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Overview

Education Agency

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

State Educational Technology Standards

Wisconsin does not have educational technology standards.

State Educational Technology Plan

Wisconsin has an educational technology plan.

Wisconsin has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state does not have a specific time frame for revisions. For more information: https://sites.google.com/a/dpi.wi.gov/wi_digital_learning_plan/.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Wisconsin does not have requirements for district technology planning.

Wisconsin does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

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Overview

Wisconsin does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority, from state and/or local resources, to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Wisconsin has a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Wisconsin references the federal definition of accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Wisconsin does not have a definition for accessible technologies nor references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

Wisconsin definition for instructional materials/textbook does not include the option for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Wisconsin has an open educational resources definition.

Wisconsin follows the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s definition of OER. “OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re purposing by others. Open education resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Wisconsin does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Outside of School

Wisconsin does not provide guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Policy - Adoption

Wisconsin does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Wisconsin does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

Wisconsin has a statute requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Our state is requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials within the next 5 years.

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

Wisconsin does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Wisconsin does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority, from state and/or local resources, to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Guidance – Publishers

Wisconsin does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Wisconsin does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

Wisconsin manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

The Cooperative Educational Service Agency 2 (CESA) provides services and support to its 74 member school districts. CESA 2 is governed by section 116.01 of Wisconsin State Statutes, which allows it to enter into contracts and act as a liaison between school districts, the Department of Public Instruction and the U.S. Department of Education. By combining purchasing power, schools can obtain substantial volume discounts on technology, paper, office supplies, and more. Most contracts are offered at no cost, with regional and state-wide contracts available.

Master Contract Digital Devices

Wisconsin does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase digital devices.

Master Contract Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional materials.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Wisconsin does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

State Procurement Office: VendorNet
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives.

Funding for Devices

Wisconsin does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Funding for Special Purposes

Wisconsin does not have a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Wisconsin has a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

Wisconsin’s virtual school partners have a platform and content available to districts.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Wisconsin does not have a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

Open Educational Resources

Wisconsin does not develop open educational resources.

Wisconsin does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

Wisconsin’s efforts are evolving, but they do include the options of digital resource adoption for learning as part of our Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative materials. We are currently constructing a state WISELearn Educator portal that includes a resource repository with funding by the state legislature beginning in the 14-15 school year. We had a statewide team working on the research and development phase creating a whitepaper. In the fall of 2014, we are forming a statewide team to create team to begin vetting and curating content. Wisconsin has participated in Smarter Balanced Digital Library projects, Achieve project work and the K12 OER Collaborative.

State Resource Repository

Wisconsin does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Open Educational Resources

Wisconsin does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

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