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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

Kansas has a state digital learning plan.

Kansas has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan as needed.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Kansas has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by Kansas and are revised every 3 years. The state provides support through e-mail and website support.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Kansas does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

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

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Overview

Kansas 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.

 

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Kansas does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

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

Federal Definition

Kansas references the federal definition.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

AEM Definition

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

Kansas 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

The Kansas State Department of Education does not have a process to review instructional materials. Each LEA has the responsibility to determine the type of instructional materials that will be used.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Kansas does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Kansas 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

Kansas 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

Kansas 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

Kansas 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

Kansas does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Kansas 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

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Overview

The Kansas State Department of Education does not have authority for LEA digital instruction procurement policies or adoption processes. Each LEA is maintained, developed, and operated by a locally elected board that has responsibility for establishing digital instruction policies. LEAs have funding available for technology education through Perkins.

Guidance – Publishers

Kansas 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

Kansas 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Kansas 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

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

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The Kansas State Department of Education does not have a statewide initiative to support professional learning as related to Instructional Materials. Each LEA has the responsibility to determine the amount and type of professional learning to best provide to their educators.

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Kansas 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

Kansas 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

Kansas does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Kansas 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.