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2019 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation
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Wednesday, April 10
 

8:00am

Breakfast & Registration
Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
TBA

8:00am

Early Bird Networking and WRCCS Q&A
Join us for a light breakfast and the opportunity to meet with WRCCS staff and consultants to start the day.  Staff will be available to answer questions and work with schools and individuals on specific needs related to school development and charter school grants. 

Speakers
SH

Sarah Hackett

Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools
NP

Nick Pretasky

Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
TBA

8:00am

WRCCS School Development Day
Brought to you by the
Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS)

School Development Day
A free and open to the public full day of workshop sessions, discussion and resource sharing for those starting new schools or those that are looking to innovate an existing school.

The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools - WRCCS (“works”) 
is a statewide center housed within CESA 9. WRCCS is the state technical assistance center funded through part of a $95 million, five-year federal grant awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to strengthen the charter school system in the state and improve student learning. The majority of the federal grant primarily seeks to build, expand, and replicate charter schools through subgrants of the Wisconsin Charter Schools Program at DPI.

Speakers
SH

Sarah Hackett

Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools
NP

Nick Pretasky

Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools


Wednesday April 10, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
TBA

10:15am

Educational Model Fair & Share
Nine school design models will be represented in the model fair for participants to investigate and dialog about the unique and successful types of schools operating in our state.  Each school will be available for the morning to hold conversations, answer questions, and demonstrate the important feature of their specific model.  

Participants will be able to visit as many schools as they choose, and the format for the fair will be set up so all schools are in one large room and people can move around to visit school models as they wish. 

There will be short focus group sessions running concurrently during the educational model fair in adjacent rooms.  Each session will be about 20 min of presentation and time for questions. 

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Arts-Integration
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Career
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Community School
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Environmental
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Expeditionary Learning
Speakers
avatar for Peter Wieczorek

Peter Wieczorek

Director, Northwest Passage High School #4049
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 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Montessori
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Project Based Learning
Speakers
avatar for Allison Stone

Allison Stone

Ouisconsing School Of Collaboration
avatar for Judy Mueller

Judy Mueller

Lead Teacher, Watertown Unified School District
Mrs. Mueller has served as the lead teacher and as an advisor at Endeavor since it opened in 2014. She had 16 years of English, public speaking and reading teaching experience in the traditional classroombefore moving to Endeavor.


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

STEAM/STEAM
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:16am

Virtual/Blended
Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:16am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:30am

Managing Student Learning
Join representatives from HeadRush, a student centered, project-based learning management platform to explore the options available for managing student learning through projects, and setting up school learning management systems.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:30am

School Within a School
Come explore the issues involved with developing a charter school within an existing school building.  Practitioners with successful experience managing the school within a school relationship will present the important considerations and ideas that work to develop a great working relationship with between new charters and existing school cultures.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:55am

Reporting Results
School leaders with experience in both meeting local and state reporting requirements and developing locally relevant metrics for school success will share some of the important insights into developing a comprehensive reporting system.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:55am - 11:10am
TBA

11:20am

Personal Learning Plans
Join experienced educators in exploring the issues around developing effective personal learning plans for students.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:20am - 11:35am
TBA

11:20am

School and Business Partnerships
Interested in looking into how to build effective partnerships with your local business community?  Stop by this session to hear about how some successful school-business partnerships have been developed and grown.  

Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:20am - 11:35am
TBA

11:45am

Mental Health Supports
New schools, charter schools, and especially smaller schools often struggle to find resources and systems to support students in the area of mental health.  Resources and strategies will be presented to help schools begin to build effective systems for supporting student mental health needs. 

Wednesday April 10, 2019 11:45am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday April 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Optional: Team Work Time
Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Workshop Session - Charter School Governance and Authorizing
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 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Workshop Session - Classroom
Overview presentations will focus on classroom culture, curriculum (STEM/PBL) and supports and resources. Representatives from successful schools will share insights into important facets of developing innovative school practices. Time for individual consulting and questions will be available.

Topics Covered:
  • Classroom Culture
  • Curriculum Design
  • Supports & Resources


Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Workshop Session - Leadership
School leadership can take many forms. Join this group of experienced school leaders to explore; Teacher-Powered Schools, Developing district innovation zones, and Leading multiple schools. Each leadership model will be explored and highlighted. Time for individual consulting and questions will be available.

Topics Covered
  • Teacher Powered Leadership
  • District Instrumentality Charter School Leadership
  • Independent Charter School Leadership 


Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, April 11
 

7:15am

Breakfast & Registration
Thursday April 11, 2019 7:15am - 8:15am
TBA

8:30am

Welcome
Thursday April 11, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Keynote: Kevin Honeycutt
Kevin Honeycutt is an internationally recognized speaker who will wow us on topics including student engagement, technology education, and meaningful educational change.


Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:15am

Breakout Session 1
Thursday April 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
TBA

11:15am

Breakout Session 2
Thursday April 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday April 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Breakout Session 3
Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:15pm

Breakouts Session 4
Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
TBA

3:15pm

Breakout Session 5
Thursday April 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:30pm

Happy Hour
Thursday April 11, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, April 12
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Friday April 12, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
TBA

8:45am

Announcements and Updates
Speakers
avatar for Heather Terrill Stotts

Heather Terrill Stotts

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


Friday April 12, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Keynote - Scott Wurdinger
Speakers
avatar for Scott Wurdinger

Scott Wurdinger

Minnesota State University - Mankato
Scott Wurdinger, PhD is a professor of experiential learning and leadership studies at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota.  His early teaching experiences, with mostly middle and high school students, included non-traditional learning environments such as Upward Bound... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

9:45am

Breakout Session 6
Friday April 12, 2019 9:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:15am

Breakout Session 7
Friday April 12, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch & Giveaways
Friday April 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:30pm

Breakout Session 8
Friday April 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:30pm

Breakout Session 9
Friday April 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA