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Overview

Education Agency

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

State Educational Technology Standards

Wisconsin does not have educational technology standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Wisconsin has a State Digital Learning 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 has a unique definition for accessible technologies or 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 provides 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.

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

 

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.

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

The Department is in the process of creating advisory interoperability standards for districts as part of our Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan.

Guidance – Publishers

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

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. 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.

The state does not provide any funding for developing open education resources but does support professional learning around what are open education resource as part of its curation projects. We are reviewing accessibility components as part of revised vetting process.

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.

Districts have the option of purchasing off of the state approved vendor contracts or through the CESA 2 purchasing consortium. Both of these options are outside of the authority of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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 statewide contracts available.

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Districts have the option of purchasing off of the state approved vendor contracts or through the CESA 2 purchasing consortium. Both of these options are outside of the authority of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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 statewide contracts available.

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.

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Funding for Devices

Wisconsin does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Funding for Special Purposes

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

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

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.

Districts have the ability to upload locally developed open education resources to the WISELearn Portal. The state does not provide any funding for development projects but does support professional learning around what are open education resource as part of its curation projects.

State Resource Repository

Wisconsin has a state resource repository.

Wisconsin created the WISELearn Educator portal to host professional learning, social network information and digital resources.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Wisconsin does not provide information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to select, acquire or 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, devices, resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. The state does not provide any funding for developing open education resources but does support professional learning around what are open education resource as part of its curation projects.

Open Educational Resources

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

The state does not provide any funding for developing open education resources but does support professional learning around what are open education resource as part of its curation projects.

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