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Wednesday, March 9
 

8:00am

Pre-Conference Registration / Networking
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hanrahan

Daniel Hanrahan

Executive Director of Innovations, CESA 6
Twitter: @hanrahandanDan Hanrahan is the Executive Director of Innovations at CESA 6, Oshkosh, WI, with responsibility for Systems Design facilitation for the agency and consultant to school districts on Systems Design and Strategic Visioning. In addition, Dan leads the Technology Solutions Center where he oversees business planning, marketing, and web-application development and direct IT support services to schools and other governmental... Read More →


Wednesday March 9, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Dining Room

8:30am

Creating a Student-Centered Classroom, One Step at a Time
The pre-conference workshop will provide an in-depth look at designing inquiry and project-based learning, integrated with technology. Shelley will address components such as designing guiding questions that create structure and require depth, creating student-centred experiences with voice & choice, how to include students in planning and decision making, as well as assessment.

Participants should bring a unit to design, as there will be time throughout the workshop to begin this process. Shelley has worked with teachers from Kindergarten through post-secondary implementing inquiry and PBL.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Wright

Shelly Wright

Twitter: @wrightsroom | | Shelley Wright has been a teacher for fifteen years, as well as a K-8 administrator & Learning Consultant. She is also a National Faculty member for Buck Institute for Education and a PD Specialist for Discovery Education. Shelley received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a Master of Education in Ed Technology and Design. | Shelley’s passion in education is social justice, inquiry learning... Read More →


Wednesday March 9, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Dining Room
 
Thursday, March 10
 

7:30am

Registration, Networking
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hanrahan

Daniel Hanrahan

Executive Director of Innovations, CESA 6
Twitter: @hanrahandanDan Hanrahan is the Executive Director of Innovations at CESA 6, Oshkosh, WI, with responsibility for Systems Design facilitation for the agency and consultant to school districts on Systems Design and Strategic Visioning. In addition, Dan leads the Technology Solutions Center where he oversees business planning, marketing, and web-application development and direct IT support services to schools and other governmental... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Entrance

8:00am

The Power of Student Driven Learning
Alvin Toffler states, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” With the shift to the knowledge age, what do our classrooms need to look like to prepare our students for this reality? Shelley Wright speaks candidly about her journey from a traditional teacher to one whose classroom continuously tackled the belief that school should be “real life”. She speaks not only about the transformation that occurred in her, but her students, as well. Shelley’s keynote is powerful, honest, and inspiring.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Wright

Shelly Wright

Twitter: @wrightsroom | | Shelley Wright has been a teacher for fifteen years, as well as a K-8 administrator & Learning Consultant. She is also a National Faculty member for Buck Institute for Education and a PD Specialist for Discovery Education. Shelley received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a Master of Education in Ed Technology and Design. | Shelley’s passion in education is social justice, inquiry learning... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
Auditorium

9:30am

Building a Blended Math Program
Blended learning is an instructional approach combining online resources with personalized instruction and discussion to meet all students’ needs. Catalyst Charter Middle School has spent the past few school years personalizing our blended math curriculum to optimize student learning and growth. This session will cover the process used to build a middle school math curriculum and class structure around an online math program (ALEKS).

Speakers
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Josh Kollmann

Catalyst Charter Middle School 8th Grade Teacher, Catalyst Charter Middle School
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Kyle Sackett

6th grade PBL teacher, Catalyst Charter Middle School
Tweet: @SackettRMS



Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Board Room

9:30am

Let’s Get Together Yah! Yah! Yah!
The benefits of coaching and collaboration with colleagues are limitless. During this session learn the ups and downs of collaboration. Presenters will share tips on how to get started developing relationships to build trust in your collaborations. Tips on organizing and sharing resources to use while collaborating will also be discussed. Walk away with ready to use resources. *This workshop applies to both individuals that have and do not have instructional coaches.

Speakers
avatar for Dena Budrecki

Dena Budrecki

LMS, Plymouth Joint School District
Tweet: @denabud




Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 208

9:30am

Personal Learning Plans: Creating Personal Academic Road Map
In this session, we will discuss the importance of creating a personal academic road map in a student-centered environment. Personal learning plans are at the core of a student's experience at our school. We'll share how our students develop personal learning plans (PLPs) in our student-led, project-based high school. We will talk about how the development of PLPs has progressed at our school, as well as share examples of successful PLPs our students have created.

Speakers
PM

Pam Mumm

English LA Teacher, Cirrus High School
MR

Molly Radke

Teacher, Cirrus High School



Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 212-213

9:30am

Universal Design for Learning (UdL): A Framework for Personalized Learning
Explore Universal Design for Learning as the framework for Personalized Learning.  Take a first look at how to use the UDL framework of: access, engage and express to personalize learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Rugotska

Lori Rugotska

Coordinator, CESA 6
Twitter: @CESAsix | | CESA 6 Effectiveness Project | Educator Effectiveness | Learning and Assessment | WI State Assessment System | WISEdata | Assessment Data and Data Processes | Universal Design for Learning (UDL) | School Administration | Change Process and Systems Thinking




Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
205

10:40am

Being Part of an Environmental Junior/Senior High School
What’s it like to attend a school focused on environmental, place based and project based learning? Join us for a brief presentation from, and longer discussion with, staff, current students, and alumni of High Marq Environmental Charter School, a small public school for students in grades 7 through 12 located in Montello, Wisconsin.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Bolan

Amanda Bolan

Lead Teacher / Advisor, High Marq Environmental Charter School
avatar for Skylar L. Primm

Skylar L. Primm

Advisor / Lead Teacher, High Marq Environmental Charter School
Tweet: @skylarprimmI used to be a geologist. Now I teach project based learning at High Marq Environmental Charter School in Montello, Wisconsin. I strive for authenticity, mindfulness, and positivity. #EnviroEd #NWP #PBL #TeacherPowered




Thursday March 10, 2016 10:40am - 11:40am
Room 208

10:40am

Personal Learning Plans: The REAL Thing
Valley New School remains innovative with Personal Learning Plans, striving to develop the next generation of them for students and professionals. In this session, discover the power of setting measurable goals while developing skills. Learn to coach students to transform their learning with a meaningful, student-centered PLP that is an evolving, living entity and be able to provide constructive support. Take away a template to expand Personal Learning Plans at your school and in your life.

Speakers
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Helen Holmes

Academic Advisor, Valley New School
Tweet:@valleynewschoolAdvisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI) BA in English Language and Literature, Minor in Secondary Education, Texas Tech University. MSE in Professional Counseling, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Ms. Holmes has been an advisor at Valley New School since 2009 after having taught in the traditional classroom for ten years. In the traditional setting, she sought non-traditional methods that would allow students greater... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Luedtke

Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Tweet:@valleynewschoolAdvisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI) Regional Coordinator-Wisconsin Innovative Schools Network. B.S. in Education, Minor in English, Northern Illinois University. Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, a new innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District ten years ago. | | VNS continues to be a leading school and model... Read More →



Thursday March 10, 2016 10:40am - 11:40am
Board Room

10:40am

Welcome to our Inquiry, Project-based, Technology-embedded Classroom!
Shelley will discuss the nuts and bolts of an inquiry/PBL classroom that empowers students to take responsibility for their own learning, as well as some basic steps for teachers to begin implementing these practices in their own classrooms. She provides examples from her own classroom in subjects as diverse as science, math, English and technology. Additionally, she’ll discuss how to authentically integrate technology into learning, assessment, and how to help students articulate their learning and thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Wright

Shelly Wright

Twitter: @wrightsroom | | Shelley Wright has been a teacher for fifteen years, as well as a K-8 administrator & Learning Consultant. She is also a National Faculty member for Buck Institute for Education and a PD Specialist for Discovery Education. Shelley received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a Master of Education in Ed Technology and Design. | Shelley’s passion in education is social justice, inquiry learning... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:40am - 11:40am
205

11:40am

Lunch and Networking
Lunch is inlcuded with your registration.  Please join us in the Dining Room on the ground floor of the Stayer Center.

