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CESA 2 Catalog of Programs and Services Table of Contents

Quick Links Early Learning Instructional Services System Support

Introduction ........................................................................................................ 4 Welcome from the Administrator ................................................................ 4 Board of Control (BOC) ................................................................................. 5 District Size ................................................................................................... 6 Geographic Regions and Regional Liaisons................................................... 7 Early Learning ..................................................................................................... 8 Early Learning Services ................................................................................. 9 Head Start ................................................................................................... 10 Rock County’s Birth to Three Program ....................................................... 11

Specialized Services CESA Statewide Services

Instructional Services ....................................................................................... 12 Assistive Technology Academy .................................................................... 13 Assistive Technology Library........................................................................ 14 ATODA Network .......................................................................................... 15 Common Core State Standards ................................................................... 16 English Language Learners .......................................................................... 17 Instructional Technology Services ............................................................... 18 Itinerant Services ......................................................................................... 19 Services for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired .......................... 20 Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing ............................ 22 Educational Audiology ................................................................................ 24 Literacy Services .......................................................................................... 29 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) ........................................................ 29 Parent Educator Network ............................................................................ 30 Professional Resource Center (PRC) ............................................................ 31 Special Education Consultation ................................................................... 32 STEM Education Network ............................................................................ 33 STEM Services .............................................................................................. 34 Transition Services – Professional Development ........................................ 35 Transition Services – Transition Advisory Network ..................................... 36 System Support ................................................................................................ 37 CESA Purchasing ......................................................................................... 38 Communicating Education ......................................................................... 39 Communicating Education - Be There™ ..................................................... 40

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Quick Links Early Learning Instructional Services System Support Specialized Services CESA Statewide Services

System Support continued .............................................................................. 37 Data Analysis .............................................................................................. 41 Educator Effectiveness ............................................................................... 42 ESEA (Titles I, II and III) ............................................................................... 43 Leadership Support .................................................................................... 44 PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) .............................. 45 PDPs (Professional Development Plans) .................................................... 46 RSN (Regional Service Network)................................................................. 47 RtI (Response to Intervention) ................................................................... 48 Special Education - Administration/Leadership ......................................... 49 Statewide Title I Network ........................................................................... 50 SWIS (School-wide Information System) .................................................... 51 Specialized Services ......................................................................................... 52 Dialogue with Attorney ............................................................................... 53 Driver Education ......................................................................................... 54 JEDI Online Network ................................................................................... 55 UGSEC (Union Grove Special Education Consortium)................................. 56 Van Delivery ................................................................................................ 57 VOA (Vocational Opportunities & Assistance) ............................................ 58 WSEA (Westosha Special Education Consortium) ...................................... 59 CESA Statewide Services .................................................................................. 60 CESA Purchasing........................................................................................... 61 CESA Purchasing - Tailored Solutions........................................................... 62 CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Cooperative .................................................... 63 CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Program Consultation..................................... 65 Communication and Public Relations Services for Schools ......................... 66 Effectiveness Project .................................................................................... 67 Google Apps for Education .......................................................................... 68 RtI in Wisconsin............................................................................................ 69 StandardsInsight™........................................................................................ 70 Wisconsin PBIS Network .............................................................................. 71 Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools............................................................ 72

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Welcome from the Agency Administrator School district staff and school boards: During the 2013-2014 school year, CESA 2 completed the first phase of a redesign process, with the assistance of four CESA 2 school district superintendents. The redesign, which touches on CESA 2’s internal structures and operations, will enable us to build on the strengths of our organization while realizing a vision for the future. For CESA 2, this vision places the emphasis on delivering innovative services tailored to districts’ needs. The large geographical area of CESA 2, encompassing 74 school districts, has been divided into six regions. Each region will be assigned at least one CESA 2 liaison to work closely with the administration and school district staff of the districts in that region. We believe the connection between the districts and the CESA 2 Regional Liaisons will support the excellent work that is already occurring in CESA 2 districts. Professional Advisory Council (PAC) meetings will also be held in the new geographic regions to provide an opportunity for local networking and for locally-driven agendas to be determined by the superintendents of the region. CESA 2 continues its partnership with David Voss, Voss & Associates, to provide districts with access to communication and marketing services. Excellent communication and messaging have become increasingly critical to school district success. Our ultimate goal is to bring our services closer to you. I encourage you to explore the entire spectrum of our programs and services as you face the challenges and opportunities of a new school year. Gary L. Albrecht, Ph.D. CESA 2 Agency Administrator

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Board of Control

The Board of Control is an 11-member board representing geographical clusters in CESA 2. Each member of the Board of Control is a member of his or her school board. The Board of Control:  sets policies  authorizes expenditures of all funds  appoints an Agency Administrator  approves service contracts with local school districts  receives funding from districts paying for services, state categorical aid, and state and federal grants The members of the Board of Control are elected by a delegate assembly made up of representatives from the seventy-four school districts served by CESA 2.

Quick Facts Board of Control members serve three-year terms. The following members currently make up the Board of Control:  Nancy Thompson, Chairperson  Jaye Tritz, Vice-Chairperson  Tina Rosmiller, Treasurer  Jim Bousman  Dean Bowles  Duane Draeger  Barbara Fischer  Jeff Hanna  Evelyn Propp  Jim Wahl  Brett Welhouse

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District Size—Based on Student Enrollment Small

Medium

Large

Under 719

720-1510

1511+

Large

Medium

Small Albany

Belleville

Beloit

Big Foot UHS

Beloit Turner

Burlington Area

Brighton #1

Brodhead

De Forest Area

Bristol #1

Cambridge

Delavan-Darien

Dover #1

Central/Westosha UHS

East Troy Community

Fontana J8

Clinton Community

Edgerton

Geneva J4

Deerfield Community

Elkhorn Area

Genoa City J2

Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Lake Mills Area

Evansville Community

Marshall

Jefferson

New Glarus

Lake Geneva J1

Palmyra-Eagle Area

Madison Metropolitan

Parkview

McFarland

Salem Union Grove UHS

Middleton-Cross Plains Area Milton

Waterford UHS

Monona Grove

Waterloo

Monroe

Wilmot UHS

Mount Horeb Area

Wisconsin Heights

Oregon

Johnson Creek Juda Linn J4 Linn J6 Monticello North Cape Norway J7

Union Grove J1

Paris J1 Randall J1 Raymond #14 Sharon J11 Silver Lake J1 Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Twin Lakes #4

Fort Atkinson Janesville

Stoughton Area Sun Prairie Area

Walworth J1

Verona Area

WashingtonCaldwell Wheatland J1

Waterford Graded J1

Williams Bay

Whitewater Unified

Watertown Unified Waunakee Community

Yorkville J2

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Six Geographic Regions & Regional Liaisons

CESA 2 established six geographical regions in the spring of 2014 to ensure a greater level of service to each district. Each region has at least one assigned regional liaison. The regional liaisons will work to deliver customized services directly to school districts on a local level. They will listen closely to districts and cocreate innovative solutions for education, often by partnering with the exceptional staff in school districts. Region Dane Green Jefferson Rock Walworth Racine/Kenosha

Liaison Kevin Anderson Nancy Booth Ron Dayton Leslie Steinhaus Trisha Spende Joe Heinzelman and Sid Larson

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Early Learning The Early Learning services offered by CESA 2 include professional development and support for school districts in implementing early childhood programs, Head Start programs, and the Rock County Birth to Three Program. CESA 2 also provides staff to the Walworth County Birth to Three Program. CESA 2 recognizes the importance of early learning programs to provide a firm foundation for children to reach their academic and social potential.

Quick Links Early Learning Services Head Start Rock County’s Birth to Three Program

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Early Learning Services Early Childhood Services works to support best practices in early childhood education and care for all young children. Grounded in concepts presented by the WI School Readiness Initiative, overall richness of opportunity for each child in a community is the focus. Therefore, even work with an individual child or teacher is approached within a collaborative framework and seeks to reach across programs and settings, including home and community, as well the schools.

"Heckman points out that big gaps in educational attainment are present at age 5. Some children are bathed in an atmosphere that promotes human capital development and, increasingly, more are not. By 5, it is possible to predict, with depressing accuracy, who will complete high school and college and who won't." David Brooks, referring to the research of economist James Heckman in a July 28, 2008, New York Times column on the importance of early education

For more information: Susan Donahoe Early Childhood Consultant 608.289.3955 cell susan.donahoe@cesa2.org Early Childhood webpage

IDEA Preschool Discretionary Grant Funded Services Technical assistance & professional development to:  Develop and support interagency community early childhood councils  Meet state performance plan indicators 6, 7 & 12  Facilitate EC: SE, 4K, 5K programming that is legally sound and research -based, including:  service delivery options for young children with disabilities  evidence-based teaching strategies & curriculum  on-going assessment  responsive adult-child interactions  strong family partnerships Contracted Services  Mentoring/induction of beginning teachers  Child or Teacher-Specific Behavioral or Instructional Consultation and/ or technical assistance  EC:SE, 4K or 5K Program Assessment, using DEC Recommended Practices or CLASS (certified assessor)  Independent Educational Evaluation or District Diagnostic Services:  Early Childhood: Special Education  Early Childhood: Autism

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Costs based on number of days and type of service purchased Costs range from $595 - $755/day

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Jefferson County Head Start The Jefferson County Head start program serves 279 students in Jefferson County and Western Kenosha County at six centers. The program focuses on the whole child, ensuring that children are physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to start school. Extensive, measurable goals are set for the program, with checkpoints throughout the year to ensure the goals are met. The staff are highly-trained and dedicated professionals. Head Start also partners with local school districts to offer 4K and Early Childhood programs. The mission of the Jefferson and Western Kenosha County Head Start program is to nurture and promote the individual growth and development of each child, with respect to the diversity of each child's family. We are passionate in our belief that in order to meet the needs of our children and families, we must include in our work the expertise of our staff and community members and partners. Our effectiveness relies on the active involvement of all participants, thus empowering parents and ensuring school readiness. Together, we are dedicated to providing quality services that encourage success. Head Start provides:  

Education services to help improve the child's skills Parent involvement in the classroom; in making decisions about the program; in carrying through activities which parents developed for themselves and in working with their own child at home Kindergarten Readiness Nutrition Services and Nutrition Education Family Services to help meet needs by linking families to appropriate community agencies Medical Services and Health Education Dental Services and Dental Education Mental Health Services to ensure healthy emotional development Literacy Positive Outcomes

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Quick Facts For more information: Mary Anne Wieland Director 920.674.5577 mwieland1@sbcglobal.net

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Funded through federal and state government grants There is no charge for students to participate in Head Start Families are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s development Head Start serves children of all abilities

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Rock County’s Birth to Three Program Rock County’s Birth to Three program is an early intervention program for children ages birth to 36 months with developmental delays or disabilities. Using a family-centered approach, the program helps families to receive the necessary supports and services they need to enhance their child’s development. Services are provided in the child’s natural environment and individually tailored to meet each child’s and family’s specific needs. Natural environments are unique to each family and may include the home, child care, and other community settings. An Individual Family Service Plan is created for each family that outlines the goals, strategies, and services that will be provided. Services provided may include:  Service Coordination  Special Instruction  Family Education  Specialized Therapy (including speech and language, occupational and physical therapy)  Other Health Related Services  Community Playgroup - available to children in the program, as well as community peers The Birth to Three program also works in conjunction with local school districts and community service providers to transition children out of the Birth to Three program and into community services when they turn three, so they may continue to receive the necessary supports and services.

