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Friday, February 9
 

8:00am

Calm, Steady, and Ready to Learn
Limited Capacity full

Do you envision your classroom becoming a calm, centered and safe community? Do you need strategies to support your experiences as a teacher in trauma-informed situations? Join us to learn how sound, breathing and mindful movement can become tremendous resources to serve children who have experienced crises. You will leave our time together empowered to implement simple practices with your students immediately.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Google Classroom - A Deep Dive
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to use Google Classroom for more than just posting announcements but don't have time to figure it out? Join me to see how to create a classroom, post announcements that can be shared with multiple classes at one time, ask questions, deliver assignments to specific students, schedule & reuse posts, grade assignments & questions, and give feedback. I will also show you how to link some of your favorite web tools (like Quizlet, Newsela, and EdPuzzle) to your Google Classroom. Finally, I will show you a couple Chrome Extensions that enhance Google Classroom use.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 336 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Intergenerational Trauma: The Effect of Boarding Schools on Native American Youth and Families
Limited Capacity full

Learn more in-depth history of the Boarding School Era, it's traumatic impact on its students and how it manifests in the Native youth in your classrooms.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 325 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Joy in the Ordinary
Limited Capacity full

With research from positive psychologists Sonja Lyubomirsky, Shawn Achor, Michelle Giellan, and Tal Ben Shahar and concepts from the Book of Joy, participants will learn how to improve their own well-being as well as their students'.   Discover and practice realistic, easy, sustainable, and fun tools to understand your potential for joy in our ordinary day to day lives, for us, and our students.


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

LGBT Youth in the Current Environment Inside and Outside the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

My presentation will discuss current LGBT issues primarily involving younger people and students, however touching on older generations, intersectionality, race, and class as well. Attendees should learn what LGBT (and other minority) youth experience and struggle with in school and in life to better accommodate those students.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 224 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Love and Logic
Limited Capacity full

This is a fun program full of stories, laughs, and designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! We'll explore what it really means to discipline, our role as teacher, and how to have more fun building meaningful relationships with our students. We'll hear many stories that demonstrate how to not break a sweat when the problems heat up. Some topics include: Arguments, Noncompliance, and Apathy.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 267 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

My Journey with Compassion Fatigue
Limited Capacity full

Summer is a third grade teacher at Emerson Elementary school in the La Crosse School District.  She has been teaching for over 15 years.  She will share her story of compassion fatigue and anxiety as a teacher.  Summer will also describe her healing journey which includes self care, her relationship with her doctor, friends, family and colleagues and her conscious effort to make herself a priority.  

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 320 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Our Children Are Worth It: Equity, Social Justice and School Funding
Limited Capacity full

Budget cuts. School takeover schemes. Institutional racism. Poverty.  Privatization. All of these, combined with Wisconsin's broken funding formula, have created a system of have and have nots, but parents and education advocates around the state have been coming together to say "ENOUGH." Are you ready to join them?


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 230 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Teach with Tech - How to Incorporate Cool Tools to Improve Your Teaching and Increase Student Learning
Limited Capacity full

This session will include an overview of effective tech tools that you could try in your classroom immediately. We will focus on free tools and ideas of how to incorporate them into a variety of subject areas. Participants should bring the device of their choice.  Effective use of cell phones in a classroom will also be discussed.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 301 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Using Digital Storytelling to Demonstrate Mastery in ALL Content Areas
Limited Capacity full

Having students create their own digital stories is a great way to have students demonstrate mastery of content in ALL subject areas.  Have your students increase their 21st century communications skills through your content. Participants will learn the basics of digital storytelling and tools for your students to use create original and engaging digital stories.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 340 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Wisconsin Education Landscape
Limited Capacity full

This session is an overview of the major demographic and policy trends in Wisconsin over the last several years. The presentation will feature dynamic maps showing changes in district enrollments, student demographics, and school finance


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 229 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

5 Things Every Educator Should Know About Race
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address five important facts that every educator should know about race.  It will begin with a documentary that looks at the social construction of race and will be followed by a moderated discussion.


