K E Y N O T E S
K E Y N O T E S OCTOBER 2010 Volume 27, No. 2
COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY #3
Visit our Website at www.cesa3.k12.wi.us
RTI: Giving the Classroom Finding the Right Spark:
Teacher the Necessary Tools Motivating the Resistant
to Serve as an Intervention Learner At the Middle and
“First Responder” High School Level
November 3, 2010 November 4, 2010
Classroom teachers are the ‘first responders’ who As middle and high schools institute RTI, poor student
provide intervention assistance to students who are motivation is a central concern. This workshop presents
beginning to struggle with academic skills. This four major approaches to increase motivation and
workshop clarifies questions about the use of RTI school participation among struggling learners in
interventions in elementary school classrooms. middle and high school classrooms.
Participants learn an approach that gives general-
education teachers the RTI tools to: The training demonstrates how to: (1) target ‘levers of
influence’ in the instructional environment that can
* Define student academic and behavioral problems increase student work engagement; (2) identify evidence-
in clear, specific terms. based ideas to motivate students toward active accurate
* Conduct instructional (‘analytic’) assessments to better profile academic engagement; (3) empower students to become self-
academic strengths and limitations of individual students. advocates with input into their own RTI plans; and (4) provide
* Select appropriate evidence-based interventions that can feasible strategies for teachers to forge stronger relationships
be used in general-education settings and appropriately with marginal students.
document the use of those interventions.
This workshop will also highlight free internet resources for As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be
evidence-based academic and behavioral intervention ideas. able to:
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able
to: * Motivate the struggling student through changes in the
instructional environment, social interaction, learning
* Define student problems in specific terms that allow for activities, and reinforcement for learning.
effective problem-solving. * Select intervention strategies that increase the probability
* Understand classroom-friendly assessment methods to map that an unmotivated student will engage in academic
a student’s academic skills and deficits. activities.
* Have confidence in their selection of interventions to match * Develop the necessary school supports to encourage
presenting student classroom concerns and know how to students to become self-advocates with a voice in shaping
document those interventions appropriately. their RTI support.
* Access websites that offer free, evidence-based intervention * Give teachers practical ideas to establish positive
resources. connections with all of their students.
To register go to www.myquickreg.com. New users will need to answer some basic questions. This is one time only and you will then be
given a user name and password for future registrations.
All online registrations are tentative until a purchase order is received by CESA #3. Please follow your local district procedure to
complete a purchase order for registration completion.
Contact Information • Terri Iverson • 608-822-3276 x 237 • email@example.com
CESA #3 Welcomes
CESA #3 welcomes
Maggie May as a KEYNOTES is the official newsletter of CESA #3. KEYNOTES is published monthly during
School Psychologist the school year by Instructional Technology Support Services (I.T.S.S.) at CESA #3 and is
serving Ithaca and printed by the Print Shop at CESA #3. Items to be included should be information on new
Riverdale School programs and/or major inservices, state or federal information which relates directly to CESA
Districts. Maggie programs, new staff introductions, calendar events, items for sale, and any other information
was born and which would be of value to the teachers and administrators served by CESA #3.
raised in Milwaukee. She received her
Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education Deadline for submission of articles for the KEYNOTES is the 15th of each month.
from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. Correspondence and articles may be sent to: Terri Iverson, KEYNOTES Editor,
She then acquired a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology Support Services, CESA #3, 1300 Industrial Drive,
Educational Psychology from the University Fennimore, WI 53809, 608-822-3276, ext. 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Washington in Seattle. Her past Production Staff: ext.