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For more information: Terri Wixom Program Coordinator 608.756.3147 terri.wixom@cesa2.org

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155 children have an active Individual Family Service Plan (as of October 1, 2013, an annual point in time count). The Birth to Three program received 351 referrals in 2013. Over 700 children are being monitored by the program annually. Direct services are provided by three service coordinators, three educators, and one developmental screener. There are two administrative employees. Rehab Resources Inc. provides individual therapy services in Rock County for the Birth to Three program.

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Instructional Services CESA 2 recognizes that the world of education is dynamic. The services offered in the area of instruction are designed to enable educators to become leaders in their field and to continually enhance their strengths. These services are also intended to help educators navigate and implement state and federal education initiatives, including the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System, SMARTER Balanced assessment, and School and District Report Cards.

Quick Links AT Academy AT Preview Library ATODA Education Network CCSS Data Analysis/School Improvement Support Educator Effectiveness English Language Learners Head Start PBIS Literacy Services RtI Statewide Title I Network STEM Education Network STEM Services SWIS

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Assistive Technology Academy What is the Assistive Technology (AT) Academy? Simply put, the purpose of the Assistive Technology Academy is to advance teachers’ skills. To accomplish this, we deliver the tools, training, legal updates, collegial support and leadership critical to achieving this goal. The end result is that students with disabilities will be successful learners through the thoughtful application of universally designed learning (UDL) technology. This, augmented with more specialized technology when necessary, provides the flexible scaffold teachers need to personalize the learning needs of all students regardless of label or program type. How does it benefit school districts? Districts are legally required to provide assistive technology supports to students with IEPs. However, less than 14% of pre-service programs provide teachers, OTs, and SLPs with application levels of assistive technology knowledge even though technology options are exploding (Hitchcock et al., 2002). “The AT Academy is a great asset to the McFarland School District. It has taken us from ‘meeting the law of considering assistive technology’ at every IEP meeting to ‘considering and providing assistive technology’ for all our students Early Childhood through age 21 who can benefit from assistive technology.” McFarland School District teacher

For more information: Jill Gierach, MSE ATP AT Consultant 608.921.1258 jgtechloft@gmail.com

CESA 2 Assistive Technology Services bridges this gap by providing cutting edge access to information, tools and training. This is accomplished by:  Creating an integrated professional learning community to build individual and corporate skills in the area of assistive technology  Providing resources, technology and hands-on training in the application of these technologies to increase student success  Making technical assistance available to build local capacity

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This AT learning community is a model featured in national publications and replicated by other agencies across the state.  It has been operational for eighteen years.  Yearly participation fee is $2,680 and includes:  Four training days  $400 worth of technology resources  Technical support from CESA 2 AT Consultant

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Assistive Technology Preview Library Why an AT Library? Provide access to technology tools and software for trial use. How does it benefit school districts? Districts can save money, time and frustration by borrowing devices and software from the AT preview library. This allows district staff and students the option of trialing several similar but different options and take data on which one works best. With this knowledge, the district can then purchase the most appropriate tool.

“Without the AT lending library, I would not have been able to assess students and trial equipment. Trials of equipment are imperative to discovering what is appropriate for a student, and it is fiscally sound for districts to use this method of assessment.” Kathy White AT Specialist

How does the library work?  Yearly subscription allows all staff access to an online catalog of materials that support all aspects of curriculum  District staff may place requests for the purchase of library items specific to their needs  Subscription also includes email or phone support for use of the library items  District must purchase the CESA 2 van service—all materials are delivered and picked up from a central location in the district on a weekly schedule Subscription fees based on total district size (see chart). Small - $1,135 Medium- $1,750 Large - $2,575

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For more information: Jill Gierach, MSE ATP AT Consultant 608.921.1258 jgtechloft@gmail.com

Increased access to AT tools and training increases implementation success for staff and students  Device abandonment is decreased through appropriate AT assessment and increased access to well-matched tools  CESA 2 has one of the last comprehensive AT Preview libraries in the state

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ATODA Education Network Every Child: Safe, Healthy and Connected

A safe, supportive, and caring school environment enhances a child’s ability to learn. The comprehensive ATODA Education Network works primarily through the District ATODA Coordinators, C&I Directors, Pupil Services Directors, Teachers and Principals. The Network can develop and deliver formal training opportunities relevant to district needs. Member districts will receive: 1. Monthly electronic newsletters and email updates regarding:  Current risk prevention research  Science-based prevention programming  Professional development opportunities, webinars and in-district training 2. A half-day or full-day of training (depending on district size) in-district consultation, training or assistance with grant writing or other prevention projects. Services may include:  Prevention and wellness related curriculum information and training  Resources for athletic/co-curricular code violations relating to ATODA and school violence issues  Connecting administrators, pupil services staff, teachers and school boards to comprehensive school health and ATODA resources  Bullying and harassment prevention and awareness programming  Programming for parents on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the developing bodies and brains of our youth  Brief interventions for youth experimenting, abusing or addicted to alcohol or other drugs  Specific Trainings: TRIBES, Restorative Justice, Peer Drama, Threat Assessment, Violence Warning Signs, Drug Identification Training for Education Professionals, Suicide Prevention, Bullying Prevention, Cultural Diversity, Framework for Poverty and other topics upon request  Assistance in updating and improving your district’s safety and crisis response plan and developing a threat assessment team For more information: Suzanne Sibole ATODA Consultant 608.444.1439 ssibole@gmail.com

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Common Core State Standards The implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics has been supported by CESA 2 over the past three years in a variety of phases. Our Instructional Services staff is available to assist districts in assessing where they are in terms of CCSS implementation and will build customized services based on the district’s needs. Instructional Services staff provide the following services:  Analyze data and create action plans for local districts  Evaluate the quality of local curriculum  Align Curriculum with the Common Core State Standards  Implement balanced assessment systems  Improve classroom practices through Instructional Coaching CESA 2 works in partnership with other statewide CESA agencies to offer districts professional development resources. These resources include training in CESA 7’s StandardsInsight™ tool and Curriculum Companion software. In addition, Instructional Services staff attend statelevel meetings to inform districts on needed federal and state curricular updates. For information on support for CCSS - Math, see the STEM Services page. For information on support for CCSS - ELA, see the Literacy Services page.

For more information: Nicole Barlass Director of Programs & Operations 262.473.1447 nicole.barlass@cesa2.org

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Content specialists available to support English Language Arts and Mathematics CCSS implementation in local districts Training in Curriculum Companion (a CESA 7 curriculum scope and sequence software) also available

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English Language Learners (ELL) Title III Consortium Districts who receive federal aid and join a consortium receive more benefits and services throughout the year. Once districts become members of the consortium, a needs assessment is performed to determine the services which will be provided for the year. Consortium and network meetings are held, and technical training is provided to screen children for ELL services, and for the ACCESS for ELL test given annually. Consortium members attend all ELL meetings free of charge as a part of their service and pay a reduced fee for any ELL professional development events offered. C-TELL - Connecting Teachers of English Language Learners CESA 2 has partnered with Edgewood College to provide education professionals within CESA 2 professional development to increase their skills in meeting the needs of English Language Learners. The program through Edgewood College offers six graduate credits The courses are offered online and tuition is covered through a grant provided by the Federal Office of English Language Acquisition. How Can this Service Benefit Your District?  Coordination of ESEA consortia activities  Support to implement federal and state initiatives  Helps school districts build capacity in serving ELLs  Professional development based on comprehensive needs assessment

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For more information: Trisha Spende Title I Consultant 262.215.7371 608.333.6086 cell trisha.spende@cesa2.org

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Grant funding is based on the number of ELL students who take the ACCESS for ELL test annually School districts who receive less than $10,000 are required to join a consortium or surrender funds back to DPI CESA 2 receives grant dollars to support area school districts as they develop their capacity to support English Learners New partnership with Edgewood College focuses on closing the achievement gap for English Language Learners

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Instructional Technology Services Effective PreK-12 Instructional Technology programs have a direct impact on student achievement and assure equity in education for all students. Critical to the success of programs is the support, guidance, and vision provided by Instructional Technology leaders. CESA 2 Instructional Technology Service provides guidance and a forum for District Instructional Technology Coordinators, Network Directors, and Library Media Specialists.

“One of the best things about CESA is the personnel, specifically Sharon Webb, a true professional to work with, knowledgeable, friendly, and accessible.” District Administrator

Instructional Technology Service enrollment includes:  Quarterly Instructional Technology Leadership Meetings  Two on-site visits offering your choice of:  Customized Technology Professional Development Workshops  Participation in District Technology Meeting  Information and Technology Plan Consulting  Federal, national, and Wisconsin DPI updates  Innovative, cost-effective instructional and administrative technology resource exploration  Funding and grant opportunity updates  Current Information and Technology Plan data  Updates on E-Rate information  Mail and/or email information updates  Internet resources  Telephone support  Program Service discount on CESA 2 Instructional Technology Workshops Instructional Technology Additional Services:  Coordination with and participation on District Technology Team  Information and Technology Plan Assistance

Quick Facts For more information: Sharon Webb Instructional Technology 262.473.1468 sharon.webb@cesa2.org

Cost is based on size of district (see chart): Small - $1,800 Medium - $2,000

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Itinerant Services Team CESA 2 is home to a team of professionals, licensed by the state of Wisconsin, who provide educational services supporting students who are deaf or hard of hearing and students who are blind or visually impaired. The Itinerant Service Team includes highly-qualified staff who travel to districts within the CESA 2 area to work with students in their schools. The Itinerant Services Team includes teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired, educational audiologists, and orientation & mobility specialists. Each staff person strives to maintain professional excellence, stay current in educational practice, and work in collaboration with district staff while supporting students, staff and parents in understanding how the child’s disability may impact his or her life and education. The following pages provide more specific student need and service information for Educational Audiology, Orientation & Mobility, teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and teachers of students who are blind or visually impaired. To learn how CESA 2 invoices for Itinerant Services, contact either Carol Schweitzer or Rachel Smith.

