You play such an important role in our children's lives. The work you do each and every day is an inspiration. With the abrupt end to the physical school year, you have done even more to continue education through virtual classrooms and online lessons. Thank you for all you do!!
A Changing School Landscape
Education has been forced to adapt this spring, and as uncomfortable as it is to admit, we need to assume that things will never fully go back to the way they used to be. This adjustment may be new, but it doesn't have to be bad. Let's look for the good and use this time as a gift - as an opportunity to be truly innovative and serve our communities in the most dynamic way possible.
Here are some things to consider as you enter into the final weeks of this school year:
1. How will your whole district/school be adapting (across the board - permanent changes)? This may include blended learning, new schedules, rethinking use of space.
2. How will you provide choices to families who are looking for a fully virtual option or a more flexible option than your district/school as a whole? This may include a charter, a program, new technology, new choices.
3. How will you leverage existing resources, staffing, tools, and space to accommodate the changes? How will you seek new resources, such as the DPI Wisconsin Charter Schools Grant program, to help you fulfill your mission?
4. How will you think through the redesign process, the marketing, and the onboarding for all stakeholders around your changes?
WRCCS is here to discuss these questions with you and help you make decisions over the coming months. Please reach out to us if you would like to talk through our design resources or charter school supports. firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 WRCCS Conference
*Now virtual - more information to come!
Register for the 2020 WRCCS Conference on July 28-29, 2020!
The WRCCS is fortunate to get to work with such dedicated and inspirational educational leaders all year long, and we are looking forward to continuing this work at the virtual 2020 WRCCS Conference.
Click here to register. We will continue to add more information to the conference website as it becomes available.
Wisconsin Green School Network's Teacher Camp 2020
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Get ready for Teacher Camp 2020! Their 11th annual summer institute dates are July 21-23 at the Heartwood Conference Center in Trego.
They are building a customizable program where you can choose to attend workshops 1, 2, or 3 days! Details are still being finalized but workshops will include inquiry, teaching culturally and Act 31, early childhood, and more.
2020 Play Make Learn Conference
Save the Date for the 2020 Play Make Learn Conference, which will take place on August 13-14, 2020 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus. PML is a gathering of game designers, makers, artists and educators. The conference is a place for collaboration and discovery in the design, research and practice of gaming, makerspaces, classrooms and the arts.
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Charter School Job Openings
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.