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Monday, October 7
 

7:45am CDT

8:30am CDT

Welcome
Brenda Vogds, Director, the Institute for Personalized Learning
Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Monday October 7, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

9:00am CDT

TEACH Like a Pirate!
Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

Keynote Speakers
avatar for Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess

President, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc
Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

10:45am CDT

Beyond Differentiation: Structures & Tools to Empower Every Learner
Limited Capacity filling up

Andelee and Mike are celebrating 10 years co-teaching together and invite you to share in their celebration! While the course titles and grade levels have changed from Experimental Lab Science to now Physics, the ultimate goal to include all learners regardless of the labels (IEP, 504, ELL) has not. Come learn how they make it happen - where inclusive practices, personalized learning and makerspaces all converge in their Physics classroom. They will share with you how they plan and structure the class; provide you tools within the G Suite, apps and lab equipment to help a variety of learners; fulfill specially designed instructional minutes and share what supports are in place at the building level to help them as teachers. This session is not just for co-teaching teams but anyone who supports co-teachers or has diverse learners in their classroom.

Link to Presentation 

Presenters
avatar for Andelee Espinosa

Andelee Espinosa

Special Education Teacher, Elmbrook Schools
Andelee is passionate about meaningful inclusive practices, Universal Design for Learning, Personalized Learning, strengthening co-teaching teams, utilizing Learner Profiles to help students better advocate for themselves in the classroom and conducting student led IEP meetings. She... Read More →
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Mike Mohammad

Science Teacher, Elmbrook Schools
Mike was born and raised in Sheboygan, WI. Mike attended University of Wisconsin Madison where he received his degree in Secondary Education in Broadfield Science and Biology with additional certifications in chemistry and physics. He received his Master’s Degree in Educational... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy West

10:45am CDT

Bring them Along: Scaling for Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have something that is working but don't know how to scale with simply saying "We are all doing this?" This session is focused on how to scale your unique programming to your building to best meet student needs. We will explore the use of multiple protocols including design thinking in order to tackle this age old problem. This session will also include a sample plan in addition to providing action steps for you to begin your journey to change.

Presenters
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Alex Bruzan

Alex Bruzan is a former math teacher and current Deeper Learning Coach at Dottke High School in West Allis, WI. Dottke is in the process of re-inventing itself as a project based focused school using the deeper learning competencies and restorative practices as its framework. Through... Read More →
avatar for Deidre Roemer

Deidre Roemer

Director of Leadership and Learning, West Allis West Milwaukee
Deidre Roemer has served as the Director of Leadership and Learning for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District since 2016.  She has been with WAWM since 2005 as a teacher, instructional coach, and the Coordinator of Special Education.  Prior to WAWM, Deidre worked in Lakeville... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Clarity
  Workshop

10:45am CDT

Franklin High School InRoads: The Road In to Leadership Skills, Growth and Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the InRoads team from Franklin High School in WI to build an understanding of the system they’ve created to develop and assess students' growth in leadership skills throughout high school. Staff will share lessons learned and modifications made through three years of use that have resulted in a meaningful, useful, and sustainable portfolio and mentoring system. Most time will be spent workshopping a solution of your choice related to the outcomes below.

Handouts 

Presenters
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Ashley Crisp

Science & InRoads Teacher, Franklin High School
Ashley Crisp has been working for Franklin High School for the past 5 years.  Previously, she received her PhD in the area of Cellular-Molecular Biology, with teaching certifications in Biology and Chemistry.  Ashley brings her thirst and passion for knowledge into the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Benja Nemovitz

Benja Nemovitz

Teacher (Spanish/InRoads), Franklin High School
Benja Nemovitz has been working at Franklin High School for the past 6 years.  He is a Spanish teacher who also teaches in the InRoads Program at Franklin High School. Benja enjoys cultivating a personalized learning environment where students can achieve their maximum potential... Read More →
avatar for Brooke DeLassus

Brooke DeLassus

Personalized Learning System Specialist, Franklin Public Schools
Brooke DeLassus is currently a Personalized Learning System Specialist for Franklin Public Schools in Franklin, WI. She was previously the Director of Blended Learning at MC2 High School, after ten years in the English classroom and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Brooke... Read More →
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Catherine Hepworth

Catherine has been an avid reader her entire life and that lead to her decision to become an English teacher. She graduated from Mount Mary University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English Education and minoring in French. Currently, in year 14 of her career, she teaches English... Read More →



Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Inspire

10:45am CDT

Help Me Find My HOW: Using Feedback to Provide Learning Pathways
Limited Capacity filling up

Our personalized framework is rooted in our belief that ALL children can learn, but how individuals learn differs. We will provide an instructional framework that makes learning more efficient as it allows for flexibility and multiple learning pathways. Discover how to use formative work more efficiently as feedback, so grading is less cumbersome and more effective.

Presenters
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
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Tami Jo Cook

Assistant Principal, Edina Public Schools
Dr. Tami Jo Cook is an administrator at South View Middle School. As a leader of change, she has hosted over twenty site vists at her school to showcase personalized learning in action.
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy East

10:45am CDT

Learner Perspective: Insights from the Institute Youth Advisory Council
Limited Capacity seats available

A unique opportunity to hear from our student leaders who serve on the Institute for Personalized Learning's Youth Advisory Council. During this session, learners will be sharing how personalized learning has positively impacted their academic experience and provided them with skills and dispositions that have set them up for success now and in their future. These young leaders will also be offering an open Q&A with the audience and look forward to sharing their perspectives. So often, as educators we are on the outside looking in, making inferences and assumptions of how learners perceive the learning experience. This is your opportunity to get an inside look from the true experts!

Presenters
avatar for Eric Hill

Eric Hill

Professional Development Specialist, The Institute for Personalized Learning - CESA 1
Eric is a dreamer and innovator at heart, leading him to develop a strong disposition for personalized learning practices. From the time he was a young boy, learning through hands on, learner driven activities in the Boy Scouts of America to his experiences as an educator and instructional... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Prosperity

10:45am CDT

Making Personalized Learning Work for You
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Many educators struggle in the transition from an instruction-driven to a learning-driven approach because so much feels new. It is not always easy to find strategies to make the work feel manageable. While these feelings are natural, there are processes we can employ to create time, increase efficiency and preserve energy.

Join Jim for an interactive session that will feature quick, easy to implement approaches you can adopt and adapt with your learners. After a brief intro, participants will design the remainder of this fast-paced session - from a list of twenty possible strategies, the audience will vote to determine which strategies to dig into more deeply. You'll leave the session with a bank of ideas and tips to try in your classroom right away!

Presenters
avatar for Dr.  Jim Rickabaugh

Dr. Jim Rickabaugh

Senior Advisor, Institute for Personalized Learning
Dr. James Rickabaugh serves as a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves more than 60 school districts across Wisconsin and five other states. It is a member of... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Harmony

10:45am CDT

We Are Fitness Champions: How We Personalized Our Phy.Ed. Program
Limited Capacity seats available

We know how personalized learning engages students, but how do you do that when your classroom is a gym and there are 50 eager students? Come see how we used a blended approach to help students become engaged in their learning using 21st century skills.

Presenters
avatar for Michelle Steinke

Michelle Steinke

Elementary Phy. Ed. Teacher, Pewaukee School District
I am an elementary phy.ed. teacher at Pewaukee Lake Elementary. I am passionate about getting students engaged in their own wellness by growing their knowledge about their body, exercise, and healthy eating. Including a blended learning approach in phy. ed. has made student agency... Read More →
avatar for Sierra Gill

Sierra Gill

Elementary Phy. Ed. Teacher, Pewaukee School District
I am an elementary PE teacher at Pewaukee Lake Elementary. I co-teach, with Michelle Steinke, to over 1000 students in total. I am passionate about keeping students active and engaged in their own health. By incorporating blended learning into my classroom, students are in charge... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Monday October 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

1:15pm CDT

Building Structures to Build Agency and Support Resilient Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

The team in the Norris School District begins each interaction with a trauma invested lens. We embrace the idea that each learner, adult, and youth are doing the best that they can in the conditions that have been established. In this session, you will hear a brief overview of the six practices that we have established to build learner agency and reduce or eliminate barriers that are getting in the way of each learner reaching his full potential, and then you will have an opportunity to dig deeper into each of our six practices with a Norris team member that leads the work in our district. Each of the six practices has a different focus and level of intensity so that no barrier remains unaddressed and learners are put into a position to co-design opportunities to support their personal needs and goals.

Presenters
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Paula Kaiser

Director of Development, Norris School District
Paula, Director of Development at Norris Academy, has led school teams through the implementation of personalized learning as an Instructional Coach and Personalized Learning Coordinator. Paula’s first hand experience allows her to guide schools and districts through successful... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Harmony

1:15pm CDT

Coaches Connect: The Power of a Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

When you hear, “Circle Up,” you might think of a lasso and cattle. But what we are really talking about is a circle signifying commonalities and shared learning experiences. In this session, y’all will be circling up and engaging in activities that encourage discussion around what works to support learners at the center. The focus will be on Personalized Learning: myths, debunking the myths, and creating common language. Don’t fret, you will leave this session ready for your next rodeo! Link to presentation HERE

Presenters
avatar for Carly Bailey

Carly Bailey

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
Ït is better to know how to learn, than to know¨ - Dr. Seuss. He said it best! Putting kids at the center and being a lifelong learner are what keep me excited about education. I have been teaching for over twenty years in Eastern Carver County Schools, starting as a special education... Read More →
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Erinn Flowers

Personalized Learning Coach, Eastern Carver County Schools
For the past six years, the Personalized Learning Coach position has given me the opportunity to grow, take risks and work with amazing educators. I have taught for over 25 years as a language arts teacher in New York, Texas and Japan. I am passionate about figuring out what makes... Read More →



Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy West

1:15pm CDT

Engaging Learners Through the Visual Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop model will introduce the TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) model of personalized learning for our youngest learners. You will engage in hands on exploration and experimentation in a variety of art media, learn how to structure your classroom setting to accommodate 100% personalized learning for all students, and learn how to shift your own thinking about how this might be possible in your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Purney

Julie Purney

Art Educator, Pewaukee School District
Julie Purney has worked as an art educator for the last 19 years, teaching the entire K-12 spectrum. Most recently, she has taught K-6 visual arts for the Pewaukee School District. Purney is a recent convert to a 100% personalized learning model after attending a seminar focused on... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Prosperity

1:15pm CDT

Moving From Theory to Practice...Literally
Limited Capacity seats available

Personalized Learning impacts both the students and adults that embrace it in powerful ways. For one educator, it impacted him so much that he left his role in district administration to return to the classroom to implement the philosophy he had been promoting. Come hear a few stories about what prompted this change as well as the perspective of someone who returned to the classroom after 6 years and is trying to implement personalized learning.  Joining Mike will be his assistant principal, Nick Reineck, and the school librarian, Matt Anderson, who have been instrumental in helping further the planning for and implementation of personalized learning opportunities at Sycamore High School.
Get some real world advice on what worked and what didn’t in the first few months as well as strategies you can take away for things to try—from small tweaks to your daily lessons to overhauling an entire semester.  From rolling out a 1:1 initiative complete with blended learning options to individualized professional development. Sprinkled in will be some tips for working with colleagues yet to be convinced and hopefully a few laughs. There’s something for everyone in this session!

Presenters
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Matt Anderson

Librarian, Sycamore SD 427
Matt Anderson is currently the head librarian and TV Production teacher at Sycamore High School in Sycamore, Illinois.  He attended Knox College where he earned his degree in Creative Writing and Secondary Education.  He spent 14 years in the English classroom while simultaneously... Read More →
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Mike Rice

Assistant Principal, Sycamore High School
Mike began his career as an English teacher at Sycamore High School in 2004. After 9 years of teacher there, he moved to Kaneland School District where he was Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction for Kaneland High School and then Director of Educational Services for grades... Read More →
avatar for Nick Reineck

Nick Reineck

Assistant Superintendent, Sycamore CUSD 427


Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy East
  Workshop

1:15pm CDT

Personalized Learning in the K-3 Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Envisioning how to personalize learning in the K-3 classroom can be a challenge. In this session, participants will not only gain a richer understanding of personalization as a pedagogical practice, but they will also learn about a variety of personalized best practices that have been implemented at the primary level. Participants will receive tech recommendations and digital templates that will aid them as they incorporate these ideas into their classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Easton

Andrew Easton

Personalized Learning Collaborator, Westside Community Schools
Andrew Easton serves Omaha Westside Community Schools as a Personalized Learning Collaborator, a position that affords him the opportunity to support each and every K-12 educator in his district through collaboration that develops a unique personalization model specific to each teacher... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Inspire

1:15pm CDT

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use your brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.

Presenters
avatar for Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess

President, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc
Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity
  Workshop

1:15pm CDT

You Can Shape the Future Now
Limited Capacity seats available

If educators take hold of emerging trends, they can cultivate their institutions to be tomorrow’s innovators. Five opportunity areas promise to position schools, districts and other education leaders to respond to the changing landscape while pursuing human-centered, equitable, and limitless learning. This interactive workshop will support participants in exploring how they might build upon their current pursuit of personalized learning to develop approaches that foster civic engagement; broaden the boundaries of learning; build bridges across systems; prioritize equity in the use of smart technologies; and value the social, cultural and emotional identities of learners. Participants will explore how strategies and tactics related to these opportunity areas can help their schools, districts and organizations set a strategic course for navigating the future of learning . They will leave with ideas to explore further with colleagues.

Presenters
avatar for Katherine Prince

Katherine Prince

Vice President, Strategic Foresight, KnowledgeWorks
Katherine Prince leads KnowledgeWorks’ exploration of the future of learning. As Vice President, Strategic Foresight, she speaks and writes about the trends shaping education over the next decade and helps education stakeholders strategize about how to become active agents of change... Read More →



Monday October 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Clarity

2:30pm CDT

Finding Your Entry Point for Personalized Learning Implementation at the District, School or Classroom Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about entry points for personalized learning from diverse perspectives that include classroom teachers, instructional coaches, administration and the director of teaching and learning. Each presenter will share different systems and supports that have moved the work around personalized learning in Edina Public Schools from the district, school and classroom level. Learn about learner profiles, task performances, creating learning pathways through space design, creating a flexible schedule, building teacher capacity, and involving stakeholders in implementing personalized learning.

Presenters
avatar for Michaela Loo

Michaela Loo

Personalized Learning Coach/Classroom Teacher, South View Middle School
Hello! I am a Personalized Learning Coach and Middle School Teacher in Edina, MN. My mission is to honor learners as the most important resources in the classroom today. In order to put learner voices at the center, I strive to offer multiple pathways to learning, and seek continuous... Read More →
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Tami Jo Cook

Assistant Principal, Edina Public Schools
Dr. Tami Jo Cook is an administrator at South View Middle School. As a leader of change, she has hosted over twenty site vists at her school to showcase personalized learning in action.
avatar for Tricia Pettis

Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy East

2:30pm CDT

Helping Students Rise to the Occasion with a Personalized Reading Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn ways that you can embed honeycomb elements into your reading units such as standards guided learning, curiosity driven learning, learner agency and independence, learner voice and choice, and personal learning goals. We will walk you through the steps we take to plan our reading units in order to provide students with a personalized learning experience. Bring an upcoming reading unit plan, reading standards for that unit, and a mentor text you use throughout the unit. You will walk away from this session with a unit outline that includes personalized learning elements that will engage and motivate your students in their reading work.

Presenters
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Amy Eide

2nd Grade Teacher, Pewaukee School District
Amy Eide has been a teacher in the Pewaukee School District for 6 years. Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Lakeland University(2013) and just graduated from Viterbo University with a Masters in Education plus a Reading 316 license (2019). Amy is passionate about finding... Read More →
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Erin Heiman

2nd Grade Teacher, Pewaukee School District
Erin Heiman has been a teacher in the Pewaukee School District for 4 years. Altogether she has been teaching for 17 years. Erin received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Edgewood College (2002), a Masters degree in Education (2005), her reading license and reading specialist license... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Prosperity
  Workshop

2:30pm CDT

Pathways Wisconsin: Engaging Students Through Academic & Career Planning!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about post-secondary education and training as it leads to careers. Under a national J.P. Morgan Chase New Skills for Youth grant, Wisconsin has piloted building collaborative regional career pathways, called Pathways Wisconsin. The Pathways Wisconsin project goals are to increase the number of students that complete career pathways tied to high-skill, high demand jobs and to transform the way we design and deliver the pathway programs for our students to ensure they are ready for life after high school. Academic & Career Planning(ACP) actively engages students to develop an understanding of his or her self, creating a vision of his or her future, defining individual goals and a personal plan for achieving them! Please join Wisconsin’s Regional Career Pathway Directors, who will share how state endorsed regional career pathways support our students academic & career plans.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Regional Director, Pathways Wisconsin
Daniel W. Miller, Regional Director, Indianhead Region. Daniel was formerly the Career Specialist/Recruiter for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and has been building relationships with area school districts to promote technical education for the past six years. He is an entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Jennifer Wagner

Regional Director, Pathways Wisconsin
Jennifer (Jenny) Wagner was formerly a Learning Design Consultant at the Wisconsin Technical College System Foundation, Worldwide Instructional Design (WIDS) and prior to that served as the K-12 Partnership Coordinator at Moraine Park Technical College.  She has experience managing... Read More →



Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy West

2:30pm CDT

Primary Personalized Learning Reading Foundation Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Overwhelmed by the diverse needs of all your students? We have been there! We've had years when some of our students were struggling to understand prefixes and suffixes while others were still learning the letters of the alphabet! We found teaching lessons to the whole class to be ineffective for almost everyone, but when we shifted to a more personalized approach, we found it difficult to organize and track what every student needed to work on to improve their reading abilities. We didn't just want to give our students worksheets, busy work, or stick them on a computer - we wanted to provide them with hands-on educational experiences targeting the specific skills they needed to learn.

Our solution? The Primary Personalized Learning curriculum. It is a collection of hands-on activities, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, that target specific pre-reading and reading skills. We created a quick assessment tool for each skill so that we can identify specific areas of need and track mastery of skills to ensure students are always working at their optimal instructional level. In this session, we will provide an overview of our personalized approach to teaching reading in the primary grade levels. Hope to see you there!

Presenters
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Katherine Martindale

First Grade Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Katherine has been educating students for 14 years. She has taught various grade levels and has experience with all types of learners. She received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education and Special Education from Mercy College in New York. Katherine... Read More →
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Kathleen Noonan

Special Education Teacher (First Grade), Chicago Public Schools
Kathleen is a National Board Certified Teacher-Exceptional Needs Specialist. She has been a Title 1 public school teacher for 16 years. She has taught various grade levels as a special education and general education teacher and has experience with all types of learners and co-teachers... Read More →
avatar for Laura Nathan

Laura Nathan

K-2 Special Education Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Laura is a National Board Certified Teacher - Exceptional Needs Specialist.  She has been teaching for over 10 years.  She has taught both general and special education at the primary grade levels.  Prior to becoming a teacher, Laura earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Clarity

2:30pm CDT

Teaching Outside the Box: A Crash Course in Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

A fast-paced and fun session designed to teach techniques that will skyrocket creativity. You will learn how to use your brain like Google, create a GPS system for powerful teaching, and magically create new ideas through Creative Alchemy. In addition, learn how to overcome obstacles that stifle creativity by using the Wedding Photographer Principle. You’ll leave truly believing you are a creative being and inspired to add memorable experiences for students to your lesson plans.

Presenters
avatar for Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess

President, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc
Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity
  Workshop

2:30pm CDT

The Framework of Yes
Limited Capacity seats available

The Framework of Yes will focus on the issues associated with working in teams and with others. Learn how to see yourself as a relevant teammate. Learn how to Dreamstorm with others and be certain all ideas are heard and used. Harness the power of success by encouraging a shift in thinking about what mindset we have when we work with others. Redefine your mindset regarding success and rethink how you encourage collaboration in all circumstances! In this session All voices will be heard, all ideas accounted for, freedom of perspective and point of view! This hands on workshop will offer tools and strategies you will learn today and use tomorrow. We will explore the power of yes, the five minute game, how to Dreamstorm and finally we will conduct a mini-HACK-A-THON! We will encourage teamwork, conversations, and a debriefing session.

Presenters
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Danielle Bukal

Digital Communications Instructor, Oconomowoc Area School District
Danielle is a fabulous Film & Literature Instructor at Oconomowoc Area High School. She has taught elementary and intermediate levels for the last 9 years. Her presentations at TIES Technology Conference (2017,18) in Minneapolis, Minnesota showcased a model for the future in education... Read More →
avatar for Michael Krill

Michael Krill

Digital Communications Instructor, Oconomowoc Area School District
Michael Krill is a Master’s Educator with a Herb Kohl Award in Teaching Excellence for the State of Wisconsin 2012. His current role is the Game Design, Computer Generated Effects and Film & Literature Instructor at Oconomowoc Area High School. He has taught elementary and intermediate... Read More →



Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Harmony

2:30pm CDT

UpgradED: Unlock the Premium Version of Your Lessons (for Free!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Passionate educators love to share experiences, trade ideas, and walk away from a conference re-energized. And we constantly search for ways to improve what we already do—to level up. Bring that energy to this session and prepare to unlock the premium version of your lessons (for free!). Suggestions for simple upgrades will have a significant impact on student literacy, critical thinking, and the learning experience. Participants of this workshop will collect engaging, versatile, adaptable ideas and resources for upgrading classroom lessons. Come create with us!

Session Slides: bit.ly/UpgradED3


Presenters
avatar for Brian Durst

Brian Durst

English Teacher, Grafton High School
Brian Durst has been gathering wisdom from colleagues and creating memories with students for two decades in his learner-centered clubhouse. He and his students learn with a purpose every day by asking, "What if? Why not? and So What?" Brian is on a quest to promote a culture of learning... Read More →


Monday October 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Inspire

4:00pm CDT

Informal Networking / Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a chance to network and unwind! This is a great time to make connections with other conference participants in an informal setting and learn from each other.

Light appetizers will be served.

Monday October 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Serenity
 
Tuesday, October 8
 

7:30am CDT

Breakfast
Tuesday October 8, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

8:00am CDT

Welcome
Brenda Vogds, Director, the Institute for Personalized Learning
Mary Gavigan, Executive Director, CESA #1

Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

8:30am CDT

Reclaiming Personalized Learning to Restore Equity and Humanity
Technology is at the center of far too many models for personalized learning. Paul France experienced this first-hand when he worked as an educator at a personalized learning start-up in Silicon Valley. When technology is at the center of our models for personalization, learning quickly becomes dehumanized, taking us further away from equity and inclusion in our classrooms. By humanizing personalization, we can restore equity to our classrooms through a human-centered pedagogy that leverages collective, small-group, and individualized practices. In this keynote session, Paul will help participants debunk five myths for personalized learning, explore the differences between humanized and dehumanized personalization, and pave a path to equity through sustainable pedagogy and the restoration of humanity in personalized classrooms.

Keynote Speakers
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Paul Emerich France

Paul Emerich France is a National Board Certified Teacher and author of Reclaiming Personalized Learning: A Pedagogy for Restoring Equity and Humanity in Our Classrooms. He currently teaches third grade in Chicago and is nationally sought after as a writer and speaker. His writing... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

9:30am CDT

6 in 60 Pitches
Pitches:
A Snapshot of a Student Centered Classroom: Preparing Learners for the Future
Pewaukee School District
Blended Learning:  Least Restrictive Learning for All
Pewaukee School District
Every student + Every voice + Every choice = Personalized Learning (in PE and more)!
Belvidere School District
Growing PL Culture Schoolwide
Muskego Norway School District
Service Learning in School?
Muskego Norway School District

Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

9:30am CDT

Creating Equity through CBE and Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the years I have had many conversations with educators seeking information about CBE and personalized learning. Often people made comments about it only working for “highly motivated”, “middle class”, “upper tier” students. The more I worked in the personalized learning environments, I found it was for ALL students and was very successful with students that did not fit in the academic box. How do we create equity for all learners through personalized learning? How can you do it with fidelity and reach the full potential of all students? Shifting mindsets to focus on culture, future-ready skills and meeting each student where they are at is a starting point. Come share where you are on your journey and brainstorm ideas on how to create equity for all students through a culture shift. Leave with concrete ideas to tighten culture and curriculum while expanding on future-ready skills while eliminating bias.

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Presenters
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Angelique Byrne

Art Teacher and Interdisciplinary Seminar Teacher , Pathways High
Angelique Byrne has been working in personalized learning and competency-based education for 10 years. She was a founding teacher at Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance, moved the traditional art department at Kettle Moraine to a full competency-based system and implemented... Read More →
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Kim Taylor

Director, Pathways High
Ms. Taylor has been working in education for 23 years as a teacher, principal, leadership consultant and advocate of project-based learning for all students. She spent her first five years in MPS as a teacher before moving to Wauwatosa where she taught 4th and 5th grade. Her urban... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy East

9:30am CDT

Design to the Core
Limited Capacity seats available

Design thinking is often something that is thought of as part of maker-space time or engineering classes. Over the past two years, Adam and Ryan have worked to bring design thinking into all classrooms. Come learn how to create and model lessons that will engage your students, give them choice in their learning, and work their creative muscles out! In this session, We will take you through the same process we take teachers through to plan and implement design thinking into their classroom. We also want to bring you into the process and give you the chance to experience a design challenge to help you fully understand the process and experience!

Presenters
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Adam Bold

Technology Integrator and Design Thinking Teacher, Brown Deer School District
Adam Bold is an innovative teacher who over the past two years has developed a Genius Hour class that focuses on design thinking. He has also worked with teachers to use design thinking and the Launch Cycle in their classes to give students opportunities to explore their interest... Read More →
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Ryan Kallie

Technology Integrator and Digital literacy teacher, Brown Deer School District
Ryan is a Technology integrator and Digital Literacy teacher at Brown Deer Elementary School. His passion for teaching derives from working with children as they figure out who they are as a learner. He works to help teachers improve their methods and increase student engagement through... Read More →



Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Inspire
  Workshop

9:30am CDT

District-Wide Personalized Learning: Turn Your Vision into a Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Many districts value the central tenets of personalized learning, but turning this value into a vision that evolves into a classroom-to-classroom reality is extremely challenging. This session will breakdown one district's process through insights, reflections, and systems implementation examples. Join us as a district administrator and a personalized learning coach lead participants through a process that personalizes the growth of educators and these practices while also scaling them up as a cultural norm.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Easton

Andrew Easton

Personalized Learning Collaborator, Westside Community Schools
Andrew Easton serves Omaha Westside Community Schools as a Personalized Learning Collaborator, a position that affords him the opportunity to support each and every K-12 educator in his district through collaboration that develops a unique personalization model specific to each teacher... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy West

9:30am CDT

Utilizing Flexible Pacing to Increase Rigor
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, participants will see how flexible pacing can be used to meet the needs of all learners. Participants will consider how unit design, including pre-assessments and formative checks can provide learner and teacher with feedback for readiness. Then, a framework for pacing quicker will be shared which allows learners to go deeper into standards and is driven by their own curiosities.

Presenters
avatar for Janel Weiland

Janel Weiland

Middle School Science Teacher, Edina Public Schools
Janel Weiland has been teaching 7th grade science in Edina Public Schools for 14 years. Her work around personalized learning has been focused on finding ways to accelerate learning for students that show readiness within a general education class. Janel has presented at district... Read More →
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Ryan Carlson

Assistant Principal, South View Middle School
Ryan Carlson is in his 6th year as Assistant Principal at South View Middle School. Prior to that he served as Associate Principal in Chisago Lakes and taught for 12 years in Eastern Carver County Schools. Ryan has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of Personalized Learning... Read More →
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Tricia Pettis

Personalized Learning Coach and Teacher, South View Middle School
I am a personalized learning coach, teacher, and presenter working with teachers and administrators on implementing best practices that engage learners in the learning process. We offer multiple pathways for learning by using goal setting, feedback, and reflection. This process... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Harmony
  Workshop

9:30am CDT

Where is the Equity in Personalized Learning?
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you assess the principles of equity in personalizing learning for all students?  Leadership teams and personalized learning coaches are encouraged to engage in a reflective table activity about local programming and initiative connections.

Presenters
avatar for Janice Mertes

Janice Mertes

Digital Learning Leader, Department of Public Instruction
Janice Mertes is the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning-Digital Learning team at DPI.She coordinates the Digital Learning Plan,Future Ready programs,and the State Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council (DLAC).Janice supports the WI Digital Learning Collaborative... Read More →
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Stacy Broach

Equity Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Prosperity
  Workshop

10:45am CDT

A Snapshot of a Student Centered Classroom: Preparing Learners for the Future (Deeper Dive)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn different ways we build student agency and give students voice and choice in their learning environment. In a personalized environment students learn to how to be independent, collaborative, risk takers, and many more skills that will help them rise to the challenges they will face in the future. We will give you a tour of what our classroom looks like on a typical day. Additionally, we will share with you ways students are given voice and choice in seating options, daily routines, independent work, and seminar choices. You will walk away from our session with new ways you can build learner agency into your classroom and prepare your students for the future. 

Presenters
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Amy Eide

2nd Grade Teacher, Pewaukee School District
Amy Eide has been a teacher in the Pewaukee School District for 6 years. Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Lakeland University(2013) and just graduated from Viterbo University with a Masters in Education plus a Reading 316 license (2019). Amy is passionate about finding... Read More →
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Erin Heiman

2nd Grade Teacher, Pewaukee School District
Erin Heiman has been a teacher in the Pewaukee School District for 4 years. Altogether she has been teaching for 17 years. Erin received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Edgewood College (2002), a Masters degree in Education (2005), her reading license and reading specialist license... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center
  6 in 60

10:45am CDT

Blended Learning: Least Restrictive Learning for All (Deeper Dive)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering what blended learning looks like in early elementary? Peek into our classroom to see how first graders take ownership in their learning using a blended model approach in all subjects. Come see how we manage the chaos through organized tools such as learning pathways and technology.

Presenters
avatar for Erica Falk

Erica Falk

1st inclusion teacher, Pewaukee Lake Elementary
First grade inclusion teacher. I have taught for 13 years both kindergarten and first grade. We are in our third year co-teaching inclusion.
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Leah Cooper

Special Education Teacher, Pewaukee Lake Elementary
I am special ed certified. I am currently teaching in a first grade classroom where I co-teach with two other first grade teachers. I have been on the blended learning journey for one year.
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Steph LaBlanc

1st grade inclusion teacher, Pewaukee Lake Elementary
I am a first grade inclusion teacher. This will be my third year teaching in a co-taught inclusion classroom. I have been on this blended learning journey for one school year.



Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

10:45am CDT

Every student + Every voice + Every choice = Personalized Learning (in PE and more)! (Deeper Dive)
Limited Capacity seats available

Can you imagine being in a room with 150 students all making a choice at the same time? We’ve all seen those students run to lunch or to recess, but why not have them excited to get to your class!? Learn how personalized learning has transformed physical education at Belvidere Central Middle School. During this session, you will explore the benefits of daily data-driven student choice in PE using strategies that can be implemented in any classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Brenda Letsinger

Brenda Letsinger

PE Teacher 6-8, Belvidere Central Middle School
Brenda Letsinger has been a PE teacher at Belvidere Central Middle School for 16 years. She is a graduate from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education k-12 and health education; in addition to a masters degree in educational leadership from National... Read More →
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David Loner

PE Teacher 6-8, Belvidere Central Middle School
David Loner has been a dynamic PE teacher at Belvidere Central Middle School for 7 years! After serving in the United States Navy for 5 years, he received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University in physical education. Additionally, David has a masters from Concordia... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

10:45am CDT

Growing PL Culture Schoolwide (Deeper Dive)
Limited Capacity seats available

Curious about how to scale personalized learning in your school or district?  Come join us to grow your understanding of how to invest in culture and build collective capacity to transform the learner experience. We are on a journey of schoolwide implementation and are eager to share our successes, failures, and next steps. Some of our key tactics have been: launching schoolwide student and adult learner profiles; deprivatizing learning across classrooms to transform the learner experience; customizing professional development; and determining baseline evidence in order to progress monitor our impact over time. Bring your questions and leave with answers to innovate and tools to take back with you to scale personalized learning in your school/district.

Presenters
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Chad Krupar

Associate Principal, Muskego Lakes Middle School
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Michelle Plaushines

Data and Innovation Specialist, Muskego-Norway School District
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Nancy Pasch

Teacher Leader and Project i Founder, Muskego Lakes Middle School
Nancy attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where she received his degree in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (MCEA). She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. She has been a middle school... Read More →
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Rachel Rydzewski

Principal, Muskego Lakes Middle School


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

10:45am CDT

Scaling Personalized Learning to Achieve Educational Equity - the Journey of Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools is a large, urban school district including over 600 schools.  Through testimonials from the Director of Personalized Learning and three elementary teachers, find out how learner-centered practices are implemented in such a large district with a diverse population.  Participants share highlights, measures of success, and the what and why of their work.
- video featuring Errika Baker, Director of Personalized Learning; Katie Martindale, 1st grade teacher, Bridge Elementary; Katie Noonan, 1st grade SPED teacher, Bridge Elementary; Reem Evangelista, 4th grade teacher, Bridge Elementary
- Q & A: Katie Noonan, 1st grade SPED teacher, Bridge Elementary


Presenters
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Katherine Martindale

First Grade Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
Katherine has been educating students for 14 years. She has taught various grade levels and has experience with all types of learners. She received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education and Special Education from Mercy College in New York. Katherine... Read More →
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Kathleen Noonan

Special Education Teacher (First Grade), Chicago Public Schools
Kathleen is a National Board Certified Teacher-Exceptional Needs Specialist. She has been a Title 1 public school teacher for 16 years. She has taught various grade levels as a special education and general education teacher and has experience with all types of learners and co-teachers... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

10:45am CDT

Service Learning in School? (Deeper Dive)
Limited Capacity seats available

Kind is the new Cool. Throw Kindness around like Confetti. We've all heard these terms and post them up in our classrooms, but how can we help students see their potential in changing the world through service learning? This teacher/student led-presentation will focus on starting service learning in your classroom using high-leverage practices such as voice and choice, questioning, and student led goal setting.

Presenters
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Amy Veit

Teacher, Muskego Norway Schools
Graduated from UW Madison - degree in Communication Arts Teaching Certification - Carroll College, Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction - Carroll College, 20+ years experience in education. Last 8 years as start-up personalized learning advisor in Project i.
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Peggy Moriarty

teacher, Muskego Norway Schools
UW Madison - Education, Masters Degree from Silver Lake University, Muskego Norway Compass Award Winner, Trailblazer Nominee


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Event Center

10:45am CDT

Community before Content
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the importance of building community within your learning environment. Understanding that the content to cover will always be there, the presenters and student panel will discuss how the role of having a strong, meaningful, and purposeful relationship will pay dividends in the long run with students. Teachers will discuss dispositions and methods in order to build classrooms as communities and students will share reactions and feedback on how their educational path has changed because of relationships with teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Malucha

Ashley Malucha

Teacher, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate
Ashley is a teacher who is in her fourth year of teaching in a Personalized Learning environment. Working in an environment in which students operate differently than in a traditional environment, Ashley focuses on using relationships in order to understand where the students are... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Clark

Carrie Clark

Teacher, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate
Carrie Clark has been teaching in the West Allis School District since 2006. She received her BA in Education and MS in School Counseling from Mount Mary University. Carrie works in a 6th-8th grade deeper learning community that fosters relationships, individuality, and personalized... Read More →
avatar for Krystal Klemme

