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Last Date to Register: 8/15/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Tammy Sjoberg
Agency Assistant: Julie Beckwith 608-745-5472
Location: Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Facility: Sandstone1
8/20/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Breakfast and registration: 8am-9am
8/21/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Breakfast: 8am-9am

New Teacher Symposium
2 Day Workshop


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Owning It: Proven Strategies to Ace & Embrace Teaching
Speaker: Alex Kajitani 

California Teacher of the Year & Top-4 Finalist, National Teacher of the Year,
and author of the highly acclaimed book, Owning It

Eighteen years ago, Alex Kajitani was a struggling new teacher in one of California’s poorest neighborhoods. His students seemed unmotivated, unengaged and uninterested in what he was teaching. Demoralized and desperate, he set out on a journey
to turn his class, and his life, around.

Alex is lauded for his motivation, innovation and “real talk” on what it takes to succeed. He’s also known as “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” and his videos and approaches to connecting with kids are being used in homes and classrooms around the world.

Alex’s journey – from frustrated new teacher to being honored at The White House – is one he now shares across the country, to inspire educators to new heights and fresh ways of thinking about the jobs we do & students we serve. His message of “Owning It” resonates deeply, regardless of experience or job title.
Join Alex and teachers from around your area for a day that will inspire ALL educators to make a true difference that matters, and create the world as it can be.
In this full-day experience, Alex will show educators of all levels and subjects how they can:

  • Engage students with high-leverage strategies that have a big impact on learning, and can be implemented immediately.
  • Manage the classroom environment with confidence and creativity, so students learn in an atmosphere of positivity and safety.
  •  Build and grow relationships with students in real and transformative ways, and create a classroom culture where student thrive.
  • Interact with colleagues, care for themselves in ways that are productive and healthy, and avoid mid-year (and mid-career) burnout!


Friday, August 21, 2020

Inclusive Education: 
Getting to Know Learners From a Strength Based Perspective
Speaker: Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations are constructed based on contexts of schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Her first book entitled, “One Without the Other” was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk hosted in Langley in January 2016. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a SSHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. Her research has been featured at national and international conferences, and she is also the recent recipient of the Engagement award, a national competition highlighting SSHRC funded research through story.

Shelley will guide you through a full day of Inclusive Education
and so much MOORE!

This session will look at how changing planning models are moving away from deficit medical based frameworks to plans that look at the strengths and contributions of individuals. We will see examples and share strategies of how these strength-based perspectives can guide program planning with a focus on balance and growth rather than retrofitting and standardization. We will look at planning frameworks such as Response to Intervention and Class Profiles.

Registration Fee: $100 for both days 
Includes 2 day workshop, breakfast, and lunch.

When paying by check or PO, please include a copy of your MyQuickReg confirmation email.  
Mail to: CESA 5, 626 E Slifer St, Portage, WI 53901.

Questions: Julie Beckwith (608-745-5472 or email:

You can make your hotel reservations by calling Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
at 1-800-867-9453.
Discounted room rates are in effect until July 20, 2020.
Double Queen rooms are $169.

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Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least 10 working days before the conference.  Because of our commitments to the conference facility, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after August 5, 2020. CESA 5 cannot make exceptions to this policy. Registrations are transferable within your organization. Any lodging cancellations are the responsibility of the participant and not subject to any type of refund by CESA 5.  CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE CONFERENCE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel before 10 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 10 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been canceled due to weather conditions.