WETL Upcoming Events

Wisconsin CTO Clinic

Sunday, February 26

Wisconsin Dells, WI

The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” has taken on new meaning in the digital era. Successful digital learning environments now require input and collaboration from Superintendents, Educators, and Technology leaders. Come spend a day focusing on the partnerships and creative agility needed to provide a robust digital learning environment! Our dynamic and interactive day will be hosted by one of the nation’s top “out of the the box” thinkers who will challenge you to push the traditional collaboration boundaries.

The cost of registration is FREE! There is no better opportunity for technology leaders to learn and collaborate in the state of Wisconsin.


11:00: Welcome, Introductions and WETL Update

11:05: CoSN Update – Top 5 in 5

11:10: Technology Industry/Student Panel

11:50: Visioning the Day

12:15: Lunch

12:45: Department of Public Instruction Update

1:15: Wisconsin Association of District Administrators

1:30: Stretch Break

1:45: Ignite the Afternoon

2:05: Collaborative Ownership

2:45: Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement for Digital Learning Plans

3:30: Closing Keynote, Dr. Darryl Adams

4:15: Professional Networking, Social, and Exhibits




Darryl Adams

Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD)

Dr. Darryl Adams, Ph.D. is viewed as the Rock Roll Superintendent because of his creative, innovative and servant leadership style! Dr. Adams infuses his love for music with his own brand of TLC (Trust, Love and Collaboration!) to inspire and motivate in making the seemingly impossible possible!

Jon Bales

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
Executive Director

David Gundlach

Oshkosh Area School District
Deputy Superintendent

Kelly Hoyland

University of Wisconsin – Stout
WETL Chair and Director of Learning Technology Services

Kurt Kiefer

Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Libraries and Technology, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Vicki Lyons

School District of La Crosse
Director of Technology
La Crosse, WI

Janice Mertes

WI Department of Public Instruction
Asst. Director IMT/Digital Learning
Madison, WI
Janice Mertes Assistant Director IMT/Digital Learning Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Experience and current role: 19 years as a National Board Certified Social Studies educator, district technology integrator and professional development trainer Currently serve as a liaison to numerous national organizations to lead research, policy and practice programming for state K-12 schools Serve on the State Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council connected to Agenda 2017 to ensure every Wisconsin child is a graduate Education: MA History from UW Milwaukee Online Teaching Certificate MA Curriculum & Digital Technologies from Nova Southeastern Instructional Technology Coordinator License from Edgewood College Currently completing PHD at UW Madison in ELPA program focusing on innovative digital leadership.

Nathan Mielke

Hartford Union High School
Technology Services

Tim Schigur

Heidi Taylor-Eliopoulos

Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District


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WETL is an institutional membership organization open to K-12 school districts in Wisconsin. Other education agencies and interested parties may join as affiliate educators or affiliate corporate members. If you are interested in learning more about district membership or affiliate opportunities, please let us know by filling out the contact form to the right. Thank you!

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