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.
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.
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.
Celebrate and share the exciting work of Focus and Priority schools and districts that is positively impacting adults and students.
Build our collective understanding and skills so that school staffs are better equipped to address the needs and ensure equitable opportunities for all students.
Understand and develop strategies to better engage families and community members in school.
Provide opportunities for Focus and Priority schools to network with each other.
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
Keynote: Social Justice and Equity in Education
Sectional Session #1
Implementation Science: Sustaining Innovation Over Time
Handout - Implementation Drivers: Assessing Best Practices
Wisconsin's Work to Create Trauma Sensitive Schools
Katelyn De Bruin, Nic Dibble, April Nelson
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
Introduction to the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework
Promoting Excellence for All: Compelling Learning Modules for Closing Racial Achievement Gaps
Dr. Chrishirella Warthen-Sutton
Access the eCourse: https://dpi.wi.gov/excforall/ecourse
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