Al Bitter

Moving the MDP from the Graveyard of Good Intentions to a Classroom Reality

Al Bitter - This workshop-based session will allow time to collaborate and to create or refine a plan that will move the MDP from a good intention to a classroom reality.
Dana Kirchoff

The Hierarchy of School Growth Needs

Dana Kirchoff - How do you know where to start with your ministry’s precious resources...and your precious time?

Current Events in SPED Impacting WELS Schools

Kelli Green & Dr. Mark Murphy - An update on Special Education initiatives in WELS schools with a large and small group format. Participants will be surveyed prior to the session to focus discussion topics to meet your specific ministry needs.
Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen

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Dr. Eric Jensen is a former teacher and educational leader. For over two decades he has synthesized brain research and developed practical applications for educators. Jensen has authored over 29 books including 3 bestsellers. Jensen is a difference-maker, named one of the top 30 global gurus in education.
Dana Kirchoff

Building a School Website for Outreach

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Dana Kirchoff - It’s critical that your website engages, informs, and connects with prospective families so they continue their enrollment journey with you.
Eric Jensen

Tools for Engagement

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Dr. Eric Jensen - This powerful program that teaches you how to consistently engage nearly every student, every day.
Dr. Ashley Schoof

Essential Steps for Providing Successful Learning Environments

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Dr. Ashley Schoof - Early and proper intervention can prevent mental health issues from escalating and impacting behavior in the classroom and at home.
Dr. Donald Kudek

Rethinking Leadership – What’s Missing and How Does it Impact Our Leadership and Our Students

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Dr. Donald Kudek - Embracing a new way of looking at the leadership paradigm is not only critical for our own leadership skills, but the students we teach.

Working with Parents of Students with Special Challenges

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Paul and Jane Mose - learn crucial information and practical ideas to help them work effectively with parents of students with disabilities and other special needs, including behavioral and emotional needs.
Greg Schmill

Building a Foundation for Leadership—Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical Health and Resiliency

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Greg Schmill - Discover how much personal resiliency benefits the leader and impacts others.
Ben Clemons

High Expectations Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

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Ben Clemons - explore how our expectations influence our teaching by reflecting on our underlying assumptions about the goals of Christian education and the roles of teachers and students.
Dr. Phil Huebner

Encouraging Spiritual Growth in the Home

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Dr. Phil Huebner - Advice and recommendations on how to model and encourage spiritual growth in the home.

Bridging the Opportunity Gap: Special Education in WELS Schools

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Kelli Green & Dr. Mark Murphy - A practical discussion on how to organize and start a special education program at your school or group of schools. This sectional is intended to support educators and administrators to serve students with disabilities.
Shawn Herkstroeter

What is your School’s HQ?

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Shawn Herkstroeter- Examine six key hospitality traits for a school ministry setting.
Paul Steinberg

Shepherding Shepherds for Educational Outreach

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Rev. Paul Steinberg - Partnership between school staff and congregational staff is key for outreach and mission efficiency.
Al Bitter

Practice What you Preach: MDP in Action

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Al Bitter- A helpful session for educators developing MDPs or leaders assisting others in this process.

Screens: Success or Sabotage for Schools? A Discussion of Children, Screens, and Learning

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Dr. Dipesh Navsaria - Developmental principles and research around screen usage and the basis for recommendations for families as they navigate this topic.
Rachel Youngblom

Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Dr. Rachel Youngblom - Insight to the diverse learning profiles of children with ASD and strategies for supporting the social and emotional needs of these students.
Ray Schumacher

Cultivating Compassion

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Jeremy Bakken & Rev. Ray Schumacher - Christian love urges us also to increase our awareness and develop our understanding of the complexities of human emotion and mental function.
Laura Reinke

School-Based Counseling: Leveraging All Available Resources to Meet Students’ Needs

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Laura Reinke - Learn more about current and emerging student concerns and how school-based counseling can help schools serve the “whole child.”
Andy Van Weele

Creating Unforgettable Lessons in Your Classroom

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Andy Van Weele - Through a variety of resources, research, and first hand experience, learn how to bring your lessons to life in the classroom.
Rachel Feld

Using Technology to Spark Creativity and Higher Order Thinking Skills

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Rachel Feld - Methods and technology tools that support creativity and higher order thinking skills in the classroom.

Called to be a Witness

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Rev. Earle Treptow - You have been called to be his witness in a very special way as you carry out the ministry God himself has assigned to you.
Dan Nommensen

Supporting the Emotional Health of Teachers: Resources for Care from Christian Family Solutions

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Dan Nommensen - Resources for care and how to access this help in order to address or prevent mental health concerns in the teaching ministry.
Dr. Phil Huebner

The “Who Am I?” Crisis Among Teens Today

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Dr. Phil Huebner - Teens are living in a critical time of world history, a time that is causing a crisis among their generation--a crisis of emotional, psychological, and spiritual health.