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Overview

Education Agency

Iowa Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Iowa has educational technology standards.

Iowa educational technology standards are embedded as part of the core curriculum standards.

State Digital Learning Plan

Iowa has a State Digital Learning Plan.

Iowa has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 5 years.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Iowa does not have requirements for district technology planning.

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

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Overview

Iowa 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. Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives. The Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Public Television, and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies manage Iowa Learns, a digital repository of teaching and learning resources.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Iowa references the federal definition of accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Iowa does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Textbooks means any of the following: Books and loose leaf or bound manuals, systems of reusable instructional materials or combinations of books and supplementary instructional materials which convey information to the student or otherwise contribute to the learning process, or electronic. Electronic textbooks, including but not limited to computer software, applications using computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisc, and other computer courseware and magnetic media. Laptop computers or other portable personal computing devices which are used for nonreligious instructional use only.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Iowa does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Iowa 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

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

Policy - Adoption

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

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Iowa does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Development of guidance is in process.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

Assistance is currently provided by the AEAs

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

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

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services, Central Procurement Enterprise requires vendors to register. Contact the Vendor Registration Coordinator: purchasing.mailbox@iowa.gov

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Iowa’s nine Area Education Agencies (AEA’s) do make purchases of instructional materials.

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Iowa does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Iowa does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Iowa Department of Administrative Services: Procurement
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Iowa 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.

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

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

Funding for Devices

Iowa 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

Iowa 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

Iowa 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

Iowa 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

Iowa does not develop open educational resources.

Iowa does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Iowa has a state resource repository.

Iowa Learns is managed by the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Public Television, and Iowa’s Area Education Agencies

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

The Department of Education has produced a guidance document for administrators, parents and students related to online providers and resources.

Open Educational Resources

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

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