This organization is a partnership between the Wisconsin Virtual School, the Wisconsin e-School Network, and DPI. The WDLC fulfills the statutory requirement of providing a Wisconsin web academy. More importantly, the funding lowers costs for districts electing to use the WDLC services for online and blended learning, which is especially critical to small and rural school districts that continue to face curricular equity gaps for their students. With nearly 25,000 course enrollments, WDLC continues to grow because of its variety of high quality courses and the many ways in which local school districts can elect to participate.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB). 2014. Wisconsin Association of School Boards: Online Courses Present Educational Opportunities and Policy Challenges. (Accessed February 20, 2017)
A resource that provides insight into the policy planning and implementation topics. Special thanks to the WASB for sharing this resource with all schools. The FOCUS is a subscription policy publication of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Inc. For subscription information, please contact the WASB at 608-257-2622
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 2017. Fostering Innovation in Wisconsin Schools. (Accessed August 13, 2017)
This report provides guidance to school districts for districts that may want to consider when seeking new or different approaches to instructional designs. Wisconsin Online and Blended Learning Guide - This resource is a cross agency resource for districts to understand the policy, research, practice and funding components to implement online and blended learning. In addition, DPI staff have created online assurances and key planning resources for districts as they consider options relates to serving a wide variety of students.
Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative. 2016. A Preview of Programs and Partners. (Accessed February 13, 2017)
This is a summary of the wide variety of resources, services, and benefits that districts need in order to offer online and blended learning options to students. The Institute for Personalized Learning - The Institute for Personalized Learning is a division of Cooperative Educational Service Agency #1, a provider of high-quality, cost-effective programs and services for K-12 districts in Southeastern Wisconsin. This website has valuable resources to further personalized learning including the new interactive honeycomb. Institute for Personalized Learning, a division of CESA #1
Michael Horn and Heather Staker. 2013. Classifying Blended Learning. (Accessed February 22, 2017)
This document is a summary of the blended learning models described in Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning. Wisconsin will be leveraging the models and research to offer high quality professional development sponsored by the Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative.
Planning and Policy Resources
Evergreen Education Group. 2013. Keeping Pace: Planning for Quality. (Accessed February 22, 2017)
This planning guide is our #1 suggested resource to review your goals and implementation plan to create blended or online programming for students.
Evergreen Education Group. 2015. Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice. (Accessed February 7, 2017)
The report (2015 report) provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states,
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). 2013. Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education. (Accessed February 7, 2017)
This paper provides a scan of the literature to expand the knowledge base for the field of online, blended, and competency-based education.
The Learning Accelerator. 2014. Re-imagining Teaching in a Blended Classroom. (Accessed February 9, 2017)
Blended learning involves much more than introducing technology into classrooms; it offers an opportunity to rethink how teachers teach and students learn. TNTP's first version of guidance to help districts and schools rethink their human capital systems to support BL.
Other Resources and Research
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). 2009. iNACOL National Standards for Online Programs. (Accessed February 15, 2017)
A resource designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with quality guidelines on the following topics: Leadership, Instruction, Content, Support Services and Evaluation.
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). 2011. iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses (v2). (Accessed February 17, 2017)
A resource designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for the following: Online course content, Instructional design, Technology, Student assessment and Course management.
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). 2014. iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework. (Accessed February 23, 2017)
A resource to help explain the teacher skills and competencies needed to teach in a blended learning environment (PDF of framework). The competencies offer a student-centered approach to leverage technology to personalize learning for all students.
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). 2016. iNACOL Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning. (Accessed February 2, 2017)
A resource describing the technical framework of learning tools and data systems necessary to create digitally rich learning environments for students in blended, online and brick and mortar settings. See the diagram on page 4 of the Executive Summary to understand the educational technology components.
Clayton Christensen Institute. 2013. Is Blended Learning Disruptive?. (Accessed February 8, 2017)
An Introduction to the Theory of Hybrids is a resource discussing how blended learning provides an opportunity to restructure learning and provide innovative ways of learning.