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2017-20 Integrated Library Media and Technology Plan
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Utilizing the Future Ready Framework as recommended by the DPI, Kenosha Unified ...

Utilizing the Future Ready Framework as recommended by the DPI, Kenosha Unified School District aligned the results from the various surveys and resource audits to establish the goals listed in this plan.

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Information and Technology Literacy
Library and Information Science
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09/26/2019
2017 Using Needs Assessments for School and District Improvement
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This resource is guide was created by CCSSO and WestEd's Center for ...

This resource is guide was created by CCSSO and WestEd's Center for School Turnaround as a comprehensive resource. Topics covered include:
-What is a Needs Assessment
-Types of Needs Assessments
-Designing a Needs Assessment (which includes: elements of a needs assessment, importance on stakeholder engagement, steps in a needs assessment, and methods of data collection)
-Improvement Process (which includes: improvement cycle theory of action, planning and implementing change, working with frameworks)
-Key Decision Points

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Education
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Wendy Savaske
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08/02/2019
2018-19 Focusing on the Future
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At the end of every school year I put together an Animoto ...

At the end of every school year I put together an Animoto video that highlights our library program at Riverside Elementary (D.C. Everest). My entire budget (except for $225 for supplies) is made up of Common School Funds so we couldn't do what we do without that funding.

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Library and Information Science
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Sheila Dembowski
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02/04/2020
5 Key Shifts in Thinking and Practice for Educators in a Personalized Learning Environment
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This post explores a teacher-facing view of personalized learning. Specifically, what implications ...

This post explores a teacher-facing view of personalized learning. Specifically, what implications does a personalized learning environment have on instructional practices? In a personalized learning environment, there is a fundamental shift to the relationship between learner and teacher. Learner and teacher are repositioned and their relationship becomes interdependent.

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05/31/2016
5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment
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This posts focuses on learners and the shifts in role they experience ...

This posts focuses on learners and the shifts in role they experience as learning becomes a personalized, purposeful experience for them. An important change in role is a shift towards working on a customized learning path with the intent of achieveing proficiency.

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Education
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Institute for Personalized Learning
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05/31/2016
8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle
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SAM is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. ...

SAM is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. This site provides some examples on how to use SAMR as a strategy to support higher-level thinking skills.

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Education
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12/15/2016
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Students will use engineering skills to develop and use models as well ...

Students will use engineering skills to develop and use models as well as collaboratively plan an investigation to make sense of buoyancy.

Remix this template to upload your ACP lesson and unit plans into WISELearn.

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Education
Character Education
Environmental Science
Oceanography
Physics
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Blake Jersey
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01/16/2020
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Teaching Support Kit Resource
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This resource may be reproduced free of charge for use and study ...

This resource may be reproduced free of charge for use and study within schools but they may not be reproduced (either in whole or in part) and offered for commercial sale. (Copyright Random House Australia 2010)

This kit contains an introduction, notes on genre, structure and style, pre-reading, background notes, themes, motifs and symbols, character analysis, and activities for "Absolutely True Diary of a Pary-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.

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English Language Arts
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Mary Kuhl
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08/02/2019
Accessing and Evaluating High-Quality and Equitable Resources
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With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers ...

With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers from the Sheboygan Area School District set out to develop a process that would enable us to determine if the materials being used or materials we plan to use in the future are considered to be high-quality resources and will lead to equitable instruction.

The resources supplied were developed as a result of research and investigation into the work of EdReport.org, Achievethecore.org and various other resources that support the work of equity.

The process that we outline is intended to help teams evaluate resources that support major shifts in the Common Core State Standards specific to writing instruction. The tools linked in the process are adaptable to various grade levels and subject areas providing the team has unpacked the subject/grade level standards and share a common understanding of the skills and expectations in those standards.

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English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Megan Neitzke
Mary Dust
Amy Renzelmann
Jim Renzelmann
Jane Doll
Julia Leeson
Jennifer Zalewski
Tina Thone
Tamara Damrow
Andrea Daun
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08/02/2019
Addressing the root causes of disparities in school discipline
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Stage 1: Digging Into the Data addresses the question “Do disparities in ...

Stage 1: Digging Into the Data addresses the question “Do disparities in school discipline exist in our school or district?” The guide provides a set of tasks to help determine your data needs, harvest the data you already have at your disposal, identify additional data you may need, disaggregate and analyze your data, and then develop preliminary findings.

