Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom: Opportunities for All Students to Listen, Learn and Lead
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom: Opportunities for All Students to Listen, Learn and Lead

Peg's book offers practical techniques and research-based suggestions where all

students, regardless of their abilities, are actively engaged in a vigorous, scaffolded, differentiated classroom taught by a compassionate, equitable teacher. With 25 years of classroom expertise and 27 years of parent experience, Peg shares her down-to-earth suggestions for building classroom community and embracing all learners. She offers concrete suggestions in creating respectful parent and student partnerships meant to empower students and expect theirsuccess, and finally, she designs respectful ways to encourage teachers to support each other and the teaching profession. 

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How to Develop an Urban Co-Serving Literacy Model
Nov
19
to Nov 20

How to Develop an Urban Co-Serving Literacy Model

  • Special Education Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this presentation, we will define, discuss and demonstrate the co-serving model of teaching. This model highlights the value of collaboration and support among teachers and the empowerment and engagement of all student abilities. We will address the diverse literacy needs of students and show how to embed literacy in culturally-responsive ways. Utilizing research, resources and reflection, we willoffer perspectives from a reading specialist, special ed teacher and an instructional coach.

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How to F.R.A.M.E. (Focus, Reach, Achieve, Model and Encourage) the First Ten Minutes of Your Class
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

How to F.R.A.M.E. (Focus, Reach, Achieve, Model and Encourage) the First Ten Minutes of Your Class

  • WCTE (Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During the first 10 minutes, relationships, engagement and motivation are necessary for student learning. In this interactive presentation, we will write Focused Learning Targets and Success Criteria, explore ways to Reach all students, show examples of Achievement and Modeling meant to low student concern and model Encouragement toward all students! 

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Washington-Ozaukee Reading Council
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Washington-Ozaukee Reading Council

Washington-Ozaukee Reading Council

In this interactive and collaborative presentation, I will share research-based strategies demonstrating how giving students’ choices can motivate and engage the developing reader. For many students, reading has been a mysterious concept that they have never quite mastered. Usually textbooks readings are assigned beyond their lexile level. As a result, students become frustrated, sometimes affecting their classroom behavior. Let’s offer them choices and opportunities for real, relevant and relatable methods of interaction with text.

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Oct
5
8:00 AM08:00

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Research, Resources, Skills and Strategies

Participants will understand and apply the connection among research, resources, skills and strategies. Participants will be given examples of researched articles linked to cross-curricular resources connected to specific skills related to content-area strategies. Progress monitoring tools will be provided.

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Character Education: Pathway to Student Success
Jun
20
8:00 AM08:00

Character Education: Pathway to Student Success

The ATLs (Approaches to Learning) are an integral part of the IB curriculum. The five ATLs (Communication, Social, Self-Management, Research and Thinking) support students to develop the skills they need to become life-long learners. We will define the skills, create ways to embed these skills into your classroom (academically, behaviorally and emotionally) and finally, align these skills to the whole child. Join me to discuss ways to apply the ATLs to support our students in creating a classroom of initiative, integrity and imagination.

 

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Waukesha Literacy Council
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Waukesha Literacy Council

How to Increase the Rigor of Your Writing Tasks

In this presentation, we will define rigor and authentic writing, showing participants how to give students opportunities that move beyond the basic writing format. We will focus on writing goals that demonstrate how to think critically, creatively and credibly.  In addition, I will demonstrate writing scaffolding tools meant to engage all writers in a culturally responsive way.  Let’s take the “mystery” out of writing and empower all students toward writing success. 

 

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ASCD Empower18
Mar
24
to Mar 26

ASCD Empower18

F.R.A.M.E.: How to F.R.A.M.E. the First 10 Minutes of Your Class

The first ten minutes of your class creates an environment that can create or deflate; therefore, it is crucial that certain criteria are met to assure that your students are prepared, positioned and positive for success. In this interactive presentation, I will demonstrate the F.R.A.M.E. Model, showcasing each particular criterion with examples and resources. In addition, each participant will receive the F.R.A.M.E. Checklist which gives students the opportunity to determine how they will F.R.A.M.E. their day and how they can achieve success within this Model.

