Transforming Our State of Classrooms

Three Years Out

Envisioning the Future of Wisconsin’s Engaged, Technical Classroom

What will educators, learners and classrooms look like in 2018? And how can our community work together to support them? Join us as we discuss the future of the highly engaged and technical classroom. Through dynamic small and large group discussions, we’ll hear how our peers plan to advance technology for their administrators and learners. Plus, we’ll discuss the state of our own WTI Community and how we can work together to build on all we’ve learned through this amazing partnership—and lay the foundation for future opportunties throughout the state.

Intended audience: Senior Administrators in PK-20 education environments responsible for technology planning and implementation. This event is not intended for teachers and support staff.

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Session Agenda:

8:30-9:30 Arrival, Coffee, and Introductions

9:30-10:15 WTI: What We’ve Accomplished and Where We’re Headed

We’ll discuss our successes in technology and engagement and how we hope to leverage past accomplishments.

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Discussion: Technologies for Educators and Learners

A review of the Halverson and Shapiro pre-reading, plus table talks for integrating this concept. See right-hand sidebar for the pre-reading instructions.

11:00-12:00 Discussion: How Can We Advance Technologies for Educators and Learners?

Using the World Cafe discussion model, we’ll examine and share which internal/external changes are likely to impact our technology choices and how we’ll advance technologies for educators and learners and collaborate with the WTI community in the next three years.

12:00-1:00 Working Lunch: Birds of a Feather Discussions

Working with the BOF model, we’ll discuss the role of technology in pedagogy, policies/administration, communities and professional development goals over the next three years.

1:00-1:45 Partnership Success

WTI members will share stories of their success both in- and outside our community.

1:45-2:30 Strengthening our Partnerships Through Trust and Common Goals

During this time, session participants will have the chance to connect with WTI community members to find common needs/interests and ways to share and leverage experiences and resources.

2:30-3:00 Taking the Next Step: Our Plan for the Future

We’ll wrap up the session by creating a list of collective goals for the next three years and determining who wants to be involved in each and which resources we have available to accomplish them.

3:00 Session Adjourns

Session Follow-Up:

Please look for a shared Google Doc that highlights our goals and next steps by May 15.

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