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Wednesday, April 22
 

8:00am

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

8:00am

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

11:15am

11:15am

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

11:15am

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

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
TBA

12:00pm

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

1:00pm

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

3:00pm

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

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
TBA

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
TBA

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
TBA

4:00pm

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

7:30am

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

7:30am

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

8:30am

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 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 →


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

9:00am

Keynote from Dr Steve Perry - "My kids will learn because I will teach"
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
TBA

10:15am

A Sustainability Plan That Works!
One of the major barriers for charters is their financial sustainability after grants run out. School tours become interruptive and don't benefit student learning, while bake sales bring in pennies. In this session, we will provide you with an example of a sustainability plan that not only raises a great deal of money in a single night, but also provides an opportunity for students to showcase their skill, hard work AND promotes your school to the community!

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

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

10:15am

Innovating through Writing: Using Scriptotherapy to Help Students Explore Trauma
Writing in the form of scriptotherapy has been used by mental health specialists to address their clients’ traumas (e.g., Bland, 1979; Pennebaker, 2004), but it has not been widely used with K-12 students. Yet, teachers knowledgeable about common rhetorical purposes (e.g., Kinneavy, 1969) can be trained to engage students in various writing activities (e.g., Milner, Milner, & Mitchell, 2016) as a means of assisting them in expressing their reactions to their own traumatic experiences.

Speakers
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Suzanne Swiderski

University of Wisconsin-Parkside


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

Learn Together-Breaking from Script
In this new era of change in public education when we are asking our students to think outside the box, it would be only reasonable for school systems to do the same. We all “Learn Together” through the power of memories, moments and challenges. Therefore, Woburn Public Schools broke from script and recreated a “one of a kind” opening day experience for staff that emphasized relationships, community, and connections. Why? This gave teachers and administrations an “experience” to think creatively in their classrooms and everyday lives. Looking for ways to break from script in your school district? Come learn together with US!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Thifault

Susan Thifault

Curriculum Director, K-12 Visual and Performing Art, Woburn Public Schools
avatar for Courtney Young

Courtney Young

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, Woburn Public Schools


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

Thinking Outside Your Walls, Creating a Cross-Curricular Experience
Find out how two Career and Technical Education teachers at Kaleidoscope Academy are stepping outside of their classrooms to increase engagement while creating entrepreneurial, and authentic, cross-curricular experiences for their students. This session will ask you to "think outside your walls" with project based learning. Come as a pair and gather ideas to design a project that you can start right away.


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

Zoom, Ning and Canva-Tech Tools For A More Connected School Community
It's no secret that new technology tools are continually changing the way we communicate with members of our school community. In this session, we will demonstrate three of the tools we use at eAchieve Academy; Zoom for convenient online interaction with students and parents, Ning to create a controlled, monitored online student social network, and Canva for creating engaging social media messages.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Schulteis

Christopher Schulteis

Logistics and Marketing Manager, eAchieve Academy - Wisconsin
I have been working on the front lines of virtual K-12 education since 2008; overseeing eAchieve Academy's transition from a corporate managed program to an independent virtual school operated by the school district. I work directly with students and parents to overcome the technological... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

11:30am

Breakout Session 2
Thursday April 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
TBA

11:30am

Empowered, Expert Learners-The Goal of UDL
No matter what model or approach your school has at the heart of its work, the goal is to develop empowered, expert learners. During this session, participants will assess their approach to developing empowered expert learners and discover how the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework can provide practices to further student ownership of their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mia Chmiel

Mia Chmiel

Associate Director of School Improvement Services, CESA 9


Thursday April 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
TBA

11:30am

Free Tech Tools and How to Use Them in Your Classroom
Who doesn’t love free classroom resources? In this session, you will gain a whole tool box of free and easy websites, along with tips on how to incorporate them into topics your students are already studying. We will explore the websites as a group, brainstorm how they can be used, and try them out! Sites discussed will focus on student creativity, peer collaboration, and personalized learning. Come join the session and build your tool box!

