April 2020

International Children's Book Day

"International Children's Book Day encourages reading, and promotes the love of books for children." It also marks the birthday of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen (1805).
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Innovating into the Unknown

The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools has spent the past few years carefully creating, curating, and disseminating resources to charter schools and school designers throughout the state. In this uncertain time, we find ourselves asking "why". Why does school look they way it does? Why are we not set up to do more blended learning? Why does the school calendar look they way it does? How do we address equity while innovating?

Charter school leaders ask themselves these questions all the time, and we have many resources to help you think through these questions as well -- charter school or not. We have a community needs assessment survey template , explanations of different school models , an internal district needs assessment , and well as many other resources to help you think about doing school differently.

WRCCS supports all Wisconsin schools 1:1, virtually, in-person, and through connections to grant-funded consultants and mentor schools. No need to be a charter or have a contract with us. Email, call, or fill out this form to make a connection. We would love to be your partner in finding your pathway forward.

Sarah and the WRCCS team


Virtual Learning Time - Resources for Teachers

Now that all schools across the state are closed to reduce the spread of coronavirus, WRCCS recognizes the top priority for school leaders and teachers across our state is on ensuring that students and colleagues—and their own families—are safe and healthy.

WRCCS understands that every community is operating a little differently as we rise to this new challenge. CESA 9 has organized tips and resources to support teachers as they continue to support students virtually. Please see the document and slide deck below.


WRCCS School Development Day - NOW VIRTUAL

Now virtual!

April 22, 2020


It's back! For the second year, the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools is providing a FREE WRCCS School Development Day April 22, to explore a variety of innovative best practices in the classroom, leadership, and management of successful schools. Experienced practitioners will facilitate activities and help you work through the important questions you have.

The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students. Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.

Register here: https://2020wrccs.sched.com/tickets
Event site: https://2020wrccs.sched.com/

Register for the 2020 WRCCS Conference

Register for the 2020 WRCCS Conference on July 28-29, 2020!

Registration deadline: July 10, 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 2020 WRCCS Conference.

Click here for more information and 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

July 21-23, 2020

Click here for more information.

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.

Click here for more information.


Digital Leadership and Learning 2019-20

Complete list of events below.

To have your event listed, email the information to support@wrccs.org.


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.