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.
Meredith Pucci

Creating Successful Teacher Feedback Systems

Meredith Pucci - Create an individualized approach to supporting teachers’ Ministry Development Plans, set school-wide instructional goals, and even get all staff involved in providing peer feedback to strengthen classroom instruction within their schools.
Jeff Wiechman

Supervision of Instruction: Done “With” Teachers, Not “To” Them

Dr. Jeff Wiechman - Explore and develop ideas around the principal's/director's role as instructional leader, recognition of good teaching, models of observation, coaching vs evaluating, various approaches, the incorporation of teaching standards, working with new teachers, development planning, and summative evaluations.
Shawna Mehlberg

Partnering with Parents in Early Childhood Programs: A Comprehensive Approach

Shawna Mehlberg - Essential ingredients to an effective home/school collaborative program that ultimately has the greatest impact on the growth and development of our young children.
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.
Jeremy Bakken

New Paradigms for the LES/Church Musician

Panel - The particular focus of this preconference track is to help teacher-musicians to understand each resource and how to maximize their potential value and impact.
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.
Colin Paustian

Personal Passion Projects in Technology

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Colin Paustian - Gain tools and guidance to help your students find their passions in technology, no matter your schedule, experience, or budget.
Jessica Knierim

Building a Culture of Data Use in Your Schools

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Jessica Knierim - Explore foundational practices of formative assessment and connect how formative assessment empowers learners and learning.
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.
Meredith Pucci

Impacting New Teacher Growth with Instructional Coaching

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Meredith Pucci - What if school leaders could maximize that learning for the new teacher's growth in their first few years in the field?

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.
Kyle Fax
Ryan Rathje

Feedback: The Key Element of Educational Ministry

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Dr. Ryan Rathje - Regardless of developmental level, feedback has incredible power.
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.
Jeff Lemke

Reach New Families with a Sustainable School

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Dr. Jeff Lemke - A sustainable Christ-centered educational program can be an exceptional asset for reaching new families with the Lord’s Word.
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.
Maria Gines

Connecting ECE Families to Jesus and the Congregation

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Maria Gines & Caleb Free - Learn strategies to use to connect children and parents to Jesus and the church.
Jason Schmidt

Voice, Choice, Pace, and Place – Tools to Support Blended Learning

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Jason Schmidt - Hear about current strategies and activities to support blended learning in their classrooms through effective management and planning.

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.