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Title I Innovation, Implementation, and Sustainability Conference 2016


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hyatt Regency, KI Convention Center 

Green Bay, WI


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The Innovation, Implementation, and Sustainability Conference 2016 once again brings together Title I Focus and Priority schools to celebrate and share their work in narrowing achievement gaps. The theme of equity for all of Wisconsin’s children continues, focusing this year on developing strategies to better engage families and community members in school and a special emphasis on supporting families and youth living in poverty. 

District and school administrators, school leadership team members, and teachers working in Wisconsin Focus or Priority schools are all encouraged to register. There is no registration fee for this conference. 

Keynote Speaker: Wednesday, November 2, 12:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Courtney Bauder
This keynote presentation will offer an opportunity for conference participants to consider the differences between equality and equity and learn about the importance of social justice in education in the 21st Century. Participants will be challenged to ensure that they are providing the best and most responsive education to all of their students. Courtney Bauder serves as the Director of the Social Justice Minor Program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. For over 10 years he has helped educators navigate through challenging conversations about self-identity, intersectionality, equity, and justice and has provided numerous courses, workshops, and trainings across the Midwest to help educators consider their role as culturally responsive practitioners and social justice advocates. 

Keynote Speaker: Thursday, November 3, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Peter Miller
This session will examine trends in homelessness in Wisconsin schools and highlight the practices of schools and community organizations that creatively and efficiently serve students. Dr. Miller has created an operable set of principles that school leaders can use to guide and analyze their schools’ engagement of poverty and homelessness. These characteristics: brokering, embeddedness, experimentation, targeting of high doses, and zeal in all practice – are the bedrocks of the everyday BEETZ model of school improvement. The lessons learned apply not only to those who serve the homeless, but to all who serve students who are most at risk. Dr. Peter Miller is a Professor in the School of Education and the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies leadership, homelessness, and inter-organizational collaboration and works closely with schools and communities throughout the U.S.

Conference Outcomes
  1. Celebrate and share the exciting work of Focus and Priority schools and districts that is positively impacting adults and students.
  2. Build our collective understanding and skills so that school staffs are better equipped to address the needs and ensure equitable opportunities for all students.
  3. Understand and develop strategies to better engage families and community members in school.
  4. Provide opportunities for Focus and Priority schools to network with each other.

Conference Resources

Celebrations Documents


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Last year, at our Fourth Annual Title I Innovation, Implementation and Sustainability Conference, we hosted a gallery walk. You may recall that all Focus and Priority Schools were invited to provide a table presentation of one of their successes. We would like to continue to celebrate success, so this year, we are inviting schools to share a presentation on their school celebration. Each school will have 5 minutes and up to 5 slides to share a success. This celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 2, from 3:30 to 4:30. If your school is interested in presenting a celebration, please complete the application form by October 14, 2016.

Conference Center Information

Hyatt Regency and KI Convention Center
333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI  54301
(920) 432-1234

Speaker Handouts/Documents

Keynote: Social Justice and Equity in Education

Courtney Bauder

Sectional Session #1

Implementation Science: Sustaining Innovation Over Time
Heidi Walter
Handout - Implementation Drivers: Assessing Best Practices

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams Panel: What We've Learned About Family Engagement

Wisconsin's Work to Create Trauma Sensitive Schools
Katelyn De Bruin, Nic Dibble, April Nelson

Approaches to Practices Data Inquiry
Regina Navejar, Judy Sargent
Handout - Practices Data Inquiry
Handout - Hamilton Reading Plan Alignment

A Model to Guide the Journey Toward Culturally Responsive Practices
Kathy Myles, Kathy Ryder
Handout - Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices
Handout - Four Agreements of Courageous Conversation

Keynote: Student Homelessness and the Everyday "BEETZ" of Top Organizations
Dr. Peter Miller

Sectional Session #2

Formative Assessment and Growth Mindset
Marci Glaus​

Introduction to the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework
Beth Herman

Promoting Excellence for All: Compelling Learning Modules for Closing Racial Achievement Gaps
Dr. Chrishirella Warthen-Sutton​
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Using "Sensemaking" Professional Development to Advance Equity and Social Improvement
Dr. Decoteau Irby

Five Questions to Improve School Response to Poverty and Risk
Dr. Peter Miller
Handout - Everyday BEETZ Reflection Questions

For questions about this information, contact Clara Pfeiffer (608) 261-6324