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Welcome to the professional development opportunities site for the staff of the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District.  We are excited to offer a variety of courses designed to support professional communities and understanding of our mission and vision of working together to engage, challenge, and inspire every student every day.  Let Your Light Shine!
 

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Monday, August 19
 

7:30am

Mapping your Math Journey, 6-8
In this lively, fast-paced, fun-filled session, we will align Building Thinkers problems with the Essential Learnings. You will have an opportunity to map out the sequence of problems you'll use next year. After this session you will lay your head on your pillow that night and rest easy knowing your application pathway is mapped out. True bliss.


Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Trauma informed teaching for anxious students, 9-12
This session will focus on providing strategies to work with anxious students. The strategies presented will be from a trauma informed framework as well as from best practices.

Moderators
Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Introduction to Fastbridge Assessments (any day)
We wish to present an introductory overview of the FastBridge website, reading and math assessments, setting up progress monitoring groups, and goal setting.

Speakers
ET

Emilie Tregellas

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Emilie has been a school psychologist at the elementary school and early childhood levels since 2011. She has experience in developing and implementing  multi-tiered systems of support for both academics and behavior. Her interests include fixed vs. growth mindset, executive functioning... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Interactive Read-alouds using Text Sets in 4K
In this session, we will revisit the work done the past year on 4K read-alouds, refine current lesson plans, and complete lesson plans for the upcoming school year. We will review best practices around vocabulary and text based questions. We will also look at how to extend the focus of read-alouds throughout the day and into center activities. 
This is offered as a full day course. The morning will cover instructional content and the afternoon will be work and collaboration time. The afternoon portion is optional.

Speakers
ND

Neilie Dobogai

LiteracyFacilitator, OCFSD
Neilie Dobogai is the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District's Literacy Facilitator.  She holds a Ph.D. in Literacy and Language.


Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am

A Teacher's Guide to Standards-Based Learning Using Unit Plans in Math
This course is for Oak Creek Teachers who want to pilot drafts of unit plans in mathematics during the first semester of 2019-20. By participating in this course, teachers will be able to learn about a standards-based approach to unit plans based on OCFJSD Essential Learning. They will also have the opportunity to provide invaluable feedback to the design team on next steps.


Speakers
avatar for Jacalyn Cebertowicz

Jacalyn Cebertowicz

Math Curriculum Facilitator, OCFSD
As OCFJSD Math Curriculum Facilitator, I believe and promote the power of “us!” I bring 26 (25 in Oak Creek) years of experience in education mostly based on learning via mistakes with varied audiences from young learners all the way to adults. Recently, I have had the honor to... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention by CPI-Initial
Initial (8 hours) course - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips you with skills, confidence, and an effective framework to safely manage & prevent difficult behavior.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Reid

Lisa Reid

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Nonviolent Crisis Prevention (CPI) trainer for the school district and school psychologist for the past 24 years here in Oak Creek. Also a member of the District Safety Team and the District Threat Assessment Team.
WC

Whitney Calvert

School Counselor, OCFSD
CPI-Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructor


Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am

Science Essentials
MS science teachers will get an opportunity to review what they have already done with their essential learnings and continue to plan future units.

Speakers
CL

Claire Laverty

8th Grade Science Teacher, OCFSD
LS

Lynn Smith

8th Grade Science Teacher from EMS, OCFSD


Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am

Science Essentials, 9-12
Time to unpack the science Essential Learnings into the Plan portion of PDSA as course teams to prepare for the year (continuing to develop our unit plans and onboard new course team members).

Moderators
Monday August 19, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Exploring New Math Horizons, 6-8
In this mellow, soothing, zen-like session, we take the pace down a notch as we gently wade into new math learnings, explore 6-8 curricular resources and plan our year ahead. Come ready to fill your inner math soul with new ideas so you leave feeling grounded and ready to launch into the new school year. Unfortunately, due to local fire codes, incense and candles are not allowed in this session.


Monday August 19, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Introduction to Fastbridge Assessments (any day)
We wish to present an introductory overview of the FastBridge website, reading and math assessments, setting up progress monitoring groups, and goal setting.

Speakers
ET

Emilie Tregellas

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Emilie has been a school psychologist at the elementary school and early childhood levels since 2011. She has experience in developing and implementing  multi-tiered systems of support for both academics and behavior. Her interests include fixed vs. growth mindset, executive functioning... Read More →


Monday August 19, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
 
Tuesday, August 20
 

7:30am

Close Reading Next Steps
This session is for teachers in buildings that implemented the Close Reading strategy and would like to continue refining the process (ie. choosing passages for practice/assessment; planning lessons, looking for resources)

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Mathematical Fluency, 4K-2
Come and explore the requirement for mathematical fluency as well as the multiple ways to measure student's mathematical fluency.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Palm

Danielle Palm

Assessment Literacy and Data Analysis Specialist, OCFSD
Danielle Palm, or Dani to her friends, is the Assessment Literacy and Data Analysis Specialist for Oak Creek-Franklin Joint District.  Dani is privileged to support teachers and administrators in their analysis of available data in order improve our system for our students. | Prior... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention by CPI- Refresher
Refresher (4 hour) course - to maintain your blue card you need to take the refresher course every year. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips you with skills, confidence, and an effective framework to safely manage & prevent difficult behavior.

