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Thursday, October 26
 

8:30am

Registration & Coffee
Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Atrium

9:00am

Welcome and Orientation
The day will start with a brief welcome followed by a look at the purpose for using project based learning (PBL) to empower and engage students. This discussion will help outline the importance of developing educational environments that give more ownership to students for the purpose of creating self-directed life-long learners. 

Speakers
avatar for Joe DuFore

Joe DuFore

Owner, Newline Education/WEI
Joe Du Fore, owner of both Newline Education and Digital Publishing House LLC, started his educational career as a biology and mathematics teacher. He then moved on to be a Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Instructional Design Center at Wisconsin Lutheran College... Read More →
avatar for Sue Elliott

Sue Elliott

Events Coordinator, Innovative Schools Network
Have been involved in public education in WI for over 45 years including working with special education programs as a teacher and director, as well as being an elementary principal and college professor and co-founding an innovative public charter school. Am excited to continue my... Read More →
avatar for Dave Vitale

Dave Vitale

Director of Instruction and ISN Board Member, Watertown Unified School District
Dave's passion for innovative schools and responsive instructional design stems from his experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator spanning the elementary to collegiate ranks. In 2005 he earned his doctorate from UW-Madison researching and developing design principles for... Read More →
avatar for Peter Wieczorek

Peter Wieczorek

Director, Northwest Passage High School #4049
I am the Director of Northwest Passage Charter High School in Coon Rapids, MN. I am a passionate advocate of Project Based Learning, Field Studies, Expeditionary Learning, and Technology Integration. I am a Dad, a teacher, a youth worker, administrator, explorer, part-time Jedi Master... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
S 280 (Lecture Hall)

9:30am

Project Time: PBL Basics (Grades 6-12)
Experienced project-based learning practitioners will facilitate groups in a hands-on project creation session in order to gain a well-rounded understanding of what is included in a quality project. The content for each group will be tailored to the groups level of experience with project-based learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Holly Buell

Holly Buell

Social Studies Specialist and Advisor, Endeavor Charter School- Watertown Unified School District
Holly Buell is the Social Studies Specialist at Endeavor Charter School. She is also an Advisor and acts as the Community Service Coordinator.
avatar for Scot Meyer

Scot Meyer

Advisor--Math Coordinator, Watertown Unified School District
Scot Meyer is a math teacher with over 20 years of experience. He teaches A.P. Calculus and acts as the Math Department Chair at Watertown High School. He is also an advisor and math teacher at Endeavor Charter School.
avatar for Judy Mueller

Judy Mueller

Lead Teacher, Watertown Unified School District
Mrs. Mueller has served as the lead teacher and as an advisor at Endeavor since it opened in 2014. She had 16 years of English, public speaking and reading teaching experience in the traditional classroombefore moving to Endeavor.


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:20am
S148

9:30am

Project Time: PBL Basics (Grades K-5)
Experienced project-based learning practitioners will facilitate groups in a hands-on project creation session in order to gain a well-rounded understanding of what is included in a quality project. The content for each group will be tailored to the groups level of experience with project-based learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Grace Schirra

Grace Schirra

Ouisconsing School of Collaboration
avatar for Allie Stone

Allie Stone

Advisor, OSC
Greetings! I'm Allie Stone, one of the founders of Ouisconsing School of Collaboration (OSC). OSC is a public charter school serving grades 3-5 in a multiage setting in Lodi, WI. I love collaborating with others in many different capacities through coaching, consulting, or mentoring... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:20am
Media Center (2nd Floor)

11:30am

Lightning Talk: Grades vs Proficiency

What makes an A an A? What does the grade a student receives from your class tell someone about that student? Does it indicate mastery of skills and concepts? Does it indicate how compliant the student is? Does it indicate how quickly the student can learn? Does it indicate how much extra credit the student was willing to do? These are some of the questions that haunted me for the better part of my past 33 years in the teaching profession. I had always used a point-system. Then I came across Standards-Referenced-Grading (SRG for short) a few years ago and started to research it. In short, SBG is a system that tracks each student's level of proficiency in mastering the Learning Targets of the course. Feedback is "Target Specific" and students are encouraged to re-assess until they master the target. The eventual letter grade indicates the student's levels of proficiency at the end of the grading period. In this session I will share my experiences implementing SBG in my classes over the past 2 years. I'll share how it has changed my classroom and my teaching.



Speakers


Thursday October 26, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Media Center (2nd Floor)

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday October 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Commons

1:00pm

Lightning Talk: Projects from Teacher-Led to Student-Led
There is a large spectrum for project implementation in the classroom. This lightning talk will give an overview a long with examples of how projects can be used to engage your students in Teacher-Led to Student-Led projects and everything in between. 

Speakers
avatar for Grace Schirra

Grace Schirra

Ouisconsing School of Collaboration
avatar for Liz Seubert

Liz Seubert

Founder/Advisor/Consultant, Wildlands School
Liz Seubert is a founding member of Wildlands staff and has been an innovator in the field of student centered learning since 2005. Liz has a BS from UW-Eau Claire and a MS from UW-Stout. She has led many expeditionary learning trips with students, developed community based learning... Read More →
avatar for Allie Stone

Allie Stone

Advisor, OSC
Greetings! I'm Allie Stone, one of the founders of Ouisconsing School of Collaboration (OSC). OSC is a public charter school serving grades 3-5 in a multiage setting in Lodi, WI. I love collaborating with others in many different capacities through coaching, consulting, or mentoring... Read More →
avatar for Paul Tweed

Paul Tweed

Director, Wildlands School
Paul Tweed founded Wildlands in 2005 with two colleagues from the Augusta School District. Active in the science teaching community for 20 years before Wildlands he has presented at conferences all over the country. Tweed taught at the secondary and university level, has been on textbook... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Media Center (2nd Floor)

1:40pm

Project Time with Just-in-Time Assessment (Grades 6-12)
Experienced project-based learning practitioners will facilitate groups in a hands-on project creation session that will incorporate just-in-time assessments that give students greater ownership of the reflection process.  The content for each group will be tailored to the groups level of experience with project-based learning. 

Resources
Project Phase Documents

Moderators
avatar for Joe DuFore

Joe DuFore

Owner, Newline Education/WEI
Joe Du Fore, owner of both Newline Education and Digital Publishing House LLC, started his educational career as a biology and mathematics teacher. He then moved on to be a Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Instructional Design Center at Wisconsin Lutheran College... Read More →
avatar for Liz Seubert

Liz Seubert

Founder/Advisor/Consultant, Wildlands School
Liz Seubert is a founding member of Wildlands staff and has been an innovator in the field of student centered learning since 2005. Liz has a BS from UW-Eau Claire and a MS from UW-Stout. She has led many expeditionary learning trips with students, developed community based learning... Read More →
avatar for Paul Tweed

Paul Tweed

Director, Wildlands School
Paul Tweed founded Wildlands in 2005 with two colleagues from the Augusta School District. Active in the science teaching community for 20 years before Wildlands he has presented at conferences all over the country. Tweed taught at the secondary and university level, has been on textbook... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 1:40pm - 3:00pm
S148

1:40pm

Project Time with Just-in-Time Assessment (Grades K-5)
Experienced project-based learning practitioners will facilitate groups in a hands-on project creation session that will incorporate just-in-time assessments that give students greater ownership of the reflection process.  The content for each group will be tailored to the groups level of experience with project-based learning. 

Moderators
avatar for Grace Schirra

Grace Schirra

Ouisconsing School of Collaboration
avatar for Allie Stone

Allie Stone

Advisor, OSC
Greetings! I'm Allie Stone, one of the founders of Ouisconsing School of Collaboration (OSC). OSC is a public charter school serving grades 3-5 in a multiage setting in Lodi, WI. I love collaborating with others in many different capacities through coaching, consulting, or mentoring... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Media Center (2nd Floor)

3:10pm

Reflection and Goal Setting
Attendees will be guided through a reflection of what they have learned throughout the day and where they see project-based learning being implemented in their classroom/school. Time will be given to creating a personalized plan with goals and steps toward realizing PBL implementation in each attendees classroom. 

Moderators
avatar for Joe DuFore

Joe DuFore

Owner, Newline Education/WEI
Joe Du Fore, owner of both Newline Education and Digital Publishing House LLC, started his educational career as a biology and mathematics teacher. He then moved on to be a Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Instructional Design Center at Wisconsin Lutheran College... Read More →
avatar for Peter Wieczorek

Peter Wieczorek

Director, Northwest Passage High School #4049
I am the Director of Northwest Passage Charter High School in Coon Rapids, MN. I am a passionate advocate of Project Based Learning, Field Studies, Expeditionary Learning, and Technology Integration. I am a Dad, a teacher, a youth worker, administrator, explorer, part-time Jedi Master... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm
S 280 (Lecture Hall)

4:00pm

Closing with Resource Showcase
In the closing activity of the day, attendees will leave with an important list of resources that will help to catapult their personal vision of PBL implementation to reality. There will also be time to network and meet those that will become critical friends/colleagues PBL best practice. 

Resources
Districts of Innovation - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Fostering Innovation in Wisconsin Schools - Wisconsin Department of Public 
Innovative Schools, Innovation Zones, and Credit Flexibility - Watertown Unified School District Board of Education Policy

Speakers
avatar for Dave Vitale

Dave Vitale

Director of Instruction and ISN Board Member, Watertown Unified School District
Dave's passion for innovative schools and responsive instructional design stems from his experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator spanning the elementary to collegiate ranks. In 2005 he earned his doctorate from UW-Madison researching and developing design principles for... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
S 280 (Lecture Hall)
 


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