How does your state procure tech tools and resources for schools? SETDA, the principal membership association representing the US state and territorial digital learning leaders, wants to share. Its new report, “State Procurement Case Studies: Spotlight on Digital Materials Acquisition,” highlights best practices from California, Indiana, Louisiana, and Utah that can provide roadmaps for other states that are implementing digital learning materials policies and procedures. “This paper shows that there is no one-size-fits-all for the procurement process,” states Dr. Tracy Weeks, executive director of SETDA. “However, this important work provides strategies that states can leverage to provide leadership for their LEAs.” Download the report at www.setda.org/priorities/digital-content/procurement.
Want to contribute? SETDA hosts an online community for policy makers, school administrators, leaders and educators. It provides an opportunity to discuss the shift to digital learning, including the vetting process, professional learning, OER, policy, and infrastructure. www.edweb.net/digitalcontent