Thursday March 10, 2016 11:40am - 12:20pm
Dining Room

12:20pm

Personalized Learning-Year Two at Mayville Middle School
Mayville School District is in year two of Personalized Learning. The 5th grade team was the pilot crew! Our session will include conversation about how we started, our accomplishments and failures, and where we are now; passion projects, genius hour, competency based learning/grading, community involvement, learning lab opportunities, open learning spaces, co-teaching model, standard based assessments and proof of understanding, and so much more!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Schneider

Melissa Schneider

5th Grade Teacher, Mayville Middle School
Tweet:@schneider4techMy name is Melissa Schneider and I am a 5th grade teacher at Mayville Middle School in Mayville, WI. This is my 10th year teaching. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade as well as two years as our district's technology integrator. I have my master's degree in Educational Technology and a huge passion for Personalized Learning. This is our team's second year in Personalized Learning. I am a wife, and mother of two girls... Read More →
avatar for Peg Zarnott

Peg Zarnott

Mayville, 5th Grade Teacher



Thursday March 10, 2016 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 212-213

12:20pm

Play Their Music and They Will Dance
This presentation will look inside at what our school has done in order to meet the needs of all of our students. We will highlight our second grade team so that educators can see how we have used collaboration, co-teaching and inclusion to improve learning and the student experience. Our team consists of 2 classroom teachers, special education teacher, paraprofessional and administrator. (this is a fun group!)

Questions answered:


  • How can administrators help develop this culture in a building?

  • What can team collaboration look like?

  • How can inclusion be successful?

  • What roles are held in a functional co-teaching environment?




Speakers
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Kaitlyn Beck

Second Grade, Horizon El
avatar for Todd Hunt

Todd Hunt

Twitter: @toddehuntFormer 5th grade teacher and then principal. Most importantly, I am a dad to 3 great kids: 1,2, and 20. I am also a YOUNG :-) grandparent with my best friend Melanie.
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Kari Langenhahn

Cross Categorical Teacher, Horizon El
JW

Judy Woelfel

Second Grade Teacher, Horizon El



Thursday March 10, 2016 12:20pm - 1:20pm
Room 208

12:20pm

Wisconsin Media Lab’s Cost-free Online Resources
As educators ourselves, we know that you are inundated with expensive and low quality classroom resources. Come to Wisconsin Media Lab’s session and explore high-quality cost-free multimedia educational content for students in grades K-12. Wisconsin Media Lab delivers over 345 hours of educational video, covering everything from high school chemistry to art and design! You will also find online interactives and media production collections to meet the needs of today’s digital learner.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Legler

Kristin Legler

RtI Project Director, Leglar, Kristin
Twitter: @WIMediaLab | | Kristin Leglar is the Content and Outreach Manager at Wisconsin Media Lab. Kristin has ten years experience developing and managing educational multimedia resources. She has sixteen years of experience as an elementary school teacher and 3 years experience as an assistant principal. Kristin served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Kristin is passionate about providing... Read More →



Thursday March 10, 2016 12:20pm - 1:20pm
205

1:30pm

Making Learning Meaningful through Academic & Career Planning
Academic & Career Planning is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students cultivate their visions for success, through self-exploration, career exploration, and career management and planning skills. Attend this session to hear from DPI and a local school district to learn more about the preparation, planning, and partnering required for a quality delivery system that integrates ACP to personalize the K12 experience for EACH student, making informed decisions about their futures.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Kroyer-Kubicek

Robin Kroyer-Kubicek

Career Pathways Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Tweet:@WisDPI_ACPRobin is a currently certified, former high school science teacher with a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; a Leadership Certificate in Career Pathways; and Leadership Training from the International Center for Leadership in Education. As a consultant, she has worked the last five years with Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development to revise and update YA programs in WI. She is actively involved in the... Read More →
avatar for Laura Schmidt

Laura Schmidt

Strategic Advisor to the Superintendent, School District of New Berlin
I received by Bachelor's of Business Administration in the Management of Computer Systems from UW-Whitewater and my Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Leadership Studies from Marquette. I worked for Northwestern Mutual Life for 15 years and managed teams responsible for technology research, enterprise systems, and the field usability process. I later served as Executive Director for an Education Foundation, Director of College and... Read More →



Thursday March 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 212-213

1:30pm

Personalizing Learning Through Student-Directed Inquiry Projects
Learn strategies to personalize student learning by incorporating inquiry-based learning in your school or classroom. The goal of an inquiry is to allow students to study various disciplines and subjects, master content standards, and develop and apply solutions through a topic of interest. Learn the value of inquiry-based learning, the process involved (from brainstorming ideas to community presentations), the role of the teacher and peers, and tools used to guide this type of learning.