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Infusing Character and Social Emotional Learning into the Daily Fabric of your Classroom and School
Limited Capacity seats available

If all we do is focus on end of the year test scores, we are only giving kids half of what they need to be successful. Research shows that you don’t have to provide sixty minutes per day of social emotional learning and character development to positively impact students. This workshop will show you a system for infusing strong character and social emotional skills into the day to day fabric of your school. This resource packed workshop will show you an intentional way to take your classroom and school to the next level when it comes to climate and culture, while also connecting the dots on how to strengthen your multi tiered system of support for behavior.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Participants will understand the S.E.R.V.E. model that can be used by any staff member to both model and teach strong relationship skills.
    • Participants will know how to implement Character Dares into their school system. 
    • Participants will understand the research behind infusing social emotional learning and character development into their classroom and school. 

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Mindfulness in Education
Limited Capacity full

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that has helped people calm their minds, gain insight, and improve wellbeing for thousands of years. Modern day researchers have uncovered a host of mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Come see why this ancient practice is reawakening today and getting so much attention. This session will introduce mindfulness, provide several guided practices, and explore ways to apply mindfulness in schools. Greg currently serves as the behavioral interventionist at Holmen Middle School and teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 319 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Understanding the Rainbow: An Exploration of Gender and Sexual Orientation
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will explore and unpack the vast and evolving LGBTQ terminology to build a foundation of understanding. We will then discuss some of the key challenges and concerns facing LGBTQ youth today, and we will share best practices and resources that can be directly applied to the work.


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Room 226 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am

Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity – Equity Institute (Elementary Focused)
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet with School Leadership Teams engaged in the ICS Equity work.


Friday February 9, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Room 232 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

6 Degrees by Longfellow MS students and staff
Limited Capacity seats available

Six Degrees is a social action theatre group comprised of 20 middle school students who perform skits on bullying, drug and alcohol issues, managing stress, and self-harm, among other middle school topics. In character, students respond to questions from the audience, then discuss their personal thoughts and feelings on the topics at hand.  Come get a glimpse of how middle schoolers are really feeling about being a teenager today.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 214 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Google Classroom - A Deep Dive
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to use Google Classroom for more than just posting announcements but don't have time to figure it out? Join me to see how to create a classroom, post announcements that can be shared with multiple classes at one time, ask questions, deliver assignments to specific students, schedule & reuse posts, grade assignments & questions, and give feedback. I will also show you how to link some of your favorite web tools (like Quizlet, Newsela, and EdPuzzle) to your Google Classroom. Finally, I will show you a couple Chrome Extensions that enhance Google Classroom use.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 336 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Joy in the Ordinary
Limited Capacity full

With research from positive psychologists Sonja Lyubomirsky, Shawn Achor, Michelle Giellan, and Tal Ben Shahar and concepts from the Book of Joy, participants will learn how to improve their own well-being as well as their students'.   Discover and practice realistic, easy, sustainable, and fun tools to understand your potential for joy in our ordinary day to day lives, for us, and our students.


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Our Children Are Worth It: Equity, Social Justice and School Funding
Limited Capacity filling up

Budget cuts. School takeover schemes. Institutional racism. Poverty.  Privatization. All of these, combined with Wisconsin's broken funding formula, have created a system of have and have nots, but parents and education advocates around the state have been coming together to say "ENOUGH." Are you ready to join them?


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 230 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Panel discussion on how to work, in the moment, when students present challenging behaviors
Limited Capacity full

Our panel will present information relative to behavior of students at school grades k-12. Presenters will tell stories and give examples to help attendees understand different philosophies and styles which may work with more difficult students. Our panel will include teachers with a variety of experience from students with intellectual disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities to trauma.


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 320 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Real Talk: A Guided Conversation Around Race and Education
Keepin' it 100: A Guided conversation around race and education
It is extremely important that we do not ignore the race conversation that needs to happen in our educational system. Then again this same conversation has been happening for years and yet we see very little progress in our system of education. Why is this? Let’s talk about it.


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 220 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Social Justice in Early Childhood
Limited Capacity full

Equity begins with high quality and effective teaching of our youngest learners. Schools that put social justice and ecological teaching practices front and center share particular characteristics. Join this session to learn more about ways in which teachers of young children address issues of developmentally appropriate practices, creating time and materials for children's imaginative play, talking with families and community about developmental themes, and high quality curriculum approaches that are responsive to children's developmental interests.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Teach with Tech - How to Incorporate Cool Tools to Improve Your Teaching and Increase Student Learning
Limited Capacity full

This session will include an overview of effective tech tools that you could try in your classroom immediately. We will focus on free tools and ideas of how to incorporate them into a variety of subject areas. Participants should bring the device of their choice.  Effective use of cell phones in a classroom will also be discussed.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 301 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

