A. Media and Technology
Students in Wisconsin will select and use media andtechnology to access, organize, create, and communicate information for solvingproblems and constructing new knowledge, products, and systems.
B. Information and InquiryStudents in Wisconsin will access, evaluate, andapply information efficiently and effectively from a variety of sources in print,nonprint, and electronic formats to meet personal and academic needs.
C. Independent Learning
Students in Wisconsin will apply technological and
information skills to issues of personal and academic interest by actively andindependently seeking information; demonstrating critical and discriminatingreading, listening, and viewing habits; and, striving for personal excellence inlearning and career pursuits.
D. The Learning CommunityStudents in Wisconsin will demonstrate the abilityto work collaboratively in teams or groups, use information and technology in aresponsible manner, respect intellectual property rights, and recognize theimportance of intellectual freedom and access to information in a democratic

Applying the Academic Standards Across the Curriculum
When community members and employers consider what they want citizens and
employees to know and be able to do, they often speak of broad areas of applied
knowledge such as communication, thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.
These areas connect or go beyond the mastery of individual subject areas. As students
apply their knowledge both within and across the various curricular areas, they develop
the concept and complex thinking of educated persons.
Community members need these skills to function as responsible citizens.
Employers prize those employees who demonstrate these skills because they are people
who can continue learning and connect what they have learned to the requirements of a
job. College and university faculty recognize the need for these skills as the means of
developing the level of understanding that separates the expert from the beginner.
Teachers in every class should expect and encourage the development of these
shared applications, both to promote the learning of the subject content and to extend
learning across the curriculum. These applications fall into five general categories:

1) Application of the Basics
2) Ability to ThinkProblem-solving
Informed decision-making
Systems thinkingCritical, creative, and analyticalthinkingImagining places, times, andsituations different from one’s ownDeveloping and testing a hypothesisTransferring learning to newsituations
3) Skill in Communication
Constructing and defending anargumentWorking effectively in groupsCommunicating plans and processesfor reaching goalsReceiving and acting on instructions,plans, and modelsCommunicating with a variety oftools and skills4) Production of Quality Work
Acquiring and using information Creating quality products andperformances
Revising products and performances
Developing and pursuing positivegoals
5) Connections with Community

Recognizing and acting on
responsibilities as a citizen
Preparing for work and lifelong
Contributing to the aesthetic andcultural life of the communitySeeing oneself and one’s communitywithin the state, nation, and worldContributing and adapting to
scientific and technological change