Wyoming Digital Learning Plan September 2020 Newsletter

Update from the Wyoming Department of Education  |  view online |  website



Welcome to the Digital Learning Plan (DLP) monthly newsletter

This newsletter will explore the Wyoming DLP, its goals, and suggested strategies to ensure equitable access to opportunities and success in postsecondary, career, and civic life.


Data and Privacy

This month’s initiatives are focused around the DLP Future Ready Framework. The goals of the Data and Privacy gear are:

Data and Privacy Gear
  • Student and educator data will be protected with privacy maintained in accordance with state and federal mandates.
  • All teachers will use assessment data that enables them to personalize instruction to increase student achievement.
  • All students will use data to understand their progression through the learning standards.


The WyEd-Fi product aggregates various student data in a near real-time manner to provide a fuller view of a student’s, or a student population’s performance. Categories of data include: Attendance, Grades, State & Local Assessments (WY-TOPP, NWEA MAP, FastBridge, and others), Growth, and more. The goal is to more fully evaluate a student’s, or a student population’s, needs during the current timeframe to provide information in the present to effect change in the current school cycle and into the future. View this video for a brief overview of WyEd-Fi.

Training (New)

WyEd-Fi has a new online professional development training course for teachers with 0.5 Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) credit available. Sign-up for the free, self-paced Canvas course or schedule a live one-hour virtual training session by contacting Jeremy Thigpen at jthigpen@espg.com.

Local Assessments (New)

Local Assessment data has been included on the dashboard so districts can now view that data along with the state assessment data for evaluation of a student’s performance.

The student’s standard growth data plus the newly deployed Growth MGP data (shown here) can now easily provide visual trends of student growth, school growth, and district growth. This allows for a better understanding of performance. 

WyEd-Fi Screenshot of Growth vs. Target for Reading

Find out more

For more information about WyEd-Fi, contact Kimiko Rife at krife@espsg.com.

Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference

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Professional Development Opportunities

  • TeachUNITED Leveraging Blended Learning - Fast Track for Wyoming educators is sponsored by the WDE and delivered through a two-hour webinar in September followed by a five-hour online micro-course in October or November. Please access the registration form for date and time preferences, lastly, 0.5 PTSB credit is available.
  • ISTE Certification Training - WDE sponsored International Society for Technology in Education Certification for Educators training for 100 Wyoming teachers.
  • Open Educational Resources - Free, open enrollment online course about open education resources; class is available to all Wyoming educators. Check out Open Range Wyoming for open education resources created and vetted by a professional group of Wyoming teachers. In partnership with UWYO and aligned with OER, we would like to highlight the outstanding Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP). LAMP Roadshow.
  • Quality Matters - WDE sponsored workshops or virtual courses on developing and delivering quality online content available to all Wyoming educators at no cost.
  • Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate - Series of seven workshops focused on effective online teaching practices sponsored by the WDE available to all Wyoming educators at no cost.
  • Wyoming Digital Learning Guidelines Course - Free, open enrollment online course about using education technology in the classroom available to all Wyoming educators.
  • Wyoming Innovations in Learning Annual Conference - Join us virtually November 5-6, 2020.

Stay Tuned

Next month’s Digital Learning Plan Newsletter will focus on state initiatives around K-20 Collaborations.

For more information on the Wyoming Digital Learning Plan or the Future Ready Framework, contact Robin Grandpre at 307-777-5315 or robin.grandpre1@wyo.gov