For more information: Carol Schweitzer Coordinator Itinerant Services Team carol.schweitzer@cesa2.org Rachel Smith Accounting Associate rachel.smith@cesa2.org

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218 students served in 2013-2014 2 qualified Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired provide services  4 qualified Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide services  2 qualified Orientation and Mobility Specialists provide services  2 qualified Educational Audiologists with doctorate degrees in Audiology provide services

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Services for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Children and youth with visual impairments may have visual difficulties ranging from seeing print in a book to seeing all areas within the typical visual field. Visual information informs our learning. Visual information that is missed by these students can impact their Incidental Learning, that is assumed to be common knowledge of all children and youth with typical vision. Without the ability to acquire information in ‘typical’ ways, these children and youth need to learn in alternative ways using compensatory skills and adaptive techniques. Their unique educational needs are met in collaboration with a vision teacher and possibly an orientation & mobility specialist. Participation in the general curriculum is the starting place for all of these students. The IEP team determines what additional educational supports may be needed for student success. Academic Achievement Students who are blind or visually impaired have the same range of cognitive abilities as children with typical vision. These students may participate in gifted classes or require additional educational supports. The general curriculum for all students is the initial measure of knowledge and skill. When identified by the IEP team, additional supports may be put into place in order to support students’ ability to participate in their educational day on a more even par with their classmates. For more information: Carol Schweitzer Coordinator Itinerant Services Team carol.schweitzer@cesa2.org Rachel Smith Accounting Associate rachel.smith@cesa2.org

Functional Performance In addition to the academic achievement of students who are blind or visually impaired there is a set of skills specific to supporting their educational and life success. These skills are identified in the Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired. The Expanded Core includes instruction in compensatory skills such as communication, orientation and mobility, social-interaction skills, independent living skills, recreation and leisure, career education, use of assistive technology and visual efficiency skills. (continued on next page)

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Services for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, continued Professional staff supporting students who are blind or visually impaired includes qualified teachers and Orientation and Mobility Specialists. The services on behalf of students include: Student Evaluation - Functional Vision Assessment (FVA)  Conduct formal and informal assessments of visual functioning  Review of medical and clinical records  Observe and evaluate in the educational setting  Assessment to determine student eligibility  Write and present a report as a part of the IEP team Direct Services  Instruction supporting alternative literacy access such as Braille or audio formats  Print material modification into tactile and enlarged formats  Visual Efficiency Skills training  Strategies for note-taking and study skills  Consultation and support for the student, staff and parents  Instruction on the Expanded Core Curriculum Low Vision Assistive Technology  On-site evaluations to determine the need for and use of Low Vision Assistive Technology  Coordinate equipment and software trials  Provide a diagnostic report outlining student response to technologies  Consultation and support related to the adaptive technology and software  Staff in-services, trainings and technology support

For more information: Carol Schweitzer Coordinator Itinerant Services Team carol.schweitzer@cesa2.org Rachel Smith Accounting Associate rachel.smith@cesa2.org

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Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Itinerant Services Team provides both educational audiologists and teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The district may contract for one or both of these services. See the page on Educational Audiology to view their services. Children learn language through listening, repeating what they hear, and playing with sound. Typically this occurs without much effort. This process of learning language is called incidental language learning. Most children enter kindergarten with sophisticated use of spoken language using varied sentence types correctly, are able to self-correct spoken errors, and know language play is different from formal language. However, for the child with a impairment in hearing the natural pattern of learning through listening is hampered, even for the child with a minimal hearing loss. This invisible barrier to learning inhibits and/or prevents natural learning. Academic Achievement Students who are deaf or hard of hearing have the same range of cognitive ability as do children with typical hearing. These students may participate in gifted classes or require additional educational supports. The general curriculum for all students is the initial measure of knowledge and skill. When identified by the IEP team, additional supports may be put into place in order to support students’ ability to participate in their educational day on a more even par with their classmates. For more information: Carol Schweitzer Coordinator Itinerant Services Team carol.schweitzer@cesa2.org Rachel Smith Accounting Associate rachel.smith@cesa2.org

Functional Performance In addition to academic achievement, the IEP team is to identify the functional performance for all students with a disability. The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing identifies areas of knowledge and skill specific for these students in order to successfully manage their independence. These areas are: Communication, Audiology, Social-Emotional skills, Self-Determination and Advocacy, Technology, and Career Education/Transition Planning. (continued on next page)

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Services for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, continued Services of CESA 2 Teachers of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing include: Evaluation  Assessments: formal and informal  Student observations  Determination of eligibility  Report writing with suggestions for service Direct Instruction  Academic language support  Auditory-oral training and support  Self-advocacy skills  Use of technology  Transitional needs  Assistive Listening Technology As Itinerant teachers, CESA 2 Teachers of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing work in continuous collaboration with the district staff. Diagnostics, consultation, and in-services for staff and students are a few of the additional services provided that help create an educational atmosphere of understanding and support.

For more information: Carol Schweitzer Coordinator Itinerant Services Team carol.schweitzer@cesa2.org Rachel Smith Accounting Associate rachel.smith@cesa2.org

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Educational Audiology Educational Audiologists work in collaboration with teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, the medical community, parents and school staff to evaluate whether a child meets criteria as a child with a disability and has a need for special educational services related to hearing loss. CESA 2 Educational Audiologists, licensed through DPI and the Department of Safety and Professional Services, are available to work with students to support their auditory needs. Following federal and state guidelines, the Educational Audiologist selects, fits, and verifies assistive listening devices needed for identified students. Once the student is fitted with an appropriate listening device, the Educational Audiologist provides on-site visits to inspect and monitor the use and function of hearing equipment and to provide coordination of repair and maintenance of the FM system as needed. In addition, Educational Audiologists provide quality support for classroom and special education teachers who work with hearing impaired students. They may also provide services to aid schools in assessing the acoustic environment within the school when making recommendations benefiting student success in listening. Educational Audiology Services include:      

For more information: Dr. Beth Larimer Audiologist 262.473.1458 beth.larimer@cesa2.org Dr. Patricia Utech Smith Audiologist 262.473.1458 patti.smith@cesa2.org

Consultation Audiology as related services Services within the FM trial period Audiology services for students with 504 or building plans Acoustic evaluation of the educational environment Informational in-services

Quick Facts Billing for educational audiology services will vary depending on the type of service and needs of the student. For cost estimates, contact Dr. Beth Larimer or Dr. Patricia Utech Smith.

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Educational Audiology, continued Consultation Services  Phone or email consultations about a student with a suspected or documented hearing loss, whether she or he currently has amplification or not  Conduct classroom observations, functional listening evaluations and written report to determine whether the student meets FM candidacy  Evaluate district-owned FM devices to determine effective use and limitations  Evaluate classroom sound distribution systems for effectiveness  For initial and transfer students, conduct observation, record review, functional listening evaluation, report, attend IEP meeting and phone consultations

For more information: Dr. Beth Larimer Audiologist 262.473.1458 beth.larimer@cesa2.org Dr. Patricia Utech Smith Audiologist 262.473.1458 patti.smith@cesa2.org

Audiology as a Related Service  Conduct FM trial for students with a documented hearing loss that includes (note: FM candidacy must be determined before FM trial will be started):  Obtain and maintain proper medical records and medical clearance for use of a FM system  Select, fit and verify the FM with at least one on-site visit  Train school staff regarding use and care of the FM system  Provide a 30-day trial period with FM system  Purchase of equipment (at educational cost) - the cost of each FM trial and unit depends on each student. A quote will precede the ordering of the system for final approval by district administration. If the FM trial is beneficial to the student, a contract will be sent to the district once Audiology Services are added to the IEP.  On-site visits based on the IEP to inspect and electronically test all of the amplification devices a student may use  As requested, school visits for the purpose of trouble-shooting for hearing aids and FM function  Management of all FM system repairs - a quote for repair will be provided to district administration  Coordination of annual maintenance agreements for the upkeep of FM systems  Act as a liaison between medical and educational professionals  Provide a supply of batteries appropriate for the student’s FM system  Provide testing and reports appropriate for the annual IEP and for reevaluations, as well as attendance at the meetings  Provide a loaner FM system at no cost if the student’s system needs to go in for repair (continued on next page) 25


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For more information: Dr. Beth Larimer Audiologist 262.473.1458 beth.larimer@cesa2.org Dr. Patricia Utech Smith Audiologist 262.473.1458 patti.smith@cesa2.org

Educational Audiology, continued 504 or Building Plan  Conduct FM trial for students with a documented hearing loss that includes (note: FM candidacy must be determined before FM trial will be started):  Obtain and maintain proper medical records and medical clearance for use of a FM system  Select, fit and verify the FM with at least one on-site visit  Train school staff regarding use and care of the FM system  Provide a 30-day trial period with FM system  Purchase of equipment (at educational cost) - the cost of each FM trial and unit depends on each student. A quote will precede the ordering of the system for final approval by district administration. If the FM trial is beneficial to the student, a contract will be sent to the district once Audiology Services are added to the 504 plan.  On-site visits based on the 504 or building plan to inspect and electronically test all the amplification devices a student may use - this can apply to personal hearing aids and/or school-owned FM systems  Access to the Educational Audiologist via phone or email for district staff  As requested, trouble-shooting visits for FM systems  Coordination of annual maintenance agreements for the upkeep of the FM systems  Schedule summer maintenance and cleaning of FM systems  Act as a liaison between medical and educational professionals  Provide a supply of batteries appropriate for the student’s FM system  Provide a loaner FM system at no cost if the student’s system needs to go in for repair  Conduct testing, provide reports, and attend 504 meetings  Provide information regarding audiological services and supports with the community preparing the high school student for independence after graduation Additional Service Options The Educational Audiology Team is available to provide additional services to schools on request with a fee for service plan. Contact Dr. Beth Larimer or Dr. Patricia Utech Smith for more information. (continued on next page)

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Educational Audiology, continued Additional Service Options, continued Additional Evaluation  Provide on-site hearing evaluations for those students who cannot be seen by their regular clinical Audiologist off-site. This service is valuable for students who have failed their school hearing screening and need further evaluation before referring them to their doctor.  Conduct middle ear function testing  Perform acoustic measurements within the educational environment Informational In-services  Auditory processing disorders  Classroom sound distribution devices  FM systems  Understanding the educational effects of hearing loss  Audiology in the birth to three and three to five population  Noise exposure and hearing conservation for primary, middle school and high school ages  ABC’s of auditory rehabilitation for the pre-school child: Fitting auditory lessons into class activities for children ages birth to three and three to five  Hearing in a sea of noise: How classroom noise impacts hearing and learning  The impact of a unilateral (one ear) hearing loss

For more information: Dr. Beth Larimer Audiologist 262.473.1458 beth.larimer@cesa2.org Dr. Patricia Utech Smith Audiologist 262.473.1458 patti.smith@cesa2.org

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Literacy Services CESA 2 offers districts access to literacy consultants who are 317 licensed reading specialists to support implementation of literacy curriculum in school districts and compliance with state statutes. CESA 2 literacy consultants are available to support the implementation of English Language Arts Common Core State Standards, facilitate curriculum design, create school improvement plans and work with literacy leadership teams to implement state-wide literacy initiatives. Literacy services are available to provide in-district professional development workshops and coaching such as:

For more information: Sid Larson Literacy Consultant 608.751.3842 sid.larson@cesa2.org

support literacy leaders in a variety of coaching contexts and levels

provide teachers with professional development: in-class consultation, assistance, feedback, and modeling

contribute to a thorough understanding of the ELA and Disciplinary Literacy standards of the Common Core as well as literacy related standards found in other state and national model standards

work with teachers of all levels to understand and use both formative and summative assessment data to analyze current practice and identify areas for improvement

customized services dependent on district needs: balanced literacy, balanced assessment, SLO’s, reading and writing workshops, RtI, or other ELA topics

facilitate meetings and professional learning communities

Quick Facts Trisha Spende Literacy Consultant 262.215.7371 trisha.spende@cesa2.org

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Cost is based on number of days - $400/half day and $750/full day Services provided in-district or to groups of districts Workshops on literacy topics and literacy initiatives held throughout the year at CESA 2 and throughout the CESA 2 region

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Non-Violent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) Training

“Learned to safely deal with escalating behaviors.”

“Feel confident to use techniques with students in my classroom.”

The Non-Violent Crisis Intervention® training program is a holistic behavior management system based on the philosophy of providing the best care, welfare, safety, and security for staff and those in their care, even during the most violent moments. The program focuses on preventing disruptive behavior by communicating with individuals respectfully and with concern for their well-being. The program teaches physical interventions to be used only as a last resort—when an individual presents an imminent danger to self or others—and all physical interventions taught are designed to be non-harmful, non-invasive, and to maintain the individual’s dignity. Follow-up debriefing strategies are also key components of the training program. This training will benefit school staff members who may find themselves in a position to intervene or diffuse a potentially physical or violent situation, including teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, guidance counselors, social workers, office personnel and psychologists.

“Feel better about providing safe Non-Violent Crisis Intervention®.”

“I have learned new techniques to help stop behaviors before they escalate.” Quotes from training participants

For more information: Paula Dabel NVCI Consultant 920.723.3154 paula.dabel@cesa2.org

Quick Facts Trainings include:  Initial NVCI Trainings — held throughout the school year at CESA 2  Refresher NVCI Trainings  Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Refresher Training in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders  NVCI Initial and Refresher Trainings can be scheduled in your school district, along with personalized plans for follow-up support - contact Paula Dabel for more details

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Parent - Educator Network The Parent - Educator Network supports effective parental engagement in schools. Our goal is to assist parents and educators by promoting strong partnerships through positive communication, collaboration, and training, thus improving education for children and young adults with disabilities. Services available include:  District Family Liaison training and support—Liaisons provide information and activities for parents and schools  Development of Parent Advisory committees and other activities which build parent-school partnerships  Connecting families and educators with community, statewide, and national agencies and organizations that provide services for families and educators in special education  Consultation for parents and schools available throughout the year to clarify concerns and guide collaboration  One-on-one assistance to parents and educators  Providing education, resources, and workshops to promote parental engagement in schools, including:  agency contacts  books  pamphlets and tapes on issues regarding special education  parenting  disabilities

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For more information: Deborah Hall Parent Liaison 608.215.0401 deborah.hall@cesa2.org

Family Liaison trainings are offered throughout the year Fundamentals of Family Involvement and other family-focused trainings are offered to parents and schools  General services from the Parent-Educator Network are provided free of charge to local school districts  Parent - Educator Network is funded by the Wisconsin Statewide Parent - Educator Initiative (WSPEI)  For resources, go to www.wspei.org

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Professional Resource Center (PRC) The Professional Resource Center (PRC) is a lending library providing services to meet the curriculum and professional needs of all those working with children. We research, purchase and provide the best materials to fit needs. It is a priority of the PRC staff to establish policies which reflect current educational practice and consider future needs. Frequent direct contact with teachers, therapists, and Director of Special Education/Pupil Services staff provides information on the types of curricular materials that meet standards and are relevant in today’s classrooms. Materials are purchased on these needs and to support current education initiatives.

“This service has saved our district nearly $100,000 throughout the three years I have been here.” Special Education Director

“Excellent service – large selection of current materials – timely delivery of materials!” Special Education Director

The PRC provides resources, an online catalog, and consultative services in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; humanistic education (values, social skills, self-esteem, etc.); mathematics; parent education; professional books and curriculum; reading; science; social studies; software; special education; staff development; and vocational education. The collection of resources includes: professional and instructional books, tests, hands-on activities and materials, equipment, software, DVD’s, videos, and kits. Note: This service requires purchase of the CESA 2 van delivery service. Resources are delivered and returns picked up once a week at the drop-off/pick-up site (determined by the district administrator). How Can This Service Benefit Your District? Membership in the PRC saves districts money by providing access to high-cost resources that may only be in demand periodically. This service provides staff with an opportunity to preview and trial appropriate materials before purchase. Staff may access the online catalog at anytime from anywhere to place an order. Orders can be placed by email, phone or fax.

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For more information: Dawn Shelbourn Consultant 262.473.1449 dawn.shelbourn@cesa2.org

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8773—Number of items in the collection Cost is based on district size and level of service Level 1: Online Catalog and phone/e-mail consultation (see chart) Small Medium Large $2,048 $3,249 $6,783 Level 2: Includes Level 1 service plus one district visit (see chart) Small Medium Large $2,886 $4,051 $7,948

District visit includes an informal assessment of student and teacher needs during individual or group teacher visits. Resources are available for check out during district visits.

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Special Education Consultation The Special Education team can provide consultation services designed to strengthen the capacity of school districts to meet the diverse needs of individual students within both their special educational programming and their regular education programming. Consultation services can include but are not limited to working with specific teachers or personnel, consulting on specific student issues, training on IEP writing, IEP compliance and assisting in IEP meetings, or professional development opportunities held in district. All services are tailored to the needs of the district. For more information about specific services, please contact Tracy Elger, Special Education Director, tracy.elger@cesa2.org or 262.473.1443.

For more information: Tracy Elger Special Education Director 262.473.1443 tracy.elger@cesa2.org

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Cost is $75.00/hour for work in schools In-district training or workshop cost based on number of days $400/half day and $750/full day

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STEM Education Network Districts can subscribe to the CESA 2 STEM Education Network and receive discounted services for 2014-2015. Participating districts will receive:  Discount pricing on all workshops  1 day of in-district support ($750 value)  1 STEM grant proposal reviewed ($50 value)  Free access to all STEM webinars for unlimited participants (normally $10 per webinar). Possible webinars subjects include Common Core - Math and the Next Generation Science Standards. How Can This Service Benefit Your District? To be active participants in the global economy, today’s students need relevant skills and the ability to develop solutions to existing and unforeseen problems. The services provided through the STEM Education Network support districts in their efforts to provide comprehensive and rigorous STEM instruction.

For more information: Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. School Improvement Consultant 262.473.1459 kevin.anderson@cesa2.org

Quick Facts Cost is based on size of district (see chart):  Small Districts: $1,200  Medium districts: $1,500  Large districts: $1,800

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STEM Services Kevin Anderson, Ph.D., conducts multiple workshops throughout the year in the STEM subjects and would also be happy to come out to your school or district to improve your efforts in these areas. Support can also be provided for the development and implementation of SLOs and common assessments. Mathematics Common Core State Standards  Support in understanding and implementing CCSS  Aligning current curriculum to CCSS  Reviewing data with school/district teams to consider improvements or revisions to math programs Services can range from a half-day overview to a full program audit. Assessment Support districts to improve formative and summative assessment in mathematics and align instruction with the more rigorous SMARTER Balanced Assessment System set to be implemented in 2014-2015. Science Next Generation Science Standards  Support in understanding and implementing NGSS  Aligning current curriculum to NGSS  Reviewing data with school/district teams to consider improvements or revisions to science programs Services can range from a half-day overview to a full program audit. Engineering Education and STEM Support districts in the integration of engineering design and engineering practices into current science curriculum. Support will also be provided to fully integrate STEM discipline areas in schools. While these efforts could be programs like PLTW or EiE, they could also build on existing efforts and programs.

For more information: Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. School Improvement Consultant 262.473.1459 kevin.anderson@cesa2.org

STEM Grant Writing Attend STEM grant writing workshops at CESA 2 or arrange to work directly with the School Improvement Consultant on writing large-scale grants.

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Transition Services—Professional Development Professional Development of Transition Practices: The CESA 2 Transition Program will support school districts in creating effective transition practices within their school district through the following consultative methods:  Transition Coaching—Contracted individualized sessions with your educators to write effective transition plans  Group Trainings—Conducted at the CESA 2 facilities or contracted in your district to promote effective transition planning How Can this Service Benefit Your District?  Assist in meeting the Transition requirements of IDEA  Develop a Transition Needs Assessment to meet your individualized district needs through the S.M.A.R.T. Goals process  Provide Transition Coaching and follow-up to Professional Development Trainings MECA Work Samples - Unlimited use of 21 work samples distributed through the CESA 2 Lending Library and the Van Service. (Please note: districts must have purchased the MECA software license and the CESA 2 Van Service to access work samples).  Transition Members - $300 per year  Non-Transition Members - $500 per year Transition Planning: Meeting the requirements of Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14 through Effective Transition Planning!

Quick Facts For more information: Kristin Grender Transition Consultant 608.712.2172 kristin.grender@cesa2.org

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Transition Services— Transition Advisory Network (TAN) The CESA 2 Transition program works with school districts throughout a sevencounty area to develop a strong Transition Advisory Network (TAN). The purpose of our network is to partner with school districts, youth, families, and communities. TAN was developed to provide ongoing information and support to district staff working in the area of transition. Members have the opportunity to network with other districts and build a learning community of unique ideas to assist in their transition plans within their districts. TAN Services include:  Quarterly meetings: each meeting will begin with a review of district transition plans.  Ongoing phone and email consultation  Dissemination of current information related to transition  Support in conducting post high surveys  Support in completing PTP Applications What Educators are saying about TAN: “I always leave the meetings with something new I can use immediately at school!” “Being new, I have learned so much networking with other districts!”

Districts will also receive:  Reduced fees for CESA 2 Transition In-Service trainings  Materials for all network meetings  Networking time with other districts  Participation for students in the annual Job Olympics transition event hosted by the CESA 2 Transition Program Transition Facts and Statistics:  Transition planning must be in effect once a student is 14 years of age.  Only 13% of Special Education graduates are employed 2 years after exit.  Transition goals are determined by the parents and student only 20% of the time.

Quick Facts For more information: Kristin Grender Transition Consultant 608.712.2172 kristin.grender@cesa2.org

Fees are based on district size (see chart): Small - $2,500 Medium - $3,000 Large - $3,500

Join with a district NEW to the TAN group and both districts will receive a 25% discount! Small - $1,875 Medium - $2,250 Large - $2,625

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System Support Services To function effectively, school districts must manage a variety of different components of their overall educational system. CESA 2 offers support to school districts to implement school-wide and district-wide programs crucial to a strong overall organization. A strong school system maximizes student learning.

