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Overview

Education Agency

Wyoming Department of Education

State Educational Technology Standards

Wyoming has educational technology standards.

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

State Digital Learning Plan

Wyoming has a State Digital Learning Plan.

Wyoming has an independent state level educational technology plan.

District Technology Planning Requirements

Wyoming has requirements for district technology planning.

Independent district level technology plans are required by the state and are revised every 3 years. The technology plans are used for e-rate eligibility and best practices survey submissions at the national level.

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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.

Guidelines and Policies

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 Digital Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not have a definition for digital instructional materials.

Definition for Instructional Materials/Textbook

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Wyoming does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Guidance for Implementation of Accessible 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.

Guidance Outside of School

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

Policy - Adoption

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

Policy - Open Educational Resources

Wyoming does not have a policy for open educational resources.

Policy - Statute for Implementation

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

Procurement

Guidance - Acquisition of Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

The state department contracts with Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) to provide access to the NIMAC repository for students who are eligible and to provide additional technical assistance relate to the provision of accessible materials.

Guidance – Acquisition of Accessible Technologies

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

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Devices

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

Wyoming is a local control state and does not provide guidelines to districts/LEA’s for purchase of digital devices, resources, or curriculum.

Guidance – Acquisition of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Wyoming does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district procures technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements.

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.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

Master Contract Digital Devices

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

Master Contract Instructional Materials

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

Post Adopted Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not post adopted instructional materials.

Post Instructional Materials Submitted for Bid

Wyoming does not post instructional materials submitted for bid.

Procurement Office

Procurement and Purchasing
Funding

Funding for Digital Instructional Materials

Wyoming does not have dedicated funds for digital instructional materials.

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

Funding for Devices

Wyoming does not have dedicated funds for digital devices.

Funding for Special Purposes

Wyoming 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

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 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

Wyoming does not develop open educational resources.

Wyoming does not recommend/endorse open educational resources.

State Resource Repository

Wyoming does not have a state resource repository.

No, but Wyoming is currently working with a design team to create a statewide repository of resources.

Vetting

Digital Instructional Materials

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

No, Wyoming is currently working with a design team to develop a vetting process.

Open Educational Resources

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

No, Wyoming is currently working with a design team of educational professionals from across Wyoming to develop a vetting and curation process for digital resources.

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