 

 

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Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference
Mar
11
to Mar 12

Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

  • Madison Concourse Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Conference  Dates: March 11-12, 2018

Research, Resources, Skills and Strategies

Participants will understand and apply the connection among research, resources, skills, and strategies. Participants will be given examples of researched articles linked to cross-curricular resources connected to specific skills related to content-area strategies. Progress monitoring tools will be provided. As a result, participants will be able to create lessons based in research and grounded in skill using formative assessments. 

Register HERE

 

 

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Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Interlake Reading Council

How to Increase the Rigor of Your Writing Tasks

In this presentation, we will define rigor and authentic writing, showing participants how to give students opportunities that move beyond the basic writing format. We will focus on writing goals that demonstrate how to think critically, creatively and credibly.  In addition, I will demonstrate writing scaffolding tools meant to engage all writers in a culturally responsive way.  Let’s take the “mystery” out of writing and empower all students toward writing success.

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Southern Lakes Reading Council
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Southern Lakes Reading Council

In this presentation, we will define rigor and authentic writing, showing participants how to give students opportunities that move beyond the basic writing format. We will focus on writing goals that demonstrate how to think critically, creatively and credibly.  In addition, I will demonstrate writing scaffolding tools meant to engage all writers in a culturally responsive way.  Let’s take the “mystery” out of writing and empower all students toward writing success.

 

 

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Feb
8
2:45 PM14:45

WSRA AMPe It Up! How to Embed Authentic Writing in Art, Music and Physical Education without Giving Up the Class Objectives!

Most students don’t think of writing in their Art class, Music class or Physical Education class; however, imagine what could happen if students expect to write in these classes? Writing would not be restricted to English class or Social Studies; instead, students would see writing as a cross-curricular skill that is expected in all classes. In addition, writing can be embedded into these areas without taking away the objective of the class. The integrity of art, music and physical education would be maintained as students learn that writing is a goal shared by all teachers and all disciplines.

 

 

 

 

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Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

WSRA 2018 Conference: Exploring Through the Eyes of the Whole Child

F.R.A.M.E.: How to F.R.A.M.E. (Focus, Reach, Achieve, Model and Encourage) The First 10 Minutes of Your Class

The first ten minutes of your class creates an environment that can create or deflate; therefore, it is crucial that certain criteria are met to assure that your students are prepared, positioned and positive for success. In this interactive presentation, I will demonstrate the F.R.A.M.E. Model, showcasing each particular criterion with examples and resources. In addition, each participant will receive the F.R.A.M.E. Checklist which gives students the opportunity to determine how they will F.R.A.M.E. their day and how they can achieve success within this Model.

 

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WSRA'S Middle and High School Committee's Present: Foundations Framework in Literacy Featuring Dave Stuart, Jr.
Nov
4
7:30 AM07:30

WSRA'S Middle and High School Committee's Present: Foundations Framework in Literacy Featuring Dave Stuart, Jr.

  • Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Foundations Framework in Literary

There is a lot of clutter in the PD market when it comes to disciplinary literacy instruction, with most approaches emphasizing every standard as equal. The NonFreaked Out Approach holds no such presumptions, instead choosing to cut through the clutter by doggedly pursuing and dominating the core of competent, high-powered literacy instruction. Because of this, Dave’s workshop gives teachers across the content areas a rare, liberating, empowering permission: to build expertise with six high-impact, big-bang-for-your-buck instructional habits

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WSRA'S Middle and High School Committee's Present: Foundations Framework in Literacy Featuring Dave Stuart, Jr.
Nov
3
7:30 AM07:30

WSRA'S Middle and High School Committee's Present: Foundations Framework in Literacy Featuring Dave Stuart, Jr.

Foundations Framework in Literary

There is a lot of clutter in the PD market when it comes to disciplinary literacy instruction, with most approaches emphasizing every standard as equal. The NonFreaked Out Approach holds no such presumptions, instead choosing to cut through the clutter by doggedly pursuing and dominating the core of competent, high-powered literacy instruction. Because of this, Dave’s workshop gives teachers across the content areas a rare, liberating, empowering permission: to build expertise with six high-impact, big-bang-for-your-buck instructional habits

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We Are Literacy
Oct
30
to Oct 31

We Are Literacy

In this interactive and collaborative course, I will share research-based strategies and over 23 years of experience demonstrating how giving students’ choices of disciplinary text can motivate and engage the developing reader. For many students, disciplinary reading has been a mysterious concept that they have never quite mastered. Usually textbooks readings are assigned beyond their lexile level. As a result, students become frustrated, sometimes affecting their classroom behavior. Let’s offer them choices for disciplinary reading and opportunities for Accountable Talk to help motivate and engage them toward success!

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“Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader"
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

“Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader"

In this interactive and collaborative course, I will share research-based strategies and over 23 years of experience demonstrating how giving students’ choices of disciplinary text can motivate and engage the developing reader. For many students, disciplinary reading has been a mysterious concept that they have never quite mastered. Usually textbooks readings are assigned beyond their lexile level. As a result, students become frustrated, sometimes affecting their classroom behavior. Let’s offer them choices for disciplinary reading and opportunities for Accountable Talk to help motivate and engage them toward success!

 

 

 

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ILLINOIS READING CONFERENCE
Oct
7
8:00 AM08:00

ILLINOIS READING CONFERENCE

  • 201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue Peoria, IL, 61602 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How to Increase the Rigor of Your Writing Tasks

In this presentation, we will define rigor and authentic writing, showing participants how to give students opportunities that move beyond the basic writing format. We will focus on writing goals that demonstrate how to think critically, creatively and credibly.

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We Are Literacy
Jan
16
to Jan 17

We Are Literacy

This interactive presentation demonstrates how to connect each Element in Allington’s article, “Six Elements for Effective Reading Instruction” to research while aligned to a resource.  The research and resource become the foundation for the standards-based skill which is applied to a cross-curricular strategy.   Handouts distributed.

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Project Inclusion
Dec
28
9:00 AM09:00

Project Inclusion

High school students will learn the value of supporting their buddy in gaining independence, leadership skills and advocacy.  In addition, they will learn how to help to advocate for their buddy and how to be a good friend without compromising their buddy’s independence.

The second presentation focuses on how to engage and empower student leaders with disabilities to be more engaged in the leadership and our Best Buddies chapters.  The audience for this session is teachers and parents.

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Hot Topics in Literacy: Research, Resources, Skills and Strategies
Oct
15
8:00 AM08:00

Hot Topics in Literacy: Research, Resources, Skills and Strategies

  • University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will understand and apply the connection among research, resources, skills, and strategies. Participants will be given examples of researched articles linked to cross-curricular resources connected to specifi c skills related to content-area strategies. Progress monitoring tools will be provided. As a result, participants will be able to create lessons based in research and grounded in skill using formative assessments.

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Reading: Unlocking Opportunities: Research, Resources; Skills and Strategies
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Reading: Unlocking Opportunities: Research, Resources; Skills and Strategies

Each Element in Allington’s article, “Six Elements for Effective Reading Instruction,” is connected to research while aligned to a resource. The research and resource become the foundation for the standards-based skill which is applied to a cross-curricular strategy.

http://www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org/conference.html

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Unintentional Bias/Implicit Prejudice
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

Unintentional Bias/Implicit Prejudice

A Shared Vision for Urban Education: School, University & Community Partners: Conference at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Institute for Urban Education)

Using local/regional articles and research, we will define and identify unintentional bias and implicit prejudice in our schools.  As a collaborative team, we will discuss how to address these concepts in our classroom and develop ways to create open-mindedness, justice, and ultimately integrity among our students.

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