The Seven Essential Ingredients to Creating a Trauma Sensitive School
Limited Capacity full

The 7 essential ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools is a model of practice that supports implementation in the school setting.  Participants learn about the prevalence of trauma and adversity in the lives of students, while discussing how this impacts students emotionally, socially, and developmentally. We explore strategies to increase relationship and regulation in the classroom. Finally, we will cover the importance of maintaining caregiver capacity strategies to combat compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 314 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Understanding the Wisconsin Retirement System - Your State Pension Plan
Limited Capacity full

Understanding WRS 101: Your State Pension Plan
WRS, the state pension plan, will be a source of retirement income for most Wisconsin public school employees like you. How much do you know about this important benefit?
Whether you just started your career or are nearing the end of it, there is something for you:
Read/interpret your pension statement.
Calculate your WRS pension benefit.
Choose an appropriate annuity option.
Purchase forfeited service.
Determine whether you will have a retirement income gap.
Learn what steps you can take now to improve the outcome at retirement.

It is best if attendees bring their most recent Wisconsin Retirement System Statement. There will be Q&A.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Quiet Commons Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Using Digital Storytelling to Demonstrate Mastery in ALL Content Areas
Limited Capacity filling up

Having students create their own digital stories is a great way to have students demonstrate mastery of content in ALL subject areas.  Have your students increase their 21st century communications skills through your content. Participants will learn the basics of digital storytelling and tools for your students to use create original and engaging digital stories.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 340 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am

Wiscsonsin Education Landscape
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an overview of the major demographic and policy trends in Wisconsin over the last several years. The presentation will feature dynamic maps showing changes in district enrollments, student demographics, and school finance


Friday February 9, 2018 9:25am - 10:40am
Room 229 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am

5 Things Every Educator Should Know About Race
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address five important facts that every educator should know about race.  It will begin with a documentary that looks at the social construction of race and will be followed by a moderated discussion.


Friday February 9, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am

Beyond the Bathroom: Supporting Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Nonconforming
Limited Capacity filling up

This session provides guidance on creating a safe and supportive environment for transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming students; addressing questions; and offering recommendations for supportive policies, procedures, and protocols. The session will cover an overview of key terms, statistics, video/discussion, and a few scenarios to engage in practicing responses


Friday February 9, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Room 226 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am

Infusing Character and Social Emotional Learning into the Daily Fabric of your Classroom and School
Limited Capacity seats available

If all we do is focus on end of the year test scores, we are only giving kids half of what they need to be successful. Research shows that you don’t have to provide sixty minutes per day of social emotional learning and character development to positively impact students. This workshop will show you a system for infusing strong character and social emotional skills into the day to day fabric of your school. This resource packed workshop will show you an intentional way to take your classroom and school to the next level when it comes to climate and culture, while also connecting the dots on how to strengthen your multi tiered system of support for behavior.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Participants will understand the S.E.R.V.E. model that can be used by any staff member to both model and teach strong relationship skills.
    • Participants will know how to implement Character Dares into their school system. 
    • Participants will understand the research behind infusing social emotional learning and character development into their classroom and school. 

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am

Let's Get Creative with Apple
Limited Capacity full

In our session, we will discuss our top 10 tips for using Apple’s creativity apps.  You will learn how to make graphic organizers in Keynote, how to use Airdrop, screen record with QuickTime and use great teacher and student resources on iPad and Mac.  Please bring your Mac and/or iPad as this session will be hands-on.  This session expands on the Apple Teacher Creativity iBook/badge.  Apple Teacher is Apple’s newest (and FREE) program in which teachers can work at their own pace to become certified as an official Apple Teacher.

Speakers
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Carrie Wuensch-Harden

Library and HPL Teacher, Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary School
While working at Walt Disney World in Florida I decided to continue my education. I earned my masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida, an ALA Accredited School. While in Florida I worked as a Youth Services Librarian at the Lake Wales... Read More →


