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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

Missouri does not have a state digital learning plan.

Missouri has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years (currently under revision).

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

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

Missouri does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning. Plans are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through online webinars, e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used to support schools’ provision of children’s safety, a variety of learning opportunities, parent/community engagement, and on-line testing.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Missouri does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

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

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Overview

Missouri 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

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

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Missouri does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

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

Federal Definition

The State of Missouri has adopted the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) for the purpose of providing instructional materials to blind persons or other persons with print disabilities in a timely manner. “In a timely manner” means that the responsible public agency has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that students with print disabilities have accessible materials at the same time their fellow students without sisabilities have their materials. In carrying out this section, the SEA, to the maximum extent possible, must work collaboratively with the State agency responsible for assistive technology programs.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

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

State Statute

The passage of Missouri HB 201 requires the Missouri Technology Council and the Office of Information Technology ensure the accessibility of information technology for individuals with disabilities. The council and the Office of Information Technology must adopt accessibility standards to be used by state agencies in the procurement and development of information technology.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Missouri allows but does not require implementation of digital instructional materials.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Missouri allows for but does not require online courses.

Guidance Outside of School

Missouri 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

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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Missouri 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.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Missouri does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

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

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Missouri 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

Missouri 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

Missouri 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

Missouri 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

Missouri does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Missouri does not have dedicated state funding.

Districts fund the purchase of digital instructional materials with general state funds and/or local initiatives.

Funding - District Options

Use local funds

Collaborate with other districts

Partner with non-profits

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Overview

Missouri 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.

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

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

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Missouri 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Missouri 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

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

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Missouri provides some professional development on digital instructional materials indirectly through professional development provided by our Curriculum section.https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum

Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Missouri 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

Missouri 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

Missouri does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Missouri 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.

Missouri Assistive Technology provides training events on assistive technology, policies and related issues through direct sponsorship of training programs, coordination of training, and production and distribution of training materials. More training events are held as needed to meet specific assistive technology training needs.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Instructional/Educational Materials

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

Students who struggle to decode or extract meaning from print materials may need accessible instructional materials to receive an appropriate education. Accessible educational materials (AEM) include the specialized formats of audio, Braille, eText, and large print and are needed by students with disabilities such as visual impairment, physical impairment, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, etc.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

No, our state does not provide technical assistance to support the use of accessible technologies.

Not at this time