How often do you have an opportunity to connect with colleagues in other districts to share innovative practices in education?
Learn Deep brings educators from across Milwaukee together to share what we’re working on to benefit our students. Each gathering includes individuals from outside organizations who have looked at parallel innovation practices from another perspective. Together, we explore the goals educators hope to reach, hurdles which stand in the way, and opportunities to move forward, however small at first. Collab Labs are a chance to learn what strategies others have used to succeed, and to solicit help and feedback from others who have worked towards similar goals.
Each Collab Lab is focused on a specific topic. Past topics included ‘Maker Spaces‘, ‘Finding Room to Innovate‘ and ‘Engaging Community Partners‘. At each session we bring in featured participants from schools and the broader community who have significant and often unique experience in the subject at hand. Across all of our attendees, you’ll find folks who are willing and open to share what they know to help others in the room, whether that’s an approach to a problem, a strategy to get buy-in, or connections to others that can help.
Participation in our Collab Labs is always free, but space is limited.
Our Collab Lab series will be back in October for the 2018-19 school. Check in later this summer to see what’s coming.
Staying connected with kindred spirits you met
Slack is a great tool for people working together to reach common goals. Keep the engagement alive by participating in topical Slack channels. Share your thoughts, interesting articles (with your commentary), etc. with people you know are interested in the same topic.
We host Slack “Channels” around each Collab Lab topic, but you determine the conversation. As a Slack channel participant, you can share progress on your own initiative, or ask colleagues for advice and help. Or, place an ‘advertisement’ for people to collaborate with you on an initiative. If you are not already participating and would like join, let us know and we’ll send you an invite.
Who will you find at Collab Labs?
We pull in a diverse group of educators and others who are are looking for ways to help Milwaukee area schools move forward:
Arrowhead School District
School District of Beloit
Carmen Schools of Science and Technology
Cudahy School District
Fox Point/Bayside School District
Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School
Kettle Moraine School District
School District of Menomonee Falls
Milwaukee Jewish Day School
Milwaukee Montessori School
Milwaukee Public Schools
Muskego School District
New Berlin School District
Nicolet High School
Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
Oak Creek Franklin School District
Pewaukee School District
Racine Unified High School District
School District of South Milwaukee
Seton Catholic Schools
Shorewood School District
St. Joan Antida High School
Tenor High School
UCC Acosta Middle School
Union Grove Union High School District
University School of Milwaukee
Veritas High School
School District of Whitefish Bay
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Gateway Technical College
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin – School of Education
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Artists Working In Education
ArtWorks for Milwaukee
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Black Arts Think Tank
Brookhill Institute of Mathematics
David Jakes Designs
Islands of Brilliance
Junior Achievement, Wisconsin
Linden Grove Communities
City of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
QWERTY Product Design Institute
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Urban Ecology Center
WI Department of Public Instruction
Young Enterprising Society