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Tools for District Digital Learning Plans

District Planning Tools

wdlp DPI has introduced new tools for school districts to use to develop their Digital Learning Action Plans (elements of technology plans), built around the State’s new Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan and the nationally recognized Future Ready Framework. You can use these planning “power tools” to help you identify concrete steps that your district can take to build digital learning into your district continuous and strategic plans aligned with the goals of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

District Planning and Essential Questions

Purpose of the Tools

tools The Future Ready Framework and the State Digital Learning Plan will help you develop, structure, write, execute, and track your district’s action plans by using data-driven collaborative leadership strategies with your district team (including central office leaders, principals, core and encore educators, coaches, technology integrator and library media specialists. You will have flexibility in using these tools as you see fit so that you can advance your district’s technology integration, and make your plan a part of your district’s continuous improvement and strategic planning processes. DPI will not be providing any required templates or submission documents, rather we encourage you to use the data and tools in your own local processes. There is an optional downloadable planning template tool aligned with the Future Ready Dashboard district assessment that is an option for districts who want a planning template. In addition, the budgeting resources and technical assistance support offered by DPI are meant to support your local processes and timeframes. 

DPI Instructional Planning Support and Annual Timelines

These advisory timelines are meant to support your integrated planning components and local processes around district processes and budget timelines.

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Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan as a roadmap for district planning, budgeting, and evidence-based resources

  • Primary Contacts: Janice Mertes, Chad Kliefoth
  • Future Ready Framework Collaborative Leadership Team Planning
  • Timeframe: District flexibility to use tools throughout the year as it connects to continuous improvement and strategic planning

Infrastructure Planning:  E-rate and TEACH Infrastructure Grants

  • Primary Contact:  Bill Herman
  • Timeframe:  October - May

District Ed Tech Survey and Data

  • Primary Contact: Bill Herman, Janice Mertes, Chad Kliefoth
  • Timeframe: October - December annually

District Library Service Plan

  • Primary Contact: Monica Treptow
For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054, Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289