Fall for Education Conference

Our two day conference is an excellent source of professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators.  Sign up now and be the change! Conference is November 2nd and 3rd, 2019.

Conference Theme:  The Ripple Effect: It Starts with You!

Here are a few presenters for 2019
conference so far:

  • Jeffrey Kotler -
    jeffrey kottler bio       
    Trauma Recovery and Resistance
    (Saturday morning and Sunday closing keynote) 

Welcome Back Jeffrey Kottler!
Jeffrey A. Kottler is one of the foremost authorities and prolific writers in the fields of counseling, psychology, advocacy, and education. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, therapist, and consultant in a variety of settings including a preschool, primary and secondary school, university, mental health center, crisis center, medical school, and corporate settings.

He is the best-selling author of more than 100 nonfiction books that address a wide range of subjects including personal development, group leadership, professional development of psychotherapists and teachers, social justice, a variety of contemporary issues related to helping and healing, leadership, creativity, and personal meaning-making.

Jeffrey is Clinical Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. He is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton. He is the Founder of Empower Nepali Girls, an organization that supports and mentors at-risk girls and leads service projects to assist the needs of refugees and other marginalized groups around the world.

Other wonderful presenters include:

  • Heather Quakenboss - Happiness
  • Keely Rees - Compassion Fatigue & Got Balance?
  • Scott Fernholz - Google training
  • Willem Vanroosenbeek - LGBTQ Awareness
  • Garrett Denning - Disability Awareness
  • Bard Meier- Hunger in Schools
  • Cheri Haug - Chair Yoga for you and your students
  • Greg Lovell - Mindfulness for Self-Care & Mindfulness for Educators
  • Ashley Zehner - Working with students with behavioral issues and mental health components.
  • Betty DeBoer & Jenna Sether - Devloping Regulation Strategies in Students
  • Bill Gillespie & Ann Yehle - Leadership
  • Heather LInville - Making classrooms and schools more accepting of linguistic diversity.

Below will be the 2019 speaker materials once they have been furnished to us. Please make copies and bring to the conference is you wish.  There will not be copies at the conference.

 

Link to registration and cost for credit options coming soon.

Course Title:   22nd Annual Fall for Education Conference, Institute for Professional Studies in Education                                        

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

  • Participants will take away a deep understanding of self-care for educators.
  • Participants will learn regulation strategies for students. 
  • 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 hunger poverty, cultural and racial differences, gender issues, disability awareness, and other differences as they relate to the classroom environment.
  • Conference participants will learn specific methods of mindfulness for self-care, for educators and PK-12 students.
  • 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 learn about happiness, health and wellness through the lifespan.
  • 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:

  • Self Care for Educators
  • Developing Regulation Strategies in Students
  • Google
  • LGBTQ
  • Leadership
  • Mindfulness for Self Care
  • Disability Awareness
  • Mindfulness for Educators
  • Best Practices for Working with Students with Behavioral Issues and Mental Health
  • Happiness
  • Compassion Fatigue: Putting on Your Own Oxygen Mask First
  • Hunger in Schools
  • Making Classrooms and Schools More Accepting of Linguistic Diversity
  • Got Balance?  Sleep, Nutrition and Movement
  • Chair Yoga

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 2-3, 2019

·   End date of course (date by which all student work will be evaluated):  November 12, 2019

·   Grading Deadline (within 7 days of end date stated above):  November 21, 2019

 

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: