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2018 Fall Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:00 am Con­fer­ence Check-​in & Con­ti­nen­tal Breakfast
8:00 am — 11:45 am

peteHallMorning Keynote - Pete Hall

Child­hood trauma is real, and it’s more preva­lent than we think. In this infor­ma­tive, inter­ac­tive, and thought-​provoking ses­sion, for­mer award-​winning prin­ci­pal Pete Hall (co-​author of Fos­ter­ing Resilient Learn­ers: Strate­gies for cre­at­ing a trauma-​sensitive class­room) will share some data on ACEs, intro­duce you to some brain sci­ence about trauma, and enlighten you to this amaz­ing real­ity: trauma is a word, not a sentence.

Build­ing a com­mon vocab­u­lary, under­stand­ing life’s stres­sors, and main­tain­ing your OWN reg­u­la­tion is every bit as impor­tant as help­ing your stu­dents. AND it’s the nec­es­sary pre­req­ui­site. Learn strate­gies for main­tain­ing your cool under pres­sure, clar­i­fy­ing your pur­pose, and embrac­ing the con­cepts of rela­tion­ships and grace as we col­lab­o­ra­tively build a cul­ture of safety for our stu­dents, fam­i­lies, staffs, and com­mu­ni­ties. If we’re going to be good to oth­ers, first and fore­most we’ve got to be good to ourselves.

11:45 am — 12:45 pm Lunch
1:002:15 pm

Break­out 1
Briarwood/​Ebony The Great Hall

Div­ing into Vision­ary Lead­er­ship - Pete Hall

How do you main­tain your focus when you’re just try­ing to make it through the day? Work and learn about ways to cul­ti­vate a clear, shared vision, and com­pel your stake­hold­ers to work tire­lessly towards it.

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Pedi­atric Brain Devel­op­ment:
From Con­cep­tion to Matu­rity -
Dr. Brian Fidlin

This pre­sen­ta­tion will be a straight-​forward dis­cus­sion of ado­les­cent brain devel­op­ment and the impact that this has on deci­sion mak­ing, emo­tions and risk tak­ing. Spe­cial empha­sis will be placed on cur­rent trends in ado­les­cent men­tal health issues and the topic of sub­stance abuse.

2:152:30 pm Break
2:303:45 pm

Break­out 2
Briarwood/​Ebony The Great Hall

Dig­ging Self-​Reflection - Pete Hall

What’s the dif­fer­ence between excel­lence and medi­oc­rity? It’s the abil­ity to reflect fre­quently, accu­rately, and deeply about some­thing. Learn the ins and outs of effec­tive self-​reflective habits, how to grow them in our­selves, and how to build oth­ers’ capac­ity in this engag­ing, mind-​opening ses­sion.

pdfHandout

Pedi­atric Brain Devel­op­ment:
From Con­cep­tion to Matu­rity -
Dr. Brian Fidlin

This pre­sen­ta­tion will be a straight-​forward dis­cus­sion of ado­les­cent brain devel­op­ment and the impact that this has on deci­sion mak­ing, emo­tions and risk tak­ing. Spe­cial empha­sis will be placed on cur­rent trends in ado­les­cent men­tal health issues and the topic of sub­stance abuse.

4:005:00

New Direc­tors - Lawrence Room

Are you new to cur­ricu­lum respon­si­bil­i­ties? The WASCD New Direc­tors Pro­gram is a men­tor pro­gram designed to help illu­mi­nate the path of a sucess­ful instruc­tional leader by con­nect­ing to the wis­dom and expe­ri­ence of sea­soned cur­ricu­lum, instruc­tion and assess­ment lead­ers. This is an infor­ma­tional meet and greet for you to get some resources and learn about the program.

5:309:00 pm

WASCD Social
the Leg Lamp Lodge at The Bar (aprox. 1 block away)
Casual Din­ner /​Cash Bar /​Live Entertainment

Enjoy an assort­ment of com­pli­men­tary appe­tiz­ers, a cash bar and enter­tain­ment from WASCD Past Pres­i­dent Tony Fron­tier and Paino Brew. This event is a great way to net­work with fel­low edu­ca­tors and leaders.

Friday, October 5, 2018

7:00 am Hot Break­fast Buf­fet
WASCD Annual Meet­ing 7:308:00 am
8:009:00 am

Break­out 1

Robotics and A.I.: Ensuring students are college, career, and community ready 2030 and beyond

Briarwood/Ebony

Audi­ence: K-​12, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion: The first step in prepar­ing stu­dents for their future is learn­ing about what that future will be. Learn how the Oshkosh Area School Dis­trict takes what they have learned about a future dom­i­nated by A.I. and robot­ics and cre­ated an edu­ca­tional sys­tem rich in expe­ri­ences of value in 2030 and beyond. Spe­cial focus will be given on an opti­mistic view of this future and how school sys­tems can posi­tion them­selves to give stu­dents skills that will be in high demand.

Par­tic­i­pants will be able to:

  • Gain knowl­edge in recent and future devel­op­ments in A.I. and Robot­ics and how these changes will impact K-​12 education.
  • Gain knowl­edge in how to com­mu­ni­cate future changes to school and com­mu­nity lead­ers so they can sup­port pro­gram­matic improvements
  • Work with ses­sion par­tic­i­pants to iden­tify their dis­trict and pro­grams abil­ity to pre­pare stu­dents for 2030 and beyond.
  • Work with ses­sion par­tic­i­pants to brain­storm short and long term improve­ment steps

Dave Gund­lach
WASCD Board Mem­ber
Deputy Super­in­ten­dent
Oshkosh Area School District

Hand­outs
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Nurturing Healthy Kids & Resilient Communities

Linden/Rosewood

Audi­ence: Ele­men­tary, Mid­dle, Junior High, High School, K-​12, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion: Explore ways in which the school envi­ron­ment, phys­i­cal and men­tal health, and nature can improve stu­dent and staff well­ness and increase learn­ing out­comes. Learn how to strengthen learner and com­mu­nity resiliency by con­nect­ing stu­dents with their place through con­tent– and literacy-​rich opport

Vic­to­ria Ryd­berg
Envi­ron­men­tal Edu­ca­tion Con­sul­tant
Depart­ment of Pub­lic Instruction
dpilogo web

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Joyful Learning in the Classroom via Awareness, Action, & Achievement

Crown/Bond

Audi­ence: Middle/​Junior High, High School, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion: Troy Wittmann will dis­cuss active learn­ing strate­gies that bring out the very best in our stu­dents. These tech­niques include stu­dent engage­ment, role-​play, flex­i­bil­ity in think­ing, ques­tion­ing and prob­lem solv­ing, per­sis­tence, and so much more. Troy will impart the impor­tance of these intel­li­gent class­room behav­iors through sto­ry­telling, numer­ous visu­als, and plenty of audi­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. Troy will also share sev­eral ideas related to effec­tive tech­nol­ogy inte­gra­tion. Atten­dees will be asked to share their ideas as well.

Par­tic­i­pants will:

  • Exam­ine three active learn­ing strate­gies to help your stu­dents meet their learn­ing objectives
  • Ana­lyze two forms of tech­nol­ogy and effec­tively incor­po­rate them into your instruction.

Troy Wittman
Teacher
Maple­wood Mid­dle School
Menasha Joint Area School District

Hand­outs
pdfHandout 1
pdfHandout 2 


Happiness and Mental Aikido

Lawerence

Audi­ence: Ele­men­tary, Middle/​Junior High, High School, K-​12, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion: Hap­pi­ness leads to suc­cess, not the other way around! Har­ness­ing hap­pi­ness through learn­ing the 4 paths of Men­tal Aikido Enlight­en­ment will trans­form one’s life and give them tools to find suc­cess — maybe even an Orange Head­band of Enlightenment!

Par­tic­i­pants will be able to:

  • Under­stand the role hap­pi­ness plays cre­at­ing success
  • Use spe­cific tac­tics to make them­selves and oth­ers hap­pier and more successful

Aaron Sad­off
Dis­trict admin­is­tra­tor
North Fond du Lac

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The 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools - Part 1

Oaktag/Parchment

This is a spe­cial 2 part series.

Audi­ence: Ele­men­tary, Middle/​Junior High, High School, K-​12, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion Par­tic­i­pants will learn about the preva­lence of trauma and adver­sity in the lives of our stu­dents. We will dis­cuss how this impacts stu­dents emo­tion­ally, socially, and devel­op­men­tally and learn strate­gies to increase reg­u­la­tion, rela­tion­ship and rea­son to be for stu­dents in the classroom.


Sara Daniels
Senior Trainer
SaintA

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9:009:15 am Break
9:1510:15 am

Break­out 2

#BeTheDifference With Youth Mental Health First Aid

Briarwood/Ebony

Audi­ence: Middle/​Junior High, High School, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion: One in five youth ages 13 to 18 lives with a men­tal health con­di­tion. That means in a class of 25, five stu­dents are impacted. That’s why it’s so impor­tant for all adults work­ing in the school set­ting to take Youth Men­tal Health First<br /​> Aid, an 8-​hour course that teaches par­tic­i­pants how to help ado­les­cents expe­ri­enc­ing a men­tal health or sub­stance use chal­lenge. This ses­sion will pro­vide a brief overview of the YMHFA pro­gram and infor­ma­tion on how you can sched­ule this 8-​hour work­shop in your school or dis­trict for free.

Par­tic­i­pants will be able to:

  • Describe what Youth Men­tal Health First Aid is and explain the rea­sons why those who work with young peo­ple would want to become a Men­tal Health First Aider.

