Wabash Valley Education Center

3061 Benton Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: (765) 463-1589


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WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY:

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.

* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop, will pay 50% of the registration fee.

* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full registration fee.

* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees
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In the event of inclement weather:

Please check our website at www.esc5.k12.in.us for workshop delays or cancellations.

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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
September
9/19/2018 10:00 AM
- 2:00 PM
National IPA/K12 Indiana Vendor Fair - Cancelled
Registration Closed
Open house to introduce national IPA/K12 Indiana Vendors to our members
9/20/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Debbie Diller - Next Steps with Literacy Work Stations: Adding Rigor and Relevance (K-3)
Registration Closed
If your teachers are already teaching with literacy work stations and understand the basics, this training option offers 'next steps' and 'going deeper with work stations. National presenter, Debbie Diller, will help teachers evaluate and reflect upon the independent work their students are doing at literacy work stations and focuses on adding the elements of rigor and relevance to existing classroom work stations.
9/20/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *Understanding and Preparing for the New iLearn English Language Arts Assessments (Grades 3-8)
Registration Closed
Come join us for a day of digging into the new iLearn resources and sample items. This hands-on day of learning will include: • A brief background of why the test is changing and how it is different from ISTEP • Information regarding timelines for testing, scoring and reporting • A Discussion of the major changes between ISTEP and iLearn • Learn how to use the NEW iLearn BLUEPRINTS for instructional purposes • Learn how to utilize the NEW ITEM SPECIFICATIONS for instructional purposes • Access sample items and resources for similar types of problems for student practice • Review and identify what makes a quality DOK 1, 2 and 3 item • how the new assessment will impact your curriculum maps, pacing guides and instruction • Share ideas and resources with other similar educators
9/21/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Debbie Diller - Math Work Stations (K-3)
National Presenter, Debbie Diller, will help teachers set up and teach with math work stations that connect to whole group and small group instruction and tie to state and NCTM standards. The day will include practical suggestions for establishing, managing, and using math work stations in K-2 or grades 3-5. Debbie also helps teachers learn how to organize their math materials so they can use hands-on methods (with all those manipulatives) more effectively! An emphasis on academic vocabulary and increasing students' 'math talk' is included.
9/25/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Creating an Interactive Math Experience (6-12)
Recently teachers are having to find ways to prepare students for new generation standardized tests, all with no training or resources. With this, teachers are tasked with creating activities for their classes that increase the depth of knowledge (DOK). This is no small task for today's teacher. Come join the fun as we learn how to create new ways to engage students in your math class and create a larger discourse built around math. This workshop will include technology enhanced activities as well as paper-and-pencil items you can use the very next day. Presented by Kyle Kline.
9/26/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Introduction to Balanced Math (K-6)
What does it take for students to have a robust understanding of the mathematical standards? Learn what it takes to have a balanced approach to the teaching of mathematics. Topics include Problem Solving, Number Work, Inspecting Equations, and Fluency & Maintenance. Presented by Courtney Flessner.
9/26/2018 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaches Networking Session #1
These curricular meetings are designed to support the Instructional Leaders in the WVEC member districts and schools. Each meeting will include: • Receive a professional resource. This could include, but is not limited to ASCD publications and/or other professional books and magazines/articles. • Time to network and discuss critical issues that you, as an Instructional Leader are facing. • Content for the morning session of the meeting will be determined by the group to meet the needs of all. • Training and practice for how to implement the IMPACT CYCLE, a model for instructional coaching, will be the focus in the afternoon.
9/26/2018 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaching Companion Network 2018-2019
Join the 2018-2019 WVEC Coaching Companion Network! Designed for all coaches (math, literacy, tech, instructional, etc.), this is also great for curriculum and instruction, principals, and teachers in charge of PD. The cost of this network includes: *4 networking/PD sessions at WVEC (Coaches Networking Sessions) on September 26, November 6, January 15, and April 16. *Specially designed afternoon of PD using the IMPACT CYCLE for improving instruction in the classroom *Subscription to ASCD Educational Leadership *Subscription to ASCD ACTIVATE *Subscription to The Main Idea
9/27/2018 9:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
HOBART: Google Basics for the Office - AM Session
If you ever think, “there’s got to be a better way to do this!” while managing all of your files, documents, and data on your computer and in your office, there is! Come learn the basics of Google and how it can change your daily workflow. Learn how to create, edit, manage, and share Google docs, slides, forms, and all of the other amazing tools Google has to offer. Learn how to make your office more efficient by managing your paperwork through technology sources. Leave this introductory session feeling confident that you’ll not only save a few trees, but that your office will be more organized and more efficient. Please bring a laptop with you to the training.
9/27/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Tech Like a Pirate! - Presented by Matt Miller
Don't just teach a lesson ... create an experience! Turn your classes into engagement-packed, 'gotta tell my friends' learning attractions where technology is the catalyst, helping learning go from good to great! This session is a techy spin off of Dave Burgess's bestselling book, 'Teach Like a PIRATE.' You'll learn about creative ways to assess student knowledge, games to boost the fun factor, virtual events to connect students to the world, and more! We'll have fun, play some games of our own, win prizes and practice new ideas hands-on. Are you ready to Tech Like a PIRATE? (Grades K-12)
9/27/2018 12:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: Google Basics for the Office - PM Session
If you ever think, “there’s got to be a better way to do this!” while managing all of your files, documents, and data on your computer and in your office, there is! Come learn the basics of Google and how it can change your daily workflow. Learn how to create, edit, manage, and share Google docs, slides, forms, and all of the other amazing tools Google has to offer. Learn how to make your office more efficient by managing your paperwork through technology sources. Leave this introductory session feeling confident that you’ll not only save a few trees, but that your office will be more organized and more efficient. Please bring a laptop with you to the training.
9/28/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Cooperative Learning in the Math Classroom (6-12)
This workshop will focus on getting the students to discuss and collaborate together to complete assignments, solve equations, and attempt mathematically rich problems. Many simple and easy Cooperative Learning strategies and techniques will be discussed and modeled. Excerpts from Spencer Kagan’s books will be discussed. This workshop is designed to get the students more responsible for their own learning and less dependent on the teacher for direct step by step guidance. Presented by Bill Reed.
October
10/1/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Meaningful Technology Integration in Today's Social Studies Classroom (3-12)
Teachers will learn a variety of technological tools that they can use in their social studies classrooms to increase student engagement leading to increased retention and achievement. You will leave this workshop with the tools to: • Ignite student interest in historical events using technology • Increase the amount of time-on-task with engaging curriculum • Improve retention through immersive online learning experiences
10/3/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*8th Annual WVEC EL Conference - Wednesday, October 3
Join us for WVEC’s 8th Annual EL Conference: Engage EVERY English Learner. We are excited to announce the conference will be at a NEW LOCATION - Courtyard Marriott in Lafayette! This year’s keynote speaker is Tonya Ward Singer, national EL speaker, consultant, and author! As always, there will be multiple presenters and breakout sessions for every grade level. This one-day conference will be held on two days. BOTH DAYS WILL BE EXACTLY THE SAME. You may choose to attend one day or you can register for BOTH days to attend more sessions! This registration is for Wednesday, October 3rd.
10/3/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *Understanding and Preparing for the New iLearn Math Assessments (3-8)
THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE SEPTEMBER 6 WORKSHOP! Spend the day discussing the new iLearn blueprints and how they impact classroom instruction. Important details about new iLearn assessments will be shared including: • A deep dive into the iLearn Instructional Blueprints and item specifications • Information on the new performance tasks that will be a part of the assessment • Sample problems and an opportunity to see a sample test format • Tech related information for iLearn • Time to network with other professionals and plan for your next steps!
10/4/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*8th Annual WVEC EL Conference - Thursday, October 4
Join us for WVEC’s 8th Annual EL Conference: Engage EVERY English Learner. We are excited to announce the conference will be at a NEW LOCATION - Courtyard Marriott in Lafayette! This year’s keynote speaker is Tonya Ward Singer, national EL speaker, consultant, and author! As always, there will be multiple presenters and breakout sessions for every grade level. This one-day conference will be held on two days. BOTH DAYS WILL BE EXACTLY THE SAME. You may choose to attend one day or you can register for BOTH days to attend more sessions! This registration is for Thursday, October 4th.
10/4/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *Understanding and Preparing for the New iLearn ELA Assessments (3-8)
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE SEPTEMBER 20 WORKSHOP! Come join us for a day of digging into the new iLearn resources and sample items. This hands-on day of learning will include: • A brief background of why the test is changing and how it is different from ISTEP • Information regarding timelines for testing, scoring and reporting • A Discussion of the major changes between ISTEP and iLearn • Learn how to use the NEW iLearn BLUEPRINTS for instructional purposes • Learn how to utilize the NEW ITEM SPECIFICATIONS for instructional purposes • Access sample items and resources for similar types of problems for student practice • Review and identify what makes a quality DOK 1, 2 and 3 item • how the new assessment will impact your curriculum maps, pacing guides and instruction • Share ideas and resources with other similar educators
10/9/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
MakerSpace Training (K-8)
In this workshop we will look at the origins of Makerspaces and how they can be developed for schools. This will include, but not be limited to, research about Makerspaces and their basic design. Through discussions and research we will work through planning, materials and possible setup and design ideas. Using the Cumberland Makerspace trailer we will explore one possible route for a makerspace design. Presented by David Brantley.
