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GEAR 3 - Empowering, Innovative Leadership Resources

Wisconsin Resources

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 2016. Wisconsin Information System for Education (WISE). (Accessed December 1, 2016)

The Wisconsin Information System for Education (WISE) is comprised of multiple tools that support ID generation and data collection to meet all required district and school state and federal reporting mandates, which will in turn inform education research and data analysis through dashboard and reporting tools to better understand and improve educational outcomes for Wisconsin students.

Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI). 2016. The Wisconsin Technology Initiative. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

WTI provides funding to K-12 schools to advance the use of technology in learning environments throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Certification. (Accessed June 20, 2017).

DPI supports the CETL certification as a digital leadership credential and supports the Wisconsin Education Technology Leaders (WETL) organization in providing support for Wisconsin leaders. 

Other Resources

United States Department of Education, Division for Educational Technology. 2016. Characteristics of Future Ready Leaders. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

Document identifies key leadership characteristics aligned to the Future Ready gears.

The Learning Accelerator. 2013. Re-imagining Teaching in a Blended Classroom. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

Blended learning involves much more than introducing technology into classrooms; it offers an opportunity to rethink how teachers teach and students learn. TNTP's first version of guidance to help districts and schools rethink their human capital systems to support blended learning.

Alliance for Excellent Education. 2014. Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

Digital leadership is a strategic mindset and set of behaviors that leverages resources to create a meaningful, transparent, and engaging school culture. It takes into account recent technology innovations, such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools are run and structured to achieve college and career readiness in today’s competitive global economy. Mr. Sheninger shares proven transformation strategies and his “Pillars of Digital Leadership” to help viewers.

Consortium of School Networking (CoSN). 2016. The Empowered Superintendent. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

This toolkit outlines skill areas, tools, and action steps to ensure a smooth transition to a digital environment.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 2016. ISTE Essential Conditions. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

The ISTE Essential Conditions are the 14 critical elements for effective technology integration, and together they provide a comprehensive framework for planning, implementing and refining any system-wide technology initiative. The Essential Conditions framework provides school and district leaders with a reliable and comprehensive guide for creating a robust, sustainable, and effective technology-powered learning ecosystem.

One-to-One Institute/Project RED. 2016. Project RED Readiness Tool. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

Designed for districts to use to assess its readiness for education technology integration in the areas of leadership, instruction, infrastructure, and finance. The self-evaluation is tabulated based on a series of readiness indicators, providing a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of a district’s current status.

US Department of Education, Division for Educational Technology. 2016. Personalized Professional Learning for Future Ready Leaders Video Library. (Accessed December 1, 2016)

A complete library of video vignettes discussing essential Future Ready Leadership skills and vision to ensure Future Ready Schools.

For a complete list of resources around empowering, innovative leadership, visit The Future Ready Framework page.