Concurrent Sessions Round Three

2:35 – 3:35

029. A Day in the Life of Team #1 Community - A Personalized Learning Journey

We will be sharing our Personalized Learning journey. We will also share how we integrate technology in math, writing and reading. How we started and what we do on a daily basis. Our Journey:

  • Partnership with the Institute for Personalized Learning @ CESA 1
  • Proposals Written – Summer of 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • 50 students in a combined classroom with 1:1 Chromebooks
  • Visit schools/departments/teams in the district that are already collaborating together in an effort to flexibly group according to student need/interest.
  • Talk to our TLS about how to learn more about Google Apps and Canvas and how to leverage technology to enhance student communication with one another and with me.
  • Visit schools that have prioritized classroom design as a way to encourage 4Cs teaching and learning.
  • Common Planning Time
  • Redesigned the classroom environment – began 2015
  • Team and Parallel Teaching – began in 2015
  • Combined our classroom website – Classroom website and online lesson plans
  • Combined Parent / Teacher conferences
  • Weekly PLC meetings and meetings discussing students

Speaker: Marlo Dentice-Johnson and Jenny Scheunemann

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

030. Virtual Partnerships in a Brick and Mortar Classroom

WVL and NOSD have partnered to develop Virtual Learning in a traditional classroom. In addition to developing opportunities, there are instructional strategies that have been developed to bring bother worlds together. This year, we have enriched our Summer School offerings to allow for online learning, developed shared enrollments of HS students so that they can obtain credits to graduate or engage in credit repair/recovery for struggling students. We have developed shared teaching assignments in the classroom that allow for districts to staff differently and save on resources. This has also integrated technology in to the classroom in a way never done before.

Speaker: Michael Leach and Tom Dorgan

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

031. 4-C's of Flipped Learning

Learn how Flipped Learning can be used to place an emphasis on Creativity, Collaboration, Choice, and Character. The 4-C’s of Flipped Learning will help educators create an inclusive, active learning environment that promotes the use of technology, lifelong learning, and a sense of belonging to a classroom community.

Speaker: Cliff Goodacre

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

032. Using Tech in a Student-Centered Coaching Cycle

Technology can be used throughout a coaching cycle as a way to communicate student growth and learning. This session will focus on how coaches and teachers can use technology to organize their coaching work and store student data.

Speaker: Jamie Utecht

Strands:
Grades: K-8
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: LPD

033. Future Ready: Using Evidence: Measure What You Treasure

Attendees will get a glimpse into the processes and tools that Pewaukee School District uses to monitor progress on key work areas. The session will focus on the “what” and “why” of data collection called for in Category 4 of the Baldrige Framework, as well as evidence-based measures (how you know) and intentional review and use of data (what you do about it) to pursue quality improvement. The session also focuses on the use of progress monitoring tools such as scorecards and PDSAs (Plan-Do-Study-Act). Concrete examples and models are provided.

Speaker: Amy Pugh

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

034. Personalized Learning in Music with Students on the Autism Spectrum

This presentation will demonstrate how implementing elements of personalized learning as defined by The Institute for Personalized Learning (2015) can be leveraged to reach students on the Autism Spectrum. Elements discussed include Learner Profiles, Proficiency Based Progress, and Customized Learning Paths, among others. This approach, implemented with elementary band students in an inclusive school district, has been particularly successful reaching students on the autism spectrum. In addition to background on personalized learning, the presentation will share specific success stories such as that of Nick, a student significantly impacted by Autism who studied percussion for two years. This video (Link) shows Nick’s intense engagement and focus along with his sense of humor. Another success story involves Mason, (Link) a student impacted by autism, ADHD and oppositional behavior, who presented with other student musicians at the 2017 National Convening for Personalized Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Speaker: Terry Little

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

035. Gaming Historical Inquiry

Learn about a new online game inspiring elementary students to see Wisconsin’s history as an ongoing process of debate rather than a list of dates and names. Developed in collaboration between Wisconsin Public Television and Field Day Lab at University of Wisconsin, the game allows learners to engage in close reading of historical documents, analysis of artifacts, and reasoning from facts, in alignment with Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards.

Speaker: John Dollar and Nikki Lutzke

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

036. Student Voice and Choice Through Technology

Using technology in a Personalized Learning environment, we will share how our students have voice in creating a positive, supportive climate and culture. Students take ownership in their learning and make choices based on their learner profiles, short and long term goals, and individual progress monitoring.

Speaker: Becky Carter, Amanda Malchow, Sarah Perry, and Lisa Zimmerman

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

037. Well Played: Using GSuite and Chrome to Implement Game-Based Learning

Today’s students are active learners – they process knowledge by doing and living situations that help them put their understanding in practice. With the increase in the number of simulations and academic “experience” games, teachers have the unique opportunity to Provide learners with these experiences. The best part? Google Apps for Education can help assess students’ understanding in great game-based learning! In this session, we will cover how to locate, evaluate, and properly implement great games for learning by seeing practical examples found on the Google Chrome Store and many other places on the web! In addition, we will talk about how educators can use tools like Google Docs, Screencastify, Google Classroom, and much more to demonstrate their understanding of these simulations and educational games. Many K-12 and higher ed classrooms have implemented and assessed games using these same strategies – come to this session to hear these success stories!

Speaker: Jon Spike

Strands:
Grades: 6-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

038. Boosting Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Reading and writing lessons have been part of the classroom for centuries. However, in today’s electronic world, the methods for teaching literacy have been transformed in the digital classroom. Learn how to bring some digital creativity into your lessons and empower your students to read and write successfully in the 21st Century Classroom. We will share many free and useful tech resources as well as some creative tips and tricks to support literacy in the classroom. All the resources are Chromebook friendly.

Speaker: Renee Nolan

Strands:
Grades: 6-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL

039. Establish a District-Wide Technology Coaching Team

Many school districts do not have the luxury of having multiple technology coaches. We will show the steps taken to establish a district-wide Ed-Tech Team and how we are supporting teachers and students across the district with professional development or just the quick how-to. We will provide resources that we have utilized with teachers and students including how we started our summer Ed-Tech Camp.

Speaker: Lisa Magnuson, Chandra Lamb, Kim Thomason, and Eric Holen

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD

040. Using Google Classroom to Support Independent Work in a One-to-One Classroom

I increased student engagement, student reading readiness, and teacher feedback by switching independent tasks during my Kindergarten reading block to Google Classroom. By taking student sorting activities from paper to digital, students receive more targeted instruction, spend more time on the assigned tasks, and have increased overall reading skills.

Speaker: Mai Vang and Lori Kluetzman

Strands:
Grades: K-6
Experience Level: Novice
Convention Track: DATL

041. Effective Implementations From the Online and Blended Learning Field

This session will engage participants in various round table discussions with the following topics: student support strategies, staffing models, learning analytics, and program values. The discussion will be lead by Wisconsin leaders in online and blended education. Participants will leave with tangible examples for iteration to address their specific need.

Speaker: Samantha Forster and Jill Gurtner

Strands:
Grades: 9-12
Experience: Tech Pro
Convention Track: LPD

042. Build a Maker Culture: How to Awaken the Inventive Problem-Solver

During this session we will explore how to develop a maker culture in your district, school or classroom that extends well beyond the notion of spaces and gadgets. For us “making” is not about arts and crafts. We believe there are specific steps and actions that students and teachers need to engage in to have an authentic maker experience driven by the design thinking process. During this session we will share how to develop these student maker experiences as well as share how a variety of digital learning practices can be leveraged to support the process of making.

Speaker: Caroline Haebig

Strands:
Grades: K-12
Experience: Novice
Convention Track: LPD