CESA 2 Foundational Skills Professional Learning Community


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 5/13/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/9/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Mary Jo Ziegler
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
2/12/2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
2/26/2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
3/12/2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
4/23/2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
5/7/2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
5/28/2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Presenter: CESA 2 consultants Mary Jo Ziegler and Kim Stieber-White

Cost: $100

Description: Join us for a book study and a community as we examine foundational skills for teaching phonics. We'll view snippets from DPI webinars with built-in opportunities to process & apply information. We'll also share invaluable assessment tools and resources.


February 12 - Intro to FRST Tool
February 26 - Phonemic Awareness Part 1
March 12 - Phonemic Awareness Part 2
April 23 - Alphabet Principles & Phonics
May 7 - Shared Reading
May 28 - Interactive Writing

Each registrant gets access to ONE of the following books. Choose which book you'd like to have mailed to you when registering:

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades, 2nd Edition: Updated & Revised by Wiley Blevins     
A Fresh Look at Phonics by Wiley Blevins

Register by February 1st to receive your book in time!

About the Presenters:

Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for over 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent in classrooms teaching grades 2-8. After earning an M.S. in Reading, she moved into an instructional coaching and intervention role at Sherman Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin. A second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership led to roles as district instructional resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, PK-12 director of instruction, and DPI consultant. Across the years, MJ has worked to support educators as they design engaging and effective learning opportunities that motivate achievement by building routines and scaffolds to guide students through successful learning experiences.




Kim Stieber-White joins CESA 2 with deep knowledge and experience in Social Justice, Technology and Literacy.  Her experience in schools spans urban, suburban, and rural settings and includes classroom English Language Arts, Reading Specialist, Library Media Specialist, Technology Integrator, and Instructional Coach.  Kim is in the process of completing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a focus on Literacy and Equity.  




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