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Overview

Education Agency

Delaware Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Delaware does not have educational technology standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Delaware has a State Digital Learning Plan.

Delaware has an independent state level educational technology plan as part of the state’s strategic/comprehensive plan. The state revises the plan as needed. In FY16, the Legislature formed a Task Force on State Educational Technology charged with creating a strategic plan. The report to the Legislature withthe plan can be found at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib09/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/366/State_Educational_Technology_Report_FINAL_03_30_2016.pdf

District Technology Planning Requirements

Delaware does not have requirements for district technology planning.

Delaware does not require district level educational technology plans.

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Overview

Delaware does not have textbook adoption policies. Delaware Code Chapter 10, section 1049 provides for the ability of districts to select, purchase, and distribute free of charge such textbooks and other materials of instruction, stationery, furniture, equipment, apparatus and supplies as are necessary to the work of the schools.

Delaware does provide guidance for the district regarding instructional materials including:

The state of Delaware provides funds to support the purchase of instructional materials via 14 Del Code Chapter 17, Section 1706.

In addition, the Delaware Department of Education is implementing a learning management system (LMS) that 55%-60% of the LEAs will use during the 2015-2016 school year to organize high-quality digital instructional materials for use in K-12 schools.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Delaware references the federal definition of accessible instructional materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Delaware references the federal definition of accessible instructional materials.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Delaware has a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Delaware does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Delaware does not provide guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible digital instructional materials for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

Guidance Outside of School

Delaware provides guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Delaware hosts UDLibSEARCH, a virtual library of online resources for all K-12 public schools in Delaware and this is available for home use.

Policy - Adoption

Delaware has an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Digital Content Included

Software

Digital Curriculum

Online Content

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Delaware has a policy for open educational resources.

Delaware has a policy brief on OER and OER is included in the Strategic Plan submitted to the Legislature from the Task Force on State Educational Technology. http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3172

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

Delaware has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Each business must have an active Delaware Business License. W-9 form on file with Delaware Division of Accounting. Ideally, the vendor is on the Approved State Contract List. Delaware publishes a Selling to the State Guide.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

Delaware has state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase digital devices.

Delaware has statewide purchasing agreements through the Delaware Office of Management and Budget – Government Support Services.

Master Contract Instructional Materials

Delaware provides state master purchasing contracts available for districts and schools to purchase instructional materials.

The State provides science kits to schools through the Science Coalition. We have statewide agreements with a variety of vendors.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Delaware does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Delaware does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Office of Management and Budget : Government Support Services
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Delaware does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

State funds are provided directly for the purchase of instructional materials via a state budget instructional materials line item that includes the option to purchase instructional materials and/or does not prohibit the purchase of digital instructional materials.

Funding for Devices

Delaware does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

The state has made available funding to support the purchase of hardware for online assessment.

Funding for Special Purposes

Delaware 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

Delaware does not have a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

We are looking at Amazon Inspire and currently share resources through Schoology.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

The State, through eLearning Delaware, has a learning management system and provides professional development for all educators via this system. LEAs have the option of purchasing the LMS for use with students. Currently, 30 LEAs (out of 46) have purcahsed the LMS serving just over 108,000 students (out of 135,000). There is a 50-50 cost share on student licenses with the state paying half the cost and the LEA paying half the cost of student licenses.

Open Educational Resources

Delaware does not develop open educational resources.

Delaware does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Delaware does not have a state resource repository.

Delaware is exploring using a content repository in our Learning Management System.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

Delaware has a vetting process for open educational resources.

We are actively working on the process from vetting OER.

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