Infrastructure and Hardware Template

Outcomes - The resulting strategic plan will lay out priority issues for which specific actions can be assigned.  The advisory group would identify what these actions are, who they recommend be focused on the actions as responsible parties, provide a recommended timeline for action, and identify perceived investment costs for all actions.  The plan should be a road map decision makers can follow for implementing digital learning in Wisconsin.  It should create focus for our work in DPI, and create focus for many other partners across Wisconsin as well.

Issues within charge

Infrastructure and Hardware
  • Define hardware and infrastructure needs including wireless, broadband, computing devices of all types including mobile technology, other peripherals including display tools like data projectors, and explore how to ensure these are used in all schools
  • Investigate ways to provide access to broadband and technology in the community including at libraries and within households with students to support learning beyond school and facilitate learning opportunities within entire communities
  • Explore policies that promote responsible use of technology in learning environments and review and promote safe and ethical use of the Internet by all students and educators

Here is where the real work begins: taking our vision and core values, explaining the rationale, and making concrete recommendations for implementation.  At the bottom of the page is a running comments section for discussion and suggested readings.  Embedded in this page are areas to begin the collaborative writing process.

A. Narrative of Rationale and Desired Outcomes: What is the vision of Infrastructure & Hardware within the Digital Learning Plan?  What will it look like if we are successful? What data do we have to support the need and solutions (cite the information and source). What data do we still need to find and/or collect? What research and evidence exists that this will work?  Use your notes from May 24th, the Vision Documents and the listing of Recent Resources to begin.

C. Narrative of where we are now: Use any existing data that we have to support.  Is there data we need? 

D. Possible Path(s) to our Desired Outcome:  This should be a narrative story. Include evidence that the path(s) will work. Where will leadership be needed at various levels (school, district, regional, state)?  The NETS for administrators may be a good resource for this. 

E. Specific recommendations, implementation steps, measurable objectives, timeline, and responsibilities? Again, include where leadership will be needed at the various levels.

Timeline for subcommittee: Include who else we need ask to get the information we need.  Include research or data that we need to get.