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Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology - Refresh!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

The end of the school year is fast-approaching and, hopefully, you are planning for your last few meetings with your stakeholder groups. As you are deep in your planning and looking to next school year, it is important to highlight the inclusion of the Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy (ITL). Integrating the ITL standards allows ALL students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be college and career ready. The ITL standards are about teaching with technology, not about technology across all content areas. The Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy are about leveling the playing field and providing young people worldwide with equitable access to powerful learning opportunities. The ITL standards are grounded in the work of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan and allow us to get at the center of it all “student learning.”

Whether you are in front of an administrative team for 15-20 minutes explaining the “why,” or with multiple content area groups for an hour doing a lesson build, or you get 2-3 hours in front of an educator group to do a complete unpacking, the resources you need to build a facilitation guide can be found on the ITL website. There are some newer resources and some that are just crucial to use in professional development opportunities. Some of these resources include:

Use the above resources in your planning and build facilitation guides and materials that are directed at the group of stakeholders you are working with. Use the ITL website to get access to the standards broken out by grade bands (for easier focus) as well as planning templates and guiding questions for your groups. Don’t miss out on one last opportunity to share the impact the ITL standards will have on the classroom experience, across ALL content areas, and set the vision for continuing to move education forward in the 2018-2019 school year.