Theater Sessions

Company: ePrep (CERT)

Time:  9:45-10:15 am

Presenter Name: Stirling Sampson
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Presenter Position/Title: Chief Academic Officer

Session Description: Improving ACT scores isn’t about test-prep, it’s about access to the right data.  In this session participants will learn about the most powerful ACT and WAS based assessment and remediation platform in the state, the College Equipped Readiness Tool.  Imagined by a former high school principal, Stirling Sampson, this program moves ACT improvement from the test-prep category to the classroom through innovative Curriculum-Instruction-Assessment support.  Mr. Sampson shares his process for improving ACT scores by 4+ points at two challenging schools while also doubling the college enrollment rate at each.

Company: Munetrix

Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Presenter Name: Mike Geers
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Session Description: DATA is one of the most often used but least understood words today. It means different things to different people. And to almost everyone, the word DATA can suggest an intimidating reference to sophisticated technology and informational analytics. Find out how DATA can be your friend and help you create a culture of community through trust, teamwork, and transparency.

Company: Sora by Overdrive

Time:  11:10-11:40 am

Presenter Name: Connie Bowman
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Presenter Position/Title: Account Executive

Session Description: Learn how leading schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. We’ll also cover how the Sora reading app can serve as an invaluable portal to your public library’s digital collection for greater reading and learning opportunities.

Company: Renaissance

Time: 11:55 am -12:25 pm

Presenter Name: Katie Ferguson 
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Presenter Position/Title: Wisconsin Account Executive

Session Description: Educators are now asked to accelerate learning for all students to make up for lost time. Teaching to grade level when teaching whole-class means that many teachers will use high-dosage tutoring and adaptive practice.  Research shows that before moving on to more advanced skills, students must master certain prerequisites.  Our Focus Skills in Star assessments and Freckle take the pressure off knowing where they should be practicing, so you can be confident that they’re learning and growing at a hastened yet comfortable pace.

Company: Blocksi

Time: 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Presenter Name: Ernest Dixon
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Presenter Position/Title: Director of Education

Session Description: Join me as we unlock the hidden potential of eliminating distractions and sparking curiosity.   During this session, Ernest will share several examples of how school districts are using Blocksi to transform learning in both face-to-face and virtual environments while also monitoring students’ safety. 

Company: STEMscopes

Time: 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Presenter Name: Pat Salstrand
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Session Description: Facilitating inquiry-based instruction depends on students bringing their understanding of the world to the experience. Those preconceptions are key to the students creating meaning for themselves through inquiry based instruction. Prior knowledge plus the interactions during an inquiry based instructional unit will engage students and create meaning from their own perspectives which is longer lasting and more meaningful to the student.

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