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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

South Carolina has a state digital learning plan.

South Carolina has a state level educational technology plan, under the leadership of the South Carolina Department of Education and the state’s K-12 Technology Initiative Committee. The state revises the plan every 3 years, with annual reviews.

State Requirements for District Digital Learning Plans

South Carolina has requirements for districts for digital learning plans.

Independent district level educational technology plans are required by South Carolina and are revised annually. The state provides planning support through online webinars, e-mail and website support. The state technology plans are reviewed and the state renders input and/or approval of plans. The state also publishes model plans.

Digital Learning Standards for Students

South Carolina does not have digital learning standards for students.

State Personalized Learning Definition

South Carolina has a unique state definition for personalized learning.

The South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning states: Personalized learning is an educational framework that supports all students as they seek to achieve the knowledge, skills, and characteristics identified in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate. By fostering student ownership of learning, developing learner profiles and learning pathways and adopting flexible learning environments, each student’s education experience is tailored to meet his or her unique strengths, needs, and goals.

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Overview

The State Board of Education has the responsibility and duty to adopt the instructional materials used for instruction in the public schools of South Carolina. In South Carolina, the state instructional materials adoption process includes the review and adoption of print and digital materials. Regulations regarding textbooks are posted here. The Department of Education facilitates the process using the guidelines and procedures outlined in the Instructional Materials Adoption regulations which include the bids process for instructional materials.

State adopted print and digital materials are available to schools through the state funding designated for instructional materials.

Definitions

Definition for Instructional Materials

South Carolina has a definition for instructional materials/textbook.

Instructional materials include digital and print content.

Includes

Digital

Definition for Open Educational Resources

South Carolina does not have a definition for open educational resources.

Definition for Accessible Educational Materials

South Carolina does not have a definition for accessible educational materials.

Definition for Accessible Technologies

South Carolina does not have a definition for accessible technologies.

Guidelines and Policies

State Statute - Instructional Materials Adoption

South Carolina has a statute for the adoption of instructional materials.

Section 59-31-360 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, requires that textbooks and instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education for use in public school must be supplied to public school students in grades K-12.

Materials Adoption Includes

Software

Digital Materials

Online Content

Supplemental Materials

State Statute - Requires Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

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

State Statute - Allows Implementation of Digital Instructional Materials

South Carolina has a statute allowing the implementation of digital instructional materials.

Section 59-31-360 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, requires that textbooks and instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education for use in public school must be supplied to public school students in grades K-12.

State Statute - Online Course Requirement

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

Guidance Outside of School

South Carolina 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

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

State Review Process

Review of Instructional Materials

South Carolina has a process for the review of instructional materials.

In South Carolina, the state instructional materials adoption process includes the review and adoption of digital materials.

Materials Includes

Digital instructional materials

Online content

Software

Supplemental materials

Review of Instructional Materials Outcomes

South Carolina has a process for the review of instructional materials outcomes.

Evaluated

Adopted

Posting of Reviewed Instructional Materials

South Carolina posts state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Purchase State Reviewed Instructional Materials

South Carolina does not require districts to purchase state reviewed instructional materials.

Districts Required to Follow State Review Process

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

Regional Support - Review of Instructional Materials

South Carolina 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

South Carolina 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

South Carolina 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

South Carolina 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

South Carolina does not have a state resource repository.

Funding

Dedicated State Funding

South Carolina has dedicated state funding.

State funds are provided directly for the purchase of instructional materials via a state budget instructional materials line item that includes the option for schools to select print and/or digital instructional materials.

Instructional Materials

Digital Instructional materials

Funding - District Options

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Overview

State adopted digital materials are available to schools through the state funding designated for instructional materials. The State Board of Education has the responsibility and duty to adopt the instructional materials used for instruction in the public schools of South Carolina. Regulations regarding instructional materials are posted.http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t59c031.php. The SC Department of Education facilitates the process using the guidelines and procedures outlined in theInstructional Materials Adoption regulations which include the bid process for instructional materials. https://ed.sc.gov/finance/instructional-materials/guides-and-instructions/

More Information

Guidance – Publishers

South Carolina has procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.

Publishers/vendors provide contact information to receive the call for bids and bidding instructions using the link available on the SCDE’s Instructional Materials website. Call for bids for instructional materials is posted at the end of January each year on the SCDE’s Instructional Materials website.

Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features

South Carolina 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

South Carolina has a request for proposals/request for information process.

Includes

Instructional Materials

State Master Contract - Contract with State

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

State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher

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

State Pricing Negotiation

South Carolina 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

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

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Selection of Digital Instructional Materials

South Carolina 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

South Carolina 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

South Carolina does not develop professional learning programs.

Development of OER

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

Share OER

South Carolina 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

Provided upon request through the SC School for the Deaf and Blind’s Vision Outreach Services.

Technical Assistance - Accessible Technologies

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