Next State of Learning

WI

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Next State of Learning

Wisconsin

"I have this feeling that from a relationship perspective we’re on the front end of a new model that can build stronger bonds and deeper trust across levels."

Jim Rickabaugh, Institute for Personalized Learning


How has Wisconsin been able to establish itself as a leader in the push to make learning more personalized for every student?

Part of the answer comes from a innovative approach to governance: twelve cooperative educational service agencies, independent of the state, that exist solely to help local districts coordinate services and receive the type of professional development their educators feel is most important towards advancing their professional practice. As State Superintendent of Public Instruction Anthony Evers puts it, "What personalization has done for teachers in an era where they rightly believe that some of their ability to chart their own course has been constrained by testing is allowed them to make more decisions about what needs to happen with their class and with their students they work with. And that’s really important."

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WI joins the Partnership for Next Gen Learning

The Partnership focused on transforming learning for students through 6 critical attributes. read more„…

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DPI workedin collaborationwith CESA 1 to developthe WI needs assessment

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CESA 1 releases a white paper on the need to transform learning for students in southeastern WI

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WI is identified as one of the original 6 members of the Partnership

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The Board of Control of CESA 1 created the Institute for Personalized Learning to create an educational system that is personalized and student-centered.

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Districts & schoolsin southeastern WI begin developing personalized learning environments for students through various entry points.

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Jim Rickabaugh

"I've been an educator for more than 45 years -- and I think we're on the cusp of a fundamental shift."

Jeffrey Taege

"This model really shifts the perspective in education on what is the learner’s role, and what is the educator’s role in our system."

Wisconsin's Governance Structure

"I do not believe, ever, that the state's only role is to get out the way. But we do have to provide space for people."

"Since becoming a mom, I’ve realized that all kids have special needs. I want those needs to be addressed on a daily basis. I want every kid to be able to learn what it is that they’re passionate about and what they love."

Krista Krauter