WRCCS News

August 2020

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April 14, 2021 - WRCCS School Development Day

Register today!


The WRCCS School Development Day at the ISN National Conference will be held on April 14, 2021! This is a free and open to the public full day of workshop sessions, discussion and resource sharing for those starting new schools or those that are looking to innovate an existing school. More information to come!

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WRCCS Professional Learning Networks

Registration coming in September!


WRCCS Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) are a vibrant, ever-changing group of connections to which teachers go to both share and learn. These groups reflect our values, passions, and areas of expertise. PLNs are groups of colleagues, mentors, and professionals that you connect with to enhance your learning and take charge of your own professional development. It is an online community that allows you to personalize your needs and tap into a statewide wealth of knowledge.


PLNs are especially valuable in our new normal of education as we continue to educate children in a dynamic and ever-changing world. WRCCS PLNs will be organized around specific themes, but will provide you with a broader perspective on education—beyond your specific classroom, school building or district.


Why find your WRCCS Professional Learning Network?

  1. Find and connect with thought partners that are in “the work” with you

  2. Share and find resources & ideas

  3. Collaborate on projects and lessons

  4. Get specific support when needed

  5. Find inspiration


Although technology will be the vehicle to build connections, our PLNs will always be about relationships. WRCCS PLNs are meant to be a place for “just in time” learning, however, specific PLNs will be hosting organized online connections throughout the school year around various topics.


Please see the list of WRCCS PLNs:

  • Work-Based Learning Professional Learning Network

  • Equity and Justice in Schools Professional Learning Network

  • Project Based Learning Professional Learning Network

  • Charter School Governance Professional Learning Network

  • Virtual School Professional Learning Network

  • Environmental School Professional Learning Network

  • Charter School Design Team Professional Learning Network

  • Personalized Learning Professional Learning Network


For Questions and/or concerns regarding WRCCS Professional Learning Networks, please email Nick Pretasky npretasky@wrccs.org.

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eCourses - Online and Blended Learning

WRCCS eCourses via Buzz (more information)

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WRCCS has produced a comprehensive set of online eCourses via the Buzz platform to support the creation and improvement of charter schools. The WRCCS eCourses allow you to customize your own learning experience on demand. Now may be a great time to review these specific eCourses listed below:


  • Leadership: Assessing Your Readiness for Online & Blended Learning
  • Classroom: Adopting Virtual Curriculum
  • Classroom: Best Practices in Virtual Learning Spaces
  • Classroom: Creating a Culture of Technology Integration
  • Classroom: Fostering Digital Citizenship
  • Classroom: Learning Designs
  • Classroom: Using Playlists to Differentiate Instruction

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WRCCS Events

WRCCS Micro-credentials

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

3-5 PM CT

Register here: http://www.wrccs.org/profdev/index.cfm#d602177

WRCCS Micro-credential Summit Guidebook

This guidebook provides specific details on the summit, the menu of credentials and more!

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OTHER EVENTS

2020 Play Make Learn Conference (Now Virtual!)

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 Play Make Learn Virtual Conference, which will take place on August 13, 2020. This conference aims to engage the audience in cutting-edge learning science ideas and experience; communicate state-of-the-art design, education, and research; demonstrate new and upcoming games and technology; and network to spark new projects.


Click here for more information and to register.
To have your event listed, email the information to support@wrccs.org.

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Charter School Job Openings

To have your charter school job opening(s) listed, email the link to support@wrccs.org.

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Request an update to your school's yearbook listing

Please note that this request is exclusively for the charter schools yearbook. Your school and/or district is also responsible for keeping up-to-date information in the DPI schools directory.

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