Wisconsin Water Library offers vast H2O resources for teachers and parents

The Wisconsin Water Library has a large collection of children’s book about water – including titles on animals found in and around water, aquatic plants, shipwrecks, beach combing, snow and ice, and more. Many of the books are for young children (in preschool through second grade) but the library also has a growing collection of materials for older children and young adults.

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Expanded ‘Native People of Wisconsin’ Teacher’s Guide debuts

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces a revised and expanded Teacher’s Guide for Dr. Patty Loew’s newly-updated young readers classic, Native People of Wisconsin (also now available). This essential guide is the tool teachers need to help students explore “Native People of Wisconsin” and the stories and traditions of Wisconsin’s twelve Native Nations.

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Evers congratulates 2016 Green Ribbon Schools honorees

The two state schools — Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale, Glendale-River Hills School District; and West Middleton Elementary School in Verona, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District — are among only 47 schools recognized nationwide as 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Additionally, the Granton Area School District was among only 15 nationwide to receive the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee was one of 11 institutions that received the Green Ribbon awards.

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Wisconsin Media Lab website updated

The Wisconsin Media Lab has redesigned its website to improve the user experience and add new features including: Geolocation technology allows access to content from coffee shops and beyond; A new search box for everything in the resources; and A faceted search function lets you find content organized by subject and grade.

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WISELearn is online

The beginnings of WISELearn, the DPI’s emerging education portal for Wisconsin educators, are now available online. WISELearn’s goal is to give Wisconsin educators a place to find, submit, approve, and rate lesson ideas and other online resources, then share and discuss ways to use them with their professional learning communities around the state.

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