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Digital Learning Tab: This current tab provides information and links related to digital learning plans and standards, the adoption of computer science standards and state definitions for personalized learning. Visit the Instructional Materials, Procurement and Professional Learning Tabs for more information on this state.

DIGITAL LEARNING PLANS & STANDARDS

State Digital Learning Plan

Wisconsin has a state digital learning plan.

Wisconsin has an independent state-level educational technology plan based on elements of Future Ready Schools. Districts have optional budgeting and planning tools to use.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Wisconsin does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

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

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Wisconsin has digital learning standards for students.

Yes, our state had adapted the 2016 ISTE Student Standards into our Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy standards.

State Personalized Learning Definition

Wisconsin has a unique state definition for personalized learning.

Personalized learning is changing the way students learn and teachers teach with the student agency as the primary driver of learning. In personalized learning classrooms, students are engaged learners who actively co-create their learning with their teachers, assume more ownership of their learning, and see the value and relevance of their learning to their life. Students and teachers work collaboratively in understanding who the learner is, how they best learn, the knowledge and skills the student will learn, and how the learner will demonstrate the content they have learned. Technology has allowed teachers the ability to personalize learning at a broader scale. Teachers are able to co-create learning environments with students based on the students’ needs and interests. In addition, digital tools assist the teacher in communicating with students on a personal level and can act as a feedback loop.

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Overview

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. Optional vetting of OER but not required

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

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OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Wisconsin has a definition for open educational resources.

Wisconsin follows the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s definition of OER: 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.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

Wisconsin has a definition for accessible educational materials. The definition is based on

State Statute

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Wisconsin has a definition for accessible technologies. The definition is based on

State Statute

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Wisconsin does not have a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a statute requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

Wisconsin does not have a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Selection Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Yes, our state provides information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Selection Accessible Technologies

No, our state 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 Inclement Weather

Wisconsin provides guidance to districts for possible solutions to scheduling issues posed by inclement weather.

The state administrative rule, which governs school district standards (PI 8) was modified to recognize new and emerging methods of delivering instructional programming. PI 8 spurs innovative ways to engage students and teachers outside of the traditional day and place through virtual options for learning. Times may be used on a day when school is canceled, as a planned day, or as a makeup day when a day of school was missed. There are a variety of reasons a school would use Virtual Learning Time. These include, but are not limited to, snow or other inclement weather, professional development, widespread illness, and flooding. It is up to individual school districts to determine how many days they can effectively deliver instruction via Virtual Learning Time, including how many consecutive days.

The department does not approve or disapprove innovative instructional designs implemented by school districts, including virtual instruction programs meant to count as instructional time when a school building is closed due to inclement weather; nor is there an application or approval process for instructional design. We recommend districts consider consulting with their attorney before developing such a program to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and address any practical matters that may arise.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have a process for the review of 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.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Wisconsin does not have a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

Wisconsin does not require districts to follow the state review process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have an Education Service Agency (ESA) or other regional organization that has a process for the review of instructional materials.

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Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not have an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Resource Repositories

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.

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.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Wisconsin does not have dedicated state funding.

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 - District Options

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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.

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.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

Wisconsin does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

Wisconsin does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

Wisconsin does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

State Pricing Negotiation

Wisconsin does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.

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.

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The Wisconsin Department of Public instruction aims to improve support for all teachers by ensuring that districts have the information they need to select high-quality instructional materials and to provide professional learning that supports effective implementation of those materials in English language arts and mathematics. Teachers deserve high-quality instructional materials and ongoing support to implement those materials. Mounting evidence suggests that providing teachers with access to high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials and curriculum-based professional learning can result in improvement in student outcomes, making this a research-based school improvement strategy. https://dpi.wi.gov/impl

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not provide professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

As a local control state, districts and schools in Wisconsin make important decisions regarding instructional materials. There are growing efforts to support this decision-making process. EdReports is one tool to determine whether instructional materials are aligned to Wisconsin’s academic standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Wisconsin does not provide professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

Development of Professional Learning Programs

Wisconsin does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

Wisconsin does not provide professional learning opportunities to support the development of digital OER.

Share OER

Wisconsin does not provide professional learning opportunities for teachers to share of digital OER

Professional Learning - Accessibility

No, our state does not provide professional learning to support the implementation of accessible educational materials.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the implementation of accessible instructional/educational materials

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the use of accessible technologies.