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20105&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(S) for our 2018-19 anchor event of this highly successful professional development series.

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are: 1) tailored to meet your local needs; 2) maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement; and 3) integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Presenter: CESA facilitated

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.

Lunch included.

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Wed, 03 Apr 2019 08:00:00
Working on the Work (WOW) @ Monona Grove - April 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20114&memberid=46 SAVE THE DATE(S) for our 2018-19 anchor event of this highly successful professional development series.

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are: 1) tailored to meet your local needs; 2) maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement; and 3) integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Presenter: CESA facilitated

No cost; please register to ensure adequate materials.

Lunch included.

Questions? Contact:
Lynee Tourdot | lynee.tourdot@cesa2.org

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - April 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21611&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

NEXT MEETING(S):
May 2, 2019

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:00:00
Taking Action in 7-10 Mathematics: 3 Day Series - April 4, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21942&memberid=46 Presenters: Steven Mijajlovic and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $450, includes lunch and book Taking Action - NCTM by DeAnn Huinker

Description: The three day series will focus on Taking Action to implement effective mathematics teaching practices in middle school and high school classes.  The series will focus on mathematics discourse, integrating technology that aligns with units of study, and pushing students to develop higher order thinking.

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.  Steven taught mathematics in Chicago Public Schools and the suburbs, and most recently was working as a STEM Curriculum and Instructional Coach in the Chicago suburbs.  Steven received his Master of Science in Education with a focus in Secondary Mathematics Education at Northwestern University.  His research focused on developing student thinking through writing and discourse.

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

 

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Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:00:00
RSN New Director Network Meeting - April 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21871&memberid=46 Presenter/Facilitator: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN New Director Networking meeting is to connect New Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. Directors with three or fewer years of experience are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:30:00
Early Childhood Network Meeting - April 5, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21964&memberid=46 Presenters: Nicole Aldworth and Karen Russell

Cost: Free, includes lunch

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

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

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

About the Presenters: 

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

 

 

 

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Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:30:00
Taking Action in 2-8 Mathematics: 3 Day Series - April 9, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21936&memberid=46 Presenters: Steven Mijajlovoc and Mary Jo Ziegler

Cost: $375, includes lunch and book Taking Action - NCTM by DeAnn Hunker

Description: This three day series will give teachers opportunities to collaborate around the Math Standards of Practice as they dive into Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, and Geometry.

Day 1: Algebraic Thinking  

Day 2: Fractions

Day 3: Geometry

Walk away with hands-on activities that engage students in mathematical discourse and higher level thinking within mathematics classrooms.

About the Presenters:

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, 09 Apr 2019 08:30:00
EC Indicator Training - April 10, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21899&memberid=46 Everything You Need to Know About the Early Childhood Indicators

 

Come join this interactive training that will address everything that is needed to effectively engage in the Early Childhood Indicators.

Training will cover:

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Indicator 6 – Preschool Environments

  • What is Indicator 6

  • Accurate Coding and Use of the Decision Tree

  • WISEdata Reporting

  • State Targets

 

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Indicator 7 – Child Outcomes

  • What is Indicator 7

  • Three Outcome Areas

  • How to Access, Collect Evidence and Determine Ratings

  • Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Application

  • State Targets

 

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Indicator 12 – Birth to 3 Program Transition

  • What is Indicator 12

  • Transition Planning Conferences and Interagency Agreements

  • Accurate and Timely Reporting

  • Program Participation System (PPS) Application

  • State Target

Audience:    Early Childhood Special Education and Related Service Providers, Directors of Special Education as well as any staff involved in the determining and reporting of the early childhood indicators.

 

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:30:00
TA Network Series - April 11, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21074&memberid=46 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

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:00:00
WI Information and Technology Literacy Standards Integration - April 17, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21578&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $175, includes lunch

Description: WI recently published the Information and Technology Literacy Standards based on the ISTE student standards.  Now it is time for us to integrate these standards across the content areas. Come collaborate, unpack, and pack those standards back into a format that works for your local learning environment.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:30:00
2019 Homeless Summit - April 24, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21447&memberid=46 Held at: CESA 2 - Whitewater Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:00:00 ELL Network - April 25, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21442&memberid=46 ELL Network Dates '18-'19: Sep. 26, Nov. 6, Feb. 26, & Apr. 25

Presenter: Tere Masiarchin, CESA 2 Senior Director of Language & Culture

Cost:

  • $0 Title III Consortium
  • $0 Consortium Buy-in
  • $680/person ELL Network Member

Description: The CESA 2 ELL Network provides high quality professional development and program support to school districts and teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse students. We facilitate the sharing of ideas, resources, and expertise within our member districts.

Morning Focus: DPI updates, ESSA requirements, ACCESS updates and timelines, Family Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teachings and Learning, and ELL program development.

Afternoon Focus: Unlocking ELs Potential, Book for each participant. The author of the book will join us for two webinars throughout the year.

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

ELL NETWORK

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

 

About the Presenter:

Tere MasiarchinTere 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.

 

 

 

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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:00:00
Leadership & Coaching for Systems Change - April 30, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=20629&memberid=46 FOR INFO & REGISTRATION: https://login.myquickreg.com/register/event/event.cfm?eventid=20612

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Tue, 30 Apr 2019 08:00:00
CESA 2 Superintendent PAC Meeting - May 2, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21612&memberid=46 CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of CESA 2's 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly to guide the agency, for professional netowrking, and for shared learning. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. 

  1.   8:00 Check-in / Networking
  2.   8:30 Round Table Discussions (3 different topics)
  3.   9:30 Presentation
  4. 11:00 Reports (WASDA, UWW, CESA 2)
  5. 11:30 State updates (DPI, SIS, 90/94)
  6. 12:00 Adjourn

2018-19 PAC Meeting Agendas can be found HERE

 

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Thu, 02 May 2019 08:00:00
Technology Leadership Network - May 7, 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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Tue, 07 May 2019 09:00:00
Trauma Sensitive Schools Awareness Training - May 8, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21969&memberid=46 Presenters: Elizabeth Freeman and Karen Russell

Cost: $110

Description: This training will support schools in beginning the transformative journey towards becoming a Trauma Sensitive School. Covered topics include Adverse Childhood Experiences, the universal approach to Trauma Sensitive Schools, and the importance of staff wellness. Participants will end the training with ideas of how to further the journey.

This training will satisfy 3 hour ACE/TSS training requirement as outlined in the Department of Justice School Safety Grant. Please note that this training is a standardized offering. DPI has collaborated with SaintA, Trauma Sensitive Education, LLC, the Wisconsin Safe and Health Schools Center, the 12 CESAs, and the Wisconsin Coalition of Religious and Independent Schools.

About the Presenters:

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Wed, 08 May 2019 08:30:00
UMS Meeting for Educator Effectiveness - May 15, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21326&memberid=46 Presenter: Valerie Schmitz

Cost: $0

UMS meetings are for the people in districts who run the back end of the program Frontline/MLP for the district EE process. At the meetings we go through updates, changes, and ways to use the program. TheJuly 18th meeting is essential because it will help the district get set up correctly for the coming year.

UMS Meeting dates: July 18, September 19, January 23 and May 15

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Wed, 15 May 2019 09:00:00
Future Ready Leadership Planning: 3 Day Series - May 16, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21594&memberid=46 Presenter: Beth Clarke

Cost: $475, includes lunch

Description: Districts across the nation are taking the Future Ready Schools Pledge.  What does that mean? Learn about the seven gears and how they work together with the WI Digital Learning Plan.  Bring your leadership team to learn how to apply the framework to your local context to build your future ready schools plan.  P.S. This is a comprehensive district plan: team suggestions include Superintendent, C&I Director, Tech Director, Principals, Library Media Specialists, and lead-teachers.

About the Presenter: 

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Thu, 16 May 2019 09:00:00
RSN Student Services Director Meeting & WCASS Awards Breakfast - May 23, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21925&memberid=46 Presenter: Gail Anderson & TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN Student Services Director Meeting is to connect Student Services Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. All CESA2 Student Services Directors are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

About the Presenter:

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.

 

 

 

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Thu, 23 May 2019 09:00:00
TA Network Series - June 11, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21075&memberid=46 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

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:00:00
RSN New Director Network Meeting - June 14, 2019 https://www.cesa2.org/pro/event_viewMQR.cfm?eventid=21872&memberid=46 Presenter/Facilitator: TBD

Cost: Free

Description: The objective for the RSN New Director Networking meeting is to connect New Directors to each other and resources to advance academic achievement and social-emotional competencies for students. Directors with three or fewer years of experience are welcome. These events are supported through a WI DPI IDEA Discretionary grant.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:30:00