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Martin

Shanna Martin

Personalized Learning Coordinator, Lomira Middle School


Thursday April 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
TBA

11:30am

Providing Specially Designed Instruction within Personalized Learning
The Endrew F. v Douglas County Supreme Court decision in 2017 clarified the expectations for "specially designed instruction" under special education law. Schools must assure that students with IEPs are provided evidence-based interventions "reasonably calculated" to enable the student to make "appropriate progress" and get “measurable educational benefit” in the general education curriculum. This presentation will explore SDI for schools with a personalized learning approach.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
TBA

11:30am

Sometimes Innovation Means Resuming What Once Was
In education, reform usually means change, change connotes progress, progress indicates improvement. However, change for change's sake does not guarantee improvement. It can seem as if innovation and reform have had little to no significant or lasting impact on student learning, There comes a time when innovative thinking needs to look backward rather than forward, to what has been rather than what can be, to what has worked but was abandoned in the interest of "progress".


Thursday April 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm
TBA

12:15pm

Lunch
Thursday April 23, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Breakout Session 3
Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Flip the Script: How to Make Your Teachers Want The Principal Inside The Classroom
Let’s face it, teachers don’t like principals in their classrooms. The best leaders are great teachers, yet most professional development happens outside of the classroom. In a learner driven school where people treat students like equal human beings who have minds of their own, principals need to model for teachers how to respond to their students where it counts, in the minute-by-minute actions of the classroom. We will show how distributing leadership, overcoming teacher resistance and redefining power dynamics can re-prioritize a principal’s daily schedule to allow more time for the principal to coach in the classrooms.

Speakers
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Madeleine Ciliotta-Young

Urban Assembly School for Green Careers NY
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Whitney Fink

Peace and Education Coalition High School IL


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...and Beyond!
Hands on, hands in! There’s a wonderful world outside, not on a screen. Unplug and experience things first hand. SOAR’s mission includes learning outside the walls. Whether the experience is urban or rural, forest or field, industry or nature, it’s all valuable learning. We’ll show you what there is to learn from taking students on a field study...not a field trip, because these are learning opportunities! Come join us for an interactive session you won’t soon forget!

Speakers
avatar for Robin Indermuehle

Robin Indermuehle

Advisor, SOAR MS Charter - Northland Pines
Robin Indermuehle has been teaching at SOAR Middle School for 5 years. Previously she taught High School Life Science and worked with At-Risk students. She grew up in Northern Minnesota where she developed a love of the natural environment. She works to convey this to students in... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Libby

Jeffrey Libby

SOAR Charter Middle School - Northland Pines School District
Jeffrey Libby is in his second year at SOAR. After living in Los Angeles for 24 years Jeffrey relocated to Wisconsin in 2017. Jeff feels his previous life experiences in the Arts provide him with the broad perspective he shares with his students. Jeff is a zealous advocate for the... Read More →
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Carol Pluedeman

SOAR MS Charter - Northland Pines


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Mission & Values Driven Education
All schools have a mission & vision, but not all schools are truly living them out on a daily basis. In this session we will examine how your mission & vision can either support or stagnant student learning & your school’s future. Be prepared to take a deep dive into your own schools mission and vision as we examine how they reflect what you hope to be happening in your school everyday.

Speakers

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

MTSS Culture: Teaching Students a Growth Mindset through Intervention Programming
Join us to explore the MTSS Academic Intervention & Mentoring Program in District 127, which has supported students in academic and social emotional gains over the course of an academic year. We will discuss curriculum and culture, successes and setbacks, myths and truths, data collection and analysis procedures, logistics of student and teacher scheduling, team meetings and agendas, research and findings, and necessary teacher and staff contributions.

Speakers
LC

Leigh Cavanaugh

Grayslake Central High School IL
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Stacy Custodio

Grayslake Central High School
avatar for Kevin Farrell

Kevin Farrell

English Teacher, Grayslake Central High School


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Student Project Presentations
Students from DC Everest Idea School will discuss the value of community presentation nights and how they up the stakes of the project process.

