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Wednesday, April 22
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:45am

8:45am

Welcome and Logistics
Speakers
avatar for Heather Terrill Stotts

Heather Terrill Stotts

Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. A former principal, college professor, and educational consultant, Heather brings deep experience working directly with students, parents, teachers, and administrators... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

UW Madison School of Education, Dissertator and Researcher, WRCCS
Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She is also a Researcher and PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:45am - 9:00am

9:00am

Infusion Fair Orientation
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:05am

9:00am

Advisory Circles (Infusion Fair)
Birchwood Blue Hills has been implementing advisory circles since the beginning.  We will share strategies and practices for making circles meaningful and engaging.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Landes

Jenny Landes

Advisor, Birchwood School District
Jenny Landes is a proud co-founder and advisor of a 7th-12th grade project based learning charter school, the Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School (BBHCS), in northwest Wisconsin. Many years as a K-12 music educator laid the groundwork for creativity. Living in the world of coaching... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Alternative Forms of Assessment (Infusion Fair)
Participants will learn about alternative forms of assessment used in a project-based learning environment, including the use of written reflections, conferring, evolution of rubrics, and student-designed presentations.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Authentic Curriculum and Mastery-Oriented Classroom (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Beyond the Four Walls - Experiential & Place-Based Learning (Infusion Fair)
We will share strategies about how NWPHS inspires our student through opportunities to lean outside the school walls.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Business Engagement (Infusion Fair)
We will discuss strategies about how to form business and community partnerships to enhance the real-world applications of learning for students.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Community Outreach and Partnerships (Infusion Fair)
We will discuss strategies about how we connect our students and their learning projects directly with community partners to enhance their learning.  

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Speakers
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Paula Zwicke

Teacher/Advisor, Class Act
Paula has been an advisor at Class ACT since 2009 and a teacher in the Chequamegon/Park Falls School District since 2000. She has a BS in English Secondary Education from Northland College, Ashland, WI, and a Master of Arts from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. She enjoys "all... Read More →
avatar for Travis Augustine

Travis Augustine

Advisor, Class Act
Travis Augustine - Class ACT Charter School, Park Falls, WI. I enjoy learning new things by getting my hands dirty which is exactly what I get to do at Class ACT. This last year I have spent a lot of time unlearning things, and learning how to develop meaningful relationships with... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Community Schools (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Digital and Blended Learning (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Early College (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Integrating Technology for Learning Intervention (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Restorative Justice (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Strategic Shared Space and Schedule (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Student Presentations of Learning/ Conferring (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Teacher Autonomy (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Teacher Shared School Leadership (Infusion Fair)
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Therapy Dog in Schools (Infusion Fair)
Share the process Journey Charter School has taken to purchase a puppy who will eventually become a therapy dog for our school.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

Waldorf Inspired (Infusion Fair)
Participants will learn about integrated curriculum, whole-child education, whole to part lesson planning, and bringing practical arts/outdoor learning into children's regular school day.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students.  Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

10:15am

What is a charter school? (Charter School Basics)
Lecture style 15 minute introductory presentations around a specific topic.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

UW Madison School of Education, Dissertator and Researcher, WRCCS
Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She is also a Researcher and PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:15am - 10:30am

10:15am

Innovative Practices for Teacher Professional Development (Leading Your School)
Share supports and strategies and innovative practices for Teacher Professional Development.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am

10:15am

Supporting English Language Learners (Serving ALL Kids)
Share supports and strategies for working with English Language Learners

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am

10:15am

Supporting LGBTQ Students (Serving ALL Kids)
Share supports and strategies for working with LGBTQ learners. 

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am

10:15am

Supporting Minority Students (Serving ALL Kids)
How does your school ensure equitable practices to meet the needs of your racial/ethnic minority students?

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am

10:15am

10:15am

Working with Families and Community (Leading Your School)
Share supports and strategies for working withFamily/community engagement.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am

10:30am

What is Universal Design for Learning? (Innovative Learning Practices)
Lecture style 15 minute introductory presentations around a specific topic.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am

What is the role of the authorizer? (Charter School Basics)
Lecture style 15 minute introductory presentations around a specific topic.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

UW Madison School of Education, Dissertator and Researcher, WRCCS
Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She is also a Researcher and PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

What is Personalized Learning? (Innovative Learning Practices)
Lecture style 15 minute introductory presentations around a specific topic.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am

11:15am

What is the role of a governance council? (Charter School Basics)
Lecture style 15 minute introductory presentations around a specific topic.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

UW Madison School of Education, Dissertator and Researcher, WRCCS
Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She is also a Researcher and PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am

11:15am

11:15am

School Climate (Leading Your School)
Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Supporting Economically Disadvantaged Students (Serving ALL Kids)
Share strategies for best supporting Economically disadvantaged students. 

Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Supporting Students in Special Education (Serving ALL Kids)
Share supports and strategies for working with students in Special Education.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Supporting Students with Mental Health Concerns (Serving ALL Kids)
Share supports and strategies for working with students struggling with mental health concerns.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:15am

Virtual Schools (Leading Your School)
Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

11:45am

What is Competency-Based Learning? (Innovative Learning Practices)
Lecture style 15 minute introductory presentations around a specific topic.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:45am - 12:00pm

12:00pm

Lunch & Reflection
Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

Fulfilling the Needs of the Community (Charter Authorizer)
How charter schools can help a district authorizer fulfill its mission and vision by meeting the needs of a community.  Learn through a case study how charter schools have helped to diversify the educational offerings of a community. The school district and independent authorizers, as well as governance board consultants, will be presenting on developing effective and mission-oriented structures to support the development of quality charter schools. Time for individual consulting and questions will be available.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Curriculum Connected to Community Needs (Classroom)
What curriculum would I even do in a charter school to meet community needs? How does it work?

Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Charter School Board Policies to Ensure Innovation (Governance Boards)
Should all governance boards be thinking about to ensure autonomy and Innovation?

Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Shared Leadership Sustainability (Leadership)
Can shared leadership be sustainable? What does shared school leadership look like and how do we know it is working? We will discuss shared leadership models and how to evaluate it.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm

1:00pm

Optional: Team Work Time
Use the Collaborative Coaching Room to meet as a team or with colleagues to work or network.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm

1:00pm

UnConference
Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm

2:00pm

School Finances (Charter Authorizer)
How charter schools can help a district authorizer fulfill its mission and vision by meeting the needs of a community.  Learn through a case study how a charter school caused a district to dig a little deeper into the financial landscape of the district.  What are the financial implications of a charter school for a school district?

Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm

2:00pm

Alternative Reporting and Assessment (Classroom)
What curriculum would I even do in a charter school to meet community needs? How does it work?

Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm

2:00pm

Running Better Meetings (Governance Boards)
How can my governance board run better meetings? Are your governance board meetings way too long?  Do they ask the right questions?  Learn how to improve your Governance Board’s routine operations to improve their effectiveness.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm

2:00pm

System Change and Where to Start (Leadership)
Where to start when you want to change your system. Leaders need to know when/how to guide change.  Change is often received with mixed emotions.  Learn how a leader can begin and sustain the change process

Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm

2:00pm

Optional: Team Work Time
Use the Collaborative Coaching Room to meet as a team or with colleagues to work or network.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm

Performance Measures (Charter Authorizer)
Do the performance measures in your charter contract measure the right things? How do you do tiered intervention for schools when they are not performing highly?

Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm

3:00pm

WISE Reporting for Charter Schools (Classroom)
Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm

3:00pm

Community Involvement (Governance Boards)
Learn how governance boards are involving the community to improve awareness, sustainability, and financial viability.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm

3:00pm

Positive Learning Culture Starts With You (Leadership)
We are judged by what we do and not what we say.  Learn some strategies to own your culture before you ask that off others.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Pretasky

Nick Pretasky

WRCCS
Nick's life work is to ensure each and EVERY student has opportunities to reach his/her full potential. Nick is the Associate Director for the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools where he supports the governance, authorization, leadership, and classrooms of charter schools... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm

3:00pm

Optional: Team Work Time
Use the Collaborative Coaching Room to meet as a team or with colleagues to work or network.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm

Happy Hour
Wednesday April 22, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
 
Thursday, April 23
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday April 23, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am

7:30am

Registration
Thursday April 23, 2020 7:30am - 8:30am

8:30am

Welcome and Logistics
Speakers
avatar for Todd Brunclik

Todd Brunclik

Creative Director, Innovative Schools Network
Todd Brunclik is the Creative Director for the ISN. In 2009 Todd helped found Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School, a project-based school in Northwest Wisconsin where he served as an advisor, lead teacher and governance board member. As a ISN founding member and Creative Director... Read More →
avatar for Heather Terrill Stotts

Heather Terrill Stotts

Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. A former principal, college professor, and educational consultant, Heather brings deep experience working directly with students, parents, teachers, and administrators... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am

9:00am

Keynote - Dr Steve Perry
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry

CNN EDUCATION CONTRIBUTOR. SPEAKER. AUTHOR. CEO CAPITAL PREPARATORY SCHOOLS
Dr. Steve Perry is one of the most sought-after Nationwide Motivational Speaker in America. Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders as an educator, social worker and public speaker, his charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am

10:15am

Breakout Session 1
Thursday April 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am

11:15am

Breakout Session 2
Thursday April 23, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday April 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

Breakout Session 3
Thursday April 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

Cookie Break
Thursday April 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:15pm

2:15pm

Breakout Session 4
Thursday April 23, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm

3:15pm

Breakout Session 5
Thursday April 23, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

Happy Hour
Thursday April 23, 2020 4:30pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm

Bonus Happy Hour (Monk's Bar and Grill)
Join your ISN colleagues to continue, or start new conversations at Monk's Bar & Grill (just across the parking lot) for another Happy Hour, after the Happy Hour on Thursday.  Meet at Monk's 6:30-10:30 pm in the downstairs private room (there will be a sign posted indicating where).  Waiters will be available to take your drink and/or food orders (pay on your own).  Hope to see you there!

Thursday April 23, 2020 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Monk's Bar and Grill 33 Hillman Rd Lake Delton, Wisconsin 53940
 
Friday, April 24
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Friday April 24, 2020 7:45am - 8:30am

8:30am

Updates and Logistics
Speakers
avatar for Todd Brunclik

Todd Brunclik

Creative Director, Innovative Schools Network
Todd Brunclik is the Creative Director for the ISN. In 2009 Todd helped found Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School, a project-based school in Northwest Wisconsin where he served as an advisor, lead teacher and governance board member. As a ISN founding member and Creative Director... Read More →
avatar for Heather Terrill Stotts

Heather Terrill Stotts

Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. A former principal, college professor, and educational consultant, Heather brings deep experience working directly with students, parents, teachers, and administrators... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 8:30am - 8:45am

9:00am

Breakout Session 6
Friday April 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am

10:30am

Breakout Session 7
Friday April 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am

11:45am

Breakout Session 8
Friday April 24, 2020 11:45am - 12:30pm

12:30pm

Lunch & Giveaways
Friday April 24, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm