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Communications Toolkit

This communications tool kit will help you educate school and district administrators, policy makers and the private sector on the flexibility of state policies related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials.

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Navigating the Digital Shift 2019 Overview





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Talking Points

Talking Points

SETDA encourages educators and policymakers to support the shift to digital instructional materials strategically. This often entails meeting with regional and district education leaders to talk about key points:

  • Discuss the essential conditions necessary for the successful acquisition and implementation of digital instructional materials for successful digital learning: Leadership, Equity of Access, Accessibility for All Students, Interoperability Considerations and Student Data & Privacy.
  • Discuss ways to make the procurement process more transparent, and develop specific procedures to aid educators and the private sector in navigating the process.
  • Consider strategic short- and long-term budgeting for bandwidth, devices, and digital instructional materials.
  • Consider coordinating state purchasing contracts and/or other purchasing consortia
  • Provide guidance for schools and districts regarding best practices related to instructional materials adoption
  • Discuss the importance of professional learning for educators when implementing digital  learning.
  • Recommend vetting practices for any instructional materials regardless of delivery platform or licensing type
Facilitator Guides

Facilitator Guides

Whether you’re looking for best practices, essential components for digital learning or instructional materials, SETDA’s facilitator guides provide you with step by step activities, with suggested times for each activity, as well as narrative content and resources to support the topic. These guides are a great way for you to provide assistance and support to your districts.The guides are accompanied by a presentation slide deck for use during your workshop. The facilitators guides can be used in their current format or they are easily customizable to meet your needs.

Social Media

Social Media

Social media is an important component in promoting “Navigating the Shift.”

Sample Tweets and Facebook Posts

  • Check out this free interactive portal regarding state policies and practices for K12 instructional materials from @SETDA.
  • Learn about some of the state exemplars #digitalinstructionalmaterials from @SETDA
  • Check out the DMAPS portal to view national trends via interactive map from @SETDA!
  • Learn more about our state profile for #digitalinstructionalmaterials from @SETDA [insert link to your state profile]
  • Navigating the Digital Shift 2019: Equitable Opportunities for All Learners

    Navigating the Digital Shift 2019

    SETDA expands upon the recent State K12 Instructional Materials Leadership Trends Snapshot and the 2018 Navigating the Digital Shift report with a focus on the opportunity digital instructional materials provide to support personalized learning opportunities for all learners and considerations related to the essential conditions and professional learning opportunities to support digital learning. Stakeholders will learn about state […]

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    State K12 Instructional Materials Leadership Trends Snapshot

    This publication summarizes current state policies and practices in the selection and implementation of digital instructional materials. This report is based on the 2019 updates to the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) online portal. This trends snapshot includes details regarding: digital learning policies and practices including state digital learning plans and standards; state definitions for […]

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    DMAPS: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States

    Updated in 2019 (originally launched in October 2015), the goal of the DMAPS portal is to provide a clear picture of each state’s instructional materials policies and practices to help encourage increased implementation of digital learning. Educators, policy makers and private sector executives have the opportunity to learn about state policies and practices related to […]

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    Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

    This publication highlights how state policies and guidance are supporting the transformation to digital learning,
    specifically the policies and processes around the selection, curation, procurement and funding of digital
    instructional materials.

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    State K12 Procurement Case Studies

    Developed in collaboration with state and district digital learning leaders, instructional materials directors, procurement offices and academic officers, this publication highlights state level procurement case studies that share how states have effectively established and implemented policies for the procurement of high quality instructional materials and devices. As the process for the acquisition and implementation varies widely from state to state, the case studies provide detailed information about the process in each state. These in-depth studies of California, Indiana, Louisiana and Utah provide road maps for other states that are moving forward to implement digital learning materials policies and procedures.

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    Navigating the Digital Shift II

    Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructional Materials for Learning SETDA expands upon the 2015 Navigating the Digital Shift report with a focus on living and learning in the digital age. In this second publication, stakeholders will learn about states’ guidance and policies around the implementation of digital instructional materials, as well as best practices.

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    Navigating the Digital Shift 2015 Paper

    Navigating the Shift provides an analysis of state policy trends related to digital instructional materials, essential conditions for implementation, an update on the states’ progress towards SETDA’s Out of Print recommendations and highlights several next steps for consideration as leaders move to advance the learning experiences in the digital age.

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