Here's a look at what's the school is doing behind the scenes!
- Dr. Alice Udvari-Solnar - Special education Professor University Wisconsin-Madison, was hired by the district to provide training and coaching in INCLUSION,Co-teaching and Universal Design learning practices for our teachers.
- Kate McGinnity – National Autism Specialist, is providing training on Autism awareness, communication, sensory and behavioral tools to build teaching capacities with the Districts Autism Resource Teams. The District Autism Resource Team or DART consists of representatives from each of the schools in the district.. DART meets once a month to work with teachers to better understand autism and promote effective strategies for the classroom. Kate is also providing individual consultations with parents to create effective parent/teacher partnerships.
- Trauma Informed Care training. Teachers and Administrators have been trained in trauma informed care by Dr. Mary Hess as part of a grant through Waukesha Family Services. Dr. Hess is also involved in individual consultations as well.
- Dr. Elise Fattura, Associate Professor and Director of Student Services and Special Education License Coordinator of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will return next year along with team members Amy Tosen and Nancy Rice to coach educators and build leadership teams based on our belief statements.
- Our Paraprofessionals attended continuing education on working in inclusive settings and community job sites provided by Transition Grant funds.
- Kim Schiefelbein is the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) coach with an emphasis on assistive technology. Universal Design for Learning is a framework that provides educators with a structure to develop their instruction to meet the wide range of diversity among all learners. UDL is a research-based framework that suggests that a one-size-fits-all approach to curricula is not effective. UDL was inspired by universal design in architecture, where design features intended for individuals with disabilities have had unexpected benefits for the general population. Kim has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Kentucky University in Exceptional Child Education; learning and behavioral disorders K-12 and a Master’s of Education: Elementary School Counseling K-8. Kim taught in Kentucky for 5 years at the high school and elementary before joining OASD in 2005. Kim taught at Ixonia Elementary, Greenland Elementary and Silver Lake Intermediate School.