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*Mentoring Minds - instructional materials to develop critical thinking skills

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.
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 20, 2015

*Adoption and implementation of K-12 core instructional materials – final report


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
K12 Open Ed
DECEMBER 10, 2015

*Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


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. advocacy instructional materialslegislation Texas Texas legislature
textbook txedbudget
EdTechSandyK
MARCH 29, 2011

*Free tool is intended to support clear understanding of state policies and practices related
to digital instructional materials
Free tool is intended to support clear understanding of state policies and practices related to
digital instructionalmaterials. state and territorial educational technology leaders, has launched
of a free online tool to support the implementation of digital instructional materials.
eSchool News
OCTOBER 13, 2015

*New Online Tool Aims to Help K-12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials
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
Marketplace K-12
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
*Digital instructional materials outpace print, study says
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.
eSchool News
MARCH 23, 2015

*Spending on Instructional Materials, Construction Climbing in K-12


Total spending on K-12 instructionalmaterials stood at $11.8 billion in 2013-14, according to
the Education Market Association. Assessment Ed-tech Procurement Publishing
instructionalmaterials schoolconstruction
Marketplace K-12
AUGUST 17, 2015

*Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials – From Brenda Doucette
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 onEdTechTeacher.
EdTechTeacher
APRIL 9, 2015

*Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul
Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing
digital instructional materials. When acquiring digital instructional materials, the cost
associated with access to broadband and devices is a pivotal factor
eSchool News
NOVEMBER 8, 2015

*Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials


The toolkit offers research, resources and case studies to support selection of
quality instructional materials for learning. Uncategorized digital educational materials digital
learning digital toolkit guidance technology toolsA just-released guide from the State Education
Technology Directors Association and a new community of practice aim to advance the shift to
digital learning.
FETC Converge
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
*Texas HB 6 With Vital Instructional Materials Funding- House is Voting April 6th!
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 InstructionalMaterials Allotment. HB 6 deletes the word ''''textbook'''' from current
education law and updates it to the phrase ''''instructional materials''''. advocacy educational
technology instructionalmaterials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget
EdTechSandyK
APRIL 5, 2011

*We Have An Ed Tech-Accessibility Partnership. So Can You!

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 learner variability, regardless of format or features
SETDA Says
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

*Alabama Partners with NASA and ASTA to Support New Online Science Resources

Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials partnerships Personalized Learning


Project Based Learning digital content digital instructional materials digital learning
professional learning stem. The Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX), a project of the Alabama
Department of Education, is designed to index and share many types of educational materials
and information through a time-saving, one-stop resource for educators, parents, and students.
ALEX resources are free and open to the public. The majority of these rich resources (lesson
plans, Web links, and interactive activities) are located and connected to the Alabama Courses of
Study by National Board Certified Teachers
SETDA Says
APRIL 26, 2016
*Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional


Learning SETDA 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 preparation programs to commit to the four key principles identified in the 2016 National
Educational Technology Plan for the use of educational technology in teacher preparation:
SETDA Says
NOVEMBER 22, 2016

*The Year Ahead with SETDA

Digital Learning instructional materialsPolicy 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. ith a new administration comes the opportunity to build new relationships. While we wait
for a Secretary of Education to be confirmed and the subsequent hiring of Deputy and Under
Secretary positions as well as a new Director of the Office of Education Technology, SETDA is
working with CoSN, ISTE, CDE, and SIIA to develop an advocacy platform and resources for
members and partners. These resources will lead up to an Advocacy Day on May 11, 2017,
which will include Hill visits for our members and partners.
SETDA Says
JANUARY 30, 2017

*SETDA Advocates for Equal Access to Digital Content

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 passed in 2015 and reclassified the Internet as a telecommunication service.
This allows the FCC to regulate broadband access under the 1934 Communications Act, which
covers all public utilities including telephones. The change gave FCC regulatory authority over
both wired and wireless services. In a nutshell, the rules ensure that providers do not create fast
and slow lanes on the Internet. On this day of advocacy, SETDA encourages the FCC to continue
to support strong, unrestricted access to the Internet.
SETDA Says
JULY 12, 2017
*TEXAS TECHNOLOGY LENDING GRANT
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) established the Technology Lending Grant , for local
education agencies (LEAs), to implement technology lending programs, including loaning
equipment necessary to access and use digital instructionalmaterials. Mobile Broadband. The
Texas Education Agency (TEA) established the Technology Lending Grant , for local education
agencies (LEAs), to implement technology lending programs, including loaning equipment
necessary to access and use digital instructionalmaterials. Mobile Broadband
Kajeet Extracurricular
JANUARY 2, 2018