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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

Idaho does not have a state digital learning plan.

The state allows LEA’s to create and build their Education Technology Plan that best suits their student’s needs and growth. The state continues to support the LEA’s with planning, development and strategic decisions.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Independent school district level educational technology plans are not required by Idaho, but are highly encouraged. Idaho districts are required to have an Acceptable Use Policy that is made public. Typically school districts will have an Acceptable Use Policy embedded within their technology plan to stay up-to-date on the changing landscape. Acceptable Use Policies are required to be recorded and on-file at the Department of Education. The state provides planning and support for school districts that are building new plans or updating old versions.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Idaho has digital learning standards for students.

The Idaho State Department of Education leverages the ISTE Technology standards as the model for state LEA’s to use for their curriculum-mapping with technology and communication content standards.

State Personalized Learning Definition

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

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Overview

Textbook/material adoption is the right and responsibility of each Idaho district and charter. As a service, the state reviews materials on a 6 year rotating basis and provides an approved list of materials. Materials review is completed in sync with the standards review process. However, this system is rapidly changing and Idaho is modifying the materials review process to address the prevalence of digital resources and OER materials. Local districts are free to choose from the list or use other materials as long as they are research based, aligned and of high quality. The state may from time to time provide grants for purchasing devices which often go hand in hand with the use and subsequent purchase of instructional materials.

The state provides some funding in the form of tech grants that some districts have used to provide technology to students. Over the last several years, Idaho has provided instructional materials funds to districts, but these funds are not limited to digital resources. Districts have the right and responsibility to select curriculum, whether hard copy or digital, based upon their independent decision. Materials chosen must be aligned to current Idaho content standards, researched based, and of high quality.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Idaho has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Curricular materials is defined as textbook and instructional media including software, audio/visual media and internet resources.

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Idaho does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

Idaho does not have a definition for accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Idaho does not have a definition for accessible technologies.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Idaho has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

The adoption process provides for the continuous review and evaluation of new instructional materials. Materials are adopted in Idaho on a six-year rotating schedule. This process maintains local control in the choice of instruction materials by providing multiple lists of approved materials. The adoption process also provides, through a contract with each publisher, a contract price that is good for the length of the adoption cycle. Idaho adopts materials in the areas of reading, English, spelling, speech, journalism, languages other than English, art, drama, social studies, music, mathematics, business education, career education and counseling, vocational/ technical education, science, health, physical education, handwriting, literature, driver education, and limited English proficiency. In addition, computer science and computer applications are adopted annually.

http://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title33/T33CH1/SECT33-118/ http://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title33/T33CH1/SECT33-118A/ https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

Supplemental Materials

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Implementation of instructional materials is left up to LEA’s.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

Idaho 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.

Idaho is a local control state and districts make instructional materials selection decisions. The State Department of Education provides adoption guides of evaluated materials, evaluation tools, and contracted pricing.

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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Idaho has a process for the review of instructional materials.

In Idaho, materials are evaluated by a committee of Idaho educators selected through an annual application process. Any certified Idaho public school educator can apply to be a part of the review committee. Publishers are invited annually to submit materials for state review, including OER, in specific content areas according to the Idaho adoption schedule. There are three parts to the process. Part 1, publishers submit required documents and the State Department selects and trains the review team. Part 2, the review team begins the remote review process and finishes with a consensus review. The recommendations from the consensus review are sent to the State Board of Education for approval. Part 3, approved recommendations are posted and contracts are completed. Resources that support the state review process are available on the Curricular Materials website. Publishers are provided a Call for Submission that provides detailed information about the review process. Evaluation tools are also posted.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Supplemental materials

OER

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

Idaho has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Rated

Evaluated

Approved

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Idaho posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Idaho 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

Idaho has an ESA or other regional organization that posts reviewed instructional materials.

Resource Repositories

Content Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

Idaho 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

Idaho 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

Idaho does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Idaho has dedicated state funding.

State funds are available for digital instructional materials via state coordinated competitive grants that include the option to purchase digital instructional materials.

Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

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Overview

Idaho 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 provides some funding in the form of tech grants that some districts have used to provide technology to students. Over the last several years, Idaho has provided instructional materials funds to districts, but these funds are not limited to digital resources. Districts have the right and responsibility to select curriculum, whether hard copy or digital, based upon their independent decision. Materials chosen must be aligned to current Idaho content standards, researched based, and of high quality. Textbook/material adoption is the right and responsibility of each Idaho district and charter. As a service, the state reviews materials on a 6 year rotating basis and provides an approved list of materials. Materials review is completed in sync with the standards review process. However, this system is rapidly changing, and Idaho is modifying the materials review process to address the prevalence of digital resources and OER materials. Local districts are free to choose from the list or use other materials as long as they are research based, aligned and of high quality. The state may from time to time provide grants for purchasing devices which often go hand in hand with the use and subsequent purchase of instructional materials.

Guidance – Publishers

Idaho 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.Upon approval, publishing companies enter into a contract with the Idaho SDE. Schools are then guaranteed pricing and avaliability for the duration for the contract.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

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

Guidance to publishers is provided through Idaho’s Call for Submission.

Request for Proposals/Request for Information

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

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

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

Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia

Idaho manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

Idaho has a state textbook depository.

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Idaho 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

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

Idaho provides professional learning opportunities focused on the selection of high-quality instructional materials through face-to-face training and practice as well as webinar and online course.

Includes

Licensed digital

Digital OER

Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Idaho 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

Idaho does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Idaho 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.