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Digital Learning Integration & Standards Guidance

Guidance to support schools to effectively implement technology to support learning and to address critical areas of instructional focus.

Background

Section 121 of Senate Bill (SB) 98, Education Finance: Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) External link opens in new window or tab. called for the development of draft distance learning curriculum and instructional guidance for mathematics, English language arts, and English language development to be adopted by the State Board of Education by May 31, 2021. For more information, see the Funding Result of Award Notification to Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools.

California Digital Learning Integration and Standards Guidance

The California Digital Learning Integration and Standards Guidance was adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) at their meeting on May 12–13, 2021. A web version of the guidance is now available at the California Digital Learning Integration and Standards Guidance web site External link opens in new window or tab.. The web version is easy to navigate with a mobile device. It includes the option to download the full document or sections of the Guidance in PDF format and several short videos introducing various aspects of the Guidance. These videos feature authors and users of the Guidance and other notable educational leaders. To download a PDF of the Guidance from this web page, select the link below.

To download the Guidance or excerpts of the Guidance in Word format, select the links below.

Videos

Select the links below to view short videos produced by the Sacramento County Office of Education that introduce various aspects of the Guidance. These videos and other resources are also available at the California Digital Learning Integration and Standards Guidance web site External link opens in new window or tab..

Webinars

The California Department of Education is hosting a series of webinars to introduce the Guidance. The webinars will be co-hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education, the lead agency who developed the Guidance, and feature members of the writing team and other experts and practitioners.

California Digital Learning Integration & Standards Guidance Webinar 1: English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Standards Guidance

This webinar focused on Section C: Standards Guidance for ELA, Literacy, and ELD addressing critical areas of instructional focus. The standards guidance supports teachers as they implement ELA, literacy, and ELD instruction. The organization of the standards presented in the Guidance highlights relationships among standards and reflects an integrated model of literacy instruction.

California Digital Learning Integration & Standards Guidance Webinar 2: Designing Instruction

This webinar focused on Section A: Implementing Research Based Digital Learning Practices, which connects decades of research on digital learning and explores how to leverage technology to support in-person and online instruction.

California Digital Learning Integration & Standards Guidance Webinar 3: Mathematics Standards Guidance

This webinar focused on Section B: Standards Guidance for Mathematics by addressing critical areas of instructional focus. The standards guidance is intended to support teachers as they implement mathematics instruction. The standards guidance is organized around the “big ideas” proposed in the draft 2022 Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.

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Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | cfird@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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