employment includes working as a special Jeni Pink, Assistant Editor/Typeset/Layout ....................................................... 239
education teacher in Cincinnati, OH; School email@example.com
Psychology Internship in Federal Way, PA; Sue McLimans, Copy Proofreading .................................................................... 254
and most recently, as a School Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org
for the Westby School District. Kate Hennessy, Copy Proofreading .................................................................... 214
Maggie resides in Richland Center with her Lisa Delaby, Print Shop....................................................................................... 246
husband and infant daughter. She enjoys email@example.com
spending time with family and pursuing Administrative Staff:
her favorite hobbies of running, hiking and Nancy Hendrickson, Agency Administrator ....................................................... 201
Dave Allen, PI-34 Coordinator ..........................................................................PHS
Tara Beau, iTASC Coordinator.......................................................................... 247
The CESA #3
Darla Burton, School to Work Supervisor .......................................................... 231
like to welcome
Sharon Ennis, Curriculum Instruction Assessment Coordinator ....................... 209
Je n n a F i s h e r t o
o ur s taf f. Jen n a
Deb Goold, Teen Parent Coordinator/ATODA Coordinator ........................... 220
is a Speech and
Terri Iverson, Director of Instructional Technology Support Services .............. 237
serving the Pecatonica and Riverdale
School Districts. She was born and raised in
Clark Jillson, SRTNC Coordinator..................................................................... 259
Watsontown, Pennsylvania. Jenna received
her Bachelors of Science in Communication
Mary Johannesen, WIA Coordinator ................................................................. 215
Sciences and Disorders from Pennsylvania
State University. Jenna will complete her
ReBecca Lewis-Clifton, WSPEI/Early Childhood Support ............................... 278
Masters of Arts in Speech-Language
Pathology from the University of Northern
Tom Martin, School to Work Project Coordinator............................................. 242
Colorado, Greeley, in the summer of 2012.
Her past employment includes working
Tami McGrattan, ESEA/GT Coordinator ........................................................ 232
as a Speech and Language teacher for
the Children’s Development Center in
Jim Nelson, Staff Development Coordinator ..................................................... 211
Jerry Redman, Instructional Services Coordinator............................................. 210
Jenna and her husband reside in Hazel
Green. Her interests include traveling,
Katherine Strong, Special Education Director ................................................... 208
photography, running and spending time
with family and friends.
Jennifer Tarrell, Assistant Director of Special Education ................................... 202
2 KEYNOTES October 2010
NWEA-MAP Trainings Family and Consumer Many Changes at the
at CESA #3 Science Instructors Kick CESA #3 Alternative
CESA #3 will be hosting three trainings Off the Year School
this year related to how districts can use the
data that is received from MAP (Measures of Mary Wedig began the first networking Many changes have happened recently at
Academic Progress) Assessments to improve meeting of the year by introducing two new the CESA #3 Alternative School.
student learning and monitor student teachers: Ashlee Schanke, Dodgeville, and
growth. The trainings will be provided by Ashley Palmer, Ithaca. We welcome both We said goodbye and best wishes to our
NWEA-MAP trainers. ladies to our consortium and to CESA #3. CESA #3 Alternative School Administrator,
Gary Baxter. We also said goodbye to our
Level II Training Anne McIntyre, Herzing University, spoke instructor, Janna Boehm, who has taken
Understanding and Using MAP Reports about the variety of presentations she offers a position closer to her home in Verona.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ranging from neurolinguistics, the science We thank both Janna and Gary for their
CESA #3 of nonverbal language, to the A to Zs of dedication to students and wish them well
Excellent training for districts who are new Herzing University. Herzing has diversified in their future endeavors.
to Map Assessments or who are considering its educational programs to include the
using MAP Assessments. fields of business management, electronics, Please join us in
healthcare, graphic design and public safety. welcoming the new
Level III Training It has also raised its level of credentials from CESA #3 Alternative
Building Ladders and Differentiated diplomas to Bachelor of Science degrees and School Instructor,
Instruction associate of science degrees in Madison as Mr. Paul Staufiger.
Thursday, Nov. 11, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. well as its other campuses across the U.S.
CESA #3 This really got our teachers thinking about Mr. Staufiger comes
This training is designed for districts how they could work Anne’s presentation to us with a varied
that have had at least one year of MAP into their curriculum. background. He has
Assessments. been an Alternative Education Instructor at
Mary Wedig reviewed the results of the the Monona Grove School District and most
Level IV Training Zoomerang survey she conducted this recently, in Frazer, Montana.