10/10/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Understanding and Preparing for the New iLearn Math Assessments (Grades 3-8)
Come join us for a day of digging into the new iLearn resources and sample items. This hands-on day of learning will include: • A brief background of why the test is changing and how it is different from ISTEP • Information regarding timelines for testing, scoring and reporting • A Discussion of the major changes between ISTEP and iLearn • Learn how to use the NEW iLearn BLUEPRINTS for instructional purposes • Learn how to utilize the NEW ITEM SPECIFICATIONS for instructional purposes • Access sample items and resources for similar types of problems for student practice • Review and identify what makes a quality DOK 1, 2 and 3 item • how the new assessment will impact your curriculum maps, pacing guides and instruction • Share ideas and resources with other similar educators
10/11/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Understanding and Preparing for the New iLearn English Language Arts Assessments (Grades 3-8)
Come join us for a day of digging into the new iLearn resources and sample items. This hands-on day of learning will include: • A brief background of why the test is changing and how it is different from ISTEP • Information regarding timelines for testing, scoring and reporting • A Discussion of the major changes between ISTEP and iLearn • Learn how to use the NEW iLearn BLUEPRINTS for instructional purposes • Learn how to utilize the NEW ITEM SPECIFICATIONS for instructional purposes • Access sample items and resources for similar types of problems for student practice • Review and identify what makes a quality DOK 1, 2 and 3 item • how the new assessment will impact your curriculum maps, pacing guides and instruction • Share ideas and resources with other similar educators
10/15/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Supporting New English Learners in Your Classroom
Daniel Bundridge and Jennifer Kwiatkowski of EdgED Consulting will focus on strategies and tools to support new English Learners into your school. They will bring data-driven, research-based tools and strategies that will support all staff and help English Learners be successful in all content areas. The intended audience for this workshop is teachers, Title III, special education, EL staff, instructional coaches, administrators and central office staff.
10/15/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms - Presented by Kevin Dill
This training explores how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact learning, increase maladaptive behavior and impair social-emotional skill development in students. Attendees will learn strategies to develop a trauma sensitive classroom that will move students from working in the limbic system part of their brain to the pre-frontal cortex part of their brain, increase attention, reduce irresponsible behavior, help student regulate and improve overall competencies. Presented by Kevin Dill.
10/17/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *Math Strategies That Support ELs in the Classroom - Presented by Tami Hicks
The new Math standards and assessments are full of reading and language. This often complicates understanding for English Learners, Special Education, and struggling readers. This workshop will provide teachers with solid evidence based strategies for increasing math understanding and achievement with their most diverse learners
10/18/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *Building Academic Language to Support ELs in the K-12 Classroom
This workshop will take a critical look at the role of Academic Vocabulary in developing comprehension skills. We will investigate the top 15 A-List Academic Words that most impact student learning and achievement. In addition, we will look at how to develop academic language for our English Learners as well as Native speakers. Strategies for developing Tier II and III words in the classroom will be shared. Each participant will receive a Professional Book on vocabulary/language development, as well as digital resources to use.
November
11/1/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Digital Citizenship and Social Media (K-12)
In this workshop we’ll split time between learning about various powerful and popular social media tools and what digital citizenship is and should look like in your classroom. In this workshop we’ll learn about Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube (and maybe others if time allows). We’ll focus on ways you (and your students) can use social media in your classroom to enhance learning and be teaching your students about digital citizenship using tools they’re interested in. Come tackle your fears of social media, see how seamlessly you can infuse digital citizenship lessons into your “regular school day programming” and have fun doing it while learning about tools that meet your students where they are! Bring your technology with you (which could include your phone, tablet, and/or laptop) to get the most out of this workshop.
11/2/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Mathematical Assessments - How to Help Prepare Students for All Assessments (6-12)
Techniques and resources for helping students prepare for the new ILEARN Assessment along with SAT, ACT, and College Placement Testing will be discussed and modeled. Many resource for the best supplemental materials and easily accessible and ready to work math problems will be shared. Proven methods to help your students perform better and score higher will be shared during this workshop. Presented by Bill Reed.
11/5/2018 8:30 AM
- 12:00 PM
Governing Board Meeting
WVEC Member School Corporation Superintendents - Plan to join us for the 2018 WVEC Governing Board Meeting. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 with a special presentation of 'Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom - For Superintendents' presented by Kevin Dill at 9:00. The business portion will be conducted after the presentation and the meeting will conclude at noon. While there is no cost for this meeting, we do ask that you register so we will know how many plan to attend to ensure we have a quorum.
11/6/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *The Most Powerful Solutions for Eliminating Chronic Distruptive Behaviors (Kevin Dill)
Want to know the most effective strategies that will stop chronic behavior immediately in its tracks…the tricks that master level teachers use to prevent and eliminate chronic disruptive behavior? This training takes a deeper look at the most effective strategies and interventions for eliminating chronic disruptive behavior within a multi-tiered system of support. You’ll learn and leave with ready to use techniques for Angry, Obnoxious, Defiant, Explosive, Aggressive, Controlling, Arrogant, Noisy, and Maladaptive students. See these techniques in action as presenter Kevin Dill simulates implementation through live role playing.
11/6/2018 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaches Networking Session #2
These curricular meetings are designed to support the Instructional Leaders in the WVEC member districts and schools. Each meeting will include: • Receive a professional resource. This could include, but is not limited to ASCD publications and/or other professional books and magazines/articles. • Time to network and discuss critical issues that you, as an Instructional Leader are facing. • Content for the morning session of the meeting will be determined by the group to meet the needs of all. • Training and practice for how to implement the IMPACT CYCLE, a model for instructional coaching, will be the focus in the afternoon.
11/6/2018 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaching Companion Network 2018-2019
Join the 2018-2019 WVEC Coaching Companion Network! Designed for all coaches (math, literacy, tech, instructional, etc.), this is also great for curriculum and instruction, principals, and teachers in charge of PD. The cost of this network includes: *4 networking/PD sessions at WVEC (Coaches Networking Sessions) on September 26, November 6, January 15, and April 16. *Specially designed afternoon of PD using the IMPACT CYCLE for improving instruction in the classroom *Subscription to ASCD Educational Leadership *Subscription to ASCD ACTIVATE *Subscription to The Main Idea
11/7/2018 9:30 AM
- 2:00 PM
*WVEC Title III Consortium Winter Meeting
WVEC Title III Consortium updates, collaboration, and new resources. More information and an agenda for the day will posted as it becomes available. Lunch will be provided.
11/8/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Comprehension Connections (K-8) - Presented by Tanny McGregor
Join Tanny McGregor for a practical, joy-filled look at comprehension! In this workshop, we'll explore the why and the how of teaching readers to make meaning of text. Through realia, art, music and movement, our students can notice and name comprehension strategies, and move from the concrete to the abstract. Let's spend the day together viewing comprehension through new lenses and adding new lessons to our instructional repertoire. Bonus: The afternoon will emphasize the power of visual literacy in comprehension, and include a 'micro-session' about visual note-taking (aka sketch-noting) for deeper comprehension across grade levels and content areas! This workshop is ideal for K-8 classroom teachers, instructional coaches, reading specialists, curriculum supervisors, and principals.
11/9/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Strategies for Mastering AP Calculus
Practicing teacher, Chris Webb, a trained AP reader, can share insight to help you become familiar with the new MPAC standards, know the topics for the AP test, and become familiar with resources available online.
11/13/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Reading Adoption: Creating a Plan to Choose the Right Publisher for Your District! (K-8)
Come as an individual or come as a team of 5 to learn the strategies of finding the best publisher for your district. You will learn what to look for, how to use a rubric to match your district’s reading needs, and develop the right questions to pinpoint the publisher that will best meet the needs of your schools. Intended Audience: School and District Leaders as well as teachers involved with the adoption process
11/14/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*MTSS: Effective Core Instruction for Elementary ELs (Tom Jenkins)
National Presenter, Dr. Tom Jenkins will be here to share Tier I (core instruction) research based practices for Elementary English Learners that are evidence based.. This workshop will include: • An introduction to the components of SIOP and how these help EL’s in the classroom • Factors to consider when planning for EL’s • Effective Data Analysis for EL’s • Strategies for Language Development • Interventions for EL’s
11/15/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*MTSS: Effective Core Instruction for Secondary ELs (Tom Jenkins)
National Presenter, Dr. Tom Jenkins will be here to share Tier I (core instruction) research based practices for Secondary English Learners that are evidence based. This workshop will include: • An introduction to the components of SIOP and how these help EL’s in the classroom • Factors to consider when planning for EL’s • Effective Data Analysis for EL’s • Strategies for Language Development • Interventions for EL’s
11/16/2018 9:00 AM
- 1:00 PM
*Practice Leads to Confidence: Speaking and Writing with English Learners
In this workshop, participants will learn multiple strategies to meet the needs of English learners in the productive domains of speaking and writing. Giving English learners authentic feedback in speaking and writing is a critical practice in order for them to thrive. Participants will practice many of these strategies and leave ready to implement them in any lesson, at any grade level, and with any content area. Join us for a fun-filled workshop. This workshop will be held at Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette.