Stephanie Feld­ner
Direc­tor of Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment
CESA #8


Hand­outs
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Mindfulness: Implementation and Outcomes

Linden/Rosewood

Audi­ence: Ele­men­tary, Teachers

Descrip­tion: Research is start­ing to show the many pos­i­tive effects of teach­ing and prac­tic­ing mind­ful­ness in schools. Schools hop­ing to build atten­tion, com­pas­sion, and emo­tion reg­u­la­tion skills may ben­e­fit from imple­ment­ing school-​wide mind­ful­ness prac­tice. Mind­ful­ness can be a sim­ple, effec­tive way to help chil­dren build a vari­ety of aca­d­e­mic and social-​emotional skills. This pre­sen­ta­tion will review the imple­men­ta­tion of a mind­ful­ness cur­ricu­lum at the ele­men­tary level. Infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram uti­lized as well as the effects of the mind­ful­ness prac­tice will be shared. Teacher insights and per­cep­tions will be discussed.

Par­tic­i­pants will be able to:

  • Imple­ment basic mind­ful­ness strategies.
  • Iden­tify pos­i­tive out­comes to mind­ful­ness implementation.
  • Iden­tify basic brain func­tions as they per­tain to mind­ful­ness practice.
  • Iden­tify strate­gies for school-​wide or class­room implementation.

Kris­ten Lauda
School Coun­selor
Shady Lane Ele­men­tary
School Dis­trict of Menomonee Falls


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Belonging, Significance, and Fun-- Implementing Responsive Classroom Practices for Joyful Learning

Crown/Bond

Audi­ence: Ele­men­tary

Descrip­tion: In this intro­duc­tion to the Respon­sive Class­room approach, you’ll learn how Respon­sive Class­room prac­tices help edu­ca­tors fos­ter pos­i­tive com­mu­nity, inte­grate aca­d­e­mics with the teach­ing of social and emo­tional skills, and cre­ate the con­di­tions for pos­i­tive stu­dent behav­ior. We will explore how Respon­sive Class­room builds resiliency, our staff approach to imple­men­ta­tion and small/​large scale out­comes of Respon­sive Class­room Imple­men­ta­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants will leave with easy to use learn­ing struc­tures that will engage and ener­gize staff and stu­dents. Resources, sto­ries, and engag­ing activ­i­ties will be shared and celebrated!

Par­tic­i­pants will have a:

  • Under­stand­ing of the basics of the Respon­sive Class­room Approach
  • Under­stand­ing of how the Respon­sive Class­room Approach builds resilience and joy­ful learning
  • Engaged learn­ing strate­gies used can also be used in the classroom
  • Resources high­lighted for more infor­ma­tion­Learn­ing Targets:

Tina Miller
Ele­men­tary Prin­ci­pal and Cer­ti­fied Respon­sive Class­room Facil­i­ta­tor
Howe Ele­men­tary
Wis­con­sin Rapids

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Growth Mindset 2.0: Creating a Caring Classroom

Lawrence

Audi­ence: K-​12, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion: Edu­ca­tion is dif­fi­cult work, and it’s under­stand­able that our “bat­ter­ies run low” on occa­sion, but for the sake of our stu­dents, we need to stay “fully-​charged” and ready to give our best every­day. In order to build edu­ca­tors’ and stu­dents’ resilience in chal­leng­ing times, we need to reframe our think­ing.

This pre­sen­ta­tion helps us reframe our think­ing with a brief overview/​review of Dr. Carol Dweck’s Growth Mind­set Frame­work, but most of the ses­sion will focus on prac­ti­cal strate­gies for build­ing a growth mind­set at the class­room level. Specif­i­cally, we will explore how to estab­lish a growth-​oriented learn­ing envi­ron­ment, build strong stu­dent teacher rela­tion­ships, and com­mu­ni­cate high expec­ta­tions so that all stu­dents can thrive in a car­ing class­room.

Ses­sion Out­comes:

Par­tic­i­pants will be able to:

  • Inte­grate growth mind­set fea­tures into a classroom/​school design.
  • Write two SMART goals related to how they will build rela­tion­ships with students/​teachers.
  • Develop at least one con­crete action step for com­mu­ni­cat­ing high expec­ta­tions to others.

Chris Van Hoof
WASCD Past Pres­i­dent
Direc­tor of CIA
CESA #8


Hand­outs
Presentation


The 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools - Part 2

Oaktag/Parchment

This is a spe­cial 2 part series.

Audi­ence: Ele­men­tary, Middle/​Junior High, High School, K-​12, Admin­is­tra­tion, Instruc­tional Lead­ers, Teach­ers, Cur­ricu­lum Directors

Descrip­tion This ses­sion will be a con­tin­u­a­tion of the pre­vi­ous ses­sion. In this ses­sion we will focus on the impor­tance of main­tain­ing care­giver capac­ity for our edu­ca­tors through school cul­ture and self-​care strate­gies. We will also dis­cuss strate­gies to assess school readi­ness and move from aware­ness to implementation.


Sara Daniels
Senior Trainer
SaintA

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10:1510:30

Break

10:30 am — 12:00 pm

General Session

Chris Hansen -  Joyful Learning


WASCD pub­li­ca­tions present a vari­ety of views. The views expressed or implied in the pre­sen­ta­tion mate­ri­als are not nec­es­sar­ily offi­cial posi­tions of WASCD.

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