Goal Setting and Student Growth fall, highlights from the WFCE Annual
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Conference and some exciting new features Paul not only brings his curriculum expertise
CESA #3 on DPI’s Career & Technical Education as a former Social Studies teacher, but also
This training is designed for districts website. real world experience as his past includes
that have had at least one year of MAP Practical Nursing experience.
Assessments. Nancy Merwin spoke of the development
of new Assistant Child Care Teacher Paul will be housed at the Alternative School
Please pre-register for these trainings at Certification as well as the new Employability in Mineral Point (the former Mineral Point
MyQuickReg.com. Register early so we Skills Certificate (ESC) programming. Both High School). He will also serve students in
can determine the level of interest in these certifications have embedded the 21st outlying districts via online curriculum.
trainings. Century skills models for assessment.
If you have a student(s) that you think would
Ashley Schanke spoke about Wisconsin benefit from the CESA #3 Alternative
Educational Communications Board and School format, either on-site or online,
the resources available through the website, please contact Paul at pstaufiger@cesa3.
http://www.ecb.org/finance/. k12.wi.us or Darla Burton at dburton@
The sharing was just tremendous. All
interested Family and Consumer Science
teachers will want to join us, Wednesday,
November 17, 4:30 - 7:00 when the
Wisconsin Educational Communication
Board highlights its Financial Literacy:
Teach It! Project.
KEYNOTES October 2010 3
Instructional Technology Support Services
Regional Media Services • Integrated Technology And School Curriculum • Media Production
CESA #3 Instructional Technology Department How iPad/iPod Mobility
Awarded Online Learning Project Grant Enhances Learning:
In August, the DPI posted the Wisconsin This project will be: Product Overview
Online Lear ning Competitive grant
a p p l i c at i o n . T h e E l e m e n t a r y a n d 1. Providing training for approximately The iPad and
Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Wisconsin ten current and potential online learning the iPod Touch
Enhancing Education through Technology teachers in CESA #3 to be certified with a re d r aw i n g
(EETT) program announced the ARRA the 30 hours of required instruction to meet attention from
Online Learning Project Competitive the standards of the legislative guidelines for educators who
Grant Program that all eligible LEAs and online asynchronous instruction. Teachers are enthusiastically integrating the mobile
partnerships could apply for. The CESA participating will also be granted two device into their classes. It is being used
#3 ITSS team submitted a proposal on graduate credits for the course. to enhance reading fluency, function as
behalf of all 31 CESA #3 districts. They a graphing calculator, serve as a source
were notified recently that they had been 2. Providing training for 25 local education of reference materials for social studies,
awarded the grant for the full amount guides/coaches/mentors for students act as an access tool for
($40.000.00) requested and available for in these environments (the WVS-Local curriculum podcasts, be
each consortium Education Guides (LEG) model that we will the voice of those that
adapt to fit our local needs.i are unable to speak, send
The primary goal of the EETT program is 3. Developing an area distance education and receive emails, juggle
to improve student academic achievement advisory group with representation from a busy calendar, access
through the use of educational technology participating districts that will begin to gather the internet, and support
in schools. A secondary goal of the EETT information on where districts currently elementary students in their classroom.
program is to encourage the effective are in providing online programming, as
integration of educational technology well as, provide leadership and vision for Would you like to learn more?
through teacher professional development our districts for ongoing and sustained
and curriculum design of successful research- opportunities for training and expanding
based educational technology instructional learning opportunities for our students.
methods and models. The goal of this
project is to improve and expand online For more information on this project, contact
learning opportunities in grades 6 - 12 in Terri Iverson, CESA #3 ITSS Director at
Wisconsin by providing quality professional firstname.lastname@example.org • 608-822-3276
development to online instructors and local (ext 237); Tara Beau, iTASC Coordinator at
education guides throughout the state. email@example.com • (ext. 247) or Clark Come on November 23 and experience what
A secondary goal is to develop statewide Jillson, SRTNC Coordinator at cjillson@ it takes to deploy iPod Touch and iPads for
expertise to continue to offer this professional cesa3.k12.wi.us • (ext. 259). your school and see exciting new learning
development at a regional and school district solutions. You'll also get a chance to discuss
level. with other school districts how mobility is
increasing learning opportunities.
Presenters incude: Paul Musegades, Apple;
Jeremy Egger, Apple; Jan Sinclair, Apple.
4 KEYNOTES October 2010
Programs, Services and Other News
Administration • Instructional Services • Special Education
Developing a Combined Professional Support For Writing
Information and Development Plan Your PDP
Technology Plan (PDP) Reviewer Need help with writing your Professional
To Support NCLB’s Training Development Plan (PDP)? CESA #3 can
Goals for Student Veteran educators who are interested in
Achievement and serving on Professional Development Plan Whether you are a new first year educator
or a veteran educator of many years you can
Review Team should note this training.
Technology Literacy The Department of Public Instruction get support and assistance in writing your
will be conducting a one-day training for PDP at CESA #3 .
October 19 and 20, 2010 licensed educators in CESA #3 who would
CESA #3 like to serve as a Review Team Member on Whether you are an administrator, pupil
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. other educator’s PDP Teams. The training service person, or classroom teacher we will
will be held at CESA #3 in Fennimore on help you with your PDP.
The Plan Workshop is designed to allow Tuesday November 9th from 8:00 a.m. until
districts concentrated time to work on their 4:00 p.m. Register now on the CESA #3 website to
Information & Technology Plan. DPI staff attend one or more of our PDP Writing
will provide a brief overview of plan contents There is no cost for training, however, we Sessions. Sessions run from 1:00 p.m. until
and then highlight areas of concern or areas are asking you to please pre-register at 3:30 p.m. on each of the following days.
districts need additional help. The majority MyQuickReg.com. Please register early as • October 21st
of the time will be spent working on your we need a qualifying number in order to • November 18th
plan. DPI staff will be available to assist, hold the workshop. • January 20th
troubleshoot and provide assistance. Areas • February 15th
highlighted on the workday will be Grade Contact Dave Allen for more information at • March 24th
Eight (8) Literacy requirement, policies firstname.lastname@example.org. • April 14th
necessary for the plan and data synthesis.
Other areas will be added as requested by Contact Dave Allen for more information at
Please bring all data that you will need in
order to work on your Tech Plan. Districts
may find it more advantageous to bring one RMC and SEIMC Merge
laptop per team.
The CESA #3 Regional Media Center (RMC) and the Special Education & Intervention
Member ITSS District Teams (should consist Media Center (SEIMC) have merged their collections in the web-based online catalog
of 2 or more ~including Administrator, Tech and booking program. As of 2010 -2011 school year, districts who were members of
Coordinators, Library Media Specialists, and either the RMC or the SEIMC now have access to both collections and all teachers and
District Technology Committee members). educators in member districts can log on with one password to browse and check out
Cost will be $25 per person to cover meals items online. To log on, go to the CESA #3 website - www.cesa3.k12.wi.us - and click
and materials. Non-member district cost will on Resource Centers link.
be $125 per person.
If you have questions regarding your user name and
To Register go to MyQuickReg.com. password, contact either Sue (ext. 240), Jeni (ext.
239) or Kate (ext. 228).
Terri Iverson If any district has questions regarding user accounts or would like a brief demonstration
608-822-3276 x 237 and walk-through on how to check out items from the collection contact, Terri Iverson
email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-261-0000 (ext.) 237.
