IN-PERSON SESSION CANCELED VIRTUAL OPTION TO COME Spring Training for Data Specialists: Using WISExplore Resources to Support Continuous Improvement Focus: Data Inquiry for Students with Disabilities


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Last Date to Register: 4/22/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 7
Agency Contact: Nancy Schlies
Agency Assistant: Nancy Schlies 920-617-5613
Location: To Be Determined
Facility: TBD
4/29/2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM Registration to begin at 8:30 a.m.
4/30/2020 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Check-In to begin at 8:00 a.m.

In-person session is CANCELED. Stay tuned for a possible VIRTUAL offering!

Spring Training for Data Specialists: Using WISExplore Resources to Support Continuous Improvement

Date:  April 29 - 30, 2020

Hosted and Facilitated by DPI Partners with the WISExplore Team

Purpose: This face-to-face learning opportunity will bring teams together to build capacity for supporting continuous improvement in districts and their schools. Participants will learn about current, new, and enhanced WISExplore resources and tools that have been used in the field, and develop plans for strategic application within a continuous improvement process.

Participants:  CESA Data Specialists and DPI partners and others by invitation (RSN Regional Services Network) consultants


  • Identified CESA Data Specialists will not be invoiced
  • $50 registration fee per participant includes continental breakfast and lunch for 2 days.

Registration:  Possible VIRTUAL offering to come.

  • REGISTER for the 2-day workshop by Wednesday, April 22, 2020,  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • LODGING: A block of rooms is reserved until Saturday, March 28, 2020.
    • Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 750 South Central Ave. Marshfield, WI
    • Phone:  (715) 486-1500  CLICK HERE TO RESERVE ROOM
    • Cost - $82 per night for a double queen room (By March 28, 2020 - Ask for CESA 7 Block or use group code CSB)

Work Session Outcome & Topics:  Data Specialists will further their expertise by:

  • Understanding the role of IDEA and local special education programming within the overall educational system
  • Identifying indicators that show whether the district’s mission, vision, values, and beliefs are practiced throughout all systems and daily operations
  • Knowing the questions to ask about processes for identifying and supporting student needs
  • Examining root causes of disproportionate representation of race/ethnic groups in special education
  • Identifying data that informs questions into accountability and variability in special education data
  • Understanding Special Ed Indicators and criteria data used in reporting and accountability
  • Understanding critical disproportionality data and how to examine it
  • Using WISEdash for Districts to locate and analyze data used in spec. ed.  district profiles
  • Exploring best practice in spec. ed.  programs that can provide the foundation for practice inquiry
  • Collaborating with RSN consultants and the TA network team on special education data inquiry

Technology - What to Bring:

  • Laptop computer with access to the internet
  • LCD Projector for each Team
  • Power strip/extension cord
  • User rights access to local district data in WISEdash for Districts and the SAFE portal.
Due to changing policies in many of our CESA 7 School District accounting offices, CESA 7 requests that all workshop fees be paid in advance with a check or purchase order. If it is not possible for you to secure payment from your school district prior to the workshop, we suggest that you pay personally and request reimbursement from your school district. Receipts will be available. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be faxed (920-492-5965) or e-mailed five (5) working days prior to the date of the event. We are unable to provide refunds for no shows. DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 7 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 7 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. PHOTO/VIDEO: By registering for this event, I authorize CESA 7 to record on photograph, film, videotape or otherwise, my name, likeness, image, voice and performance during my participation in this event. My name, likeness, and voice, as well as excerpts of the recordings may be used for training, publicizing, and promoting. To opt out of the image release, attendees must notify the contact person for this event.