Volume 4 Issue 7 | May 2019
PEP Talk
Improving Executive Function Skills in Children

You won’t want to miss this exciting and practical conference: Effective Interventions for Improving Executive Function Skills in Children/Students! In this full-day training you will learn many strategies and techniques that you can utilize immediately with your students with executive functioning deficits. 
The conference will take place at Appleton North High School on August 5, 2019, and will feature popular speaker Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP. Ms. Ward has over 19 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and case management of children, adolescents and adults with language learning disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, executive dysfunction, Asperger’s disorders and social pragmatics. Her particular specialty is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.

See www.aepconnections.com for details.

Alternative Education Courses Offered at CUW

Alternative Education courses will be offered at Concordia University Wisconsin beginning July 1, 2019. If you are interested in gaining information about working with At-Risk youth, please contact Dr. Jan Heinitz at jan.heinitz@cuw.edu to learn more.

There are two courses and a portfolio needed for this add-on license. Even if you are not adding on the license, the information in these courses is valuable when working with children who are identified as being At-Risk. these may be students who have experienced homelessness, are truant, are in poverty, have experienced trauma, or have parents who are At-Risk. Each course is 8 weeks in length.

Middle Level edcamp

This Middle Level Edcamp is a free and open-to-all experience that provides sessions facilitated by participating attendees. This program addresses the actual concerns, interests, and needs of the participants. The focus is upon enhancing and improving middle level education in Wisconsin. There will be sharing of information, skills, research and best practices that can work in grades 5-8.

The sponsors are Concordia University School of Education and the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education [WAMLE].

Who should attend?
·       those teaching and leading in grades 5-8 in Wisconsin
·       Lutheran/Christian and public school teachers and leaders
·       Concordia students and faculty who want to share and learn more about educating middle level children

Jay Posick, principal at Merton Intermediate School will facilitate this Edcamp. See Jay on Twitter at @posickj. Additional facilitators are Shelley Joan Weiss, WAMLE Co-President, and Dr. Mike Dietz, Innovation & Global Outreach, Concordia University. You can contact Mike at michael.dietz@cuw , @mikedietz92 or 262-365-3947.

Register and obtain additional information at Eventbrite !

Graduate Education 2019 Summit--August 8 at CUW

You and your educational team are invited to our Graduate Education 2019 Summit. We are eager to have Dr. Mike Thompson, Deputy State Superintendent join us for this event. Dr. Thompson will be discussing:  What is new at the DPI and in the State of Wisconsin in PK-12 education.

Join us Thursday, August 8 th 10:00 am-noon on Concordia University’s campus

Each attendee should complete the registration link to save your spot at this free event: Summit Registration

Literacy Institute June 13-14 Featuring Jennifer Yaeger
Educators are invited to attend Concordia’s 4th annual Summer Literacy Institute! ! We are excited to announce that Jennifer Yaeger will be this year’s keynote presenter. Jennifer will provide practical guidance for small group instruction.

Register now while space is available. 

For details, please click here.

Mark June 13-14 on your calendar--we'll see you on Concordia Wisconsin's Mequon campus!
Summer Course Filling Up:
Summer Extravaganza in Educational Administration
Concordia University Wisconsin Department of Educational Administration is participating in the summer of 2019 “Summer Extravaganza.” Twelve different Accelerated/Condensed Educational Administrative courses will be offered during the summer of 2019 as part of the Concordia School of Education “uncommon” effort to meet the needs of students. Courses will be taught at both the Mequon campus and the Miller Park Way Center.

These three credit graduate courses are taught over a four or five day period. The first “Extravaganza” courses will be taught June 17 th -21 st , and the last summer “Extravaganza” courses will be taught on July 29 th- August 2 nd . Students are encouraged to take a look at these extremely popular courses as a format of moving through the Educational Administration program. The twelve “Summer Extravaganza” Educational Administration courses are listed on the link here: summerextravaganza .

We Want YOU To Inform Our Professional Practice
Have you implemented a new practice that is working well? Please share your experience with us, so that we can use this newsletter to share information with others.

Please email your success story to amy.hillenbrand@cuw.edu .

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