In K12 teaching and learning, no one is better prepared for curating digital resources and tools than the teacher librarian. Curation is a major element of Future Ready Librarians. Leadership in curation will be critical as schools scramble to vet, organize and leverage the coming flood of Open Educational Resources (OER) that represent the #GoOpen initiative. Curation belongs in the curriculum. It should be part of your school’s searching and scouting toolkit, part of your collection development strategy, part of your professional development plan, and part of your effective Web presence.
In this webinar, Andrew Marcinek, former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U. S. Department of Education (DOE), spoke with Tech & Learning Content Director Kevin Hogan about the DOE’s #GoOpen initiative. Viewers will learn how to make the shift to using openly licensed educational resources in their school districts.
There’s a quiet revolution taking place in our nation’s schools: the demise of print textbooks and other paper-based resources which are gradually being replaced by digital content. The revolution is fueled by 1:1 initiatives, WiFi bandwidth improvements, and the drive to personalize learning – and it’s placing powerful technology in the hands of students for everyday use at school and at home.
Take a look at OER through the lens of high school social studies. Eva and Jeff suggested best practices and tools to both identify and deliver engaging, instructionally sound, lessons built around OER – specifically for high school social studies.
Take a look at OER through the lens of elementary mathematics. Our presenters are Eva Henderson, who has worked in education for 16 years with a special emphasis on technology, and Jeff Myer, Product Specialist for Learning.com. Together, Eva and Jeff guided attendees through suggested best practices and tools to both identify and deliver engaging, instructionally sound lessons built around OER – specifically for elementary mathematics.
Open Education Resources (OER) are free resources such as documents and media that make it easy for teachers to share, use and reuse. In this presentation, Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer of Curriki introduced the concept of OER and provided examples of some of the types of OER that are readily available including individual lesson plans, full courses, student facing materials, videos, interactives, and assessments/worksheets.
In this webinar, Tami: shared favorite sites for locating K-12 resources in various subject areas; helped viewers understand how to take OER information and create something new for a course; encouraged viewers to spend time and effort creating original OER material to incorporate in conjunction with other OER material to make a complete course; offered GAVS content.
Does finding open educational resources (OER) take more time than it’s worth? Teacher time is a precious commodity. In this webinar, attendees learned the tricks of the trade for finding tried and tested OER treasures and walked away with their very own treasure map to X marks the spot.
The question of quality is one of the overriding issues in the OER field. To address that issue, Washington State has developed a process for evaluating OER materials for alignment with state learning standards. This webinar covered the review process, rubrics, and outcomes.
Curious about the flipped movement? Want to explore different Open Educational Resources (OER) to expand your instruction and student learning? In this webinar, Aubrey Harrison investigated why everyone is talking about flipping their classrooms.
Open educational resources, open source, open education, online content…how does anyone keep it all straight? Katherine Quinn-Shea defined OER and explained why they are so important to education today. She covered the background of OER, some key players in the space, and the endless possibilities of how to integrate this content into your classroom and school.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free, publicly available educational resources that anyone can copy, use, adapt, and re-share. OERs are powerful teaching tools that can specifically address your learning objectives and your students’ background understanding. It is possible to create your own OERs with a bit of training and support. In this session, attendees had a look at some OERs – to give you a sense of what already exists and what is possible.
One of the best things about open educational resources is that anyone can make them! It can seem like quite a daunting task to create OER from scratch. This webinar showed educators how to create OER using materials they already have.
Ever wondered how to integrate open educational resources (OER) into your classroom? Webinar presenter, Michelle Comen, 5th Grade Teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School, has been using OER in her elementary school classroom for the past two years.
Whether you are a veteran of re-using, re-purposing and sharing OER, a novice, or somewhere in-between, this webinar provided valuable information about finding, creating, and using robust common core aligned K-12 content. Let us help you reduce any fears and increase your understanding about using OER.
Principal Eric Sheninger and educator Juliana Meehan discussed the evolving model of their Independent OpenCourseWare Studies (IOCS) program, which was implemented this year at New Milford High School. Eric and Juliana shared how their program has paved the way for their high school students to choose from a dizzying array of OpenCourseWare offered by the country’s best universities.