Supporting Struggling Readers in Grades 5-12: Developing and Using Systems of Strategic Actions

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Last Date to Register: 4/29/2018 11:59 PM
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
Conference Center-Collaborations 10/31/2017 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM Q&A: 2:30 - 3:00 P.M.
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Conference Center-Solutions 1/17/2018 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM Q&A: 2:30 - 3:00 P.M.
CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Conference Center-SMART Thinking 4/17/2018 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM Q&A: 2:30 - 3:00 P.M.

Fountas and Pinnell developed an indispensable instructional tool to support all teachers in their work with readers. This workshop series will dissect this tool so teachers may: 1) develop a theory of the reading process; 2) acquire a detailed lens for assessing students; and, 3) plan and deliver responsive lessons that will propel readers forward.

Workshop topics

Day 1 – Introduction to the Systems of Strategic Action

  • What are the systems?
  • How do I use the systems to create personal meaning?
  • How do my systems compare to a colleague’s systems?
  • How do I use observations to develop an understanding of readers’ systems of strategic action?
  • How do I use readers’ writing-about-reading samples to develop an understanding of their systems of strategic action?

Day 2 – Demonstrating Systems of Strategic Action

  • Demonstration Lessons: Narrative Text
  • Demonstration Lessons: Information Text
  • Demonstration Lessons: Persuasive / Argumentative Text
  • Demonstration Lessons: Tests

Day 3 – Enhancing Existing Systems of Strategic Actions

  • Taking a researchers stance before instruction
  • Taking a Growth Mindset stance before instruction
  • Affirming Effective / Tentative / Existing Systems of Strategic Actions
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.
Special Education
Participation and Performance on statewide assess.for students with disabilities
Disproportionate Representation in Special Ed of racial and ethnic groups
Disproportionate Rep. of Specific Dis. Categoriesof racial and ethnic groups in special education
Post High School Outcomespercent of youth who had IEPs and no longer in school who are competitively employed and /or attending postsecondary school
EP Teacher
TPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
TPES2Standard 2: Instructional Planning
TPES3Standard 3: Instructional Delivery
TPES4Standard 4: Assessment For and Of Learning
TPES5Standard 5: Learning Environment
TPES6Standard 6: Professionalism
DPI Teacher
DD1Domain 1 : Planning and Preparation
DD2Domain 2 : The Classroom Environment
DD3Domain 3 : Instruction
DD4Domain 4 : Professional Responsibilities
EP Educational Specialist
ESPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
ESPES2Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration
ESPES3Standard 3: Assessment
ESPES4Standard 4: Program Planning and Management
ESPES5Standard 5: Program Delivery
ESPES6Standard 6: Professionalism


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 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session 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 or phone if a cancellation occurs.