Learning for Independence

Cooperative Transition Program


“Learning for Independence” is a program for 18-21 year olds with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  CESA 7 and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are working together to provide students in Brown County with opportunities to pursue long-term adult outcomes.  The program allows students to become integrated and involved in a post-high school community.  Having the students attend classes on the NWTC campus offers the older students an age appropriate setting better preparing them with the skills they need to pursue other learning opportunities and employment.

Click here to see a video about the program!

Our students have the opportunity to participate in any and all events while attending Learning for Independence at NWTC.

Two LFI students won third prize in the (root beer) pong tournament. Others have won $$ playing
bingo and singo…..all part of the college experience


*2018-2019 Application Form     

*Program Guide     *Career Pathways – Course Options

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

2017-2018 Calendar


Here are some dates to mark on your calendar:

Monday/Wednesday Last Day – Exiting Celebration – May 9th 

Tuesday/Thursday Last Day – Open House – May 10 (Maybe be changed to an earlier date)

Friday Last Day – May 10th Some of our awesome students!



Inclement Weather: If NWTC or Green Bay Schools are closed, classes for LFI will be cancelled.  

If your school district is closed due to weather, you are not expected to be in class.  

Classes run as usual if your district has a late start.


If Green Bay Schools are on break, we will not meet.  

Other district spring breaks do not always align with the Green Bay break.  

Students have choice to attend classes (districts may or may not transport students).


General Information:


Instructor Bios


Student Supplies:

  • Notebook or paper, pen or pencil and a jump drive.
  • Students will be issued an ID card for NWTC and a calendar/planner on the first day of class.
  • Students must also carry necessary emergency and medical information at all times.
  • Individual class may require additional supplies.
  • A cell phone is recommended.


CESA 7 Pupil Services Department

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Fran Renn-Malcheski, Ed.D.

Project/Dept. Director

(920) 617-5627


Mary Derginer

Program Coordinator/Teacher

(920) 639-8627


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Lisa Hebel
Program Assistant
(920) 617-5626

Dan Konop
Classroom Assistant

Steve Sager
Classroom Assistant

Mary Gagon
Classroom Assistant





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