Creating an Optimal Learning Environment Your First Year

Otus and CESA Free Monthly Webinar Series (413-711)

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Last Date to Register: 9/23/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 9/19/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Assistant: Philip Anderson 2624731459
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
9/22/2022 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Price: $0.00


Cost: Free

It is your first year and you will have a classroom of learners. Now what? Let’s create an Optimal Learning Environment!

Effective, standards-aligned teaching and learning are only possible when an Optimal Learning Environment is in place. In Optimal Learning Environments, instruction addresses the needs of every learner with ever-present attention to equity and continuous academic, social, and emotional growth. Educators prioritize knowing their students, have deep understanding of the content they teach, and collaborate with each other regularly to maximize student success.

In this session, we will learn, experience, and plan for the three domains of an Optimal Learning Environment: Create Emotionally, Intellectually, and Physically Safe Environments; Implement Equitable, Culturally Responsive, and Standards-Aligned Curriculum and Instruction; and Meet the Diverse Needs of Every Learner.

You will leave with a plan that you can start to implement right away!

If you are interested in attending and the timing of this webinar does not quite work out, please register anyways and we will email you the recording directly.


About this Month's Webinar Hosts - Lynee Tourdot & Beth Clarke

Lynee Tourdot was a teacher and administrator with a degree in Education Leadership from UW Madison. She works for CESA 2 as a Superintendent Liaison, Licensing and EE Consultant and as a New Teacher Center Mentor Trainer. Her passions lie in building coaching mentors, creating thriving leaders, and her 5 grandkids.

Beth Clarke is an innovative educator who ignites the learning experience. Her passion lies in learner-centered pedagogy while partnering with educators to leverage digital tools and resources. Also, Beth facilitates the integration of UDL to promote inclusive education and the New Teacher Mentor program to support new educators. Most importantly, equity is a priority in every facet of her work.


This webinar series is hosted by the CESA Statewide Network and sponsored by Otus and CESA Purchasing. Join us each month for a new topic!

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

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Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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In-Person Events: Restrictions on our in-person events due to COVID-19 have been lifted. We will be responsive to what's happening within our communities, and guidelines from the CDC and local health agencies for future offerings and will update guidelines when necessary.