004.024.2014 WI DPI High Speed Bits

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Presentation by Kurt Kiefer Ass't State Superintendent - Division of Libraries and Technology at Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. UW-Extension Broadband & E-commerce Education Center "High Speed Bits" program.

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004.024.2014 WI DPI High Speed Bits

  1. 1. Digital Learning and Information Systems Moving Forward Statewide Kurt Kiefer Assistant State Superintendent WI Department of Public Instruction
  2. 2. • Standards & Instruction • What and how should kids learn? • How do we support innovation learning? • How are digital technologies integrated into learning? • Assessments and Data Systems • How do we know if they learned it? • School and Educator Effectiveness • How do we ensure that students have highly effective teachers and schools? • School Finance Reform • How should we pay for schools? Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers: Agenda 2017
  3. 3. Wisconsin Statewide Digital Learning Strategic Plan
  4. 4. DLAC Action Items Implement statewide systems: • WISEdata open data collection system • WISEdash data warehouse/dashboard • WISE Learn Educational resource portal, content repository, Learning management system (LMS) with high quality content, and virtual PLCs • Individual learning plan (ILP) system - being implemented as Academic & Career Plans (ACPs) • WDLC - Online, virtual and blended learning
  5. 5. Early Childhood Postsecondary Assessments Local, state, national Educator Licensing OnlineAcademic & Career Plans Collaboration Cloud Content RepositoryLearning Management System
  6. 6. • The largest 26 of the total 445 districts (6%) represent 40% of the total state student enrollment • The smallest 335 of the total 445 districts (75%) represent 40% of the total state student enrollment • The median sized district (half of the 445 districts are above the median and half are below the median) is 902 students • Bottom line: Wisconsin has a large number of small school districts
  7. 7. WISEdash is and will… • Statewide dashboard and reporting system • Public & secured reporting • Allow any SIS vendor to interoperate • Reduce operational costs
  8. 8. Resources to Guide Data Inquiry with WISE Tools
  9. 9. Academic and Career Plans Individual Learning Plans • Endorsed by Governor’s task force • Focus on students’ personalized learning and career pathways “Where are you headed? What learning will get you there?” • Tools to work on career interest inventories, resumes, applications, etc. • Connect students with workplace & employers • Build a body of evidence -- an e-portfolio • Integrate with open data collection system • Funded in recent state budget beginning FY14
  10. 10. Personalized Learning CESA #1 The Institute CCSSO Innovative Lab Network
  11. 11. Builds on Two Concepts • Social networks - places where educators collaborate, share, and learn from and with each other, professional learning communities (PLCs) • Resource portals - places where educators find content for their instructional work
  12. 12. The “gateway” to the tools and functions Collaboration Cloud Teacher - student, teacher - teacher, student - student, teacher - parent Content Repository e.g., Customized PBS LearningMedia Video, web sites, documents, audio, assessments, etc. Learning Management System Shared courses, units and lessons; by Common Core and more Curriculum Content Development & Technical Support
  13. 13. WISE Learn creates... • Online and blended learning platform for ALL WI students • Efficient tool for searching for quality content • A platform for digital “textbooks” • Professional learning communities, events calendar • Crowdsourcing option where teachers rating quality of content, e.g., Yelp, Trip Advisor, etc. • Creates instructional feedback loops when combined with algorithms • Partnerships across WI ed organizations
  14. 14. Digital Learning Collaborative Supplemental Local Control and System Hub Communications /Quality
  15. 15. Wisconsin Statewide Digital Learning Strategic Plan
  16. 16. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Readiness - Online testing ▪ SBAC says schools will need 10-20 kbps / student on average and 50kbps/student for peaks. ✓ Critical to handle peak loads without latency/response delays in a high stakes testing environment ✓ SBAC readiness is defined as 50 kbps/student or greater Digital Learning Readiness - Driven by 1:1 Devices ▪ SETDA recommends 100 kbps/student to be digital learning ready today ✓ SBAC clearly states that the bandwidth standards for the assessment alone (above) will not be sufficient for digital learning Two Levels of Digital Ready
  17. 17. SBAC Readiness School Speed Tests (Fall 2012) ▪ 33% of schools are SBAC ready (>50 kbps/student) ▪ 29% of schools are on the fence (10-20 to 50 kbps/student) ▪ 37% of schools are below SBAC minimums (<10-20 kbps)
  18. 18. Digital Learning Readiness School Speed Tests (Fall 2012)

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