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Tuesday, April 26
 

3:00pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

Cultivating Trust and Collaboration in Educator Teams
Investing in collaborative practices creates better working conditions for teachers and better learning environments for students. Join us as we discuss strategies to build trust amongst your team and improve the quality and effectiveness of collaboration at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Skylar L. Primm (he/him)

Skylar L. Primm (he/him)

Wisconsin Network Leader, Teacher-Powered Schools
Skylar L. Primm has more than a decade of teaching experience in student-centered, teacher-powered, project-based schools. Since 2011, he has served as co-lead teacher at High Marq Environmental Charter School in Montello, Wisconsin, where students in grades 6-12 co-create their... Read More →
avatar for Amy Junge

Amy Junge

Director of Teacher-Powered Schools, Teacher-Powered Schools
Amy Junge is a former California public elementary and middle school teacher and assistant principal. She started working with teacher-powered schools in 2009 and was a contributing author for Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots. Today... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Zoom Room 1

3:30pm CDT

Equity Through Relationship-Centered Learning Environments
This session will provide opportunities for participants to learn how to increase relationship-centered practices within their classroom to center and cultivate equity. This session will also examine how relationships within the learning environment are a critical ingredient to respond to inequities within the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Soumya Palreddy, PhD

Soumya Palreddy, PhD

Consultant, Palreddy-Lowe Learning Lab
Soumya (pronunciation: SOH-myuh, she/her) is an anti-bias anti-racism educator in progress, licensed psychologist, and trainer. Bringing warmth and energy, she provides training and promotes transformative change in the areas of health care inequities, centering anti-racism, leadership... Read More →
avatar for Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

Education Consultant, Palreddy-Lowe Learning Lab
Ian (pronunciation: EE - uh n, he/him) is an educator based in Wisconsin with 15 years of experience teaching in the classroom. As a teacher and student advisor, Ian mentors students and staff on how to center justice and equity through course and project design-- anchored by essential... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Zoom Room 2

3:30pm CDT

Introducing the Center For Antiracist Education and Antiracist Principles
Educators want to address racism in school but don’t always know how. The Center for Anti-Racist Education's (CARE) professional learning is designed with a clear set of antiracist skills, behaviors, and practices at the center.

In this session attendees will be engaged in the following:
  • Learn who CARE is and what they have to offer.
  • Explore Antiracist Education and the CARE Principles.
  • Unpack and engage with the CARE Antiracist Framework.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Brazzel

Brittany Brazzel

Professional Development Specialist, Center for Antiracist Education - Stand for Children
Brittany is an innovative content creator and dynamic educator who uses her lived experiences and gift of storytelling to generate authentic engagement and collaboration. During her time as a high school social studies teacher, she worked diligently to teach a curriculum that empowers... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Zoom Room 3

3:30pm CDT

Teachers On the Brink Avoiding Teacher Burnout
Half of all teachers leave the profession within their first five years. Of those that remain, a sizeable chunk are simply burned out: they lose the fire that drew them to the profession. In this session, learn the most important steps educators can take to help them teach, passionately and effectively, in the most sustainable way. Discover the common characteristics that drive those teachers who change lives, year after year, for decades. Learn to employ work-life balance strategies to ensure you are working a reasonable amount of hours each week, while still teaching with your full heart and soul.

Speakers
avatar for Terra Tarango

Terra Tarango

Director, Van Andel Institute for Education
Terra Tarango is an accomplished advocate in the education industry with more than 20 years experience in educational publishing and services. Terra serves as Director of Van Andel Institute where she oversees innovative student programs, game-changing professional development, and... Read More →
avatar for Kate Langmeyer

Kate Langmeyer

Van Andel Institute


Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Zoom Room 4
 
Wednesday, April 27
 

8:30am CDT

WRCCS School Development Day Welcome Video
This session will not be a live video session please watch the video below and have an amazing day at the Virtual WRCCS School Development Day and ISN Conference.