11/16/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Introduction to Math Workshop (K-6)
'Math Workshop' is a trendy phrase these days. This workshop builds on the work of Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at Teachers College. Rather than using 'Math Workshop' to mean anything math related, we will take what is known about the benefits of workshop teaching in the areas of literacy and translate that into math classrooms. Presented by Courtney Flessner.
11/19/2018 9:00 AM
*ALL 4 Workshops Presented by Kevin Dill
Attend ALL 4 of Kevin Dill's workshops at WVEC!! November 19 - Most Powerful Solutions for Eliminating Chronic Disruptive Behavior in K-12 Classrooms December 14 - Positive Behavior Support Systems February 6 - Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms March 6 - Creating an Executive Functioning Friendly Classroom
11/19/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Most Powerful Solutions for Eliminating Chronic Disruptive Behavior in K-12 Classrooms
Want to know the most effective strategies that will stop chronic behavior immediately in its tracks…the tricks that master level teachers use to prevent and eliminate chronic disruptive behavior? This training takes a deeper look at the most effective strategies and interventions for eliminating chronic disruptive behavior within a multi-tiered system of support. You’ll learn and leave with ready to use techniques for Angry, Obnoxious, Defiant, Explosive, Aggressive, Controlling, Arrogant, Noisy, and Maladaptive students. See these techniques in action as presenter Kevin Dill simulates implementation through live role playing.
11/20/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Building Academic Language to Support ELs in the K-12 Classroom
This workshop will take a critical look at the role of Academic Vocabulary in developing comprehension skills. We will investigate the top 15 A-List Academic Words that most impact student learning and achievement. In addition, we will look at how to develop academic language for our English Learners as well as Native speakers. Strategies for developing Tier II and III words in the classroom will be shared. Each participant will receive a Professional Book on vocabulary/language development, as well as digital resources to use.
11/27/2018 9:00 AM
- 4:00 PM
Teacher Evaluation Training for New Evaluators
Participants of this training will: 1. Understand effective use of rubrics 2. Gain a better understanding of effective teaching practices which lead to student achievement 3. Understand long and short classroom observations and providing effective feedback to teachers 4. Develop common evaluation language 5. Explore professional development opportunities to help teachers grow in specific areas
11/28/2018 8:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
14 Power Strategies to Boost Reading and Writing Achievement on Standardized Tests (3-12) - Presented by Kristina Smekens
In this era of high-stakes testing, it’s never been more important for students to enter into standardized assessments with essential skills and personal confidence. Throughout this two-day workshop, teachers in grades 3-12 will learn explicit literacy strategies students need in order to be successful on state and national assessments. (Specific references will be made to the new SAT, ACT, and AP exams, Indiana assessment, PARCC, & Smarter Balanced assessment. This is a 2-day workshop that will be held on November 28 and 29. Presented by Kristina Smekens.
11/29/2018 8:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
14 Power Strategies to Boost Reading and Writing Achievement on Standardized Tests (3-12) - Presented by Kristina Smekens
In this era of high-stakes testing, it’s never been more important for students to enter into standardized assessments with essential skills and personal confidence. Throughout this two-day workshop, teachers in grades 3-12 will learn explicit literacy strategies students need in order to be successful on state and national assessments. (Specific references will be made to the new SAT, ACT, and AP exams, Indiana assessment, PARCC, & Smarter Balanced assessment. This is a 2-day workshop that will be held on November 28 and 29. Presented by Kristina Smekens.
11/29/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
HOBART: *The Brain, Behavior, Learning, and Engagement
There has never been a more significant time in the history of education to begin applying the research of neuroscience into our educational practices, assessments and relationships. We are feeling creatures who think and emotional connection drives all that we employ within our schools, classrooms and communities. In this 1-day professional development, we will explore the brain, research beneath brain development for educators, emotional regulation, the critical executive function skills of attention and engagement and relationships, and tangible research based strategies that prime the brain for positive emotion, behavior and deepened learning!
December
12/4/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Math Strategies that Support English Learners in the Classroom
The new Math standards and assessments are full of reading and language. This often complicates understanding for English Learners, Special Education, and struggling readers. This workshop will provide teachers with solid evidence based strategies for increasing math understanding and achievement with their most diverse learners. Participants will walk away with: • An understanding of the language demands in the current Math Standards and assessments • Strategies that can be implemented in the classroom immediately • Strategies that can be used to develop language and content knowledge at the same time….at any level • Strategies for scaffolding and differentiating math instruction for EL’s and other Diverse learners • A beginning plan for implementing strategies
12/5/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*The Brain, Behavior, Learning, and Engagement
There has never been a more significant time in the history of education to begin applying the research of neuroscience into our educational practices, assessments and relationships. We are feeling creatures who think and emotional connection drives all that we employ within our schools, classrooms and communities. In this 1-day professional development, we will explore the brain, research beneath brain development for educators, emotional regulation, the critical executive function skills of attention and engagement and relationships, and tangible research based strategies that prime the brain for positive emotion, behavior and deepened learning!
12/6/2018 8:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Deepening Comprehension with the Six Steps of Vocabulary Instruction (Grades 2-12)
This strategy-rich workshop for teachers in grades 2-12 is all about helping students improve comprehension by developing a deep understanding of core academic vocabulary. No more is vocabulary instruction about rote memorization. Now the emphasis is on providing students with multiple exposures to key terms so that they truly “own” content-area words. This workshop will unveil current research on teaching vocabulary while tying these findings to dozens of instructional strategies that are both practical and engaging.
12/7/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Co-Teaching Strategies to Support Diverse Learners
Have Special Education students or English Language Learners in your classroom? Join us for a dynamic presentation on Co-Teaching to support diverse learners in the classroom! This full day professional development will leave you with an exciting taste of how to utilize a colleague who shares your classroom and your students. You will learn the true definition of Co-Teaching, along with the real life application. Leave with strategies to support those diverse learners using Co-Teaching!
12/11/2018 9:00 AM
- 4:00 PM
*'I Am Reading' presented by Author Matt Glover, National Presenter - Another Exciting PK-1 Literacy Workshop
What do we see when young children interact with books before they can read the words? Matt Glover sees real reading, characterized by purposeful meaning-making and opportunities for reading growth and language development. “One of our biggest hopes is to help you see and value all of the powerful work young children do as readers”. With I Am Reading you will see that fostering what little one’s do before they can read the words is important early instruction. Matt will show how to nurture, nudge, and instruct young readers to make meaning in any text, whether or not they are reading words. This workshop will be held at the Herman B. Wells Community Center at Lebanon High School.
12/14/2018 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Positive Behavior Supports System - Presented by Kevin Dill
This training explores the important and critical role of leadership in effective and sustainable implementation of school-wide PBIS/MTSS. We’ll share effective ideas for approaching student behavior from a systems level, as well as school-wide and classroom strategies that prevent and eliminate chronic disruptive behavior. School leaders will understand the blueprint of preventing disruptive behavior, enhancing school climate and culture, social competence, and academic engagement. We’ll learn why some system strategies fail and how auditing current implementation progress can lead to successful strategic planning, alignment and execution of a MTSS. (Grades K-12)
January
1/15/2019 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaches Networking Session #3
These curricular meetings are designed to support the Instructional Leaders in the WVEC member districts and schools. Each meeting will include: • Receive a professional resource. This could include, but is not limited to ASCD publications and/or other professional books and magazines/articles. • Time to network and discuss critical issues that you, as an Instructional Leader are facing. • Content for the morning session of the meeting will be determined by the group to meet the needs of all. • Training and practice for how to implement the IMPACT CYCLE, a model for instructional coaching, will be the focus in the afternoon.
1/15/2019 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaching Companion Network 2018-2019
Join the 2018-2019 WVEC Coaching Companion Network! Designed for all coaches (math, literacy, tech, instructional, etc.), this is also great for curriculum and instruction, principals, and teachers in charge of PD. The cost of this network includes: *4 networking/PD sessions at WVEC (Coaches Networking Sessions) on September 26, November 6, January 15, and April 16. *Specially designed afternoon of PD using the IMPACT CYCLE for improving instruction in the classroom *Subscription to ASCD Educational Leadership *Subscription to ASCD ACTIVATE *Subscription to The Main Idea
1/17/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Engagement in Reading (K-6)
Authentic engagement is the key to creating students who will be lifelong readers. The work students do in the classroom must be relevant and the design of our reading workshops must be purposeful. Together, we will learn and practice strategies that influence students to better understand tools that help them comprehend and maintain strategic behaviors as readers.
1/23/2019 8:30 AM
- 4:00 PM
Textbook Caravan - Reading (Lafayette Area)
Textbook Caravan - Reading Courtyard Marriott - Lafayette, IN More information and a schedule of the day will be posted as it becomes available
1/24/2019 8:30 AM
- 4:00 PM
Textbook Caravan - Reading (Merrillville Area)
Textbook Caravan - Reading Avalon Manor 3550 E. Lincoln Highway Merrillville, IN 46410 More information and a schedule of the day will be posted as it becomes available
1/24/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Getting the Most Out of 1:1 (Grades K-12)
Schools and educators are finding out that one cannot simply hand a teacher and student a device and expect them to be prepared for a 1:1 learning environment. This takes modeling and immersion for the teachers, just as much as the students. Come learn how to effectively manage a 1:1 environment, increase student engagement with online activities, and incorporate the 4 C's (collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication) into your classroom while using technology. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the SAMR Model and how to 'tech up' a lesson that they already teach. Presented by Kyle Kline.
