Ellin Oliver Keene - Engaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning (Grades K-8)

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Oshkosh
1 N Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Athearn Ballroom
1/30/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Ellin Oliver Keene

January 30, 2020


We all want our students to be engaged learners, but we often struggle with getting them excited about and responsible for their own learning. In this workshop, Ellin Oliver Keene will lead us on an exploration of strategies to help students develop internal motivation or, better yet, engagement. Differentiating between compliance, participation, motivation, and engagement, she will show us how to develop and recognize true student engagement in your classroom and help students take more responsibility for their learning.


Transcript: Author Interview With Ellin Oliver Keene by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: 'Identity Themes' move students from "compliance" to true engagement

Participants will:

  • Explore the conditions where student-driven engagement flourishes
  • Learn to cultivate an environment for increasing student engagement
  • Dive into the four pillars of the engagement framework:
    • Intellectual urgency
    • Emotional resonance
    • Perspective bending
    • The aesthetic world


  • Grades K-8 teachers (classroom, special education, EL, and support specialists)
  • Reading Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Principals


DATE: Thursday, January 30, 2020

TIME:  9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

LOCATION:  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901

REGISTRATION FEE:  $250 per participant

  • Early Bird: $25 discount if registered before December 15, 2019
  • Team Rate: $25 discount per participant for teams of at least 3 members from the same school / district / organization

LODGING:  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901
                 (920) 230-1900

                 CESA 6 block rate = $90 / evening for Wednesday, January 29th
                 Block rate cut off date = December 28, 2019




Any registration cancellation must be received before Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in order for a full refund to be issued. Registration cancellations received after Tuesday, January 21, 2020, a refund will be issued, but minus $50 for each participant in order to cover the cost of catering that was ordered and materials that were made for each participant(s).  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.

Ellin Oliver Keene is a consultant and an author who, for 35 years and counting, has worked to improve literacy teaching and learning throughout the US and abroad. She has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. Currently, Ellin works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad with an emphasis on long-term, school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy learning. Ellin is the author of six books on reading comprehension, discourse in the classroom, and, most recently on helping students learn to become deeply engaged and independent in their learning.

Connect with Ellin @EllinKeene

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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.