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Thursday, April 11


Assessment Literacy in a Standards Based World
How has transitioning to standards based assessment changed the way we look at assessments? What makes an assessment valid, reliable and fair? We will explore different assessment systems together as we develop a common language deepening your understanding of various uses of assessment including formative, summative, interim and benchmark assessment. In addition, you will begin to develop your own implementation plan for a balanced assessment system in your classroom.

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Stephanie Denure

Instructional Coach/Intervention Specialist, KTEC
Stephanie Denure holds a Bachelors in Education and a Master's of Science in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Design. She has also completed additional training in RtI, Trauma Sensitive Practices, Mental Health First Aid USA and Leadership and Coaching through DPI. She has taught... Read More →

Mary Bohning

instructional Coach, KTEC
Mary Bohning holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University and a Master’s in Education from Carthage College. Mary’s educational experiences include teaching in K- 12 and college level. Currently, Mary has transitioned out of the classroom into her role with a... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Wilderness 4


Exploring the Visible Learning Research: Influences of Learner Achievement
With a shift in the teaching/learning paradigm, educators are finding more creative and meaningful ways to ensure learner achievement. In this interactive workshop, we will engage in discussions and activities to explore John Hattie’s synthesized data of effect size on instructional strategies that have positive effects on learning outcomes. You will leave with ideas that you can implement on Monday to transform learning in your school!

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Laura Dahm

Director, Kettle Moraine Explore Elementary
Laura Dahm's vision and experience with multiage learning environments, project-based learning, and personalized learning is shaping the vision and direction of elementary and middle level schools throughout the Midwest. As the director of KM Explore, Kettle Moraine School District's... Read More →
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Jamie Mastrocola

Magee Elementary Kettle Moraine
Jamie Mastrocola is currently teaching 4th and 5th grade at Magee Elementary School in the Kettle Moraine School District. She holds a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Language Arts from Carroll University. Jamie also received her Master’s in Education degree... Read More →
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Sarah Skretta

Magee Elementary School - Kettle Moraine School District
Tweet:@sarahskrettaHello! I am excited to network and collaborate with you at #ISN2019!I hold a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Master Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Advanced Studies in Personalized Learning... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 1


Walk Listen and Learn with The Walking Classroom
Objectives are to inform attendees about the features of The Walking Classroom, educate them about the link between exercise and cognitive function, and give them a chance to experience the program. Attendees will Walk, Listen and Learn! The Walking Classroom aligns with academic standards for grades 4 - 8 and supports academic enrichment, increased physical activity, SEL, and health literacy. Program benefits include improved learning, better engagement, and clear improvements around mood and behavior.


Dave Yoder

Sales Representative, The Walking Classroom Institute
Dave Yoder has been with The Walking Classroom for one year with responsibility for calling on schools and OST programs, to raise awareness of The Walking Classroom. He was most recently with Gumdrop Books and has worked for Permabound as well.

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Wilderness 4


Express Yourself
Staff from the School of Options and Applied Research are not just leading a Project Based Learning Model, they are a part of it! We are a student-centered environment who is not afraid to say “Yes”! By exploring key components of our program, participants will leave our session inspired to infuse their own creativity into their learning environments. “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb, because that’s where the fruit is!” Bob Ross

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Kaitlin Hazel Neville

SOAR MS Northland Pines
Kate Neville is a teacher at SOAR (School of Options and Applied Research) Middle School. Kate has been at SOAR since the doors opened in Fall of 2013. Previous to this experience, Kate worked in both the Appleton and Neenah school districts in Wisconsin and at a brain research based... Read More →
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Carie Brock

Principal, School of Options and Applied Research - Northland Pines School District
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 →
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Robin Indermuehle

Advisor, SOAR MS Charter - Northland Pines
Robin Indermuehle has been teaching at SOAR Middle School for 5 years. Previously she taught High School Life Science and worked with At-Risk students. She grew up in Northern Minnesota where she developed a love of the natural environment. She works to convey this to students in... Read More →
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Jeffrey Libby

SOAR Charter Middle School - Northland Pines School District
Jeffrey Libby is in his second year at SOAR. After living in Los Angeles for 24 years Jeffrey relocated to Wisconsin in 2017. Jeff feels his previous life experiences in the Arts provide him with the broad perspective he shares with his students. Jeff is a zealous advocate for the... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Tundra E/F


Public Waldorf Education
Learn about Public Waldorf Education and how it is truly teaching the whole child. Students are prepared to become stewards of the earth, graduating with the skills to create and change the world around them. Public Waldorf Education is a collaborative and non-competitive learning environment that integrates the arts and offers hands-on experiences related to the natural environment. It grows strong, sustainable communities of creative, independent, compassionate thinkers, empowered to envision their future! The Public Waldorf curriculum is designed to develop the children’s capacities for physical well-being, strength and coordination, for emotional and social depth and connectivity, and for creative, free, and clear thinking. It is the education of hands, heart and head.

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Chamomile Nusz

Executive Director, Tomorrow River Community Charter School
Chamomile attended Evergreen University in Olympia Washington and then the University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Women Studies with a minor in Dance. She was the Executive Director of a Renewable Energy Cooperative and owner of a Dance... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Wilderness 2/5


A Story of Metamorphosis: How to Transform Your School through the Arts
Come hear the journey of arts integration that has occurred at Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District through their Spectaculous Metamorphosis project. This large K-4 building on the outskirts of Madison transformed the opportunities for their students by integrating content with the art forms of dance, music, and visual art. The experience for the students, staff, and community was, simply, amazing. Learn how you can do this in your school and engage your students in new and exciting ways. Metamorphosis Slideshare

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Megan Nelson

Art Teacher, Deforest School District
Megan Nelson teaches K-4 art at Windsor Elementary and loves all things related to arts integration. She loves finding new ways to connect other content areas to art. In her classroom, she focuses on Growth Mindset, and helping her students understand that mistakes are a part of the... Read More →
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Heather Terrill Stotts

Innovative Schools Network
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 →

Thursday April 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Wilderness 1
Friday, April 12


Nurturing Hearts while Teaching Minds
Did you ever hear the saying, "5% of the students take 95% of your energy?" Have you tried EVERYTHING and feel like you're out of options? Do you see the GOOD beyond the challenge? This presentation will introduce you to the work of Howard Glasser who has created an approach to working with students that is about promoting positive relationships through simple practices. It was developed to guide intense or difficult students into their own greatness, but has proven highly effective for all. It is ultimately a philosophy for creating healthy relationships while gently and steadfastly refusing to give energy to negative behaviors while enforcing rules in a simple, powerfully effective way. Walk away with strategies to build students' hearts tomorrow while opening minds for learning potential.

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Margie Dorshorst

Innovative Schools Network
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 →
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Hannah Dorshorst

School of Education Student, UW Madison
Hannah is completing her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison in elementary and special education. Hannah is a certified Nurtured Heart Approach trainer and has experience with dance movement therapy in Madison public schools. Hannah has experience applying these approaches in elementary... Read More →

Friday April 12, 2019 9:45am - 11:00am
Wilderness 2/5


Stop Waiting! 5 Strategies to Integrate the Arts into Your Classroom Right Now
Infusing the arts in our core curriculum is an exciting and vital opportunity for our learners. When used well, arts integration is seamless — the interplay between the art and subject is fluid as one flows into the other. Come learn strategies that you can utilize immediately in your classrooms to begin this process. HERE is a link to our presentation.

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Stuart Stotts

Singer, Author, Educator, Kennedy Center
Stuart StottsWisconsinStuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Madison, Wisconsin. He has worked as a full-time performer since 1986 and gives more than 200 shows a year for kids, families, and adults around the Midwest, and sometimes farther. Mr. Stotts is a frequent... Read More →
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Heather Terrill Stotts

Innovative Schools Network
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 11:15am - 12:00pm
Tundra C/D