Beyond the Silos to Support Literacy Learning

Beyond the Silos to Support Literacy Learning
Monday, March 16, 2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
CESA 8 Office
223 West Park St, Gillett, WI
The Common Core State Standards Team, Special Education Team, and Student Services/Prevention and Wellness
Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction are offering a new professional development
opportunity in recognition of the work educators do to support learners.
Morning Schedule: Never before have we needed to leverage our assets, expertise and resources to address issues and
problems we face. However, our history of silos has left us with a need for new ways to work together on issues,
to value each other’s expertise, to strengthen the relationships required to solve problems and promote
action. We will examine and practice strategies of collaboration, allowing us to better share information, better
listen to and value the thinking of others, to engage in working together and to build consensus. These topics will
be presented in the context of MultiLevel Systems of Support (MLSS).
Afternoon Schedule: Individuals choose two of three breakout sessions (1 hour each) with 15 minute break between
breakouts, and 30 minutes to reconvene at the end to share with their team what they’ve learned.
School-based Mental Health (DPI School Psychology Consultant, Kathryn Bush)
Learn about (1) interconnecting school-based mental health and school-wide positive behavior support; (2) the
models of school-based mental health including satellite mental health clinics in schools; (3) the structure of
mental health services available through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services including county– or
region-based CCS & CSTs.
Selecting Interventions for MLSS and the SLD Rule (Literacy and SLD Consultants, Barb Novak and
Deb Heiss)
In MLSS, students who need additional support or challenges beyond the Core may require interventions. Learn
the rules that apply, how to collaborate around the selection process, and keep “common sense” at the
DPI’s Latest and Greatest Literacy Resources (Literacy Consultant, Laura Adams)
DPI Literacy Consultants will share their latest and greatest literacy resources for supporting all learners in
universal/core literacy instruction. These resources will be examined in the light of personal beliefs about
literacy and literacy instruction, and emphasis will be placed on how educators can collaborate around these
Public School (or IHE Trainer) Teams Should Consist of at least One from each Column
General Education
Classroom Teacher
Principal, District Administrator or
Curriculum Director
Reading Specialist, Reading
Reading Interventionist
Title I Teacher
Or faculty from teacher training
Special Education
Special Education Teacher
cial Education
Special Education Director
Special Education Program
Support Teacher
 Or faculty from s p e c i a l
education program
Pupil Services
School Counselor
School Nurse
School Psychologist
School Social Worker
Or faculty from pupil services
Cost: $50 per person (Includes snack, meal and materials)
CESA 8 Contact: Jessica Kaczmarek, [email protected]
Standards: Administrator 1,2,3,4; Pupil Services 1,5,6,7; Teacher 2,3,7,10
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