Speakers
WC

Whitney Calvert

School Counselor, OCFSD
CPI-Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructor
avatar for Lisa Reid

Lisa Reid

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Nonviolent Crisis Prevention (CPI) trainer for the school district and school psychologist for the past 24 years here in Oak Creek. Also a member of the District Safety Team and the District Threat Assessment Team.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

IEP Updates: Getting ready for the 2019-20 SY
This course will cover IEP updates for the 2019-2020 School Year and also will allow time for you to set-up your caseload for the school year. Join us for a fun, informative, and collaborative morning with your special education colleagues!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Banach

Amanda Banach

SLP at EMS and the NGC, IEP compliance Team Member, OCFSD
AS

Angela Schultz

SLP at WMS and Salvation Army 4K, IEP compliance Team Member, OCFSD


Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Go Guardian, Go Google
Be a guru with GoGuardian and Google Classroom! You will be the envy of your school after this class! learn how to real time monitor your students on their device to keep them engaged, chat with them, shut them down, keep them focused! Learn how to create scenes and force your students on only websites that you want them to surf. SPED teachers, monitor your whole case load from the comfort of your office, chat with them to make sure they are on task. Even help them with a project from your computer to their Chromebook! Regardless if you are a novice or expert, you will be a guru in the ways of Google Classroom and GoGuardian!


Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Introduction to Fastbridge Assessments (any day)
We wish to present an introductory overview of the FastBridge website, reading and math assessments, setting up progress monitoring groups, and goal setting.

Speakers
ET

Emilie Tregellas

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Emilie has been a school psychologist at the elementary school and early childhood levels since 2011. She has experience in developing and implementing  multi-tiered systems of support for both academics and behavior. Her interests include fixed vs. growth mindset, executive functioning... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am

7:30am

Fraction Sense
Speakers
EK

Erik Kanter

Math Institute


Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am

Essential Learning Development for K-12 Art
We will create proficiency rubrics and find/develop exemplars for Essential Learnings in each grade.

Speakers

Tuesday August 20, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm

12:00pm

K-2 Implementing Units Based on Foundation Literacy Essential Standards
In this session, you will learn about foundational literacy unit plans tied to essential learning standards. Time will be spent on learning about scope and sequence of foundational skills, research supported implementation and strategy alignment to continuous learning systems. Please bring your team! Time will be allotted for collaboration and planning.

Speakers
ND

Neilie Dobogai

LiteracyFacilitator, OCFSD
Neilie Dobogai is the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District's Literacy Facilitator.  She holds a Ph.D. in Literacy and Language.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Differentiation in the Math Workshop, 4K-2
Come and explore how different parts of the workshop can be used to differentiate instruction in order to meet the needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Jacalyn Cebertowicz

Jacalyn Cebertowicz

Math Curriculum Facilitator, OCFSD
As OCFJSD Math Curriculum Facilitator, I believe and promote the power of “us!” I bring 26 (25 in Oak Creek) years of experience in education mostly based on learning via mistakes with varied audiences from young learners all the way to adults. Recently, I have had the honor to... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

HS Math Essentials
This course will be designed for teacher teams to work together on learning essentials and unit plans.

Speakers
SJ

Sara Johnsen

Math Learning Coach, OCFSD
Math Learning Coach in the Oak Creek Franklin School district in Wisconsin. Prior to working here as a math interventionist and instructional coach, was a high school math teacher for 9 years. I have a background in blended learning, block/traditional schedule, literacy TA trained... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention by CPI- Refresher
Refresher (4 hour) course - to maintain your blue card you need to take the refresher course every year. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips you with skills, confidence, and an effective framework to safely manage & prevent difficult behavior.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Reid

Lisa Reid

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Nonviolent Crisis Prevention (CPI) trainer for the school district and school psychologist for the past 24 years here in Oak Creek. Also a member of the District Safety Team and the District Threat Assessment Team.
WC

Whitney Calvert

School Counselor, OCFSD
CPI-Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructor


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Zone of Regulation and Social Thinking
This course will cover IEP updates for the 2019-2020 School Year and also will allow time for you to set-up your caseload for the school year. Join us for a fun, informative, and collaborative morning with your special education colleagues!


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Universal Tool: Read and Write for Google Chrome
Learn more about our district's universal tool Read and Write for Google Chrome to assist with writing and reading. Work at your own pace through guided online learning labs. Adaptable for K-12th grade learners.

Speakers
AG

Amy Gottfried

Occupational Therapist, OCFSD
Member of the Assistive Technology Support Team for all teachers and students in the district.


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm

12:00pm

Introduction to Fastbridge Assessments (any day)
We wish to present an introductory overview of the FastBridge website, reading and math assessments, setting up progress monitoring groups, and goal setting.

Speakers
ET

Emilie Tregellas

School Psychologist, OCFSD
Emilie has been a school psychologist at the elementary school and early childhood levels since 2011. She has experience in developing and implementing  multi-tiered systems of support for both academics and behavior. Her interests include fixed vs. growth mindset, executive functioning... Read More →


Tuesday August 20, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
 
Wednesday, August 21
 

7:30am

4K/5K Learning Trajectories
We know that learning trajectories (progressions) can help inform our work with even the youngest students! Join us as we discover the power of learning trajectories for instruction and assessment. We'll dive into two big areas of kindergarten learning - subitizing and counting. We'll use these two areas as a context for understanding learning trajectories in general and will share resources for subitizing, counting, and beyond. You'll leave with fresh ideas for instruction and assessment! that you'll be able to implement right when the year begins!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Douglas-Meyer

Michelle Douglas-Meyer

OCFSD
Michelle Douglas-Meyer is an academic coach and will be joining the Deerfield staff in fall.  Michelle has been a coach at the elementary level for the past 12+ years and has deep expertise in math instruction and learning.  Michelle has served as an instructor for the Strong Start... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am