Transforming Our State of Classrooms

LT4: Administrators

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
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 if you have any questions about this 1 credit course.

SESSION 1: 9:40 – 10:10

RTi: Scheduling as an Intervention Block

Presented by: Becky Walker

More information to come.

SESSION 2: 10:15 – 10:45

Going 1:1 Struggles and Success

More information to come.

SESSION 3: 10:50 – 11:20

Policy/Procedure Management

More information to come.

Lunch: 11:30 – 12:00

(Admin Track will have different lunch period)

SESSION 4: 12:10 – 12:35

Technology Development Plan

Presented by: Kurt Kiefer and Janice Mertes, DPI

In conjunction with many partners, WI DPI is creating WISElearn, an educator resource portal. In addition to being a central location for accessing lessons and other digital curricular content, WISElearn will be a place for engaging in virtual professional learning communities and networks. This session showcases the prototype and serves as a forum for engaging educators in ideas related to WISElearn.

SESSION 5: 12:40 – 1:10

CESA 1 Personalized Learning Network

Presented by: Jim Rickabaugh

In its fourth year, the Institute@CESA#1’s Personalized Learning Initiative involves over two dozen districts in Wisconsin that are working to transform our public education system. The districts engaged with the Institute have tested multiple models simultaneously to share knowledge and create the building blocks for change. Promising results have begun to emerge, and now we are beginning to scale. This work is not about creating pockets of innovation, but rather creating system-wide change so that we get learning right the first time, every time, for every student.

SESSION 6: 1:15 – 1:45

Implementing Google at the District Level

Presented by: Dave Gundlach and Lexi Ballweg, Oshkosh School District

Hear about one district’s journey transitioning from a Microsoft environment to a Google environment. Learn the pros, the cons, and how to avoid the pitfalls of “going Google.”

SESSION 7: 1:50 – 2:20

The “Development” Side of Professional Development

Presented by: Lois Alt, D.C. Everest

This session addresses the fundamentally important question of how we can best utilize the talent already in our districts to create appropriate, cost-effective and teacher-useful sessions.

SESSION 8: 2:25 – 2:55

Overflow/Work Time

Facilitated by: Mike Kerr