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					                  August 20th 4:30-7:30 pm
              Grantsburg High School Auditorium
                    480 East James Avenue
                      Grantsburg, WI 54840

                   August 21st 4:30-7:30 pm
                    Superior Best Western
                    415 Hammond Avenue
                      Superior WI 54880

                  August 22nd 4:30-7:30 pm
              Green Bay Public Library (lower level)
                        515 Pine Street
                     Green Bay, WI 54301

                  August 23rd 4:30-7:30 pm
Wausau- Marathon County Public Library (3rd floor)(Wausau Room)
                        300 1st Street
                     Wausau, WI 54403

                  August 24th 4:30-7:30 pm
               Chippewa Valley Technical College
                 620 West Clairemont Avenue
                   Eau Claire WI 54701-6162

                   Insight School of Wisconsin
        August 27th 4:30-7:30 pm
         Milwaukee Public Library
          814 W Wisconsin Ave
          Milwaukee, WI 53233

        August 28th 5:00-8:00 pm
          Beloit Public Library
           409 Pleasant Street
            Beloit, WI 53511

        August 29th 4:30-7:30 pm
          Madison Public Library
        2707 E Washington Avenue
           Madison, WI 53717

        August 30th 4:30-7:30 pm
LaCrosse Public Library Side B of Auditorium
              800 Main Street
           LaCrosse, WI 54601

         Insight School of Wisconsin
   Thank you for choosing Insight School of
       We are a school of CHOICE
       First Class of Insight School Wisconsin
       You are a PIONEER
           Commitment, Determination, and Drive

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
       Educational Philosophy
“ISWi’s mission is to serve students whose needs are
  not being well-met in a traditional high school
  setting. Insight Schools is devoted to making
  quality public education accessible for all high-
  school-age students. Insight School of Wisconsin
  will provide online education alternatives for
  thousands of high-school-age students in
  Wisconsin who, for reasons that are as unique as
  the students themselves, do not attend school or
  may benefit from a non-traditional school setting.”

                    Insight School of Wisconsin
                     About ISWi
   Partnered with Grantsburg School District

       Charter School Governed by the State of WI

       Innovative and Progressive

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
    As a student you will benefit from…
   Choices. Choose courses covering core subjects and
    requirements, plus electives such as foreign languages,
    technology, and business—we also offer advanced placement
    and honors courses.

   Tools. School issued laptop computer with wireless card, a
    printer, a stipend for Internet service, and all course materials
    you’ll need for independent study, for as long as you are an
    Insight student.

   Guidance. Interact with iMentors and certified teachers who
    focus their time on teaching, mentoring, and engaging with
    students, primarily on a one-to-one basis.

                             Insight School of Wisconsin
           Advantages for Students
   Will receive a high school diploma like any traditional
    high school
   You will meet all state requirements for graduation and
    post high school education
   130+ courses to choose from
       emphasizes ―active learning,‖ or applying concepts rather
        than simply retaining information. You can study on your
        own time
   You have flexibility in your education
   You will be able to learn and gain an education in a
    positive environment where you feel comfortable

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
        Advantages Insight Provides

   Knowledgeable/Experienced Support System
   Alternative and Flexible Education
   Broad and Challenging Curriculum
   Pathway/Tools for to Success
       High School Diploma
       Lifelong knowledge and skills
       Connection with University of Phoenix (online university)
   Outstanding Educational Experience

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
         What We Need From You
   A High Level of Commitment
   Patience and Understanding of our Newness
       As we implement new processes to make our
        complete education experience more beneficial to
        our Students and Families
   Feedback
   Communication
   High Level of Effort

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
      ISWI Principal Billy Beesley
   Proud to be the Principal of ISWI
   Background
   Online Educational Experience
   Our Team of Administrators & Vision (next)

    Please raise your hand at any time during the
         presentation if you have questions.

                     Insight School of Wisconsin
                      Insight School
                       of Wisconsin
         John Jacobs * Jeff Bush * Billy Beesley
                Cassidy Bettendorf * Dana Maney
                 Janell Stevens * Stacy McNight

              ISWI Distinguished Faculty
          Faith McNally*Kayla McLean*Vivian Broten
                Oliver Burrows*William Johnston
James Anghilante * Steve Beach * Becky Crowe * Kimberly Dion
Dawn DeMarco * Kiala Givehand * Tama Ihde * Jennifer Jaworski
  Mark Johnson * Peggy Klein * Kirsten Koetje * Luke Konrath
    Dawn Nibbelink * Michael O’Connor * Melissa Palmer *
      Ann Pearson * Ruth Regent-Smith * Barbara Schulz *
Michael Seyller * Ray Speryl * Barbara Starikoff * Shannon Urban
               Janel Woodhouse * Heather Young
    What Brings Student Success?
   Commitment (To yourself & your future)
   Hard Work (Online learning is challenging)
   Determination (When the going gets tough, the
    tough gets going!)

   Weekly Study Expectations (Six Credits)
     30 hours per week (Easy & Hard to Understand
     6 hours per day (alternatives & chunking)

                     Insight School of Wisconsin
    Ways to Succeed – that WORK!!
 #1      is Organization

   Build Folders & Folders & Folders
       CASE Put everything relevant into your folders
   Good Notes (Using MSFT Word)
   Questions – Prepare to ask teachers, online

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
    Organization is your “Best Friend”
   Develop a routine
   Have schedules and reminders visible each and
    every day where you will see them!
   Use some sort of assignment notebook
     MSFT Word & Excel
     Daily Planner (Paper or Electronic)

     Apex & eCollege

                      Insight School of Wisconsin
    Understand Your Learning Style

 #2        Time Management

   A schedule that works for YOU
   Study in a quiet place – the same place each day
        Private but yet public
   What time of day are you able to focus the best?
   What type of environment & conditions do you learn
    best in? (Jeter)
                             Insight School of Wisconsin
Insight School of Wisconsin
      Set Goals and Benchmarks
   Set Short Term Goals & Long Term Goals that
    you are able to or want to accomplish
   Set Benchmarks (mini goals) for each goal
   Give yourself rewards for accomplishing your
    goals in a successful manner
   Be sure to be REALISTIC

                    Insight School of Wisconsin
   Attendance must be documented and tracked to
    meet State and Federal requirements and

   We believe attendance directly correlates with
    the level of success obtainable for each student

                     Insight School of Wisconsin

 Two    types of ISWI Attendance
  Synchronous

  Asynchronous

    Elluminate Synchronous Sessions &
     Asynchronous Recordings

                 Insight School of Wisconsin
             Attendance Reporting
   Insight’s State reporting requirements will be
    reported as days since last login.
   Attendance Guidelines used for Absentees:
   Attendance Policy:
       Calls from your Student Advisor after 3 missed days
       Warning letters, e-mails generated weekly for:
          3-10 days with no login
          11-15 days with no login
          16-19 days with no login (Certified letter sent)
          20+ days with no login (withdrawn from school)

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
               Attendance Recap
   No login or communication of any sort for 3
    consecutive days or more will be considered an
    unexcused absentee

   If a student receives 20 days of consecutive unexcused
    absences this will be considered a sufficient indicator of
    lack of progress and the student may be withdrawn
    from Insight School of WI and sent back to their home
    school district

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
             Educational Leave
   Educational Leave
     Up to 5 days
     Pre-approved by the Principal

    ―Insight School of Wisconsin is a school of choice that
      requires a commitment to excellence! Attendance is
      a crucial component to the success of each student!‖

                       Insight School of Wisconsin
                Grading Policy
   Grading policies are established by individual
    instructors and are in compliance with State and
    School guidelines.

   Grading information and other course-specific
    information are provided online within each

                     Insight School of Wisconsin
           Assignment Late Policy
   Teachers shall have initial authority to grant exceptions
    on an individual basis. Completed according to
    schedule = No penalty
       Completed between 1 – 7 calendar days late = No penalty, if
        previous arrangements made with the teacher.
       Completed between 8 – 14 calendar days late = 75% of
        earned points
       Over 14 calendar days late = Zero credit unless previous
        arrangements have been made with the teacher.
   The Principal is the first level of appeal.

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
Turn it in is a software application that ISWI
 uses to guarantee the originality of a
 student’s work.
Gettysburg Address example

Plagiarism checks and teacher and parent

                 Insight School of Wisconsin
        Weekly Progress Reports
   Student will receive a progress report via…
     Email
     Standard USPS mail

                     Insight School of Wisconsin
        Parent/Guardian Roles
1.   Support to organize their students to study
2.   Support to develop student time management
3.   Oversight on completion of course work
4.   Catch your student before they fall behind
5.   Communicate with the School, Teachers,
     iMentors, and Academic Counselor

                   Insight School of Wisconsin
          ISWI Teaching Staff
   27 Teachers and 5 iMentors (170 applicants)
   Average of over 11 years of teaching
   2/3 have advanced degrees of Masters, Double
    Masters and Specialist, several close to Ph.D.
   Some teachers had extensive online teaching
   The best from around the Nation

                   Insight School of Wisconsin
     Insight Opportunities
   Academic Letters
   Clubs & Groups
   Face to Face Events
   Yearbook
   Student Council
   Forum/Discussion Board
            Insight School of Wisconsin
      Principal’s Office Hours
Students and Parents will be able to reach Mr.
  Beesley Monday through Fridays (most days)
  from 10:00-11:00 AM in my virtual office
  through Elluminate.

Phone calls to Principal’s Office 715-463-3753

Specific Email to be announced
                  Insight School of Wisconsin
   Insight School of Wisconsin
               Tech Check
Laptop and Power Cable
Printer and Power Cable
USB cable and Phone/Modem Cable
Laptop Case
1-866-800-0027 will provide you with 24 hour
 technical support

                     Insight School of Wisconsin
             Online Orientation
   Overview of online learning
   Mandatory
   Located in eCollege
   .25 credit
   Will be facilitated by your iMentor

                     Insight School of Wisconsin

Insight School of Wisconsin
Webmail Cont’d

   Insight School of Wisconsin
         Document Management
   Creating a folder

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
    Document Management Cont’d
   After selecting to create a folder, the system will want you to
    name your new folder.

   Type a new name here and press enter

                            Insight School of Wisconsin
    Document Management Cont’d
   If you miss out on naming your folder, or decide you
    want to change the name, you can Right-Click on the
    folder and select Rename.

                       Insight School of Wisconsin
    Document Management Cont’d

   Notice what I have done above. Inside of My Documents, I’ve created a
    folder called My Courses. Inside of My Courses I’ve set up a folder for each
    class that I am taking. That way, I can save my work separately for each class,
    and stay better organized.

                                Insight School of Wisconsin
    Document Management Cont’d
   Inside the World History folder, notice how neatly things are
    arranged. Staying organized is a key skill for success in online

                            Insight School of Wisconsin
                       LMS & SIS
   Student Information Systems
       Power School
   Learning Management Systems
     eCollege
     Apex

     Digital Learning Commons (DLC)

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
                     Power School
   Power School holds all of our school information –
      your grades

      transcripts

      teacher’s comments

      contact information

   Power School is tracked and documented
      Make sure to login in several times a week or you will be
       counted as Absent.

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
              Power School Login
   To login to PowerSchool, first open the Go To Class link from
    your desktop.

   Next, choose your school from the page that loads.

                          Insight School of Wisconsin
                Power School Cont’d
   You will be taken to the PowerSchool login page.

   Use the PowerSchool Username/Password from your Password Sheet
    which you received in the mail. If you have a password, but it is not working,
    please call your school and press 1 for technical support.
    Wisconsin –              (866) 800-0027

                                Insight School of Wisconsin
            Power School Cont’d
   Once you have logged in to the system, you will see
    your start page, along with links running across the top
    of the page.

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
Parent Login

  Insight School of Wisconsin
              Power School Cont’d
   Select Grades and Attendance to see final grades for a course,
    along with e-mail links to contact your teachers. If you have any
    absences recorded, they will show up here.

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
             Power School Cont’d
   Select Grade History to see your up-to-date grades. This will
    change each week as new weekly grade reports are produced.
    Use Grade History to see an up-to-date look at your grade in a

                          Insight School of Wisconsin
           Power School Cont’d
   The School Bulletin item will give you
    important information about school happenings
    – check here often!

                    Insight School of Wisconsin
   After logging into PowerSchool select Go to eCollege from
    your Resources page and use the same login for eCollege.

                         Insight School of Wisconsin
                  eCollege Cont’d
   After logging on, click the Academics PSH tab across the top
    of your screen. Additionally, from this Home PSH tab, you can
    see important school-wide announcements.

                          Insight School of Wisconsin
                  eCollege Cont’d
   On the Academics PSH tab, your courses will be located in the
    Fall 2007 term.
   If the Fall 2007 term is collapsed, press the plus arrow (+) to
    expand it. Notice how the Training term is minimized in the
    picture below.

                          Insight School of Wisconsin
                   eCollege Cont’d
   After clicking to open a course, you will see a left-hand
    navigation bar available, as well as a main area to the right which
    holds course contents. Additionally, along the top of the screen
    you will see other tools such as the Gradebook and Dropbox,
    where you go to turn in written assignments.

                            Insight School of Wisconsin
eCollege Cont’d

   Insight School of Wisconsin
   After logging into PowerSchool select Go to Apex from your
    Resources page.
   Enter your Apex username and password then click Go to
    Class. This information is found on your Password Sheet.
    After entering your login information, click Login Now.

                         Insight School of Wisconsin
                      Apex Cont’d
   The first time you login to Apex, you will get a pop-up window
    which contains Apex’s own Orientation. You can close this for
    right now, and return to this orientation later on.
   You will then be taken to the main page.

                          Insight School of Wisconsin
                      Apex Cont’d
   Selecting a course will pop-open a new window. Inside sits your
    course material, along with a left-hand navigation bar.

                          Insight School of Wisconsin
                    Apex Cont’d
   The left-hand navigation bar expands
   Each unit has sub-units attached.

                         Insight School of Wisconsin
                       Apex Cont’d
   Also contained in many units will be assignments, handouts and
    other attachments available via links on the far right side of the
   Also notice in the top-right hand corner, there is a small fax-
    machine icon. This is used to print a cover-sheet, which can be
    used to fax your assignments in to your teacher.

                            Insight School of Wisconsin
    Digital Learning Commons (DLC)
   Digitial Learning Commons
     Online educational based resource
     Used for
          Researching
          Building Projects

          Storing data, portfolios, folders, etc

       Online Library
          Used ONLY for educational purposes
         (Will learn more about the DLC in your online orientation)

                             Insight School of Wisconsin
          Smart Thinking
1. From the resources page in Power School click on Smart
  Thinking or go to and enter your
  password from your password sheet.

                 Insight School of Wisconsin
             Smart Thinking Cont’d
       This will take you to your personal homepage where you can:
          Connect with an e-structor NOW!
          Schedule a personal session (48 hours)
          Submit your writing
          Submit a question

                                Insight School of Wisconsin
   Elluminate Live! is a world-class, real-time training,
    demonstration collaboration environment

   Used for real-time, remote teaching, training, meeting,
    and much more.

   Engages Participants with the ability to talk over the
    Internet (with full duplex audio),

   Chat online, share video, whiteboards, multimedia files
    and applications-all in one

                         Insight School of Wisconsin
Insight School of Wisconsin
              Computer Insurance
   Covered for all occurrences EXCEPT
     Fire
     Theft

   Contact your personal Insurance company
       May be able to fall under your Home/Renter policy

                        Insight School of Wisconsin
   WKCE – Sophomore sign up
   Handbook Confirmation Form
   Statement of Income Form
   Parent Sign Up Sheet

                  Insight School of Wisconsin
            Internet Reimbursement
   Only families/students who meet the guidelines for the Federal Free and
    Reduced Priced Meal program may receive their Internet Service
    Reimbursement on a monthly basis by providing their monthly bill.
   Copies of your Internet Service Provider bills can be mailed, faxed or scanned
    and e-mailed as follows:
   E-Fax: 1.866.800.0027
   Mail:
        Insight Schools
       Attn: Accounts Payable
       309 SW 6th Ave Ste 820
       Portland, OR 97204
   Scan and e-mailed to:

                                 Insight School of Wisconsin
Q & A
 Insight School of Wisconsin
School Mascot

  Insight School of Wisconsin
•Student Planning
•Responsive Services and Crisis Intervention
•Guidance Curriculum
•System and Student Academic Support
•Preventive in design
•Developmental in nature
•Integrated with academics
•Systematic and intentional
•Comprehensive in scope, including:
   •Personal domain
   •Social domain
   •Academic domain
   Help students grow socially
     Help students to develop relationship skills
     Assist in conflict resolution

     Train students to make effective choices

     Improve student decision making skills

     Developing pupil self knowledge

                       Insight School of Wisconsin
   Career and Educational Planning
     Help students set and reach academic goals
     Assist students to develop a positive attitude toward
     Make an education plan in collaboration with
     Help each person recognize and use their personal

                       Insight School of Wisconsin
   Career and Educational Planning Cont…
       Guide students in creating a professional portfolio
       Collaborate with students and their families to create a post
        high school plan that fits their abilities and interests
       Plan and implement WKCE, ACT, and other testing
       Acts as an intermediary and resource for communicating with
        higher education and arranging visits
       Aids families in financial planning for post high school
        education (I.E. federal assistance forms)

                           Insight School of Wisconsin
   Virtual Conferences
       9th grade (All Year)
            High school planning and how it relates to future plans
       10th grade (All Year)
            Continue tracking student progress and how it relates to future plans
       11th grade (Spring)
            Post high school planning
       12th grade (Fall)
            Final plans and implementation

                                Insight School of Wisconsin
   Student Advocacy
       Collaborate with families, students, teachers, and
        administration to best address student needs

                         Insight School of Wisconsin
Student Services Is
 Here to Serve All

 Insight School of Wisconsin

Insight School of Wisconsin
    Cassidy Bettendorf,
    Academic Counselor
 Insight Schools of Wisconsin
     463 E. State Rd 70
   Grantsburg, WI 54840

        Insight School of Wisconsin

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