Endless Possibilities Conference: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities
8/2/19 - Keynote: Impossible to Possible—My Journey from Special Education to Ph.D.
Presenter: Shawn Anthony Robinson Ph.D. is a Senior Research Associate in the Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an author, a dyslexia consultant, and serves on the Board of Directors with the International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Robinson is the author of Dr. Dyslexia Dude. Registered attendees on 8/2 will receive a copy of this book.
Other Topics Include:
Compassion Resilience * Reading Drives Achievement * Building Supports for Students with Learning Disabilities * Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading and Spelling * Preventing the School to Prison Pipeline * Visual Resumes * Individualized Education Programs * Building the Foundations for Literacy through Music, Movement and Play
8/1/19 (Free) Pre-conference options:
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Limited to first 60 registrants
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
Serving on Groups That Make Decisions
Limited to first 30 registrants
This 8-hour Training of Trainers’ program introduces participants to Serving on Groups That Make Decisions: A Guide for Families (Guidebook) and the Guidebook Trainers’ Manual. The Guidebook is a dynamic nationally-acclaimed resource for anyone who is currently serving, wants to serve, or wants to prepare and empower families to successfully serve on a decision-making group. Family engagement in decision-making is central to school improvement and student achievement. Participants will review all Guidebook topics (Opportunities to Get Involved; Types of Groups; Processes Groups Use; Tools & Tips for Serving on Groups; Understanding & Using Data; The Role of Families; and Skills for Serving on Groups) and collectively choose sections for in-depth training. This will be a fun, productive day, including hard copies of the Guidebook and Guidebook Trainers’ Manual, training materials, hands-on activities, and practical tools, tips, and strategies often used by decision-makers.
Workshop Registration Form
Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by contacting Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.
All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free. Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.