Krystal Klemme

Teacher, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate
Krystal Klemme is a part of the NxGL learning community at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School. She values student-teacher relationships and thinks that is one of the most important parts of the learning community that she has helped foster.  And that student voice and choice... Read More →
avatar for Maddie Maag

Maddie Maag

Teacher, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate
Maddie Maag is part of the Next Generation Learning team at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School. She is passionate about getting students engaged in their learning and life experiences through deeper learning. Maddie and her team have always made student-teacher relationships the... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy East

10:45am CDT

Mapping Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop invites participants to complete and collectively analyze a survey that maps personalized learning practices. In this workshop style session, participants will take the Mapping Personalized Learning survey, use their individual survey results to reflect on their own personalized learning practices, and discuss with peers strategies for strengthening practice. Formative feedback from peers based on the survey will be used to discuss and plan for growth and the sustainability of personalized teaching practices. Participants will also contribute to the iterative design process of the survey itself.

Presenters
avatar for Gerald Dryer

Gerald Dryer

Director of Research, UW Madison
Gerald Dryer Is the Research Director for the Personalization in Practice research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research explores the relation between social justice and personalized learning in schools. His 24 year career as an educator includes classroom practice... Read More →



Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Prosperity

10:45am CDT

Norming Proficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

A core element of personalized learning is proficiency based progress. That component forced us to take a step back and ask ourselves what does proficiency actually look like? Do we have the same definition as the person across the hall from us teaching the same course/subject/level? What about our expectations vertically? In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear about the journey of a classroom teacher, interventionist, and coach as they created a process to establish proficiency through norming. At the end of this session you will have a structure to help facilitate the professional development conversations among peers that need to occur to begin to really understand what proficiency looks like.

Presenters
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Courtney Ward

Assistant Prinicpal, Kaneland CUSD #302
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Lauren Vaclavik

Instructional Coach, Kaneland CUSD #302
Lauren is a dynamic instructional coach with 15 years of experience in secondary and primary education. She spent ten years in the classroom integrating best practices with students. For the past five years, Lauren has worked as an instructional coach developing curriculum, facilitating... Read More →
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Morgan Padalik

5th Grade STEM Teacher, Kaneland School District
Morgan has been a Kaneland elementary teacher for four years, teaching both 4th and 5th grade students. During this time, she has worked closely with RTI math coaches, instructional coaches and fellow teammates to create rubrics that would support the district’s proficiency path... Read More →
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Rachael Wilson

Math RtI Interventionist, Kaneland CUSD #302



Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Harmony

10:45am CDT

STEM in Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about STEM in elementary - how do we personalize learning for ALL of our students. Hear what teachers and students have to say about the process at the elementary level and what we love! Please come with a device and have the app Flipgrid or Clips downloaded to test out during our session.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Gokey

Erin Gokey

Kindergarten Teacher, School District of Waukesha -Summit View Elementary
Erin Gokey has been an educator of young children for over sixteen years.  She has a MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from National Louis University and did her undergraduate work at Cardinal Stritch University.
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Jessica Damon

Speech Language, School District of Waukesha, STEM Randall
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Kaitlyn Hansen

Level 2 Teacher, School District of Waukesha - STEM Randall
Kaitlyn Hansen is a 5th year 2nd and 3rd grade teacher at Randall Stem Academy in Waukesha, WI. She teaches writing and STEAM but specializes in Literacy. She received her undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.
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Melissa Horn

Principal, School District of Waukesha - STEM Randall
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Paula Davies

Physical Education Teacher, School District of Waukesha - STEM Randall
Paula Davies has been a Physical Education Specialist at the Waukesha STEM Academy Randall Campus (K-5) for the past nine years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education (Physical Education/Health/Coaching) from UW-Whitewater. Paula earned a post-baccalaureate certification... Read More →



Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Inspire

10:45am CDT

Strategic Steps: Leading Change Toward Personalization
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn about building-wide strategies we implemented to personalize the learning for our students. We will share about how we have built in flexible time to our school day with Daily Flex as well as other steps we have taken to build learner agency. Hear about lessons we learned along the journey and practical steps you can take in your classroom and school.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Carlson

Ryan Carlson

Assistant Principal, South View Middle School
Ryan Carlson is in his 6th year as Assistant Principal at South View Middle School. Prior to that he served as Associate Principal in Chisago Lakes and taught for 12 years in Eastern Carver County Schools. Ryan has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of Personalized Learning... Read More →
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Tami Jo Cook

Assistant Principal, Edina Public Schools
Dr. Tami Jo Cook is an administrator at South View Middle School. As a leader of change, she has hosted over twenty site vists at her school to showcase personalized learning in action.


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Legacy West

10:45am CDT

Transformation PL
Limited Capacity seats available

When you hear the word change, do you cringe? Grimace? Brace yourself? Perhaps you're one of the few who embraces the concept. In this session participants will engage in discussions regarding the change process, and discover foundational needs of districts making the transformation to personalized learning. Participants will apply research-based practices to plan for the needs of participant's districts. This session is the first step to a positive, lasting transformation to personalized learning.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Hurtienne

Laura Hurtienne

Teacher/Professor, Mayville School District/Concordia University
Dr. Hurtienne has been in education for twenty years. Most recently, she has taught social studies and languages arts at the middle school level. She also writes and teaches business, leadership, and education courses for Concordia University Wisconsin.


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino - Clarity