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Overview

Education Agency

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

District of Columbia does not have educational technology standards.

The District of Columbia does not currently have technology standards. The District of Columbia has however identified content standards that incorporate technology in the classroom. http://osse.dc.gov/publication/embedded-technology-standards

 

State Digital Learning Plan

District of Columbia does not have a State Digital Learning Plan.

The District of Columbia does not have a state technology plan, however the state has collected information on the use of technology in instruction and is using this in its planning for creating a technology plan.

District Technology Planning Requirements

District of Columbia does not have requirements for district technology planning.

The District of Columbia does not currently require educational technology plans from LEAs. The state is providing information to LEAs on shifts under Every Student Successeds Act through trainings and technical assistance.

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Overview

The District of Columbia 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

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

District of Columbia has a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

The District of Columbia uses the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

District of Columbia has a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

District of Columbia has a definition for instructional materials/textbook that includes the option for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

District of Columbia does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

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

The OSSE is developing a framework for digital learning to support LEAs. This framework will include specifically guidance to LEAs for supporting students with disabilities.

Guidance Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

District of Columbia has an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Digital Content Included

Software

Digital Curriculum

Online Content

Policy - Open Educational Resources

District of Columbia has a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

The state offers training and technical assistant to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

The OSSE offers training and technical assistance to LEAs to the support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

District of Columbia does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

The District of Columbia 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.

Guidance – Publishers

District of Columbia does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

District of Columbia does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

District of Columbia does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

The District of Columbia 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.

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

District of Columbia does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

Funding for Devices

District of Columbia does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Funding for Special Purposes

District of Columbia 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

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

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

The OSSE has a site that serves as a professional lesson planning resource for teachers and administrators statewide, the DC Lesson Plan Generator. On this online platform, educators are guided in creating lesson plans and are able to access a bank of lesson plans created by other users. Additionally, the District has a website, LearnDC, that is designed to provide educators with a wealth of instructional resources as well as recorded webinars covering a variety of content areas.

Open Educational Resources

District of Columbia does not develop open educational resources.

District of Columbia does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

District of Columbia does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

District of Columbia does not have a review process specific to digital instructional materials.

Open Educational Resources

District of Columbia does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

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