Our Vision of 21st Century Education

Learners of all ages must develop the 21st Century learning skills of critical thinking, creativity, and adaptivity in a flexible learning environment, changing at a rapid pace. We will achieve this by working in real-time on challenges to generate solutions, innovation, and collaboration in both physical and virtual spaces. Today is not tomorrow’s future, so we must engage the community in proactively addressing relevant issues in preparation to successfully navigate the unknown.

Our professional development is designed to be rich, customized and challenging in order to best assist educators, thus strengthening the potential of our region.

2017-2018 Workshop Series:

Register for entire 2017-2018 Series    View Pricing    FAQ’s

Trimester 2: Curriculum Planning

  • Equity Problem of Practice:

    How does our system need to change in light of recent research on how students learn, further advancements to technology, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Purposeful and Strategic Digital Learning to Transform Education with Eric Sheninger

  • Cassandra Erkens
    February 13, 2018
    Equity Problem of Practice:

    How do educational systems provide feedback to learners that results in accelerated growth for all learners?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills with Cassandra Erkens

  • Jabbar Beig
    February 28, 2018
    Equity Problem of Practice:

    How can we apply brain- and language-based systems to support all learners in their acquisition of rigorous content and academic language?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Teaching at the Core with Jabbar Beig

Trimester 3: Authentic Assessment

Trimester 1: Quality Instruction

Registration Has Passed
  • Dr. Bill Daggett
    August 17, 2017
    Equity Problem of Practice:

    How can schools stay relevant so that the skills we teach our students adequately prepare them for an ever-changing global economy?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Innovating for Impact: Quad D Learning with Bill Daggett

    Learn More Event Passed
  • Lissa Pijanowski
    September 20, 2017
    Equity Problem of Practice:

    What is the impact on student engagement and underachievement when the system denies students of color access to rigorous tasks and coursework?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Creating a Culture for Rigorous Learning for ALL Students with Lissa Pijanowski

    Learn More Event Passed
  • Equity Problem of Practice:

    What is the impact of restricting learning opportunities that grant access to the “culture of power”?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Lisa Delpit

    Learn More Event Passed
  • Equity Problem of Practice:

    What happens when learners’ access to standards-based core instruction is limited due to preconceived deficits and skill gaps?

    Equity-based Solution:

    Understanding by Design Curriculum and Framework with Jay McTighe

    Learn More Event Passed

WMEP Member Registration

Participants must have district approval to register for the yearlong leadership series. Please email your district’s Future-Forward Leadership contact below if you’re interested in attending. This individual will verify your eligibility for participation in the 2017-2018 Future-Forward Leadership Series: