CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education has released the final draft of the 2017 Digital Learning Plan. The plan provides guidelines for the incorporation of effective data and technology use in curriculum and instruction, as well as strategies to boost technology infrastructure within schools.
“This comprehensive five year strategic plan was written around the importance of incorporating digital learning and education technology into the classroom and addresses the need for equitable access to educational opportunities for all students,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “It provides another way for us to ensure that all Wyoming students will be college, career, and military ready when they leave school.”
Wyoming’s Digital Learning Plan provides a vision for student success that includes goals and recommendations for educators to incorporate technology in curriculum and instruction as well as ideas to increase reliable Wi-Fi access within classrooms. Wyoming has committed valuable resources to ensuring increased broadband capacity for all school districts in the state, and the plan ensures that students have access to opportunities that the internet and other digital mediums provide.
While the requirement for a statewide education technology plan is not new, the 2017-2021 plan is unique in that stakeholders from around the state were included during development. It is also the first plan to include community partnerships that will facilitate more involvement at the local level.
The final draft of the 2017 Digital Learning Plan is available at edu.wyoming.gov/tech.
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Kari Eakins, Communications Director