Friday, October 2, 2015

Speak Up Family & Friends: webinar from our friends at SETDA

Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS) Launch Webinar
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:00-4:00 pm ET

You are invited to join SETDA for the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS) Launch on October 7, 2015 at 3pm ET.  This webinar offers the opportunity to share state policies and practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials, including exploring the flexibility in state policies and practices to encourage the implementation of digital learning resources. The webinar will launch the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS), a new, online database providing details regarding each state’s policies related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. The goal of the portal is to provide a clear picture of each state’s instructional materials policies and practices to help encourage increased implementation of digital instructional materials. Educators, policy makers and private sector executives will all have the ability to review state policies and practices regarding the procurement and implementation of instructional materials including the ability to access individual state profiles, to compare states and make further comparisons via an interactive map that displays national trends. In addition, the webinar will offer the opportunity for questions and comments regarding a range of policy and practice issues related to digital content.

Presenters Include:
  • Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director, SETDA
  • Kelly Callaway, Division Director, Instructional Materials and Educational Technology, Texas Education Agency
  • Allan Griffin, Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education 
  • Christine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership and Research, SETDA
Reserve your seat here: http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsRPUWsSWPsPsPsP . This event is free and open to the public. For access to additional SETDA resources related to Digital Content and OER visit http://www.setda.org/priorities/digital-content/ 
 
For questions about the event please contact, Christine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership and Research at cfox@setda.org.
 
About SETDA:
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), founded in 2001, is the national non-profit association representing the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership. SETDA’s mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit www.setda.org.