Literacy, Language Arts, & Science

Current Courses



Course Descriptions


AMPe It Up! How to Embed Authentic Writing in Art, Music, and Physical Education Without Giving Up the Class Objectives (NEW!)  
Instructor: Peggy Grafwallner
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Most students don’t think of writing in their art, music, or physical education class; however, imagine what could happen if students expected to write in these classes?  In addition, writing can be embedded into these areas without taking away from the objectives of the class.  This interactive and collaborative workshop will demonstrate research-based strategies to show how to embed authentic writing opportunities in art, music and physical education.

  • March 9-10, 2018  Milwaukee
  • April 20-21, 2018  Green Bay
  • July 17-18, 2018  Middleton

 

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (NEW!)
Instructor: Laura Roeker
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

This course explores the connection teachers must make between students’ home cultures and school culture. With a primary focus on Latino and African American students, this course will teach you tips on how to engage these learners, how to match your classroom management and speech to that of their home culture, how to run a successful bilingual parent/teacher conference, and how home visits can build trusting relationships with families.  You will leave feeling more confident than ever in meeting the needs of all learners!

  • June 19-20, 2018  Green Bay
  • June 26-27, 2018  Middleton
  • July 10-11, 2018  Milwaukee


 

Hands On, Minds On Science
Instructor: Larry Scheckel
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

This class is a physical science workshop.  Many “make and take” items will be created, with all materials supplied or easy to obtain.  Several competitions for your classroom will be demonstrated as well.  Make science relevant to your students and discover effective means of harnessing students’ natural enthusiasm. 

  • February 9-10, 2018  La Crosse
     

Journaling Tools & Techniques: Inspiring Students and Educators
Instructors: Carol Carlin & Madeline Huston
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Journal writing is a powerful tool that transforms an experience into learning.  Insights gained from student journals are powerful indicators of student growth and understanding, providing feedback essential to meeting curriculum standards. Educators will explore a wide variety of journaling modes and current journaling practices, include differentiation and response to intervention, and create a space to learn and share strategies that really work.

  • April 20-21, 2018  Milwaukee
  • July 23-24, 2018  Green Bay
     

Music: The Muse to Inspire Reluctant Writers (NEW!)
Instructor: Andrea Bell-Myers
Credits: 1            
Type: Online

Have you ever wondered how to motivate your most reluctant writers? Then this on-line workshop is for you! Learn how to select appropriate music for your classroom setting to inspire writing. Learn how to integrate music as your muse, encouraging writing in various genres. Experience hands –on activities to understand how music and other creative arts are relevant and meaningful to writing

  • April 9 - 27, 2018  Online
  • July 22 - August 9, 2018  Online


 

Notice and Note: Strategies to Promote Thinking Skills with Middle Grade Students (NEW!)
Instructor: Theresa Stanley
Credits: 1            
Type: Online

This course is designed to assist middle grade teachers with facilitating deeper comprehension skills of students. Teachers will learn signposts that can be implemented with students focusing on connections within and across texts, providing evidence for statements and opinions, presenting information in logical order, and use of vocabulary specific to topics of discussion. Integration of anchor charts and graphic organizers to “cement” ideas will be explored.

  • January 29 - February 23, 2018  Online
     

Planning and Implementing Differentiated Literacy in K-2 (NEW!)
Instructor: Theresa Stanley
Credits: 1            
Type: Online

This course is designed to help teachers examine their literacy assessments and formulate literacy lessons that directly target individual and small group needs. Plans will be tailored to guided reading or implementation within your school’s Response to Intervention framework. Instruction is based on research-based strategies and recommendations from Wisconsin’s Response to Intervention guidelines.

  • March 26 - April 20, 2018  Online

 

Response to Intervention: Strategies to Increase Reading and Writing Achievement with Struggling Learners (grades 9-12) (NEW!)
Instructor: Theresa Stanley
Credits: 1            
Type: Online

This course will address the main text structures that our 9-12 students struggle with. We will learn how to teach close reading and note-taking strategies that will help focus reading on key ideas. Finally, the process of writing integration will be discussed so that students can learn the close reading/text structure/graphic organizer/writing application process.

  • June 18 - July 13, 2018  Online

     

Using Choice to Engage and Motivate the Developing Reader  (NEW!)
Instructor: Peggy Grafwallner
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

For many students, disciplinary reading has been a mysterious concept that they have never quite mastered. Usually textbooks readings are assigned beyond their lexile level.  As a result, students become frustrated, sometimes affecting their classroom behavior. In this interactive and collaborative workshop, research-based strategies will be shared, demonstrating how giving students a choice of disciplinary text can motivate and engage.

  • February 16-17, 2018  Green Bay
  • June 26-27, 2018  Milwaukee

     

 

Using Thoughtful Logs to Lift Reading Comprehension (NEW!)
Instructor: Laura Roeker
Credits: 1            
Type: Face-to-Face

Research tells us that writing about reading lifts reading comprehension—but how do you fit writing about reading into an already busy literacy block? The answer lies in thoughtful logs. In this course, we will look at how teachers can effectively use thoughtful logs to help their students comprehend texts at a deeper level. You will learn how to set up student thoughtful logs, as well as how to manage them in a low-stress way in your classroom.

  • February 16-17, 2018  Milwaukee
  • April 6-7, 2018  Green Bay
  • July 24-25, 2018  Middleton
  • August 7-8, 2018  La Crosse