Innovative Rural Program Video Clips

News from Tony Evers State Superintendent of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

A YMCA inside a school where staff, students, parents, and community members can exercise.

A small city's coordinated effort to learn and celebrate the culture of its growing Hispanic community.

A program that lets high school students from five rural districts take courses together at a nearby technical college.

A school forest initiative that takes learning outside and into the community, drawing on professional development and leadership support from higher education partners.

Representatives of these effective programs and more—the 2011 Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Schools, Libraries, and Communities Award-winners—recently delivered off-the-cuff overviews of their work during recognition activities in Madison.

These informal comments were captured on video and made into a series of very short clips (between 30 seconds and 2 minutes). The first four are already viewable on the WisconsinDPI YouTube channel, with the remaining five to be added gradually over coming days. Emailed alerts about new videos can be received by clicking the yellow "subscribe" button at the channel.

The clips are designed as a quick and personable introduction to these innovative partnerships, aiming to help inspire other successful projects around Wisconsin.

and a news release about the winning programs are also available.

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