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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 June for further information on speakers and topics to be discussed. We will start accepting seat reservations on July 1st, so check back for our reservation link.  A maximum of 250 attendees can be accepted, so you will need to reserve your seat soon after July 1st to assure a spot.  If you have any further questions, please contact Cindy George at cgeorge@uwlax.edu, or 608.785.5409.

 

 

 

Credit Registration Form

Conference Objectives:

  • Participants will take away a deep understanding of mental health and trauma in PK-12 and specific strategies to engage all students in learning success.

  • Participants will develop leadership skills in addressing mental health and trauma in PK-12 discussions as well as teaching adult learners methods to address student differences through curriculum and instruction.
  • Conference participants will develop an understanding of the challenges of poverty, cultural differences, gender issues, racial issues, mental health conditions 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 issues to support the development of strategies to use in the classroom with UWL professors and other staff members with expertise in these key conference issues.
  • 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:

  • The Power of Storytelling in Trauma Understanding and Resilience
  • What leads to Change?
  • Take a Breath, Take a Break: A Useful Meditation Tool Kit for Teachers
  • Dancing with Trauma, Helping Students Move Forward
  • When Caring Hurts: Identifying Signs of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Education
  • ACES Introduction & Highlights of Trauma-Informed Care
  • School to Prison
  • Mending Broken Hearts, One Approach to Healing Intergenerational Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Supporting Students in Evidencing Mental “Toughness”: The Evolution from Portfolios to Blogs
  • Better together: Behavioral Health Project
  • Trauma Informed Yoga
  • LBGTQ Community Mental Health Issues
  • Justice Circles
  • Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom

Course Requirements:

1-credit ($185/credit):

• Participants will attend and actively participate in fifteen clock hours of instruction and activities in mental health and trauma 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.

 

2-credits ($185/credit, or $370 total):

• Participants will attend and actively participate in fifteen clock hours of instruction and activities in mental health and trauma 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 online 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 mental health and trauma 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: 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: UW-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 4-5, 2017

• End date of course (date by which all student work will be evaluated):  November 13, 2017

• Grading Deadline (within 7 days of end date stated above):  November 20, 2017


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:

When our 2018 Fall For Education Conference is over, we will be updating this page with resources for conference attendees.