Navigating the Shift to OER

During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) , which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ Commit to Personalized Professional Learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. He has served as the State Education Agency coordinator for Learn and Serve grants awarded in the state.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

But with the rise of OER, growing use of supplemental resources over core textbooks, and the increasing flexibility of state funding, more purchasing decisions have moved to the school and district level. In addition, there is a separate section on vetting OER.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Developing digital portfolios and personalized learning plans: Every student at St.

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Stuart Burt : When they changed E-rate a couple years ago, it was a learning curve. The modernization to Lifeline didn’t increase funding overall, but families will have the choice between phone discounts and a credit for broadband at home. It’s got to be learning driven.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. The use of digital resources has changed the way students learn and the way teachers teach.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

Select schools in Orange County are part of LaunchED, an immersive, connected, and collaborative learning experience providing students with access to world-class digital tools and resources. André DeLeón is an education programs professional for the Nevada Department of Education.

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