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Overview

The Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) is an online database providing state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials in K12 education and includes three sections.

  • At-a-Glance Tab: This current tab provides information and links to state digital learning plans, state requirements for district digital learning plans and whether states have digital learning standards for students.
  • Instructional Materials Tab: Visit the Instructional Materials tab to learn more about acquisition of instructional materials including definitions, guidelines and policies, state review processes, digital learning resources and funding.
  • Procurement Tab: This tab provides valuable information about state procurement for state and district leaders, as well as companies.

DIGITAL LEARNING PLANS & STANDARDS

State Digital Learning Plan

Wyoming has a state digital learning plan.

Wyoming has an independent state level educational technology plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Wyoming does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Wyoming has digital learning standards for students.

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

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Overview

Wyoming is currently working with a design team to develop a vetting process.

Definitions

Definition for Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Wyoming references the federal definition of accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

Assistive technology device means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device.C.F.R. §300.5 Assistive technology service means any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. The term includes the following:

Definition for Instructional Materials

Wyoming has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Wyoming has formed an Open Educational Resources Design Team and will be working throughout 2017 to create definitions, resources, and additional informtion on the aquisition and use of OER’s throughout the state. We have not completed this work to define digital or OER instructional materials.

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Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Wyoming has a definition for open educational resources.

Wyoming has formed an Open Educational Resources Design Team and will be working to create definitions, resources, and additional information on the aquisition and use of OER throughout the state.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Wyoming does not have a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Wyoming has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

The Virtual Education Enrolled Act 57 included several statutory changes regarding the K-12 distance learning programs in Wyoming. The changes are being implemented through the formation of a Virtual Education Advisory Committee, revisions to the Chapter 41 Distance Education Rules and program policies. Updates on the implementation progress will be provided throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

Wyoming does not have a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

Online courses are allowed but students are not required to take them

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

Wyoming provides resources for educators related to the implementation of accessible educational materials via the state’s website. The WDE Division of Individual Learning will ensure POSITIVE outcomes for learners (with disabilities) by effecting significant growth and improvement in education systems throughout the State of Wyoming.

Guidance Accessible Technologies

Wyoming provides guidance to LEAs to support the use of accessible technologies for learners with disabilities to improve outcomes.

The Wyoming AEM Clearinghouse works with school districts in Wyoming to provide accessible education materials to students with print disabilities.
We are a designated state authorized user for a federally funded, national repository of accessible educational materials. The Wyoming AEM Clearinghouse can access the repository and provide the source files to districts. The Clearinghouse can help identify resources to convert the source files into individualized formats, appropriate for student access. Contact us today if you think you have a student that needs AEM at nimas@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-5770.
The Wyoming AEM Clearinghouse is supported by the Wyoming Department of Education, Special Programs Division, Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR), and the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND).

Guidance Inclement Weather

Wyoming does not provide guidance to districts for possible solutions to scheduling issues posed by inclement weather.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not have a process for the review of instructional materials.

Wyoming is currently working with a design team to develop a vetting process.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Wyoming does not have a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

Wyoming does not require districts to follow the state review process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not have an Education Service Agency (ESA) or other regional organization that has a process for the review of instructional materials.

Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not have an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Digital Learning Resources

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Wyoming 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

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

The Wyoming Department of Education has the master contract for school districts and cost shares the expenses for the system.

State Resource Repository

Wyoming does not have a state resource repository.

Wyoming is currently working with a design team to create a statewide repository of resources.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Wyoming does not have dedicated state funding.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

Wyoming 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.

In 2017, W.S. 21-2-202(a)(xxxi)(D) required the Wyoming Department of Education to make a Learning Management system available to all school districts.

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

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

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

Wyoming does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

Wyoming has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

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Curation

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

Wyoming does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

State Pricing Negotiation

Wyoming does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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