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K-12 Playbook

K-12 Playbook: Resources to Help Districts Transition to a Fully Integrated Digital Ecosystem

 

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The K-12 Playbook is an easy-to-use reference and resource center for K-12 administration, digital curriculum teams, and IT leaders who are working to implement the Digital Revolution Program. Created by IMS Global K-12 members, these resources are designed to help districts of all sizes shorten the learning curve around the adoption of IMS interoperability standards to create a plug and play integrated teaching and learning ecosystem.
 

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Commitment 

Purchase IMS Conformance Certified Products
 
Ensuring that your educational technology tools are IMS Global Certified is the best way to establish a plug and play ecosystem that allows all of your tools and content to work together. If you are just starting out, you should review some of the resources IMS Global has developed to help you know what to ask for from your vendors and what to include in your RFPs. 
 
  • Procurement Documents and Checklists: Ensuring that your educational technology tools are IMS Global Certified is the best way to establish a plug and play ecosystem that allows all of your tools and content to work together. If you're just getting started, review these resources to help you know what to ask for from your vendors and what to include in your RFPs.
  • NEW K-12 Statement of Intent to Adopt IMS Global Learning Consortium Standards in a Timely Manner: Sample RFP language to use when negotiating with suppliers to ensure the adoption and support of the most current IMS standards.
  • Getting Started with IMS Global as a K-12 Institution: These resources will help K-12 Institutions who wish to get started learning more about IMS Global Learning Consortium. 
  • Achieving a Seamless Plug and Play Ecosystem: The School District of Lee County (FL) has focused on changing their procurement practices to achieve student-centered learning.
  • IMS Global standards in K-12 (video): interviews with K-12 members about how standards are impacting teaching and learning in their districts
  • NEW K-12 Revolution Word on the Street: IMS Global's Jill Hobson chats with the EduTechGuys at the FETC 2018 conference about the K-12 Digital Learning Revolution Program and IMS Global.
  • NEW IMS Global Glossary of Terms: This glossary of terms provides definitions of terms commonly used throughout IMS Global that users may wish to better understand. It is by no means an exhaustive list of definitions related to our communities, but it has been carefully crafted in the hopes that it will aid in the facilitation of shared understandings of interoperability.
  • Ensuring Student-Centered Learning is at the Heart of Every Procurement Decision (Recorded Webinar): One of the most important strategies any district can take towards student-centered learning is making decisions about obtaining new resources and ensuring that all resources work together seamlessly in a plug-and-play ecosystem. Learn about language to embed in Request for Proposals and checklists to use in evaluating potential partners.
  • Collaboration and Innovation – Cultivating A Marketplace of Plug and Play Tools for Student-Centered Learning (Recorded Webinar): What’s next on the horizon to eliminate Ed Tech havoc? Collaboration and leadership are the answers to influencing the marketplace together to create an open ecosystem to support student-centered learning and enable agile IT. Hear from Houston ISD CTO Lenny Schad and CEOs Leilani Cauthen and Keith Krueger and offer YOUR input as to what should be next.
  • Digital Learning Revolution Program: Making the Commitment (Recorded Webinar): Revolutionizing the digital ecosystem of a school district takes both leadership and commitment. In this webinar, participants heard from Tony Hunter, CIO at Broward County Schools in Florida where they’ve implemented open integrated technologies to lower costs and maximize the efficiency of the district's digital learning environment. Learn why making the commitment to open standards was essential to their work.
  • Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township Procurement Resources: One of the most important strategies any district can take towards student-centered learning is making decisions about obtaining new resources and ensuring that all resources work together seamlessly in a plug-and-play ecosystem. The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township (Indiana) has created resources demonstrating their process for integrations.

 

 

Foundation

Achieve digital on day one of learning

 

Instructional Impact

Personalize learning with gradebook data in a single-place of record
 
  • NEW Understanding Conformance Certification [Members Only - login to the IMS Global website required] - This course is designed for IMS Global members to learn more about the conformance certification process and how to interpret the results. An assumption is made that the individual taking this course has a basic familiarity with Common Cartridge®, OneRoster®, and Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®).
  • How to Transition to an Integrated Digital Curriculum Using IMS Standards:  This document addresses the use of interoperability standards that when adopted by districts and ed tech suppliers will enable a truly integrated digital teaching and learning experience.
  • Interoperability Standards Helping to Transform the Digital Curriculum [Houston ISD-HMH]: Houston ISD's approach to integrating content from publishers.
  • Enhancing Accessibility Through IMS Global Learning Standards: A primer for anyone in the K–12 community interested in connecting accessible learning within their system of educational platforms and applications.
  • Leveraging Open Standards to Support Next Generation Online Assessments: Critical to the success of building a high-stakes online assessment system are open technology standards enabling interoperability of systems and platforms to support the wide variety of student accessibility needs and preferences in each state.
  • Houston Independent School District (HISD) Meta Tagging Protocol: HISD requires content providers to tag resources to keywords and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.
  • Fulton County Schools: See how Fulton County Schools is using OneRoster to help the district achieve more personalized learning for students.
  • Gwinnett County Schools: Learn how Gwinnett County Schools’ strategy for a seamless digital ecosystem has been a tremendous success.
  • Katy Independent School District: Find out how the Katy Independent School District is creating a plug-and-play ecosystem for teachers and students revolutionizing the district's digital learning environment.
  • Recommended Practices: Planning for, Acquiring and Vetting Thin Common Cartridges: This template can be used by districts to create roadmap for acquiring and verifying Thin Common Cartridges.
  • Taking the First Steps to Student Center Learning (Recorded Webinar): The first step towards student ownership of learning is making access to digital platforms easy and transparent.  There are great tools to simplify the process of creating user accounts and rostering teachers and students into classes for the various next generation learning systems, applications, and content providers. Hear from Forsyth County Schools (GA) and Volusia County Schools (FL) on this important concept.
  • Making Digital Content Discoverable (Recorded Webinar): When students are accountable for their own learning process, they investigate learning resources and use their own inquisitiveness to solve real-world problems. This means accessing a myriad of digital tools, systems, and content providers.  How can educational leaders make the process of discovery and problem-solving easier for students? Open standards offer solutions to bring multitudes of content together in one next generation learning environment. Hear from districts who have already made this transition and learn how to get started.

 

Advanced Insights & Achievement

Improve insight into and reporting of student learning experiences