Speakers
avatar for Jacques du Vair

Jacques du Vair

Idea School
Jacques du Vair has been an educator for 21 years, including time as an English teacher, Dean of Students and At-Risk teacher. He has spent the last 6 years founding and working as an advisor at DC Everest Idea School. A strong believer in student-driven learning.
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Luke Stachovak

Idea School
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Aaron Riemer

Idea School


Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Swimming Upstream: Innovating in a Public Elementary School
Over the past 5 years, the teachers of Sandburg Elementary (a diverse public school located in Madison, WI) have aimed to innovate within the constraints of the age of accountability. In this session, we will share the factors that have limited as well as contributed to our successes in creating thematic units and implementing project-based learning, as well as what we plan to do next: putting social justice at the forefront of this work.

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Chris Rago

Sandburg Elementary
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Ben Hulbert

4/5 Bilingual Resource Teacher--Personalized Learning Teacher, Sandburg Elementary
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Thursday April 23, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

Cookie Break
Thursday April 23, 2020 2:15pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Breakout Session 4
Thursday April 23, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm
TBA

2:30pm

Using WISEdash to Tell Your School Story
"WISEdash is a data portal that uses 'dashboards,' or visual collections of graphs and tables, to provide multi-year education data about Wisconsin schools. During this session, participants will learn how to navigate several features to tell the "data story" of their school. The discussion will also focus on how to leverage a school's data story with the school community and stakeholders.

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Mia Chmiel

Associate Director of School Improvement Services, CESA 9


Thursday April 23, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:30pm

6-12 Math Ed Thinktank
What does Mathematics Education need to look like to prepare our students for their (not ours) future goals and environments in a twenty first century culture. This is session is for any 6-12 Math Education stakeholder who wants to discuss how to help our students for their future needs, not just reflect on our past practices. Topics to be brought up include but are not limited to: curriculum and course sequence, assessment practices, instructional practices, the role of technology, and classroom / environment structur

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Eric Anderson

Direrctor of Learning 9-12 Mathematics, Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance
Eric Anderson has been a Mathematics educator for over twenty years at both secondary and post-secondary levels. He is the Mathematics Specialist for KM Perform, he also currently serves as the Director of Learning for Mathematics 9-12 on the Kettle Moraine High School Campus and... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Breakout Session 5
Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Creating Classroom Culture through Circles
Student success and academic achievement start with building community in the classroom. Is your learning space safe, welcoming, and set up for student success? Experience and hear about practical steps on how to start, manage circles in your classroom, and build long-lasting, positive relationships in your classroom.

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Poyee Xiong

External Coach, Appleton Area School District
Poyee Xiong is a Multi-Level Systems of Support Behavioral Coach for the Appleton Area School District. In her role, she coaches teachers and leadership teams to establish positive behavior intervention systems within their schools. Prior to that, she spent almost a decade in the... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Designing a Path to Guide Your Personalized Learning Mission
A clear mission and vision, focused on learner centered practices, is essential to developing an ecosystem that supports personalized learning. The Institute for Personalized Learning has developed a framework, curated resources and developed a strong network to support this work. Learners will be introduced to our model for learner centered practice, develop a path of implementation using high leverage elements to guide their work, and attend mini-breakout sessions to learn the “how” for those elements.

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Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →
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Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts of America to his experiences as an educator and instructional... Read More →
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Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Let's Go Shopping: Leveraging Resiliency
Do you find life to be smooth sailing as everything for you and others goes right? We didn't think so. Being effective personally and professionally over the long haul and avoiding burnout requires a tremendous amount of resiliency. Join us for this highly interactive workshop to develop your resilience roadmap and “shop” for strategies to strengthen physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy while developing new well-being habits on your journey.


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Take the Mystery Out of Teaching and Create Circle of Freedom Classrooms Based On Student Intentions!
In a learner driven school students must be free to act, speak, think, and build without teacher micromanagement. In The Circle of Freedom classrooms, students have the full autonomy and responsibility to learn and maintain a non-segregated school community where teachers follow-in to student intentions. In these classrooms, student autonomy does not lead to chaos; rather, it leads to engagement and higher achievement. Participants will leave knowing the theoretical and practical applications of student intentionality, including three new pedagogies for reading, writing and content areas, so students can create their own interpretive and textual communities across all subject areas.

