Archived Workshops

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Birth-3

  • Birth to 3

    Date: Jun 6 2016
    Presenter: Dana Romary
    Dana Romary received his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in May of 1988 and in 2001 received his Master in Early Childhood Education from Emporia State University-Emporia, KS. From 1987 to 2000 he served as an early childhood special education teacher serving children ages birth to 3 with developmental disabilities and their families and in 2001 became the Early Intervention Program Coordinator for Franklin County KS. In 2008, he returned to Wisconsin to serve as one of the now four Birth to 3 Program state leads.
  • Family Engagement in Birth to 3

    Date: Jul 15 2015
    Presenter: Kate Johnson
    Kate Johnson from the Birth to Three Program in the Bureau of Long Term Support at the Department of Health Services
  • Parent Representation in Birth-3

    Date: Sep 16 2015
  • Preschool Options

    Date: Mar 22 2016
    Presenter: Emilie Braunel
    Emilie Braunel is the Early Learning Literacy Director, Region 4 Parent Technical Assistance Center Technology Specialist, and Parent Training & Information Early Childhood Specialist at Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support (WI FACETS). Before joining the WI FACETS’ team in 2011, she worked in the K-12 educational field as both a paraprofessional and a licensed educator in Minnesota and Nevada and in the non-profit field at Arts for All NV (formerly VSA Arts Nevada). She lives in rural, northern Wisconsin with her husband, two young children, and elderly black pug.

Communication/Family Engagement

  • Benefits and Counseling: How to Access Resources Available

    Date: Jun 3 2015
    Presenter: Megan Koch
    Megan Koch, a Work Incentives Benefits Specialist from Employment Resources.
  • Communicating with your child's school

    Date: Mar 18 2014
    Presenter: Charlotte Price
  • Family Engagement in Transition

    Date: Oct 30 2013
    Presenter: Jennifer Bourget and Cheri Sylla
  • Family-School Partnerships for Families

    Date: Jul 20 2016
    Presenter: Emilie Braunel
    Emilie Braunel is the Early Learning Literacy Director, Region 4 Parent Technical Assistance Center Technology Specialist, and Parent Training & Information Early Childhood Specialist at Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support (WI FACETS). Before joining the WI FACETS’ team in 2011, she worked in the K-12 educational field as both a paraprofessional and a licensed educator in Minnesota and Nevada and in the non-profit field at Arts for All NV (formerly VSA Arts Nevada). She lives in rural, northern Wisconsin with her husband, two young children, and elderly black pug
  • Introduction to Communication

    Date: May 17 2017
  • Navigating the Special Education Maze

    Date: Oct 7 2015
    Presenter: Mary Skadahl
    Mary Skadahl is the Statewide Grant Coordinator for (WSPEI) Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative. WSPEI is a Dept. of Public Instruction statewide grant administered by a trained Parent Coordinator in each Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) area that provides support, training and resources for parents and their school districts to build more positive partnerships. Mary also assists the Department of Public Instruction on a number of statewide Initiatives and advisory boards. Mary’s professional degrees are in Communication and Psychology, with graduate credits in Special Education course work. Mary and her husband Rick are parents of two adult children with special needs.
  • Tips for Preventing Problem Behaviors

    Date: Jun 10 2015
    Presenter: Matt Welch

Dispute Resolution

  • Using Mediation to Resolve Special Education Issues in Wisconsin

    Date: Mar 6 2017
  • WSEMS - Mediation

    Date: Mar 7 2016
    Presenter: Jan Serak and Nissan Bar-Lev
    Jan Serak is the CEO and founder of WI FACETS. She is the Co-Director of Wisconsin’s Parent Training and Information Center & of the Region 4 Parent TA Center. She is one of 3 Partners who administer WSEMS and also works on the National Center for Systemic Improvement. Jan serves on the Governor’s Read to Lead Task Force. National CADRE Advisory Board, National Center on Deaf-Blindness Family Engagement Workgroup, OSEP-IDEA Data Center Parent Involvement Data Project, Quality Education Coalition, and the National IDEA Partnership “Creating Agreement” team. She is the parent of a son with autism.
  • WSEMS Dispute Resolution Options

    Date: Jan 11 2016
    Presenter: Jan Serak and Nissan Bar-Lev
    Jan Serak is the CEO and founder of WI FACETS. She is the Co-Director of Wisconsin’s Parent Training and Information Center & of the Region 4 Parent TA Center. She is one of 3 Partners who administer WSEMS and also works on the National Center for Systemic Improvement. Jan serves on the Governor’s Read to Lead Task Force. National CADRE Advisory Board, National Center on Deaf-Blindness Family Engagement Workgroup, OSEP-IDEA Data Center Parent Involvement Data Project, Quality Education Coalition, and the National IDEA Partnership “Creating Agreement” team. She is the parent of a son with autism.

General Education Topics (includes RtI & PBIS)

Legal Rights (includes IEPs)

Parent Leadership

  • Parent Leadership in Public Policy

    Date: Dec 10 2014
    Presenter: Lisa Pugh
    Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW)
  • Parent Support: How to Cope

    Date: Sep 9 2015
    Presenter: Sarah Hardison
    Sarah Hardison, ABA Wisconsin
    Handouts:
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Part 1&2

    Date: Oct 1 2015
    Presenter: Emilie Braunel
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Part 3

    Date: Oct 10 2015
    Presenter: Emilie Braunel
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Part 4&5

    Date: Oct 29 2015
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Part 6

    Date: Nov 5 2015
    Presenter: Emilie Braunel
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Part 7 & 8

    Date: Nov 19 2015
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Section 1 and 2

    Date: Jan 21 2016
    Presenter: Victoria Davis Davila
    Victoria Davis Dávila is the director of the State Personnel Development Grant and the Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative Grant at WI FACETS. Victoria received both her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Madison in 2007 and her Law Degree from Marquette University in 2011. Prior to joining WI FACETS, Victoria was an attorney in private practice, where her practice focused on disability law, including special education, guardianship, and juvenile law issues. She has served on non-profit boards, spoken on disability law topics for various groups, and volunteers for pro bono legal service providers. Victoria is the sister of a young man with physical and learning disabilities. She is recently married and lives in Milwaukee with her husband
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Section 3

    Date: Jan 28 2016
    Presenter: Victoria Davis Davila
    Victoria Davis Dávila is the director of the State Personnel Development Grant and the Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative Grant at WI FACETS. Victoria received both her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Madison in 2007 and her Law Degree from Marquette University in 2011. Prior to joining WI FACETS, Victoria was an attorney in private practice, where her practice focused on disability law, including special education, guardianship, and juvenile law issues. She has served on non-profit boards, spoken on disability law topics for various groups, and volunteers for pro bono legal service providers. Victoria is the sister of a young man with physical and learning disabilities. She is recently married and lives in Milwaukee with her husband
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Section 4 and 5

    Date: Feb 4 2016
    Presenter: Victoria Davis Davila
    Victoria Davis Dávila is the director of the State Personnel Development Grant and the Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative Grant at WI FACETS. Victoria received both her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Madison in 2007 and her Law Degree from Marquette University in 2011. Prior to joining WI FACETS, Victoria was an attorney in private practice, where her practice focused on disability law, including special education, guardianship, and juvenile law issues. She has served on non-profit boards, spoken on disability law topics for various groups, and volunteers for pro bono legal service providers. Victoria is the sister of a young man with physical and learning disabilities. She is recently married and lives in Milwaukee with her husband
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Section 6

    Date: Feb 11 2016
    Presenter: Victoria Davis Davila
    Victoria Davis Dávila is the director of the State Personnel Development Grant and the Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative Grant at WI FACETS. Victoria received both her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Madison in 2007 and her Law Degree from Marquette University in 2011. Prior to joining WI FACETS, Victoria was an attorney in private practice, where her practice focused on disability law, including special education, guardianship, and juvenile law issues. She has served on non-profit boards, spoken on disability law topics for various groups, and volunteers for pro bono legal service providers. Victoria is the sister of a young man with physical and learning disabilities. She is recently married and lives in Milwaukee with her husband
  • Serving on Groups that Make Decisions Section 7 and 8

    Date: Feb 18 2016
    Presenter: Victoria Davis Davila
    Victoria Davis Dávila is the director of the State Personnel Development Grant and the Milwaukee Public Schools Initiative Grant at WI FACETS. Victoria received both her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Madison in 2007 and her Law Degree from Marquette University in 2011. Prior to joining WI FACETS, Victoria was an attorney in private practice, where her practice focused on disability law, including special education, guardianship, and juvenile law issues. She has served on non-profit boards, spoken on disability law topics for various groups, and volunteers for pro bono legal service providers. Victoria is the sister of a young man with physical and learning disabilities. She is recently married and lives in Milwaukee with her husband
  • Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

    Date: Aug 13 2015
  • Using Your Story for Policy Change

    Date: Apr 15 2015
    Presenter: Joanne Juhnke
    Wisconsin Family Ties

School Reform

  • School Choice: What Parents Need to Know

    Date: Jun 18 2016
    Presenter: Sally Flaschberger
    Sally Flaschberger has been a special education advocate with Disability Rights Wisconsin for the last seven years. She works in the Milwaukee office and serves families and students in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties. She is also involved with public policy work for DRW and has focused this work around seclusion and restraint and long term care. Sally also has an adult son with a disability and worked for many years as the parent liaison in her school district and ran her District special education advisory board. Sally had participated in Parents in Partnership and also Partners in Policy Making and most recently graduated from Future Milwaukee Leaders at Marquette University.

Specialized/Emerging Issues

  • A Second Look at the SLD Rule

    Date: Feb 11 2015
    Presenter: Debra Heiss
  • Accessible Educational Materials

    Date: May 18 2016
    Presenter: Nissan Bar-Lev
    Nissan Bar-Lev is the CESA 7 Director of Special Education &, for 20 years, has been one of 3 Partners who administer WSEMS. Nissan co-chairs the Special Projects Committee for WCASS, chairs the State Superintendent Blind & Visual Impairment Education Council, serves on the Governor’s Autism Council, DHS Children’s Long Term Support Council, SAA Assessment Team, WI RtI/PBIS Advisory Council, & National IDEA Partnership “Creating Agreement” team. He is a former president of the Autism Society of WI.
  • ACT High School Assessments

    Date: Feb 18 2015
    Presenter: Peggy Roush
    College and Career Readiness Assessment Coordinator, DPI
  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    Date: Mar 21 2012
    Presenter: Daniel Parker
  • Considering Virtual Schools

    Date: Apr 13 2013
    Presenter: Colleen Kluber
  • Dyslexia: What Parents Need to Know

    Date: Mar 23 2016
    Presenter: Cheryl Ward
    Before working on behalf of students who struggle learning to read, Cheryl was a healthcare administrator for many years. Her interest in education and knowledge about dyslexia resulted from her youngest being diagnosed with dyslexia. After leaving healthcare, Cheryl trained at the Scottish Rite Children’s Dyslexia Center (CDC). Cheryl continues working at the CDC and also works in a multidiscipline private practice, North Shore Center, in Mequon. Cheryl is a Past-President of the Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and is among the founding members of the Wisconsin Reading Coalition and Literate Nation, working to inform educators, legislators, and the public about evidence based reading practices for students and reading preparation for teachers to ensure all students will be lifelong literate participants in the intellectual process of gaining meaning from print.
  • Intellectual Disabilities: Definition & Eligibility Criteria

    Date: Apr 27 2016
    Presenter: Molly Bever
    Molly Bever is the Intellectual Disability consultant for the Department of Public Instruction. Prior to her work at the department, Molly taught special education in Prescott Wisconsin.
  • School Based Evaluations & How They Differ From Medical Evaluations

    Date: Apr 29 2015
    Presenter: Kathryn Bush
  • Self Regulation Strategies for Students with Autsim

    Date: Feb 25 2015
    Presenter: Daniel Parker
  • Specially Designed Physical Education for Students with Disabilities

    Date: Jan 20 2016
    Presenter: Garth Tymeson
    Dr. Garth Tymeson is a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he directs and teaches in the graduate and undergraduate adapted physical education teacher preparation programs. He also directs the Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity at UW-La Crosse. Center programs include the Children’s Motor Development Program, the Physical Activity Mentoring Program for Persons with Disabilities, the Adult Physical Fitness Program, and community-based adapted sport programs. Dr. Tymeson is the Project Director of the UW-La Crosse adapted physical education teacher preparation grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education – Office of Special Education Programs. He has published several book chapters and journal articles on topics ranging from assessment in adapted physical education, physical fitness of persons with disabilities, developing community partnerships, and designing adapted physical education content for IEPs. Tymeson has presented adapted physical education webinars for SHAPE America, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the Wisconsin FACETS.
  • Supporting Literacy at Home

    Date: May 19 2016
    Presenter: Emilie Braunel
    Emilie Braunel is the Early Learning Literacy Director, Region 4 Parent Technical Assistance Center Technology Specialist, and Parent Training & Information Early Childhood Specialist at Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support (WI FACETS). Before joining the WI FACETS’ team in 2011, she worked in the K-12 educational field as both a paraprofessional and a licensed educator in Minnesota and Nevada and in the non-profit field at Arts for All NV (formerly VSA Arts Nevada). She lives in rural, northern Wisconsin with her husband, two young children, and elderly black pug
  • Taking the Mis Out of Misunderstood Kids

    Date: Dec 16 2015
  • Tourette Syndrome: What Parents and Professionals Need to Know

    Date: Nov 11 2015
  • Universal Design For Learning

    Date: Nov 18 2015
  • Virtual Record: A tool for enhancing team collaboration

    Date: Apr 26 2017

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