Data Leadership Academy

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The Data Leadership Academy is designed to help leaders and leadership teams develop an inquiry mindset, data use culture, and capacity to lead continuous improvement efforts that focus on high-quality data-informed teaching, learning, and systems improvement. 

During each session, team members will learn, reflect, discover, refine, and design strategies to enhance their own leadership systems through hands-on inquiry using their own data throughout the year.

In addition, if participants implement the continuous improvement process learned during this academy, then it meets state requirements for a school level objective under Educator Effectiveness.


$415 for AWSA members and $560 for non-members

ESSA LogoWisconsin school leaders will be reimbursed up to 75% of the registration fee for completing an eligible Academy (will not be less than 50%). Reimbursement is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and eligibility is limited to licensed and practicing public or private school administrators. Registration must be paid in full by November 30, 2019. Reimbursements will be processed at the completion of the Academy.

If you are not certain if you qualify for this reimbursement or if you have questions, please call the AWSA office at 608-241-0300. You can also find out more in our 2019-20 Professional Learning Catalog.


Knowledge Objectives:

  1. Understand the conditions for leading a data use culture and inquiry mindset.
  2. Grasp data leadership policies and protocols to protect student privacy and  improve data quality.
  3. Understand effective structures and strategies for leading inquiry into both student and practices/systems data that inform adult practice.
  4. Learn relevant WISE tools that enhance and simplify the data inquiry process.

Practice Objectives:

  1. Conduct a local assessment of data-informed leadership and analyze results for action planning.
  2. Develop a school year calendar to organize team data inquiry with data source access at leadership and teacher team levels.
  3. Analyze local and state data sources through root cause analysis to engage in inquiry for the purpose of identifying priorities for improving student learning.
  4. Implement an investigation into practices and systems to inform theories of action, plan for improvement, and determine needs for program evaluation.

Dates and Locations

This Academy which includes two days back-to-back followed by a third and fourth day after application of learning. Choose between two cohorts listed below. The workshops begin at 7:30 with registration and breakfast. The workshop itself runs 8:00-3:00.

Cohort One: Madison

Cohort Two: Green Bay | SOLD OUT

October 23-24, 2019
Holiday Inn @ TAC | Madison

October 23-24, 2019
Hyatt Regency | Green Bay

December 5, 2019
Holiday Inn @ TAC | Madison

December 5, 2019
Hyatt Regency | Green Bay

April 2, 2020
Holiday Inn @ TAC | Madison

April 2, 2020
Hyatt Regency | Green Bay


Hotel Information:

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Holiday Inn at the American Center in Madison
109 W Terrace Dr, Madison, WI 53718
(608) 249-4220
Date: 4/1
Block Code: AW4


 Photo of the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay  

Hyatt Regency

333 Main St,
Green Bay, WI 54301

Phone: (920) 432-1234 

The Hyatt Regency Room Block for  10/23-24  is SOLD OUT!

The nearby Hampton by Hilton has rooms available and is connected to KI Center/Hyatt Hotel.


Other Information:

Cancellation Policy: Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received 10 days prior to the start of the convention. Following that date, a 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations during the event. 

Accessibility: For questions about accessibility or to request special assistance during the event, please contact Kathy Gilbertson at [email protected]. Three weeks advance notice is required to allow us to provide seamless access. If you need to cancel the special request this must be done at least 3 working days prior to the start of the event. See registration cancellation policy for how to cancel your conference registration.

Questions? For questions on registration, payment, or general information please call the AWSA offices at 608-241-0300.