Quick Links CESA Purchasing Communicating Education Communicating Education - Be There™ Data Analysis Educator Effectiveness ESEA (Titles I, II and III) Leadership Support PBIS SWIS Professional Development Plans RSN RtI Special Education Administration/Leadership Statewide Title I Network SWIS Facilitation

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CESA Purchasing - The Smart Shop CESA Purchasing - The Smart Shop is a statewide WI purchasing cooperative based at CESA 2 that works with over 50 local and national vendors to provide school districts cost-effective purchasing options with thousands of brands and products schools trust. Regardless of district size, by combining purchasing power, schools can obtain substantial volume discounts from 10% to 80% on technology hardware, furniture, roofing and flooring, classroom and art supplies, office supplies and more. CESA Purchasing makes it easy for you to take advantage of discounts and deals already negotiated by CESA. All K12 districts are automatically CESA Purchasing members. There are no participation fees to access vendor discounts. CESA Purchasing - Tailored Solutions As you plan major purchases for building renovations, new programs, systems changes and other large projects, consider using CESA Purchasing contracts for your tailored solutions. CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Cooperative The CESA Purchasing Nutrition Cooperative combines the buying power of more that 65 school districts to save up to 30% discount on groceries. The cooperative currently serves school districts in CESAs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11. Membership options include Tier One for an annual fee of $300 and Tier Two for an annual fee of $1,200 (includes all Tier One activities plus additional nutrition program support at an additional cost).

For more information: Lisa Stahl Director 262.473.1444 lisa.stahl@cesa2.org Cynthia Holt Coordinator 262.473.1470 cynthia.holt@cesa2.org

CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Program Consultation NEW - Nutrition Consultation Services Districts small and large often are in need of a major review of their school nutrition program, specifically in regards to nutrition planning for menus, student allergy policy, training and program implementation, staff training and oversight, nutrition program regulatory compliance for federal and state standards, nutritional analysis and other strategies that improve program standards, student satisfaction and financial outcomes. New - Farm to School Consultation Services Many school districts have been working hard to procure locally sourced foods and implement successful Farm to School programs. Often food service staff and educators have limited time to implement a robust and comprehensive program. Studies show Farm to School programs are often most successful when paired with additional educational, marketing, community-based activities in the lunch room, classroom, garden and even out in the community. Please call for additional details on how to access these new services.

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Communicating Education CESA 2 has partnered with Voss & Associates to provide communication services and trainings. Voss & Associates understands the connection between communication and your bottom line, whether it’s gaining public support, inspiring family involvement or enjoying a standing ovation. As the premier marketing and public relations company in the fields of education and causes that benefit children, we offer affordable strategies that allow you to cut through the noise. We have decades of experience, a proven track record, and the contacts with educational leaders to help you get things done. Voss & Associates will translate your personal passion to a finely tuned message. We’ll create a strategy and make sure everyone on your team knows it inside and out. We custom-tailor your communications needs and provide results back to you. With Voss & Associates as your partner, you can rest assured the right messages are reaching the right audiences, every time. Voss & Associates helps your organization take advantage of traditional media as well as the new communication mediums of the digital age. We provide a full suite of products and services that work together to obtain the desired result. All of the specialties, services and training may be purchased through The Smart Shop (CESApurchasing.org) at discounted prices. Communicating Education Flyer

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For more information: David Voss President Voss & Associates 941.650.4614

Eight districts utilized the communication services of Voss & Associates in 2013-2014 Services are tailored to each district’s needs

david@vossandassociates.net

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Communicating Education - Be There™ Be There™ is a research-based, multi-media campaign that inspires families to become more involved in their children’s education. Ordinary moments become extraordinary when families relate to their children during the daily routines of life. Teachable moments are everywhere! And research proves that an increase in parent involvement results in higher student achievement. A Different Way to Look at Parent Involvement Most school districts measure parent involvement by attendance at events and volunteer hours. Yet, many parents cannot attend due to busy schedules, caring for siblings or a reluctance to come to your school. Research shows that the most important parent involvement is with their children, outside of the classroom. Be There was designed to remind busy parents how they can help their children during their routine activities of the day. Educators can view campaign materials and learn how to get started at www.bethere.org or attend one of our free monthly webinars. Campaign Components: • Graphic design services to localize campaign • A DVD with 6 heart-warming “stories” • A variety of television and radio PSAs • Billboard, posters & banner designs • Bookmarks, flyers & postcard designs • PowerPoint presentations for staff & community • Template articles for newsletters & media • Display ads for local publications • Diverse photo library to align with district demographics  Assistance with media partners, launch event & more!

For more information: David Voss President Voss & Associates 941.650.4614

How Much Does It Cost? Districts pay a rights usage fee based on enrollment, renewable after two years. The only additional cost is printing and duplication so the total cost will vary depending on the size of the district and the amount of printing desired. It is very inexpensive and qualifies for Title I funding. To get customized pricing, contact CESA Purchasing (cesapurchasing.org) or call 262.473.1473.

david@vossandassociates.net

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Data Analysis and School Improvement Support Educators need to know how to use data to improve their instructional practices and meet the new accountability requirements. Program offerings include:  Resources and training for understanding and using assessment data  Training on the new online DPI data tools (e.g. WISEdash)  Interpreting the new School and District Report Cards  Data digs and S.M.A.R.T. goal setting Members of the Instructional Services team can visit your school directly. Data dig workshops will also occur at CESA 2, particularly in August. Support can also be provided in the development and implementation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and common assessments. How Can This Service Benefit Your District? The world of education is increasingly data-driven. Knowing how to put that data to use to improve curriculum, instruction and to meet district goals is a valuable asset for school districts.

For more information: Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. School Improvement Consultant 262.473.1459 kevin.anderson@cesa2.org

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Cost is based on number of days - $400/half day and $750/full day Instructional Services team members have been trained by DPI on the new data tools Email and phone support also provided

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Educator Effectiveness For the 2014-2015 school year, all districts in Wisconsin will implement the new Educator Effectiveness system as required by the Wisconsin ESEA Flexibility Waiver. CESA 2 provides support for the DPI model (based on the work of Charlotte Danielson) and training and support for the CESA 6 Effectiveness Project (an equivalent model). This service includes professional development, consultation and customized support for districts as they transition to either model.

CESA 2 provides the support and coaching needed to help your district transition to the new Educator Effectiveness system required for 20142015.

For more information: Leslie Steinhaus Consultant/Facilitator 262.473.1469 leslie.steinhaus@cesa2.org

DPI model - Basic Service (subject to change as DPI rolls out the model)  Training - provided/contracted through DPI  Coaching and implementation support - 2-3 days  Technology assistance - DPI supported through CESA 2 CESA 6 Model - Basic Service  System Training - 5 days and Implementation Support - 2 days  Calibration and Certification Training - 2 1/2 days CESA 2 Options  Developing Student and School Learning Objectives - 1-2 days  Assessing and Measuring SLOs - 1 day  Conducting Pre and Post Conferences - 1 day  Coaching for Classroom Observations - TBD  Coaching for Certification - TBD  Coaching for Certification Remediation - As needed  S.M.A.R.T. Goal Training - TBD  Data Analysis and PD Planning - TBD Customized Support Customized support may also be purchased to enhance the implementation of Educator Effectiveness. CESA 2 consultants will work with you to identify, plan and implement either model to meet your district’s individualized needs.

Quick Facts Ron Dayton Consultant/Facilitator 608.520.6180 ron.dayton@cesa2.org

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – Instructional Services for Title I, Title II, Title III ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is the largest federally funded education act, impacting every CESA 2 district. The services described below help schools navigate the complex web of federal regulations, requirements, and guidelines. Under Title IA – supporting struggling students: The Statewide Title I Network provides for free or low cost:  Technical assistance regarding effective Title I programs  Leadership Development - Professional Development Series  Support for Title I Focus Schools  School Leaders Network for instructional leaders and pupil service directors  Title I Teachers Network for all Title I teachers Title I Customized Fee for Services include:  Planning and support services for the ESEA Application, contract for three to four-day service for in-district planning, training and completion of new ESEA application and electronic paperwork – claims not included  Extended Title I Contracts – ESEA Application completion, includes claims, budgeting, paperwork, end of year reports, and in-district support (8% of Title I funding)  Reviewing compliance issues, or monitoring guidance preparation, or parent involvement policies or other items as needed (rate per day of service) Under Title II – helping teachers improve their instruction: CESA 2 offers support with literacy and math instruction  Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards, and standards in Social Studies  Standards Insight and Curriculum Companion (CESA 7’s tools)  Instructional coaching Under Title III – helping English Language Learners: Title III was enacted to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. CESA 2 offers a Title III Consortium to support school districts in meeting the needs of English Language Learners.

Quick Facts For more information: Nancy Booth Title I Network Consultant 262.473.1473 608.333.6086 cell nancy.booth@cesa2.org

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Title I Leadership Development Series provides low cost professional development Common Core State Standards implementation continues to be supported in and out of districts Partnership with Edgewood College focuses on closing the achievement gap for English Language Learners

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Leadership Support In today’s dynamic education climate, it is useful to have places to network with colleagues and learn from each other. CESA 2 offers a variety of opportunities for district leaders to collaborate and share their ideas. CESA 2 Learning and Assessment Collaborative: CLAC provides a network and venue for curriculum directors and instructional leaders to review updates on state initiatives, share resources around state and local initiatives and connect on important topics. Meetings are generally held monthly.

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot a wrong question.” Anthony Jay

Leadership Institute: Coaching and/or mentoring for first- and second-year superintendents is offered through the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA). Each year a cadre of superintendents entering the profession or in their second year are offered the opportunity for group and one-on-one coaching. Professional Advisory Committee: CESA 2’s Agency Administrator and its Board of Control are advised by the administrators of the 74 member school districts. The Professional Advisory Committee meets monthly, typically on the first Thursday of the month. All CESA 2 school district administrators are invited to attend the PAC meetings. Online access to the meetings is provided through Adobe Connect. Regional Professional Advisory Committee meetings will also be held based on the six geographic regions and the interests of local districts.

