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Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan Action Items Status Updates

The Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan is a roadmap for state and district level initiatives. DPI will provide action item status updates on the plan goals and in the spring of each year.  The Digital Learning Advisory Council (DLAC) will meet twice a year to review the status report, plan goals and establish new priority items 

Spring 2017

GEAR 1 - Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

  • Goal 1:1 Priority 3: State Superintendent Tony Evers approved the Public Notice of Intent to review the WI Academic Information and Literacy Technology (ITL) Standards (c.1998) and appointed a statewide writing committee. The committee will present the draft of new ITL standards to the State Superintendent Standards Review Council (SSSRC) in September to recommend to Dr. Evers for final adoption. See the Instructional Media and Technology/Digital Learning Team ITL page for all information about the ITL standards process.

  • Goal 1:1 Priority 3: Wisconsin becomes the 9th state in the nation to release computer science standards. See the DPI Computer Science home page for more details. Computer science standards are reviewed as part of the ITL standards refresh project.

  • Goal 1:3 Priority 2: The DPI Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) collaborated with our internal ESSA team to draft a new state plan that integrates data and digital learning across all Titles to support student achievement. DPI will submit the final state plan for Department of Education approval in September.

  • Goal 1.5 Priority 4:  DPI released new district Online and Blended Learning Guide to assist in planning by explaining the connections between policy, research, practice, and funding

  • Goal 1.6 Priority 4: The Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) continues professional learning and resource options for districts including blended learning, digital learning leadership, Quality Matters vetting and design best practices, technical support training on platform/digital content resources, NROC College and Readiness program

  • Goal 1:7 Priority 1: State Superintendent Tony Evers approved new Library Media Specialist content guidelines and proposed licensing guidelines changes that include removing the requirement for a master's degree.  DPI is working with institutions of higher ed on program changes to update districts in the fall.

Gear 2 - Technology and Hardware

  • Goal 2.1 Priority 1: DPI provided E-rate support for districts including an improved website, call in support sessions, data-driven technical support for C2 funding, collaboration with the Department of Administration (DOA), Division of Enterprise Technology (DET) and the Public Service Commission around statewide funding and planning activities.

  • Goal 2.2 Priority Priority 1: DPI collaborated with DET to administer the TEACH Infrastructure grants to eligible rural districts ($6 million).

  • Goal 2.3 Priority 1: DET announcement the new Badgernet contract to help provide affordable broadband to state public libraries and schools.

  • Goal 2.3 Priority 1: DPI creates a warehouse of statewide library and school district broadband data with state and national partners to evaluate high-need areas, rural area priority goals and home access options.

  • Goal 2.5 Priority 1: DPI established focused priority goals with state and national strategic partners around infrastructure planning, affordable broadband and equitable home access for students.

GEAR 3 - Empowering, Innovative Leadership

GEAR 4 - Professional Learning and Building Capacity

  • Goal 4.1 Priority 1: DPI collaborated with CESAs and statewide content professional organizations to offer training on WISELearn curation and portal use.

  • Goal 4.1 Priority 4.: DPI collaborated with DET to issue the second round of TEACH Teacher Training Grants ($1.5 annual appropriation).

GEAR 5 - Data and Privacy

  • Goal 5.1 Priority 4: WISEdata continues to evolve as DPI retires old collections that are now being rolled into data snapshots.
  • Goal 5.2  Priorities 1-5: DPI continues to build out its resources around Data Privacy to support districts, administrators, and educators. 
  • Goal 5.4 Priority 1: DPI hosted the 2nd annual WISEdata Conference to assist districts in statewide platforms, district data collection practices, and data privacy practices. 
Spring 2018

GEAR 1 - Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

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Gear 2 - Technology and Hardware

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GEAR 3 - Empowering, Innovative Leadership

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GEAR 4 - Professional Learning and Building Capacity

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GEAR 5 - Data and Privacy

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Spring 2019

GEAR 1 - Instruction, Learning, and Assessment

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Gear 2 - Technology and Hardware

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GEAR 3 - Empowering, Innovative Leadership

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GEAR 4 - Professional Learning and Building Capacity

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GEAR 5 - Data and Privacy

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    For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054