Stage 2: Getting at the Roots of Disparities addresses the question “What are the root causes of our disparities in school discipline?” You will learn how to dig deeper and conduct a root cause analysis to understand why disparities exist in your discipline outcomes.

Stage 3: Creating an Action Plan addresses the question “How will root causes of disparities in school discipline be addressed?” This stage walks you through developing an action plan for eliminating the disparities discovered in your root cause analysis that can be implemented, monitored, and continuously improved over time.

The guide includes a Disciplinary Disparities Risk Assessment Tool to aid in data gathering and analysis. The tool contains a series of Microsoft Excel–based worksheets, with detailed instructions on the kind of data to gather and how to analyze your results using a set of key questions. The tool automatically generates visual data displays to enhance analysis. This tool can be used as-is, modified, or serve as a model for designing a tool that can integrate with or import data from an existing school or district database or student management system. The tool also can be used in concert with existing data collection efforts, such as those connected with positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).

The guide also includes the following:
• Templates to help plan and facilitate communication among stakeholders;
• Real-world examples from schools and districts already experiencing success;
• Sidebars and tip sheets to extend knowledge;
• Links to useful resources;
• Strategies for doing a thorough job without getting bogged down; and
• Tips for undertaking tough conversations.

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Education
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Author:
Wendy Savaske
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Adobe Spark Video Tutorial
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Adobe Spark Video is a free, simple video editing online program. It ...

Adobe Spark Video is a free, simple video editing online program. It allows you to add videos and pictures while putting text or narrating over them.

Ideas for uses:
- Create visual stories
- Short flipped learning videos
- Create an engaging presentation
- Commercials
- Celebration & highlight videos
- Create a documentary
- Biographies
- Showcase

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Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
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Author:
Allison Holtzer
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Advancing Educational Equity for Underserved Youth
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This brief produced by the Learning Policy Institute summarizes research and recommendations ...

This brief produced by the Learning Policy Institute summarizes research and recommendations for strategies states and districts can do to improve equitable opportunities and outcomes. The brief suggests that to promote equity and improve outcomes, states can:
• track suspension and expulsion rates, while removing zero-tolerance discipline policies
that have proven ineffective in improving youth performance, replacing them with
restorative justice practices;2
• incentivize schools to evaluate and improve school climate, which is associated with youth
achievement and educational attainment, for all groups of youth, with special attention to
those who are most vulnerable;
• monitor attendance and chronic absenteeism, and create approaches to intervene early
and support attendance where needed to increase learning time;
• use an extended-year graduation rate (e.g., 5, 6, or 7 years), as well as a 4-year rate, to
encourage high schools to work with and bring back young people who, for a variety of
reasons, could not graduate in 4 years; and
• measure youths’ access to and completion of college- and career-ready courses of study
in an effort to open up evidence-based pathways to future success that help youth reach
their potential and encourage schools to offer these opportunities to all youth.

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Education
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Author:
Jessica Cardichon and Linda Darling-Hammond
Date Added:
08/13/2019
Aligning Evidence-Based Clearinghouses with the Tiers of  ESSA
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This resources will provide additional guidance to schools and districts reviewing research ...

This resources will provide additional guidance to schools and districts reviewing research related to evidence-based improvement strategies to determine , if there is alignment to the tiers of evidence found within ESSA.

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Education
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Author:
Wendy Savaske
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Basic Logic Model Template
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This is a template and resource for creating a basic logic model ...

This is a template and resource for creating a basic logic model for programs. A logic model is a way to visually represent the parts of an initiative or program. It can be used for school or community-based programs, and is useful when writing grant applications, doing strategic planning and evaluating programs. It was created by the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative at UW-Madison, feel free to contact them with questions.

You can access the template through this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FM15yg46q4jHMg9sTJz94MReogSenjk6/view?usp=sharing

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Education
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Author:
Annalee Good
Date Added:
08/02/2019
The Best Resume Maker in 2019: Features, Guide & Samples
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Professionals at Hiration use a proprietary resume writing process to redefine career ...

Professionals at Hiration use a proprietary resume writing process to redefine career services. Having hand crafted more than 5000 resumes, the professionals at Hiration have programmed the online resume builder to ensure best user experience.

Hiration's online resume builder deploys a single-click design change option to choose from 20+ designs so that you do not have to worry about the content once you wish to change the design. With over 41 industry specific resume content templates, the pre-formatted version of the tool allows the users to be flexible with the content without having to worry about the format, the fonts, or the sizes.