Friday February 9, 2018 9:45am - 11:15am
Room 304 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Dive into Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for awesome resources to use in your classroom?  Come and learn about databases - Badgerlink, Gale, Learn360 and more!  Participants will have time to practice using the databases and learn about accessibility features built into the resources.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 306 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Google Expeditions & Earth: Virtual Journeys from Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Immerse your students in locations all over the globe without stepping outside your classroom!  Using pre-created guided tours & 360 degree images within Google Expeditions (app) and Google Earth: Voyageur (app/browser), you'll increase inquiry about the world we live in, from cultural, historical, & scientific perspectives & more. Attendees should bring an iPad/iPhone/Android with Google Expeditions and Google Earth downloaded; Google Earth is also accessible using any device that has Google Chrome.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 307 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Innovative Literacy Strategies to Support All Learners
Limited Capacity full

Literacy plays a key role for students’ academic learning. In this presentation, participants will learn about effective and innovative literacy strategies they can use for multiple grade levels across all content areas. They will also gain more ideas about how to incorporate literacy to support all learners, including English language learners, students with special needs, and struggling readers. They will leave this session with resources and activities that will have immediate application to the classroom.


Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Intergenerational Trauma: The Effect of Boarding Schools on Native American Youth and Families
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more in-depth history of the Boarding School Era, it's traumatic impact on its students and how it manifests in the Native youth in your classrooms.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 325 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Learn more about the laws regarding Wisconsin Act 125.
Limited Capacity filling up

Attorney Shana Lewis and Chad Wade will present and review the rules regarding student discipline, corporal punishment, and seclusion and restraint.  They will also focus on special education law, as regards seclusion and restraint of students with BIPs, IEPs, and more.


Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 214 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

LGBT Youth in the Current Environment Inside and Outside the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

My presentation will discuss current LGBT issues primarily involving younger people and students, however touching on older generations, intersectionality, race, and class as well. Attendees should learn what LGBT (and other minority) youth experience and struggle with in school and in life to better accommodate those students.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 224 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Love and Logic
Limited Capacity full

This is a fun program full of stories, laughs, and designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately! We'll explore what it really means to discipline, our role as teacher, and how to have more fun building meaningful relationships with our students. We'll hear many stories that demonstrate how to not break a sweat when the problems heat up. Some topics include: Arguments, Noncompliance, and Apathy.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 267 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Panel discussion on how to work, in the moment, when students present challenging behaviors
Limited Capacity filling up

Our panel will present information relative to behavior of students at school grades k-12. Presenters will tell stories and give examples to help attendees understand different philosophies and styles which may work with more difficult students. Our panel will include teachers with a variety of experience from students with intellectual disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities to trauma.


Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 320 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

People Can Cry Much Easier Than They Change
Limited Capacity full

In this presentation we will explore the impact of race and class on the educational experience for underrepresented students. The presenter will share his personal experiences navigating the K-12 educational system as a African American student with a learning disability who hails from a lower socio-economic background

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

S.M.A.R.T. - Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (Introduction)
Limited Capacity filling up

S.M.A.R.T. is a developmental approach to teaching that focuses on stimulation of the brain stem verses the brain cortex, the area where most curricula is focused. The brain stem is where all automatic function takes place, such as our eyes moving smoothly back and forth across the page as we read or the ability to look from the desk to the board and back to the desk without interruption. When the brain stem has been stimulated so that it's fully operational, the stem is able to do its automatic function work and that allows the cortex to do its own important work, like comprehension and analysis.


Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 330 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

The Seven Essential Ingredients to Creating a Trauma Sensitive School
Limited Capacity filling up

The 7 essential ingredients of Trauma Sensitive Schools is a model of practice that supports implementation in the school setting.  Participants learn about the prevalence of trauma and adversity in the lives of students, while discussing how this impacts students emotionally, socially, and developmentally. We explore strategies to increase relationship and regulation in the classroom. Finally, we will cover the importance of maintaining caregiver capacity strategies to combat compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 314 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Trauma Informed Care: Kind of Like Building a Pinewood Derby Car
Limited Capacity full

The awareness and knowledge regarding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is becoming more common in professional discussions. After learning about ACEs, many professionals want to take action and support youth who have experienced traumatic events in their life; however, the problems seem too big and overwhelming. This session will share necessary principles of a trauma-informed mindset. Explore practical action steps and seemingly small changes that can have a big impact

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 332 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Limited Capacity full

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.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 10:50am - 12:05pm
Room 334 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

11:15am

LUNCH $10 - Chicken Q
Limited Capacity filling up

Chicken Q
Baked Beans
Roll
Fresh Fruit
Water or Soda


People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

11:15am

LUNCH $10 - Pork Loin
Limited Capacity full

Pork loin on the grill
Green Beans
Roll
Fresh Fruit
Water or Soda


People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

11:15am

LUNCH $10 - Portabello Mushroom (Vegetarian Option)
Limited Capacity full

Portobello Mushrooms w/swiss cheese
Green Beans
Roll
Fresh Fruit
Spring salad
Water or soda


People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

11:15am

LUNCH - I will bring my own lunch.
People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

12:00pm

Infusing Character and Social Emotional Learning into the Daily Fabric of your Classroom and School
Limited Capacity seats available

If all we do is focus on end of the year test scores, we are only giving kids half of what they need to be successful. Research shows that you don’t have to provide sixty minutes per day of social emotional learning and character development to positively impact students. This workshop will show you a system for infusing strong character and social emotional skills into the day to day fabric of your school. This resource packed workshop will show you an intentional way to take your classroom and school to the next level when it comes to climate and culture, while also connecting the dots on how to strengthen your multi tiered system of support for behavior.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Participants will understand the S.E.R.V.E. model that can be used by any staff member to both model and teach strong relationship skills.
    • Participants will know how to implement Character Dares into their school system. 
    • Participants will understand the research behind infusing social emotional learning and character development into their classroom and school. 

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:00pm

Mindfulness in Education
Limited Capacity full

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that has helped people calm their minds, gain insight, and improve wellbeing for thousands of years. Modern day researchers have uncovered a host of mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Come see why this ancient practice is reawakening today and getting so much attention. This session will introduce mindfulness, provide several guided practices, and explore ways to apply mindfulness in schools. Greg currently serves as the behavioral interventionist at Holmen Middle School and teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 319 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:00pm

Paper Tigers Film and Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

James Redford documented the lives of staff, led by Principal Jim Sporleder, and students at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. Students at this high school had behavioral issues and poor academic performances and were usually suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the high school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness and in-school suspension versus automatic punitive punishments.

Friday February 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:05pm

LUNCH $10 - Chicken Q
Limited Capacity full

Chicken Q
Baked Beans
Roll
Fresh Fruit
Water or Soda


People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

12:05pm

LUNCH $10 - Pork Loin
Limited Capacity filling up

Pork loin on the grill
Green Beans
Roll
Fresh Fruit
Water or Soda


People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

12:05pm

LUNCH $10 - Portabello Mushroom (Vegetarian Option)
Limited Capacity filling up

Portobello Mushrooms w/swiss cheese
Green Beans
Roll
Fresh Fruit
Spring salad
Water or soda


People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

12:05pm

LUNCH - I will bring my own lunch.
People will have to print their lunch choice, for proof when they actually get their food.  They will have to pay at the lunch counter when they get their food.  The vendor needs to know how many of each to prepare, so there really isn't any switching.

Friday February 9, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA

12:15pm

Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity – Equity Institute (Secondary/Community Focused)
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet with School Leadership Teams engaged in the ICS Equity work.


At this highly interactive session, participants will
1.     Learn brief overview of the ICS Equity Framework and Process
2.     Learn how the district work since the ICS Equity Institute aligns with the ICS Framework
3.     Check-in on progress to date with the ICS Equity Framework and Process
4.     Share any equity data available indicating equity progress (bring to event)
5.     Problem solve any questions or challenges
6.     Develop concrete next steps to move forward with the work


Friday February 9, 2018 12:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 232 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Circle Up! YWCA La Crosse's Restorative Justice Circles
Limited Capacity full

Traditional forms of discipline in school do not always get at the root of the issue.  While, national and local numbers show that students of color are disciplined at higher rates then their white peers.  Come hear how two local middle schools, in collaboration with YWCA La Crosse, are working to hold students accountable for their actions all while rebuilding relationships, repairing harm, improving school climate, and cutting down on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Dive into Databases
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for awesome resources to use in your classroom?  Come and learn about databases - Badgerlink, Gale, Learn360 and more!  Participants will have time to practice using the databases and learn about accessibility features built into the resources.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 306 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

English Learner Rights and School Responsibilities
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, the presenter gives an overview of who English learners (ELs) are in this region and nationally, their educational rights, and the responsibilities of schools in providing a meaningful educational experience. In addition, educators will learn the importance of knowing how to meet ELs’ needs, and the basics of effective instruction for ELs. Finally, a perspective of language rights as social justice will be explored.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 229 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Google Expeditions & Earth: Virtual Journeys from Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Immerse your students in locations all over the globe without stepping outside your classroom!  Using pre-created guided tours & 360 degree images within Google Expeditions (app) and Google Earth: Voyageur (app/browser), you'll increase inquiry about the world we live in, from cultural, historical, & scientific perspectives & more. Attendees should bring an iPad/iPhone/Android with Google Expeditions and Google Earth downloaded; Google Earth is also accessible using any device that has Google Chrome.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 307 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

iPads in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be sharing iPad apps that are quick and easy to use in the middle and upper elementary classrooms.  Some of the apps are teacher tools, some are student tools.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 309 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Learn more about the laws regarding Wisconsin Act 125.
Limited Capacity filling up

Attorney Shana Lewis and Chad Wade will present and review the rules regarding student discipline, corporal punishment, and seclusion and restraint.  They will also focus on special education law, as regards seclusion and restraint of students with BIPs, IEPs, and more.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 214 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

People Can Cry Much Easier Than They Change
Limited Capacity filling up

In this presentation we will explore the impact of race and class on the educational experience for underrepresented students. The presenter will share his personal experiences navigating the K-12 educational system as a African American student with a learning disability who hails from a lower socio-economic background

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Real Talk: A Guided Conversation Around Race and Education
Keepin' it 100: A Guided conversation around race and education
It is extremely important that we do not ignore the race conversation that needs to happen in our educational system. Then again this same conversation has been happening for years and yet we see very little progress in our system of education. Why is this? Let’s talk about it.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 220 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Reframing Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full

Our children that display complex behavior needs present unique challenges to today's educator.  This presentation will draw on the most current research and best practices to reframe our thinking around challenging behavior, provide techniques in how to collaborate with students to reduce power struggles,  and add strategies to our professional toolbox.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

S.M.A.R.T. - Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (Advanced - Staff with prior training.)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is targeted for staff that were previously trained in S.M.A.R.T. to talk about what's working in their classroom or teaching space, where they might need support, and where we plan to go from here.


Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 330 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Trauma Informed Care: Kind of Like Building a Pinewood Derby Car
Limited Capacity full

The awareness and knowledge regarding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is becoming more common in professional discussions. After learning about ACEs, many professionals want to take action and support youth who have experienced traumatic events in their life; however, the problems seem too big and overwhelming. This session will share necessary principles of a trauma-informed mindset. Explore practical action steps and seemingly small changes that can have a big impact

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 332 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Limited Capacity full

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.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Room 334 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm

Understanding the Wisconsin Retirement System - Your State Pension Plan
Limited Capacity full

Understanding WRS 101: Your State Pension Plan
WRS, the state pension plan, will be a source of retirement income for most Wisconsin public school employees like you. How much do you know about this important benefit?
Whether you just started your career or are nearing the end of it, there is something for you:
Read/interpret your pension statement.
Calculate your WRS pension benefit.
Choose an appropriate annuity option.
Purchase forfeited service.
Determine whether you will have a retirement income gap.
Learn what steps you can take now to improve the outcome at retirement.

It is best if attendees bring their most recent Wisconsin Retirement System Statement. There will be Q&A.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 12:50pm - 2:05pm
Quiet Commons Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

1:45pm

Infusing Character and Social Emotional Learning into the Daily Fabric of your Classroom and School
Limited Capacity seats available

If all we do is focus on end of the year test scores, we are only giving kids half of what they need to be successful. Research shows that you don’t have to provide sixty minutes per day of social emotional learning and character development to positively impact students. This workshop will show you a system for infusing strong character and social emotional skills into the day to day fabric of your school. This resource packed workshop will show you an intentional way to take your classroom and school to the next level when it comes to climate and culture, while also connecting the dots on how to strengthen your multi tiered system of support for behavior.
  • Learning Outcomes
    • Participants will understand the S.E.R.V.E. model that can be used by any staff member to both model and teach strong relationship skills.
    • Participants will know how to implement Character Dares into their school system. 
    • Participants will understand the research behind infusing social emotional learning and character development into their classroom and school. 

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

1:45pm

Paper Tigers Film and Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

James Redford documented the lives of staff, led by Principal Jim Sporleder, and students at Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, Washington. Students at this high school had behavioral issues and poor academic performances and were usually suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the high school changed its approach to handling the students with kindness and in-school suspension versus automatic punitive punishments.

Friday February 9, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

An Apple for the Teacher
Limited Capacity full

Learn about the Apple Teacher Learning Center; Apple’s 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.)

