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A Few Notes For the Day:

* WEA Individual Consultation Appointments: WEA will be hosting individual consultation appointments throughout the day. Please see the sign-up link within the first session, "WEA Member Benefits - Individual Consultation Sign-Up Links". If you sign up for an appointment, please do not select a break-out session during that time. Space is limited in all sessions so we need to be able to account for every seat.

* 5-10 Minute Chair Massages will be taking place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in Room 234 courtesy of Tina W. There is no sign-up, just walk-up appointments.

* Parking: There is limited street parking around Central High School. Shuttles will be available from the former K-Mart parking lot to Central.

* Lunch: There will not be lunch offered this year through WWEC.  Please feel free to signup to attend the La Crosse Soup session from 11:20-12:50 in the New Commons. Attending this session has a suggested donation of $5. Like a La Crosse SOUP event, $5 will get you a soup lunch and a vote for your favorite pitch. Each middle school will be giving a pitch on a way to better their school or their community.  All donations will directly help fund the winning pitch!
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Friday, February 14 • 9:40am - 10:20am
Critical Reading for Critical Times: Building a Better Classroom Library LIMITED

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Given the highly charged social and political climate that today’s students are navigating on a daily basis, it is imperative that secondary teachers find creative ways to put students in touch with texts that portray that climate in its full complexity. This presentation will highlight five research-based strategies for creating a culture of reading in high school classrooms and then offer attendees a themed list of book suggestions for building a social justice-oriented classroom library.  

Take Away:
Attendees will take away two key resources from this presentation: (1) a handout with five research-based strategies for promoting reading in today’s high school classrooms (complete with links to further online content related to each strategy); and (2) a thematic index of recently published texts—both fiction and non-fiction—that deal with many of the major issues facing young adults in 21st century America.


Tom Jesse

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Friday February 14, 2020 9:40am - 10:20am CST
Room 229