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Wednesday, April 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
WRCCS General Charter - Innovation in Wisconsin Schools

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Come learn from a Department of Public Instruction innovator on what others around the state are doing or could be doing to innovate right here in Wisconsin!  This workshop will discuss opportunities to incorporate the DPI Guide Fostering Innovation: Beyond Credits and Seat Time and Toward Innovative Practices that Lead to College and Career Readiness.  Let’s gain an understanding together about the flexibility for districts and charter schools to pursue innovative approaches to high school graduation that already exists throughout Wisconsin law.

WRCCS Competencies:
  • Classroom: Academic Program: Develops/refines well-researched academic programs that match the mission and vision of the charter school and well researched academic program that meets identified student needs. 
  • Leadership: Academic Program: Creates/Defines staffing and programmatic plan that meets IDEA, ESSA, Wisconsin law, and the academic needs of all students 

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Janice D Mertes

Digital Learning Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Janice Mertes is the Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning -Digital Learning team at t (DPI). Janice leads the statewide Future Ready and Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan programs in addition to the State Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council (DLAC). Janice coordinates... Read More →
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Victoria Rydberg

Environmental Ed, Department of Public Instruction
Educator passionate about authentic learning and engaging students outdoors.

Wednesday April 14, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am CDT