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Madeleine Ciliotta-Young

Urban Assembly School for Green Careers NY
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Whitney Fink

Peace and Education Coalition High School IL


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

The Fork in the Road of Education: When Innovation Isn't Enough
School leaders often face a fork in the road as they seek to provide meaningful and lasting change. As school leaders, the most powerful tool we have is the culture we create in our schools. School culture is the elasticity that allows a school to grow and stretch. Creating a disruptive culture centers around questions that ask, “why,” “what if” and “do we need to do that.” Simply, disruption aims to challenge a status quo culture that often protects and perpetuates school as usual. Leaders must model this risk-taking in all facets of school leadership. This session will provide examples and a pathway to sustain a disruptive culture to improve a school’s learning environment.

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Jeff Schagrin

Grayslake North High School
Jeff Schagrin is currently the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Grayslake North High School, District 127. He has served as teacher, department chair, and director for student activities. Jeff has presented extensively on program evaluation, academic interventions... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

3:30pm

Who Tells Your Story?
Our schools and kids are doing amazing things. But how do we share what's happening when we a) have a variety of audiences; b) want to make the kids (not us as leaders) the focus without minimizing the impact of our school; c) have random successes and broad school data? Borrowing ideas from nonprofit fundraising and community/political organizing, we'll workshop ways to share the success of your school or program in a way that uses positive anecdotes or personal examples to represent the broader impact in a way that is memorable, authentic, and persuasive. You'll leave with at least one story to tell to a parent, district leader, or donor and understand how to adapt the story for other purposes and audiences.

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Aaron Seligman

Director, UW System Administration Office of Educational Opportunity


Thursday April 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

4:45pm

Happy Hour
Thursday April 23, 2020 4:45pm - 6:30pm
TBA

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
 

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Breakfast
Friday April 24, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Updates and Logistics
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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 →
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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 →


Friday April 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

9:45am

Breakout Session 6
Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:45am

Creating a Classroom Culture Around Wonder and Curiosity
Curiosity is the fuel for discovery, inquiry, and understanding. Cultivating this curiosity in our classrooms will jump start intrinsic motivation and allow for deeper learning. In this session educators will explore strategies to create curious thinkers and uncover opportunities to build wonder in the classroom. Let’s make exploration, fun, and curiosity a part of their day, every day!

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Kate Sommerville

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Kate Sommerville serves as a Professional Development Specialist at the Institute.Kate spent 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled... Read More →
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Dria Setter

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
As a Professional Development Specialist for the Institute, Dria brings 18 years of elementary education experience including work with technology integration, differentiation for gifted and talented students, personalized learning, and most recently, work as a Learning Coach.  She... Read More →
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Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts of America to his experiences as an educator and instructional... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:45am

Creating Environments of Success
Environments of Success™ teaches educators and organizations how to develop and implement specific behaviors and mindsets that are used by the world’s most successful individuals and organizations. It is based on more than 40 years of research and helps schools identify both their current reality and their desired end result. Environments of Success will help schools to increase student learning, tackle daily challenges, attain all goals and create a culture of collaboration, support and innovation.

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Michele Andorfer

Director, School District of Gilman
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Walter Leipart

School District of Gilman


Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:45am

Ditch the Rewards Systems and Build A We-ness Culture Instead!
Reward systems send the message to kids that they should adhere to market norms, not social norms. When educators ask students to act for reasons other than social norms, they commodify their relationship with them and damage the ability to build a cooperative community. We will present a therapeutic approach to building a cooperative school culture where students learn how to act by taking full responsibility for each other’s behaviors, learning, attendance, and cooperation. Participants will learn to establish agreed upon universal social norms with sustainable in-classroom structures for students and staff to consistently respond when norms are broken.

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Whitney Fink

Peace and Education Coalition High School IL


Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:45am

Jeopardy! What is Effective Board Governance
Effective governing boards ask wise questions and measure what matters most. They also have a sound understanding of the distinction between governance and management. This session, presented in the format of the Jeopardy game show, will ask attendees to formulate wise questions in response to common scenarios. Attendees will have fun learning some national best practices in charter school governance and leave with samples of wise questions they can ask at their upcoming meetings.

