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2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation
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Equity and Engagement in our new Educational Environment

As we continue to monitor the evolving and seemingly never-ending factors related to the Coronavirus, we have made the decision to hold the 2021 ISN National Conference on Educational Innovation virtually. Initially scheduled for 3 days, we have decided to extend the conference for the ENTIRE WEEK of April 12-16. 2021. The free WRCCS School Development Day will still be on Wednesday, April 14th but held virtually.

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Julie A. Palkowski, PhD

WI Department of Public Instruction
Arts and Creativity Education Consultant
Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Dr. Palkowski is the Arts and Creativity Education Consultant for the State of Wisconsin- Department of Public Instruction.  She has served previously as an arts administrator with school districts in Rockford, Illinois and Madison, Wisconsin.  Prior to these positions, Dr. Palkowski has worked as a Title I Instructional Supervisor, a K4-8th Grade Principal, Music Teacher, and Summer Enrichment Coordinator. In her current position, she also serves on various boards including the Wisconsin School Music Association, Wisconsin Art Education Association, the Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education, and the Wisconsin Dance Council. Julie has facilitated arts education sessions focused on pedagogy, program development and promotion, disciplinary literacy, and technology throughout Wisconsin. She has led statewide teams in the standards revision of several content areas in Wisconsin. In addition, she has worked with state education agencies in Nebraska, Minnesota, and Colorado in their standards reviews, as well as curriculum development with the Chicago Public Schools. Dr. Palkowski is a member of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE), serving as President from 2015-2017. Additional national work includes working with the leadership dance team in the analysis of public survey responses for the dance core arts standards review and serving on multiple panels for arts education, social emotional learning, and data topics.