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Overview

Education Agency

Guam Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Guam has educational technology standards.

Guam has adopted the ISTE NETS Standards or other tech standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Guam does not have a State Digital Learning Plan.

Guam is a Unitarian Education System

District Technology Planning Requirements

Guam does not have requirements for district technology planning.

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Overview

In the U.S. territory of Guam, the procurement of devices and instructional materials by state agencies/public schools (Unitarian system in this respect) is dependent upon the amount of the purchase and whether the funds are local or federal funds. Federally funded equipment up to $100,000 is purchased by obtaining three quotes from potential vendors, with the award given to the lowest quote. For larger purchases, Guam Local Law requires a formal bid process. Bids, Indefinite Quantity Bids, RFI’s, and RFP’s, require the approval of the Procurement and Legal Office for Department of Education. IFB’s are awarded by letter and purchase order. Other bids require a contract which is approved by legal counsel, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Office of the Governor before execution. The threshold for local purchases is $50,000 and three quotes are required.

The legislature allocates funding to the Department of Education for digital learning resources, including textbooks and materials as part of the legislative approved Department of Education annual budget allocation.  A Federal Programs Office oversees funding for US Ed. Federal funds including Title V-A Consolidated Grant Programs as well as other discretionary grants. Individual program budgets request funds for digital learning materials (DLM) in their program application to the Federal government. Guam’s procurement office does not handle any purchases for DLM for schools. Instead, all purchases are handled through the Guam Department of Education. The Board of Education adopts textbooks recommended by the Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. All materials are aligned to the Common Core Curriculum or Federally Funded Program goals.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Guam does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Guam does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Guam 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

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

Policy - Adoption

Guam has an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Materials were most recently adopted in March 31 2010.

Digital Content Included

Digital Curriculum

Supplemental Materials

E-books are included as part of supplemental materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Guam does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Guam does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

Guam does not provide information, examples or technical assistance to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible technologies.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

Guam provides guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

The Government of Guam has procurement policies for technology but the provisions that apply to schools are related to procurement requirements, warranties and useful life.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

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

Any vendor may contact the Department of Education Procurement Office for information and to see if any bids are open. Vendors often speak to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment or Enhancing Education through Technology Program (Title V-A funded) program staff. The department conducts market research when looking for products. Vendors may meet with staff to provide demonstrations. The purchase requires a bid unless there is justification for a sole source vendor.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Guam posts adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Guam does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Guam Department of Education Financial/Administration
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Guam has dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

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

Funding for Devices

Guam 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

Guam has a funding stream to purchase digital instructional materials for special purposes.

Guam applies for Title V-A funds for various special programs that address ELL, SPED, GIFTED. Title V-A funds supplement the local effort.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Guam 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

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

Open Educational Resources

Guam does not develop open educational resources.

Guam does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Guam does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

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

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