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Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
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9:45am

The Mastery Approach
The Mastery Approach is a customized learning process and technology incorporating the best educational practices using investigations, self-reflection, and feedback designed for a student to reach their full potential. Tilton School will describe their journey in re-imagining education and The Mastery Approach. A candid conversation of failures and the lessons learned. Participants get a working understanding of structures, meeting design, and tools they can use at their own school.

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Shannon Parker

Director of Innovation and Teaching, Tilton School NH
Shannon joined the Tilton community in the fall of 2017 as the Director of Innovation and Teacher. Holding a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and a Master's of Arts from Western New Mexico University, she brings a wealth of experiences having been a math teacher for... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:45am

Walk Listen and Learn with The Walking Classroom
Objectives are to inform attendees about the research-based link between exercise and cognitive function, explain the features of The Walking Classroom, and give them a chance to experience the program. Attendees will Walk, Listen and Learn! The Walking Classroom aligns with academic standards for grades 4 - 8 and supports academic enrichment, increased physical activity, SEL, and health literacy. Program benefits include improved learning, better engagement, and clear improvements around mood and behavior.

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Dave Yoder

Sales Representative, The Walking Classroom Institute
Dave Yoder has been with The Walking Classroom for one year with responsibility for calling on schools and OST programs, to raise awareness of The Walking Classroom. He was most recently with Gumdrop Books and has worked for Permabound as well.


Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:45am

WRITE CLUB
Rules of WRITE CLUB: #1 You do not talk about Write Club. #2 You DO NOT talk about Write Club. #3 If someone says STOP or goes limp, the write is over. #4 One write at a time. #5 No shirts, no shoes. #6 Writes will go on as long as they have to. #7 If this is your first night at WRITE CLUB, you HAVE to write. WRITE CLUB is an interactive creative experience shared by teachers and students. WRITE CLUB is prompt-based, and is tailored to both meet students at their level, and push them toward higher levels. WRITE CLUB builds class culture and community, allows for student choice and student ownership, and works to demystify the writing process.

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Meg Murray

East Side High School - Newark Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2020 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:15am

Breakout Session 7
Friday April 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

Building Resilience Through a Trauma-Informed Approach
Three years ago, our students needed more social-emotional support, teachers were frustrated, student services personnel were exhausted, and we were searching for answers. In response, we began a school-wide, community involved initiative to develop resilience by focusing on the impact of trauma on learning. Since then, our school has developed students’ ability to face stress while keeping them academically engaged. This workshop will provide you with our research-based action plan to becoming a trauma-sensitive school.

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Neil Lesinski

Principal, Cary-Grove High School - District 155
Neil Lesinski currently serves as principal of Cary-Grove High School in Cary, Illinois where he leads an incredible team of educators focused on providing a culture that supports all students. He has held prior positions as a tennis coach, English teacher, English Department Chair... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

Connecting the Dots: Lessons From the Legal World to Show How Your Innovative Idea or Model Will Fill Unmet Needs
We all have ideas or innovative instructional or school models - but simply a) describing the current environment as "not serving all kids" or b) needing to "do something different" isn't enough. Learn strategies to refine your idea to help address specific needs of your community, and to demonstrate this connection on paper in a proposal or charter/grant application. Apply legal brief writing frameworks to show the facts, set a standard, and how your idea will meet that standard. Session will include a presentation, short simulation, and feedback.

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Aaron Seligman

Director, UW System Administration Office of Educational Opportunity


Friday April 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

Racially Conscious Teaching
We teach who we are first and the curriculum second. In a country where 80% of teachers are white and most are not racially conscious we need to work to first learn about ourselves as racial beings before we can effectively teach all kids. This session will take a dive into race, racial consciousness, bias, critical race theory and how to use all of these as tools to evaluate your curriculum, classroom and interactions with students, colleagues and families.

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Tasha O'Malley

Science Teacher, Sun Prairie High School - Sun Prairie Area School District
I am a life science teacher at Sun Prairie High School. I teach Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 and Ecology (in some years). I have a passion for science and using science to look critically at the world to find injustices and inequities that exist. I aim to equip my students... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

Using Microteaching as a Means of Developing Collective Teacher Efficacy
Collective teacher efficacy, "the shared belief by a group of teachers in a particular educational environment that they have the skills to positively impact student outcomes" (Visible Learning Metax, 2020), boasts an effect size of over 3 years' growth in one year's time (d = 1.39). This session will explore how microteaching (d = 0.88) can be implemented as a means to increasing collective teacher efficacy through the use of teacher-friendly technology and meaningful collaboration.

