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Welcome to the Western Region Education Service Alliance

 
 

All sessions unless otherwise indicated are held at the WRESA - (click for directions)  www.wresa.org

 
 

Announcements

 

2014 NC Mountains Teacher Job Fair

9:00 am - 12:00 Noon On April 28, 2014 at the WRESA (Click for Directions)

 

2014 Summer Leadership Conference

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WRESA & NCASA present the 2014 Summer Leadership Conference


Announcement Webpage

Announcement (pdf)

Call for Presentations Webpage

Call for Presentations (pdf)

 

Registration

 

Vendor Information

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

June 22-25 Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

 

One-Day Workshop: Cross Curricular Strategies for Lifting Achievement and Motivation; Presented by Linda Hoyt; April 24, 2014;Charlotte, NC;  $219 per person. Visit Heinemann.com for more information.

 

Math 2 Deeper Understanding
Through Standards and Tasks

May 1 9am – 3pm; Fee: none and lunch will be provided.

 

Substitute Teacher Certification ... (Online Course: Substitute 101)

April1 - June 31 2014

 
 

C & I Secondary Math Update January 2014 Presentation

 
NEW Date! CoTeaching to Support All Students;     April 2, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
2014 Educators of the Year

Congratulations to the Western Region Teacher of the Year, Melissa Faetz, Macon County, and Brad Richardson, Western Region Principal of the Year, Rutherford County.

 

Microsoft Office Tutorials for the 2013-14 school year. Follow this link for descriptions and registration)

 

WNC EdNET

 

Curriculum Council Meeting Dates

Sept 19 Oct 2 Oct 17
Nov 21 Dec 19 Jan 16
Feb 20 Mar 20 Apr 17
 


DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

 

September 2013 Update

January 2014 Update

 
2013-2014 Region 8 DPI Professional Development Sessions

Explore, PLAN, ACT: Interpreting​ Data for Middle School Feb 4, 2014    9 – 12:00

 

(CCES) - ELA - Feb 13, 2014;     Feb 13, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

(FIDELITY CHECK) - Feb 27, 2014;     Feb 27, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    

 

Math K-5 March 5 - Session 2; Mar 5, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.             

 

(CCES) - Math - Elementary- Mar 11 2014;     Mar 11, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

(CCES) - Math - Secondary - Mar 11 2014;     Mar 11, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   

 

(CCES) - ESL - Mar 13 2014;     Mar 13, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

(CCES) - Healthful Living - Mar 13 2014;     Mar 13, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

(CCES) - World Languages - Mar 13 2014;     Mar 13, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

NC Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) Home Base Summative Evaluations; Mar 27;     Mar 27, 2014    9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

(CCES) - Guidance - Mar 28 2014;  NCSCA is handling the registration for this session.     Mar 28, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Registration Link (Make checks payable to NCSCA)

 

Cancelled!  (NCEES) - Fine Tuning Session - Apr 8 2014; (half day)     Apr 8, 2014    9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

 

Cancelled!  (NCEES) - Completing Summary Evaluations using the Home Base NCEES System - Apr 8 2014; (half day)     Apr 8, 2014    1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

(IHE) April 10, 2014;     April 10, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

 

(CCES) - Arts;     April 10, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Home Base Refresher: Introduction to Home Base Professional Development System;      April 29, 2014    9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

News and Upcoming WRESA Activities

Registration

June 23

Michael Fullan

June 24

Todd Whitaker

June 25

Sean Covey

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*Leading presenter in the field of education; his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.

*A national leading authority on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness.

*Written over 30 books including the national bestseller, What Great Teachers Do Differently.

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General Sessions – Concurrent Sessions – NCDPI, State Board Updates – Legal Update – Social Activities (Golf Tournament)


NCASA Superintendents’ Retreat

June 22 (2:00 p.m.) – June 23 (mid-morning)


Registration

Announcement

 

Upcoming Professional Development at the WRESA:

 

Richard & Rebecca DuFour: Professional Learning Communities at Work .  March 26-27, 2014. For those just beginning to explore PLCs, this is an excellent way to build your knowledge base. For those who are already involved in deep implementation, this institute is the perfect opportunity to revisit your mission, introduce new team members to the process, and get answers to new questions. As you delve deep into the three big ideas of a PLC—focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and results orientation—you will gain specific, practical, and inspiring strategies for transforming your school or district into a place where all students learn at high levels.  March 26-27, 2014.

Robin WisniewskiMonitoring PLCs: Robin Wisniewski, Ph.D. January 21, 2014.  In this session, McREL will introduce a framework for monitoring and adjusting that helps participants create a plan to determine how well PLCs are being implemented and how effective they are proving. Monitoring implementation and effectiveness will require a systematic data collection and analysis plan, which McREL will demonstrate using a data-analysis process. To deliver this content, McREL will highlight the data-analysis process and introduce a framework for monitoring and adjusting in a one-day session. As a result of engaging in this session, participants will be able to: use a framework to create a monitoring plan and develop criteria to make adjustments and use a data-analysis process to determine what adjustments need to be made. The presenter will be Robin Wisniewski, Ph.D. a principal consultant at McREL. She is a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist, and the lead author of Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading, A Professional Development Guide to Response to Intervention (2011) and Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Culturally Responsive Instruction (2012) published by Pearson. January 21, 2014.

Teaching All Learners - Grades K-12: Carol Bennett, Ed.D.  March 06, 2014.Teaching all learners is easy if you are TEACHING using research proven strategies. In this active session, you will engage in highly effective TEACHING strategies for students of all ages by applying eight simple techniques. Teaching will become more interesting and more successful for both you and your students by integrating the effective use of: Technology and Teaching; Energizers and Eating; Accountability and ABCs; Choice and Collaboration; Higher level thinking and Humor; Interests and Interviews; Nature and News; Games and Go: Get out of Class! March 06, 2014.

Kathy Bumgardner Session: How Can I Possibly Get It ALL Done? Instructional Best Practices in “Real World” Reading & Writing Integration – Grades K-5. April 7, 2014.

How do you plan for those crucial next steps in preparing your students for successful CC/ES assessments and students achievement? This highly interactive session will include multiple classroom instructional examples and strategies that can support teachers in their planning and successful classroom management as they strive to prepare students to be "College and Career Ready" one grade level at a time. Activities will include materials and strategies for valuable and sustaining CLOSE READING of COMPLEX TEXTS and transferring into WRITING to Be Able to "Show What You Know.”  April 7, 2014.

 

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Our new site will not replace the traditional www.wresa.org website but will provide us additional opportunities to post current information, announcements, and give you the opportunity to share and interact with our consultants, staff, and guest presenters. Please visit often and help us to grow a vibrant, informed and sharing community. Bookmark this site: www.westernresa.org. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

January Update Professional Development At The WRESA: (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)

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Measuring Student Understanding Through Best Practices;      Jan 15, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Monitoring PLCs;      January 21, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Rubrics Are Our Friends – Grades K-12 (any subject area);      Jan 28, 2014    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Engaging Students of Poverty for Success – Part I;     Feb 4, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Training;     Feb 11, Mar 6, & Apr 8 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (3-Day Session)

 

Creating Technology-Rich Lessons;       Feb 12, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Hitch – Grade 6;     Feb 13, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Unlocking Informational Texts in the Content Areas – Grades 3-8;     Feb 18, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Understanding How to Use EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT Data and Results to Benefit Your Students;     Feb 19, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Magic School Bus:  Inside the Earth – Grade 4;     Feb 20, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Examining Math 1 Through Tasks and Standards;     Feb 20, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Diving Into Math III;     Feb 24, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Mystery of the Malignant Microbe – Grade 8;     Feb 26, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Examining Math 1 Through Tasks and Standards;     Feb 27, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Teaching All Learners (Grades K-12);      Rescheduled to March 6, 2014    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Teaching with Boys in Mind – Grades K-12;     Mar 11, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

The Science House Presents: Number Sense Science – Grades K-4;     Mar 11, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

CoTeaching to Support All Students;     Mar 13, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Refresher;     Mar 14, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Early Planning for a Successful Retirement;     Mar 19, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

ONLINE COURSE - Using Your Own Non-Fiction Texts to Engage Students -  Grades 6-12    (Fee plus purchase of a book);     March 24 - May 12, 2014  

 

Richard & Rebecca DuFour: Professional Learning Communities at Work;     Mar 26 & 27, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

ONLINE COURSE - Book Study:  Exploring the 7 Keys to Comprehension  - Grades K-8   (Fee plus purchase of book);     April 1 - 30, 2014

 

Crucial Conversations;     April 9-10, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

(IHE) Spring 2014 IHE RESA Session;     April 10, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Math 2 Deeper Understanding Through Standards and Tasks;   May 1, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Going Global – Grades K-12    May 1, 2014    9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

ONLINE COURSE - Microsoft Office Tutorials for the 2013-14 school year;     Through June 30, 2014  

 

 

 

Other Useful Links

North Carolina Museum of History

NCDPI WIKI Central

Common Core & Essential Standards Prof. Development 

 

2011-12 Completed Sessions

 

2012-2013 Completed Sessions

NC iTunes U Site

Brain Friendly Learning Sites

High School Math Course 1 Curriculum Map

North Carolina Problem Gambling Prevention Program

 

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