Pre-Convention Sessions

8:00–2:30 | Pre-Con Sessions

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is excited to host our fifth annual Wisconsin Future Ready Leadership Summit. The Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan is built on elements of Future Ready Schools that support empowered and innovative district leaders as they adopt creative instructional strategies and personalized learning options for students. Join Future Ready Director of Innovation Thomas C. Murray and education consultant Myron Dueck as they facilitate conversations around innovative practices and how they create more meaningful learning experiences. In this interactive workshop, participants will take a deep dive into their current realities and compare it to their desired realities. Taking their own leadership, culture, equity, learning and assessment practices in remote and onsite environments into consideration, leaders will analyze and strategically action-plan for targeted opportunities and outcomes. As schools continue to respond to the evolving needs of students, staff, and families, educators need to provide genuine options to best serve their communities. This session will provide attendees with practical takeaways to make their schools and classrooms places where authentic and connected learning becomes a reality for all stakeholders.

All pre-registrants will receive the book Giving Students a Say – Smarter Assessment Practices to Empower & Engage.

Brought to you by WDLC

Speakers: Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready & Myron Dueck, Educational Consulting

Pre-Con Fee: $39

8:30–3:30 | Pre-Con Sessions

This one-day learning experience explores frameworks that help administrators ensure effective and purposeful technology integration across classrooms. Administrators are introduced to technology integration learning models such as SAMR, 4Cs, Technology Integration Matrix, and Impactful Technology Use Indicators. School and district leaders will explore measures for obtaining data on perception, skills, and use of technology for supporting learning and teaching. This experience also strengthens administrators’ understanding of Google Workspace tools such as: Gmail, Calendar, Forms/Sheets, Docs, and how using these resources supports their work as administrative leaders.

Pre-Con Fee: $99

Speakers: Jay Salerno, Newington Public Schools

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: LPD
Audience: SA, IC, DA, IT, CI

Effective use of technology allows educators to understand each learners needs and readiness level, create engaging learning experiences, and assess progress over time. In this one-day workshop, participants will dive deep into a model for what high-quality technology integration looks like, get hands-on practice with new strategies and resources, and leave with an action plan for how they will continue to use technology to enhance the student learning experience.

Pre-Con Fee: $99

Speakers: Emma Pass, Poudre School District & Empowered Edu

Grades: K-12
Experience Level: Intermediate
Convention Track: DATL
Audience: IC, TI, LMS, GE

2:00–4:00 | Pre-Con Sessions

Join Naomi Harm, Women in Leadership Strategist and STEM Innovation Specialist as she presents compelling neuroscience research that documents the how and the why women’s big, beautiful brains are wired for empathy, intuition, and collaboration – the very qualities business managers and educational administrators are looking for in their leaders of today. This inspiring and action-filled collaborative learning pre-con session will focus on how to build a woman’s leadership confidence, cognitive presence and her sphere of influence. Mentorship stories of hope, optimism, mindfulness, and leadership protocols will drive the hands-on activities, as you dream and design your visionary leadership roadmap through an Innovators Compass designing thinking activity. A multitude of leadership “lean-in” strategies and templates will also be provided to define and guide your women in the educational leadership career trajectory. All registrants will receive the book The Unique Individual You.

Speakers: Naomi Harm, Women in Leadership Global Speaker, STEM Innovation Specialist, ISTE PD Facilitator, Google Certified Educator and eBook/ Poster/Quote Author at  Innovative Educator Consulting

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