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Acknowlegements

Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) Review and Revision Process

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The State Superintendent's Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan (2016) identified updating the current standards for Information and Technology Literacy as a priority for DPI in collaboration with our local school districts and professional partners. The Plan's vision for student learning called for equitable, personalized, applied, and engaged digital learning for all students. The skillful and equitable use of technology can transform the way teaching and learning happen in classrooms across Wisconsin. Digital tools can enhance student learning as they connect efforts to identify what students should know and be able to do as well as help students and educators assess progress toward achieving academic goals. To meet the needs of today's students and to ensure they are college and career ready, schools are encouraged to be innovative in providing student learning experiences, adopting technologies and instruction in ways, which meaningfully engage the digital generation.

WI ITL Standards Update Process

Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) Review and Revision Process

  • The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a transparent and comprehensive review and revision process for reviewing and revising academic standards.
  • The ITL review and revision process began with a notice of intent to review the ITL standards with a public comment period - this was begun on February 8, 2017.
  • The State Superintendent's Standards Review Council (SSSRC) examined the comments and reviewed the checklist to review standards in March 2017 and recommended revising the ITL standards.
  • The State Superintendent authorized the writing of new Wisconsin Academic Standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL).
  • The State Superintendent’s Information and Technology Literacy Standards (ITL) Writing Committee was appointed to collaborate from April to August 2017 to create a series of drafts that were reviewed by stakeholder groups. This ITL Standard Writing Committee represented a range of educators from around the state that included teachers; technology coordinators and coaches; instructional and personalized learning coaches; library media specialists; business and information technology educators; career and technology education educators; DPI content consultants and directors; curriculum directors and administrators. The work of the Committee was informed by the work at the national level and in other states.
  • The final draft of ITL Standards was presented to the SSRRC on September 18. 2017. The SSSRC approved the draft submitted by the ITL Writing Committee and Dr. Evers approved the new Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) Standards (2017) in November of 2017.
Acknowledgements

A special thank you to all of the participants in the WI Standard for ITL refresh process including the State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers, the Office of State Superintendent, district presenters to the SSSRC, State Superintendent ITL Writing Committee, DPI leaders and consultants, professional organizations, and the SSSRC.

Divisions for Academic Excellence

  • Sheila Briggs, Assistant Superintendent, Division for Academic Excellence

Division for Libraries and Technology

  • Kurt Kiefer, Assistant Superintendent, Division for Libraries and Technology

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) ITL Project Coordinator

  • Janice D. Mertes, Assistant Director Instructional Media and Technology/Digital Learning, Division for Academic Excellence

2017 State Superintendent’s Information and Technology Literacy Writing Committee

WI Standards for ITL Writing Co-Chairs

  • Lois Alt, Consultant to DPI and Retired Assistant Superintendent, DC Everest School District
  • Beth Clarke, Digital Learning Specialist, Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 2

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WI Standards for ITL Writing Committee Members

  • Kim Bannigan, Learning Information Systems/Technology Coordinator, DeForest School District
  • Heidi Catlin, Technology Coordinator, Rhinelander School District
  • Anu Ebbe, Shorewood Elementary Principal, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Scott Fernholz, High School Level Digital Learning Coach, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Ann Fredriksson, Instructional Tech Coordinator/Library Media Services, Kenosha School District
  • Velvet Holmes, Brooklyn Elementary Technology Integrator, Oregon School District
  • Casey Ineichen, Winnequah Elementary PK-5th Elementary Media Specialist, Monona Grove School District
  • Greg Kehring, Instructional Technology Coach, Menasha School District
  • Chad Kliefoth, Innovation Coach, Janesville School District
  • Kristi Levy, West High School Technology Integrator/Personalized Learning, Oshkosh School District
  • Sara Lindberg, CESA Regional Service Leader, CESA 11
  • Darcy Maxwell, Summit Elementary Library Media Specialist, School District of La Crosse
  • Neva Moga, Technology Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Daniel Rayburn, Wisconsin Rapids High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Educator, Wisconsin Rapids School District
  • Kristi Reitz, Educational Technology Professor, Marian College
  • Vicki Santacroce, Library & Media Coordinator, Green Bay School District
  • Amanda Werner, Madison Elementary K-5 Challenge Program Teacher, Janesville School District

School District Presenters to the SSSRC

  • Lois Alt, Consultant to DPI and Retired Assistant Superintendent, DC Everest School District
  • Kim Bannigan, Learning Information Systems/Technology Coordinator, Deforest School District
  • Beth Clarke, Digital Learning Specialist, Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 2
  • Anu Ebbe, Shorewood Elementary Principal, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Velvet Holmes, Brooklyn Elementary Technology Integrator, Oregon School District
  • Jon Tanner, Director of Technology, Oregon School District

DPI Leaders

  • Sheila Briggs, Assistant Superintendent, Division for Academic Excellence
  • John Johnson, Director, Literacy and Mathematics Team, Division for Academic Excellence
  • Kurt Kiefer, Assistant Superintendent, Division for Libraries and Technology
  • Chad Kliefoth, Digital Learning Consultant, Instructional Media and Technology/Digital Learning Team, Division for Academic Excellence
  • Monica Treptow, School Library Consultant, Resources for Life-Long Learning Team, Division for Libraries and Technology
  • DPI Content Consultants: CTE, Content and Learning, English and Mathematics Team, Universal Design for Learning, Title, Special Education and English Language Learning and Early Childhood

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054, Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289