ILLINOIS READING CONFERENCE
Oct
7
8:00 am08:00

ILLINOIS READING CONFERENCE

  • 201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue Peoria, IL, 61602 United States

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.

AMPe It Up! How to Embed Authentic Writing in Art, Music and Physical Education without Giving Up the Class Objectives!
Oct
20
Oct 21

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

  • Viterbo University

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.

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader
Oct
27
Oct 28

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader

  • Madison, Wi

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!

Friday: 5:00-9:00
Saturday: 8:00-5:00

“Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader"
Oct
28
8:30 am08:30

“Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader"

  • Clow Hall Oshkosh, Wi

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!

 

 

 

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.RA.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.

 

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader
Feb
16
Feb 17

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader

  • Greenbay wisconsin

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!

Friday: 5:00-9:00
Saturday: 8:00-5:00
Green Bay Campus

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.

 

AMPe It Up! How to Embed Authentic Writing in Art, Music and Physical Education without Giving Up the Class Objectives!
Mar
9
Mar 10

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

  • Viterbo University

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.

AMPe It Up! How to Embed Authentic Writing in Art, Music and Physical Education without Giving Up the Class Objectives!
Apr
20
Apr 21

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

  • Viterbo University

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.

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader
Jun
26
Jun 27

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader

  • West Allis Wisconsin

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!

Tuesday: 8:00-3:00
Wednesday: 8:00-2:00
West Allis Campus

AMPe It Up! How to Embed Authentic Writing in Art, Music and Physical Education without Giving Up the Class Objectives!
Jul
17
Jul 18

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

  • Viterbo University

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.


Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader
Jun
19
Jun 20

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Adolescent Reader

  • 2323 S 109th St #375, Milwaukee, WI 53227

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!

Monday: 8:00-3:00
Tuesday: 8:00-2:00

We Are Literacy
Jan
16
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.

Project Inclusion
Dec
28
9:00 am09:00

Project Inclusion

  • Northwest YMCA

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.

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

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.

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.