2016 Next Generation Symposium - Make Learning Meaningful

For registrations questions contact, Debbie Pinkerton at 920.236.0584

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 3/2/2016 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 3/2/2016 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact:
Agency Assistant: Debbie Pinkerton (920) 236-0548
Location: Marian University
45 S National Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Facility: Stayer Center
3/9/2016 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM PreConference. Onsite checkin: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
3/10/2016 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Conference. Onsite checkin: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Preconference topic:
Creating a Student-Centered Classroom, One Step at a Time

Preconference facilitator and symposium keynote presenter:
Shelly Wright
Teacher, Blogger and TED speaker

Preconference: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Conference: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Districts throughout the region have partnered to form a network of Next Generation Schools implementers. By collaborating, districts are able to learn from and with each other as engineers of the future of public education in CESA 6. This symposium is an opportunity for educators to gain practical skills they can immediately implement in the classroom. The symposium is a great opportunity to learn from your colleagues, and share your experiences, ideas and success stories.

Symposium Strands
Breakout sessions will offer topics for educators at all levels to grow professionally and personally

Student Experiences

  • Personalized learning plans
  • Project/Problem/Passion-based learning
  • Personalized learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Blended learning
  • Community engagement
  • Makerspace
  • Flexible learning spaces

Structures to Support Learning

  • Community partnerships
  • Regional collaboration
  • Collaborative professional development
  • Wrap-around services


  • Assessments as, for and of learning
  • Student portfolios
  • Credit for non-classroom learning
  • Alternatives to Carnegie units
  • International benchmarking

New Business Model

  • Cooperative purchasing
  • District collaboration
  • Community partnerships
  • Middle college
  • University and technical college partnerships
  • Business partnerships

Who should attend?
K-12 regular education and special education teachers, principals, superintendents, school board members

For additional information contact:
Daniel Hanrahan, Executive Director of Innovations, CESA 6 - or - (920) 236-0550

Early-bird pricing: (Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2015)

  • $125 Preconference or symposium only
  • $210 Preconference and symposium only

Standard pricing: (Dec 16, 2015 - March 10, 2016)

  • $145 Preconference or symposium only
  • $250 Preconference and symposium only

Registration questions contact: Debbie Pinkerton, program assistant, CESA 6, 2935
Universal Court, Oshkosh, WI 54904, Phone: (920) 236-0548; Fax: (920) 424-3478;

EP Teacher
TPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
TPES2Standard 2: Instructional Planning
TPES3Standard 3: Instructional Delivery
TPES4Standard 4: Assessment For and Of Learning
TPES5Standard 5: Learning Environment
DPI Teacher
DD1Domain 1 : Planning and Preparation
DD2Domain 2 : The Classroom Environment
DD3Domain 3 : Instruction
EP Educational Specialist
ESPES1Standard 1: Professional Knowledge
ESPES2Standard 2: Communication and Collaboration
ESPES3Standard 3: Assessment
ESPES4Standard 4: Program Planning and Management
ESPES5Standard 5: Program Delivery
EP School Administrator
SAPES1Standard 1: Leadership for Student Learning
SAPES2Standard 2: School Climate
SAPES4Standard 4: Organizational Management
SAPES5Standard 5: Communication and Community Relations
DPI Principal
WPD12Domain 1.2: Instructional Leadership
EP District Administrator
DAST2Performance Standard 2: Instructional Leadership


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.