CANCELED--Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm: Diving Deep with Cognitive Apprenticeship & Inquiry (Grades 6-12)

Motivating and Assisting Students to Deep Reading and Writing

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Innovations
1/31/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM


This highly interactive session will begin with a review the findings of Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm’s two major studies of boys and their literacy, Going with the Flow... and Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys…, and how the findings explain issues of motivation and learning. Further, Dr. Wilhelm will lead us on an exploration of how to create the conditions of engagement and understanding in units, through the use of the inquiry model, and through specific lessons with the use of think aloud and action strategies.



Afternoon Session:

Diving Deep Into Nonfiction With Reader’s Rules of Notice  Dr. Wilhelm will delve into "the how" of teaching students to read and write nonfiction texts across the curriculum. Further, he will explore several techniques for engaging and assisting readers and writers to conscious competence.  Dr. Wilhelm will lead participants on a journey reframing units and lessons as inquiry / cognitive apprenticeship to make learning active and engaging.



The Goals and Outcomes
Participants will:

  • Understand and meet the conditions of motivation in unit and lesson planning.
  • Discover how to plan units using Essential Questions, Frontloading, constructional sequencing, daily deliverables / formative assessment and culminating projects.
  • Learn to plan lessons using visual strategies, think alouds, practice in miniature, questioning, and writing like a reader.
  • Use reader's rules of notice to assist readers and writers.

Who Should Attend?
Grades 6–12: Anyone who teaches literacy in any context and content area, instructional, literacy and content-area leaders, reading specialists, coaches, principals and curriculum directors.

Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm

Dr. Jeffrey WilhelmDr. Jeffrey Wilhelm has devoted his professional career to helping teachers help their students, particularly those students considered to be reluctant, struggling or at-risk.  He is an internationally-renowned educator, author, and presenter. A classroom teacher for 15 years, Dr. Wilhelm is currently a distinguished Professor of English Education of Boise State University. He is the founding director of the Maine Writing Project and the Boise State Writing Project. Each spring, Jeff teaches middle and high school locally and abroad as part of the Professional Development Site Network. Dr. Wilhelm has written more than 37 texts about literacy teaching and has won the two top research awards in English Education.



$200 per person --OR-- $175 per person for groups of 3 or more from the same school or district.


CESA 6 Conference Center
2300 State Road 44, Oshkosh, 54904


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 refund to be issued. 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.