Implementing High-Quality Instructional Materials
MARCH 14, 2022
Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Awards (Dallas): Best Example of Sustainable Classrooms
MARCH 14, 2022
Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Awards (Dallas): Best Example of Sustainable Classrooms
FEBRUARY 8, 2022
Over the last 10 years, we have seen a significant shift in how educators access and leverage instructional materials to guide instruction.
JUNE 17, 2015
While plenty of folks are touting the affordances of digital textbooks and instructional content and prognosticating about how fast K-12 schools make the switch to digital – including me and Arne Duncan among many others, etc., Rather, schools were purchasing a restricted license to use a subject/grade’s worth of a publisher’s instructional content, which happened to be disseminated in the form of a book. The post Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?
MARCH 3, 2022
These instructional materials have been incredibly valuable to the state’s educational system.
APRIL 9, 2019
For the past three years, I’ve been leading work around Open Educational Resources (OER) and the role that instructional materials play in teaching and learning. Some district leaders have never considered how traditional materials like […]. The post The Role of Instructional Materials in the Classroom appeared first on OnCUE. Learn conference cue bold Featured Speaker instructional materials OER
JUNE 3, 2021
Revenues for prekindergarten through grade K-12 instructional materials reached $61.4 The post Sales of K-12 Instructional Materials Soaring, New Industry Estimates Show appeared first on Market Brief.
K12 Open Ed
DECEMBER 10, 2015
As many of you know, I’ve spent much of this year working on a project to explore the adoption and implementation of K-12 core instructional materials and to explore business models for the successful and sustainable publishing of such open educational resource (OER) materials.
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 20, 2015
Mentoring Minds is an educational publishing company that develops K-12 instructional materials to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Experienced educators create the materials based on research and cover topics such as critical thinking, differentiated learning, instructional strategies, classroom management and more.
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Free tool is intended to support clear understanding of state policies and practices related to digital instructional materials. state and territorial educational technology leaders, has launched of a free online tool to support the implementation of digital instructional materials. The resource is called the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) Portal. Material from a press release was used in this report.
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
textbooks and instructional materials to Nexus Capital Management for $250 million. The post Pearson Sells Its K-12 Instructional Materials Business to Investment Firm appeared first on Market Brief. Pearson is selling its line of business focused on U.S. Marketplace K-12
MARCH 23, 2015
Teachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, according to a new study from Education Market Research (EMR)/Simba Information. Study reveals that the digital resource market is growing faster than the overall K-12 market.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
The post School Instructional Materials Market Takes Major Year-to-Date Hit in Sales appeared first on Market Brief. The first seven months of 2020 were tough ones for PreK-12 publishers, according to an analysis by an industry group.
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials OERIn October 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s, Office of Education Technology (OET) launched the #GoOpen Initiative via a White House briefing. Since that. read more.
AUGUST 20, 2019
In July, SETDA released the K12 Instructional Materials Dashboard. The dashboard currently includes state reviewed, full course, secondary level instructional materials for English/Language Arts and math from 13 states. The materials included were reviewed via independent state […]. Accessibility Best Practices Digital Learning instructional materials Policy
AUGUST 17, 2015
Total spending on K-12 instructional materials stood at $11.8 billion in 2013-14, according to the Education Market Association. Assessment Ed-tech Procurement Publishing instructionalmaterials schoolconstruction
OCTOBER 27, 2016
And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
State and local K-12 school leaders wanting to vet digital and print instructional resources can access a new online tool prepared by the State Educational Technology Directors Association. The post New Online Tool Aims to Help K-12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 digital resources instructional materials SETDA
NOVEMBER 8, 2015
Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. When acquiring digital instructional materials, the cost associated with access to broadband and devices is a pivotal factor.
JULY 15, 2021
CONCORD, NH (July 14, 2021) —The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform to support all New Hampshire learning environments with high quality instructional material.
MARCH 29, 2011
Today I gave testimony in favor of the passage of Texas SB 6 , which institutes an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) in lieu of the textbook allotment and the former Technology Allotment. SB 6, if passed into law, would give local school districts in Texas more discretionary control over how they spend state monies designated for instructional materials. Everything I accessed was an instructional material with content relevant to my course of study.
