VIRTUAL SERIES - Sarah Ward: Back To School Success! 'Reboot' All Students' Skills in Planning, Managing, and Organizing (K-12)

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

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 6/25/2020 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 6/18/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Lisa Lesselyong
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: Online
Facility: Web
6/29/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
8/6/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM



JUNE 29TH and AUGUST 6TH, 2020


Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, everyday life has changed for most students and educators.  Significant adjustments have been made to students’ routines which may have interfered with their sense of structure, predictability, and security. Back to School” will have even more significant meaning and will require teachers, students, and families alike to ‘reboot’.

When students return to school in the fall—be it in the school building or via remote instruction—teachers and school leaders will face a daunting task: pulling their classrooms back together while helping students get back on track.  The transition from less structure and fewer demands to getting into the groove of waking up, being ready for a full day at school, retraining the body and mind to engage in learning all day, managing homework, and going to sleep at a reasonable hour will likely be jarring. 

To ease the transition, join Sarah Ward to learn practical strategies for both the classroom or for teaching in a remote learning environment. Many useful resources, guides, and web-based learning tools for tele-instruction will be provided.


1. A.M. VIRTUAL SESSION: Develop Future Thinkers

  • Understand how students demonstrate executive function skills
  • Gain a new perspective on what is meant by “executive dysfunction”
  • Realize the relationship between motivation and the ability to take goal-directed action
  • Learn what it means to be a MIND MIME for independent task execution

2. P.M. VIRTUAL SESSION: Promote Self-Regulation and Situational Awareness

  • Increase students' ability to self-initiate, transition, and complete tasks with less supervision
  • Learn to teach students to think in an organized, yet flexible way to independently complete morning and end of day routines and to manage materials
  • Improve students' ability to fluidly transition from one mindset to another
  • Hone students' ability to "read the room" with situational awareness skills


3. A.M. VIRTUAL SESSION: Facilitate Planning the ‘Get Ready—Do—Done’ Model

  • Teach students the process of visualizing simple, multi-step, and complex tasks and assignments, then sequence and plan the requisite steps to fully complete work
  • Generalize the ‘Get Ready—Do—Done’ process to independent planning

 4. P.M. VIRTUAL SESSION: Develop Time and Task Management

  • Learn to teach students to internally sense and visualize hourly time
  • Discover how to teach students to create and stick to time markers
  • Master how to help visually break large projects into smaller steps to alleviate the impact of procrastination and prioritize project steps



  • Grades K - 12 Teachers:
    • Grade level
    • Content area
    • Special education
    • English Learners
    • Support specialists
  • Reading Specialists
  • Literacy and Instructional Coaches
  • Principals
  • Directors of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Directors of Pupil Services



  • DAY 1: Monday, June 29th, 2020 
  • DAY 2: Thursday, August 6th, 2020


  • A.M. VIRTUAL SESSIONS:  8:30 - 10:30 A.M.
  • BREAK: 10:30 - 11:30 A.M.
  • P.M. VIRTUAL SESSIONS:  11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.


  • 1-3 team members = $325 per person
  • 4-8 team members = $300 per person
  • 9-17 team members = $250 per person
  • 18+ team members = $175 per person

A link unique to each participant will be emailed the day prior to each of the virtual sessions.


Contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562 or


Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days prior to the start of the series in order for a full refund to be issued. Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days prior to the series start, a refund will be issued minus $50 per participant.  No refunds will be given for persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of either session. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel an event due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Sarah Ward is an internationally recognized expert on executive function. Sarah’s focus is on helping individuals learn the skills needed to enjoy learning, reading, writing, and verbal communication through best practice strategies based on the most current research.  To maximize effectiveness and independent carryover of learned skills, Sarah uses teaching methods that develop students’ “meta-skills” and “executive function skills”. Through seminars and workshops on programs and strategies she has developed with the Co-Director of Cognitive Connections, Kristen Jacobsen, Sarah has presented to and consulted with over 1,200 public and private schools in the United States, Canada, and Europe.



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.