We invite proposals for breakout sessions on the broad topic "What's Best for Kids."
This is a question (what do kids need most?), a command (we demand nothing less than the best for all of our students) and a philosophy of action. We hope it inspires conversations about what's working, what's needed, and what we can do together.
Topic may range from advocacy to academics, but we ask that all sessions include interactive discussions and provide either recommendations for or brainstorm of action steps to facilitate conversation on what we can do together to ensure thriving public schools where all students succeed.
Priority will be given to panels that reflect the diversity of our communities and the coalition nature of our local level organizing teams (eg pair organizers with experts and school leaders/educators).
We expect the Summit to be attended by 300-400 parents, community members, educators, school leaders and administrators. We strive to create an atmosphere not of an academic conference but a once-a-year opportunity to gather face to face and learn from one another. We ask presenters to draw on the expertise and experience in the room as they lead sessions on the topics they'd like to address. Sessions will likely be 60-75 minutes.
Deadline for proposals: May 31, 2019.
Please email Heather DuBois Bourenane at hdb@WisconsinNetwork.org with any questions.