The Learning Services Department provides leadership in standards, curriculum, assessment, instruction, data and accountability, professional development, educator effectiveness, and leadership/administration to enhance all students’ learning. Learning Services strives toward excellence in teaching and learning for all PK-12 administrators, teachers and their students. The goal of our integrated service delivery model is for each and every child to graduate academically prepared and socially and emotionally competent so they are ready for further education and the workforce.
Learning Services oversees the Educator Development & Support, ELL/Title III Center, Literacy Center, Career/Technical Education Consortium, Digital Learning, Mathematics/Science Center, Title I Network, ESSA Coordination and Data & Assessment.
EDUCATOR development & support
Educator Development & Support services are designed to support districts, schools and educators in their implementation of Educator Effectiveness environment as required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. CESA 7 Educator Effectiveness services provide leadership, coaching and services to member districts through professional development, consultation and customized guidance for assistance with the state model (Danielson and ISLCC standards). These services are driven by the commitment to advancing the professional practices of teachers and administrators toward excellence in student learning. For assistance with EDS please contact Colleen Timm.
EL Title III
The EL Title III Consortium Grant is committed to providing high quality services to support member districts’ Title III grant activities. Services are designed to provide leadership in goal development, professional development planning, assessment, best instructional practices, interventions, alignment to the Common Core, and program evaluation. Additional fee-based EL services are provided to all districts, including those not in the CESA 7 Title III Consortium. For assistance with EL Title III please contact Beth Vande Hey
Membership in the Literacy Center provides leadership in best practices through access to a series of high quality professional learning opportunities and on-site consultation focused on English Language Arts and Literacy in disciplinary areas. For assistance with Literacy Services pleas contact Charla Meyer.
Career & Technical Education Consortium
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Consortium provides management of Carl Perkins federal grant goals and spending for consortium districts. The CESA 7 CTE Coordinator (CTEC) monitors member districts’ Perkins plans and acts as a liaison to the DPI CTE Team. For assistance with the Carl Perkins Grant please contact Michelle Ring-Hanson.
Digital Learning Network
The purpose of the Digital Learning Network is to build your district's understanding of the WI Digital Learning Plan through regional collaboration and leadership. We hold regular meetings for Educational Technology Leaders in a district and are designed to provide a forum for updates and discussion regarding the WI Digital Learning Plan and other relevant state and local information. These meetings will also serve as a Professional Learning Network for Technology Integration best practices with the focus being on creating deep, authentic, and relevant learning experiences for students through the use of various technologies.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: District Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrators/Coaches, Instructional Resource Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Library Media Specialists. For assistance with the Digital Learning Network please contact Tina Lemmens.
Math /Science services provides leadership in best curriculum, instruction and assessment practices through access to a series of high quality professional learning opportunities and on-site consultation. The focus services on implementation of Mathematics and Science State Standards. For assistance with Mathematics/Science Services please contact Tina Lemmens.
Title I Network
The Statewide Title I Network is a collaborative effort with the Department of Public Instruction to provide increased technical assistance and professional development for districts and schools with Title I programs. Districts across the state have expressed a need to receive additional guidance and assistance in implementing effective Title I programs focused on raising students’ academic achievement. The Statewide Title I Network will provide a base level of services to all districts and schools in CESA #7 receiving Title I dollars focused specifically on the following areas: Title I implementation, Title I Coordinator leadership, Title I related professional development, districts and schools identified for improvement, plus resources and collaboration. For assistance with Title I Network please contact Charla Meyer.
Learning Services provide technical assistance to help school districts meet the waiver requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Participating districts receive guidance on conducting a comprehensive needs assessment, planning required activities, and completion of the ESSA consolidated. For assistance with ESSA Coordination please contact Debby Shimanek.
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Data and Assessment
The data and assessment services area provides on-site training and coaching services, leads collaborative networking sessions for DAC and district learning leaders, enhances professional learning and supports strategies designed to close achievement/equity gaps. For assistance with Data & Assessment please contact Michelle Ring-Hanson.
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|COLLEEN TIMM Ph.D.|
Learning Services Director
Assessment & Data Specialist
|BETH VANDE HEY|
Co-Teaching & Literacy Specialist
Digital Learning Specialist
Learning Services Specialist