Transforming Our State of Classrooms

WTI Fall Academic Forum 2018

The Time is NOW: Academic Forum 2018

Welcome to the 13th WTI Academic Forum! The line-up for our fall conference is our best yet and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, November 10th at Brown Deer Middle/High School.

We have a slightly new format for our fall session. Attendees will enjoy an open forum that allows participants to decide the day of the event which sessions they want to attend. No pre-selection of sessions is required. A full list of session and descriptions are available on our agenda page and will also be provided at the event.

Our new format includes:

  • Two, deep dive sessions (1.50-hour each) into today’s most relevant topics in education.
  • Open floor concept filled with a variety of “fast track” learning tables each focusing on one key concept, a quick “how to” session and/or a success story.
  • Several breakout session slots, each 60-minutes in length that allows facilitators to go in to more detail and incorporate hands-on work time.

There will also be an optional WTI Meeting held in the afternoon from 2:30 – 2:50 to discuss what’s coming up with WTI, grants and summer professional development events.

The WTI Academic Forum format centers around peer-to-peer learning and takes professional development to another level. This new format will allow Wisconsin educators to mingle, network and learn with each other throughout the day.

Read more about the agenda here.

Day-Of Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

School District of Brown Deer

Brown Deer Middle/High School
8060 N 60th St
Brown Deer, WI 53223
Driving Directions

Cost: FREE!
Lunch provided by WTI


  • 7:15 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Welcome
  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Sessions
    • 8:30 - 10:00 Deep Dive, Session 1
    • 10:05 - 11:25 Deep Dive, Session 2
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. LUNCH
  • 12:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
    • 12:10 - 12:40 Fast Track Session
    • 12:45 - 2:20 Breakout Sessions
      • 12:45 - 1:45 Session 1
      • 1:50 - 2:50 Session 2
  • OPTIONAL Session: WTI Meeting 2:30 - 2:50
  • 3:00 p.m. Dismissal

Hotel Information

Four Points by Sheraton
Milwaukee North Shore
8900 N Kildeer Ct
Brown Deer, WI 53209

If you plan to come in the night before on Friday, November 9th, please use this link to reserve your hotel room. If you wish to call to make your reservation, make sure to ask for the WTI room rate.