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Reading Advisory Council

About the Advisory Council

The Wisconsin State Superintendent’s Reading Advisory Council is a diverse group of Wisconsin community members committed to strengthening literacy learning in Wisconsin’s schools. By strengthening literacy learning, we foster students’ use of reading to understand themselves and others, to acquire knowledge, and to participate in a democratic society. Through on-going virtual meetings, the State Superintendent’s Reading Advisory Council will learn together and share information and recommendations with DPI. The Reading Advisory Council will initially focus on early reading (through grade two).

Reading Advisory Council Members

The Reading Advisory Council members include diversity in race, geographical area representation, school size representation, and reading philosophy.

Click here to access a roster of Reading Advisory Council members.

Council Learning: Early Literacy-Specific and Asset-Based Family Engagement

In 2022, the Council engaged in learning about early literacy-specific and asset-based family engagement. The Council then provided input on learning modules designed for use by teams serving 4K through grade 2.

An initial draft of the modules is available. During 2022 - 2023, select school teams with participate in work using the modules. For 2023 - 2024, the modules will be revised to include Wisconsin-specific examples and testimonials.

Click here to access the modules.

Reading Advisory Council Meetings

Future Meetings:

Monday, December 12 (3:30 - 5:30 PM, CST via Zoom)

Meeting: Thursday, November 3 (3:30 - 5:30 PM, CST via Zoom)

Meeting: Thursday, April 28, 2022 (3:30 - 5:30 PM, CST via Zoom)

Meeting: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (3:30 - 5:30 CST, via Zoom)

Meeting: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (3:30 - 5:30 CST, via Zoom)

Meeting: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (3:30 - 5:30 PM CST, via Zoom)

  • Public Meeting Notice with connection information and agenda (this meeting replaces a meeting previously scheduled for 6/20/22)
  • Slides from 6/29/22 can be found at this link
For questions about this information, contact Barbara Novak (608) 266-5181