As we look at the future of the educational experience, online and blended learning are playing a bigger role in creating an equitable learning environment for all students. It is important to understand the many facets of online and blended learning and how it can support the incredible teaching and learning already happening in schools. Below you will find an inclusive list of resources (for teachers, students, families, and communities) that can be leveraged to help in the planning and programming of high quality online and in-person teaching, learning, communication, and engagement. These materials can be embedded in professional learning, included in classroom lessons, or referenced for best practice in teaching. The resources in the table below are aligned to the National Standards for Quality Online Learning and are further organized by topics within those standards.
Our partners at the Institute for Personalized Learning have also curated a list of professional learning courses and webinars that can be used in a number of ways to prepare for online and blended learning.
The Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) annually collects and synthesizes information from the field into a single resource. This work is aimed at elevating field happenings, quality and best practice, and continuous improvement and can be found on their website under case studies.
For specific resources, tools, and courses to plan for literacy, English language arts, and mathematics instruction during an extended school closure, please visit the Literacy and Math Team’s webpage.
**The DPI will not endorse the use of any specific virtual instruction platform, tool, or product. The DPI facilitates discussions between school districts on successes and challenges in providing virtual instruction to help each district identify and utilize tools that fit the district’s specific needs. Each district should work with its own legal counsel to ensure the use of a particular product complies with state and federal law, including student privacy requirements, as well as local school board policies.