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Social Justice [clear filter]
Friday, February 9
 

8:00am CST

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 CST
Room 224 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

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 CST
Room 230 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

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 CST
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

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 CST
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

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 CST
Room 226 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

8:00am CST

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 CST
Room 232 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

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 CST
Room 214 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

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 CST
Room 230 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

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 CST
Room 220 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:25am CST

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 CST
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am CST

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 CST
LMC Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am CST

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 CST
Room 226 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

9:45am CST

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 CST
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

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 CST
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

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 CST
Room 214 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

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 CST
Room 224 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

10:50am CST

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 CST
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:00pm CST

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 CST
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:15pm CST

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 CST
Room 232 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Room 229 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Room 214 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Room 220 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

12:50pm CST

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 CST
Quiet Commons Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

1:45pm CST

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 CST
Auditorium Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

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 CST
Room 226 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

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 CST
Room 328 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

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 CST
Room 216 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

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 CST
Room 220 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse

2:15pm CST

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 CST
Room 230 Central High School 1801 Losey Blvd S La Crosse