Seminars for 1st Year Teachers

SEWNTP offers a variety of After-School Seminars to support 1st Year teachers and their mentors. This year's offerings are expanded upon below. To register, use the link at the top of the page, or visit our Register for an Event page. Contact us with any questions about the seminars or registration.

Registration Information

  • Registration closes 2 weeks prior to each individual session; you may register for stand-alone sessions or the entire series.
  • Please view our Attendance Policy before registering.

Register for a SEWNTP Offering

Urban Teaching Seminars

A series of four sessions designed to help teachers explore best practices in being successful educators of urban students. One graduate credit is available for attending the all four of the seminars, more information will be provided at the August 29th seminar. Topics are directed toward K-12, 1st-3rd year beginning urban educators and their mentors, but would be appropriate for any educator or administrator.

Please see our flyer for information about location and more.

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

2013-2014 Dates and Topics

August 29, 2013Building Positive Relationships with Students and Families 
September 12, 2013   Classroom Management, Part 1- Language and Culture
September 26, 2013Classroom Management, Part 2- Systems and Procedures
October 10, 2013Being a Reflective Practioner 

Community of Practice for New Educators Seminar Series

The purpose of these seminars is to:

  • Provide an opportunity for mentors and beginning teachers to learn how to improve teacher practice to impact student learning in realtion to the Wisconsin Teachers Standards.
  • Provide a springboard for future dialogues and work between the beginning teacher & mentor.
  • Share ideas and resources with others in and across roles and experiences.
  • Reflect on personal practice and set goals for growth in promoting positive classroom environments.

Important Information

  • The intended audience for these seminars is first-year teachers and their mentors
  • Participants, please bring an Artifact of Practice to each seminar.
  • These seminars are designed primarily for classroom teachers and specialst teachers, if you are pupil services personnel (ie. guidance counselor) please check with your district to see if your attendance is required.
  • Each seminar will be offered at a northeast (Brown Deer High School- Thursdays) and southwest (Waukesha North High School-Mondays) location.  Please choose the date & location that is most convenient for you.

Please see our flyer for more information regarding time, location, and credit information.

2012-2013 Dates and Topics

Brown Deer- Brown Deer High School

SW- Waukesha North High School

Seminar 1Gen.Ed. & Specialists Topic Sp. Ed. Topic

Brown Deer: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013  OR

Waukesha: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

WTS #5- Promoting Positive Classroom EnvironmentWTS #5 & #7 -Organizing for Efficient Instruction
Seminar 2Gen.Ed. & Specialists Topic Sp. Ed. Topic

Brown Deer: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 OR

Waukesha: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

WTS #6 & #10- Communicating with Parents & FamiliesWTS #1 & #2- The IEP: Core of the Sp. Ed. Goal-Setting Process
Seminar 3Gen.Ed. & Specialists Topic Sp. Ed. Topic

Brown Deer: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 OR

Waukesha: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

WTS #8- Assessing Student Understanding and AchievementWTS #8- Monitoring Student Progress Through Assessment
 PDP Informational Overview immediately follows seminar (7:15-8:15 pm). Required for credit option
Seminar 4Gen.Ed. & Specialists Topic Sp. Ed. Topic

Brown Deer: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014  OR

 Waukesha: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

WTS #3- Matching Instruction to Student NeedsWTS #3 & #4- Building Connections to Meet the Diverse Needs of Learners
Seminar 5Gen.Ed. & Specialists Topic Sp. Ed. Topic

Brown Deer: Thursday, April 3, 2014  OR

Waukesha: Monday, March 24, 2014

WTS #9- Self-Reflection and Goal SettingWTS #9- Self Reflection and Goal Setting

For information about first-year Teacher seminars around PI 34 and the PDP process, visit the PI 34 / PDP Support page.

To register for any SEWNTP Event, see our Register for an Event page