A Vision for Digital Learning in Wisconsin

Foreword – State Superintendent Tony Evers

Tony Evers, PhD State Superintendent
 
Tony Evers, PhD
State Superintendent 

 
The skillful use of technology will have enormous payoffs in terms of every child’s readiness for further education and the workforce. Digital tools are essential to student learning, as they connect our efforts to identify what students should know and be able to do, as well as help students and educators assess progress toward achieving academic goals.
 
To meet the needs of today's students - to ensure they are college and career ready in the modern world - we must be innovative in new student learning experiences, adopting technologies and instruction in ways that meaningfully engage the digital generation.

This digital learning plan will serve as a blueprint to follow for schools and their partners, such as public libraries, community organizations, and local employers. It can help guide educators as they maximize the impact of their work, making learning more meaningful and relevant for students, as well as more accessible for economically disadvantaged students and more cost-effective for school districts.


All of the efforts described in this plan align to our goals of having every student graduate college and career ready.  To accomplish this, we must share the best and most effective practices in each aspect of digital lifelong learning.  I thank the Digital Learning Advisory Council for their great work to identify strategies and best practices, outlining them in this document. To fully realize the benefits of this work, and to improve the educational experiences and the academic outcomes for all students, we must work together through collaboration and partnerships. Considering the fast pace of technological advances, we have no time to lose if we want our students to be prepared for success.


Tony Evers, PhD
State Superintendent