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Monday, February 11
 

8:00am

Becoming a Social Justice Educator (What Educators Need to Know about Race, Class, Gender, and Other Systems of In
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Topics Include:
Begins with us, Identity Development of Systems Change
What Educators Need to Know about Race, Class, Gender, and Other Systems of Inequality
What can teachers do? Strategies for teaching for Equity in the Classroom and Beyond


Speakers
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Dr. Laurie Cooper Stoll

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 54601, 1433 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA

8:00am

John Hattie’s Visible Learning, Part I .
Limited Capacity seats available

  • -Learn about Hattie’s educational research
  • -Examine various effect sizes of educational practices
  • -Reflect on practices used in the classroom (No blame, no shame). 
  • -Evaluate high-leverage instructional strategies
  • -Develop plan to incorporate one new high-leverage instructional strategy.


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central High School, Room 232 La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

8:00am

John Hattie’s Visible Learning, Part II .
Limited Capacity seats available

Recap Hattie, Level 1: The effect sizes
Effect Sizes: Which of these surprised you?  Why do you think the effect sizes may not have been what you anticipated?
  • When Belief Intrudes on Reality
  • The Top 10 Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies
  • The 10 Mindframes for Educators
  • Reflection and Planning


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central HS Room 205

8:00am

Professional Learning Community (PLC)- Foundations, Part I .
Limited Capacity seats available

Quality co-planning and effective instructional design begins with the power of deeply-rooted, well-defined collaborative practices.  This workshop will introduce participants to the foundational design elements of a purposeful and productive PLC.  It is a great jumping “on” point for staff looking to begin PLC work or to realign their PLC practices for heightened effectiveness.
“A professional learning community is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.” The foundation of PLC rests upon four essential questions: 
  • What is it that we expect all students to learn? 
  • How will we know they are learning?
  • How will we respond if they don’t learn?
  • How will we respond if they already know it?
When teachers and administrators have reached consensus on their collective positions on those questions, they have built a solid foundation for a PLC.”


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central HS Room 208

8:00am

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Part I .
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will:
Understand the difference between UDL and Differentiated Instruction
Understand how variability impacts the classroom
Recognize barriers in the classroom
Understand the basic tenets of the UDL framework

Speakers

Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Longfellow LMC

8:00am

We Were Smart Enough to Get the ACE Science. Are We Now Brave Enough to Use It?
Limited Capacity seats available

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study is the largest study investigating how childhood stress and trauma impacts health and well-being across the lifespan. Understanding the role of trauma provides a new perspective on seemingly intractable challenges including high-risk behaviors, mental illness, health challenges and social problems. As an understanding of ACE impact increases, many schools are looking to become “trauma-informed”. But what does that really mean? Trauma-Informed Schools are all the talk, but a key concept is often missing. Complex problems, like impact of ACEs, cannot be fixed inside the walls of a school. To effectively respond to a complex problem, we need to change the conditions that are holding the problems in place. Therefore, we need a different framework than traditional models of collaboration and program planning. Learn how our community is wrapping around and partnering with schools to Create a Resilient & Trauma-Informed Community.
 
Participants will:
  • Learn how ACEs impact health and well-being across the lifespan
  • Increase understanding of what trauma informed looks like in action
  • Become an agent of change within their workplaces to build resilience
  • Explore the role of schools as one player on a community team
  • Gain insight into the community-wide effort to build a Resilient and Trauma-Informed Community (RTIC)

Speakers
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Lacie Ketelhut

Trauma Informed Care Community Coordinator, Gundersen Lutheran


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central LMC

8:00am

Fraction Frenzy- Grade 3-5
Limited Capacity filling up

  • Why are fractions so important? A weak foundation in fractions can affect students’ mathematical achievement as they advance through the grade levels and throughout life.
  •  How do we provide a solid foundation for understanding fractions?  We help students represent fractions in a variety of ways using manipulatives and models.
  • Join us to explore fractions and leave with activities you can use tomorrow. 


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Logan Middle School Gym

8:00am

Guided Reading- Jan Richardson K-2 .
Limited Capacity filling up

  • Discover how to use small groups, instructional texts and targeted teaching to support students in developing reading proficiency
  • Learn about the profiles of readers at different levels 
  • Use planning documents to pinpoint your instructional focus with sight words, comprehension, word study and guided writing


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Logan HS LMC

8:00am

Mentor Text Mania- Learning to Use Mentor Texts while teaching writing
Limited Capacity seats available

  • One of the most effective ways to teach writing is to use mentor texts.
  • Look at examples of good writing, especially when that writing is published work done by professional writers will enhance student success with writing
  • Find out ways mentor text support writers and inspire writing of all genres in the classroom
  • Explore quality literature and plan out some mentor text lessons to use in the classroom with your students


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Logan High School Small Gym

8:00am

Number Sense Is Not Nonsense K-2
Limited Capacity filling up

  • In this section, will will focus some attention on Rekenreks and Base Ten Block.  We will also learn exactly what number sense is and its purpose.
  • Number sense cannot be taught – it is a result of rich mathematical tasks connected to each person's own experiences. A true sense of number is much more than being able to write numerals, count objects, memorize facts and follow steps to solve number problems.
  • Number sense refers to a child's fluidity and flexibility with numbers and what numbers mean as well as an ability to perform mental mathematics and to look at the world and make comparisons.


    Number Sense:
    • encourages students to think flexibly 
    • promotes confidence with numbers, and 
    • develops the foundation needed for even simple arithmetic, let alone more complex mathematics.


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Hogan Room 209

8:00am

Superb Reading Strategies - Jennifer Serravallo 3-5
Limited Capacity seats available

*Learn about goal directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups and whole class.
*Develop goals for every reader.
*Guide readers with prompts aligned to strategies.  

Speakers

Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central HS 210

8:00am

Writers Workshop .
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you found yourself unsure how to navigate the Units of Study texts to implement your Writing Workshop?  If so, this course is for you!  Participants will not only learn some tips and tricks for utilizing this resources, but will also have an opportunity to dig further into the "What" Writing Workshop is, and "How" to both plan and implement a Writing Mini-lesson to make your Writing Workshop effective so that students can thrive as writers.

Speakers

Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central HS Room 207

8:00am

Transforming Instructional Design in an instructional Block Design, Part II
Limited Capacity full

*Review Best Practices of Block Classes  (brain science)
*Action Videos, view District classroom teacher practices demonstrating the transformation of instruction in a block setting
*Identify the Danger of Lecture-As-Teaching Mindset
*Applying and Planning for transforming your instructional practices




Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Lincoln Middle School, Room 211

8:00am

Transforming Instructional Design, Part II
Limited Capacity filling up

Module 2:
*Review of UbD foundations
*Shared reading of "Three Lessons for Teachers and Key Takeaways" from Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
*Review of lesson design and components
*Supported work time for applying UbD within PLC, departments or grade levels, as appropriate

Please bring curriculum/pacing documents


Monday February 11, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Central HS Room 201