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Thursday, March 2 • 11:15am - 1:30pm
21st Century Learning: System Design Essentials - The Howard Winn SD Story

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Facing declining enrollment, decreased funding, 48% free and reduced lunch, this 426 square mile, rural NE Iowa school district of 1,200 students this District has “stepped through the looking glass” and is transforming teaching and learning. 

Embedding technology into learning, a synchronicity has occurred. From teachers to students to cooks to parents to patrons, everyone within the organization now thinks differently. New realities have emerged that have become part of the school culture. 

In partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College, Howard-Winn students are discovering their passion and professions, earning college credit, gaining a competitive edge. 

Creating urgency and capacity for change, overcoming traditional thinking, along with building infrastructure and human recourses, the experiences from the journey and what we see up ahead will be shared. 

Presenters
avatar for John Carver

John Carver

John is the superintendent of schools for the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. Collaborating with business, industry, elected officials and higher education, John is leading the charge to vision and make operational a new structure of learning grounded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Howard-Winn is working to seamlessly embed technology into instruction and uses social media to break down classroom silos... Read More →
avatar for Sara Grimm

Sara Grimm

Elementary Principal, Howard-Winneshiek CSD
Love of Learning-Passion for Education-Obsession with Technology-Reading Addict | Elementary Principal
avatar for Terese Jurgensen

Terese Jurgensen

Director of Special Education & Student Services PK-12, Howard Winneshiek Community School District
My name is Terese Jurgensen & I have an interesting background where I have been involved in social work as well as education. I have been a missionary with inner-city youth in Poland as well as Montreal, Canada. My passion is to create bridges to build on the unique strengths of individuals who struggle on the very broad spectrum of autism and social thinking struggles. I have a degree in Psychology, English/Psychology Instructor as well... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 11:15am - 1:30pm
Broadway B

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