ERIC Number: ED453806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Educational Technology Plan PreK-12: 2000 Addendum. A Supplement Marking Progress and Extending the Vision.
Potter, Calvin; Lohr, Neah J.; Ciske, Stuart J.; Sanders, Stephen N.
Since the development of the Educational Technology Plan PK-12 in 1996, the state of Wisconsin has made great strides to ensure that the technologies necessary for fostering student growth and achievement are available to urban, suburban, and rural children alike. This addendum, intended to supplement the 1996 plan, will provide Wisconsin's school districts with a clear vision for educational technology on a statewide level by: (1) addressing trends and issues; and (2) focusing on the use of instructional technology in teaching and learning to improve student achievement. Emphasis is on continued collaboration among state, regional, and local entities to build on the many good practices and policies implemented since 1996. The first section presents an overview, discussing the background, purpose, and process of developing this addendum, and the revised vision and mission for educational technology in Wisconsin. The next section provides information on the current status and progress since 1996, discussing major initiatives developed; comprehensive local technology planning; the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund; the federal E-rate; the technology survey initiative; and a chart of 1996 recommendations, current status, and evidence of progress. The third section provides recommendations under each of the following areas: student standards, curriculum integration, and student assessment; teacher standards, preservice training, and professional development; quality resources for students and teachers; well-maintained technology infrastructure and support systems; attention to equity and diversity; and sophisticated and multiple assessments. The next section outlines responsibilities of the Instructional Media and Technology Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). A section of appendices includes references, a technology plan checklist, Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTI) Framework emerging priorities identified by the Forum on Technology in Education, and results of Wisconsin's portion of the 1999 Milken Technology Survey. The addendum also identifies areas in which the state needs to invest to ensure that the current level of hardware, software, technology integration, teacher professional development, and infrastructure continues to evolve and does not stagnate. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs, Technology Integration
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53239-1079. Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free). Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin