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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

Nevada has a state digital learning plan.

Nevada has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 5 years.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Nevada has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by Nevada and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used as part of the bienniel needs assessment and may also be approved so districts may plan for eRate. For more information: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Offices_APAC_Program_Accountability_Educational_Technology/.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Nevada does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

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

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Overview

Nevada’s State Board of Education (SBE) approves instructional materials and Nevada Department of Education provides guidance to districts while making recommendations to the SBE regarding instructional materials. Nevada hosts the Nevada Instructional Materials Resource Center to support deep understanding of the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS). These materials are created, in collaboration with Nevada educators, to provide opportunities to investigate and explore the standards and standards based instruction. The instructional materials housed in the resource center do not constitute a comprehensive curriculum. Rather, they stand as starting place for collaborative content teams to begin developing lessons, units of instruction, aligned assignments and common assessments that will prepare every Nevada student to be college and career ready.

Nevada 21 provides funding for digital devices.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Nevada has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise: 1. Basic textbook or textbook means any medium or manual of instruction, including, without limitation, software for computers, containing a presentation of the principles of a subject and used as a basis of instruction. 2. Supplemental textbook means any medium or material, including, without limitation, software for computers, used to reinforce or extend a basic program of instruction. 3. A basic or supplemental textbook becomes unserviceable when 4 years have elapsed since its removal from the adopted list. (Added to NRS by 1967, 168; A 1981, 413; 1999, 3388). NRS 390.005 D

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Definition for Open Educational Resources

Nevada does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

Nevada does not have a definition for accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Nevada does not have a definition for accessible technologies.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

Nevada has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

Use of Textbooks NRS 389.870 Enforcement by board of trustees of use of prescribed textbooks; exception for charter schools. Boards of trustees of school districts in this State shall enforce in the public schools, excluding charter schools, the use of textbooks prescribed and adopted by the State Board. [321:32:1956] — (NRS A 1967, 171; 1997, 1871) — (Substituted in revision for NRS 390.220) NRS 389.880 Use of prescribed textbooks; exceptions; penalty. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the textbooks adopted by the State Board must be used in the public schools in this State, and no other books may be used as basic textbooks. 2. This section does not prohibit: (a) The continued use of such textbooks previously approved until they become unserviceable. (b) The use of supplemental textbooks purchased by a school district with the approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

The term “Distance Education”, often used interchangeably with “Virtual education”, is defined as instruction during which students and teachers are separated by time and/or location and interact via computers and/or telecommunications technologies. Virtual education ranges from straightforward coursework presented online for students to view at their own pace; to interactive, real-time instruction between teachers and students over an electronic medium unconstrained by geographic or temporal boundaries. When properly employed by skilled instructors, technology can make many learning opportunities available to any student, at any location, and at any time.The Department of Education regulates the approval of distance education courses and programs according to NRS 388 and C 388.

Guidance Outside of School

Nevada 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

Nevada has a process for the review of instructional materials.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Software

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Rated

Evaluated

Approved

Adopted

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Nevada posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

Nevada requires districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Nevada 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

Nevada 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

Nevada 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

Nevada 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

Nevada does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Nevada does not have dedicated state funding.

The Legislature approved SB515 (p.13), that includes the Nevada Ready 21 program, a 1:1 program targeting middle schools.

Funding - District Options

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Overview

Nevada 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 does provide minimal funding that may be used to purchase Digital Learning Resources in addition to traditional textbooks and Nevada 21 will provide funding for digital devices.

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

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

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Nevada 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

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

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Nevada 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

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

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Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

Nevada 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

Nevada 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

Nevada does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Nevada 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.