For more information: Gary Albrecht, PhD CESA 2 Administrator gary.albrecht@cesa2.org

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Kevin Anderson, PhD School Improvement Consultant 262.473.1459 kevin.anderson@cesa2.org

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Superintendents attend CESA 2 Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings and area superintendent meetings to stay current on educational and legislative issues CESA 2 facilitates eight PAC meetings each year Over 43 superintendents participated in coaching through WASDA in 2013-2014 15 districts participated in CLAC during 2013-2014

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PBIS - Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports PBIS is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on the RtI model. It is NOT a curriculum, but rather a decision-making process that guides selection, integration, and implementation of evidence-based behavioral practices and strategies for improving important academic/ behavior outcomes for all students. Coach and Team Training CESA 2 offers a comprehensive sequential training program for both coaches and district/building team members to facilitate implementation of PBIS (EC-12). These trainings are held throughout the school year in collaboration with the Illinois and Wisconsin PBIS Networks. “The team training was very informative! We are excited about the possibilities for our district.” District Administrator

“Thank you for working with our staff. This was just what we needed!” District Administrator

In-District Training CESA 2 offers a variety of in-district professional development opportunities to support district/building needs, including NVCI, SWIS, and Functional Behavior Assessments/Behavior Intervention Plans (FBA/BIP). The varied educational backgrounds and experiences of CESA 2’s PBIS team allow for customized services to meet the diverse needs of district/building staff. Network Meetings: Coaches and Administrators Throughout the year, CESA 2 offers opportunities for administrators and internal/external coaches to get together to discuss issues, questions, and concerns regarding PBIS implementation in districts.

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For more information: Tracy Elger Special Education Director 262.473.1443 tracy.elger@cesa2.org

Team Training Fees: Varied, dependent on material and training costs  Networking Meeting Fees: as advertised  SWIS Fees: Varied, dependent on PBIS cost structure  For more information on PBIS state cost structures, please see the Wisconsin PBIS Network page

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Professional Development Plans CESA 2 provides workshops for education professionals to write their professional development plans (PDPs) and to document completion of their PDPs. Workshops are facilitated by Kathy Larson, Professional Development Consultant with an Emphasis on PI 34 and professional growth. Kathy has concentrated her efforts on researching and developing learning opportunities that increase the performance of organizations and the people who work within them. Other CESA 2 staff members are available during PDP workshops to act as members of a PDP team and coach education professionals through the process. Many workshops are held in the summer months to accommodate education professionals’ schedules. More information and workshop dates

Quick Fact Over 90 professionals participated in PDP workshops during 2013-2014. For more information: Kathy Larson Consultant kathy.vitality@gmail.com

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RSN—Regional Service Network The Wisconsin Regional Service Network (RSN) is offered in cooperation with the Department of Public Instruction as a support to all area Directors of Special Education. The mission of the Wisconsin RSN is to improve the quality of educational services to students with disabilities. The RSN has identified the strategies of communication, staff development, and leadership for accomplishing this mission. The RSN also provides technical assistance to local special education leadership personnel via phone calls, district visits, information dissemination, discussions at CESA 2 RSN meetings, and research on specific local issues/concerns as requested. The State Performance Plan-20 Indicators (SPP) influence the RSN responsibilities at both the state and local levels. Activities of the RSN Project include:  Regional Service Network Meetings for district-level Directors of Special Education and joint School Leadership Network meetings in conjunction with the Statewide Title I Network  Participation in the Regional Service Network Grant activities that support DPI Initiatives  CESA 2 Special Education Directory  Resource and technical assistance, including the 20 Indicators and the Self-Assessment Process  Network of ongoing communication and information between the Department of Public Instruction, CESA 2, and local districts  Consultation in the area of special education administration  Support and consultation for new Directors of Special Education/Pupil Services  Current IEE list

Quick Facts For more information: Tracy Elger Special Education Director 262.473.1443 tracy.elger@cesa2.org

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Available to all Directors of Special Education in the CESA 2 region No charge for RSN due to being underwritten by RSN Grant Activities subject to change depending on RSN Grant Work Plan written by the Department of Public instruction

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RtI (Response to Intervention) Network Response to Intervention (RtI) offers a clear, powerful framework for organizing building- and district-based services for all students. CESA 2 works closely with the Wisconsin RtI Center in order for districts to initiate, develop, implement and sustain effective RtI systems of support for student academic and social success. Network services are organized in the following service plan: Purpose Building and Framework Concepts Development  Utilization of the WI RtI Center “Foundation Overview” workshops for elementary and high schools  Support for completion of School-wide Implementation Review and center tools for school or district based action planning School/District Leadership  Support for developing leadership teams within districts  Leadership Coaching utilizing CESA 2 WI RtI trained coaches  Support for goal establishment and action planning customized for specific district or building needs Infrastructure Development  Coaching services focusing on overall and specific WI RtI framework elements centered around High Quality Instruction, Balanced Assessments, Collaboration, PLCs, Culturally Relevant Practices and Multi-level System of Support  Opportunities to form cohorts for inter- and intra-district collaborative development of common WI RtI Framework specific components through WI RtI Peer to Peer Networking  Positive Behavioral Interventions Supports (PBIS) foundations training and support Full Implementation  Professional workshops utilizing tools and components of RtI, Wisconsin schooland district-based leaders, as well as Common Core State Standards  Professional workshops utilizing recognized experts focused on training and development of core RtI implementation competencies

Quick Facts For more information: Nancy Booth 262.473.1442 608.333.6086 cell nancy.booth@cesa2.org

 Utilization and promotion of the WI RtI Center as a valuable and rich

resource for districts  Variety of development and implementation support offerings  Focus on collaboration and professional learning communities within and

among districts supported by CESA 2 RtI Center-trained coaches

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Special Education Administration / Leadership

Special education program leadership services are available to assist public schools with the delivery of special education services. The CESA 2 Director of Special Education is available to provide the following services based on district definition of need:  Assist in the development of the Local Performance Plan (LPP) and the preparation for the 20 Indicators, self-assessment, and other federal and state reports  Coordinate and monitor case management of special needs students  Provide program evaluation and review to ensure effective and appropriate programming for students  Assist in the interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations to staff and parents  Review and monitor grant budgets for appropriate distribution of costs  Recruit, hire, and supervise special education staff Customized solutions are available to meet the needs of your school or district. Districts may contract for the CESA 2 Director of Special Education to be identified with DPI as the Director or part-time Director for the district.

For more information: Tracy Elger Special Education Director 262.473.1443 tracy.elger@cesa2.org

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Fees can be offset by IDEA grant funds District cost based on specific district need Fees waived for general consultation not requiring district visits

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Statewide Title I Network Overview The Title I Network is a collaborative effort with the Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) that will provide increased technical assistance and professional development for districts and schools with Title I programs. With financial support from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), each CESA provides free or reduced cost Title I services for all school districts in their CESA. CESA 2 provides the following services: Title I Coordinator Leadership Information and resources are provided through one-on-one technical assistance, three Title I Network meetings, and a Title I New Coordinator Orientation. View the Statewide Title I Network page for upcoming meeting and workshop dates. Title I and ESEA Application Consultation to districts regarding Title I law, programming, reporting requirements, and monitoring guidance are always available, in or out of district. Title I Related Professional Development The Title I Teacher Professional Development workshops provide in-depth professional development team experience for Title I teachers, classroom teachers and Title I coordinators, focused on how Title I supports core curriculum in reading, writing, speaking, literacy and math. The focus for the 2014-15 school year will be on supporting Title I Teachers with initiatives such as Common Core, Smarter Balanced, and Educator Effectiveness. Title I Resources and Collaboration School districts are kept informed through timely emails and web updates. A variety of Title I related resources also available for use by school districts.

For more information: Nancy Booth Title I Network Consultant 262.473.1442 608.333.6086 cell nancy.booth@cesa2.org Trisha Spende Title I Network Consultant 262.215.7371 trisha.spende@cesa2.org

Focus and Priority Districts and Schools Support Assistance and information is provided on-site to Focus and Priority Districts and Schools that are identified as the lowest achieving schools in the new accountability index.

Quick Fact  Professionals from over 40 districts participated in the 2013-2014 Title I

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SWIS Facilitation (School-Wide Information System) The School-Wide Information System (SWIS) is a web-based information system designed to be an efficient, reliable and confidential strategy for collecting, summarizing, and using student discipline data. SWIS was developed at the University of Oregon, is upgraded annually, and runs on dedicated servers that meet all confidentiality and reliability criteria established by federal, state, and university regulations. The information system can be used for:  Internal decision making as schools improve their discipline practices  Supporting plan design with individual students and their families  Reporting to district, state, and federal agencies about school outcomes

SWIS aligns with a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework and provides the needed data for both universal screening and progress monitoring.

SWIS provides information at three levels:  The whole school  Targeted groups of students at-risk  Intensive individualized student interventions To obtain a SWIS account, a school must collaborate with a SWIS Facilitator. SWIS Facilitation must be contracted on an annual basis.

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For more information: Tracy Elger SWIS Facilitator 262.473.1443 tracy.elger@cesa2.org

There are three SWIS applications now available:  SWIS  CICO-SWIS (Check in-Check out)  ISIS-SWIS (Individual Student Intervention System)

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Specialized Services CESA 2’s specialized services are tailored to meet the needs of individual adults, students and school districts. Services in this area include Vocational Opportunities and Assistance, Driver Education, the JEDI online network, regional Spelling Bees, the Westosha Special Education Alliance, and the Union Grove Special Education Alliance.

Quick Links Dialogue with Attorney Driver Education JEDI Online Network Union Grove Special Education Consortium Van Delivery Vocational Opportunities and Assistance Westosha Special Education Alliance

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Dialogue with Attorney Program The Dialogue with Attorney program is intended to address general procedural compliance questions. Typical questions and topics include IEP content requirements, IEP meeting requirements, student discipline procedures, least restrictive environments, evaluation procedures, student transfers, Section 504 accommodation plans, etc. The program does not include development or review of policies, letters, or extensive review of school district documents. The attorneys in the program will advise participants when the request may be outside the program. CESA 2 has made arrangements with these key Wisconsin law firms with school law practices in special education to provide support to special education directors:  Godfrey & Kahn  Lathrop & Clark  Davis & Kuelthou LLP  Buelow, Vetter, Bulkema, Olson & Vliet, LLC How Can This Service Benefit Your District?  Immediate access to attorneys to answer important legal questions  Cost-effective way for districts to obtain legal services  No time limits or call quotas for questions  Timely expert advice protects against costly or labor-intensive mistakes leading to DPI complaints or Due Process proceedings

For more information: Tracy Elger Special Education Director 262.473.1443 tracy.elger@cesa2.org

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Fees are based on district size (see chart): Small - $600 Medium - $700 Large - $800

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Driver Education Driver Education is a foundation course, which teaches the theory of responsible driving. Emphasis is placed upon introduction of mechanics of driving, execution of most driving operations and a thorough understanding of the rules of safe driving. Driver Education is designed to improve students' knowledge of traffic safety and to prepare them to receive training to become safe operators of motor vehicles. Students will also study the legal and financial obligations of operating a motor vehicle, the economics of automobile ownership, the care and maintenance of an automobile, general accident prevention, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving. The driving process is a very complicated task. Our goal is to teach students the knowledge and physical training needed to become a safe driver on our roadways.

