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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

Georgia has a state digital learning plan.

Georgia has an independent state level educational technology plan as part of their state’s strategic/comprehensive plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Georgia does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Georgia has digital learning standards for students.

Georgia has adopted the ISTE NETS Standards.

State Personalized Learning Definition

Georgia has a unique state definition for personalized learning.

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Overview

The ACHIEVE rubric is used for vetting resources before inclusion in to Teacher Resource Link. A user rating and comment system is in place within Teacher Resource Link in order to share collaborative comments on resources within Teacher Resource Link. Instructional Materials procurment and adoption is a local board decision. Local boards of education are strongly encouraged on and after July 1, 2020 to: (1) Purchase all instructional materials and content in digital or electronic format; and (2) Provide a laptop, tablet, or other wireless electronic device to each of its students in grades three and higher or allow students to provide their own for use as the principal source of reading or accessing instructional materials and content, (b) The State Board of Education shall annually determine a reasonable level of funding to assist local boards of education in attaining complete digital access pursuant to this Code section. Such level of funding shall annually be presented to the General Assembly for its consideration in including appropriations for such purposes.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Georgia has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Georgia defines instructional materials and content to include but not limited to systematically designed material in any medium, including digital instructional materials and content and any computer hardware, software, and technical equipment necessary to support such instructional materials and content that constitute the principal source of study for a state funded course to be used in the various grades in the public schools of this state, including the elementary grades and high school grades. Learning resources include textbooks, ebooks, software, online materials and programs and specialized formats, i.e., Braille, audio, digital, DVDs, large print or other versions. Instructional resources shall also include any materials previously defined by the State Board as “textbook/instructional materials”. The Board does not intend any change in this rule to have any effect on current or past textbook contracts.

Includes

Digital

OER

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Georgia has a definition for open educational resources.

Georgia defines OER as a digital resource available to use without fees, restrictions and logins based on open licenses.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

Georgia has a definition for accessible educational materials. The definition is based on

State Statute

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

AEM Definition

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Georgia has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

Each local board of education shall make all proposed and locally approved instructional materials and content used by the local school system available for review on site upon request. Each local board of education shall make any supplementary or ancillary material used by the local school system at a school available for review upon request by any parent of a student in the school or who will be matriculating to such school. The local board of education may specify reasonable hours for review

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

Supplemental Materials

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

Georgia has a statute requiring students to take an online course prior to graduation.

Senate Bill 289 directs the state Board of Education to “maximize the number of students” who use digital learning to complete high school coursework in some capacity. This effort to maximize participation will begin with students entering the 9th grade during the 2014-2015 school year.

Guidance Outside of School

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

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.

The GIMC provides technical assistance to local districts by providing training on reading accommodations and best practices on the utilizations of AEMs. Additionally the GIMC directly provides Georgia’s students AEMs by producing or purchasing braille, large print, and accessible electronic text when possible.

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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Georgia has a process for the review of instructional materials.

The ACHIEVE rubric is used for vetting resources before inclusion in to Teacher Resource Link. A user rating and comment system is in place within Teacher Resource Link in order to share collaborative comments on resources within Teacher Resource Link.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Supplemental materials

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Georgia does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Georgia 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

Georgia 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

Georgia 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

Georgia 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

Georgia has a state resource repository.

The State has create and launched the Teacher Resource Link (TRL) which provides educators in PK-12 grades a variety of content aligned to state standards to be usede in the classroom. TRL is powered by an open source LOR called Equella and is managed by Office of Technology Services-Instructional Technology. Accessible materials for students with disabilities may be obtained throught GIMC. GIMC operates a repository for braille, large print, and electronic text for teachers of students with disabilities.

Includes

OER

Free resources with copyright restrictions

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Georgia has dedicated state funding.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives. “With E-rate, each district may use general state funds for the purchase of digital devices (hardware).”

Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional materials

Devices

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

Georgia 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. Georgia’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System has a resource component called Teacher Resource Link (TRL). TRL provides high quality, vetted, and standards aligned digital resources for teachers to use during instruction.TRL is accessible via the GaDOE “tunnel” in conjunction with SLDS using the single sign-on process. The content is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). http://www.gadoe.org/Technology-Services/SLDS/Pages/Teacher-Resource-Link.aspx

Guidance – Publishers

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

(4) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLISHERS. (a) Publishers shall adhere to the terms and conditions set forth in the current year’s Georgia Learning Resources Recommendation Agreement.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Georgia 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Georgia 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

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

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Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Georgia 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

Georgia 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

Georgia does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Georgia 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

Yes, our state 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.