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Chad Kafka

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WI Summit featuring Google Apps for Edu - The next WI Summit is taking place in Kenosha June 17-18 (with pre-summit workshops on June 16).  For many of us, this is the week after school gets out.  Currently, there is an Early Bird Registration discount.  Workshops include a GAFE Admin Panel workshop, Google and iPad, and Learning Spaces & Maker Movement.  Those are all hot topics so register early if you want to get into a workshop on June 16!

Call for proposals for presenting will be coming out soon so I will post when that is live.  Links are below with more info:

Summit website:  https://wi.gafesummit.com/2016

Workshops listing:  https://wi.gafesummit.com/2016#workshops
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Nathan Mielke

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June 13th and 14th come to University School of Milwaukee for Summer Spark (it's a great independent school my wife teaches at and our boys attend)! +George Couros will be the keynote, he wrote what was IMHO the must ready book for educators in 2015 - The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity. 
Summer Spark presented by University School of Milwaukee is an annual two-day innovation symposium for teachers and administrators. In 2015, the symposium's inaugural year, more than 200 educators representing more than 60 schools from around the Milwaukee area, the country, and even as far away ...
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George is an amazing speaker- so insightful, quality content, has you laughing, crying and excited for education all in one keynote!

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Kristine Vreugdenhil

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Wisconsin's own Nathan Mielke (Hartford Unified Schools and WETL Chair) has been nominated for CoSN's NextGeneration Leader. Congrats, Nathan! 
Cast your vote for Nathan by February 19th  here:
HELP US SELECT THE "NEXT GENERATION LEADERS IN SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY" FOR 2016. VOTE for this year's most promising nominees. School districts across the country nominated their top candidates to be recognized as the "NextGeneration Leaders in School Technology" – a new program developed and ...
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I voted!! Congrats +Nathan Mielke
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Kathy Boguszewski

Data Privacy  - 
 
January 28 was Data Privacy Day: Creating a Culture of Privacy
Here are a few links that you can share with your teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Privacy within the cloud is a top priority for all of us.
Stay Safe Online.org
Privacy Tips

DPI’s Student Data Privacy Main Menu
Investigate the various tabs on this page, especially: Overview, Training, and Resources. Share with Parents in your school Newsletters and provide training to staff.
Stay Safe and secure your privacy while online.
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Kathy Boguszewski
Data Privacy Coordinator, Data Warehouse and Decision Support Systems Team
Department of Public Instruction
Kathy.Boguszewski@dpi.wi.gov
http://dpi.wi.gov/wise
http://dpi.wi.gov/wise/data-privacy

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Edward Snow

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WETLs, we need your help. We are planning a dynamic panel discussion of district administrators at the CoSN CTO clinic that is on Feb. 28th - start of Brainstorm - Please help us by providing questions for our panel. The topic is "What does a school or district need in a CTO today?"
WETLs, we need your help. We are planning a dynamic panel discussion of district administrators at the CoSN CTO clinic that is on Feb. 28th - start of Brainstorm - and we'd like to know what questions you would like to hear answered on this topic: What does a school or district need in a CTO ...
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Edward Snow

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Are you going to Brainstorm? Please consider joining us for a FREE CTO clinic. In addition to offering a great opportunity to collaborate, we also have two amazing keynote speakers! Please see link below for more details.


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Nathan Mielke

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Are you a Superboss? Do you build and foster leadership in your colleagues?
How exceptional leaders hire and hone talent
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Nathan Mielke

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Congratulations to +Scott Kowalski on your successful completion of the CETL process! Chippewa is lucky to have you! There will be more names to share as the essay results come back. CoSN keeps a directory at the site linked below.
Who are our CETLs and where are they located? Click on the maps below for more information.
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Scott, kudos to you!
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Mary Maderich

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There's still time to register for BadgerLink Online Exploration starting Jan. 25th
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Nancy Toll

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Make sure you check out the FREE CTO clinic to start your Brainstorm experience.  Click here for information!
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About this community

Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders is the Wisconsin Chapter of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking). This newly formed group will serve to improve technology leadership in Wisconsin schools and universities

Janice Mertes

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Congratulations WEMTA on joining the Future Ready regional partner map.  Check out the Future Ready dashboard tools and resources to help guide your digital planning needs. Future Ready includes the innovative leadership role of media specialists and technology integrators to support digital learning opportunities.

Watch for the big announcement on DLD about the selection of Wisconsin to host one of the national Future Ready Leadership Summits this summer. 
The Alliance for Excellent Education leads the Future Ready in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education and a vast coalition of national and regional organizations. Special thanks to our corporate contributors! National Partners ...
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Congratulations to all of the Future Ready partners and schools!

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Janice Mertes

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Wisconsin has a lot of great stories to tell on Digital Learning Day  (DLD) Wednesday, February 17, 2016. WI celebration activities are posted on our DLD webpage and include:

1) Watch for the exciting announcement about Wisconsin hosting one of the national Future Ready Leadership Summits in Madison on June 14-15th at the Monona Terrace. 
http://www.futurereadyschools.org/register
Register your school district with Future Ready to receive an invitation to the summit.
http://www.futurereadyschools.org/about

2) Register your local activity at the national Digital Learning Day site.. Keep Wisconsin #1 in the nation for registered activities.
http://www.digitallearningday.org/domain/25

3) Tweet your digital learning highlights to  #DLDay and  #widld  to see other great activities from around the state.
DPI readies series of events to celebrate Digital Learning Day 2016
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Nathan Mielke

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Community, celebrations, play/creativity...and take care of yourself! 
Transformative school leaders embrace creativity and play, reimagine meetings, promote a culture of celebration through their daily interactions, and maintain their own health and spirit.
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Becky Ackermann

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A technology director for your school or district needs to have other vital skills that go beyond knowing technology and networking.
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Jamie Averbeck

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I’m very excited to invite you to the inaugural Tundra EdTech Tool Slam!

Tundra EdTech Tool Slam!
January 27th, 6:00-8:00pm
@ The Neville Public Museum
Snacks and refreshments provided by Camera Corner

This will be an awesome opportunity to learn educational technology tools presented by EdTech leaders from Ashwaubenon, De Pere, Green Bay, Pulaski, and West De Pere.

To find out more about this FREE event and to register, go to www.tundraslam.com 
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Nathan Mielke

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Found this piece from Tech Crunch on the future of wireless fascinating!
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chris Czerniak

Discussion  - 
Blog from a Technology Director at a small school in Wisconsin
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Corey Jeffers

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Does anyone know where I could find information about how many districts in Wisconsin have decided to use Google Apps for Education?
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This is what I got from +Kristi Levy,

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Gd6aN0UjUFWgD5TTTbpsvbtYWJH7A7t_GG2po1jPmcM/edit#gid=1264893568

It's getting a little older, and I'm not sure how it was collected. However, I checked with five districts: Wausau, Oshkosh, DC Everest, Mosinee, and Oconto Falls. All of these were represented accurately.

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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
The new ISTE Student Standards (draft format) out for review are updated to incorporate many components of what learning should like in the digital age. Please share this site with your staff to offer input to the national committee.

DPI is working to update the WI Information and Technology Literacy standards as we are waiting for the revised ISTE NETS and the AASL standards which are both out this summer. 
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Melissa Emler

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Have you all heard of Ted Dentersmith and his film Most Likely to Succeed?  He is outstanding, and he is going to make waves in education on his 50 state tour.  Check out my quick 10 minute sneak peak of his work.  Catch the whole 45 minute interview next Tuesday. 
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