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Bootcamp Professional Development

Social Studies Bootcamp is a two-day workshop, rigorous and intense, in a "build your own PD" type format.  The first day is full of information and resources.  That evening, you provide feedback on what is important for the second day, at which times different groups are set up to work on what YOU think best fits your needs.  

District groups are encouraged to attend!

Bootcamp 2018

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This year's Bootcamp will be focused on Understanding the Revised Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies.  We will be following the DPI recommended three year rollout plan for new standards, which has the first year looking at unpacking and repacking the standards, understanding the shifts required in teaching and learning expectations, and brainstorm next steps for curriculum work in year two.  There will be a LOT of work time available for you and your district; we encourage district teams to attend.

Both Bootcamp venues for 2018 will be the same content. Cost is $85/person until one month before the event, at which time the price goes up to $95/person.  Registration closes 8 days before the event (no exceptions). Groups of three or more registering at the same time receive a discounted rate of $75/person.  Both hotels will hold rooms at the $82/night state rate (single) until one month before the event.  Workshops are capped at 60 people.

Bootcamps will start on the first day at 10am (registration & breakfast buffet opens at 9:15) and ends at 4:30pm.  The second day we will start at 8:30am and end by 3pm.

Bootcamp Madison will be held July 9-10 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. FULL!

Bootcamp Green Bay will be held July 16-17 at the Tundra Lodge.  FULL!

Please check the WI Standards for Social Studies Rollout Resources Page for more information on 2018-19 opportunities!


Past Bootcamps and Resources

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Bootcamp 2017 (Inquiry in Social Studies) - June 28/29 at The Madison Concourse in Madison.

Bootcamp Dells 2016 (Elementary Social Studies) - June 27/28 at Great Wolf Lodge in WI Dells.

Bootcamp Green Bay 2016 (Social Studies Discplinary Literacy) - July 28/29 at Tundra Lodge in Green Bay.

Bootcamp Dells 2015 (Social Studies Disciplinary Literacy) - June 29/30 at Chula Vista in WI Dells.

Bootcamp Green Bay 2015 (Building a Quality Social Studies Program) - July 20/21 at Tundra Lodge in Green Bay.

Bootcamp 2014 (Social Studies Best Practices and SLO's) - June 24/25 at Chula Vista in WI Dells.


For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel (608) 266-2207