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Janice Mertes

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Horizon Report Preview K-12 2016 : Trends in digital learning as we identify in our new draft of the Wisconsin Digital Learning plan.

Website with summary of key components
http://www.nmc.org/nmc-horizon-news/submit-your-projects-for-the-nmc-horizon-report-2016-k-12-edition/

Summary Report posted below
http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2016-nmc-horizon-report-k12-preview.pdf

I. Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Educational Technology Adoption

Long-Term Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in K-12 Education for five or more years
• Redesigning Learning Spaces
• Rethinking How Schools Work

Mid-Term Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in K-12 Education for the next three to five years
• Increasing Use of Collaborative Learning Approaches
• Shift to Deeper Learning Approaches

Short-Term Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in K-12 Education for the next one to two years
• Rise of Coding as a Literacy
• Shift from Students as Consumers to Creators
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Kelly Hoyland

Team Building and Staffing  - 
 
Menomonie Area School District is looking for a Director of Technology, it is a great opportunity in a district that is committed to leveraging technology to meet student learning needs. WECAN Vacancy ID:
110641.
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Nathan Mielke

Team Building and Staffing  - 
 
From our friend +Bryon Kolbeck, employment opportunities down in his district in Texas!

Lewisville ISD (LISD)- Lewisville Texas, is excited to share that we have two technology leadership positions open. One of the positions is for Director of Technical Services and the other is for Director of Network, Infrastructure, and Security. Both positions will have a huge opportunity to impact the district and affect immediate change due to several upcoming initiatives requiring their input and leadership. LISD utilizes transformative and flexible learning environments through a very large mobile learning initiative providing students tools to access, create and collaborate as thriving 21st century digital citizens. To support the learning for over 53,000 students, LISD maintains one of the largest public sector fiber networks in Denton county, has robust infrastructure, maintains over 50,000 mobile devices in our Mobile Device Management system, and has an excellent team of technology professionals supporting the district through the Technology Department. Annually LISD receives numerous academic accolades, fine art honors, athletic championships, finance awards, and technology awards which reflect a commitment to the school community. If you feel either of these positions are of interest to you or someone you know, please review the job postings on Teacher Job Network (https://www.teacherjobnet.org/Jobs/ and navigate to Classified/Information Technology to see the postings defined below) or forward this opportunity to potential candidates.
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If moving south and the positions are of interest, please apply through Teacher Jobs Network or email me directly with any questions about the positions kolbeckb@lisd.net.
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Tina Rettler

Instruction and PD  - 
 
Experienced online teacher? We need your thoughts on a 1 minute survey! http://bit.ly/OLInsights #onlineteaching #iwishiknew #pleaseshare
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Edward Snow

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
The 2016 LETSGO-WI Symposium registration is now open. This years Symposium will be held at DC Everest Middle School . and is FREE to attend.



This Symposium is unlike any other professional learning opportunity you’ve been to. LETSGO-WI focuses on Wisconsin schools that have implemented an Apple one-to-one teaching and learning environment. LETSGO-WI strives to provide job specific information to four separate groups of leaders (Administration, Teacher/Instruction, IT and Principals) while also showing each group how to better support the other two groups in an effort to get the most o...
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Connie Erickson

Team Building and Staffing  - 
 
Looking for a dynamic technology leader!
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
Greetings,
The Common School Fund Guidance has been updated and can be found on the newly created DPI website athttp://dpi.wi.gov/common-school-fund . The updating process included the convening of a workgroup on April 4, 2016 and review by the WEMTA board on April 30, 2016. The process was a collaboration between teams in the Division for Libraries and Technology and the School Finance Team. The statutory language remains the same and purchases made with Common School Funds must support the school library program and be documented in the district library plan. The new website includes information needed by school library professionals, business managers, and other administrators. The sidebar tab for purchasing guidelines and WUFAR budget codes includes an updated guidance chart. Other information that is now included together on the same site are the BCPL loan program and audit information. Please review the site and become familiar with the information.

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Nathan Mielke

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Me, 30 seconds after we got done testing 700 kids on all 5 ACT Aspire tests with Windows Laptops in one day. Perhaps there are schools out there that pull off more Herculean efforts with testing...but stick a fork in me, I'm done. #testingiswhyimatechdirector 
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Ha! Love it!
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Claudia Felske

Discussion  - 
 
Dear Colleagues: quick Broadcasting question: We're starting up a broadcasting class and we're looking for insight on video editing software:our finalists are: Final Cut vs. Adobe Premiere. Thoughts? All input appreciated! 
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In West Bend we us the Adobe suite so we can integrate items from other Adobe Software. For live production work we have a tricaster that we use both in the studio and for live events such as graduation, etc.
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
Your feedback is needed on new Common School Fund Resource site: 

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Division for Libraries and Technology is proud of the strong partnership with the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) and the Wisconsin Education Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) to protect the Common School Fund (CSF) for public school libraries.

DPI sponsored a Common School Fund workgroup meeting on April 4th. One outcome was to update the DPI website dealing with Common School Fund information.The primary goals of the website are to clarify guidance for Common School Fund purchases as well as to promote support for public school libraries. In order to ensure the content and usability meet your needs, we need feedback. The Common School Fund website feedback form is open from April 15th until noon on April 26th. Based on the feedback,revisions will be made and then presented to the WEMTA board on Saturday, April 30th for any final input and a discussion of a yearly review process of the website information.The public website will be released on by May 5th and will be also be featured included in a DPI ConnectEd story about the Common School Funds for public school district libraries. 

