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Thursday, April 28 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Innovation Spotlight Series

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Sit back and prepare to be "wowed" during this creative and popular PechaKucha opening to our conference. A PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and the presenter talks along to the images. We are currently taking submissions for this format. Do you have something awesome to share? Click HERE to give us your idea. 

You will have the opportunity to learn about relevant and innovative information in 7-minute bursts of highly engaging content. A 45-minute follow-up session will be available for you to delve more deeply into the topics with the awesome presenters utilizing this unique format.

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Angie Andersson

Principal, KTEC
Dr. Angela Andersson graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts and in 1995 with a Ph.D in political science. She taught political science at Loyola University Chicago before starting to teach in Kenosha Unified in 2000. In January 2006, she began planning... Read More →
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Todd Brunclik

Creative Director, Innovative Schools Network
Todd Brunclik is the Creative Director for the ISN. In 2009 Todd helped found Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School, a project-based school in Northwest Wisconsin where he served as an advisor, lead teacher and governance board member. As a ISN founding member and Creative Director... Read More →
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Jodie Davis

Innovation Architect, ISN STAFF
Jodie recently moved to Wisconsin from Florida, where she and a team of educators turned a small, home school co-op into Ohana Institute, a fully accredited independent, private school. Her roots began as a Social Studies teacher where she designed and implemented project-based learning... Read More →
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Margie Dorshorst

Principal, Mead Elementary Charter School
Margie is the Principal of Mead Elementary School. She has expanded her leadership to include a focus on Responsive Clasroom and Trauma-Informed Education.
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Joe DuFore

Owner, Newline Education/WEI
Joe Du Fore, owner of both Newline Education and Digital Publishing House LLC, started his educational career as a biology and mathematics teacher. He then moved on to be a Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Instructional Design Center at Wisconsin Lutheran College... Read More →
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Sue Elliott

Events Coordinator, ISN
Have been involved in public education in WI for over 45 years including working with special education programs as a teacher and director, as well as being an elementary principal and college professor and co-founding an innovative public charter school. Am excited to continue my... Read More →
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Barry Golden

Educational Paradigm Specialist, ISN
Barry Golden is an Educational Paradigm Specialist for ISN. He has had a presence in Wisconsin K-12 education for over 35 years. His experience includes teaching, serving as an administrator of special education, and Director of Instruction over a 20 year period. He started his own... Read More →
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Dr. Ryan Krohn

Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, School District of Waukesha
Ryan Krohn is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Accountability for the School District of Waukesha. Ryan earned his PhD in 2014 with research focused the design of a “learning-based” educational system, called pullED. He earned masters... Read More →
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Tina Miller

Elementary Principal and ISN Board Secretary, Howe Elementary
Tina is an innovative elementary principal with experience as an elementary teacher, gifted educator, and professional development facilitator. She is a Nationally Board Certified educator as well as an ISN Board Member and Responsive Classroom consulting teacher.
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Allen Brant, PhD

Principal, Kaleidoscope Academy
Al Brant is the principal of Kaleidoscope Academy, a trauma sensitive middle school and is currently the president of ISN. He works with many of the charter schools in Appleton and the surrounding area promoting innovative practices and moving away from the industrial age model of... Read More →
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Jim Rickabaugh

Senior Advisor, Institute for Personalized Learning
Dr. James Rickabaugh serves as Senior Advisor at the Institute for Personalized Learning. He formerly served as the Director of the Institute, and as Superintendent for districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Jim is the author of Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap... Read More →
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Dr. Steven Rippe

Director of Organization Development, ISN
Steven is an experienced teacher, principal and school coach who has successfully worked with over 150 schools and thousands of educators throughout the United States. Over the last 25 years Steven has worked closely with Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, The Bill and Melinda... Read More →
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Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently serving as an Instructional Coach at the amazing Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, a former elementary and middle school teacher... Read More →
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Paul Tweed

Director, Wildlands School
Paul Tweed founded Wildlands in 2005 with two colleagues from the Augusta School District. Active in the science teaching community for 20 years before Wildlands he has presented at conferences all over the country. Tweed taught at the secondary and university level, has been on textbook... Read More →
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Dave Vitale

Administrator and ISN Board Member, Watertown Unified School District
Dave's passion for innovative schools and responsive instructional design stems from his experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator spanning the elementary to collegiate ranks. In 2005 he earned his doctorate from UW-Madison researching and developing design principles for... Read More →
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Jon Woloshin

Assistant Director of Alternative Learning Services/Programs and ISN Board Vice President, MMSD and ISN Board
Jonathan Woloshin serves as an Assistant Director coordinating Alternative Learning Services/Programs in the Madison Metropolitan School District. In this role Jonathan provides site-based administration and supervision of alternative learning environments for students with disabilities... Read More →

Thursday April 28, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Sandstone Ballroom