For more information: Kurt F. Schultz Program Coordinator 608.290.4663 kurt.schultz@cesa2.org http://cesa2.com/

Traditional classroom and online course All students are given the option of learning in a traditional classroom environment or through an online course. Both courses meet the requirements of the DPI and the DOT for Driver Education requirements. The online course enables students to complete the class at their own pace.

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Over 40 districts throughout the state currently participate More than 2600 students served in 2013-2014 school year Instruction also provided to students of three virtual schools 40 qualified instructors

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JEDI Online Network JEDI’s Primary Goals:  Provide learners with a comprehensive standards-based curriculum for both full- and part-time virtual students and single course offerings that supplement and enhance traditional student coursework  Help districts retain students by offering an online environment customized to each student’s needs Programs and Services  Membership in the Online Network  Virtual elementary, middle school and high school courses offered  Student services and learning coach support  Credit Recovery and AP courses  Summer school options  Outreach to home-schooling parents  Individual courses available to schools outside the network Backed by the expertise, collaboration and commitment of ten successful and innovative districts in Southern Wisconsin:  Beloit Turner  Evansville  Fort Atkinson  Jefferson  Lake Mills  Marshall  Mauston  Stoughton  Sun Prairie  Whitewater

Quick Facts For more information: Dr. Leslie Steinhaus Director 262.473.1469 lmsjedi@cesa2.org www.jedivirtual.org

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Non-profit K-12 Virtual Charter School Quality curriculum, aligned to state standards Member districts collaborate on curriculum, governance and operations Flexible—24/7 learning Personal learning coaches Professional, certified instructors

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Union Grove Special Education Consortium Union Grove Area Special Education Consortium oversees the provision of special education and related services for five school districts located in Western Racine County: Dover #1, Raymond School, Yorkville School, Union Grove Jt. #1 School, and Union Grove Union High School District.

“We strive to ensure each student gains positive experiences that will be the primary stepping stone to a lifetime of success.” Director of Special Education

For more information: Cynthia Tomich Director of Special Education 262.878.1850 x2061 ctomich@uges.k12.wi.us

The consortium works closely with CESA 2 for fiscal management and human resources support. The Union Grove Consortium is the center for administration and coordination of referral, evaluation, placement, instruction and supervision of programs. The consortium operates by maintaining consistent collaboration with the district administration and district personnel in the schools. The consortium’s mission is to provide quality services through a consistent practice of positive communication and research-based instructional approaches. We provide leadership and thorough collaboration with families and staff, assessment and intervention to support the needs of all children with disabilities. Highlights of our programs include:  Consultation with parents regarding home/school interventions  Consultation with general education teachers regarding classroom intervention and data keeping  Consistent work with students utilizing individual and group counseling modalities in topic areas of social skills, anger management, positive decision-making, bullying intervention, crisis intervention, self-esteem building, peer relationships, and organizational skills  Development and implementation of individual healthcare and emergency plans for students with special health care needs  Training, supervision and evaluation of paraprofessional staff in performing physician-ordered treatments and procedures (i.e. tube feedings, medication administration)  Providing resources to families and training opportunities to parents and school personnel

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Van Delivery One important part of creating a network among CESA 2 school districts is a regular pick-up and delivery service. The CESA 2 van currently stops at each participating school district once each week on a published schedule. Transported items include:  Professional Resource Center materials  Assistive Technology Program’s lending library items  CESA 2 materials  Staff development and in-service materials and resources  Other materials as needed “Communication is the real work of leadership.” Nitin Nohria Dean of Faculty Harvard Business School

The van delivery also serves as a valuable liaison between local districts and the Department of Public Instruction by delivering Department materials when requested. This communication tool is such an important link in our ability to serve school districts that we strongly encourage each district to participate in this ongoing service.

Quick Facts For more information: Bill Barrow Financial Services Director 262.473.1462 bill.barrow@cesa2.org

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Vocational Opportunities and Assistance VOA has been successfully operating since 1982, providing a wide range of employment assistance to those individuals with multiple barriers to employment. Our agency has placed over a thousand consumers in successful careers over the past 20 years by creating successful community and employer resources. CESA 2 VOA is a community-based transitional employment and placement program designed for individuals with a disability. The mission of CESA 2 VOA is to promote the independence, selfsufficiency and productivity of individuals with disabilities. To facilitate informed decision-making, goal setting, personal empowerment, and community integration, while protecting and promoting the dignity and rights of the individuals we serve. VOA provides a variety of services including:  Pre-Employment Skills Training  Job Development Services  Supported Employment Program  Developmental Disabilities Follow-up Program  Integrated Training Services  The Learning Lab

For more information: Tami Griffin Jennifer Pelz Co-Coordinators 608.741.6687 tami.griffin@cesa2.org jennifer.pelz@cesa2.org

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Serves adults with disabilities Maintains strong partnerships with local employers

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Westosha Special Education Alliance (WSEA) Westosha Special Education Alliance (WSEA) is a special education consortium overseeing the provision of special education and related services for the 11 public school districts located in Kenosha County west of I-94. WSEA, a satellite office of CESA 2, is the center for administration and oversight of referral, evaluation, placement, transportation, and instructional supervision of CESA 2’s special education programs. This is done in close collaboration with district personnel where special education programs are housed. WSEA embraces the belief that all children can learn and promotes the provision of exemplary services and programs to meet the individual educational needs of children with disabilities in a sincere effort to improve their future quality of life. How This Service Benefits the Districts:  Increased consultative services to parents, staff, and administration  Increased staff collaboration around special education issues  Improved knowledge-base regarding special education compliance  Increased opportunities for the provision of a full continuum of services to meet special education needs  Increased implementation of best practices with regards to the provision of special education services  Increased communication of resources available to parents “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

For more information: Bridget Kotarak Director of Special Education 262.843.2343

How These Will Be Accomplished:  Provision of staff/services based on district needs  Provision of administrative coordination, evaluation, organization, and leadership  Provision of support to school district staff regarding special education issues  Consultation and collaboration with LEA administration and staff  Collaborative partnerships with community agencies and programs

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Costs are based on a shared cost computed on actual service delivery or actual days of student enrollment.

bkotarak@wesea12.k12.wi.us

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CESA Statewide Services The CESA Statewide Network provides a number of services which are available to all school districts in Wisconsin. A statewide service may originate as a local CESA program or from a collaborative approach of many CESA staff working together to develop a service for all CESAs. Sharing resources, supporting educators, serving students... That's the power of Wisconsin CESAs and CESA Statewide Network! Quick Links CESA Purchasing Communication & PR Effectiveness Project Google Apps for Education RtI in Wisconsin StandardsInsight™ Wisconsin PBIS Network Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools

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CESA Purchasing - The Smart Shop CESA Purchasing is a statewide WI purchasing cooperative based at CESA 2 that works with over 50 local and national vendors to provide school districts costeffective purchasing options with thousands of brands and products schools trust. Regardless of district size, by combining purchasing power, schools can obtain substantial volume discounts from 10% to 80% on technology hardware, furniture, roofing and flooring, classroom and art supplies, office supplies and more. CESA Purchasing makes it easy for you to take advantage of discounts and deals already negotiated by CESA. How do you use the program? All K12 districts are automatically CESA Purchasing members. There are no participation fees. To access discounts, school districts need only to ask our vendor partners to use the CESA Purchasing contract when purchasing items. A complete list of vendors can be found on our website: www.thesmartshop.org. You can also search a majority of our vendor partner products and see the savings you’ll receive by using the CESA Purchasing contract AEPA Competitive Bid Vendors – Nationally Bid, Locally Awarded Our national vending process is in partnership with AEPA, a nationwide non-profit cooperative of educational organizations that work together to save you time and money. AEPA Vendor partners are awarded contracts based on a rigorous competitive bidding process that is compliant with all of WI bid requirements and laws. These agreements can not only save districts dollars but also time. Local Vendor Agreements Our local vending process provides access to Wisconsin and nationally based businesses that work under an agreement that is reviewed annually by a CESA Purchasing Advisory council. These agreements allow for additional statewide discounts to be offered to WI school districts to companies who cannot serve the entire AEPA cooperative. Our current vendors include:

For more information: Lisa Stahl Director 262.473.1444 lisa.stahl@cesa2.org Cynthia Holt Coordinator 262.473.1470 cynthia.holt@cesa2.org

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CESA Purchasing - Tailored Solutions As you plan major purchases for building renovations, new programs, systems changes and other large projects, consider using CESA Purchasing contracts for your tailored solutions. Using our contracts to support your strategic plans can help your district save significant dollars that you can reinvest into important operational programs. Call our staff for questions about using our contracts to support your projects. Consider using CESA Purchasing for:

For more information: Lisa Stahl Director 262.473.1444 lisa.stahl@cesa2.org Cynthia Holt Coordinator 262.473.1470 cynthia.holt@cesa2.org

Communications & Printing Solutions: Badger Group Konica Minolta Kyocera School Reach Voss & Associates

Technology & AV Solutions: Blackboard mobile Midwest Technology Products MNJ Technologies Direct Staples Advantage Tierney Brothers Troxxel Communications Inc.

New Building, Furniture, Sports & Facilities: Renovation Partners Boelter Daktronics FieldTurf Interior Systems Modern Building Systems Schooldude.com School Specialty Furniture SportSurfaces Staples Advantage Techline Tremco UBU Sport Williams Scotsman

Curricula & Online Learning: Aries Technology Inc. Conover Dreambox eInstruction Odysseyware Realityworks Scientific Learning Fast Forward & Reading Assistant

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CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Cooperative Co-op Membership & Fee-for-Service Consultation The CESA Purchasing Nutrition Cooperative combines the buying power of more than 65 school districts to save up to 30% discount on groceries. This costsaving effort combines buying power for savings, increases vendor competition, and improves purchasing efficiencies. By working together, the districts cultivate more competition from food distributors than obtained when bidding separately. These savings benefit nutrition programs with more targeted resources to meet rising food costs due to the general economy, as well as the expense associated with offering more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The cooperative currently serves school districts in CESAs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11. In addition, we are proud to offer a Farm to School solution through our prime vendor partnership with Performance/Fox River Foods. FarmLogix provides online purchasing opportunities for fresh and frozen locally procured fruits, vegetables and other products. All co-op members also receive a broad-based list of technical assistance, support services, networking opportunities, professional development and training as part of their annual co-op membership.

