Post-Academy Registration Options

Washburn Academy

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Cheryl Hanson
Agency Assistant: Becky Martin (608) 786-4832
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Heritage A/B, Leavitt Room, Discovery Room
7/30/2012 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM **SMARTBoard & Curriculum Start Monday 7/30
7/31/2012 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM **iPads Starts Tuesday 7/31
8/1/2012 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/2/2012 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/3/2012 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Washburn Post Academy Workshops are held at CESA #4

Please note different dates for each workhop

Create! Organize! Collaborate!
This SMARTBoard™ Training’s For You!

Curriculum Companion Camp Get Comfortable with iPads
(Fee $150 + $50 Registration Fee)
July 30-August 1, 2012 (2½ Days)
Credit: 1 graduate credit
Grade K-12
Rebecca Gustafson, Hillsboro Elem, Hillsboro, WI
(Fee $200 + $50 Registration Fee)
July 30–August 3, 2012 (5 Days)
Credit: 2 graduate credits available
Grades: K-12
Billie Finco/Sherri Torkelson, CESA #4
(Fee $180 + $50 Registration Fee)
July 31–August 2, 2012 (3 Days)
Credit: 1 graduate credit
Grades: K-12  CESA #4 Staff
Prerequisite: Previous SMARTBoard training.

Participants at the 2011 workshop asked for a facilitated “lesson development” class. Here it is! Let me help you organize your documents, websites, video clips, and Notebook pages. Learn how to use Notebook software for formative and summative evaluation of your students and their work. Bring your materials, ideas, and questions with you. You will get assistance from a certified SMARTBoard™ trainer and develop meaningful lessons and units. If you’ve had prior SMARTBoard™ training and at least a year of experience working with Notebook Software, this is the class you’re looking for! Notebook Software basics will not be covered.

In this workshop, participants will receive a hands-on introduction to the format, layout and user functions of
the Curriculum Companion (CC) from CESA #7. Once users are comfortable with the tool and technology platform, the remaining time will be available for district or grade level teams to incorporate local resources into the core modules/units. The goal is for these teams to localize the CC so that it is ready for use by classroom teachers. CESA #4 facilitators will provide ongoing support and just-in-time information to the work teams throughout the week and will assist in the creation of an action plan to complete the curriculum development process (if necessary). Participants expecting to receive 2 graduate credits will submit an action plan.

An iPad is a cross between a tablet, a computer and a mobile device and is quickly being adopted into many classrooms. This tool is great for learning, content distribution, creation and independent instruction on-the-go. You will learn how to work with iTunes to find free content and manage your iPad. We will cover the basic functions, apps and media use on the iPad as well as syncing it to your computer. Think how cool it would be if you and your students could create your own ebooks, complete with content, hyperlinks, audio, images, and video that you could share with others on their mobile devices. The possibilities are endless to engage your students. We will explore how these tools can be used for planning, research, exploration, and presentation of classroom projects and you will try your hand at creating classroom examples with a variety of apps.

iPads will be provided for those who need them.

 2012 Workshop Fees vary by workshop (will be billed to your school district)

UW-L Credits are available for an additional $125 for (1) Credit or $250 for (2) Credits

Click here for registration instructions for UW-L credit


(There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 to register for Washburn Academy due at the time of registration)  (If paying by check, Please send check to CESA 4, Attention: Becky Martin 923 East Garland Street West Salem, WI 54669 within 1 week)

  Once you click "register", you will be taken to a screen where you can choose which workshop you would like to attend.


**In submitting my online registration, I give my permission for any Washburn Academy photographs to be used for publicity purposes.**

Participants who want to receive graduate credits pay an additional tuition fee. To apply for credit please go to:

Washburn Academy and UW-La Crosse are separate enrollments. 

IMPORTANT Notes: ALL credit fees must be paid by the first day of your workshop.

The $50 registration fee is nonrefundable.


Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

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

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.