This session is designed for teachers and administrators at the middle and high school level.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Bardon

Erica Bardon

School Coordinator, Kettle Moraine Global
Twitter: @ericabardonErica has been involved with the design and development of KM Global since the start of the school, and also serves on the KM Global Governance Board. As the School Coordinator, Erica has a variety of responsibilities including working with students as a learning coach, developing leadership curriculum, and making connections with the community. Erica received her Bachelor's degree in Consumer Science and her Master's... Read More →
avatar for Michele Koper

Michele Koper

Director, KM Global School for Global Leadership and Innovation
Twitter: @michelekoperMichele is the Director of KM Global, a high school that focuses on developing global perspective and leadership through a personalized learning design. She has several years of experience designing and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and online/blended learning programs. Prior to her current position, she was a secondary social studies teacher for several years. Michele has a Bachelor of... Read More →



Thursday March 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

Virtual Field Trips
This session will cover several of the Google Street View tools that provide a unique, up-close view of everything from art museums to the Statue of Liberty. Learn how to open your classroom and virtually travel with your students like never before! From historical locations to places in your book. Discover tools that will allow you to invite scientists, authors and other famous figures to collaborate with your students right in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Aggie Salter

Aggie Salter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Montello School District
Agnieszka Salter @Americans2012 has been teaching elementary music and has been the district technology coach at Montello Schools. Aggie is a Google Educator and Google Education Trainer, iPad/Tablet and Flipped Classroom certified educator who provides training for various districts. Aggie has spent several years as the Technology Integration Leadership Program Coach and presented at DeICE, Google Summits, SLATE, WEMTA, Summer Spark and... Read More →




Thursday March 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
205

2:40pm

Flipped Classroom and Gaming
In this session, the presenter shares a unique web-based platform called KP Compass for creating a blended “flipped classroom." Through use of interactive games, a student-centered learning environment is created. The personal tutor tracks students’ understanding levels and helps them achieve mastery through interactions with the online content, allowing the teacher to spend more time with both students who struggle and those who are gifted.

Speakers
avatar for Aggie Salter

Aggie Salter

Instructional Technology Specialist, Montello School District
Agnieszka Salter @Americans2012 has been teaching elementary music and has been the district technology coach at Montello Schools. Aggie is a Google Educator and Google Education Trainer, iPad/Tablet and Flipped Classroom certified educator who provides training for various districts. Aggie has spent several years as the Technology Integration Leadership Program Coach and presented at DeICE, Google Summits, SLATE, WEMTA, Summer Spark and... Read More →




Thursday March 10, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
205

2:40pm

Personalizing 5th Grade Math
I am a 5th grade classroom teacher who after being inspired by Pernille Ripp in early 2014, have been on a journey of transforming my thinking and my math classroom. I will be sharing my classroom environment, structures to transform Common Core content into choices for students, student goal setting, and student led conferences.  

Speakers
PK

Portia Kalinka

Teacher, Kiel Mid
Middle School Personalized Learning - 5th grade Math



Thursday March 10, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 208

2:40pm

The Inquiry Continuum: Engaging Learners through Teacher-Directed and Student-Directed Inquiry
There is growing consensus that greater student engagement leads to greater student achievement (Cummins, et al.,2005; Flessa et al., 2010; Leithwood, McAdie, Bascia, & Rodrigue, 2006; Willms, Friesen, & Milton, 2009). Research suggests that students are more likely to develop as engaged, self-directed learners in inquiry-based classrooms (Jang, Reeve & Deci, 2010; NCREL online). 

In this session, participants will learn about the inquiry continuum from teacher-directed to student-teacher-directed inquiry. Understanding the inquiry continuum will help teachers feel comfortable with inquiry and understand how inquiry empowers students, yet can look very different depending on the discipline and the learning targets. 

Speakers
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Valerie Schmitz

Coordinator, CESA 6 Effectiveness Project, CESA 6
Twitter: @CESAsix
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Cheryl Simonson

Curriculum & Instruction, CESA 6
Twitter: @CESAsix



Thursday March 10, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 212-213