WRCCS News

July 2020

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Congratulations NEW Sub-grantees!

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Equity Statement

The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools was designed with an explicit focus on serving educationally disadvantaged students. We recognize that many black students in Wisconsin have been historically underserved by structures in their communities and schools. Charter schools are one way to help communities take an anti-racist stance to initiate and enact change within our public schools.


In our work of serving all students in Wisconsin, WRCCS is committed to helping communities design and redesign structures that more intentionally serve black and indiginous people of color in a culturally responsive way.


WRCCS is adding to our authorizer, governance board, and leadership resources explicit steps these entities can take to remove barriers and intentionally focus on equity in their work. We created a folder focused on our equity tools that are already available, and we will continue to add as we allocate our grant funds to develop additional responsive resources. Additionally, we will restructure our charter school competencies to more explicitly focus design steps on equity.


Our team's culture playbook includes the pillar, "grow with intention". While we recognize it is not anyone's obligation to support us in our own education about injustices, we hope to continue collaborating with folks throughout the state to ensure we focus our energy and serve in an intentionally anti-racist way. We are on the road to a better future together.


With grace and humility, The WRCCS Team (Sarah, Nick, and Angie)

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Education Forward

Planning for what school will look like this fall? DPI has some excellent guidance to help you make the best choices for your community.


Education Forward Publication https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/Education_Forward_web.pdf


For more information and for a full news release, visit https://dpi.wi.gov/news/releases/2020/dpi-education-forward

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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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Four Models of Blended Learning

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VizZle

Adaptive Technology Resources and VizZle is offering an opportunity for ALL schools to try the VizZle program as they work on their Summer programming, whether for special needs or for general ed (to catch up before the fall).


Please see the link below for more information:

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2020 WRCCS Conference

Join WRCCS for our annual conference - virtually this year!

Register here


  • Tuesday, July 28th will be all about charter school authorizing and governance boards


  • Wednesday, July 29th will be all about charter school leadership and classrooms


All are welcome to attend both days, but know that the content will be highly focused to maximize our time together. If interested, WRCCS will assist you to set up a schedule that works for you.


If you are a DPI charter school sub-grantee, please review your requirements regarding conference participation to ensure your team fulfills the proper attendance requirements.

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OTHER EVENTS

Place-based Learning for ALL

Register Now


Join WGSN FIELD Edventures this summer on a journey to discover how to support place-based learning in blended learning environments.


During this 5-part summer learning series, formal and non-formal educators will gather together virtually to explore how to connect, explore, and engage students in their natural and cultural communities. We will explore tools and approaches to teaching that can be applied in in-person, remote, asynchronous and/ or synchronous environments.

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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