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Wuensch-Harden

Carrie Wuensch-Harden

Library and HPL Teacher, Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary School
While working at Walt Disney World in Florida I decided to continue my education. I earned my masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida, an ALA Accredited School. While in Florida I worked as a Youth Services Librarian at the Lake Wales... Read More →


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 304 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Circle Up! YWCA La Crosse's Restorative Justice Circles
Limited Capacity full

Traditional forms of discipline in school do not always get at the root of the issue.  While, national and local numbers show that students of color are disciplined at higher rates then their white peers.  Come hear how two local middle schools, in collaboration with YWCA La Crosse, are working to hold students accountable for their actions all while rebuilding relationships, repairing harm, improving school climate, and cutting down on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 226 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

ESSA Stakeholder Input
Limited Capacity full

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into federal law. A reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA returns great authority to the states with an emphasis on local control. Come and learn about ESSA as well as provide input in the La Crosse School District plan.

Speakers
avatar for John Havlicek

John Havlicek

Teacher, Central
El calvo guapo
avatar for Dr. Michael Lichucki

Dr. Michael Lichucki

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, La Crosse School District
Dr. Michael Lichucki has served the School District of La Crosse for the past 5 years as the Director of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment for the School District of La Crosse. Prior to La Crosse, he has been an elementary teacher and principal, high school teacher, and holds... Read More →


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 224 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

From Self-Care to Social Justice: Conversation and Practices as Tools for Transformation
Limited Capacity full

How might paying attention to our human needs allow us to best serve ALL students? In what ways can we tune into diversity in our learning spaces and amplify voices who lack power and privilege? What practices might assist us in showing up as our highest selves in classrooms and schools? Can we lead the positive change to make school culture more caring, compassionate and connected? Join us and co-create conversations about what matters most.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Google Classroom - A Deep Dive
Limited Capacity full

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 336 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

iPads in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

We will be sharing iPad apps that are quick and easy to use in the middle and upper elementary classrooms.  Some of the apps are teacher tools, some are student tools.


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 309 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

My story -- growing up as an African American youth in La Crosse, WI
Limited Capacity full

You can hear my story: starting in Chicago, moving to La Crosse, changing schools, and finding my way.

Speakers
CS

Cierra Scott

Student, CHS


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 229 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

People Can Cry Much Easier Than They Change
Limited Capacity full

In this presentation we will explore the impact of race and class on the educational experience for underrepresented students. The presenter will share his personal experiences navigating the K-12 educational system as a African American student with a learning disability who hails from a lower socio-economic background

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Reframing Challenging Behavior
Limited Capacity full

Our children that display complex behavior needs present unique challenges to today's educator.  This presentation will draw on the most current research and best practices to reframe our thinking around challenging behavior, provide techniques in how to collaborate with students to reduce power struggles,  and add strategies to our professional toolbox.


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 321 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Social Justice
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on, interactive presentation will discuss arts-based activities/strategies to address issues of race, orientation, and gender identities in the classroom, which can also be adjusted to meet content-specific curriculum.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 220 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Step Off the Hamster Wheel: Effective Responses for the Challenging Behavior Loop
Limited Capacity full

Even with the knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) impact and trauma-informed approaches, it is easy for many professionals to feel stuck in a repeating challenging behavior loop. This session explores a purposeful response to challenging behaviors through methods that reduce negative behavior while encouraging positive behavior growth. Build an effective guidance mindset through a trauma-informed lens on behaviors and gain an intentional 10-step roadmap for exiting the challenging behavior loop

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 332 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

The Health Science Academy and Pine Ridge: Creating Positive Sustainable Relationships with the Lakota People
Limited Capacity full

The Health Science Academy travels to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota 3 times a year.  In this presentation, attendees will learn about the history of the Lakota people, the current state of the Pine Ridge Reservation and learn how these trips to have had a positive impact on both Lakota youth we work with and the La Crosse youth we take with us.


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 230 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Setting the Stage for Success through Self Care Practices
Limited Capacity full

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.

Speakers

Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 334 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm

Using Virtual Field Trips to Engage All Students
Limited Capacity full

This presentation will focus on the use of apps such as Google Expeditions, Google Earth, Google Arts & Culture, and Discovery VR, in the classroom and how teachers can use these free resources to engage their students in virtual field trip experiences. Participants should bring an electronic device to this session.


Friday February 9, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Room 301 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse