Session 2A and 2B have staggered beginning times to better accommodate a midday break.
SESSION 2A • 10:30-11:45am
201 • Racial Justice in Education – Engagement Session • LIMITED to 30 Participants
Kevin Gilbert, Executive Committee, National Education Association (NEA)
Room 1 • Strand: Social Justice • Level: All Levels
To continue raising awareness about Institutional Racism, and each individual’s role in addressing it, the engagement sessions will provide participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Institutional Racism and gain a better understanding of the moral imperative of this work, and why it is essential to our students and ensuring public education truly provides Opportunity for All. To accommodate this unique session, it is offered during Session 2B (202), Session 3A (301) and Session 3B (302)
204 • The Google Classroom
Jennifer Voigt, Educator, School District of La Crosse
Room 4 • Strand: Technology • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades 6-12
Learn how to use Google Classroom to help you save time, keep classes organized, communicate with students, and differentiate instruction.
206 • Challenging Behavior in the Classroom – Panel Discussion
Todd Fergot and Lester Simpson (High School); Quartell Roberson (High School & Alternative Ed); Rosemary Bodnar and Heather Stern (Elementary), School District of La Crosse
Room 6 • Strand: Trauma Informed Care • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades K-12
Have you ever struggled with what do I do with the student who presents very challenging behaviors (explodes, disrupts, refuses to follow simple directives, etc.) day in and day out? What options are there for students who refuse to obey simple directives that are school rules? Are you searching for strategies for ways to de-escalate a situation when a student “loses it” and becomes destructive or abusive or for talking with parents to keep the conversation focused on what needs to change about a student’s behavior but still stay as positive as possible? Are there tips/tricks to avoid the power struggles or the passive-aggressive behavior BEFORE it becomes a spectacle in front of the entire class. Join us, because help is on the way.
208 • Trauma is a Word, Not a Sentence: Promoting Resilience in our Youth
Kristin Souers, MA LMHC Counseling, Consulting, and Training Services
Room 8 • Strand: Trauma Informed Care • Level: All Levels
Participants will be introduced to and provided with opportunities to reflect on information centered around the role that trauma plays in terms of its impact on the child; the power of relationships and the role they plays in the establishment and maintenance of community safety; This professional development experience will emphasize strength-based approaches to use with students, families, fellow faculty, school personnel, and community members.
SESSION 2B • 10:45-Noon
202 • Racial Justice in Education – Engagement Session • LIMITED to 30 Participants
Shelly Moore, Executive Committee, National Education Association (NEA)
Room 2 • Strand: Social Justice • Level: All Levels
To continue raising awareness about Institutional Racism, and each individual’s role in addressing it, the engagement sessions will provide participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Institutional Racism and gain a better understanding of the moral imperative of this work, and why it is essential to our students and ensuring public education truly provides Opportunity for All. To accommodate this unique session, it is offered during Session 2A (201), Session 3A (301) and Session 3B (302)
203 • Building Relationships with Hurt Children
Nicole Milliren, Clinical Therapist & Chris Nelson, School Counselor, Chileda
Room 3 • Strand: Trauma Informed Care • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades K-12
Students are arriving at school and in the classrooms with a host of emotional, behavioral and relationship patterns that do not always work well in the educational setting. First and foremost understanding how trauma changes the developing child will lead educators to a place of openness to learn how they can discover what patterns the child is brining into the classroom. Once we more fully understand the student, educators can shift to meet the needs of the child, while providing a space where the student can learn.
205 • Infuse Your Learning Stations with Technology
Jen Snook, Technology Integration Specialist, Winona Area Public Schools
Room 5 • Strand: Technology • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades 1-6
This elementary-level session will lead participants through the creation of several “technology-infused” student learning stations (those learning areas in the classroom that students visit simultaneously and rotate through after a short period of time). Free applications such as Google Forms, Vizia and Padlet will be featured as we discuss ways to use technology to gather student responses more efficiently, encourage student collaboration, and provide a wider variety of multimedia resources to students. IPads will be the “student tool” demonstrated in this session, but the applications to create new learning station activities are more easily created on a computer. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop (and IPad if able) to follow along during this hands-on session. Teachers of all levels of technology experience are welcome, support materials and instructions will be provided. Participants will be able to utilize technology to quickly and efficiently gather student responses, create interactive multimedia and create a digital space for students to collaborate.
207 • Intro to Flipping and Blending your Classroom
Sam Clausen, HS Science Teacher, School District of La Crosse
Room 7 • Strand: Technology • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades 6-12
Learn the basics and gather tips on how to structure instruction to better fit the online environment. Discover and use some basic free tools to start recording and sharing videos with their students and also learn some basic editing using iMovie. Ideas for how to best use videos in the classroom will also be shared. We will also go over how to distribute the media to the students. By becoming more familiar with video create the hope is that educators will better able to assist students in creating their own videos.
209 • Twelve Strategies to Promote Online Course Growth while Ensuring Quality
Brian Udermann, Director of Online Education, UW-La Crosse
Room 9 • Strand: Technology • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades 8-12
With increased interest and growth in online education come challenges as well. Who oversees online education at your school? What professional development opportunities are available to your faculty? What data can you collect and analyze to drive decisions related to online programing? How are you ensuring the quality of online courses? This presentation will cover twelve practical strategies you can implement at your school to promote online growth while ensuring quality. It is important to create and deliver content in a way that is informative, meaningful and engaging to students. This session will be highly interactive so please bring your personal electronic devices