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2017 in Review

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Start the new year right by checking out these crowd favorites featured in DPI-ConnectEd in 2017! The DPI-ConnectEd team looks forward to sending you more success stories of Wisconsin public education in 2018.

DPI Launches Personalized Learning Website

In March, DPI launched a new website to serve as a hub of information around personalized learning, which points users to various materials, like videos, news stories, opportunities for field experiences, and current literature on personalized learning. Click here to access the article on the DPI Personalized Learning website.

The Mark of a Great Teacher

See how Morgan Ottman, Sheboygan Falls High School Senior and Kohl Excellence Award Winner, describes the qualities of a great teacher. Click here to access Morgan's article. 

2018 Teachers of the Year Announced

In May, four Wisconsin educators got some exciting news in surprise announcements at their schools as they were named 2018 Teachers of the Year. Chosen by a panel of parents, community leaders, and educators, including former Teachers of the Year, these four educators represent the excellent teaching found across the state. Click here to read more about the Teachers of the Year. 

New Standards for Information and Technology Literacy, Music, and Science

November marked the adoption of new standards for Information and Technology Literacy, Music, and Science. The new standards meet societal expectations and provide educators an updated guide for planning curriculum and lessons. Click here to read more about the new standards in Information and Technology Literacy, Music, and Science.

Back to School Message

Tony helped greet our kids and teachers back to the new year in August. Click here to see how he praised public schools and the department's commitment to moving the state forward in supporting public schools .

How Did Our Schools Come to Be?

Ever wonder how our public schools came to be and why our K-12 system looks this way? DPI worked hard to provide an informative overview of why our system is such an integral part of our state fabric. Click here to see how our schools came to be and what you can do to support them. 


Like what you are reading and want to contribute? We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your story requests to Tom McCarthy  (thomas.mccarthy@dpi.wi.gov).