1/25/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Mathematically Rich - Low Floor, High Ceiling Problems and Resources (6-12)
Teachers will discuss, work and given many resources for “Mathematically Rich Problems” also called “Low Floor/High Ceiling Problems”. The specific requirements of what makes problems Mathematically Rich along with the techniques for finding, teaching, and students solving Mathematically Rich Problems will be discussed and modeled. This will be a very hands on workshop for teachers where they will be participating and solving many Mathematically Rich Problems. Presented by Bill Reed.
February
2/5/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Keeping Students Engaged All Day Long (K-6)
This workshop will focus on the pedagogical approach of adding STEM/STEAM and other worthwhile student lead experiences. Too often we throw additional meaningless/repetitive work at students to keep them busy. There are numerous options to allow students experiential project work that will engage, challenge, enrich and develop problem solvers. I will share both teacher directed and student lead project concepts to help teachers keep students from “bored” times and offer informal learning. This will include, but not be limited to, programming/coding, CAD work, interactive questions, purposeful projects and challenges, ipad/chromebook/pc possibilities and a number of links and sites to encourage learning without worksheets. In a world ruled by assessment our students need less. Less work and more fun. Fun isn’t always a waste of time, fun can be learning and problem solving. Presented by David Brantley.
2/6/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms - Presented by Kevin Dill
This training explores how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact learning, increase maladaptive behavior and impair social-emotional skill development in students. Attendees will learn strategies to develop a trauma sensitive classroom that will move students from working in the limbic system part of their brain to the pre-frontal cortex part of their brain, increase attention, reduce irresponsible behavior, help student regulate and improve overall competencies. (Grades K-12)
2/8/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Asking the Right Questions - The Usefulness and Benefits of Assignments and Homework (6-12)
This workshop will focus on the teacher being a “facilitator of learning” and not just the “conveyor of knowledge”. Ways to assign many fewer problems for practice and assignments and get much more mathematical understand and ability from what is being completed. Teachers will be asked to formulate questions for a variety of lessons that will ask the students to think and discuss deeper than just working on an assignment of 20 – 30 similar math problems. Techniques for getting students to both verbalize and discuss what they are doing mathematically will be discussed and modeled. Presented by Bill Reed.
2/15/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Making Your Science Classroom More Enriched By Using Technology (3-8)
Science is the greatest class in the school already, there’s no denying that. Getting to do labs, teaching kids about our world and how it works, not to mention engineering and chemistry experiences that get them hands on and doing learning in ways that other classrooms can only be jealous of! With this push to infuse technology into the classroom, we can sometimes feel like there’s not enough time in the day to add technology into our already exciting classrooms, but I hope through this workshop we can explore ways that technology can enhance and enrich our science classrooms that go beyond just using a digital notebook. In this workshop we’ll cover a range of topics including, video, virtual and augmented reality, online tools and resources, and G Suite tools, just to name a few. Feel free to bring your technology with you to participate fully in the day's activities.
2/27/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Problem Solving in the Elementary Classroom (K-6)
Building off of the 'Introduction to Balanced Math' workshop, this session will dig deeply into the ways that we construct problem solving activities for children as well as the strategies students should know when solving these problems. Ideas will be closely linked to the Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards. Presented by Ryan Flessner.
March
3/4/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Taming the Wild Text: 15 Tools for Digital Readers (K-12) - Presented by Author Monica Burns
Digital tools make it easier than ever to elevate, energize and level the playing field in your classroom. Join Dr. Monica Burns, author of Taming the Wild Text, as she shares strategies for balancing the traditional and the digital with engaging reading instruction. In this session, you will learn about Monica’s favorite technology tools for digital readers. These tools are perfect for K-12 teachers and totally customizable for your learning goals. The goal of this session is to help educators understand the power of technology in the hands of digital readers through the presentation of a series of tools in the context of classroom learning experiences. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorites tools for Chromebooks, iPads and any device you have as you help readers across subject areas tame the wild text.
3/5/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Formative Tech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scalable Formative Assessments with Technology (K-12) - Monica Burns!
What does formative assessment look like in in today’s schools? It’s not about taking a test, it’s about gathering information in real-time to make sure the needs of all students are being met. In this session, Dr. Monica Burns provides actionable information to make formative assessment meaningful (so it counts), sustainable (so it lasts), and scalable (so everyone in your school does it too). Even though you’ll learn about so many of Monica’s favorite formative assessment websites and apps - this interactive session isn’t about the tools. Through hands-on exploration, you’ll learn how you to use a wide variety of tools to gather data that tells a story of student learning. You’ll walk away practical tips to check for understanding with technology during whole class, small group, and individual lessons including ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches and ways to evaluate data and communicate results with families.
3/6/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Creating an Executive Function Friendly Classroom - Presented by Kevin Dill
Executive Function is one of today's most critical education topics. Students with strong executive function skills hold the keys to school and social success—from attention and impulse control to time management and organization. This training explores practical and highly effective strategies to enhancing these critical skills. Through understanding brain functioning, teachers will immediately grasp what executive function is and how it affects their students' learning and behavior. You’ll learn the explicit, research-based strategies to adapt instruction and classroom structure to enhance students' executive skills and improve 'trouble spots'.
3/7/2019 8:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Planning and Facilitating a Close Reading and Writing After a Close Reading (K-12)
There has been much talk about raising the complexity of the texts students are reading. However, rigorous reading isn’t just about the text selection. It’s also about targeting multi-faceted, deep thinking during reading. This session will help teachers plan and facilitate a meaningful close reading in five steps. After reading a complex text, students need to do something with what they learned. More than simply summarizing the text, students need to analyze and even argue the author’s ideas in writing.
April
4/10/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math (6-12) - National Presenter, John Almarode!
Getting students engaged in learning and keeping them engaged is one of the toughest challenges in today's science and mathematics classrooms. So how do we do it? How do we get our students to the edge of their seats for new science and math learning? Recent brain research confirms what we as teachers have believed for years, we don't pay attention to boring things. This exciting, out of your seat workshop looks at the key 'must have' ingredients for maximum engagement in your middle and secondary science classroom. Participants start with captivating students and discovering what grabs the brain's attention, making it thirsty for new learning. Then, experience the necessary steps to activating the brain so that it's 'rocking and rolling' in the classroom. Finally, keeping the brain engaged requires an invigorating experience that keeps students coming back for more...every day! This amazing workshop links the most recent research on keeping the brain engaged in the science and math content. Participants will walk away, raring to go, with instant ideas and strategies that will have every student captivated, activated, and invigorated! Brought to you by WVEC and CIESC, this workshop is presented by John Almarode.
4/11/2019 9:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
Regional Library Meeting
Tricia Skibbe will return to bring together library and media specialists! Plan to join us for a time of updates, learning, and collaboration.
4/16/2019 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaches Networking Session #4
These curricular meetings are designed to support the Instructional Leaders in the WVEC member districts and schools. Each meeting will include: • Receive a professional resource. This could include, but is not limited to ASCD publications and/or other professional books and magazines/articles. • Time to network and discuss critical issues that you, as an Instructional Leader are facing. • Content for the morning session of the meeting will be determined by the group to meet the needs of all. • Training and practice for how to implement the IMPACT CYCLE, a model for instructional coaching, will be the focus in the afternoon.
4/16/2019 9:30 AM
- 2:30 PM
Coaching Companion Network 2018-2019
Join the 2018-2019 WVEC Coaching Companion Network! Designed for all coaches (math, literacy, tech, instructional, etc.), this is also great for curriculum and instruction, principals, and teachers in charge of PD. The cost of this network includes: *4 networking/PD sessions at WVEC (Coaches Networking Sessions) on September 26, November 6, January 15, and April 16. *Specially designed afternoon of PD using the IMPACT CYCLE for improving instruction in the classroom *Subscription to ASCD Educational Leadership *Subscription to ASCD ACTIVATE *Subscription to The Main Idea
4/23/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Fluency and Maintenance (K-6)
Basic math facts are foundational to establishing strong mathematical understandings. This workshop will provide alternatives to traditional practices (rote memorization, timed tests, etc.) while introducing participants to assessments, activities, and games that will move beyond memorization so that students truly become fluent in their mathematical understandings. Presented by Courtney Flessner.
4/24/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Using Data to Cultivate a Meaningful and Inclusive Environment for English Learners
This session will use data to cultivate a meaningful and inclusive environment for English learners. Facilitated by Daniel Bundridge and Jennifer Kwiatkowski, educators will utilize WIDA and other data sources to develop specific plans and strategies to support all English learners in and out of the classrooms. The intended audience for this workshop is teachers, Title III, special education, EL staff, instructional coaches, administrators and central office staff.
May
5/9/2019 9:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
*Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Scaffolding Instruction and Teaching Academic Language to ELs (Diane Staehr Fenner)
In this interactive, full-day workshop, lead author Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner will facilitate a session on scaffolding instruction and teaching academic language to English Learners (ELs). Participants will define scaffolding and explore three categories of scaffolding using hands-on activities. They will also apply research-based strategies for selecting academic vocabulary for ELs and try out supporting ELs’ academic language development at the word, sentence, and discourse levels. Finally, they will collaborate to analyze a text and develop a scaffolded lesson plan around it that integrates academic language so that ELs and other students who need support with academic language will benefit.