2017 Maryland Code
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 7 - Public Schools
Subtitle 9 - Technology for Education
§ 7-904. Authority of State Superintendent

Universal Citation: MD Educ Code § 7-904 (2017)
  • (a) In general. -- The State Superintendent may:
    • (1) Procure and develop curriculum-based learning resources using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques designed to increase the achievement levels of all students in all subject areas;
    • (2) Procure and develop long-term comprehensive instructional programming and associated support resources that ensure maximum access by all educational institutions;
    • (3) Develop standards for teachers and other school system employees for the offering of courses or services on the Internet or through other developing technologies;
    • (4) Review courses and courseware to assure quality and alignment with the Maryland content standards and other appropriate standards;
    • (5) Track and issue periodic reports on the type and frequency of courses or services utilized by teachers and other professionals under this section; and
    • (6) Award grants to eligible private or public consortia to enable eligible consortia to develop state-of-the-art technology-enhanced instructional products, resources, and services for use in the classroom, including:
      • (i) The development, production, and distribution of instructional programming for students;
      • (ii) Staff development programming for teachers; and
      • (iii) Incorporation of creative state-of-the-art applications of technology-enhanced learning resources, such as:
        • 1. Computer software;
        • 2. Databases;
        • 3. Films;
        • 4. Transparencies;
        • 5. Multimedia video and audio discs;
        • 6. Telecommunications;
        • 7. Educational television;
        • 8. Print resources; and
        • 9. Web-based resources and courses.
  • (b) Implementation of pilot program. -- In accordance with Subtitle 10A of this title, the State Superintendent shall award a grant for the implementation of a pilot program to introduce elementary age students to computer technology and train teachers to integrate that technology into their curriculum.
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