How DLA Can Help Your State

DLA’s 7-Step Road Map

A proven model that will help legislators across America improve their state’s economy.

Value Proposition DLA believes that by utilizing the 7-Step Legislative Road Map, statewide education technology initiatives can be managed from beginning to end. DLA needs legislators that are passionate about making a significant change and can build coalitions with key stakeholders in their state.

Value Proposition
DLA believes that by utilizing the 7-Step Legislative Road Map, statewide education technology initiatives can be managed from beginning to end. DLA needs legislators that are passionate about making a significant change and can build coalitions with key stakeholders in their state.

 

1. Partner with DLA

Build Relationships with Passionate Legislators:
DLA will connect you with key legislators and staff who have a passion for digital learning technology.
Use Legislative Conferences to Recruit Legislators:
NCSL (Atlanta and Austin), ALEC (Chicago), CSG (West), Digital Technology Conference (Kansas City), Digital Learning Now! (Boston)
Utilize our Network of Policy Organizations:
Working as a coalition with other related advocacy and nonprofit organizations to develop the best policy and research.

 

2. Custom Legislation Road Map

Work with Bi-Partisan Support:
DLA works with both parties to educate legislators about the important research, statistics, and data about particular educational issues.
Outline Unique Services for Each Legislator:
conference calls, online meetings, outreach to other legislators, technology solutions, white papers, and research.
Coordinate Product Demonstrations:
Schedule dates and time to showcase solutions that can solve a state’s education issues.

3. Educate on Issues and Successful Policies

Inform About Digital Learning Solutions:
Share data, research, policy frameworks, product information and previous bill templates from other legislatures.
Recognize Legislators Key Issues:
Identify key education issues and support these with DLA assistance.
Notify Supportive Legislators:
Introduce legislators to their colleagues who have successfully passed similar legislation nationwide to discuss legislative strategy.

5. Legislation Management and Tracking

Prepare for Committee Hearings:
Prepare legislators with the necessary facts and details to present their bill to committee colleagues effectively.
Track the Legislation:
Using the sophisticated state level tracking software program (ie. TrakBill)
Legislative Updates:
DLA tracks bill progression from submission through enrollment
Win with Speed:
This will allow us to have a time advantage in order to successfully strategize and implement necessary actions to modify a bill in progress.

4. Recruit Sponsors and Initiate Legislation

Provide Model Legislation:
Use policy collaboration and bill templates from other states.

Build a Coalition for the Bill:

  • Develop legislative strategy and tactics with help of DLA partners and experts.
  • Write the Bill: Submit the bill to legislative counsel to draft.

6. Implementation, Oversight, and Transparency

Fair RFP Model:
A fair and open RFP model that allows for competition among the best products and school choice for the products they want.
Accountability:
Ensure a proper oversight, accountability system, and implementation of legislation.
Teacher Choice:
Schools and teachers who choose to deploy a solution with fidelity build a strong reputation for the program and allow it to gain traction across the state or nation.
Assessment and Outcomes:
Piloting and statewide programs will be transparent in nature and the outcomes assessed by independent 3rd party evaluators to show ROI to legislators for future on-going funding.

7. Expand Success Based on Outcomes and ROI (Return on Investment)

Monitor the Release of the RFP:
Utilize RFP Tracking Software in order to receive ongoing updates of RFI/RFPs across the country to bid on and win.
Connect with Districts and Schools:
RFP Tracking software will help connect each school who is bidding on statewide initiatives to companies learn more about the solutions.
Publicize the Victory:
Using traditional and social media to build support and positive PR about a pilot or statewide program implementation.
Plan for Next Legislative Session:
Review success and opportunities to gain additional support and funding for next year.