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Business and Information Technology Education

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The Wisconsin EdBITS (Educational Business & Information Technology Stories) publication suspended additional releases in 2019. An archive to these stories will remain available as we continue to examine opportunities to provide these type of communications in the future.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy

The Microsoft Imagine Academy (IA) program provides industry-leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap. With the Microsoft Imagine Academy (IA) program, academic institutions and their educators, students and staff get digital curriculum and certifications for fundamental technology skills -- as well as courses critical for students to be successful in today's technologically evolving world. Visit the Wisconsin Imagine Academy website to learn more about this state funded program associated with the Grant for Information Technology Education.

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Wisconsin Informal Surveys

  • Access a publicly editable financial literacy informal survey document that provides users with a list of all public and private schools in Wisconsin and supports the open editing of financial literacy information to define the following:
    • Personal Financial Literacy Assessment requirements
    • Personal Financial Literacy course requirements, and
    • dates of reality store events,
  • Standards Based Grading Survey
    • If you are a teacher in a district using (or planning to use) standards based grading, please complete this brief 60 second standards based grading survey
    • Standards Based Grading Survey Results may be viewed online
  • Wisconsin ACT 63 Local Equivalency Credit Survey Form

About Business & Information Technology in Wisconsin

The primary mission of Business & Information Technology is to prepare students for business occupations and to teach students about business. Education about Business & Information Technology focuses on those aspects of business that affect every member of society, whereas preparation for business occupations focuses on the preparation of individuals to own or operate their own business or to work in a variety of business functions. Within the local school district and community, it is the business educator who must develop and nurture a comprehensive business program. The support base for the program should include former students, business employees/employers, informed educators, parents and all others who recognize that business education can improve the quality of life for the individual and well-being of the community.

This We Believe Statement...
This document is a collaborative reflection of the current priorities in business, marketing and information technology—imperative to education for today’s youth. In Wisconsin, Business and Information Technology and Marketing are two distinct content areas. Therefore, there are two separate sections that address the uniqueness of each content. Finally, the last section showcases the overlap and collaborative aspects of both areas that make them truly interdependent. The intent of this document is for practitioners to evaluate current programs and shape the future of these programs. The document includes the following sections:

  • This We Believe about the Future of Business and Information Technology in Wisconsin
  • This We Believe about the Future of Marketing Education in Wisconsin
  • In Conclusion... This We Believe about the Future of Business, Marketing and Information Technology in Wisconsin

This document and its corresponding dissemination plan are below:

Evaluation of a program provides a basis for identifying strengths and challenges for the program and overall curriculum. Program evaluation is not done for accountability purposes; it is intended as a management and planning tool. Use the Quality Program Standards Self-Evaluation to self-assess your programs strengths and challenges. ACTE has created an evidence-based framework defining high-quality CTE across 12 elements: The ACTE Quality CTE Program of Study Framework (2018 version) and a companion self-evaluation instrument, available in print and online.