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Working on the Work (WOW) Series Events and Resources

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What is WOW?

WOW is an ongoing, statewide professional development initiative designed to improve academic outcomes for students by supporting school-based educator teams as they reflect on their practice and work together to grow their skills.

Using a combination of site-based, virtual, and online activities, WOW events deliver simultaneous professional development to educator teams at 12 CESA sites statewide.

Educators statewide are invited to take advantage of the WOW à la Carte resources: a full menu of enrichment and extension activities designed to jump-start learning, support it between WOW events, and extend the learning to peers. WOW à la Carte resources available throughout 2017-18 include:

folder icon  QuickLearn Resource Library

talk bubbles icon   Expert Voice video series

WI state outline icon  WI Teacher Feature video series

book in talk bubble icon  Readers Cafe book study

Who should attend?

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WOW events are designed to specifically support one or more school-based teams of educators (teachers and administrators) from all districts and 2R charters in Wisconsin. Registration for these live events are managed by the local CESAs. Teams must register for and attend both 2017-18 events.


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From Engagement to Empowerment for Every Learner

How do you create a true learning partnership between educators and students? How do you harness student voice, engagement, and efficacy to empower every learner to achieve at higher levels? Register now for WOW 2018-19! Your school-based team of 4-12 educators will work closely with nationally-recognized education leaders to develop and implement clear action steps that are:

  1. tailored to meet your local needs;
  2. maximize Educator Effectiveness as a process of continuous improvement, and
  3. integrate with your ongoing school or district improvement strategies.

Teams must commit to attend four dates (one per session). Each team member must register individually.
Register NOW: Seating is limited! Contact your local CESA.

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Gloria Ladsen-Billings
AUG 15 or 16, 2018

Using culturally-relevant pedagogy to reframe gaps, engage, and empower all students for improved learning.

Suzy Pepper Rollins
OCT 17 or 18, 2018

Building instructional practices that create energized, autonomous, focused learners.

Shelley Moore
APR 4 or 5, 2019

Identifying best practices for equitably providing supports and meeting the needs of all students.

Space is limited. Contact your local CESA for registration information.


Check out our WOW a la Carte Resources to extend and expand the learning! Articles, videos, blog posts, and book study materials that can be utilized individually or in teams

Resources from Past WOW events

Access 2015-16 and 2016-17 WOW archived resources: WOW Event Resources