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September 2017

LIFE LONG READERS

September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Jennica Westfahl & Carrie Sgarlata - Literacy Coaches, Glendale River Hills School District Being a reader is one of life’s most important skills. Research shows that 20 minutes of daily reading at home will expose kids to 1.8 million words over the course of a year! In this workshop, parents of children with special needs will learn how to support and encourage their child to read at home by fostering daily reading habits that grow literacy, build vocabulary development and…

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October 2017

SOCIAL MEDIA & SMART PHONES

October 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Staci D. Steen, Certified Law Enforcement Instructor & Retired Milwaukee Police Officer This presentation covers what every parent and educator needs to know to protect children from serious criminal liability.

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November 2017

GROWTH MINDSET

November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Mark Scheiber, Director of Instruction, Glendale-River Hills School District Participants in this presentation will learn how to promote the development of a growth mindset in themselves and in their child. Participants will learn how to help children develop a belief in effort, a love for challenge, and resilience in the face of adversity. The focus of the presentation will be on parenting but can be applied in a classroom setting as well.

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SOCIAL MEDIA & SMART PHONES

November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Staci D. Steen, Certified Law Enforcement Instructor & Retired Milwaukee Police Officer This presentation covers what every parent and educator needs to know to protect children from serious criminal liability.

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December 2017

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ADHD

December 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Patric Mattek, Ph.D. Dr. Patric Mattek, a clinical psychologist, will discuss the nature and neurobiology of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and our brain’s executive functions. The impact of potential deficits in executive functioning will be discussed, as will the construct of ADHD. Youth with deficits in executive functioning can face significant challenges in school, socially, and at home. Dr. Mattek will discuss potential interventions and strategies for promoting success across those domains.

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January 2018

HELPING TODAY’S YOUTH IN CRISIS (including QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention)

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Dr. Bob DuBois, PhD, Social Sciences Instructor, Waukesha County Technical College While in many ways, today’s youth are doing better than the youth of the past, they are not immune to the increasing stress of modern life.  In this presentation, we will review current research related to the prevalence and nature of mental illness and suicidal behavior among today’s youth. Participants will learn how to recognize and help youth in crisis and will earn certification as QPR Gatekeepers for Suicide…

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February 2018

WHAT’S AHEAD IN SPECIAL ED?

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Barbara A. Van Haren, PhD, Director, Special Education Team & Rebecca L. Collins, Director, Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction What will current federal and state initiatives mean for special education in Wisconsin? Learn about how the Every Student Succeed Act (formerly No Child Left Behind) and Results Driven Accountability (RDA), the recently revised federal accountability system, will impact students with IEPs in Wisconsin. This presentation will provide a Department of Public Instruction Update on initiatives,…

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WRITE ON

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jennica Westfahl & Carrie Sgarlata - Literacy Coaches, Glendale River Hills School District The ability to express oneself through writing is a critical, but a complex skill. As children begin to learn how to write, they progress through a variety of developmental stages which are necessary to eventually become a competent, articulate writer.  Parents will learn how to support their child at home through these stages and also understand the importance of children producing a published piece as well as…

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March 2018

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ANXIETY: IDENTIFICATION, INTERVENTION AND PARENT EDUCATION

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N Lake Shore Dr.
Mequon, WI 53097 United States
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David M. Jacobi, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist: Child and Adolescent CBT Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital This talk will provide an overview of the most frequently occurring anxiety disorders. The identification and differential diagnosis of these disorders will be discussed within the framework of current DSM 5 criteria. The basic principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) will be reviewed and exposure-based interventions for anxiety disorders will be offered. I will discuss family accommodation and offer guidance on how parents can effectively manage anxiety…

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April 2018

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AND SCHOOLS – WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD RESILIENCE

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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David Woodford, Student Assistance Coordinator, Pewaukee School District In this session, participants will learn about and participate in learning activities related to: Defining & understanding the prevalence & effects of trauma Defining Trauma Sensitive or Trauma Informed Schools Understanding researched resilience & risk factors & current DPI & national initiatives Learning how to work collaboratively with schools to create a trauma informed environment Learning how to use the child/parent/school partnership to build on resilience factors

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FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AT HOME: STRATEGIES FOR FAMILIES

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
WCTC RTA Center, 800 Main St.
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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James B. Vetter, Ed.M. April 25, 2018 from 9am-12:30pm WCTC Young people tend to learn some of their most important lessons about emotions and relationships at home. In this lively, interactive workshop, Boston-based social and emotional learning consultant Jim Vetter will guide participants in learning and practicing effective strategies and processes that parents and other adults at home can use to help children and adolescents successfully identify and manage emotions, understand the perspectives of others, build strong relationships, and make…

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May 2018

NURTURING A POWERFUL LEARNER

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Ryan Krohn, Director - The Institute for Personalized Learning Describing personalized learning for someone who is new to the idea or hasn’t experienced it can be difficult. We all have our own memories and perceptions about education; consequently, well-designed environments that place the learner at the center can sound utopian.  Yet, tens of thousands of students who attend schools that participate in the Institute for Personalized Learning network, experience this powerful way of learning every day. In this session we…

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FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

May 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Ron Mirr, President of RM Consulting & CAFE (the Center for Active Family Engagement) In this workshop participants will be introduced to research from the past 20 years as well as the US Department of Education’s Dual Capacity–Framework for Effective Family School Partnerships that demonstrates how certain types of family engagement positively impact student learning. Through an interactive self-reflection exercise, participants will also learn about the conditions that must be present in every school to provide a solid foundation for…

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September 2018

COLLABORATIVE & PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING MODEL

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Kimberly R. Hopkins, LICSW, Director of Outreach and Communications at Lives in the Balance Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the empirically supported model Dr.Ross Greene describes in his influential books, The Explosive Child, Lost at School, and the recently released books, Lost and Found and Raising Human Beings. The CPS model provides a compassionate understanding of kids’ behavioral challenges and a non-adversarial, effective approach for reducing challenging behavior, improving communication, and repairing relationships. This model has been implemented…

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October 2018

MEETING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: IEPs, 504 PLANS, AND RESOLVING CONFLICT

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Attorney Renae Aldana and Cheri Sylla, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator, CESA 1 Preparing students with disabilities to be college, career, and community ready is the goal of every school in Wisconsin. To do this, students, who are determined eligible, receive special education services and supports through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Other students, who do not qualify for special education, may receive accommodations through a 504 Plan.  All of this can be confusing and overwhelming to understand and to…

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SCHOOL SAFETY

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenters: Trisha Kilpin, School Social Worker; Steve Lodes, Principal; Colleen McHugh-Moore, Director of Pupil Services; Sue Williams, School Psychologist, Greendale School District Maintaining a safe school environment includes prevention of a crisis, response during a crisis and response after a crisis.  Staff from the Greendale School District will share information about strategies that they, and other school districts, implement in order to provide the safest learning environment possible.  Families will also be provided recommendations as to how they can assist…

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November 2018

THE THREE DEADLY ACCOMMODATIONS

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Cindi Pichler, Independence First Did you know that there are accommodations that are routinely offered in elementary, middle and high school that are not offered on the job??  These same accommodations may not be available, or may be offered in a different format, in college and technical schools. Will your student be ready for the differences??  What options are available if a student is using one of these “deadly” accommodations?? This workshop will discuss accommodations and expectations of the…

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HELPING OUR KIDS NAVIGATE THE STRONG PULL OF TECHNOLOGY

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs Hotel), 2810 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072 United States
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Presenter: Dr. Michael Mazius Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Mazius, will present recent findings on the pros and cons of technology as it shapes us and our children.  Further, Dr. Mazius will describe new, important and seemingly counterintuitive ways in which we can assist our children and adolescents in developing self-control, a keener sense of time, balance and good judgment when technology takes center stage.  This approach, often referred to as, Co-Engagement, also sets the tone for a healthy, growing parent-child…

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