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Thursday, April 28 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Fundamentals of an Effective Advisory Program

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Advisory is a fundamental structure for middle and high school students to develop key life skills, metacognitive skills, and habits of learning in support of academic achievement, postsecondary planning, personal growth, and interpersonal skill development. Advisories create a more personalized learning environment where all students are well known by at least one adult through weekly small group meetings and one-to-one interactions. Adolescents stand at a crucial intersection in their social, emotional and academic development, and they need support to navigate the complexities of their middle and high school years. Our advisory program is designed using the research of Engaging Schools and Project Zero.

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Mike Q. Hanlon

Theater and Film Teacher, Lead Advisor, Production Club, The Etude Group
Mike is the Dean of Culture for The Étude Group in Sheboygan, WI, but he also teaches theater, film, and game design classes for high school. He has previously presented at education conferences held by Innovative Schools Network and The Coalition for Essential Schools. He holds... Read More →

Courtney Kooistra

The Mosaic School (The Etude Group)
Courtney currently serves as the mathematics teacher and lead advisor at The Mosaic School, a part of The Etude Group serving grades 6-8. Courtney graduated from Carroll University in May of 2011 with a degree in Education and minors in Mathematics and Adaptive Education. She had... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
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