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Thursday, April 11

1:00pm CDT

Ingredients for Elementary PBL
What are key ingredients to create project based learning at the elementary level? Come find out and learn about PBL at OSC! We are a multiage charter school serving 80 students in a multi age setting of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Come hear about our journey and evolution over the last 7 years.

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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 →

Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Wilderness 2/5

1:00pm CDT

Student Led Conferences at the Elementary Level
Student-Led Conferences at the Elementary Level: How can students take ownership of their learning? We will share how our students show growth with their families at student-led conferences. We will discuss our data collection process, goal-setting, and preparation for student-led conferences. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate on how they use or plan to use data binders and student-led conferences.

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Tina Oiler

Lincoln STEM -Watertown Unified School District
Tina Oiler is in her 20th year of teaching. She has spent 18 years with the Watertown Unified School District and is currently teaching a 2/3 multi-age class at Lincoln STEM School. She is always looking for ways for her students to be engaged and to take ownership of their learn... Read More →
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Miranda Weinheimer

Lincoln STEM - Watertown Unified School District
Miranda Weinheimer has been in the Watertown Unified School District for 7 years and is currently teaching a 2/3 multi-age class at Lincoln STEM Elementary School. An expectation in her class is for students to take ownership of their learning by setting goals for themselves, making... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Sandstone 8/9

3:15pm CDT

Building an Innovative Learning Community - (Emphasis on COMMUNITY)
The greatest learning happens through social engagement. Designing an innovative school for the future requires an intentional effort to intertwine social learning throughout the academic day. This workshop will explore successful strategies to teach social and emotional skills while building a community of learners. Walk away with a number of learning strategies to use in a variety of settings including, classroom, specialists and whole-school.

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Tina Miller

Elementary Principal and ISN Board Secretary, Howe Elementary School - Wisconsin Rapids
Tina is an innovative elementary principal with experience as an elementary teacher, gifted educator, and professional development facilitator. She is a Nationally Board Certified educator as well as an ISN Board Member and Responsive Classroom consulting teacher.
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Margie Dorshorst

Margie is an innovative educator and consultant who has experience as a special educator, administrator, gifted instructor and professional development facilitator. She is a certified Nurtured Heart Approach trainer and consulting teacher for the Responsive Classroom approach. Margie... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Wilderness 4
Friday, April 12

9:45am CDT

Beyond Nice: Nurturing Kindness in Classrooms
Kindness is rooted in culture and forms a foundation for positive human interactions and continuity of community. While environment and early development clearly play a huge role in a child’s sense of kindness, how can teachers and parents in schools, churches, and families explicitly foster this attitude? In this session you will learn specific activities designed to build awareness and practice of kindness through themes, windows, and perspectives, including drama, music, generosity, environmental awareness, inclusion, and gratitude.

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Stuart Stotts

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Deforest, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a full-time performer since 1986, presenting and performing for kids, families and adults around the United States, and sometimes farther. He’s a frequent presenter at conferences and... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 9:45am - 11:00am CDT
Tundra C/D