**Cancelled** We Are Literacy (2 Days)

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Heather Fish
Agency Assistant: Melissa Sumwalt 608-745-5478
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Rd
Lake Delton, WI 53965
Facility: Conference Center
10/30/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00.
10/31/2017 08:30 AM - 02:15 PM

This event is cancelled and currently being restructured..stay tuned!


CESA 5, in conjunction with the WI DPI and discretionary grant staff, have been working collaboratively for you to create the unique event, We Are Literacy.

The goal of this two-day event is to gain insight into effective practices in all literacy areas, and to promote current pedagogies and practices for embedding literacy into classrooms.

All educators and administrators will benefit from attending this event--literacy is in every school, subject, and grade!

Monday, 10/30
Keynote:  Harvey "Smokey" Daniels:  The Curious Classroom: Ten Entry Points for Student-Directed Inquiry

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban public school teacher, a university professor, a classroom consultant, writer, and book editor. He is the author of 18 books (and associated videos) on literacy, language, literature, and school change, published by Heinemann, Stenhouse, Corwin, and NCTE. All of Smokey’s work is aimed at bringing life to educational standards – making classrooms places of curiosity, engagement, collaboration, knowledge-building, caring, and taking action for social justice.

Click here to read his full biography.

Tuesday, 10/31
Keynote:  Dr. Peter Jonas: 
Using the Brain to Learn, Laugh, and Lead

The background, character, and learning styles of students are drastically changing.  Consequently, the teaching techniques and leadership styles need to address these changes.  Data from a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis indicate that engaging students with brain-based techniques are not only successful but can also be fun.  This presentation will explain the research and practice of using brain-based research, coupled with humor to enhance the learning and leadership processes.  The presentation will model the content of the material by using humor, as it is connected to 12 main "laws" of the brain to provide theory, and most importantly, practical aspects that are proven to work.  Participants will be in an interactive seminar and be able to take home a number of easy-to-use, practical strategies to engage, lead, and laugh.

Click here to view his full biography.

           Tuesday breakout session presenters include:

  • Dr. Peter Jonas
  • Dr. Nancy Roncke and Dr. Jennifer Wienke (Waukesha School District)
  • Marci Glaus (WI DPI)
  • Leah Preiss (Poynette High School)
  • Peg Grafwallner
  • Mary Lou Manski
  • Amanda DeVries (Portage Middle School)

PRICE:  $250 per person (Includes continental breakfast and lunch both days.)
~Team discount available! Teams of 4 or more from the same district or agency will receive 15% off!~ 
(Your discount will be applied manually by CESA 5.)


Viterbo Credit option available for an additional fee.  Sign up and payment will be handled at the event.  (Contact Mary O'Brien (608) 745-5434 for credit questions.) 

Lodging information can be found by clicking HERE

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrants receive a full refund if they cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. Because of commitments to the venue, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after October 16, 2017. Registrations ARE transferable within your organization. CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE EVENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registrants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurrs and will receive a full refund. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.



Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.