Redefining Ready - Developing Systems that Create Results with Elkhorn Area School District


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Last Date to Register: 12/12/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/8/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Valerie Schmitz
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
1/11/2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
4/26/2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
5/24/2022 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Price: $50.00

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Presenters: Jason Tadlock & Chris Trottier - Elkhorn Area School District

Cost: $50.00 for individual registration, $75.00 for a team of 4


Since 2016, the Elkhorn Area School District has leveraged the Redefining Ready dashboard to drive district and schoolwide improvement resulting in significant increases in their students earning stackable credentials: dual-credit courses, industry-recognized credentials, work-based learning experiences (Youth Apprenticeships), and co-curricular involvement. Not only will participants hear the Elkhorn story, which includes successes and challenges, but they will also learn how Elkhorn has truly moved Redefining Ready into their culture by developing systems that connect all their work. Upon completion of the (4) sessions, districts will have accomplished the following:

  • Understand the why behind Redefining Ready,
  • Identify key strategies to leverage Redefining Ready into a district and school culture,
  • Develop a continuous improvement model that puts Redefining Ready at the forefront of the work,
  • Learn how to connect Academic Career Planning, School Improvement Plans, Professional Learning Communities, and other initiatives into one systemic model to drive results, and
  • Create a Redefining Ready Dashboard that connects to participating districts/schools initiatives and goals.

Register in teams of 4 to register for $75 total! Price will be adjusted after registering; please register all attendees in the group to receive the discount.


About the Presenters:

Mr. Chris Trottier, Director of School to Work Opportunities - From teaching social studies in the Milwaukee Public Schools to serving as a Director of School to Work Opportunities, Chris has served all types of learners and districts by focusing on equity and access for all children. In 2020, Chris was awarded the Kohl Principal Leadership Award, and he has continued to speak at national conferences, serve on state-level committees, and advocate for a better version of a student graduate. He presently is leading the Elkhorn Area School District's work-based learning program, while continuing to focus on ensuring all students graduate with stackable credentials: dual-credits, industry-recognized certifications, school-to-work enrollment, and co-curricular engagement especially in CTSO's.




Jason Tadlock is a graduate of Utah State University, BA (Spanish), and a graduate of UW-Superior, Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. He serves as the Superintendent of Elkhorn Area School District. He also serves as the state Co-Chair for the Project Lead the Way State Leadership Team. Jason has been recognized nationally as a leader in technology integration and served on the Department of Education’s first-ever technical working group, which led to the development of ConnectEd. In 2018 he was awarded the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) first-ever Administrator of the Year Award. He is also a co-founder of Classmunity, a web-based fundraising management platform, and works with Classmunity to develop a platform that will better meet the fundraising management needs of school districts. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for the University of Whitewater in their teacher education department. 




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