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State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition
Tuesday October 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; Becky Butler, Assistant Director, Office of Middle and Secondary Learning, West Virginia Department of Education; Molly Yowell, Digital Content Coordinator, Indiana Department of Education
Hosted by SETDA
Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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This edWebinar presents the release of SETDA’s newest resource, State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition. This publication highlights state level procurement case studies, sharing how states have effectively established and implemented policies for the procurement of high quality instructional materials and devices. State leaders from Indiana and West Virginia highlight details of their states’ procurement and adoption processes. This recorded presentation will be especially useful for administrators, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, teachers, and librarians.
About the Presenters
Christine Fox is the deputy executive director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the executive director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Christine’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model, ESOL coordinator and 3rd grade teacher. Christine has a Masters of Science in teaching English as a second language from Florida International University and received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida State University.
Becky Butler is the assistant director in the Office of Middle & Secondary Learning for the West Virginia Department of Education. She is the director of the West Virginia Virtual School and also supervises the West Virginia Instructional Materials adoption process. Becky has a B.S. in math and music education from West Virginia State University and an M.S. in educational computing from the University of Charleston.
Molly Yowell has 11 years of experience in public schools. She is a high school English teacher and also works with the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning as the digital content coordinator. Molly is beginning her fifth school year with the Office of eLearning; her position allows her to work with administrators and teachers across the state of Indiana offering professional development and organizing the state’s digital content and #GoOpen initiative.
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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.
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