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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

Illinois has a state digital learning plan.

The state’s digital learning plan is combined within the state education plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Illinois does not require district level digital learning plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Illinois has digital learning standards for students.

Illinois has educational technology standards that are embedded as part of the core curriculum standards based on the ISTE standards.

State Personalized Learning Definition

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

Illinois does not use the term “personalized learning” in statute or in our current competency based learning pilot but many elements of personalized learning initiatives are being studied and implemented by the Illinois Learner Competencies Working Group.

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Overview

Illinois does not review instructional materials at the state level. Each school district has the authority to choose instructional materials as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. The review, selection and implementation of all instructional materials is conducted at the local level. The state does provide a definition for instructional materials and information regarding accessible materials. 

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Illinois has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

As defined in Public Act 100-0465, – Instructional materials means relevant instructional materials for student instruction, including, but not limited to, textbooks, consumable workbooks, laboratory equipment, library books, and other similar materials.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Illinois does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

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

State Statute

The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their web sites, information systems, and information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities. The Information Technology Accessibility Act has the following definitions: Accessibility means the ability to receive, use, and manipulate data and operate controls included in electronic and information technology in a manner equivalent to that of individuals who do not have disabilities. Electronic and information technology means electronic information, software, systems, and equipment used in the creation, manipulation, storage, display, or transmission of data, including internet and intranet systems, software applications, operating systems, video and multimedia, telecommunications products, kiosks, information transaction machines, copiers, printers, and desktop and portable computers.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

State Statute

Information Technology Accessibility Act

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Throughout the legislation there are references to districts using online courses, software, electronic textbooks and the technological equipment necessary to gain access to and use electronic textbooks and coursework.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

Illinois 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

Illinois provides guidance to districts for possible solutions to scheduling issues posed by inclement weather.

Section 10-20.56 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/10-20.56] authorizes a pilot program ) for school districts that choose to provide instruction to students outside of the attendance center in lieu of using one or more emergency days required under Section 10-19 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/10-1].

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Illinois does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois has a state resource repository.

Illinois has a content resource repository in development for both teachers and students. The repository is housed and managed by Southern Illinois University Center for Workforce Development.

Includes

OER

Free resources with copyright restrictions

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Illinois has dedicated state funding.

Beginning in fiscal year 2019, the Illinois State Board of Education provides additions to the adequacy targets of each district that was assigned to Tiers 1 and 2 for computer technology and equipment through Evidence-Based Funding calculations.

Devices

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

This state 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.

Guidance – Publishers

Illinois does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Illinois 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Illinois 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

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

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Overview

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is an Illinois State Board of Education program that provides educational technology leadership, expertise, and support to K-12 districts in Illinois. Specific areas of focus include:

  • curriculum, instruction, and assessments that engage students in 21st Century, personalized, and technology-enabled learning
  • professional learning opportunities that build local capacity and empower innovative district leaders
  • network infrastructure, devices, supportive systems, and technology resources that increase equitable learning opportunities and promote efficiency

The Learning Technology Center provide deliverables that advance digital learning and meaningful technology which include:

  • Assist P-12 districts with improvements to broadband connectivity, network infrastructure, and equipment to support digital learning environments and district operations.
  • Provide P-12 districts with technical support, guidance, and resource identification to support network operating systems, technical processes, solutions, and management.
  • Ensure educators, administrators, and technology staff have access to high quality professional learning opportunities that support the digital learning.
  • Support school districts in adopting and evaluating personalized digital learning experiences and resources for their students.
  • Develop and expand synchronous and asynchronous communication channels (i.e., roundtables, listservs, newsletters, web resources, etc.) and professional learning communities for P-12 administrators, technology staff, and/or business and industry partners to support digital learning initiatives and foster collaborations. https://ltcillinois.org/

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Illinois 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

Illinois 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

Illinois does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Illinois 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

ISBE is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities and has designed the ISBE web site to be accessible by everyone. As used in this statement, ISBE web site or ISBE web pages do not include web sites, applications, or content not owned and controlled by ISBE and the State of Illinois. Accessible as used in this statement means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. A person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability. Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the benefits and opportunities.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

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

ISBE is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities and has designed the ISBE web site to be accessible by everyone. As used in this statement, ISBE web site or ISBE web pages do not include web sites, applications, or content not owned and controlled by ISBE and the State of Illinois. Accessible as used in this statement means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. A person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability. Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the benefits and opportunities.