Maryland understands that for our nation to prosper and grow, student learning must be the central focus of all facets of education. This framework is designed to provide guidance to school systems as they reach for the goal below:
Goal: All learners will engage in content-rich blended learning experiences both in and out of the classroom, empowering them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants of our globally connected society.
In order to reach this goal, the Maryland Instructional Technology Advisory Council (MITAC) identified five overarching Guiding Principles around which this framework was designed. MITAC members participated in focus groups: Leadership, Student Learning, Teaching, Assessment, or Infrastructure. Groups developed overview statements, objectives, and recommendations in support of each Guiding Principle.
The following Guiding Principles (GP) have been adopted (click on principles below for more information):
We believe in innovative leadership that promotes excellence and supports transformation throughout the organization by articulating and implementing a shared vision for teaching, leading, and learning in digital environments.
We believe in personalized student learning that is equitable, rigorous, and innovative, guided by instruction based on Universal Design for Learning principles, and that empowers students to become responsible digital citizens.