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Overview

Education Agency

New Hampshire Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology

State Educational Technology Standards

New Hampshire does not have educational technology standards.

New Hampshire has program expectations that are outlined by law in the Minimum Standards for School Approval

State Educational Technology Plan

New Hampshire has an educational technology plan.

New Hampshire supports the National Educational Technology Plan and the technology plan is outlined by our Minimum Standards for School Approval in the ICT Literacy program requirements.

District Technology Planning Requirements

New Hampshire does not have requirements for district technology planning.

New Hampshire does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning. The state provides planning support though e-mail and website support, a Tech Planning Collaborative Ring, peer review of plans, and tech planning mentors. The district technology plans are used in alignment with New Hampshire Minimum Standards for School Approval for ICT Literacy and digital learning opportunities. For more information: http://www.nheon.org/oet/tpguide/.

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Overview

New Hampshire 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. While the use of digital resources and innovative educational technologies are encouraged, districts are free to decide which resources best meet the needs of the students in their communities. Districts have the flexibility to support digital learning and the state requires that student learning be based on competencies, rather than seat time. The learning standards do require the use of digital resource and media.

Guidelines and Policies

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

New Hampshire references the Federal Definition for accessible/educational/instructional materials. The Bureau of Special Education provides face to face and webinar trainings that includes this information.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

New Hampshire refernces the AEM Center’s definition for accessible technologies.

Definition for Digital Instructional Materials

New Hampshire does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

New Hampshire does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible Materials

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

New Hampshire provides guidance through national resources including the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). DCMP supports equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.

Guidance Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

New Hampshire does not have an adoption policy for digital instructional materials.

Policy - Open Educational Resources

New Hampshire does not have a policy for open educational resources.

New Hampshire does not have a policy that includes the option to implement OER materials however, the state does not have any rules or policies that preclude schools from using OER.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

New Hampshire provides information, examples, or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials involving the NH PALM Initiative.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

New Hampshire does not provide guidance for the purchase of digital devices.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

New Hampshire does not have procurement guidelines specific to digital instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire has guidelines for commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.

New Hampshire provides letter templates requiring commercial and OER publishers, developers, and vendors to include accessibility features in products when supplying those products to LEAs within the state.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

New Hampshire posts adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

New Hampshire does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Office of Business Management New Hampshire Department of Education
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

New Hampshire 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.

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

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

Funding for Devices

New Hampshire has dedicated funds for digital devices.

New Hampshire has no general state funds that are given to all districts, but there are some adequacy funds that go to districts in need. Those funds may be used to purchase digital devices or resources.

Funding for Special Purposes

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

Entities can purchase digital instructional materials with their federal title program funds that allow for such purchases. There are no specific requirements for the purchase of digital resources in these federal programs.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire does not develop open educational resources.

New Hampshire does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

New Hampshire does not have a state resource repository.

New Hampshire does not host an instructional resource repository, however the state supports New Hampshire Educators Online, which is a resource for digital and online educational and instructional resources offered by the Office of Educational Technology. The Digital Resources Consortium contains a repository in which educators can share their lessons and activities. The site was originally funded with Title IID funds and lacks the necessary funds for updating and continued management.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

Open Educational Resources

New Hampshire does not have a vetting process for open educational resources.

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