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Navigating the Digital Shift: Empowering Digital Instructional Materials Implementation

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Presented by André E. DeLeón, Education Programs Professional, Nevada Department of Education; and Alison Harte, Instructional Materials Specialist, Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support, Florida Department of Education
Hosted by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA
Hosted by SETDA
Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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An updated and refreshed version of SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), an online database providing details regarding each state’s policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials, were launched during this edWebinar. New features include the reorganization of state policies and practices, a new procurement-specific section, and additional details regarding the review and selection of digital materials and featured content regarding state accessibility requirements.

State leaders from Florida and Nevada will share state policies and practices that support digital instructional materials and powerful examples of implementation. Administrators, policy makers, curriculum directors, and IT staff are invited to watch this edWebinar.

Andre DeLeonAbout the Presenters

André DeLeón is an education programs professional for the Nevada Department of Education. As a member of the standards and instructional support (SIS) team, his responsibilities focus on K-12 science education and instructional materials for the state of Nevada. His professional experience includes over 25 years as a teacher, school administrator and school board member as well as work as a research sociologist and youth-at-risk counselor.



Alison HarteAlison Harte is an instructional materials specialist in the Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
at the Florida Department of Education. In this role, she supports the policies and procedures specifications for Florida’s instructional materials adoption. Prior to this position, Alison worked in Florida’s Deputy Chancellor’s office in the Division of Educator Quality. Alison is an experienced secondary school English teacher, a Florida native and a graduate of the Florida State University.



Christine Fox

About the Host

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.

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setdaThe 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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