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Overview

Education Agency

Hawaii Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Hawaii does not have educational technology standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Hawaii has a State Digital Learning Plan.

Hawaii has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3-5 years.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Hawaii does not have requirements for district technology planning.

Hawaii does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

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Overview

In the State of Hawaii, instructional materials are exempt from procurement requirements. However, for English language arts and mathematics, the state has negotiated a statewide purchase contract for the approved, Common Core aligned, instructional materials (digital and hardcopy). The state published the Curriculum Materials Review Summary Report providing an overview of Hawaii’s vetting and selection process. Devices are procured via existing price lists, or other various methods of source selection. There is no separate funding stream for devices and instructional materials.

School principals have significant autonomy over their weighted student formula funds. As part of the States Race to the Top grant, Hawaii conducted multiple reviews of instructional materials for English language arts and mathematics. These reviews resulted in several packages approved for statewide adoption. Moving forward, the state is working with teachers to develop the policies and processes for formal, cyclical reviews of instructional materials.

Schools, however, still have the ability to select alternative instructional materials, provided they align with the Hawaii Common Core. Schools opting to use materials other than those selected by the Department need to file an exception request outlining an implementation plan. The request will be reviewed by a technical committee and approved by the Complex Area Superintendent. See the FAQ for more information.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Hawaii has a unique definition or references the federal definition for accessible instructional/educational materials.

Hawaii has guidelines posted for Assistive Technology including access to educational/instructional materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Hawaii has a unique definition for accessible technologies or references the AEM definition for accessible technologies.

Hawaii has guidelines posted for Assistive Technology including access to educational/instructional materials.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Hawaii does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

Hawaii definition for instructional materials/textbook does not include the option for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Hawaii does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Hawaii 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

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

Policy - Adoption

Hawaii has an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

The Department of Education shall provide guidance to schools in developing and implementing curriculum and instruction for the public school system. The responsibility for developing curriculum shall be shared by the Superintendent and the schools. The responsibility for developing and delivering the instructional program shall rest primarily with the schools. The Superintendent shall provide the general direction in curriculum and instruction by providing guidance in the use of effective teaching, learning, and assessment strategies appropriate to the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards.
Former Code No. 6123.2
Former Policy Approved: 07/60
Amended: 10/70, 03/88; 03/99

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Hawaii does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Hawaii does not have a policy that includes the option to implement OER materials. The state does encourage the schools to supplement the curriculum with OER materials and provides samples of OER materials.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Hawaii is a unitary system (single SEA/LEA).

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

Hawaii is a unitary system (single SEA/LEA).

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

The state does encourage the use of digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

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

Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Hawaii posts adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Hawaii does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

State Procurement Office
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Hawaii 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.

Hawaii districts have the option to collaborate on the purchase of digital instructional materials.

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

Hawaii districts have the option to leverage state agency purchasing for digital instructional materials.

Funding for Devices

Hawaii 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

Hawaii 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

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

The state’s content management system is available to all Hawaii State Department of Education schools. The system is maintained by various offices statewide and serves as a resource for budget, personnel, and curricular guidelines and tools which all schools statewide have access.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

Hawaii provides public schools a learning management system via the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network (HVLN). As an island-state, the LMS serves as a primary host for online courses for credits toward graduation. In addition, it is utilized to provide professional development to administrators and teachers statewide.

Open Educational Resources

Hawaii develops open educational resources.

Hawaii recommends/endorses open educational resources.

Hawaii has developed OER materials for Mathematics, Algebra I, Grade 8 Mathematics, Algebra II, Grades 9-12 Mathematics, Geometry, Grades 9-12.

State Resource Repository

Hawaii has a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

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

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