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Career and Technical Education
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emma
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03/05/2019
Building a DNA Model
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This resource is useful as a kinesthetic activity to reinforce the content ...

This resource is useful as a kinesthetic activity to reinforce the content on nucleic acids.  Students can create a model that shows the three dimensional aspect of DNA and understand the helix shaped molecule and its components.  

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Life Science
Biology
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Constance J. Rauterkus
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Charles Clark: From Rags to Riches - Wisconsin Biographies
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To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, ...

To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, and country. Clark is best remembered as a founder of the consumer products corporation, Kimberly-Clark, but his work in Neenah, Wisconsin, dates back to the 1850s when he worked in a furniture factory to help support his family while he simultaneously attended school. His values, hard work, and perseverance formed a life of contributions that inspired others to continue his work even after his death.

This story is from Wisconsin Biographies — a collection of free educational, online media resources to enrich your social studies and literacy curriculum, using the stories of famous people in Wisconsin history. Educational materials include short animated videos, leveled ebooks and printable books, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips (short, flexible lesson plans) tied to fourth grade academic standards. Students can define, analyze, compare and contrast historical figures, time periods, eras and themes, including westward expansion, slavery, women’s suffrage, innovation, and civil rights. 

This interactive resource is designed for use in elementary and middle schools, and for kids at home.

Discover more at pbswisconsineducation.org/biographies.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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PBS Wisconsin Education
Date Added:
05/20/2019
Community School Self-Assessment
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The Community School Self-Assessment (CSSA) is a tool designed to assess and ...

The Community School Self-Assessment (CSSA) is a tool designed to assess and guide community school implementation. Developed by the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative and National Coalition for Community Schools, CSSA gathers multiple and diverse perspectives on key structures and practices that influence community school implementation.

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Education
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Author:
Gwendolyn Baxley
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Contested Places
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Contested Places is a Siftr-based activity that engages students in exploring their ...

Contested Places is a Siftr-based activity that engages students in exploring their school, neighborhood, or city as a contested place. You can view and comment on other people's examples or upload your own. 
In this activity your task is to locate places and spaces that are contested. You might ask: How do different people view and use this place? What uses cause conflict? How are these conflicts enacted and resolved? Who has power in this place? Who and what is excluded from this place? You may want to look at how people behave or act in the place, but don't forget to also pay attention to what you don't see.

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
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Field Day
Date Added:
02/29/2016
Continuous Improvement Criteria and Rubric
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This document reflects years of collective expertise and research about what works ...

This document reflects years of collective expertise and research about what works to lead for equity: to build educational systems and align educator practices in service to each and every student, college and career ready. It explains the why, and what to do to engage in continuous improvement to improve outcomes for all students or for specific student groups.

In addition, this is a synthesis common understanding of continuous improvement as an ongoing, data-driven process in which learning organizations deliberately and strategically collaborate to understand and replicate successes, and plan for and address areas of concern. When implemented effectively, the continuous improvement process culminates in long-term, embedded, positive change and progress in the school or district, thereby improving student outcomes (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 2016, 6).

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Education
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Author:
Wendy Savaske
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Data Inquiry Journal at a Glance
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The Data Inquiry Journal (DIJ) allows educators to document ongoing data investigation ...

The Data Inquiry Journal (DIJ) allows educators to document ongoing data investigation and  design continuous improvement plans all in one convenient location within WISEdash for Districts. The Data Inquiry Journal is aligned to the Continuous Improvement Process Criteria and Rubric.
This document provides an overview of the three parts of the Data Inquiry Journal.

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Education
Material Type:
Other
Author:
Wendy Savaske
Date Added:
08/02/2019
December 2016 Synthesis of Information on Evidence-based practices for school improvement: 20 studies and tools focused on evidence-based practices in school improvement
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This resource review focused on identifying tools and resources that may be ...

This resource review focused on identifying tools and resources that may be useful as SEAs and LEAs follow steps of an evidence-based decision-making cycle (see figure) to identify and implement interventions to improve outcomes for students. The resources and tools included here are not exhaustive, but can serve as a starting point for further review and identification of evidence-based interventions.

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Education
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Other
Author:
Wendy Savaske
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Dr. Bettina Love on Cultural Memory in Youth Creativity and Hip Hop
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Dr. Love is an author and associate professor of educational theory and ...

Dr. Love is an author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. She was a keynote presenter at the 2016 Conference for Community Arts Education, November 2-5, 2016. This is a highlight from her speech.

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Education
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Author:
Dr. Bettina Love
Date Added:
01/01/2020