Digital Learning Plan

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Wyoming’s Digital Learning Plan (DLP)

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The Digital Learning Plan (as described in Wyoming Statute 21-2-202 (a)(xx)) was developed to better provide equal access to education through technology. To address the Digital Learning priorities the Future Ready Framework was adopted to organize the Wyoming’s Digital Learning Plan.

7 gears in a circle. The 7 gears are as follows: Curriculum Instruction and assessment, Use of Time, Technology and Infrastructure, Data and Privacy, Community Partnerships, Professional Learning, Budget and Resources. Surrounding the gears is another circle of words, Vision, Plan, Implement, Assess, and Refine. Collaborative leadership enfolds the circle with a final layer.

Wyoming has emerged as a leader in statewide broadband connectivity which has improved internet access in classrooms. The next step is to aid educators in fully utilizing the resources now available.

To learn more about the Future Ready Framework and how your District can take advantage of utilizing the resources to create a District specific Digital Learning plan visit the WDE Future Ready page.

Vision for the Plan

The WDE Digital Learning plan is designed to provide a roadmap with recommendations for action that focuses on Digital Learning. Which empowers all stakeholders to provide and expand learning opportunities, to be adaptable, and to evolve with the ever-changing learning environment to meet the needs of all Wyoming students.

Guiding Principles

  • Focus on equity of educational opportunity for all students throughout the state.
  • Plan and prepare thoughtfully to maximize success of this complex and significant change management process.
  • Gain support from leadership, which is crucial for meaningful technology integration
  • Engage teachers, administrators, students, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Focus on the teachers as the key to quality instruction with support from technology
  • Support effective and ongoing professional development as an essential element for success.
  • Acknowledge public schools are managed by elected local school boards with their own policies, priorities, and constituents who prefer local control of the education system for their students.
  • Leverage the infrastructure investments, economies of scale, and planning teams in districts and across the state.
  • Provide flexible guiding principles for school districts to craft and implement their technology vision for teaching and learning.
  • Identify and share existing innovations, expertise, and resources throughout Wyoming, while also building upon national and international promising practices, models, and research.
  • Plan for long term sustainability, continuous improvement, and educational return on investment.