Catalog: Middleton - Cross Plains Area School District

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1. Mindful Educator: Silent Retreat and Mindful Classroom Practices

Program: Professional Development

Audience: 4K-12th

Dates: 5/6/2017

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In the tradition of many mindful practices, silence is observed with intention. If you have been curious or using practices in the classroom or personally, this day is intended to immerse you in experiences such as gentle mindful movement, walking and eating mindfully, a number of guided meditations, and the practice of silence. Gust Athanas, Diane Matzke and Betsy Delzer will humbly guide and offer ideas for daily/classroom application throughout this retreat.

2. Equity Institute Reunion Meeting - May

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/11/2017

This is a voluntary meeting of those in the district who have participated in the summer MCPASD Equity Institute. This meeting (as with the others scheduled) is designed to accomplish the following: 1) refuel your energy for equity leadership in your role and building, 2) provide you and colleagues an opportunity to provide input and direction to building and district leaders, and 3) offer additional opportunities for continuing your personal and professional learning and networking. We hope you can join us! Full participation results in 3 PD points.

3. MCPASD Equity Institute 2017 - June

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/19/2017 to 6/22/2017

MCPASD staff, family members, and graduates receive priority registration. This course is designed to develop leaders for racial equity in education. It will include topics such as the causes and consequences of racism, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. Participants will learn to use community agreements, constructivist listening techniques, and a racial equity lens. There will be reading and panel presentations, as well as dialogue and discussion. Some blended learning may also take place. Lunch will be on your own. MCPASD staff, family members, and students register for the Equity Institute for free and will receive 45 points. Cost for Non MCPASD attendees is $300. Information for registration payment will be sent following registration. Attendees may elect to earn 2 or 3 UW Graduate credits at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation at the institute meets the requirements for 2 credits. An additional project is required to earn 3 credits. If you plan on taking the institute for 3 credits, you must attend an information session at the District Services Center at one of the following times: Tuesday, May 2: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Thursday, May 4: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process. For information on the UW enrollment process please go to the following link. https://goo.gl/PpgDvM

4. MCPASD Equity Institute 2017 - July

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/13/2017

MCPASD staff, family members, and graduates receive priority registration. This course is designed to develop leaders for racial equity in education. It will include topics such as the causes and consequences of racism, implicit bias, and systemic oppression. Participants will learn to use community agreements, constructivist listening techniques, and a racial equity lens. There will be reading and panel presentations, as well as dialogue and discussion. Some blended learning may also take place. Lunch will be on your own. MCPASD staff, family members, and students register for the Equity Institute for free and will receive 45 points. Cost for Non MCPASD attendees is $300. Information for registration payment will be sent following registration. Attendees may elect to earn 2 or 3 UW Graduate credits at a cost of approximately $200 per credit (paid for separately by the participant). Full participation at the institute meets the requirements for 2 credits. An additional project is required to earn 3 credits. If you plan on taking the institute for 3 credits, you must attend an information session at the District Services Center at one of the following times: Tuesday, May 2: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Thursday, May 4: 3:15-4:00 OR 4:00-4:45 Registration for UW credit is a separate multi-step process. For information on the UW enrollment process please go to the following link. https://goo.gl/PpgDvM

5. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Refresher

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 8/24/2017

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) REFRESHER course is a 4 hour class with ENHANCED CONTENT! Several new learning models and physical intervention options give you highly effective tools to better guide your day-to-day decision making. Prerequisite: Initial Full Day NVCI Course. All Refresher courses are posted for the year. Please plan accordingly. Annual re-certification is required. Audience: K-12 staff. Supervisor Approval Needed.