• Trauma Invested Practices 

    Join WASCD in wel­com­ing Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, authors of the ASCD book Fos­ter­ing Resilient Learn­ers: Strate­gies for Cre­at­ing a Trauma–Sen­si­tive Class­room. This3-​part seriesexplores an urgent and grow­ing issue —child­hood trauma — and its pro­found effect on learn­ing and teach­ing. Hear from Pete Hall in this short video.

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  • WASCD 2018 Fall Conference 

    Join us for two days focus­ing on Build­ing Resiliency & Cre­at­ing Joy­ful Learn­ing in Chal­leng­ing Times. This year’s fea­tured speak­ers are Pete Hall, author of Fos­ter­ing Resilient Learn­ers (ASCD 2016), and Dr. Brian Fidlin, who’s pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ences have focused on assist­ing fam­i­lies, ado­les­cents, and chil­dren who are expe­ri­enc­ing severe men­tal health, sub­stance abuse issues and addictions.

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2017 Fall Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

8:00 am Pre-​Conference Check-​in & Con­ti­nen­tal Breakfast
9:00 am — 3:00 pm

 MT Pix Current 683x1024Marcia Tate - Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites

Have you ever won­dered why some stu­dents can­not under­stand or recall impor­tant con­tent after a 24-​hour period? If your stu­dents are not learn­ing the way you are teach­ing them, then you must teach them the way they learn!

Expe­ri­ence 20 instruc­tional strate­gies based on brain research and learn­ing style the­ory that max­i­mize mem­ory and min­i­mize for­get­ting. Increase learn­ing for all stu­dents when strate­gies like draw­ing, metaphor, move­ment, music, and sto­ry­telling are used to teach cur­ricu­lum objec­tives and meet inter­na­tional stan­dards. Explore research that shows why these strate­gies are prefer­able to oth­ers. Ensure that brains retain key con­cepts – not only for tests, but for life!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

7:00 am Con­fer­ence Check-​in & Con­ti­nen­tal Breakfast
7:30 New Direc­tors Pro­gram Meet­ing (Learn More)
8:00 am — 10:00 am

2969680 orig 1Morning Keynote - Manny Scott

Manny shares his story, and sev­eral eye-​opening insights, of how, through hard work and with the help of oth­ers, he went from being an “unreach­able,” “unteach­able” stu­dent to becom­ing a suc­cess­ful stu­dent, hus­band, father, entre­pre­neur, and pub­lic servant.

Manny will share, sev­eral proven prac­tices and prin­ci­ples that engage, equip, and empower peo­ple every­where to reach youth. Based on his doc­toral research and own life expe­ri­ences, Manny explains how to per­suade oth­ers to turn the page and take proac­tive steps to improve the qual­ity of their lives. These are tools that oth­ers used to reach Manny, and tools that lead­ers every­where can use right now to begin impact­ing the lives of oth­ers with incred­i­ble success.

10:0010:15 am Break
10:1511:30 am

Ses­sion 1

The Curi­ous Class­room: Teach­ing with Student-​Directed Inquiry

Steve New­comer

Deb Zaf­firo


What the New Infor­ma­tion and Tech­nol­ogy Stan­dards Mean for Con­tent Areas

Jan­ice Mertes
Chad Kliefoth


Build an Effec­tive Cur­ric­u­lar Review Process Through Con­tent Team Leader Imple­men­ta­tion

Kelly Seichter

Keri Adelmeyer
Kate McNulty

Learn­ers Unite: Per­son­al­ize Learn­ing to Col­lab­o­rate Across Age Groups

Michael Moham­mad

Elm­brook Schools
Con­nect­ing Stu­dent Learn­ing and Instruc­tional Prac­tice in Math­e­mat­ics

Eric Kan­ters

WI Insti­tute of Mathematics
11:30 am — 12:30 pm Lunch
12:301:45 pm

Ses­sion 2

Dig­i­tal Port­fo­lios in the Class­room

Matt Ren­wick

Min­eral Point

Address­ing Social Jus­tice throught Place-​based Learn­ing

Vic­to­ria Ryd­berg — DPI

Susan Schuller — UW — Stevens Point

Pur­pose­fully Cre­at­ing a Cul­ture of Lit­er­acy at the Middle/​High School Level

