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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

North Dakota has a state digital learning plan.

North Dakota has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan every 3 years. For more information: http://www.nd.gov/itd/news/2013-2015-statewide-it-plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

North Dakota has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by North Dakota and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through e-mail and website support. The district technology plans are used for E-rate approvals and Federal program approvals.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

North Dakota has digital learning standards for students.

North Dakota has adopted the ISTE NETS Standards or other tech standards.

State Personalized Learning Definition

North Dakota does not have a unique state definition for personalized learning.

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Overview

Our EduTech division of the state information technology department hosts online communities via Office 365 for all school technology coordinators and school leaders. We also encourage participation in the Learning Forward organization and have a local chapter to encourage the adoption of quality online and print learning materials. Each school district adopts their own curriculum and learning resources. North Dakota has designed, implemented, managed, and supported a single statewide broadband network for all state and local government, higher education, and public schools. Beginning July 2019 all schools will be guaranteed a minimum of 1 gigabit connection via fiber with larger schools having 10 gigabit connections.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

North Dakota does not have a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

North Dakota does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

North Dakota does not have a definition for accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

North Dakota does not have a definition for accessible technologies.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

North Dakota 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

North Dakota does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

North Dakota does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

North Dakota 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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota has a state hosted content management system or a state master contract for a content management system available to schools and districts.

EduTech, our state Information Technology Departments K12 Educational Technology division operates Office 365 as a statewide tenant for all school districts. Participation in the statewide tenant is optional but leveraged across the state through an integrated identity management system. State Managed in the Cloud

Learning Management System: State Hosted or State Master Contract

North Dakota 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

North Dakota does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

North Dakota 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

Leverage state purchasing contracts

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Overview

North Dakota 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

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

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

North Dakota 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

North Dakota does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

North Dakota 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

North Dakota manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.

The North Dakota Educators Service Cooperative (NDESC) is a joint powers of North Dakota school districts, multi-district special education units, cities, counties, other governmental agencies and nonprofits organized under the provisions of Chapter 54-40.3 of the North Dakota Century Code. The purpose of NDESC is to assist in meeting specific needs of the members which are determined to be better provided by a cooperative effort, including the joint purchasing of programs, goods and services which are priority needs of the members. NDESC may also assist in meeting specific needs that are identified by its individual members.

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Overview

North Dakota 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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota 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

North Dakota does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

North Dakota 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

Our state provides training and technical assistance in maintaining accessible Web sites and developing accessible materials for delivery via the Web.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

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