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Overview

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

Delaware has a state digital learning plan.

Delaware has an independent state level educational technology plan as part of the state’s strategic/comprehensive plan. The state revises the plan as needed. In FY16, the Legislature formed a Task Force on State Educational Technology charged with creating a strategic plan. The report to the Legislature with the plan can be found at: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/cms/lib09/DE01922744/Centricity/Domain/366/State_Educational_Technology_Report_FINAL_03_30_2016.pdf

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Delaware does not require district level educational technology plans.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Delaware does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

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

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Overview

In Delaware, the review of instructional materials is conducted at the local level. Delaware does not have textbook adoption policies. Delaware Code Chapter 10, section 1049 provides for the ability of districts to select, purchase, and distribute free of charge such textbooks and other materials of instruction, stationery, furniture, equipment, apparatus and supplies as are necessary to the work of the schools.

Delaware does provide guidance for the district regarding instructional materials including:

The state of Delaware provides funds to support the purchase of instructional materials via 14 Del Code Chapter 17, Section 1706.

In addition, the Delaware Department of Education is implementing a learning management system (LMS) that 70% of the LEAs will use to organize high-quality digital instructional materials for use in K-12 schools.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Delaware does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

Delaware does not have a definition for accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Delaware does not have a definition for accessible technologies.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Delaware has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

Supplemental Materials

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

Delaware provides guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Yes, our state provides guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom. Delaware hosts UDLibSEARCH, a virtual library of online resources for all K-12 public schools in Delaware and this is available for home use.

Guidance Selection Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

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

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

Guidance Selection Accessible Technologies

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

Delaware provides technical assistance around accessible technologies.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Delaware does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Delaware 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

Delaware 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

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

We are looking at content repository options and currently share resources through Schoology.

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

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

The State, through eLearning Delaware, has a learning management system and provides professional development for all educators via this system. LEAs have the option of purchasing the LMS for use with students. There is a 50-50 cost share on student licenses with the state paying half the cost and the LEA paying half the cost of student licenses.

State Resource Repository

Delaware does not have a state resource repository.

We are looking at content repository options and currently share resources through Schoology.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Delaware does not have dedicated state funding.

State funds are provided directly for the purchase of instructional materials via a state budget instructional materials line item that includes the option to purchase instructional materials and/or does not prohibit the purchase of digital instructional materials.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

Delaware does not have textbook adoption policies. Delaware Code Chapter 10, section 1049 provides for the ability of districts to select, purchase, and distribute free of charge such textbooks and other materials of instruction, stationery, furniture, equipment, apparatus and supplies as are necessary to the work of the schools. Delaware does provide guidance for the district regarding instructional materials including: State Content Standards and details regarding aligning of content to those standards. http://delcode.delaware.gov/title14/c010/sc03/index.shtml#1049. http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/500/501.shtml#TopOfPage. http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/500/503.shtml#TopOfPage. Delaware provides funds to support the purchase of instructional materials via 14 Del Code Chapter 17, Section 1706.http://delcode.delaware.gov/title14/c017/index.shtml#1706. In addition, the Delaware Department of Education is implementing a learning management system (LMS) that 55%-60% of the LEAs will use during the 2015-2016 school year to organize high-quality digital instructional materials for use in K-12 schools.

Guidance – Publishers

Delaware has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Each business must have an active Delaware Business License. W-9 form on file with Delaware Division of Accounting. Ideally, the vendor is on the Approved State Contract List. Delaware publishes a Selling to the State Guide.

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Interoperability

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

Delaware has a request for proposals/request for information process.

Includes

Curation

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Delaware negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

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

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The Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE) overall strategic plan for mathematics identifies three areas of focus, one of which is Exemplary Instruction: specifically the commitment to ensuring high quality curricula aligned to the Delaware State Standards, the use of quality resources, and implementation of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) teaching practices in all Delaware math classrooms. The DDOE has worked with CCSSO to develop goals, rationale, a theory of action and expected outcomes. They have also worked to determine a state approach and strategies to signal quality and incent selection of high-quality instructional materials and build capacity for high-quality professional learning anchored in the materials.

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Delaware provides professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

The Delaware Department of Education supports Reimagining Professional Learning grant opportunities that support the work of schools committed to improving the quality and efficacy of professional learning for teachers in Delaware in order to increase opportunities and outcomes for our students. These grants focus on the adoption and implementation of high quality instructional materials.

Includes

Licensed digital

Digital OER

Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Delaware provides professional learning opportunities to support teachers in the selection of quality digital instructional materials (licensed and/or OER) to use in the classroom.

The Delaware Department of Education supports Reimagining Professional Learning grant opportunities that support the work of schools committed to improving the quality and efficacy of professional learning for teachers in Delaware in order to increase opportunities and outcomes for our students. These grants focus on the adoption and implementation of high quality instructional materials.

Includes

Statewide professional learning for teachers via online courses

Statewide professional learning for teachers via webinars

Statewide professional learning for teachers via a online community

Statewide professional learning for teachers in-person

State provides funding for instructional coaches

Development of Professional Learning Programs

Delaware develops its own professional learning programs.

Our state develops their own professional learning programs

Our state partners with consultants to develop professional learning program

Our state hires outside consultants to develop professional learning programs

Development of OER

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

Share OER

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

Professional Learning - Accessibility

Yes, our state provides professional learning to support the implementation of accessible educational materials.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

Yes, our state provide technical assistance to support the implementation of accessible instructional/educational materials

Delaware provides technical assistance around accessible instructional/educational materials.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

Yes, our state provide technical assistance to support the use of accessible technologies.

Delaware provides technical assistance to districts and charter schools regarding Accessible Technologies.