May 16, 2018
* Teacher Feature/Title 1
* PAC and BOC Mtg
* School Support Services
*Battle of the Books
* Kids Paddle Forest to Lake
* Visit us on Facebook, CESA #12 Google Community, Twitter, and our Website!
Teacher Feature - Title 1 and Friends
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Title 1 and Friends joined at CESA 12 for their quarterly meeting. Lori Ernst, Butternut School District, shared the Phonemic Awareness Benchmarking Assessments System and phonemic awareness universal curriculum by Dr. Michael Heggerty focusing on grades 4YK- K students. The staff is using the assessment to plan for instruction and interventions that meet all of the students needs in pre-reading skills. The classroom practice of phonemic awareness activities prepare and enhance reading skills. Thanks to Lori for sharing! This group had an opportunity to share their favorite reading resource, explore Google Classroom, and developing a growth mindset with students along with other items. Thanks to all who attended this year. We also want to wish Mary Skogen, Washburn School District, a happy retirement. This group will miss her reading wisdom.
In this edition
PAC and BOC Meetings
PAC- Friday, May 18th @ Maple D.O.
PAC- Friday, June 15th @ CESA #12
BOC- Tuesday, May 15th- 7:00pm- Finance Mtg
BOC- Tuesday, June 19th- 7:00pm- Annual Convention
Submitted by: Sandi Szafranski
May 16, 2018 Quarterly UMS Meeting
May 17, 2018 CESA 12 AODA Consortium Grant Meeting
June 11, 2018 EP Recertification
June 14, 2018 Principal Networking Dinner Meeting
June 14, 2018 Mentor Training
June 19-21, 2018 Tech Camp
June 25, 2018 EE Exchange
June 26, 2018 EE Exchange
June 27, 2018 Readers’ Workshop
June 28, 2018 Implementing Writers’ Workshop in the ELA Classroom
Submitted by: Nancy Harrison
School Support Services
battle of the books
Nineteen teams from eight area school districts met in face-to-face competitions on May 2nd at The CESA #12 Conference Center in Ashland for the annual Battle of the Books Competition
The Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. It is a fun, academic-based competition that has been very successful in school districts throughout the state in encouraging students to read.
Participating teams this year included:
Ashland School District, Drummond School District, Maple School District, Mellen School District, Phillips School District, South Shore School District, Superior School District & Washburn School District
Competition winners were: 1st Place Drummond Team 2, Sarah Frint, Nora Skoraczewski, Erin Vaillancourt and Ella Pearson, 2nd Place Superior Team 2, Samanta Brill, Madilyn Carey, Claire Farnham, Amaia Mayberry, 3rd Place Drummond Team 1, Glen Drall, Chase Hedican, Kennedy McKinney and Cameron McKinney.
Congratulations to all team members and their coaches for all your hard work and for helping making this a great event!
A special “Thank You” to our pronouncer: Lisa Jablonski and our tournament judges Dinny Bolka and Sandra Szafranski.
Submitted by: Mary Maderich
Senator Janet Bewley presented Exceptional Writers Awards!
The CESA 12 Writer's Workshop was a great day of learning for area students who, throughout the school year, wrote books and got them published through the CESA 12 Gifted and Talented Grant. Students from 7 area districts finished books and were selected to participate in a day of learning from authors and instructor at CESA on different types of writing techniques. Author Naomi Musch talked to the students about authoring a book and the work put into editing that must be done before a book can be published. Author Mary Amato came in via webinar to show the student the process which she used to get good ideas for a book and how to write songs. Also present was Mark Schwingle of DPI and Senator Janet Bewley who presented our Exceptional Writers Awards.
The CESA #12 STEM Career Conference was held April 10th at WITC, Northland College and CESA 12. This year's conference focused on STEM Careers for 7th and 8th-grade students from 11 area school districts. Students attended sessions on natural sciences, energy, computers & robotics, criminal justice, water science, nursing, welding and machine tool, and much more! We've added more trade careers topics to interest students good careers that have good pay, but students don't always know about them. This conference objective was to get students to realize that there are good careers and education available right here in our region.
STEM Career conference 2018
Tech Camp - June 19-21, 2018 at WITC - Ashland Campus $300 per registration
Sessions to choose from
Adobe Spark Video - Adobe Spark's free onlline video maker helps you easily create your own professional and custom videos in minutes, no design skills needed
All Things Google - This is a work session. If you have questioins about any app you have encountered during camp and have questions, this is the place for you.
BadgerLink, WI Public Television/WI Media Lab - A quick review of Wisconsin sponsored resource website. Learn how to navigate mounds of data, find out what these free resources have to offer!
Google Chrome Browser & Extensions - Learn about the power of the Chrome browser and get extensions that will make your work a breeze.
Chromebooks 101 - Learn about Chromebook settings and tricks that will make using the Chromebook a breeze. Learn how to store information and work offline.
Code.org In the Classroom - Want to add coding to the curriculum in your classroom? Learn how to navigate the Code.org platform, decide which course to introduce your class to, and how to best manage your class.
Code.org in the Classroom-Advanced - Learn about the advanced coding activities within Code.org. Go beyond the courses and get your students developing more elaborate games and data driven applications. FUN!!
Digital Storytelling with StoryJumper - Learn how to use StoryJumper to create digital storybooks.
Easy Photo Editing - Learn about a variety of free online tools that make editing and displaying your photos easy.
Gmail & Google + Beginner - Learn how to use Gmail to save time and learn tips to get the most out of Gmail. Also learn about Google + which is the social media outlet for the DPI and many more great resources
Google Classroom Advanced & Calendar - Learn new and advanced features of Classroom, including how it integrates with Google Calendar.
Google Classroom Beginner - This session will introduce Google Classroom to those that have never used it, as well as share some ways that I have used it in my classes! Many of my examples will be from my library elementary classes, but the skills learned can be transferred to any class.
Google Docs & Draw for Beginners - Learn all of the menu settings to create a document, use add-ons, margins, formatting, and settings. Use Draw to add watermarks, background images or borders to a document.
Google Forms & Autograde - In this session we will learn how to create google forms, and look at the data that is created from a form. Also, we'll learn how to create a quiz in Forms, and use the "Autograde" feature.
Google Maps & Google Earth - This session will introduce you to Google Maps & Google Earth. Learn how to use them in the classroom.
Google Sheets Beginner - Learn what a spreadsheet is and why you want to know, even if you are not a math teacher. Learn the basics of managing, accessing, and analysing all your interesting data! Get more use out of the data you get from your google forms!
Google Sheets Advanced - Formulas and filtering and scripting! Oh, my!
Google Sites - Get a good start on building a website for your classroom or group. You'll walk away with all the skills you need to make an awesome site.
Google Slides Beginner - Google Slides is an online presentations app that allows you to show off your work in a visual way. It lets you collaborate with others creating slides in real time. You can insert text boxes, images, videos, shapes, arrows, equations, and callouts.
Grade Band Breakouts - In this session we will wrap up our Camp Activity and share our learning.
iMovie & Green Screen - Learn how to use iMovie and use a green screen with students.
ITL Breakout Sessions - In this session you will look at the Information & Technology Literacy skills, get ready for our Camp Activity, and exchange lesson ideas that align to the standards.
Making Posters & Flyers - Create amazing posters, flyers and social media graphics. Thousands of templates, free downloads and easy tools.
Malware, Password Security, and Staying Safe - Learn how to keep yourself and your computer safe. And how to teach your students these things :)
Mini EdCamp - We will have a Mini Ed Camp in the morning of the last day. This session will be facilitated by Kristin Legler of the Wisconsin Media Lab and Wisconsin Public Television. The 3 hour Ed Camp will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about apps, grade level or content area applications, curriculum or resource questions, and so much more!
Quiz & Polling Tools - Learn about different quiz and polling tools to engage your students and capture learning success as it happens!
Screen Capture & Flipped Lessons - Learn how to use Jing and ScreenCastify for blending your classroom instruction and recording lessons, messages to parents and more.
SketchUp 3D Modeling - SketchUp is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film nad video game design. You will learn the basics of the tools, how to use wiht 3D printing, and brainstorm how to use it across the curriculum.
Social Media - TBD
Taking Your Students Global! - In this session you will learn about ways to connect your students to students around the world. Create friendships, promote global awareness and encourage global citizenship resources to address ITL and 21st Century Learning Skills & Standards.
Teach Like a Pirate - Rediscover the reason why you teach! Find your educational inspiration, explore practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement. Ey Ey matey!
Tech Tips to Engage Readers K-8 - From improving close reading strategies and enriching fluency interventions to enhancing read alouds, this workshop will offer a wide variety of exciting new ways for teachers to use technology to engage readers. Participants will interact with a variety of online resources and have a chance to try new strategies for incorporating technology into the reading class.
Tools for Teaching ITL Skills - With new ITL Standards in place, do you have the online tools to implement them into your classroom? In this session, I will introduce a variety of online tools and resources to help make implementary of ITLS in your classroom easier.
Troubleshooting Technology - Get your troubleshooting skills sharpened and learn how to troubleshoot a myriad of technology problems.
Virtual Reality in the Classroom - Learn about using Google Expeditions in the classroom. Try out the VR gear that is available for checkout in the CESA 12 IMC
Register online here: https://login.myquickreg.com
Working on the Work (WOW) April 25 and 26, 2018
How do you define student voice? Recently, the Working On the Work (WOW) participants from CESA 12 and across the state explored this topic with Dr. Russ Quaglia. Research from the Quaglia Institute shows that students who feel they have a voice in their school are the following:
4 times more likely to have self-worth
7 times more likely to be motivated to learn
8 times more likely to experience engagement
9 times more likely experience purpose in school
So… how do you define student voice? How do you think students define student voice?
Dr. Quaglia defined the components of student voice as
1. Sharing thoughts, ideas, and opinions that are genuine in an environment underpinned by trust and respect.
2. Offering realistic suggestions and expectations for the good of the whole.
3. Accepting responsibility not only for what you say, but also for what needs to be done.
WOW is a DPI sponsored event offered free to all educators at twelve CESA locations with free resources available at WOW a’ la Carte on the DPI website. CESA 12 schools that participated in this event included Ashland, Bayfield, Butternut, Hayward, Maple, Mellen, South Shore, and Washburn. Next year’s WOW has been planned with a great lineup of education leaders such as Gloria Ladsen-Billings, Suzy Rollins Peppers, and Shelley Moore plus a day of reflection and action planning. Register your team today!
WORKING ON THE WORK (WOW)
Submitted by: Julie Jensen
Motivational Interviewing in Schools:
Conversations to Improve Behavior and Learning
by Stephen Rollnick, Sebastian G. Kaplan, and Richard Rutschman
Online Book Study | June 4-29, 2018
This interactive, guided online book study provides a forum for school leaders to explore, in theory and practice, motivational interviewing (MI) as a practice to improve behavior and learning. Over a four-week period from June 4 to 29, participants will become familiar with the skills of MI and application to K-12 student conversations about behavior change.
Joe and George hosted a traditional Brazilian dinner fundraiser to help cover the cost of their trip. The food was excellent!
Joe and George Tuttle are your typical teens. 16 year old high school students, hanging out with friends, participating in extracurricular activities and working a part-time job or two throughout the year. That’s where “typical” ends and remarkable begins. These boys were born with an eye condition that impacts their visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, and causes them to have a sensitivity to light. But, this does not stop them from participating in the things they love and it definitely doesn’t limit their dreams. Joe and George both run cross country in the fall, ski cross country in the winter and participate in track and field in spring. They enjoy downhill skiing and are involved in many ski clubs outside of school. They work at the local grocery store, volunteer at the hospital, raise sheep, attend camps throughout the summer and travel with various groups any chance they get. But, that isn’t enough for them. They applied through the Rotary to be foreign exchange students and they were accepted! Next school year as they begin their junior year they will be living thousands of miles away in Brazil, attending school and living with 3 separate host families. They are going to be living in cities much larger than their current town of Drummond. George is heading to Belo Horizonte which has a population of 2.5 million people and Joe is going to Palmas, a city of almost 300,000. In their spare time they have been working hard to learn Portuguese as it is the national language of Brazil and English is not widely spoken throughout the country. George and Joe do not let their visual impairment stand in the way of fulfilling their dreams; they will achieve anything they put their mind to. As their teacher, I am extremely proud of their courage and ambition as they take on this amazing adventure. An unforgettable experience awaits them! Good luck and have fun!!!
Submitted by: Mary Turba
CESA #12 Students with Visual Impairments Attend Arrowhead Youth Games
Recently, elementary and middle school students traveled from Hurley, Ashland and Spooner to attend the Arrowhead Youth Games at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Courage Kenny offered this free field day, which was filled with adaptive rec and leisure activities specifically designed for elementary and middle school students in special education. The kids had the opportunity to try out archery, bike riding, wheelchair races, bowling, juggling, obstacle courses, bocce ball, ladder golf and many other fun games and activities. Our students had a blast as they played these games with their new friends and tried activities they’ve never done before. It was a great opportunity for them to socialize with other kids with visual impairments and develop new friendships along the way. Check out all the fun we had!!!
Kids paddle forest to Lake
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