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2015 Fall Superintendents Conference Video Presentations

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The Future of Education Policy Development

This session will focus on the education policy environment in Wisconsin and the implications it has for the current and future landscape for public education.

Speaker: Jeff Pertl, Senior Policy Advisor, DPI

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WASDA President's Welcome Message

Speaker: Deb Kerr, Superintendent, Brown Deer Public Schools

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7 Technological Changes That Are Reshaping Teaching and Learning

New media technologies are reshaping how people interact and learn in and out of schools.  In this talk, Rich Halverson will discuss how technologies such as social media, digital media production communities, fantasy sports, massively open online games and courses, learning management systems and mobile devices are changing teaching and learning, and how such tools and practices might be directed toward creating the kinds of learning environments we want.

Speaker: Dr. Richard Halverson, Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

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Expert Panel on Technology Integration in Teaching and Learning

Speakers: Kris Gilmore, District Administrator, D.C. Everest Public Schools; Tim Schigur, Superintendent, Milton Public Schools & Chris Patritto, District Administrator, Hurley School District

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Evidence As the Central Driver for Continuous Improvement and Effective Leadership

Evidence-based leadership in aligned systems will be crucial to achieve continuous improvement in teaching and learning.  Systems Thinking is central to the work of today’s superintendents and will be the emphasis in this address by JoAnn Sternke.

Speaker: JoAnn Sternke, Superintendent, Pewaukee School District


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Expert Panel on Evidence as the Central Driver for Continuous Improvement and Effective Leadership

Speakers: Pat Greco, District Administrator, Menomonee Falls School District; Brad Saron, District Administrator, Sun Prairie School District & Keith Hilts, Superintendent, Ashland Public Schools


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Major Shifts in Educational Thinking

This interactive talk examines ten areas in which educational thinking has done a 180 in recent years.  Here are some of the old beliefs that have been overturned by evidence and effective practices: intelligence and talent are fixed at birth; poverty is destiny; principals can’t be more than managers; great teachers are born, not made; teacher evaluation is inevitably a weak lever for change; K-12 students are too young to be part of the teacher-evaluation process; tests are test; and test data can be used to evaluate teachers

Speaker: Kim Marshall, Author and Publisher of the weekly, The Marshall Memo


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An Update on Key Federal Policy Issues for School Leaders 

Sasha Pudelski has the privilege of representing school superintendents on Capitol Hill and will provide an update on a variety of issues that AASA actively lobbies: Title I and IDEA funding, ESEA reauthorization, IDEA reauthorization, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization, the Perkins CTE reauthorization, and the Higher Education reauthorization. 

Speaker: Sasha Pudelski, Assistant Director, Policy & Advocacy, AASA


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New Assembly Initiatives in Education Policy Development

A panel of Leading Wisconsin Assembly Representatives from three newly established Assembly Taskforce and Work Committees will provide Superintendents with an overview of the anticipated focus and scope of each of the committee’s tasks and potential areas for policy recommendations.  School leaders will have an opportunity to understand the implications of the work and where they might most effectively add support or input to the process.

Speakers: John Forester, Director of Government Relations, SAA


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