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.

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.
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.
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.
Tony Perry

America’s Founding and Why it is Relevant to Young Christians

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Tony Perry - Our students live in a world that is drifting further and further away from God’s Word. Studying America’s Founding Era can encourage meaningful dialogue about our responsibility as Christians and as Americans.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Kari Muente

Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Improve Student Achievement

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Dr. Kari Muente- Recognize the value in adapting UDL into their curriculum and instruction design to ensure all their students become expert learners.
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.

Building on the Solid Foundation

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Rev. Kyle Bitter & Dana Leyrer - A strong school culture and existing school programs can be powerful tools for a youth ministry partnership between a church and a school.

Effective Strategies when Using MAP Data

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Mike Koestler - This session will empower educators with instructional design options that engage and support individual student growth using the data tools from Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).