The Literacy and Mathematics team provides leadership and support for meaningful teaching and learning in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, and literacy. In collaboration with stakeholders, the team engages in resource development, capacity building, knowledge sharing, and leadership in ways that promote equity and advance learning for all students.
During extended school closures, school leaders and classroom teachers can find assistance here to make intentional choices about what engaging learning in ELA, literacy and mathematics can look like in home and community environments.
Expand capacity to foster high quality teaching and student learning by positioning WI education professionals as engaged learners
How will the Literacy and Mathematics team build capacity?
Elevate teacher voice and expertise
Use a "train the trainer" model for professional development materials
Leverage existing statewide networks and DPI teams
Partner with recognized professional associations
Encourage individual educators to recognize their role in creating systemic change that promotes deep content knowledge and equity
Collaboratively develop and promote practices and resources to further equity through high quality teaching
How will the Literacy and Mathematics team develop and promote resources?
- Make intentional decisions guided by academic standards, equity, data, and educational research to determine priorities for resource development
- Stay apprised of national research and policy directions
- Promote development and collection of resources and lessons from local, state, and national sources
- Make connections between the Literacy and Mathematics team’s work and state education priorities
Seek, share, and co-construct knowledge with Wisconsin education professionals regarding standards-based teaching and learning
How will the Literacy and Mathematics team share knowledge?
Strategically select opportunities to seek, share, and co-construct knowledge through face-to-face and virtual opportunities
Partner and share information with DPI colleagues and instructional leaders
Leverage and promote ongoing initiatives, partnerships, and frameworks for learning and sharing
Communicate beyond traditional educational communities
Position the LM team/DPI as a recognized leader and thought partner in the area of standards-based teaching and learning
How will the Literacy and Mathematics team exercise leadership?
- Build coalitions that support standards-based teaching and learning
- Position Wisconsin as a leader in national conversation
- Serve as liaisons to state professional associations and projects
- Make explicit connections between DPI priorities and content-specific work internally and externally