"Reaching High Expectations: Success for ALL"   |   Technology Rich Solutions for Supporting Inclusive Practices "Reaching High Expectations: Success for ALL"
Technology Rich Solutions for Supporting Inclusive Practices

Date: February 7-8, 2019
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness, Wisconsin Dells, WI


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This schedule is subject to change. Registrants will receive a conference program at conference check in.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am

BREAKFAST/EXHIBITBallroom

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome and IntroductionsBallroom

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Introduction of Grant & Keynote - Jayne BischoffBallroom

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Universal Design for Learning Implementation: From Vision to Reality - Joni DegnerBallroom

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana, has long been regarded as a leader in UDL implementation. Learn how UDL went from an instructional framework to a districtwide value system at BCSC, and experience BCSC's UDL. Journey through the eyes of Joni Degner, a high school language arts teacher and early adopter who advanced to UDL coach, consultant, and international expert. From job-embedded professional learning, to building-level teams and streamlining initiatives, Joni will share what works, what doesn't and what just might work as we move into the future of UDL implementation.

10:30 am - 10:45 am

BREAKBallroom

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

1. E Komo Mai! Welcome! Pineapples Aren't Just For Eating, Don't Ya Know? Glacier AB

Presenter: Kimberly Schiefelbein (UDL Coordinator)

E Komo Mai! (Welcome! Enter!) It’s Feb. in WI! Want to vicariously escape to somewhere warm? A place that transforms Professional Development (PD)? The real power in spreading UDL, tech solutions, and inclusive practices rests on 3 powerful words...Collective Teacher Efficacy. Come learn about “Welcome Wednesdays” and "how" and “why” this form of PD supports Engagement and Empowers adult learners. If you’re looking for a structure to share all you’re learning at this conference, then E Komo Mai! Learn how we are doing it in Oconomowoc!

Level: Intermediate

2. Lesson Planning so students control their own learning like never before!Glacier CD

Presenters: Mark Thompson (High School Teacher and UDL Coach); Mike Nikson (Instructional Technology Coordinator); Stacy Dippel (Elementary Teacher and UDL Coach)

All students can learn, if we as educators design the right environment. A learner friendly environment allows students to access class materials, goals, and expectations. To create this type of environment teachers must proactively plan with student variability in mind. In this session, you will learn about our district’s UDL-friendly lesson planning template, which helped our teachers learn to make classroom goals clear to students with equally accessible assessments and scaffolding.

Level: Intermediate

3. Let's Break It Down: The Part to Whole Structure of UDLSandstone 3

Presenter: Melissa Emler (Director of Innovation)

There is an effort to expand, amplify, and accelerate UDL across Wisconsin, but in order to do that, we must build a common language and a common understanding of what it is and how it fits with all of the other statewide initiatives. In this session, we will break Universal Design For Learning down to it's parts and then collaboratively put it back together for the purpose of building a coherent answer to the question, "What is UDL?" This session can be easily replicated in your school.

Level: Beginner

4. inAPPropriate: Bad apps for KidsSandstone 8

Presenter: Paula Walser (Technology Consultant)

Teachers/Parents - if your students have any of the apps demonstrated in this session on their phones/tablets - it is time to hit DELETE! Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. However, sexual predators and human traffickers are also attempting to use apps to get Face to Face with our students. Attend this session to learn more about the "NOT SO GOOD" apps!

Level: Beginner

5. Teach Train Thrive Part 1Sandstone 9

Presenter: Lani Bennett (BCBA)

Mastering Motivation: Some of our students have been through incredible trauma. Some don’t display the behavior necessary to be available for learning. As educators we have a very difficult balancing act between behavior and curriculum. This section supports the struggle of educator mindset, and explains the reasons behind student motivation. Motivation is truly the key to learning, so we'll explore how to understand why our students do what they do.

Level: Beginner

Keynote workshop - UDL Lesson Design Lab ELA - Joni DegnerTundra AB

Does every learner benefit from your instruction and the learning environment? Are the lessons you use to support learning, planned from the perspective of the learner and the lesson goal? Are they driven by high expectations for students to not only master knowledge and skills, but master learning itself like experts do? This Lab will give participants opportunities to explore design thinking and investigate key ideas to support literacy instruction using UDL. This is a safe space to investigate and integrate new ideas...by design! (Please sit in teams at front tables.)


Keynote WorkshopTundra CD

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

LUNCH/EXHIBITSBallroom

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

6. Co-Teaching and Co-Planning with UDL: Supporting Multi-Level System of SupportGlacier AB

Presenter: UDL Team Longfellow Elementary (Principal)

Learn how UDL can be used to guide MLSS, co-teaching, and co-planning! Want to find a way to have meaningful participation from all learners in a universal setting? Want to grow your specialists (Special Education, Reading, Title, ELL) and support staff as "option experts"?
Longfellow Elementary serves diverse learners in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. We are have fully implemented the UDL framework in all classrooms. Come hear our story of success!

Level: Advanced

7. Connecting and Bridging: Linking Initiatives with UDLGlacier CD

Presenters: Jennifer Grenke (WI RtI Center Technical Assistance Coordinator); JoAnn Miller (Director of Continuous Improvement); Stephanie Feldner (Consultant)

Whether you represent a classroom, district, or CESA, you will walk away from this session able to make direct connections between state, district, or individual instructional models and Universal Design for Learning. Hear how the CESA 8 Technical Assistance Network is working to build intentional, explicit connections between UDL, MLSS, RtI, Educator Effectiveness, and other initiatives. You will be guided through an activity to build bridges across frameworks and practices in your work.

Level: Intermediate

8. Regulation Through VisualsSandstone 3

Presenter: Katie Berg (Supporting Neurodiverse Students Statewide Trainer)

Participants will see and interact with a variety of different visual supports addressing the Social and Emotional Learning Competency of self-management. Participants will be shown how to use visual systems with the whole group down to an individual to strengthen student awareness and self regulation. You will walk with away material to implement a new strategies to use right away.

Level: Beginner

9. Visual Strategies:Creating visual supports for students with ASDSandstone 8

Presenter: Paula Walser (Technology Consultant)

This presentation will highlight tools and resources for creating original visual strategies for your classroom. Facebook, Pinterest, and the web are full of high-quality visual schedules, social stories, and tools for you to easily modify and personalize for your students. Tools highlighted during this session include Boardmaker Online, Picto4me, SymbolStix, Choiceworks, Choiceworks Calendar and much more!

Level: Beginner

10. Teach Train Thrive Part 2Sandstone 9

Presenter: Lani Bennett (BCBA)

Teaching Trust: We behave better for people we trust. We would walk through fire for those we feel to be authentic. The field of behavior actually has a lot to offer in the way of cultivating that trust. The way that we interact with students, including the timing of those interactions can go a long way cultivating trust. Teachers who master this tap into student motivation and have classes that work cooperatively with each other.

Level: Beginner

Keynote workshop: UDL Lesson Design Lab - ELA - Joni Degner (repeat)Tundra AB

Does every learner benefit from your instruction and the learning environment? Are the lessons you use to support learning, planned from the perspective of the learner and the lesson goal? Are they driven by high expectations for students to not only master knowledge and skills, but master learning itself like experts do? This Lab will give participants opportunities to explore design thinking and investigate key ideas to support literacy instruction using UDL. This is a safe space to investigate and integrate new ideas...by design! (Please sit in teams at front tables.)


Keynote workshop (repeat)Tundra CD

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

BREAKBallroom

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

11. Forget the Label...It's All About VariabilityGlacier AB

Presenters: Colleen Morgan (GT Teacher/ Math Teacher); Kristine Choate (Special Education Teacher)

This session will look at leveraging UDL to address the variability in all students. By focusing on lesson and environmental design, staff can move from an individual and label-specific approach to a class-wide system that reduces barriers and improves success for all students. Our team from the Eau Claire Area School District will feature a student problem-solving process that uses the UDL guidelines to promote a strategic approach and help teachers identify strategies for student success.

Level: Intermediate

12. UDL is in Season Year Round in Fond du Lac!Glacier CD

Presenters: Mary Rosenthal (Instructional Coach); Shannon Schultz (Special Education Instructional Coach)

Throughout the school year, the mindsets of our teachers (and students) cycle. There is anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, and reflection (Moir, UC-Santa Cruz). The Fond du Lac team will share how the power of collective teacher efficacy, goal setting, and use of the UDL principles within our instructional coaching and professional development have helped us to maintain a positive climate with high levels of engagement for our teachers and students.

Level: Intermediate

13. Please Don’t Stop the Music! Keep Your BEAT and Resist Their HEAT!Sandstone 3

Presenter: Jean Balke (Educational Consultant)

Are low-level behaviors, repeated requests and noncompliance disrupting your teaching rhythm? Are you ready to reclaim 5-9 hours of instructional time per week? Then come listen and learn proven strategies and techniques that will bring harmony to your classroom climate immediately by decreasing minor infractions, increasing instructional time and systematically teaching ALL students appropriate on-task behavior. It’s YOUR TIME to resist the heat and teach to your beat!

Level: Intermediate

14. Ipad : The Ultimate tool for Implementing UDLSandstone 8

Presenter: Paula Walser (Technology Consultant)

This session will highlight features of the new operating system iOS 12! The ipad provides the tools to provide Universal Design for Learning for special education students. Learn how to use your iPad as a scanner to make paper materials usable on the iPad, how to turn your iPad into a magnifier, have all text read out loud, multi-task, complete screen recordings, use voice to text, add screen controls and much, much more.

Level: Beginner

15. Teach Train Thrive Part 3Sandstone 9

Presenter: Lani Bennett (BCBA)

Put it in Play: Knowledge is great, but practicality in a classroom is key. As the previous topics bring educators to understanding of how behavior works, next is how to actually add these principles to a classroom. Classrooms are inherently chaotic, fun, and there are a ton of variables. Our strategies embrace everything that makes up a classroom. Educators walk away from this content with plans ready to implement.

Level: Beginner

16. Read Write Google In a UDL WayTundra AB

Presenter: Melissa Emler (Director of Innovation)

This session will provide you with the opportunity to experience Read Write Google through inquiry and practice. The presenter will not show you each tool; you will be guided to use the tool through interactive challenges. When you leave the workshop, you will have experienced using each of the tools on the Read Write Google toolbar, AND you'll have a presentation that you can replicate for your colleagues and students.

Level: Beginner

17. UDL Implementation 101Tundra CD

Presenters: Jen Melville (Assistant Principal); Jen White (Secondary Assessment and Instruction Coordinator); Liz Steele (Technology Integration Specialist)

Stevens Point Area Senior High began UDL implementation during the 2015-2016 school year. After building capacity at the high school, implementation then trickled into the two junior highs and has begun trickling into the elementary schools. This session will provide schools with an example of how to implement UDL district-wide through a strategic and intertwined professional development plan and tools used for providing educators with feedback about UDL utilization.

Level: Beginner

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Grant MeetingBallroom

Friday, February 8, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am

BREAKFAST/EXHIBITBallroom

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Intro and WelcomeBallroom

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Coaching Coaches and other Leaders to Support UDL - Niel AlberoBallroom

The goal of Universal Design for Learning is the development of Expert Learners. As leaders, we can best support educators by creating systems that support all educators to become expert learners about their practice. In this interactive keynote, we will define expert learning, reflect on ourselves as learners, and engage with strategies for creating systems that support expert learning.

10:30 am - 10:45 am

BREAKBallroom

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

18. Leveraging UDL through Systems and CoachingGlacier AB

Presenters: Dianna Zeegers (Principal); Lana Leonard (Instructional Coach)

The session will offer suggestions and tools to coaches and principals to use the UDL framework as a way to integrate school initiatives to meet the needs of all students. Specifically, the session will address strategies utilized at South Middle School in Eau Claire, for expanding the instructional coaching model to support teacher implementation of high quality practices. Our school is using UDL as our framework to further AVID, PBIS, and Trauma-Sensitive School initiatives.

Level: Intermediate

19. Read Write Google In a UDL Way (REPEAT)Glacier CD

Presenter: Melissa Emler (Director of Innovation)

This session will provide you with the opportunity to experience Read Write Google through inquiry and practice. The presenter will not show you each tool; you will be guided to use the tool through interactive challenges. When you leave the workshop, you will have experienced using each of the tools on the Read Write Google toolbar, AND you'll have a presentation that you can replicate for your colleagues and students.

Level: Beginner

20. Legos for Learning: Promoting Purposeful and Engaging Writing for All Sandstone 3

Presenters: Angela Botka (Reading Specialist); Trent Hanson (Title I Reading Teacher & K-6 ELA and Math )

During this interactive session, participants will get the opportunity to work directly with the Legos for Learning materials to see how this tool benefits students' writing and engagement. Participants will get an overview on how to use this resource to help students pre-write, organize their thoughts, and create multiple opportunities for students' to present their ideas.

Level:

21. Tools to Support Google Apps for EducationSandstone 8

Presenter: Paula Walser (Technology Consultant)

This session will highlight assistive technology that supports struggling students using Google Tools. Snap & Read Universal provides the ability to read text out loud while also leveling content. Quizbot provides a one-click quiz creation tool that also scores content. Co: Writer Universal uses grammar and vocabulary smart work prediction, translation support and speech recognition to help struggling writers. Read and Write for Google provides supports for reading, writing and studying.

Level: Beginner

22. UDL is in Season Year Round in Fond du Lac! (REPEAT)Sandstone 9

Presenters: Mary Rosenthal (Instructional Coach); Shannon Schultz (Special Education Instructional Coach)

Throughout the school year, the mindsets of our teachers (and students) cycle. There is anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, and reflection (Moir, UC-Santa Cruz). The Fond du Lac team will share how the power of collective teacher efficacy, goal setting, and use of the UDL principles within our instructional coaching and professional development have helped us to maintain a positive climate with high levels of engagement for our teachers and students.

Level: Intermediate

Keynote workshop - UDL Lesson Design Lab - MathematicsTundra AB

Does every learner benefit from your instruction and the learning environment? Are the lessons you use to support learning, planned from the perspective of the learner and the lesson goal? Are they driven by high expectations for students to not only master knowledge and skills, but master learning itself like experts do? This Lab will give participants opportunities to explore design thinking and investigate key ideas to support mathematics instruction using UDL. This is a safe space to investigate and integrate new ideas...by design! (Please sit in teams at front tables).


Keynote workshop: UDL Lesson Design Lab - Mathematics - Niel AlberoTundra CD

Does every learner benefit from your instruction and the learning environment? Are the lessons you use to support learning, planned from the perspective of the learner and the lesson goal? Are they driven by high expectations for students to not only master knowledge and skills, but master learning itself like experts do? This Lab will give participants opportunities to explore design thinking and investigate key ideas to support mathematics instruction using UDL. This is a safe space to investigate and integrate new ideas…by design! (Please sit in teams at front tables.)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

LUNCH/EXHIBITSBallroom

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

DPI Updates Barbara Van HarenBallroom

1:10 pm - 2:20 pm

23. Co-Teaching and Co-Planning with UDL: Supporting Multi-Level System of Support (REPEAT)Glacier AB

Presenter: UDL Team Longfellow Elementary (Principal)

Learn how UDL can be used to guide MLSS, co-teaching, and co-planning! Want to find a way to have meaningful participation from all learners in a universal setting? Want to grow your specialists (Special Education, Reading, Title, ELL) and support staff as "option experts"?
Longfellow Elementary serves diverse learners in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. We are have fully implemented the UDL framework in all classrooms. Come hear our story of success!

Level: Advanced

24. A UDL Triathalon: In It for the Long Haul!Glacier CD

Presenters: Emilie Dahm (Director of Student Services); Shelley Hyde (Associate Principal); Stacy Dippel (Teacher/UDL Coach)

Join the Sheboygan Falls UDL Leadership Team on the next leg of our journey as we share our latest experience “scaling up” our learning with our entire district. We will help you identify barriers and solutions to keep you moving forward in your UDL learning and early practice/scaling up as an organization.
Come learn about our three-pronged approach to train up staff on the access layer of the UDL framework, helping ALL staff make connections for the benefit of ALL students. Ready, Set, Go!

Level: Beginner

25. E Komo Mai! Welcome! Pineapples Aren't Just For Eating, Don't Ya Know? (REPEAT)Sandstone 3

Presenter: Kimberly Schiefelbein (UDL Coordinator)

E Komo Mai! (Welcome! Enter!) It’s Feb. in WI! Want to vicariously escape to somewhere warm? A place that transforms Professional Development (PD)? The real power in spreading UDL, tech solutions, and inclusive practices rests on 3 powerful words...Collective Teacher Efficacy. Come learn about “Welcome Wednesdays” and "how" and “why” this form of PD supports Engagement and Empowers adult learners. If you’re looking for a structure to share all you’re learning at this conference, then E Komo Mai! Learn how we are doing it in Oconomowoc!

Level: Intermediate

26. A Journey: From Me to We!Sandstone 8

Presenters: Carly Wagner (Learning Strategist/Special Education Teacher); Kristin Harper (Learning Strategist/Special Education Teacher); Tina Heinecke-Kurtz (National Board Certified Science Teacher)

Join us on a Co-teaching Journey. We are educators who believe in inclusive education, UDL,and collaboration. Inclusion for our team is about collaboration, planning, and sharing space to better serve our students. Our co-teaching relationship started because our school districts desire to better support diverse learners and to grow inclusive school modeling. We will present a great collaboration model based on high-quality inclusive practices.

Level: Intermediate

27. Using UDL and HyperDocs to Empower Your StudentsSandstone 9

Presenter: Aggie Salter (Instructional Technology Specialist)

Technology is an outstanding tool for enhancing students learning experiences and student outcomes. Come together with fellow educators to discover new tools to create a meaningful, engaging and relevant learning environment that will transform your classroom. Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning and HyperDoc to empower your students while giving them choice and voice. Make curiosity, inspiration, and inquiry part of your classroom community.

Level: Intermediate

Keynote workshop- UDL Lesson Design Lab - Mathematics (repeat)Tundra AB

Does every learner benefit from your instruction and the learning environment? Are the lessons you use to support learning, planned from the perspective of the learner and the lesson goal? Are they driven by high expectations for students to not only master knowledge and skills, but master learning itself like experts do? This Lab will give participants opportunities to explore design thinking and investigate key ideas to support mathematics instruction using UDL. This is a safe space to investigate and integrate new ideas...by design! (Please sit in teams at front tables).


Keynote workshop: UDL Lesson Design Lab - Mathematics - Niel Albero (repeat): Tundra CD

Does every learner benefit from your instruction and the learning environment? Are the lessons you use to support learning, planned from the perspective of the learner and the lesson goal? Are they driven by high expectations for students to not only master knowledge and skills, but master learning itself like experts do? This Lab will give participants opportunities to explore design thinking and investigate key ideas to support mathematics instruction using UDL. This is a safe space to investigate and integrate new ideas…by design! (Please sit in teams at front tables.)