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2017 WI Summit for Data Informed Leadership Videos

2017 Wisconsin Summit for Data Informed Leadership Video Presentations

From Data to Action: A View from the Boardroom to the Classroom

Creating frameworks and processes for using data to inform strategic actions at all levels in your district causes data informed leadership to move from an isolated practice to a systematic facet in your organization. In this opening keynote address, learn about the practical processes used at all levels of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District to ensure that data is propelling progress. The session will include examples and explanations of data used to inform instruction, achievement, professional development, employee engagement, parent satisfaction, annual goals, and Board outcomes. Participants will learn about how one district uses data from multiple sources to inform strategic actions for continuous improvement. 

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Speaker: Heidi Taylor-Eliopoulos, Superintendent, Chippewa Falls Public Schools

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Boardroom to Classroom Strategy: Aligning the Arrows

Hear how community feedback, coherent governance, strategic planning, annual action plans, school plans and teacher SLOs have created clarity and focus around the work of improving student achievement, facilities, employee retention and safety.  We'll share our balanced scorecard, action plan and alignment artifacts.

Speakers: Brad Saron, Superintendent; Jennifer Apodaca, Director of Student Services and  Rick Mueller, Director of Elementary Learning & Equity, Sun Prairie Area School District

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Leading in Times of Uncertainty: Guiding Colleagues and Communities Through Challenging Change

In this interactive keynote address, Dr. Douglas Reeves will consider two of the central challenges that educational leaders face in 2017 - uncertainty and change.  "Traditional change models have been seductive but ineffective,” Dr. Reeves argues.  A new model of organizational change depends less on persuasion and more on hypothesis testing - the synthesis of data analysis and leadership decision making.

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Speaker: Dr. Doug Reeves, Founder, Creative Leadership Solutions

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Local Assessment + Successful Classroom Practice = State Achievement Results

Have you ever been surprised by your state summative data? Or did your school report card scores not match your expectations?  In this session we will discuss how to use your local assessments to correctly predict your state summative assessments.  We will dig into aligning classroom practices, as well as building practices to increase your student achievement on the summative assessments.

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Speaker: Eric Larsen, District Assessment Coordinator, and Don Smith, District Assessment Coordinator; Fond du Lac Public Schools

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Redefining Ready!

America’s schools have a profound responsibility to ensure that our nation’s 14 million high school students are college ready, career ready and life ready. Standardized test scores – traditionally used as the primary readiness indicator – do not always provide an accurate representation of our students’ potential. Educators across the State of WI are committed to designing programming to allow all students the opportunity to identify and apply their unique knowledge, skills and abilities throughout their K12 education. Consequently, students should be allowed to demonstrate readiness in a variety of ways.

This session will explore some of the research used as part of the AASA Redefining Ready! campaign and provide a connection to all of the great work that is occurring in WI schools each and every day.  Information regarding how this work might align to the State's accountability plans will also be explored as well as action steps districts can take immediately.  There will also be an update on the work of the AASA Redefining Ready! Steering team as well as the creation of a cohort of districts across the country who will be taking this work to the next level. 

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Speakers: Laura Schmidt, Strategic Advisor to the Superintendent, and Kelli Kwiatkowski, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning; School District of New Berlin; and Amy Marsman, Data Communications Consultant, DPI

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