Building Climate and Culture From the Ground Up
November 1, 2017 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Wisconsin Center - 101CD
Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Session Description
Educators will leave with take-aways that can be immediately implemented into their classrooms as they rotate through 4 different hands-on experiences focused on the areas of Growth Mindset, STEAM, Leadership, and Team Building through the eyes of a learner. While engaging in these experiences, participants will learn the importance of building a strong climate and culture to empower learners to take risks, develop leadership skills, and create their own learning pathways. Through our experiences, we have learned that climate and culture is the foundation for success when personalizing learning. Join the adventure as we see what happens when learners lead the way!

Carrie Mergen (@carriemergen)
Tiffany Redieske (@tiff_redieske)
School District of Janesville

Carrie received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Reading and Language Arts, and has 10 years teaching experience in various grades. She implemented personalized learning in 2014 in her kindergarten classroom and later taught in a K/1 multi-age. She is currently an Academic Learning Coach.

Tiffany received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education in 2003 and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008. She has 12 years of teaching experiences ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade and implemented personalized learning into her kindergarten classroom in 2014 and has continued this journey into her sixth grade ELA classroom, and now in fifth grade.