Having Hard Conversations
As administrators, coaches or colleagues, we often come up against situations where difficult topics must be addressed. This session will provide participants with action plans and scripting tools for having those necessary hard conversations.Read More
Designing Assessments to Improve Teaching and Learning
Join us for a day about crafting questions to assess student learning, the use of Depth of Knowledge, and other factors as we evaluate a variety of assessment items, including multiple choice, open response, and performance tasks and assessment items.Read More
Call for Proposals
Wisconsin ASCD is seeking proposals for breakout sessions during our Fall Conference in Wisconsin Dells. Proposals are due June 2, 2017. Presenters chosen receive one free conference registration per sectional.Read More
Wisconsin Instructional Leader of the Year Award
WASCD is pleased to announce that Darcy Budnik of CESA #1 has been named the 2016 Instructional Leader of the Year.
This award is intended to recognize individuals who are proven leaders in curriculum, instruction and assessment and who have advocated for policies and practices that lead to increased student performance. The award winner was recognized at the WASCD Fall Conference and received a scholarship to be used to attend a future ASCD or WASCD program.
As a Director of Teaching and Learning, Darcy serves a diverse region in Wisconsin serving both the smallest and largest school districts in the state, some of the most economically challenged districts and all in the most culturally diverse region. Her visionary leadership is grounded in best practices that maximize student achievement.
Darcy significantly contributes to the mission of WASCD through her work, and is a growing leader in the profession of public education. She is an energetic, enthusiastic proponent of quality education for all children. She brings a strong passion for all aspects of education, a depth of knowledge toward instructional improvement and strength in leadership. She has been a member since 2012 and was a presenter at last year’s fall conference on the topic of Connecting and Communicating.
Before CESA #1, Darcy worked as a director of curriculum and principal in the Kewaskum School District. Prior to that she was an associate principal in Wauwatosa and started her career in education as an English teacher.