CANCELED Learning Series: How to Talk About Race in Northern Wisconsin Schools

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 7/29/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 7/29/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 12
Agency Contact: Amanda Trautt
Agency Assistant: Judy Ross 715-685-1837
Audience: ELA Tchrs, Soc Studies Tchrs, SpEd Tchrs, Instruct'l Coaches, Reading Specialists, Principals, Curr Dirs, District Leaders
Location Facility Date Time Notes
CESA 12 Conference Center
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 8/1/2022 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
CESA 12 Conference Center
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Conference Rooms 1, 2 & 3 8/2/2022 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
To Be Determined To be determined 10/27/2022 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
CESA 12 Conference Center
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 2/16/2023 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Price: $350.00

Learning Series: How to Talk About Race in Northern Wisconsin Schools

August 1, 2022 | August 2, 2022 | October 27, 2022 | February 16, 2023

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

CESA #12 Conference Center - Ashland, WI



Through dialogue, engaging learning opportunities, and ongoing professional networking, participants in this learning series will:

  • Increase racial literacy relevant to the students and families of northern Wisconsin;
  • Consider the ways in which identity shapes experiences and unconscious biases;
  • Evaluate their own comfort level engaging in conversations about race;
  • Explore effective strategies for facilitating critical conversations in the classroom;
  • Examine ways to establish a positive classroom culture where all students thrive; and
  • Align teaching and learning activities about race-related topics to the Wisconsin state standards in their specific curricular focus area(s).


Who Should Attend?  

  • English-Language Arts Teachers
  • Social Studies Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Reading Specialists
  • Principals
  • Curriculum Directors
  • District Leaders


Agenda (Tentative)

Day 1: Monday, August 1, 2022 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)

"Talking About Race:"

  • Understanding race and related topics impacting northern Wisconsin communities.
  • Facilitating critical conversations in the classroom.

Day 2: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)

"Teaching the Standards, Teaching About Race"

  • Establishing a positive classroom culture for all.
  • Teaching about race through a standards-aligned curriculum, high-quality texts, and effective lesson design.

Days 3 & 4: Thursday, October 27, 2022, and Thursday, February 16, 2023 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)

"Learning By Doing and Taking Next Steps"

  • Reviewing the application of practice.
  • Networking and sharing our experiences.



  • Dawn Eijtjes: Instructional Coach, Brillion School District
  • Amanda Trautt: Educational Consultant, CESA #12


Guest Speakers (invited)

  • David O'Connor: American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) 
  • Juan Ramirez: Educator, Fastenal Regional Recruiter, Alumni of Color Network UWEC


E-MLSS Key Features: Equity, High-Quality Instruction, Positive Culture



Contact Amanda Trautt, Educational Consultant, CESA #12 at or (715) 685-1846 for questions about the programming.

Contact Judy Ross, Program Assistant III, CESA #12 at or 715-685-1837 for assistance or issues with registration.


Registration Fee

$350.00 per participant for the 4-day in-person learning series


Registration Deadline Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Registration cancellation must be received on or before Tuesday, July 26, 2022



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Any registration cancellation must be received two business days 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 (substitutions 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.

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