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DPI is proud to release a draft of refreshed Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy Standards for public comment. We will be holding two public hearings, in Madison and Oshkosh. The first will be in Madison on Monday, July 17, 2017, from 3 pm to 5 pm, at Department of Public Instruction, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison, and the second on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 4-6 p.m, at CESA 6, Collaborations Conference Room, 2300 State Road 44, Oshkosh.

Draft of Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy Standards

Public Feedback Form for Draft of Wisconsin Information and Literacy Standards

WI DPI IMT ITL Standards web page

News Release:

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Please pass along to those who may be interested!

Google Certified Educator . Level 1 Training

Offered by CESA 2 July 24-26 with Beth Clarke (formerly with Madison Metro - now a CESA 2 Consultant!) and Scott Fernholz, Digital Learning Coach in Madison Metro School District. More info and registration details can be found on CESA 2 MyQuickReg site included here.

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Level Up Learning: a research-based report discussing the quality of games in learning along with the ideas of design learning to impact student engagement.

DPIs focus on engaged learning opens the door to new opportunities to consider how we reimagine the use of student production tools and interactive digital content.

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Navigating the Digital Shift:
Policies and Practices to Support Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Presented by:

Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA
Donna Murray, Digital Teaching & Learning Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Diana Myers McGhee, Director of Technology and Information, Fort Thomas Independent School District, Kentucky;
This Edweb will highlight the updates and expansion of the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), an online database providing details regarding each state’s policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. State data sets have been recently updated and details related to accessibility, purchasing consortia, and statewide management systems have been added. The Fort Thomas Independent School District in Kentucky and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will share how access to digital instructional materials has transformed teaching and learning to support student achievement. Register today.

Online Community: In addition to the webinar, SETDA is also launching an online community of practice to provide policy makers, school administrators and educator leaders a better understanding of policies and practices related to digital instructional materials. The community, Essential Elements for Digital Content, is free and open to the public. The community will engage in dialogue about the shift to digital including the vetting process, accessibility, professional learning, OER, procurement, implementation, and infrastructure.

About the State Educational Technology Directors Association
Founded in the fall of 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association serving, supporting and representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership. SETDA works in partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations as a forum for inter-state collaboration, cooperation, and best practices. Our work is funded by state membership dues, private sector contributions, charitable foundations, and the federal government.

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New research report shared with the District Administration magazine citing the value of game-based learning, social emotional learning and support for students of all levels.

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The Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) is sponsoring some Professional Learning this summer. Most is directly related to those educators working in the digital space, whether it be online or through blended learning. Feel free to share these opportunities for the upcoming summer. More information on these opportunities can be found on the WDLC dynamic schedule of professional learning:

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#OnlineLearning will continue to become a more popular route for youngsters over #TraditionalEducation because it has evolved with #Technology and is a more inclusive experience.
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