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Overview

Education Agency

Montana Office of Public Instruction

State Educational Technology Standards

Montana does not have educational technology standards.

Although Montana does not have educational technology standards, Montana has Technology Content Standards for students.

State Digital Learning Plan

Montana does not have a State Digital Learning Plan.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Montana does not have requirements for district technology planning.

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

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Overview

Montana 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

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

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

Montana does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Montana does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

Montana 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

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

Policy - Adoption

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

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Montana does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Montana 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

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Guidance – Publishers

Montana 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

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Montana does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Montana does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Contracts and Grants
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Montana 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.

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

Funding for Devices

Montana does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

No, each district may use general state funds for the purchase of digital devices (hardware).

Funding for Special Purposes

Montana 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

Montana 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

Montana 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

Montana develops open educational resources.

Montana does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

Specific grants projects and the Montana Indian Education for All (IEFA) initiative have developed OER content. However, in general, the agency does not develop content.

State Resource Repository

Montana does not have a state resource repository.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

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

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