DECEMBER 3, 2018
Texas is one of the biggest K-12 markets in the country and recently released its list of approved educational materials. The post Texas, a Prized K-12 Market, Approves Wave of Instructional Materials appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Curriculum / Digital Curriculum English / Language Arts English-Language Learners Mathematics Texas
APRIL 9, 2015
Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. The post Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials – From Brenda Doucette appeared first on EdTechTeacher. This guest post post from Summer Workshop instructor , Brenda Doucette ( @doucetteb ), first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.
AUGUST 11, 2017
The Council of the Great City Schools has organized 11 districts in an effort to jointly buy instructional materials for English-language learners, with an initial focus on math resources. The post Urban Schools Join Forces on Instructional Materials for English-Language Learners appeared first on Market Brief.
APRIL 5, 2011
Inform them that HB 6 will be voted on by the House on Wednesday (April 6th) Ask them to vote for HB 6 and Oppose any amendment that might delay the implementation of the Instructional Materials Allotment. HB 6 deletes the word ''''textbook'''' from current education law and updates it to the phrase ''''instructional materials''''. advocacy educational technology instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget
MARCH 2, 2020
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DECEMBER 31, 2018
Now an ELA educator, she highlights useful tools, instructional techniques, assessments, and SEL strategies. Inclusion It's Not Easy Being Tween assessing understanding Cheryl Mizerny dyslexia emotional support general education instructional materials instructional techniques special educationFormer special education teacher Cheryl Mizerny says the same techniques used to help kids with dyslexia succeed can benefit all students in the core subjects.
JUNE 29, 2020
Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials Personalized Learning Professional Learning Student voiceIt is difficult to believe that it has been 13 years since SETDA’s 2008 journey in developing and publishing the Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education.
AUGUST 7, 2018
Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school. Even in states that don’t have statewide instructional materials adoptions, the departments of education must provide schools and districts with vision, guidance, and support.
MAY 26, 2020
Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning Equity of Access instructional materials Interoperability Legislation Personalized Learning PolicyIn support of state leadership, SETDA recently published the State Education Agency Considerations for CARES Act Funding as Related to Digital Learning.
DECEMBER 19, 2019
Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED EETT Equity of Access In the News instructional materials Interoperability Legislation OER Personalized Learning Policy Professional Learning2019 was an action packed year for SETDA.
DECEMBER 6, 2019
SETDA continues an on-going partnership with CAST to support access to instructional materials and tools for all learners. The National AEM Center at CAST has enjoyed collaborating with SETDA on improving access digital materials and technologies for learners with […].
APRIL 26, 2016
Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials partnerships Personalized Learning Project Based Learning digital content digital instructional materials digital learning professional learning stemAnother in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Richard O. Murphy, Ed.D. read more.
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional LearningSETDA is excited to share the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. This program encourages teacher. read more.
OCTOBER 14, 2019
According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. In her recent presentation “ K-12 Instructional Materials: What’s New in 2019,” she previewed results from Simba’s Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2019-2020 , and talked about how digital is changing—and not changing—the landscape. Regarding the digital shift, ELA and literacy materials are still mainly print with digital supplements.
MARCH 19, 2019
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. – Vetted OER materials: For every subject, K-12 teachers have a stockbook of vetted OER lessons.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
Guest Post from Cynthia Curry is Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) What do you get when you combine a state educational technology director with a state accessibility expert? A partnership that results in students having digital materials and technologies that are usable for learning across the widest range of […]. Accessibility Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials Policy Professional Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks. Now, though, some states are going back to the beginning and rethinking how they review instructional materials and allocate funds to ensure that they are focused on the realities of the 21st century classroom.
JULY 12, 2017
Digital Learning Equity of Access FCC instructional materialsToday, online communities are alight with a Day of Advocacy in support of keeping the current Net Neutrality rules in place. These rules were. read more.
JANUARY 30, 2017
Digital Learning instructional materials Policy Professional LearningAs the first month in 2017 comes to a close, the SETDA staff and Board of Directors looks forward to the exciting work ahead. read more.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
As more and more high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) become available, we have noticed a tension with districts across the country between being excited about the opportunities for new, rigorous materials, and the concern about when and how to get started.