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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

Rhode Island does not have a state digital learning plan.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

Rhode Island has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by Rhode Island and are revised every 3 years. The state provides planning support through e-mail and website support. The state technology plans are used for grant approval, infrastructure planning and determining district/school readiness and capacity.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

Rhode Island has digital learning standards for students.

Rhode Island educational technology standards are embedded as part of the core curriculum standards.

State Personalized Learning Definition

Rhode Island does not have a unique state definition for personalized learning.

Proficiency-based learning is a key component to providing flexible and multiple pathways for Rhode Island students and is a central tenet of the Rhode Island Secondary School Regulations.

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EdReport, an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education, has created a toolkit to help educators use EdReport reviews to analyze how well instructional materials are aligned to college and career-ready standards and what adjustments may need to be considered to ensure that all students have access to the materials they deserve. http://goo.gl/EiWiAb

 

 

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

Rhode Island has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Definition for Open Educational Resources

Rhode Island does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

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

State Statute

Definition for Accessible Technologies

Rhode Island has a definition for accessible technologies. The definition is based on

State Statute

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

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

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

Rhode Island has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Rhode Island does not have a state policy specific to OER materials, however the state’s instructional material policies permit the implementation of OER. The intent of the state regulations is to ensure that all students have access to quality online learning opportunities and to support LEAs in their role of identifying the online learning activities that best meets each student’s needs and goals. All content whether online or in print must be aligned to common state standards, national and/or technical standards and reflect the guaranteed and viable curriculum available for all students.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

Rhode Island does not provide guidance to LEAs in the use of digital instructional materials outside of the classroom.

Guidance Selection Accessible Digital Instructional Materials

Yes, our state provides information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Selection Accessible Technologies

Yes, our state provides information, examples or guidelines to LEAs to support the selection and acquisition of accessible digital instructional materials.

Guidance Inclement Weather

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

In 2017, the Governor signed a bill into law requiring that the Rhode Island Department of Education (“RIDE”) establish a policy that allows districts to submit detailed plans if their schools intend to conduct instruction through virtual education when schools have been closed due to inclement weather or other emergency. This guidance document contains information about the process a Local Education Agency (“LEA”) should use to submit a plan, the components that should be included in the plan, and a rubric establishing criteria as to how the plan will be evaluated.

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

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

Our states provide links to background information regarding the implementation of quality instructional materials on our website (include URL) however, we do not review/approve instructional materials at the state level. Our state also has a state device grant initiative to encourage the implementation of digital instructional materials and we host a digital learning online community for teachers.

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

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

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

Rhode Island does not post state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

Rhode Island does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island has a state resource repository.

Instructional Support System

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

Rhode Island 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

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Rhode Island 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. Procurement is done through a bid or cooperative purchasing agreements. The state has a master price agreement available for districts and libraries for devices. There are no specific state funding streams to support the purchase of digital or other instructional materials. LEAs use local and state funding formula funds for their instructional materials budget. State policies provide the flexibility and freedom for LEAs to work individually with all instructional materials publishers.

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

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

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

Rhode Island 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

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

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Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island 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

Rhode Island does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

Rhode Island 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

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