Transforming Our State of Classrooms

See how fellow teachers from across the state are using advanced technology in their classrooms to connect with students. This is a great opportunity to collaborate and learn how to put into practice new concepts we’ll be exploring throughout the day.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • 7:45 – 8:20: Registration
  • 8:30 – 8:45: Welcome
  • 8:45 – 9:30: Keynote Speaker
  • 9:40 – 11:55 Morning Learning Tracks
  • 12:00 – 1:30: Lunch*
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Tech Fair
  • 1:40 – 2:50: Afternoon Learning Tracks
  • 3:00 – 3:30: Staying Connected, All Participant Discussion
  • 3:30 – 4:00: Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 – 4:30: Social

*Administrator and Innovative Leader Learning Tracks will have lunch starting at 11:30.

Cost: FREE

Where: Carl Traeger Elementary and Middle School, Oshkosh WI

Driving Directions

Hotel Accommodations

For our out-of-town guests, WTI has a hold on 20 rooms at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Oshkosh (approximately 1.9 miles from Carl Traeger School). This block is held for Friday, November 8th. To reserve your room, please call (920) 233-8504 and ask for the WTI Conference room rate.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
1800 S. Koeller Street
Oshkosh, WI
233-8504
Driving Directions

Tech Expo will be set up in the commons area. Vendors on hand: Apple, Learn Pads, SMART, Promethean, Safari Montage, Cisco (Meraki focus).

1 Grad Credit available

Through UW-Parkside at a cost of $240. Interested participants can sign up the morning of the conference to receive the syllabus and make a payment by check or credit card. Full day attendance and approximately 5 hours of independent online participation is required. Please email bclarke@sdb.k12.wi.us if you have any questions about this 1 credit course.

Registration for this event has closed.

Take the next step in using classroom technology and transform your approach to meeting the needs of 21st century learners.

The 2013 WTI Academic Forum has been strategically designed to maximize our time together in applying new concepts into your district. Breakout Sessions will be structured as mini-lectures, with brief show-and-tell presentations followed by focused, hands-on learning time to help you blend new concepts with content from your very own classroom.

For the most effective experience at this year’s WTI Academic Forum, we ask all participants to bring a lesson plan, homework assignment, or other communication document from your classroom to practice with.

This forum will allow educators who use advanced technology in their classroom to come together, share best practices, and take the next step in maximizing the classroom experience through the effective use of technology.

NEW THIS YEAR: Tech Fair

Our lunch hour will be expanded over a period of an hour and a half and include a Tech Fair display. Learn more about the Tech Fair.

Learning Tracks

Learning tracks at this year’s WTI Academic Forum will run simultaneously throughout the day, with participants choosing which track to follow based either on their job function or their area of interest.

To maximize exposure and learning, participants will stay in the same learning track for the day.

Staying Connected: WTI Edmodo and Twitter (All Participant Discussion)

In our final session, we’ll gather as a large group to discuss how we can stay connected after the conference. For this session, we ask all participants to sign onto BOTH Edmodo and Twitter before you come to the conference. In Edmodo, please join the group: WTI Academic Forum with group code: yz2yh5

Our Keynote: Jonathan Bergmann

Jonathan Bergmann will join us virtually to discuss Flipped Classroom concept and best practices around setting up this ground breaking classroom technique.

Bergmann, along with his teaching partner Aaron Sams, developed the Flipped Classroom concept in Woodland Park, Colorado. In a flipped classroom, the students watch video lessons made by their teachers and then use class time to do more hands-on activities and work with their teachers on difficult topics.