CESA #3 Resource Center members are: Benton, Cassville, Darlington, Dodgeville
Fennimore, Ithaca, Lancaster, Mineral Point, North Crawford, Pecatonica, Platteville,
Potosi , Richland, River Valley, Seneca, Shullsburg, Southwestern, Wauzeka,
KEYNOTES October 2010 5
Programs, Services and Other News
Administration • Instructional Services • Special Education
Instructional Service News Regional SIMS User Group Meetings
Districts trained in the use of SIMS last year,
Title I and ESEA Coordinators met September 30th for along with new teams this year, are invited
the first of two meetings sponsored by CESA #3 and to attend two User Group meetings. Those
the Statewide Title I Network. Participants viewed the are scheduled for a half day on Dec. 10th
new statewide Title I Coordinator Orientation slideshow in order to give feedback to the and Apr. 8th.
Statewide Title I Network. A number of DPI consultants attended the meeting to share
information on Title I, ESEA, Parental Involvement and Educational services for the
homeless. The next meeting is scheduled for March 17. Save the dates!
A Title I teacher networking meeting will be held October 25th. While there a few items REACh Workshops
on the agenda, this meeting will hopefully be the first of yearly meetings of Title I teachers • Framework appraisal
to meet and discuss upcoming topics such as the role of the Title I teacher and program - Oct. 18th
in Response to Instruction, instructional strategies and intervention ideas. If you have • Resource Mapping
something you would like to see discussed at the meeting, feel free to contact either Tami - Nov. 19th
McGrattan or Sharon Ennis. • Progress Monitoring
- Feb. 14 & 15
Schools of Recognition
State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 153 Wisconsin School of Recognition To register visit www.cesa4.k12.wi.us and
awards. Schools in CESA #3 being recognized include: Boscobel Junior High, Kickapoo click on the Professional Development tab.
High, Jefferson Elementary in Richland, Riverdale Elementary, Seneca Elementary and Scroll to REACh workshops.
Junior High, and Wauzeka-Steuben Elementary and Middle School. Schools will receive
a plaque at an Oct. 18th awards ceremony at the State Capitol and $2,000 for use by the Questions can be forwarded to: Amy
school. Congratulations on all your hard work on behalf of the children is southwestern Stoeckly, REACh Center Coordinator for
Wisconsin!!! CESAs #3 & #4 at email@example.com.
Being a School of Recognition makes districts and teachers eligible to apply for Schools of
Recognition Grants and Teacher Fellowship Grants. Last year, Pete Senti from Kickapoo
High School was awarded a Teacher Fellowship. He went to the State of Washington to
study Forestry. He plans to integrate his activities there into his environmental science classes
and as part of the school forest team in Kickapoo. For more information, visit DPI’s Schools
of Recognition page http://dpi.wi.gov/rewards/sorgrant_index.html.
Response to Instruction is the theme of a number of other
events scheduled this year at CESA #3. We will begin
with a session on Collaborative Practices and Professional
Learning Communities on Oct. 5th. That will be followed
Jerry Redman Sharon Ennis
with Evidence-Based Practices on Dec. 13th and Progress
Monitoring on March 22nd. This series is being offered at no
charge to districts. District teams should include administrators, classroom teachers, special
education teachers and other student services personnel. These sessions have been scheduled
around REACh sessions that compliment these activities and other sessions being offered
in the Professional Development Consortium.
Beginning SIMS Training
The first SIMS session is scheduled for October 12th. Student Intervention Monitoring
System (SIMS) is a software program designed to monitor interventions and help educators
provide additional support for children. SIMS is a systematic way to document and share
information between teachers and to monitor student progress over time. This tool can be
used to promote dialogue around student needs amongst teams of educators. The use of
this program fits nicely into a district’s problem-solving or RtI team, provide a vehicle for
documentation of assessment and service provision for Title I Services, and other educational
initiatives requiring documentation. A district team is encouraged to attend. There are a
number of training opportunities offered throughout the year to gradually build team skills
around this documentation process.
6 KEYNOTES October 2010
Programs, Services and Other News
Administration • Instructional Services • Special Education
Indicator #14 Improving Upcoming Opportunities Kurzweil 3000
Employment Bullying Prevention in Positive Presentation
Outcomes for Students Behavior Supports (PBIS)
In these presentations, participants will learn
with Disabilities Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior how Assistive Technology and Reading
Supports: Giving students the tools to reduce Intervention may help meet their student
This session will begin with Mary Kampa bullying behavior through the blending needs in Special Education and Reading/
discussing what can be learned from post of school-wide positive behavior support, Title I.
school outcomes and how the information explicit instruction, and a redefinition of
may be used to shape programs for youth with the bullying construct. http://www.pbis. Wednesday, October 27, 2010
disabilities. Participants will become familiar org/pbis_resource_detail_page.aspx?PBIS_ CESA #3 • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., check-in
with the post school outcome requirements ResourceID=785. begins at noon.
and results for Indicator #14.
Elementary School version: http://www.pbis. SESSION A: ATR will share information
Next there will be a panel representing org/common/pbisresources/publications/ about Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
DPI and adult service agencies - DHS and bullyprevention_ES.pdf. and how UDL needs are met using existing
DVR. This panel will focus on integrated and new technology tools. Focus will be
employment outcomes and the role each Middle School version: http://www.pbis. on the use of Kurzweil 3000 as a testing
agency plays in the transition process. org/pbis_resource_detail_page.aspx?PBIS_ accommodation to help your district provide
In addition, the new DPI, DHS, DVR ResourceID=786. accommodations to students needing text to
Interagency Agreement will be discussed. speech assistance, and we will demonstrate
This handbook focuses on reducing bullying several functions found on the new Kurzweil
Dave Nass will share effective practices behavior through the blending of school- 3000 version 12 release to help ELL/ESL
for interagency collaboration including wide positive behavior support, explicit students as well as the new features in the
effective communication, using local and instruction, and a redefinition of the bullying web-based license.
regional data, and describing common construct.
elements to improve outcomes for students SESSION B: ATR will introduce how
with disabilities transitioning from school to The 2011 Yes I Can! Awards a new research-based software program
integrated employment. from MindPlay uses principles of Response
Council for Exception Children’s (CEC) Yes to Intervention (RtI) to assess reading
October 22, 2010 I Can! Awards honor children and youth skills, prescribe individual learning paths,
Networking at 8:00 a.m. with disabilities who excel in nine categories: monitor progress of your interventions, and
Presentation from 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Academics, Arts, Athletics, Community provide eye tracking analysis to determine
CESA #3 Service, Employment, Extracurricular if possible ocular difficulties exist that keep
Activities, Independent Living Skills, Self- students from benefitting from instruction.
Costs for participation are funded through Advocacy and Technology. All nominees In addition, we will share details on a new
the CESA #3 Regional Services Network receive a certificate of accomplishment. reading intervention that uses the Orton-
(RSN) Grant, but you must register to Visit this site for more infor mation Gillingham method to assist struggling
attend. including eligibility guidelines and the readers at the elementary, middle and high
nomination form: http://www.cec.sped.org/ school levels.
Register at: www.myquickreg.com. Content/NavigationMenu/AboutCEC/
YesICanFoundation/default.htm. For further information contact Jim Nelson,
Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Hennessy,
Jim Nelson email@example.com or 608-822-
firstname.lastname@example.org 3276 (ext. 214).
1-800-261-0000 (ext. 211)
For a copy of the brochure and/or to register
go to http://www.myquickreg.com/event/
KEYNOTES October 2010 7
In This Issue:
Welcome New Staff
NWEA-MAP Trainings at CESA #3
Family and Consumer Science Instructors Kick off the Year
CESA #3 ITSS Awarded Online Learning Project Grant
Developing a Combined Information and Technology Plan
To Support NCLB's Goals for Student Achievement
Professional Development Plan Reviewer Training
Support for Writing your PDP
RMC and SEIMC Merge
Instructional Service News and Updates
Indicator #14 Improving Employment Outcomes for Students
Kurzweil 3000 Presentation
Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavior Supports