The Statewide Title I Network is a collaborative effort between the 12 Wisconsin CESAs that provides increased technical assistance and professional development for districts and schools with Title I programs through financial support from the Department of Public Instruction.
The following Title I services are provided free or at a reduced cost to all CESA #2 school districts:
Title I Coordinator Leadership
Information and resources are provided through one-on-one technical assistance, three Title I Network meetings, and a Title I New Coordinator Orientation. See the calendar sidebar for upcoming meeting dates.
Title I Application
Consultation to districts regarding Title I law, programming, reporting requirements, and monitoring are always available, in or out of district. Emails and phone calls are always welcome.
Title I Related Professional Development
The Statewide Title I Network Leadership Development Series of workshops provides in-depth professional development team experience for Title I teachers, classroom teachers and Title I coordinators. Professional development dates are listed in the calendar side bar.
Resources and Collaboration
School districts are kept informed through timely emails and web updates. A variety of Title I related resources also available for use by school districts through the CESA #2 Professional Resource Center, such as Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Interventions, and Continuum of Literacy guided reading CDs.
Title I Teachers will have several opportunities to network next year and can choose from events that best meet their needs.
1. Title I teachers will meet three time for Title I meetings to share issues and concerns over title I programming--compacts, parent involvement, entrance-exit points, building assessments, scheduling--especially in light of RtI. This is no cost to Title I teachers.
2. All reading specialists will be invited to be part of the Literacy Collaborative--part of DPI's outreach to improve literacy practices across core programming. See more information on the Common Core page.
3. RtI Peer to Peer Networking will continue with it's focus on team-based practices to strengthen RtI programming in schools. See the RtI Network page for more information.
Another opportunity for collaboration is the School Leaders Network. This network has been established to allow ESEA coordinators, curriculum coordinators, and special education directors to come together around common themes to support the lowest achieving students in their districts. This year's theme will focus on core programming strategies as well as reserched-based intervention strategies as schools move to implement the new SLD law. All schools are kept updateded of ESEA Waiver impacts, including district and school report cards, new test cut scores and ways to inform the public through Title I Coordinator meetings.
For information about Title I Focus and Priority Schools, see the ESEA wepage.