For more information: Lisa Stahl Director 262.473.1444 lisa.stahl@cesa2.org Cynthia Holt Coordinator 262.473.1470 cynthia.holt@cesa2.org

Activities include:  Soliciting an RFP (request for proposal) for a Prime Vendor and overseeing Prime Vendor contract  Soliciting an RFP for milk delivery and overseeing milk contract  Soliciting an RFP for USDA Foods (pricing and delivery) and overseeing contract  Soliciting an RFP for bread, rolls and buns (pricing and delivery) and overseeing contract  Supporting DPI evaluation process and USDA/DPI roll out of new program  Meeting 7 times annually for full day networking, membership meeting decisions and topical issues  Affiliation with and support through the WI and US School Nutrition Association (SNA) and American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA)  Farm to School support and logistics through our DATCP Farm to School AmeriCorps partnership  Financial technical assistance to co-op members through the support of USDA commodity, bid processes, operational logistics, and Fund 50 budgeting  Professional development through networking with other districts and training to meet the rising professional demands of program administration  Online resources and a professional support cohort (continued on next page)

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CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Cooperative continued Nutrition Program Cooperative Membership Options Tier One Membership – Includes aforementioned activities Contract runs July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 $300 annually Click here for the online application or contact us for additional information Tier Two Membership – Includes aforementioned activities and additional services listed below Available beginning October 1, 2014 - fee will be prorated $1,200 annually (includes $300 Tier One membership fee & additional $900 nutrition support fee) Click here for the online application or contact us for additional information Tier Two Membership will include additional nutrition program support and training provided by our staff nutrition program consultant. CESA Purchasing will be employing a staff nutrition consultant who will be an RDN (Registered Dietician Nutritionist), CD (Certified Dietician) and SNS (SNA School Nutrition Specialist) with successful years of K-12 nutrition programs operation. This tier may include, but is not limited to the following activities: limited district program consultations conducted remotely; on-call menu; allergy and operational resources; regular e-newsletter nutrition alerts and resources; and staff training for nutrition program requirements.

For more information: Lisa Stahl Director 262.473.1444 lisa.stahl@cesa2.org Cynthia Holt Coordinator 262.473.1470 cynthia.holt@cesa2.org

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CESA Purchasing - Nutrition Program Consultation Nutrition Program Consultation Options* *Consultation services do not require co-op membership

NEW - Nutrition Consultation Services Available January 1, 2015 Fee for service is an hourly charge Time estimates are available upon initial discussions concerning the scope of the district’s needs. Districts small and large often are in need of a major review of their school nutrition program, specifically in regards to nutrition planning for menus, student allergy policy, training and program implementation, staff training and oversight, nutrition program regulatory compliance for federal and state standards, nutritional analysis and other strategies that improve program standards, student satisfaction and financial outcomes. Our staff nutrition consultant brings 40 years of successful food management experience with a primary emphasis on the unique issues facing school nutrition programs today. In addition, our credentialed consultant has been an effective management consultant and staff trainer throughout Wisconsin schools. Please call for additional details on how to access this service. New - Farm to School Consultation Services Available July 1, 2014 Fee for service is an hourly charge Time estimates are available upon initial discussions concerning the scope of the district’s needs.

For more information: Lisa Stahl Director 262.473.1444 lisa.stahl@cesa2.org Cynthia Holt Coordinator 262.473.1470 cynthia.holt@cesa2.org

Many school districts have been working hard to procure locally sourced foods and implement successful Farm to School programs. Often food service staff and educators have limited time to implement a robust and comprehensive program. Studies show Farm to School programs are often most successful when paired with additional educational, marketing, community-based activities in the lunch room, classroom, garden and even out in the community. CESA Purchasing Nutrition Program consultation services may include but are not limited to: one time planning meetings, technical assistance support for short and long-term projects, community and public relations support, teacher meeting facilitation, and other Farm to School planning activities (i.e. Chef in the Classroom, Harvest of the Month, Farmers in the Classroom, local farmer procurement partnerships, etc.). Please call for additional details on how to access this service.

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Communication and Public Relations Services for Schools

If you don't tell your district's story, who will? CESA 6, in cooperation with the CESA Statewide Network, offers communication and public relations services for schools, statewide. CESA 6/CESA Statewide Network's Communication and Public Relations Services have been developed just for schools. We understand the uniqueness of communicating about and advocating for public education. Our staff is dedicated and experienced in school public relations, so you can be assured we understand the issues, and we understand that each district must be addressed to meet the unique needs of its community and school situation. Public relations is people relationships - we can help schools!

For more information: Dorreen Dembski CESA 6 Director of Communication and Public Relations Services for Schools 920.573.1425 ddembski@cesa6.org Visit: CESA #6 Communication and Public Relations Services Printable PDF

Research A communication audit is a review of the current strengths and weaknesses of a district's communication efforts. As a complete review, it creates a solid foundation upon which to build an improvement plan. Planning Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. The CESA 6 team can help devise a plan that will meet the district's short and long-term communication goals. Implementation assistance From writing to creative concept, to graphic design and multi-media presentations, CESA 6's team can help you implement the strategies that are most appropriate for your school district. More Media relations, facilitation, print and digital newsletters, assistance with website content development . . . the possibilities are endless!

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Effectiveness Project

Answering the call for effective teachers and leaders in our schools. CESA 6 initiated the “The Effectiveness Project” to design and help implement a professional evaluation system for teachers, educational specialists, leaders and administrators. The system will focus on both the process and product of high quality instruction, which includes: (1) standards of effective practice, and (2) student achievement.

"Teaching IS complicated. It IS rocket science. We must be willing to measure and monitor our own ranks!"

Features of this Professional Evaluation System  Standards, indicators and rubrics to measure the process of teaching and leading (practices) and the products of teaching and leading (student learner outcomes).  Training for those who are responsible for implementing evaluations to assure fidelity.  Coaching and calibration trainings to assure accuracy.  Professional development based on performance evaluation data to assure all individuals have resources to improve their professional practice.  Embedded technology will increase efficiency and data collection.

-Dr. James Stronge, 2011

For more information: Effectiveness Project website

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Google Apps for Education

This Statewide Service is made available to all Wisconsin school districts through the CESA Statewide Network in partnership with the Department of Public Instruction. Google Apps for Education allows schools to give Google’s communication and collaboration applications to their entire education community for free. Collaboration Made Easy The Department of Public Instruction has partnered with Wisconsin’s CESAs to offer professional development and technical deployment assistance trainings. Through a statewide agreement, districts have greater access to Google Apps for Education. All Wisconsin public, PK-12 schools and related public agencies are covered under the statewide agreement. What is Google Apps for Education? The core applications in the Google Apps suite are an email, chat, and calendar system (Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar), cloud collaboration software (Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Groups), and a private-domain online video platform (Google Video for Education). Also included are dozens of other services ranging from a popular blog platform (Blogger) to geographic imaging (Google Earth) to voicemail and telephone management (Google Voice). The applications are very easy to use and are housed on Google’s servers, allowing districts to reduce costs associated with maintaining their existing solutions.

Visit the Wisconsin Google Apps for Education webpage.

For more information: Sharon Webb IT Consultant 262.473.1468 sharon.webb@cesa2.org

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Response to Intervention (RtI) in Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) is a process for achieving higher levels of academic and behavioral success for all students. It is an over-arching framework and logic for organizing and increasing the efficiency with which evidence-based practices are selected, organized, integrated, implemented, and adapted. In Wisconsin’s vision for RtI, the three essential elements of high quality instruction, balanced assessment, and collaboration systematically interact within a multi-level system of support to provide the structures to increase success for all students. Culturally-responsive practices are central to an effective RtI system and are evident within each of the three essential elements. In a multi-level system of support, schools employ the three essential elements of RtI at varying levels of intensity based upon student responsiveness to instruction and intervention. These elements do not work in isolation. Rather, all components of the visual model inform and are impacted by the others. Taken together, this relationship forms Wisconsin’s vision for RtI. As schools work with the Wisconsin RtI Center, they will start with the readiness process and engage in professional development to reach an ultimate goal of becoming a school sustaining a multi-level system of support for all students academically. The Wisconsin RtI Center and the Wisconsin PBIS Network are collaborative efforts for statewide implementation and support between the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin’s CESAs. For more information, visit the Wisconsin RtI Center Website: www.wisconsinrticenter.org

For more information: Wisconsin RtI Center 715.720.2077 www.wisconsinrticenter.org

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StandardsInsight™

Confused by Common Core State Standards? StandardsInsight™ makes implementation easy. StandardsInsight™ is a web-based software that provides a professional unpacking of the Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core State Standards in a dynamic database tool, taking the complicated planning out of the alignment process and saving your district time and resources. The web-based system provides a robust database, with five unpacked fields:  Evidence of student attainment  Key vocabulary for teachers  Knowledge expected to attain the standard  Skills expected to attain the standard  Understandings expected to attain the standard StandardsInsight™ allows users to filter the standards by grade level, by strand and CCR anchor standards for English Language Arts, by domain or conceptual category for Mathematics, and by key word. Filtering allows teacher teams to look at vertical connections among certain strands of standards and search for specific content relevant to their alignment work and deep study of the standards.

For more information: Ivan Scott CESA #7 920.617.5622 iscott@cesa7.k12.wi.us

StandardsInsight™ fully integrates with the Eclipse Curriculum Manager, a flexible, easy to use program for efficiently organizing, mapping and improving a school district’s curriculum.

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Wisconsin PBIS Network The Wisconsin PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Network is a collaborative effort for statewide PBIS implementation and support between the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the state’s Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs). The goal of the Wisconsin PBIS Network is to provide training and support to schools to successfully implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to improve the academic success of their students. What is PBIS? Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), is a positive, schoolwide, systematic approach to support the academic and behavioral functioning of students. PBIS is based on a proactive Response to Intervention model that utilizes evidence-based policies, procedures, and practices to provide consistent, intentional, and intensive intervention for students in a tiered model of support. Schools that successfully implement school-wide PBIS have experienced increased academic performance, decreased disciplinary actions, improved safety, and higher ratings of positive school culture. Schools can subscribe to a year of trainings with CESAs for teams of 6-8 people. Subscription fees include:  Training materials  Administrator and Coaches Orientation - 1 day  Team Training - 3 days  SWIS Training/Facilitation - 1/2 day training + 3 follow-up contacts The cost for each school is $1,600.00 per tier of training. For more information visit the Wisconsin PBIS Network website: http://www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org/ For more information: Wisconsin PBIS Network 920.855.2114 x247 PBIS website

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Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools The Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Training & Technical Assistance Center builds the capacity of Wisconsin school districts to implement programs that effectively prevent and intervene in alcohol and other drug abuse and violent behaviors among students in order to reduce these barriers to learning. Offerings include:  Training and technical assistance for public schools in Wisconsin around ATOD and School Safety/Bullying/Crisis Management/Suicide Prevention 

Provide professional development for K-12 educators on strategies that are evidence-based or promising practices in the areas of AOTDA and violence prevention. Professional learning is via online, blended education or face-to-face settings.

Provide follow up technical assistance to participants in professional learning event in order to support implementation

Web page and e-newsletter with access to the most recent data, information, practices and programs

The Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center is a collaborative project between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the CESA Statewide Network (CSN). The regional coordinator for CESA 2 is Jackie Schoening from CESA 6.

For more information: Jackie Schoening, Regional Coordinator 920.236.0515 jschoening@cesa6.org www.wishschools.org Printable PDF

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