Session 3A and 3B have staggered beginning times to better accommodate a midday break.
SESSION 3A • 12:30-1:45pm
301 • 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 2A (201), Session 2B (202) and Session 3B (302)
304 • Trauma-informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Sarah Johnson, MS, LPC, Mental Health Director, La Crosse Area Family YMCA
Room 4 • Strand: Trama Informed Care • Level: All Levels, Grades K-12
Teachers are currently working with a growing number of youth who come to our classrooms with adverse childhood experiences—many of whom also bring along trauma-associated behaviors which can be challenging. In order to be able to bring compassion and respond effectively to the wide range of students in our classrooms, we must first build a strong foundation of self-care. This interactive workshop will offer opportunities to examine your attitudes related to self-care and how this impacts your effectiveness in the classroom, as well as identify areas and strategies on which you can focus to strengthen your foundation.
306 • An Apple for the Teacher!
Carrie Wuensch-Harden, Library and HPL Teacher, Certified Apple Teacher and
Bethany Nugent, Art Teacher, Certified Apple Teacher, School District of La Crosse
Room 6 • Strand: Technology • Level: Introductory Level, Grades K-12
Learn about the Apple Teacher Learning Center; Apples newest (and FREE) program to certify you as an official Apple Teacher. We will discuss the steps how to become a certified Apple teacher in either the Mac computer or the iPad! This will include how to earn badges and take advantage of this free online, work at your own pace program. Come prepared to take the first steps to becoming an Apple Teacher by bringing your Apple ID and a laptop computer (Microsoft OR Apple).
308 • Fostering Resilience in Ourselves and Our Community
Kristin Souers, MA LMHC Counseling, Consulting, and Training Services
Room 8 • Strand: Trauma Informed Care • Level: All Levels
This presentation will address how we as professionals can stay grounded during and after the chaos of a traumatic event. We will explore the importance of self-awareness and regulation and strategies to support the health and wellness of the caregiver and first responders; the importance of self-care and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health.
SESSION 3B • 12:45-2:00pm
302 • 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 2B (202) and Session 3A (301)
303 • Creating physical and psychological safety in the classroom for children that hurt
Betty DeBoer, School Psychology Professor UW-La Crosse and Chris Nelson, School Counselor Chileda
Room 3 • Strand: Trauma Informed Care • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades K-12
Children with developmental trauma in their backgrounds may come to school lacking the trust in adults and the confidence in their own safety needed to benefit from the educational opportunities schools strive to provide them. Teachers and administrators can work with pupil services personnel to help schools feel like a safer place for all children, including the children who are the most vulnerable to failing due to the many barriers they bring with them.
This presentation will cover why children with trauma backgrounds may not feel safe in school, physical and psychological safety, common triggers in the school that put students into a fear state, and how to conduct an environmental assessment to determine how you can make your own classroom and school feel safer. Everything from how bullying is handled to hallway safety to discipline to daily classroom planning and many other factors play big roles in how safe children may feel. Every adult in the school who comes into contact with a child can have an impact on that child’s sense of physical and psychological safety. We can change our classrooms and schools to automatically make an immediate difference on every student in a meaningful way and then we can work as a school community to help build a safer environment that removes at least the most obvious barriers to safety and learning in students.
305 • Assistive Technologies using Google Chrome Extensions for the UDL Classroom
Cindy Halter, Library Media Specialist, Central High School, School District of La Crosse
Room 5 • Strand: Technology • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades K-12
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Google Chrome extensions and how they can assist the student in their own learning within the context of Universal Design for Learning. During the session, participants will access Google Chrome extensions and have time to use them. Each participant should have their own computer for this session.
307 • Digital Responsibility
Lisa Risch, Instructional Technology Coordinator, School District of Holmen
Room 7 • Strand: Technology • Level: Introductory Level, Grades 4-12
Our lives are revolving more and more around technology, and students are often leading the way! This session will focus on elements of being a responsible digital citizen. Concepts presented will provide strategies that will promote more responsible digital behavior, introductions to the most popular social media apps and their appropriate use, as well as ideas for how to promote these concepts with our students. Quality resources will be provided, as well as time for participants to create and adjust their own social media accounts. Learners will gain an awareness of key elements of digital responsibility and evaluate their own digital use.
309 • Using Technology to Facilitate Teaching and Learning
Room 9 • Strand: Technology • Level: Intermediate Level, Grades K-12
Lema Kabashi, Assistant Professor, UW-La Crosse
There are a variety of technology tools that can effectively enhance content delivery, students’ active participation and engagement, and assessment. Participants will be introduced with different technology tools (i.e., Chrome Extensions, Google sites/docs, VoiceThread, Camtasia, iMovie, TodaysMeet, Padlet, PowToon, Animoto, Kahoot, Pear Deck, Populr.me, GoNoodle, Plickers, etc.) that facilitate teaching and learning. In addition, they will have the opportunity to use some of these technology tools and learn how they can enhance students’ active participation and engagement, content delivery, feedback, and assessment.