Understanding your Identification/Next Step Planning and Support

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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Mary Jo Ziegler
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
1/29/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Presenter(s): Gail Anderson, Ed O’Connor, Mary Jo Ziegler, Liz Ponto and guest speakers TBD

Cost: Free with lunch included

Description: The Technical Assistance Network is a Support provided by the Department of Public Instruction through an integrated improvement grant.  The purpose of the grant is to leverage funds from the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act to support CESA 2 districts as they work to address disparities and ensure equitable outcomes for each and every student. The goal  is to develop equitable multi-level systems of support in Literacy, Mathematics, and PBIS in every district. This series will guide districts as they build intentional systems to effectively implement a continuous improvement process focused on meeting this goal.

August 6, 2018 - Data Informed Decision-Making (data analysis/Root Cause) and Implementation Science - Initiative Inventory

November 7, 2018 - Implementation Science: Leadership Structures and Routines/Communication Protocol

January 29, 2019 - Understanding your Identification/Next Step Planning and Support

April 11 , 2019 - Implementation Science: Effective Instruction and Gathering Practice data.

June 11, 2019 - Implementation Science and Next Step Planning for 2019-20


Gail AndersonGail Anderson, Ed.S. is the RSN Director and Effective Practices for Instruction Center Leader at CESA 2. Gail is passionate about keeping learning at the center of her work and empowers school boards, administrators, and teacher-leaders to do the same. As a licensed school psychologist and administrator with over 25 years of professional experience, Gail provides leadership coaching, professional learning, and systems consulting that ensures educators and students achieve success. Outside of work, she serves as a Baldrige examiner and served her community as school board president, EMT and EMS board member.





Ed O'ConnorEd O’Connor, PhD directs the Effective Practices for Systems Center for CESA 2. Previously, Ed served the Monona Grove School District for 15 years as a school psychologist and as Director of Continuous Improvement and Assessment. Ed has worked at all levels from 4K-12. He also works at the collegiate level as a lecturer in the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ed has longstanding research interests in the areas of early literacy instruction and assessment, effective instruction, bridging the research-practice gap, systems change and models of continuous improvement in education, problem solving/response to instruction, and preparing students to be “college and career ready.” Ed is a frequent presenter on these topics at state and national conferences.




Mary Jo ZieglerMary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.



Note: If you are a nursing mother, please let us know in the notes section of your registration, as we have a private room available for use.

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