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Breakout Sessions

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Breakout Sessions

Participants can choose up to three breakout sessions from offerings featuring national and local experts on character education.  Below is the list of titles and times for each offering, click for detailed descriptions.

Session 1: 10:15 – 11:30am

• Bridging the Gap: Social-Emotional Learning Skills, a Two-Way Street Approach to Educating Black + Brown Boys

Presenter: Dom Portis, Milwaukee Succeeds
Audience: All

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• Empowering Learners through Self Awareness

Presenter: Becky Anderson, Waukesha School District
Audience: All

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• Strengthening Our Schools, Our Communities and Our Society through Core

Presenter: Joseph Palmer, Schenectady
Audience: Elementary

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• Discipline...How to Make Each Moment a Teachable Moment

Presenter: Jori Broidy, Milwaukee Jewish Day School
Audience: Elementary, Admin

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• Swallow Strong - Developing a Student-Centered System to Support All

Presenter: Kyle Moore, Swallow School
Audience: Middle, Admin

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• Using ATLs to Inspire the Whole Child

Presenter: Peg Grafwallner, Ronald Reagan IB High School
Audience: High, Admin

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• Leveraging Student Leadership through the Change Agents Academy Using Restorative Checks

Presenter: Grace Lee, Hixson Middle School
Audience: Middle, Admin

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• Resiliency - A Path to Success

Presenters: Terry Rahn and Valerie Hess, Virtues Village
Audience: All

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Session 2: 1:15 – 2:30pm

• Character Education: The Foundation to the Pathways to Success

Presenter: Lisa Elliott, School District of Greenfield
Audience: Admin

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• 50 Years after the Milwaukee Fair Housing Marches: Teaching for Justice

Presenter: Amanda Seppanen, Sustainable Formations
Audience: All

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• Cultivating Culture

Presenter: Houston Kraft, Character Strong
Audience: All

• Diversity, Character Ed, Inclusion

Presenter: Santo Carfora, S and J Consulting, LLC
Audience: All

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• Trauma Informed Classroom Strategies

Presenter: Kenda Roman, Gaston Elementary School
Audience: Elementary

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• Assertive Leadership - The Pathway to Character Development

Presenter: Rusty May, Bullying and School Safety Foundation
Audience: Elementary, Middle, Admin

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• Coaching Character: A Positive Culture Game Plan

Presenter: Andy DiDomenico, The Coaches Platform
Audience: High, Admin

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• Restoring Classrooms

Presenter: Cori Moran, School District of South Milwaukee; Zeeland Walsh, Wisconsin Conservatory of Life Long Learning
Audience: Middle, High, Admin

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Session 3: 2:45 – 4:00pm

• How to Deal with Negative People and Keep from Becoming Negative Yourself

Presenters: Dr. Michael R. Weber and Karen Weber, Port Washington-Saukville School District
Audience: All

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• Character, Community and Relationships: Lessons for Every Classroom

Presenter: Amy Karsten and Margaret Tackes, Alverno College/ LACCS
Audience: All

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• Mindfulness and Social Emotional Skills in the Early Childhood Classroom

Presenter: Rachel Hughes, Bruce Guadalupe Community School
Audience: Elementary

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• Restorative Practice, Trauma, and the Brain

Presenter: Stephen Shepherd, Paradigm Shift Educational Consultants
Audience: Elementary, Admin

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• The Foundation for Building a Solid School Culture

Presenter: Bevin Christie, Carmen Schools of Science and Technology
Audience: High

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• Ethical Framework for Assessment Practices

Presenters: Gereon Methner and Craig Carriere, Gibraltar Area Schools
Audience: Middle, High, Admin

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• How 2 Talk 2 Kids - Practical Techniques

Presenter: Jim Reif, Menominee Indian High School
Audience: Middle, High, Admin

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Register today for the 2018 Character Education Conference.

For General Conference Information:

Please contact the Assessment and Outreach Center at alverno.outreach@alverno.edu or 414-382-6087. 

Conference sponsored by:
The School District of South MilwaukeeSouth Milwaukee School District logo
In partnership with Alverno College and WCEP logo