Micro-credentials — a MACRO idea!
October 31, 2017 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Wisconsin Center - 101AB
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Session Description
Take a quick dive into the world of micro-credentials. Participants will learn about micro-credentials and explore the topic list (including the Institute for Personalized Learning’s stack). Come to this session to reframe traditional professional development and craft an outline for getting micro-credentials started in your district/school/classroom!

Ryan Krohn (@pullED_Learning)
Christina Sprader (@csprades)
Diane Rozanski (@diane_rozanski)
Kate Sommerville (@kmsfrog)
Institute for Personalized Learning

Dr. Ryan Krohn serves as the Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. Ryan formerly served as the Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for the School District of Waukesha, Wisconsin. In this role, Ryan launched a focused effort to bring forward personalized learning as the primary model of instruction. Ryan earned a Master’s degree from The University of Minnesota in adaptive education and a second Master’s in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Ryan centered his Ph.D. research, at Cardinal Stritch University, on transformational leaders and their successful transformation of a traditional educational environment to a personalized learning system. Dr. Krohn centers his work on engaging leaders on the ideas of transformation, personalized learning, and learner-centered designs.

Christina Sprader serves as the Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning. Christina formerly served as an administrator, coach, and teacher for the School District of Waukesha. She has a passion for rethinking education that ensures personalized learning for all learners. In her previous roles, she developed the capacity of those around her to implement this transformational work that supports all learners.

Diane Rozanski is a Personalized Learning Professional Development Specialist that incorporates the Universal Design for Learning principals to enhance learning for ALL learners at ALL age levels. Diane provides coaching and mentoring in the areas of Personalized Learning, UDL, Special Education, instructional technology and the Future Ready framework. She has presented at local, state and national conferences. Diane is a certified Applie iOS/OS X trainer and has certification in the areas of online instructional design and facilitation.

Kate Sommerville serves as a Personalized Learning Professional Development Specialist at the Institute for Personalized Learning. Kate spent the last 17 years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the Elmbrook School District, with the last four years team-teaching in a personalized learning environment. The teaming model developed by Kate scaled to multiple learning environments within her school, and has influenced educators across Wisconsin and the Midwest. Kate received her undergraduate degrees in elementary and special education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2000. In 2007, she received her Master’s Degree in Education in Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. As a speaker, instructional coach, and consultant, Kate uses her creativity and enthusiasm to support teachers as they rethink their instructional practices and learning environments to best meet the needs of learners.