1st Year Beginning Teacher Support Seminars

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 4/6/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/7/2020 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 12
Agency Contact: Ellen Nelson
Agency Assistant: Nancy Harrison 715-685-1838
Location: CESA 12 Online Event
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: ZOOM
10/8/2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
12/3/2020 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
2/18/2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
4/16/2021 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM Please note time change

Live Zoom Seminar time change as of 11/4/20 we will meet from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Four beginning teacher support seminars, designed to assist districts in meeting the PI 34.040 [5] district requirement of ongoing orientation, are offered in a combination of an asynchronous and synchronous format. They are staggered throughout the 2020-21 school year. These Beginning Teacher Seminars provide approximately 2.5 hours of professional development each and are tailored to the needs of beginning teachers. Each of the seminars features instructionally-focused outcomes, exploration of the related Framework for Teaching (Fft) Components, and an aligned mentor supplement resource to encourage continued, professional development of both the beginning teacher and mentor. Asynchronous Zoom introduction of the topic will be on the dates provided. The following topics will be available for use over the course of the year:

  • October 8: What to Expect this Year and  Engaging All Student
  • December 3: Effective Classroom Management (Date change as of 11/4/20)
  • February 18: Strategic Assessment
  • April 16: Reflective Practice - Completing your SLO/PPG

In the intervening months of October, November, January and March, 1 hour shareshops for Beginning Teacher and their mentors, will be conducted via Zoom. Each shareshop will have a focus topic based on facilitator/mentor/mentee feedback. 

  • October 22
  • November 18
  • January 20
  • March 31

Target Audience: 1st year Initial Educators and their mentors

Presenter: Ellen Nelson, CESA #12 Educational Consultant

Registration Fee: $0 -this training is being covered by the Peer Review & Mentor Grants  

Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day before the event.


Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES6The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
WES9The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
WES10The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
Special Education
Participation and Performance on statewide assess.for students with disabilities
EnvironmentPercent of children with IEP's removed from regular class
Parent Involvementpercent of parents of children with IEPs reporting satisfaction with parent involvement

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received one business day prior to the event date for a refund to be issued. Persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee (substitution are accepted). CESA 12 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.

Weather conditions:

If a workshop has been canceled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all your contact information is correct on

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Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Dietary Disclaimer:

CESA 12 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. CESA 12 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 12 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 at the time of your registration.