WATCH WRCCS WELCOME VIDEO
Welcome to the 2022 WRCCS School Development Day! We are excited for a great day of learning! You will see asynchronous videos, panel discussions, and informational sessions offered throughout the day. Each synchronous learning opportunity has an embedded Zoom link so you can join the session. Zoom links will go live 10 minutes prior to the session. If there is not a session that aligns with your interests or you do not see something that meets your needs, complete the WRCCS Personalized Support Form and we can create a personalized experience for you after the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Pretasky

Nick Pretasky

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CESA 9
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 27, 2022 8:30am - 8:45am CDT
https://youtu.be/Gwo2GYPNlm0

9:00am CDT

ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series: Wildlands School - Making Innovation Sustainable
ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series: Wildlands School - Making Innovation Sustainable

Join Paul Tweed as he discusses the founding of Wildlands School and the intentional approach to ensure its sustainability for years to come.  Paul also shares his insights and experience with supporting charter school leadership transition.

Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
https://youtu.be/HikAhYOmO10

9:00am CDT

Interview Panel: We are here! Connecting with Families, Community, and Other Stakeholders
Interview Panel featuring WRCCS Peer Support Schools

Engaging with families can have strong positive outcomes for students. Charter schools that engage with the community benefit from more outside of school learning, financial sustainability, and promote a positive image of the school. Topics in this panel will include strategies for partnering with families, ideas for involving community partners, and a discussion of specific positive outcomes caused by family and community engagement.

Panel
Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC)
Ouisconsing (OSC)
Class Act Charter School




Speakers
avatar for Paula Zwicke

Paula Zwicke

Teacher/Advisor, Class ACT Charter School
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, a Master of Arts in Education from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, an alternative... Read More →
avatar for Angela Andersson

Angela Andersson

Principal, Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum
Dr. Angela Andersson graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts and in 1995 with a Ph.D. in political science. She taught political science at Loyola University Chicago before starting to teach in Kenosha Unified in 2000. In January 2006, she began planning... Read More →
avatar for Allie Stone

Allie Stone

Advisor, Ouisconsing
Greetings! I'm Allie Stone, one of the founders of Ouisconsing School of Collaboration (OSC). OSC is a public charter school serving grades 3-5 in a multiage setting in Lodi, WI. I love collaborating with others in many different capacities through coaching, consulting, or mentoring... Read More →

Facilitator
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Charter School Program Consultant, WRCCS
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools supporting the development of high performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin. Chamomile... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

9:00am CDT

Interview Panel: Working as a District Instrumentality Charter School
Interview Panel featuring WRCCS Peer Support Schools

Operating a charter school as an instrument of a school district has advantages and challenges. Please come join charter school leaders from around the state as they share their experiences leading instrumentality charter schools. Topics will include finance, governance board/authorizer relations, and shared services.

Panel
Northland Pines Montessori
Kaleidoscope Academy
Arise Virtual

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Molitor

Alexandra Molitor

Principal, Kaleidoscope Academy
DP

David Parr

ARISE Virtual Academy
avatar for Tony Duffek

Tony Duffek

PRINCIPALS, NORTHLAND PINES
Tony Duffek is a principal in Northland Pines School District. He currently is principal of St. Germain Elementary School and the Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center. Tony Duffek his been one of the founding members of two charter schools (one a project basee middle school... Read More →

Facilitator
avatar for Nick Pretasky

Nick Pretasky

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CESA 9
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 27, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm2

10:00am CDT

ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series: Northwest Passage High School - Making the PBL Pivot
ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series Northwest Passage High School:  Making the PBL Pivot
Join Peter Wieczorek and learn how Northwest Passage High School has implemented a freshman cohort designed to support students with a successful transition into the world of project-based learning.  Students and staff are set up for success with the intentional design to support new students. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Wieczorek

Peter Wieczorek

Executive Director, Northwest Passage High School
I am the Director of Northwest Passage Charter High School in Coon Rapids, MN. I am a passionate advocate of Project Based Learning, Field Studies, Expeditionary Learning, and Technology Integration. I am a Dad, a teacher, a youth worker, administrator, explorer, part-time Jedi Master... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
https://youtu.be/CQ5YwQnZcvc

10:00am CDT

How do you measure success through the framework of educationally disadvantaged students?
Discussion with light facilitation – WRCCS

WRCCS is always working with schools to help tell the story of student success. The story of student success can also articulate how certain populations might struggle in the current system more than others. How do we dig into the data to better understand what's working, and then how do we redesign our systems to better meet the needs of our current and historically underserved students?

Slides link

Facilitator
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

DIRECTOR, CESA 9
Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in Wautoma, Wisconsin, and the small but mighty... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

10:00am CDT

Intro Learning Session: Assessing the Work of Your Governance Board
The governance board is a key factor to a successful charter school.  It is important that your governance board have specific development goals each year to ensure growth and continued effectiveness.  This session will take participants through a governance board assessment and provide specific resources to help you support your own board's development.  Our time together will not only help you better understand the role of your governance board, it will help you identify the work needed for improvement.  

Speakers
avatar for Nick Pretasky

Nick Pretasky

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CESA 9
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 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm2

10:00am CDT

Strategies to grow hope for both students and teachers
Discussion with light facilitation – The Hope Survey and WRCCS

Schools can sometimes feel like emotionally challenging places to be. But school can also serve as a beacon of hope, and a safe space for all. This session will provide a framework for discussion and great reminders about how to focus on hope in your school. The presenters will give a language for talking about hope with your staff and with your students. 

Speakers
avatar for Steven J. Rippe

Steven J. Rippe

Talent Enthusiasts
Dr. Steven J. Rippe has over 20 years of experience working with educators and school leaders designing and implementing innovative schools and learning programs throughout the United States. A successful teacher, principal, and university administrator, Steven works with both educators... Read More →

Facilitator
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Charter School Program Consultant, WRCCS
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools supporting the development of high performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin. Chamomile... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm3

10:00am CDT

WRCCS School Culture Micro-credential Defense
Listen into this fishbowl session in which a school presents their work and the peer reviewers ask questions. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Syvrud

Jamie Syvrud

JEDI Virtual School

Facilitator
avatar for Zaynab Baalbaki

Zaynab Baalbaki

Consultant, WRCCS


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm4

11:00am CDT

ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series: Class ACT Charter School - To the Woods!
ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series: Class ACT Charter School - To the Woods!
Paula Zwicke and Travis Augustine from Class ACT share how they used the challenging times of covid as an opportunity to move their brick and mortar classroom into their school forest.  Learn how students still gain high school credit when they are in the school forest.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Zwicke

Paula Zwicke

Teacher/Advisor, Class ACT Charter School
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, a Master of Arts in Education from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, an alternative... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
https://youtu.be/GikOov0IRv8

11:00am CDT

Interview Panel: Communicating Student Learning to ALL Stakeholders
Interview Panel featuring WRCCS Peer Support Schools

Many schools across the state of Wisconsin have made significant changes to the standard report card. Clearly communicating student learning to families and students is essential to ensure learning is transparent and relevant. Communication of learning cannot stop there. Authorizers, governance boards, and the local community are also concerned with the learning happening in our charter schools. This panel discussion will focus on learning feedback to students, developing innovative transcripts, and unique ways learning can be reported to all stakeholders.

Panel
School of Options and Applied Research Middle School (SOAR)
Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform)
Northwest Passage High School (NWPHS)




Speakers
avatar for Jenny Landes

Jenny Landes

Advisor, Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School
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 →
avatar for Carie Brock

Carie Brock

PRINCIPALS, NORTHLAND PINES
Carie Brock is a principal in the Northland Pines School District. She is honored to currently serve Land ‘O Lakes Elementary and the School of Options and Applied Research Charter Middle School. Prior to moving to the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin, Carie spent 8 years at an... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Erickson

Kevin Erickson

Director, Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform)
Kevin Erickson is the director if the Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (KM Perform), one of the district's first high school personalized learning communities. His interest in collaboration, competency-based education, and computer science, inspired My Learning Collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Peter Wieczorek

Peter Wieczorek

Executive Director, Northwest Passage High School
I am the Director of Northwest Passage Charter High School in Coon Rapids, MN. I am a passionate advocate of Project Based Learning, Field Studies, Expeditionary Learning, and Technology Integration. I am a Dad, a teacher, a youth worker, administrator, explorer, part-time Jedi Master... Read More →

Facilitator
avatar for Nick Pretasky

Nick Pretasky

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CESA 9
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 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

11:00am CDT

Interview Panel: Supporting ALL students through a Trauma Informed lens
Interview Panel featuring WRCCS Peer Support Schools

During these dynamic times, it is as important as ever to ensure our children are in safe and supportive learning environments with adults that understand the whole child. With mental health support and social-emotional learning needing to be at the center of school improvement, let's learn together how schools from around the state are supporting students. Come join this educator panel as we discuss strategies and success stories to better serve ALL of our students through a trauma-informed lens.

Panel
iLEAD Charter School
High Marq Environmental Charter School
Clark Street Community School

Speakers
avatar for Jill Gurtner

Jill Gurtner

Principal, Clark Street Community School
I am passionate about creating engaging school environments in which every learner develops a deep understanding of self and the skills to thrive in our ever changing world filled with challenges and opportunities! I have been a school administrator for almost 30 years and am constantly... Read More →
avatar for Gil Saylor

Gil Saylor

Lead Teacher, iLEAD Charter School
 I have been teaching for 26 years, and I have had the privilege of being lead teacher for the past 12 years at iLEAD Charter school. iLEAD is a 7-12 student-led PBL within the School District of Mauston. We are proud of the work we have done as we have grown through this current... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Biber

Lisa Biber

Advisor / Co-Lead Teacher, High Marq Environmental Charter School

Facilitator
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Charter School Program Consultant, WRCCS
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools supporting the development of high performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin. Chamomile... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm2

12:00pm CDT

Lunch Break
Thank you for joining us today! Please give yourself a break -- go outside, eat food, check your voicemail, or do some square breathing. See you back online soon! 

Wednesday April 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series: Valley New School - Giving Students the Power
ASYNCHRONOUS Video Series:  Valley New School - Giving Students the Power
Niki Luedtke, one of the founders of Valley New School shares her passion and experience of giving students ownership over their learning.  Niki describes how her school has been able to share its learning and expertise over the past 20 years.

Facilitator
avatar for Nicole Luedtke

Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Advisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI). Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, an innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District 15 years ago. VNS continues to be a leading lab school... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
https://youtu.be/LIhba5lshWE

1:00pm CDT

How to set up all learners for success
Discussion with light facilitation

The design of a school or classroom needs to work for all students. This session focuses on best practices of Universal Design for Learning and how to implement your unique school model and curriculum in a way that creates learning experiences that truly universal. You can absolutely be innovative while ensuring that you're not leaving anyone behind. 

Speakers
avatar for Mia Chmiel

Mia Chmiel

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CESA 9
Mia is currently an Associate Director of School Improvement at CESA 9.  Mia is a lead UDL consultant for the state, supports district instructional technology implementation, partners with leadership teams to develop continuous improvement plans, and collaborates with the WRCCS... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm4

1:00pm CDT

Intro Learning Session: What to do when you’re designing a charter school
WRCCS knows how challenging it is to start a charter school. You need to justify your need, write a plan, create the curriculum, meet with your community, and onboard members of a new entity. Additionally, you need to consider budgeting, compliance, and staffing. Above all, you are considering designing a unique student experience for your community. It's a lot to juggle! Discover some resources and guidance to support your work! 

Speakers
avatar for Zaynab Baalbaki

Zaynab Baalbaki

Consultant, WRCCS


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm2

1:00pm CDT

Strategies to select and implement a Student Information System (SIS) for your charter school
Discussion with light facilitation – JMC and WRCCS

This session will help you better understand everything that needs to be reported to the state through WISE and how to tie your practices into reporting using a Student Information System (SIS). JMC is one of the DPI certified vendors, so they can answer your questions about why certain things are required, what can be customizable, and how to juggle all of the collected information and forms - no matter what SIS you use.

Slides link

Speakers
avatar for Paul Fried

Paul Fried

Lead Trainer, JMC Computer Services
jmc is a powerful but affordable student information system (SIS) software company. We pride ourselves on unmatched ease of use and customer support.

Facilitator
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

DIRECTOR, CESA 9
Sarah Hackett is the Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools at CESA 9. She earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a graduate of the rural public school system in Wautoma, Wisconsin, and the small but mighty... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm3

1:00pm CDT

Unconference Open Discussion Time
Unconference open discussion time (and small breakouts as needed)  – ISN and WRCCS

Use this time to connect with WRCCS and ISN coaches about anything you're working on or wondering about. You can also use this time to connect with colleagues across the state on a topic of your choice - either in the main room or we can create you a smaller breakout room. 

Facilitator
avatar for Chamomile Nusz

Chamomile Nusz

Charter School Program Consultant, WRCCS
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools supporting the development of high performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin. Chamomile... 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 →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

2:15pm CDT

WRCCS Celebration of School Innovation and Charter School Success
Join WRCCS as we discuss the amazing growth in public education here in Wisconsin over the past four years!  There have been some tremendous accomplishments and growth in the charter sector as well as innovation in education throughout Wisconsin.  Thank you all for continuing to design new learning spaces, implement innovation, and continue to grow in order to be part of the solution for public education

Speakers
GD

Gabrielle DeShambo

DA BOMB DOT COM, CESA 9

Facilitator
avatar for Nick Pretasky

Nick Pretasky

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CESA 9
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 27, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

3:00pm CDT

Not seeing what you need? Complete the WRCCS Personalized Support Request
Not finding what you were looking for?  Do you want more of what you have learned?  Fill out this Personalized Support Request Form and WRCCS will be in touch with you.

Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
Form for Follow Up

3:10pm CDT

ISN Conference on Educational Innovation Logistics
We will gather for a brief review of logistics and shared content from the prior day and answer any questions.
VIEW WELCOME AND LOGISTIC SLIDES HERE

Speakers
avatar for Heather Terrill Stotts

Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the amazing Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, a former elementary and middle school teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:10pm - 3:20pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

3:30pm CDT

Keynote - Constance Steinkuehler
The ISN is honored to have Ms. Tina Miller as our Mistress of Ceremonies who will introduce our amazing keynote speaker. Principal of Howe Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids for the last six years, Tina was named the 2021 Wisconsin Elementary School Principal of the Year, and holds the title of National Distinguished Principal from the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Tina has grounded her leadership in equity and removing barriers to learning for all students.

Keynote Adress
Are our schools adapting to the learning modalities of our students? What can we learn from the gaming culture as it relates directly to our learners and how we teach in our classrooms? What can we do differently pedagogically and how do we look to gamification around the social-emotional needs of our learners?

Constance is an engaging, brilliant professor of informatics who will help us all think in new, creative ways about the learners we are serving.

Keynote Bio
Constance Steinkuehler is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine where she researches culture, cognition, and learning in the context of multiplayer online videogames. She is an ADL Belfer Fellow, Chair of UCI’s Game Design and Interactive Media Program, Co-Director of the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Center, and Chair of the Annual GLS Conference. She teaches courses on games and society, visual design, and research methods. Her current projects include investigations of toxicity and extremism in online games, evaluation of an enriched esports for high school students, and reasoning with misinformation.

Constance formerly served as Senior Policy Analyst under the Obama administration in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, advising on videogames and digital media. She is the founder of the Federal Games Guild, a working group across federal agencies using games and simulations as tools for thought, and the Higher Education Video Games Alliance, an academic non-for-profit organization of game-related programs in higher education. Her research has been funded by the Anti-Defamation League, the Samueli Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Gates Foundation, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Universities of Cambridge, Wisconsin-Madison, and California-Irvine. She has published over one hundred articles and book chapters including six conference proceedings, four special journal issues, and two books. She has worked closely with the National Research Council and National Academy of Education on special reports relate to videogames, and her work has been featured in Science, Wired, USA Today, New York TimesLA TimesABC, CBS, CNN NPR, BBC and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Constance has a PhD in Literacy Studies, an MS in Educational Psychology, and three Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics, English, and Religious Studies. Her dissertation was a cognitive ethnography of the MMOs Lineage I and II where she ran a large siege guild. Her husband Dr. Kurt Squire is Co-Director of the GLS center at UCI. They live with their two adolescent gamers in Southern California where they enjoy surfing, trail running, camping, and all manner of headset-wearing, dps-flinging, computer-screened mayhem.

Speakers
avatar for Constance Steinkuehler

Constance Steinkuehler

Professor of Informatics, University of California–Irvine
Constance Steinkuehler is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine where she researches culture, cognition, and learning in the context of multiplayer online videogames. She is an ADL Belfer Fellow, Chair of UCI’s Game Design and Interactive... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1
 
Thursday, April 28
 

3:30pm CDT

Facilitated Discussion and Share Session. Topic 1 - Educator burnout: how to rebuild teacher efficacy
This facilitated discussion and share session will be an open forum guided by facilitators to discuss and share resources and best practices around the topic of - Educator burnout: how to rebuild teacher efficacy

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca Anderson

Saratoga STEM Academy - Waukesha School District
Becky Anderson is a 6th-8th grade multiage literacy teacher at Waukesha STEM Academy, Saratoga Campus, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, she teaches at Carroll University, also in Waukesha, in both their undergraduate and graduate education programs. Becky is fueled by collaborative... Read More →
avatar for Keleen Kaye

Keleen Kaye

Coordinator digital media and Innovation, Sun Prairie School District
Keleen is the Digital Learning Manager in the Sun Prairie Area School District where she supports innovation and digital learning for all of Sun Prairie's K-12 schools. After accomplishing an undergraduate degree from UW Madison and a Master’s degree from Carroll University, Keleen... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm1

3:30pm CDT

Facilitated Discussion and Share Session. Topic 2 - Learning Interrupted: What have we learned? How are we redefining learning opportunities?
This facilitated discussion and share session will be an open forum guided by a facilitator to discuss and share resources and best practices around the topic of - Learning Interrupted: What have we learned? How are we redefining learning opportunities?

Presentation Slides - Valley New School Presentation Learning Interrupted 2022

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AIDYN REETZ

Valley New School
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MEREDITH PLAMANN

Valley New School
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ELIZA LUEDTKE

Valley New School
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Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Advisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI). Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, an innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District 15 years ago. VNS continues to be a leading lab school... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm2

3:30pm CDT

Facilitated Discussion and Share Session. Topic 3 - Rethinking the PLC - how do we focus on what will bring the most value to our schools?
This facilitated discussion and share session will be an open forum guided by a facilitator to discuss and share resources and best practices around the topic of - Rethinking the PLC - how do we focus on what will bring most value to our schools?

Speakers
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Whitney Fink

Resident Principal, Peace and Education Coalition High School
Whitney is a resident principal at a PK-8 personalized learning dual language and fine and performing arts school in Chicago Public Schools. She has also worked as a math teacher for 8 years in high schools in New York and Chicago and specializes in supporting students who have not... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm3

3:30pm CDT

Facilitated Discussions and Share Session. Topic 4 - Rethinking student assessments and how the student-to-teacher relationship comes into play
This facilitated discussion and share session will be an open forum guided by a facilitator to discuss and share resources and best practices around the topic of - Rethinking student assessments and how the student-to-teacher relationship comes into play.



Speakers
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Jake Fields

Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator, Wildlands School
Jake Fields is a teacher the lead teacher and outdoor adventure coordinator at Wildlands School. He earned a teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Adventure-Based Experiential Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has an extensive... Read More →


Thursday April 28, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
https://isn.zoom.us/my/isn22rm4
 
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