Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
• Connecting ESSA language to the school librarian's role.
• Discussing current state work with recommendations for opportunities at state and local levels to ensure the effective school library program's language in ESSA.
coalitions, message crafting and elevator speech development. While the content will be directly related to ESSA, the tools and exercise portion is advocacy for positioning school librarians in general as leaders for teaching and learning. Each participant will receive an ESSA handbooks.
Diana Laufenberg is one of #WEMTA17's great spotlight speakers. For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching community in Flagstaff, AZ where she was named Technology Teacher of the Year for Arizona and a member of the Governor's Master Teacher Corps. Diana was featured on TED.com for her "How to Learn? From Mistakes" and recognized for earning National Board Certification. Her publications include a featured piece on the New York Times Learning blog, co-authoring a chapter in an educational leadership book, and an article in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. In 2013, Diana Laufenberg partnered with Chris Lehmann to start Inquiry Schools, a new non-profit working to create and support learning environments that are inquiry driven, project based and utilizing modern technology. She currently serves as the Executive Director and Lead Teacher for Inquiry Schools.
Monday, March 13, 2017
#WEMTA17 is pleased to have Carolyn Foote as a spotlight presenter at this year's event. Carolyn is a Technolibrarian interested in the intersection of technology, students and libraries. Recognized as a White House Champion of Change she focuses of the impact of mobile technologies on libraries and learning spaces. Her blog can be found at www.futura.edublogs.org.
Attendance at this session requires a WISELearn curator account (obtained through this free registration separate from WEMTA Conference registration) as well as completion of flipped, online training and contribution of one Practice Item. Once registered, curators will receive an instructional email to complete training and Practice Item PRIOR to conference curation.
During this session, attendees will vet and curate high quality digital content and become active contributors to the Wisconsin Educator Portal, which aligns to Professionalism educator standards in both Danielson and Stronge models of EE.
Come learn how to curate high quality instructional content for students and become part of the educator-drive WISELearn Educator Portal. A $75.00 curator stipend is available for your contributions on this Sunday afternoon session.
Contact Kaye Henrickson, WISELearn Educator Curation Project Coordinator at khenrickson @ cesa4.org.