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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Nicole Cooksey
Agency Assistant: Sally Weber (608) 786-4831
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Discovery Room
Date/Time:
8/22/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 8:30 Registration and Beakfast
8/23/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 8:30 Registration and Breakfast

This Substitute Teacher Seminar is in response to a Legislative Bill which permits the temporary teacher certification of individuals with Bachelor Degrees in areas other than education. The training is designed to prepare prospective substitute teachers with basic information about the substitute's role. Participants who complete the training and practice will receive a certificate of completion.  During the workshop, participants will be guided through the Department of Public Instruction’s application process for the Substitute Teacher License.  By the end of the program, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify and understand the professional responsibilities and roles of the substitute teacher
  • Identify and demonstrate successful classroom organization, management and behavioral Strategies
  • Understand the importance of student safety
  • Become familiar with common elements of effective instructional practices 
  • Explore potential technology uses and protocols within the school system
  • Prepare and conduct a lesson
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of a substitute teacher
  • Use and demonstrate appropriate communication protocols and procedures during the school day

Audience:  Participants with a Bachelor's Degree in areas other than education

Event Cost:  $200 Payable at the first session

Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES2The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.
WES3The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
WES6The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.
WES8The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the pupil.
WES9The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
WES10The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.

CESA #4 IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.