The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Midwest Comprehensive Center teamed up to reframe educators’ notions of scientific inquiry.
At a recent convening co-hosted by the Midwest Comprehensive Center, early childhood staff from Illinois met educators from other states, learned about initiatives that can inform their work, and developed action plans.
Here at the Midwest Comprehensive Center, we provide education agencies in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin with expertise and resources that can be used to improve student outcomes. Watch our video to learn more!
Supporting the state's mission to provide targeted support for English learners, the Midwest Comprehensive Center worked with the Minnesota Department of Education on a cultural competency project, including conducting a listening tour and helping update a family resource handbook.
States are grappling with numerous decisions that may have wide-ranging impacts on educators, students, community members, and other stakeholders. One of the most critical decisions is selecting initiatives to improve instruction and learning. MWCC is collaborating with the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) on the implementation of standards and early childhood initiatives, using implementation science as its framework to ensure a thoughtful and coordinated approach.
In 2016, the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) launched its work to revise the state’s social studies standards, which were previously adopted in 2008. To support the standards writing process, the Midwest Comprehensive Center surveyed other states and conducted a scan to determine how other states approached the revision of social studies standards. The MWCC also synthesized best practices related to standards revision and social studies content.