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Matthew McDaniel, Ph.D.

Principal, Caldwell School District
Dr. Matthew McDaniel is the principal of Lewis and Clark Elementary School in the Caldwell School District (Caldwell, ID), which serves a minority-majority population with over 90% of students coming from low-income families and over 20% of the student population considered to be... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in an Elementary Classroom
Do you want to learn how to use technology to enhance your teaching and maximize student learning? With all the overwhelming possibilities for technology on the market today, how do you choose what works best for you and your students? Come hear about how Lincoln STEM began their technology journey. We will be digging into the use of Chromebooks, iPads, 3D printers, engraving tools, and hydroponic units and how they can enrich student learning.

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Jessica Wiedenfeld

First Grade, Lincoln STEM Elementary - Watertown
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Liz Atkins

Lincoln STEM - Watertown


Friday April 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch & Giveaways
Friday April 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Big Data and Smart Meters: The Centerpiece of Local STEM Education
Leverage your best source of real data, your school building energy meters, to build students' critical data analysis and science communication skills. When students collect and analyze their own energy data it provides meaning other data cannot. Incorporating data into curricula supports research that using personal data impacts student desire to pursue STEM activities. Pairing data with inquiry-based instruction produces important value for students’ data literacy, scientific development, and confidence to affect positive environmental changes.

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Annie Baker

Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) - University of Wisconsin-Stevens
My interests and role revolve around behavior change strategies for energy efficiency & conservation, including K-12 education, gamification, & influencing social norms. I have a B.S. in Park Management & Conservation and a M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, both from Kansas State... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Breakout Session 8
Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Forming PBL Partnerships in a Traditional School Setting
Who do we want our learners to become and how do we find our people? We'll share our model for implementing a project-based mindset in collaboration with a team of people in a traditional school setting. Come meet with us to learn the power of joining forces and exploring successful strategies for fostering empowered learners, creative communicators, and global collaborators.

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LeahRae Rusu

1st Grade Teacher, Taylor Prairie - Monona Grove School District
I am an educator, maker, innovator, and collaborator. I am passionate about connecting people to new learning experiences and creating community. Project-based learning, design thinking, social-emotional learning, and community outreach are at the core of what kids do in my clas... Read More →
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Elizabeth Wodzinski

Taylor Prairie - Monona Grove School District


Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

How's It Going? Strategies for Authorizers, Boards, and Schools to Share Progress Beyond Annual Reports
Annual reports, budgets, school improvement plans, and other compliance documents are a necessary part of school oversight and accountability, but what happens in between? How can schools provide better and more evidence-based updates to boards and charter school authorizers during the school year without creating additional administrative burdens? Come prepared to share and learn strategies for sharing progress and addressing challenges more regularly, constructively, and efficiently.

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Aaron Seligman

Director, UW System Administration Office of Educational Opportunity


Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

Personalizing PD for Ed Tech and Personalized Learning: Using Data to Inform Growth in Communities of Practice
In this workshop, participants will use the Mapping Personalized Learning survey to reflect on their own practices using educational technology and personalized learning. Working in collaborative teams, participants will design strategies for growth and identify systemic constraints. Formative feedback from the survey, discussion with colleagues and other tools will be modelled as data sources for informed decision making.

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Gerald Dryer

Director of Research, UW Madison
Gerald Dryer Is the Research Director for the Personalization in Practice research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research explores the relation between social justice and personalized learning in schools. His 24 year career as an educator includes classroom practice... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

Using Conscious Discipline to Build Your School Family
Park Community Charter School (4K-4) has used Conscious Discipline school wide since 2012. We have seen a dramatic decrease in office referrals and an increase in test scores for our economically disadvantaged students. Our kids feel safe, connected and part of a caring school family and Conscious Discipline helped make that happen. Learn how Social Emotional Learning is not a lesson taught in isolation but a way of life in our school with Conscious Discipline.

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Friday April 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Collaborative Coaching Room
Friday April 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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