Webinars and Institutes

August 1-3, 2018 Collaborative Professionalism: The Next Frontier for Teacher Leadership featuring Andy Hargreaves 

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Location: Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee

  • August 1, 2018 WSRA's Board of Directors meet 
  • August 2, 2018 Collaborative Professionalism: The Next Frontier for Teacher Leadership featuring Andy Hargreaves [8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.]
  • August 3, 2018 WSRA's Leadership and Assembly Meetings [8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.]

Andy Hargreaves has written the book on professional collaboration. But, as he and his colleague, Michael O’Connor, have realized, there is so much more to learn about it still. Lesson study, job-alike networks, professional learning communities, data teams, peer reviews: what are the different ways for teachers to collaborate to improve student learning? Which ones are better or worse than the others? How do teachers collaborate differently across systems, countries and cultures? This workshop introduces its participants to Hargreaves and O’Connor’s research on collaborative practice in two US states and six other countries.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about different kinds of collaborative practice to improve student learning.
  • Analyze sample cases to better understand the complexity, benefits, and challenges of professional collaboration.
  • Discuss how professional collaboration can be leveraged to address diverse educational challenges such as student engagement in rural communities, transforming learning in indigenous communities and creating collaboration for equity between school districts.
  • Reflect on how you can adopt deeper elements of professional collaboration in your own practice.
  • Engage in and learn from a range of collaborative practices within the workshop itself.

August 8, 2018 Passionate Learners: A Path to Personalize the Learning featuring Pernille Ripp 

Register here.  Passionate Learners: Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In this workshop based on 7th grade teacher Pernille Ripp’s book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, Pernille will help both novice and seasoned educators create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal.  

Interested in credit for your professional learning at this institute? Details coming soon. 

WSRA's Institute Cancellation Policy

Please note that a registration is a commitment to pay on or before the event. Unpaid registration fees (including no-shows) will be added to the registrant’s total balance due.

Any registration cancellation must be received 72 hours before the scheduled event in order for a refund to be issued. A $35 processing fee will be charged for all refunds.

No-shows will be invoiced and subject to all charges including registration fees, meals, and hotel charges - if applicable.

WSRA does accept the transfer of a registration to another unregistered individual with 24-hour advance notice. Please contact Joyce at [email protected] 

WSRA reserves the right to cancel any institute due to minimum registration requirements and/or unforeseen circumstances.” 

Future Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium hosts: 

38th Annual Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium 

Traversing the Complexities of Today’s Literacy Landscape: Possibilities for Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice

 Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2019

Location: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

 The 2019 Wisconsin Literacy Research Symposium seeks to examine literacy research that moves beyond narrow explorations that perpetuate dominant frameworks and ideologies toward research that embodies critical transformative inquiries that hold students’ cultural and intellectual resources central in literacy learning. We invite researchers, educators, pre-service teachers, and policy makers to become active participants in the exploration of literacy research as it is conceptualized for the complexities of today’s literacy landscape.


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