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Janice Mertes

Strategic Planning  - 
 
A well constructed article to align to the Future Ready framework https://dashboard.futurereadyschools.org/framework to help districts understand the value of planning, staff allocation and resource management.
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
DPI Online Learning Consultant position open

This position works in the School Management Services and collaborates with the Instructional Media Technology/Digital Learning team. An interesting position for someone interested in policy, practice and research.
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Laura Busch

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Interested in developing student leadership? Read my article on EdSurge to learn more!
You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? I couldn’t agree more. Busch's s
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
Caliper Analytics: A re-emerging topic about how learning platforms, assessment tools and learning activities can capture engagement data analytics on how students are learning. Edtech tools are introducing this topic across district adoption teams that may include the curriculum, assessment, special education and technology leaders. In the last six months some major producers of edtech tools and content platforms are promoting this as an essential element for personalized learning tools.

Great summary on the IMS Global website linked below to discuss the interoperability components needed to transfer this engagement learning data.

White paper from IMS Global (c2013)
https://www.imsglobal.org/sites/default/files/caliper/IMSLearningAnalyticsWP.pdf
Caliper Analytics™ Background. A growing number of learning interactions take place online, which allows for data and information specific to the learning activity to be captured. This data promises to provide new insights into how particular learning interactions relate to learning outcomes.
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Janice Mertes

Instruction and PD  - 
 
What is all of this discussion of Open Ed Resources? Follow this G+ community for the latest research, project efforts and professional learning opportunities. The WI DPI will expand our #GoOpen programming as part of the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan refresh R&D projects.
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Sean Cottrell

Data Privacy  - 
 
What does your district's website say about student data privacy? Are you responsible for curating this content, and are tired of just scratching your head? Then check out this webinar that WI co-presented with West Virginia on Student Data Privacy Transparency.
The <strong>National Association of State Boards of Education</strong> exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.
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Diane Doersch

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
This year the National CoSN conference will be held in Chicago, April 3-6, 2017. If you are planning on attending, please consider presenting. The deadline is July 22. We've got plenty of great things going on here in Wisconsin, time to share and collaborate to make things even more spectacular!
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Sue Salzsieder

Instruction and PD  - 
 
Just released  2016 ISTE Standards for Students  http://gg.gg/ISTEStandardsforStudents2016
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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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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

Justin Weise

Instruction and PD  - 
 
The Indian Community School of Milwaukee, a private institution exclusively serving American Indian children, is seeking a motivated, energetic, full-time Technology Coordinator to fill an opening for the 2016-2017 School Year.

It is on WECAN (https://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/teachers/login/form2.cfm). Attached is the advertisement. Individuals can apply directly to HR (send a resume to the email address below) or fill out an application on our website (www.ics-milw.org) and mention the position in the application.

thielecke_b@ics-milw.org

BONNIE THIELECKE
HR DIRECTOR
Indian Community School
10405 West St. Martins Road
Franklin, WI 53132
Phone: 414-525-6134
Fax: 414-525-6150

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s4DP4sBu6OeTuQEx60t-z7p1AREBxIf7ryFXWMeEl_w/edit?usp=sharing
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Technology CoordinatorBTECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR The Indian Community School, a private institution exclusively serving American Indian children, is seeking a motivated, energetic, full-time Technology Coordinator to fill an opening for the 2016-2017 School Year. To improve scholastic performance and promote the social,...
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Sean Cottrell

Data Privacy  - 
 
Last week NCES released a new Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy.
The National Forum on Education Statistics organized the Education Data Privacy Working Group to explore how state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) can support best practices at the school level to protect the confidentiality of student data in day-to-day instructional and administrative tasks.
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This is a really good document. I especially like the case studies section because they are all issues we tech leaders have encountered. I highly recommend that tech leaders download it and keep it as reference.
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Nathan Mielke

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
 
Caliper Analytics: A re-emerging topic about how learning platforms, assessment tools and learning activities can capture engagement data analytics on how students are learning. Edtech tools are introducing this topics across district adoption teams that may include the curriculum, assessment, special education and technology leaders. In the last six months some major producers of edtech tools and content platforms are promoting this as an essential element for personalized learning tools.

Great summary on the IMS Global website linked below to discuss the interoperability components needed to transfer this engagement learning data.

White paper from IMS Global (c2013)
https://www.imsglobal.org/sites/default/files/caliper/IMSLearningAnalyticsWP.pdf
Caliper Analytics™ Background. A growing number of learning interactions take place online, which allows for data and information specific to the learning activity to be captured. This data promises to provide new insights into how particular learning interactions relate to learning outcomes.
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David Gundlach
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Team Building and Staffing  - 
 
The Oshkosh Area School District has an opening for a full time technology integrator. If you are interested in becoming a member of an amazing team, please check out WECAN for position and application information.
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Jessica Brogley

Discussion  - 
 
Google+ friends. Do you maintain multiple Google+ profiles? If so, how do you handle that? I have my original one that I've maintained for years, but I just started a new job with a district that has GAFE. I already can tell I'm going to need an active Google+ profile. So...now I'll have at least two...

Honestly, I think I have 5 floating out there...Gah!
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Edward Snow

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
The 2016 LETSGO-Wi Symposium is next week! . This year's Symposium will be held at DC Everest Middle School, and is FREE to attend. To find out more information about the Symposium and to register; see link below
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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Sean Cottrell

Data Privacy  - 
 
CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), has designed an eight week course specifically for school district leaders who need help understanding existing privacy laws, defining best practices around privacy, and communicating effectively with their communities.
Check out this Facilitated Online Course from COSN on "Protecting Student Privacy in Connected Learning". Course runs from September 27 – November 15, 2016
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Nathan Mielke

Leadership and Vision  - 
 
Congrats go out to Wisconsin CETLs +Michael Mades, +Amy Pugh and +Josiah Hodgett! Way to knock out the exam process folks!
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Congratulations to all!
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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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