Creating Open Educational Resources for Your K-12 Classroom


Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 6.07.54 PMOpen 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, presented by the Open Educational Resources (OER) community on, attendees had a look at some OERs – to give you a sense of what already exists and what is possible. Julie Willcott, science teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, addressed how to get started creating your own OER courses and books. Julie also went over copyright issues and discussed how to compile the best content for your students.

Earn your CE Certificate for viewing this recording: Join the free Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community on and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar. Past webinars, presentation slides, and CE quizzes are available in the Webinar Archives folder of the Community Toolbox.

Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom is a professional learning community (PLC) that helps educators select and make better use of OER, and provides a collaborative forum for continuing dialogue and support.  Open Educational Resources (OER) are a fast-growing body of free digital resources that can help schools reduce their expenses on textbooks and other education materials.  This program is sponsored by Net Texts.

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