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Overview

Education Agency

Arizona Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Arizona has educational technology standards.

Arizona has state specific educational standards.

State Educational Technology Plan

Arizona has an educational technology plan.

Arizona has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Arizona has requirements for district technology planning.

District level educational technology plans are encouraged by the state as part of each LEAs comprehensive or school improvement plan, and are revised annually. The state provides planning support through online webinars.  The district technology plans are embedded within the state’s Title I school improvement plans. For every goal in the SIP, LEAs need to have “tech” tagged strategy and action steps. When sorted by “tech” tags, the district level plan is created.

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Overview

This state does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority, from state and/or local resources, to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Arizona does not have a unique definition for accessible instructional/educational materials nor references the federal definition for accessible materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Arizona does not have a definition for accessible technologies nor references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

Arizona has a definition for instructional materials/textbook that includes the option for digital instructional materials.

Textbook means printed instructional materials or digital content, or both, and related printed or non-printed instructional materials, that are written and published primarily for use in school instruction and that are required by a state educational agency or a local educational agency for use by pupils in the classroom, including materials that require the availability of electronic equipment in order to be used as a learning resource.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Arizona does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Arizona provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Handouts and literature are shared at all of annual conferences, regional trainings, and on-site assistance.

 

Guidance Outside of School

Arizona does not provide guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Policy - Adoption

Arizona does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Arizona does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

Arizona does not have a statute requiring the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona provides information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

This state provides examples and information to LEAs related to selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials. This state does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority, from state and/or local resources, to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.Visit these links to learn more:

http://www.azed.gov/special-education/special-projects/accessible/

https://cms.azed.gov/home/GetDocumentFile?id=57978bf3aadebe17bc0d8cce

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http://www.azed.gov/special-education/files/2011/08/accessiblematerialsrequirements.pdf

http://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http://www.azleg.gov/ars/15/00214.htm

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

Arizona provides information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

State webpage has information that includes a request form for NIMAC, media producer database, and offer assistance if the NIMAC does not have the textbook available.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

Arizona does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

Arizona does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

The Arizona Procurement Office is fully delegated by the Arizona Department of Administration to provide all procurement for the Arizona Department of Education. Vendors need to register with the APO, select commodity codes to receive notice about solicitations.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Arizona has guidelines for commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Title 15-732 D. The governing board of each school district or the governing body of another public school that solicits bids pursuant to this section shall provide written notification of the requirements of this article and related and subsequent rules to vendors before soliciting bids for printed and non-printed instructional materials.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

Arizona does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

Master Contract Digital Devices

Arizona does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase digital devices.

Master Contract Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional materials.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Arizona does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Arizona does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

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Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives.

Arizona districts have the option to purchase digital instructional materials with local funds.

Funding for Devices

Arizona does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Each district may use general state funds for the purchase of digital devices (hardware).

Funding for Special Purposes

Arizona does not have a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Arizona has a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

The Arizona Department of Education hosts a Content Management System (CMS) for Arizona’s education community, located at cms.azed.gov. This CMS serves as a content repository for publicly accessible content provided by the Arizona Department of Education, that includes vetted open instructional resources.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Arizona has a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

ADE has procured a statewide contract for use of online learning tools from Blackboard. These include Blackboard Learn™ for delivering online courses and Blackboard Collaborate™ for conducting online meetings. This contract allows all Arizona districts and charters to take advantage of ADE’s special pricing to use these tools in educator professional learning. Qualified Arizona districts and charters may also use the tools for K-12 learning through the ADE Learning Management System (LMS) Pilot Program. More information may be found at: www.azed.gov/aelas/lms/

Open Educational Resources

Arizona develops open educational resources.

Arizona does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

Arizona is participating in the K12 OER Collaborative.

State Resource Repository

Arizona has a state resource repository.

The Arizona Department of Education hosts a Content Management System (CMS) for Arizona’s education community, located at cms.azed.gov. This CMS serves as a content repository for publicly accessible content provided by the Arizona Department of Education, that includes vetted open instructional resources

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

Arizona does not have a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Open Educational Resources

Arizona does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

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