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Collab Lab 32: Teacher-centric PD

Thursday February 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What if professional development for teachers looked more like the kinds of learning experiences we want to create for students?

Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from higher ed, industry, and nonprofits to share ideas and explore options where collaborative efforts could help move things along.


5:30 – 6:00 Grab something to eat and drink, say hello

6:00 – 6:30 Introductions

6:30- 8:30 Let’s work through some ideas

Food and beverages will be provided. There is no charge for participation but space is limited!

Featured Participants

Among others, you’ll have a chance to meet:

Amber DuChateau — Education Design and Technology Consultant, UWM School of Nursing

Amber DuChateau works as an Organizational Education and Instructional Design Consultant in the College of Nursing at UW-Milwaukee. As part of a team that works to improve the learning environment and experiences of all Nursing students, Amber’s time is spent consulting with faculty on ways to make the best use of learning technologies and partnering with them to redesign course materials that will showcase their content to benefit the success of the learners in their program.


Joe Du Fore — Director of Business Development, Wisconsin Education Innovations

Joe Du Fore, education professor and owner of Newline Technology, helps run WEI (Wisconsin Education Innovations). Wisconsin Education Innovations excels at providing high quality, learner-centered professional development; offering programs and opportunities for educators, students, and parents throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. The services WEI provides reflect best practice, researched based approaches and platforms, and the latest technology. The educators they support are provided with an array of opportunities for learning, practice, observation, feedback, coaching and modeling.


Shaba Martinez — Digital Learning & Library Media Specialist, Bruce Guadalupe Community School

Bruce Guadalupe Community School is part of the United Community Center. Shaba supports students and staff with technology and literacy resources, and helps to ensure staff are using technology effectively to best impact and engage students. She also supports digital communication and operations across 4 school buildings and 1,800 students. In addition, Shaba has planned and led EdCamp Walker’s Point for the past 2 years, which has provided high-quality and authentic, and personalized professional development to over 180 educators and school leaders across Wisconsin and Illinois.


Angela McCarty — Director of Education Services, Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC)

An Alverno graduate, Angela possesses a strong background in education. Her experience includes serving as an Academic/Literacy Coach with MPS for a number of years and as the Director of Performance Management and Evaluation Systems with the Racine Unified School District. As Director of Education Services, Angela is responsible for overseeing alternative licensure programs, creating professional learning opportunities that meet the needs of diverse educators, and developing relationships with external and internal partners.


Deidre Roemer — Director of Leadership and Learning, West Allis West Milwaukee School District

Deidre has served as the Director of Leadership and Learning for the West Allis West Milwaukee School District for the last four years. Prior to that she was the Coordinator of Special Education, instructional coach, and teacher at multiple grade levels. She has a passion for professional development that is meaningful for teachers and leaders. She currently oversees the professional development plan for over five-hundred staff and has presented around our area on the topic. Her mission is to humanize education by ensuring learners have a sense of community and authentic learning experiences that connect to the passions every day.


Thursday February 13, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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