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Digital Learning Tab: This current tab provides information and links related to digital learning plans and standards, the adoption of computer science standards and state definitions for personalized learning. Visit the Instructional Materials, Procurement and Professional Learning Tabs for more information on this state.

DIGITAL LEARNING PLANS & STANDARDS

State Digital Learning Plan

Connecticut has a state digital learning plan.

Connecticut has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Connecticut has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Connecticut requires district level educational technology plans as part of each LEAs comprehensive or school improvement plan. The plans are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through online webinars, face to face trainings, e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used as a guide for common practices across the state. Future plans will be used for deploying district wide technologies including online assessment testing and credit worthy blended learning systems.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Connecticut does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

Connecticut does not have a unique state definition for personalized learning.

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Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Connecticut does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Connecticut does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

Connecticut does not have a definition for accessible educational materials.

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Definition for Accessible Technologies

Connecticut has a definition for accessible technologies. The definition is based on

AEM Definition

Accessible Educational Materials for Parents and Families. Schools use a considerable amount of print-based instructional materials to deliver content. Many students, however, cannot access content that requires them to interact with print-based materials. Students who struggle to read may have physical, sensory, cognitive, or learning differences and may need accessible educational materials (AEM) to access the general education curriculum. What are accessible educational materials? Accessible educational materials are print and technology-based educational materials, including printed and electronic textbooks and related core materials, that are designed or converted in a way that makes them accessible across the widest range of student variability regardless of format (print, digital, graphical, audio, and video). How would I know if my child needs AEM. Children may need AEM if they: • struggle to read and comprehend materials in school; • take too long to

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Connecticut does not have a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

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

Guidance Selection Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

No, our state does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Selection Accessible Technologies

No, our state does not provide information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Connecticut does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

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

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Regional Support - Posting Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Resource Repositories

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Connecticut 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

Connecticut does not have a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

State Resource Repository

Connecticut does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Connecticut does not have dedicated state funding.

State funds are not available to support the purchase of digital instructional materials.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Connecticut 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. The state encourages districts to build and create blended learning courses.

Guidance – Publishers

Connecticut 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

Connecticut 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Connecticut 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

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

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Connecticut has not implemented a statewide initiative to support professional learning opportunities for educators related to the creation, selection and/or implementation of quality digital instructional materials.

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Connecticut does not provide professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Connecticut does not provide professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

Development of Professional Learning Programs

Connecticut does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

Connecticut does not provide professional learning opportunities to support the development of digital OER.

Share OER

Connecticut does not provide professional learning opportunities for teachers to share of digital OER

Professional Learning - Accessibility

No, our state does not provide professional learning to support the implementation of accessible educational materials.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the implementation of accessible instructional/educational materials

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the use of accessible technologies.