Transforming Wisconsin Classrooms – Starting With a Clean (Interactive) Slate 

The Wisconsin Technology Initiative provides grants to PK-12 schools and other educational facilities that are committed to effectively integrating instructional technology into their learning environments. Through the increased availability of interactive whiteboards and technologically savvy teachers, classrooms will have the tools necessary to become engines of innovation that improve student engagement and academic achievement.

The Wisconsin Technology Initiative helps to reduce the financial and professional development barriers educators face when attempting to integrate instructional technology into learning environments. The first round of grants, funded by John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge, provided funding for school districts willing to commit to both integrating interactive whiteboards into their classrooms and the professional development necessary to successfully implement their use. Grant recipients are expected to provide an annual report and share best practices with their peers across the state.