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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

New Jersey has a state digital learning plan.

New Jersey has an independent state-level educational technology plan process where each district is encouraged to implement. The plan is intended to be in effect for three years. The state revises the plan as needed.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

New Jersey does not have requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

New Jersey does not require district level educational technology plans, but strongly encourages technology planning.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

New Jersey has digital learning standards for students.

New Jersey has Technology Standards for both Educational Technology (8.1) which detail how technology should be effectively used in the curriculum as well as for Technology Education, Engineering, Design and Computational Thinking – Programming (8.2).

State Personalized Learning Definition

New Jersey has a unique state definition for personalized learning.

Personalization or personalized learning—Instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches and instructional content (and its sequencing) all may vary based on learner needs. In addition, learning activities are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests and often self-initiated. It may include a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies.

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Overview

New Jersey does not review instructional materials at the state level however, New Jersey does provide a definition for instructional materials for the local education agency as aa guide. 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

New Jersey has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Textbook means books, workbooks or manuals, whether bound or in loose-leaf form, or electronic textbooks, including but not limited to, computer software, computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisk, and other computer courseware and magnetic media, intended as a principal source of study material for a given class or group of students, a copy of which is available for the individual use of each pupil in such class or group. Computer software shall be prepared educational programs which are subject-oriented and for student instruction.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

New Jersey does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

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

Federal Definition

National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC/NIMAS). Overview: The National Instructional Materials Access Center is a federally-funded, national electronic file repository that makes National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) files available for the production of core print instructional materials in specialized formats. Created under IDEA 2004, the NIMAC receives source files in NIMAS format from textbook publishers, and makes these files available for download to Authorized Users in the United States and its territories through an online database. The purpose of NIMAS is to help increase the availability and timely delivery of print instructional materials in accessible formats to blind or other persons with print disabilities in elementary and secondary schools. Once downloaded, files can be used to create a variety of specialized formats.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

New Jersey has a definition for accessible technologies. The definition is based on

State Statute

A broad definition of accessible physical access, content access, and functional access is available on the NJDOE education website.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

New Jersey 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Jersey does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

New Jersey does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey has a state hosted learning management system or state master contract for a learning management system available to schools and districts.

Maestro Learning Management System by Sum Total Systems

State Resource Repository

New Jersey has a state resource repository.

Currently, the Department is evaluating how to broaden the scope of such supports to New Jersey educators and has been examining similar online resources that reach a larger audience of teachers throughout the United States.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

New Jersey has dedicated state funding.

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

Devices

Funding - District Options

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Overview

New Jersey is a local control state and does not procure resources for schools or districts on a statewide level. Each school district has the constitutional authority to procure and use digital resources and innovative educational technologies as they deem appropriate to meet educational goals and requirements. The use of digital learning practices and resources is encouraged, but districts are free to decide which resources will best meet the needs of their educators and students.

Guidance – Publishers

New Jersey has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

New Jersey has procurement guidelines for companies interested in conducting business in the state.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

New Jersey 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

New Jersey has a request for proposals/request for information process.

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State Master Contract - Contract with State

New Jersey has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.

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State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

New Jersey has state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.

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State Pricing Negotiation

New Jersey 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

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

New Jersey does not manage regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials. State-wide purchasing is available through the Education Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) for digital learning resources such as reduced cost internet bandwidth and leased fiber, integrated cloud-based building access/video, cloud-hosted services, digital curriculum solutions; and through theNJ School Board Association for 21st Century classroom solutions.Education Services Commission of NJ (ESCNJ) current bid awards.

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Overview

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey 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

New Jersey does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

New Jersey 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

The presentation is available to explain the NIMAS/NIMAC and the state’s process for accessing the available materials.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

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