“Wisconsin schools make great efforts to reach kids, meet their needs, and provide a learning environment that prepares students for college and career,” said Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. “As I visit classrooms and talk with educators, I am consistently impressed with how technology is being leveraged to personalize learning for students.”
Our vision for College and Career readiness in Wisconsin is that our students have the skills to be ready for whatever is next, be it college or career. Our graduates must be critical thinkers, able to communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and use creativity to solve real problems. By educating every child — ensuring they are college and career ready — we move Wisconsin forward as well as every other state in the nation. The skillful use of technology is a part of every student’s path to readiness.
Our students today are living in a different world of learning, and our educators are continually bringing innovative opportunities to our students. Our schools are creating new standards for secure learning environments that personalize learning with access to digital devices, content, and blended learning structures. Working with our community partners and school districts to ensure all students have access to digital learning at home is a key part of our Wisconsin plan.
The digital learning initiatives in Wisconsin are focused on the following key areas: broadband and robust infrastructure, data privacy and security, high-quality professional learning, and innovative learning opportunities—all supported by empowered and innovative leadership. Our goal is to create an education system that is equitable for all students to experience learning that is applied, engaged, and personalized.
To meet the needs of today's students let’s be innovative in new student learning experiences, adopting technologies and instruction in ways that meaningfully engage our students. The Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan may be seen as a guide for schools and their partners, including public libraries, community organizations, and local employers. To accomplish the goals outlined in the Plan, we must find ways to share the best and most effective practices in each aspect of digital lifelong learning.
In Wisconsin, we are fortunate to have a collaborative leadership network of educators and key partners from every part of the state engaged in this work, and I thank the Digital Learning Advisory Council for their outstanding work.
Tony Evers, PhD
Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction