Closing the Excellence Gap


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Last Date to Register: 10/23/2019 11:59 PM
Agency: CESA 7
Agency Contact: Colleen Timm
Agency Assistant: Nancy Schlies 920-617-5613
Location Facility Date Time Notes
595 Baeten Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
Meeting Room A 10/30/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
595 Baeten Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304
Meeting Room C 11/13/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Facilitator:  Colleen A. Timm, Ph. D - Director of Learning Services

Dates:  October 30th and November 13th, 2019

Time:    9:00-3:00 (check-in is 8:30 a.m.)   

Location: CESA 7

Session Topics/October 30, 2019



9:00 – 9:15 am

Welcome, Introductions & Housekeeping

  • Review Agenda
  • Norms

9:15-9:20 am

Opening Video

9:20-10:05 am

Disproportionality and the Excellence Gap overview

  • Discuss overarching concepts
  • Review statewide data trends
  • Discuss the process for calculating where gaps exist

Reviewing Local Data re Disproportionality and the Excellence Gap

  • Note, this requires a laptop and access to WISEdash

10:05-10:35 am

Culturally Relevant Practices

  • Culturally Relevant Practices in Action

10:35-10:45 am



Introduction to U-STARS~PLUS TOPS (Teacher’s Observation of Potential in Students)

11:45-12:30 pm


12:30-2:30 pm

TOPS tool – Continued

2:45-3:00 pm

Wrap Up and Ticket out the Door

Session Topics/November 13, 2019



9:00-9:10 am

Welcome & Lingering Questions

9:10-9:45 am

Equitable Multi-level Systems of Supports that include Advanced Learners

9:45-9:55 am


9:55-11:00 am


  • What is differentiation?
  • Why differentiate?

11:00 – 12:00

Differentiation continued

  • Low-prep strategies such as Anchor Tasks and Exit Tickets
  • Other strategies
  • Differentiation often involves different work as opposed to more work

12:00 – 12:45 pm


12:45 – 1:30 pm

Family Engagement

1:30-2:00 pm

Strategic Action Plan & Lessons Learned

2:00-2:30 pm

Planning time

2:30 pm

Share-out and Wrap-up

Audience:  Pk-12 Educators

Registration Fees:  Registration fees are inclusive of two days of training and lunch each day.

  • $198/Learning Services Full Members
  • $240/Learning Services Limited Membership
  • $280/Non-Members

Registration Deadline - October 18, 2019

For questions, please contact: Nancy Schlies @

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