Adam Broten

School Dis­trict of North Fond du Lac

A Growth Mind­set Jour­ney

Jody Heipp
Megan Grisolono
Deb Hub­bard


Teach­ing Sci­ence: The Next Gen­er­a­tion

Todd Koenig


New Direc­tors: Cur­ricu­lum Renewal and Design Cycles

Maria Kucharski

White­fish Bay

1:452:00 pm Break
2:003:15 pm

Ses­sion 3

Cod­ing Dig­i­tal Cit­i­zen­ship and the 4C’s

Agnieszka Salter


Trauma Sen­si­tive Prac­tices in Schools

Laura Mon­tez
Cheryl John­son


Being a Change Agent for ALL Stu­dents

Cherise Easley
Lynn Steren
Jen­nifer Mat­era

Best Prac­tices in Your School­wide Lit­er­acy Sys­tem

Mary Ruff

Maris Edu­ca­tion

New Direc­tors: Equi­table Multi-​Systems of Sup­port (RtI)

Maria Kucharski

White­fish Bay

5:009:00 pm

WASCD Social

Live Enter­tain­ment by Duel­ing Pianos fea­tur­ing WASCD Past Pres­i­dent, Tony Fron­tier
Casual Din­ner /​Cash Bar

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:00 am Break­fast Buf­fet
WASCD Annual Meet­ing 7:308:00 am
8:009:15 am

Ses­sion 4

Stan­dards Based Learn­ing & Grad­ing — A Three Year Plan

Paula Kaiser — CESA #1
Darcy Bud­nik - CESA #1
Tony Fron­tier — Car­di­nal Stritch University

What do New Wis­con­sin Sci­ence Stan­dards Mean for Instruc­tion

Kevin Ander­son — DPI

Rel­e­vance, Engage­ment, Suc­cess: Why Moti­va­tion Mat­ters in Begin­ing Read­ing Instruc­tion

Amy McGov­ern
Wausau School District

Plant­ing the Seeds of a Growth Mind­set Into Our Writ­ing Rubrics

Lois Cal­loway
Dan Man­ley
Wendy Math­e­son


9:159:30 am Break
9:3010:45 am

Ses­sion 5

Max­i­miz­ing Math­e­mat­ics for Every Child, Every Day

Becky Walker

WI Math­e­mat­ics Council

Aware­ness, Action, Achieve­ment

Troy Wittmann

Stu­dent Engage­ment: Mind­set and Edu­ca­tional Neu­ro­science

Wanda Boggs
Kel­ley Hacker


Using For­ma­tive Assess­ment to Lever­age Learning

Kurt Krizan

Lit­tle Chute

11:00 am — 12:15 pm

General Session

FrontierTonyTony Frontier - A Different Lens: Seeing Possibility in Every Child

We often find in oth­ers exactly what we look for. As you look at your stu­dents, what do you see? How does what you see influ­ence what your stu­dents see in themselves?

On some days, Tony Fron­tier is a pro­fes­sor of Lead­er­ship Stud­ies and ASCD author. On other days, he is an award-​winning street pho­tog­ra­pher and pro­fes­sional musi­cian. In the last seven years, he has trav­eled around the world ask­ing both sides of his whole-​self a sim­ple ques­tion. “What if I expected to see and hear beauty around every corner?”

This keynote pre­sen­ta­tion begins with a sur­pris­ing social exper­i­ment in a sub­way sta­tion in Wash­ing­ton DC and takes par­tic­i­pants around the world on jour­ney that weaves together threads of teach­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, music, and edu­ca­tional research.

Through this inter­ac­tive and inspi­ra­tional pre­sen­ta­tion, par­tic­i­pants will be chal­lenged to see their class­rooms, their stu­dents, and their role as edu­ca­tors, with new eyes. Par­tic­i­pants will leave with an under­stand­ing of spe­cific strate­gies that can be used to 1) bet­ter under­stand how educator’s beliefs about stu­dents impact edu­ca­tors abil­ity to meet student’s learn­ing needs, 2) help stu­dents focus on how effec­tive effort, rather than innate abil­ity, deter­mines their suc­cess, and 3) the crit­i­cal dis­tinc­tions between teach­ers who focus on cre­at­ing sup­port­ive learn­ing envi­ron­ments as com­pared to teach­ers who are focused on com­plet­ing tasks.

Note: Pre­sen­ta­tion Mate­ri­als are intended for par­tic­i­pants’ per­sonal use only. Fur­ther repro­duc­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion, in whole or part, requires the per­mis­sion of the var­i­ous own­ers as cred­ited within the pre­sen­ta­tion materials.

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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