Tooling Up for Literacy Coaching Network

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Kathy Schmitt
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location Facility Date Time Notes
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Solutions 9/19/2017 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Solutions 12/19/2017 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Collaborations 3/9/2018 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Solutions 5/9/2018 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us across the school year to connect with national experts in the fields of literacy and coaching. At each network session, participants will “tool up” with one teaching practice to share with teachers and one coaching move to support teachers. Finishing out each session, Kathy Schmitt will support skill development to effectively apply Cathy Toll’s ‘Problem Solving Coaching Model’.

September 19, 2017: Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris

Teaching Topic: How Teachers Can Say Less so Students Can Do More 
In this session, participants will explore students’ reading processes and examine their instruction to identify places where they are doing the work for students, creating dependency, and interfering with student growth. Simple adjustments to instruction can lead to powerful shifts in student engagement and empower students to do the work of becoming better readers.

Coaching Topic: How Coaches Can Say Less so Teachers Can Do More
The core of a coach’s work is to support teachers in reflective practices that are sustainable, so that they continue to grow long after the professional learning experience has ended. The ways we prompt teachers to reflect and plan can create self-extending learning systems. Participants will learn ways to let teachers do the work in professional learning experiences.

Kathy Schmitt: Questioning Stems and Strategies for “Understanding the Problem”

December 19, 2017: Carl Anderson

Teaching Topic: Conferring with Student Writers
Carl will lead a discussion on the how-to’s of leading successful writing conferences. Participants will learn new ways of thinking about writing conferences, and practical conferring strategies that can be put into practice immediately.

Teaching Topic: Creating a Mentor Text “Toolbox”
Carl will reveal strategies to create a mentor text toolbox for writing conferences. Participants will learn how to analyze a mentor text for multiple teaching points and how to integrate mentor texts into conference teaching points.

Kathy Schmitt: Questioning Stems and Strategies for “Making a Plan”

March 9, 2018: Gravity Goldberg

Teaching Topic: Mindsets and Moves: Fostering Independence
Gravity will apply research on mindset and goal setting to help educators better understand 
why they may be cultivating compliant readers, and why without independence no real and lasting learning can occur.

Coaching Topic: Strategies for Modeling Lessons
Gravity will explain common modeling pitfalls and replacement strategies. Come see samples of exemplary modeling and learn three modeling qualities that lead to student independence.

Kathy Schmitt: Strategies for Moving from Perceptions to Tangible Data

May 9, 2018: Jennifer Serravallo

Teaching Topic: Reading Strategies for Goal-Directed Reading Instruction
Jennifer will explain the importance of focusing differentiated instruction in individual goals based on formative assessment information.

Coaching Topic: Coaching Teachers in Cycles of Professional Learning
Participants will learn how to lead a group of teachers in self-reflection to deter
mine what they want to work on, and then use a gradual release model to help teachers feel comfortable and confident with their new learning.

Kathy Schmitt: Measuring Your Impact on Teacher and Student Growth


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.