In RSD, we are committed to supporting student learning by providing high quality resources to advance student learning, including digital tools and various technologies (supported RSD resources). While we provide some tools and programs from central office, we know that teacher-leaders and schools are learning about new technologies they may want to use with students. Decisions around which resources to use must look at three categories: instructional alignment along with technical and legal components.
In order to facilitate careful examination of resources prior to usage, we are developing a review process that will allow RSD to ensure that resources being used with students are secure, align with our vision of instruction, and effectively support student learning. Approved solutions must meet standards for:
- Technical requirements: hardware, software, data and security (including data sharing agreement), account creation/procurement
- Curricular focus: alignments with standards and approved curriculum, instructional vision, focus, and support of best instructional practices
- Inclusion: analysis of tools in support student learning, including special education and ELL students, diversity of representation in content, etc.
Reviewed resources (including those which we approve, allow, and do not allow) are publicly posted along with a calendar and timeline for the process. Through this process we also help to improve our shared understanding of the value and potential of digital resources and our preferred practices to best support student learning.
Limited Reviews will be reviewed and published on a rolling basis (every 2-3 weeks).