Minnesota's Digital Learning Plan
Minnesota's Plan is called the Digital Learning Plan. It is 108 pages long and has strategies and benchmarks written. It's 5 Foundational Themes are quoted below:
"1. The need for a cross-institutional body to conduct ongoing policy discussion and to oversee collaborative initiatives and projects as recommended in the plan.
2. The recognition that Minnesota must sustain institutional and state commitment to informed business and technology planning at educational institutions, and must invest as a state in digital learning initiatives at a higher level and do so in a manner that fosters collaboration among institutions, encourages standards, and leverages shared resources to build capacity quickly and efficiently.
3. The need for adequate and equitable infrastructure and seamless systems that enable equity of access to all digital learning opportunities for all Minnesota citizens.
4. The need for ways and opportunities to share information on available digital solutions and to collaborate on the development of content and applications.
5. The efficacy of increasing opportunities and systems for aggregated purchasing of key digital learning technologies, content, and applications."
The plan cites the 21st century report and the skills necessary for students to be successful in the 21st century. There were many partners drawn together in the development of the plan. Unfortunately I don't know that it has been widely distributed or read. It is a very comprehensive plan, including what has been completed in Minnesota, what is being worked on, and what other states are doing. It does tend to talk about the University and MnSCU systems more than k-12 though as far as what is being accomplished.
I like that it lays out three stages for each target: the early stage, transitional stage and 21st Century Stage. It allows districts to see where they are and what the end goal is for the 21st Century school system and all of its partners.