Essential actions to ensure technology infrastructure, assets, and guidance support an organized transition to classroom instruction.
As part of its Future Ready Nebraska initiative, the Nebraska Department of Education developed the Hierarchy of Digital Learning Needs to provide a framework and touchstone for delivering and sustaining the systems needed for equitable, digital learning.
The Hierarchy of Digital Learning Needs model is based on systems theory thinking, in that for any of the elements to work effectively, each must be solidly implemented with fidelity starting with the bottom layer. In addition, assuring equity to every student, no matter the location or situation, is a high priority of this model. Each strategy should be fully planned and implemented otherwise the structure will not be sound and effectiveness will be minimized. For more information, see https://www.launchne.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/DigitalLearningGuidanceFinal2020.pdf.
Do When Schools are Open and Operating
Privacy and Security
- Implement ongoing facility access control:
- Visitors should still be required to report through a single access point as standard school safety procedures remain critical.
- After-school egress and exit points may be opened based on the pandemic alert level and in concert with local health official recommendations.
- Webinar: Return to School – Addressing Privacy and Security Challenges in K-12 EducationRecorded on August 7, 2020 (Privacy Technical Assistance Center presentation on FERPA and COVID 19):https://www.education.ne.gov/future-ready-nebraska/data-privacy/
- Security resources and training resources (additional links within each page:https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/e-learning-days/data-governance-data-security-and-privacy/
- Overview of Student Data and Privacy requirements and lawshttps://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/e-learning-days/student-data-privacy/