Fall for Education Conference

Check back for constant updates to the conference agenda.
Hope to have finalized by September 20th.

The 2018 Fall for Education Conference is Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th. An excellent professional development opportunity for area PK-12 instructors and administrators. Our conference theme is "Never Stop Learning, Growing, Teaching."

Check back with us in July for further information on speakers and topics to be discussed. We will start accepting seat reservations on July 18th, so check back for our reservation link.  A maximum of 250 attendees can be accepted, so you will need to reserve your seat.  Cost to attend this event will be $10/day to attend w/o meals, and $25/day to attend including hot breakfast and lunch.  If you have any further questions, please contact Cindy George at cgeorge@uwlax.edu, or 608.785.5409.

 

 

 

Below are the speaker materials we have been furnished to date. Please make copies and bring to the conference is you wish.  There will not be copies at the conference.

Michele Borba - Empathy Education

Michele Borba -  Unselfie Discussion Guide

Nicole Milliren - Circle of Security Training - both sessions

 

Credit Options

Link to register and costs coming soon.

UW-LA CROSSE CREDIT COURSE PROPOSAL (revised 9/2018)

Course Title:   21st Annual Fall for Education Conference, Institute for Professional Studies in  Education                                        

1 credit  # of Credits: (15 hours per credit)

Target Audience (Include Grade Level and Content Area):

  • Learners participating in the Master of Education-Professional Development Learning Community program, Educational Leadership programs, reading programs, and certificate programs, teachers (PK-12) in the CESA #4 District, UWL School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education (EPC) teacher candidates, faculty, and staff are targeted as well as administrators from the area, in all content areas.

Estimated Credit Enrollment:

  • We estimate that 20 of our 200 projected participants will seek credit.

Objectives (participants will know and be able to do):

  • Participants will take away a deep understanding of compassionate schools in PK-12 and specific strategies to engage all students in learning success.
  • Participants will develop leadership skills at the PK-12 level and at the district level.
  • Conference participants will develop an understanding of the challenges of poverty, cultural differences, gender issues, racial issues, and other differences as they relate to the classroom environment.
  • Conference participants will learn specific methods of student engagement to address individual and group differences in the classroom in new and creative ways.
  • Conference participants will engage in structured activities and structured discussions around these key conference themes: best practice pedagogy, compassionate schools, culturally responsive teaching, curriculum development and assessment, and leadership.  
  • Conference participants will be able to determine appropriate technology modes and uses to address students’ individual differences in the classroom.
  • Conference participants will develop a network of colleagues with whom to share ongoing teaching and engagement strategies to support all learners, PK-12.

Outline of Course Content:

Course content will include study sessions on the following key issues:

  • Six Ways to Know if You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management
  • 10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do In Google Docs
  • We Were Smart Enough to Get the ACE Science. Are We Now Brave Enough to Use It
  • Leadership for Learning
  • Including LGBTQ+ Identities in the Classroom
  • The State of the State for Teachers of Science in WI
  • Interesting Ways to Use G Suite in the Classroom
  • Trauma-Informed Schools: Simply One Player on the Team
  • Experience Principal Leadership First Hand
  • Responding to the Needs of Teachers of Science
  • Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices
  • Leadership – How to define it?  Noun or Verb” Position – Title or Vision – Passion
  • Challenging Behaviors-What the Heck to Do with Them? Circle of Security, Relevant at Work and in Everyday Life
  • We've Tried Everything. Reaching Out to the Unreachable Child
  • Travel-Study for Teachers
  • Exploring the NGSS
  • Making Information You Share with Your Students STICK!
  • Caring Principal Leadership
  • Equity Needs Action
  • What Does NGSS Look Like in the Classroom
  • How to Teach Students the 9 Essential Habits of Empathy 

Course Requirements – 1-credit

  • Participants will attend and actively participate in fifteen clock hours of instruction and activities in keynote presentations, poster board sessions, and designated themes (best practice pedagogy, compassionate schools, culturally responsive teaching, curriculum development and assessment, and leadership) in PK-12 over the two-day conference.
  • Participants will create an action plan for transferring new learning into sustained classroom practice.
  • Participants will complete an evaluative rubric on conference outcomes.

Course Requirements – 2-credits

  • Participants will attend and actively participate in fifteen clock hours of instruction and activities in keynote presentations, poster board sessions, and designated themes (best practice pedagogy, compassionate schools, culturally responsive teaching, curriculum development and assessment, and leadership) in PK-12 over the two-day conference.
  • Participants will create an action plan for transferring new learning into sustained classroom practice.
  • Participants will complete an evaluative rubric on conference outcomes.
  • Participants will write a 2-3-page reflection of conference presentations.

Instructional Methods:

Instructional methods shall include

  • Lectures
  • Interactive presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Structured activities
  • Journaling
  • Small group discussion
  • Problem-solving sessions
  • Technology-based instruction
  • Instructional scenarios and models
  • Panel discussions. 

Assessment procedures (include rubric when possible):

  • Both participant and program assessment shall be achieved through evaluative rubrics on conference outcomes, an individual action plan for transferring new learning into sustained classroom practice, and a conference assessment.

Does the course content explicitly address any of the following issues at the classroom, district, community or global level:  racial, ethnic, cultural or gender identity, socio-economic status, disability or sexual orientation, or diversity of thought or expression?  If so, please specify how:

  • This conference course will explicitly address: best practice pedagogy, compassionate schools, culturally responsive teaching, curriculum development and assessment, and leadership in PK-12 practices at the classroom, district, community and global level through presentation, small group interactions, discussions, technology, activities, and textual learning.

 

 

Course Logistics

·         Partner Organization if Applicable: UW-La Crosse

·         Instructor of Record:   Dr. Patricia Markos, Director, Institute for Professional Studies in Education, School of Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse                                                      Location: University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

·         Course dates & times (specify how all 15, 30 or 45 hours will be spent):

Weekend course, 7 am – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2018

·         End date of course (date by which all student work will be evaluated):  November 12, 2018

·         Grading Deadline (within 7 days of end date stated above):  November 21, 2018

 

Indicate Standards Addressed in Course by its letter or number designation only:

 

     WI Teacher Standards (1-10):   ALL 10 WI Teacher Standards shall be addressed.  

     Model Academic Standards: IPSE Learning Community Academic Standards shall be   

                                                      addressed.

     WI Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS):   

     Pupil Services (#1-7): 

     Administrative (#1-7):   

     Common Core (Math):   

     Common Core (Language Arts):

     Next Generation Science Standards: