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(WRCCS) Educational Model Fair [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 10

10:00am CDT

Educational Model Fair & Share
Eight educational models are represented by experienced practitioners ready to discuss the merits of their particular model. You will find a WRCCS Education Model Passport in your provided materials. Use the questions on the back of your passport to chat with at least three education models and get your passport stamped to be entered into a drawing at lunch to win a free registration to the 2020 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation (see details in your passport). Use this opportunity to gather information about innovative education models that may fit your communities needs.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Arts-Integration - Educational Model Fair & Share
Arts Integration is an APPROACH to TEACHING in which students construct and demonstrate UNDERSTANDING through an ART FORM. Students engage in a CREATIVE PROCESS which CONNECTS an art form and another subject area and meets EVOLVING OBJECTIVES in both.

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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 →
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Garrett Sheskey

Summit View Elementary
Connect with Garrett on Twitter @MrSheskeyReads!

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Community School - Educational Model Fair & Share
Community schools operate an academic program of high expectations and high performance in a bicultural environment where parental involvement is one of the cornerstones of the educational program.

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Santiago Navarro

Principal, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School
Santiago started his career in 1996 as a fifth grade teacher at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School, which is a part of the United Community Center on the near southside of Milwaukee. His entire educational career has been at the UCC and has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Environmental - Educational Model Fair & Share
Environmental education is a process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.
The components of environmental education are:
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges
  • Knowledge and understanding of the environment and environmental challenges
  • Attitudes of concern for the environment and motivation to improve or maintain environmental quality
  • Skills to identify and help resolve environmental challenges
  • Participation in activities that lead to the resolution of environmental challenges
Environmental education does not advocate a particular viewpoint or course of action. Rather, environmental education teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and it enhances their own problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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Amanda Bolan

Lead Teacher / Advisor, High Marq Environmental Charter School
Ms. Bolan grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, and has learned to appreciate nature through family camping trips and being a YMCA camp counselor. She graduated from Ripon College with a Bachelor’s in Politics and Government and Education, while volunteering at TAGOS Leadership Academy... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Expedition Based Learning - Educational Model Fair & Share
In Expeditionary Learning schools, students spend most of their time engaged in purposeful, rigorous "learning expeditions." These special expeditions are the core of the curriculum. Although learning expeditions often take students outside of school, unlike the familiar "field trip" or outing, these expeditions are in-depth studies of a single theme or topic. They are very carefully planned to have a clear set of learning goals built around a compelling topic and learning targets.

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Peter Wieczorek

Executive 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 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Montessori - Educational Model Fair & Share
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children. Montessori's method has been used for over 100 years in many parts of the world. ... It attempts to develop children physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

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Tony Duffek

Principal, Northland Pines School District
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 →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Project Based Learning - Educational Model Fair & Share
Project Based Learning schools utilize an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom. Project Based Learning is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning essential knowledge and life-enhancing skills through an extended, student-influenced inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks.

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Allie Stone

Advisor, OSC
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 →
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Joey Zocher

Advisor, Escuela Verde
I love Milwaukee, radical education, nature (and bringing students to remote places), dogs and music.
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Judy Mueller

Lead Teacher, Watertown Endeavor
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 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

STEM/STEAM - Educational Model Fair & Share
Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) schools’ approach to education is designed to revolutionize the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by incorporating technology and engineering into the regular curriculum by creating a “meta-discipline.” STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program was started by Judith A. Ramaley, former director of the National Science Foundation’s education and human resources division.

STEM Education attempts to transform the classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, that requires students to actively engage in a situation in order to find its solution.

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James Murray

Principal, Waukesha STEM Academy
James Murray has pursued his dream in education for nearly twenty years and finds new avenues of excitement and growth, each and every year. Starting off his career in a highly transient, high-needs and at-risk environment, James quickly became hooked on working with all types of... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7

10:01am CDT

Virtual/Blended - Educational Model Fair & Share
Instruction in a learning environment where teacher and students are separated by time and/or space and the teacher provides course content through ICT based methods such as the Internet, multimedia resources, and video conferencing.

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Christopher Schulteis

Logistics and Marketing Manager, eAchieve Academy
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 →

David Parr

Janesville School District

Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:01am - 12:00pm CDT
Sandstone 2/7