To review the draft website follow the directions below and then open the feedback document to record your input:

Go to http://dpi.wi.gov/user
Enter login info
Username: dpi-test
Password: CommSF8*
Click submit  Login (there is no submit button)
You will see in the window DPI-test and some other data. This means you have logged into the admin side of the website.
Use the URL below and copy/paste it into the browser search bar. You will then see the draft DPI CSF page. Please let us know what you think!

Go to http://dpi.wi.gov/common-school-fund​ in url box to get to the site​

CSF April 2016 Feedback Survey open until noon on Tuesday, April 26th
https://docs.google.com/a/dpi.wi.gov/forms/d/14dBzoZzQNCxSd3SDlN20fWd3q5ILGhzNA0-IO2agJVo/viewform​​
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DPI Common School Fund Website FeedbackThe Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Division for Libraries and Technology is proud of the strong partnership with the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) and the Wisconsin Education Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) to protect the Common School Fund (CSF) for public school libraries. DPI sponsored a Common School Fund work group meeting on April 4th. One outcome was to update the DPI website dealing with Common Schoo...
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About this community

Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders is the Wisconsin Chapter of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking). This newly formed group will serve to improve technology leadership in Wisconsin schools and universities

Nathan Mielke

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Curious to hear how the Future Ready party went this week? Vacation was the priority this week for me...
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Awesome +Janice Mertes! Thanks for the coordination for this event. Agreed that I wish I could have been there. Now the work continues or begins to bring theory into action!
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
New report out of Stanford discusses the way edtech is used may not be providing equitable learning opportunities or helping to close the achievement gaps. Proper training and support for educators to infuse edech for creating, collaborating and communicating is essential.

Equity will be a major theme of the new state digital learning plan as well integrated into the themes of ESSA as those policies/implementation plans are developed
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Kelly Hoyland

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Congratulation to the two newest CETL recipients. +Diane Doersch +Greg Krueger 
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+Chris Czerniak Thanks Chris!
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Tina Rettler

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Janice Mertes

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ESSA feedback/input opportunities

The AASL is collecting best stories related to the library media programming/digital learning as they components are intertwined in district plans and aligned to our state digital learning plan.
http://www.ala.org/aasl/exemplars

In WI: State Superintendent Tony Evers has scheduled listening sessions to inform implementation of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and has invited stakeholders from across the public and private education spectrum to help ensure that all students have equitable access to a high-quality education.

Additional information is available on the Department of Public Instruction newsroom website http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/news-release/dpinr2016_59.pdf. (Text at http://dpi.wi.gov/news/releases/2016/evers-schedules-essa-listening-sessions-appoints-equity-council.)
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Kelly Hoyland

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Congratulations to the new WETL Board Members
Phillip Bickelhaupt - Secretary
Tim Harder - At-Large Board Member
Scott Kowalski - Chair Elect
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Excited to be part of this team!
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Jessica Brogley

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Megan is one of my pre-service students hoping to become a Secondary History teacher. She's had a big awakening this semester in Ed. Media Apps. If you have a second, consider leaving her some words of inspiration on her blog on how teachers can tackle WISE technology integration. I'm really proud of her!
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Hey everyone! Thanks for leaving Megan some comments on her blog. She appreciated the connections. :-)
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
WI Hour of Code May 16-27th: DPi is pleased to celebrate the expansion of coding/computer science in schools. Check out this new site that offers free professional learning, professional membership links, key partner support recognition and ideas to promote the integration of coding/computer science in your schools. DPI is working closely with CODE.org to help offer year round programming support and training for educators.

Tweet your activities, resources and professional learning activities to #wihourofcode as we will be supporting activities throughout the year.

More resources and professional learning will be added to this site as we collect materials from state educators. If you have any presentations or links of materials that can be added to the site please send them to janice.mertes@dpi.wi.gov
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 

Wednesday, August 10th Special K-12 Special Interest Group (SIG) at the annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-QIPQfVFbXUaDh0bkk4VHg3dGM/preview

The DPI Division for Libraries and Technology is partnering with the UW Madison and Division of Continuing Studies to offer this one-day special conference pass ($195) for K-12 educator/administrator teams. This conference is connected to the refreshed WI Digital Learning plan and Future Ready focus areas for 2016-2017: digital leadership capacity building, high quality digital content/open ed resources, research-based practices and personalized digital learning options for students.

This K-12 Special Interest Group (SIG) track will offer exclusive seminar time with top national leaders (Richard Culatta and Nicole Allen), networking time with other K-12 leaders/DPI leaders, conference keynotes and access to the vendor/technology tool fair. K-12 participants will also have the option to purchase additional pre-conference sessions or the entire conference at a reduced cost ($395) once you enter the special registration page.

This is a great opportunity for district technology (CIO/CTO) and curriculum leaders (CAO-Chief Academic Officers) to bring a district team working on strategic digital/online/blended learning program design, implementation and resource options.

Special K-12 Registration Site (first time user registration required)--Register soon to reserve your spot
http://go.wisc.edu/zro7p6

PDF of registration site to see options for K-12 Special SIG day, additional pre-conference or full conference special pricing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-QIPQfVFbXUWFcwenBHMUJVM0E/view?usp=sharing

Full Distance Learning & Teacher Conference August 9-11 site-- check out the amazing topics and session line up
https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/
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Sean Cottrell

Ethics and Policies  - 
 
What aspects do you consider when crafting a Data Privacy Policy?  Wisconsin's Student Data Privacy team worked with the NASBE to create this Education Leaders Report.  Policymaking on Educational Data Privacy: Lessons Learned.  
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