Open Educational Resources (OER) 101


 OER“OER and the Common Core” – two of today’s most popular buzzwords in education.  edWeb community, Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom, held their first webinar this month with Part 1 in their 3 part series on OER. Webinar presenter, Hetav Sanghavi, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at CK-12, delved into a detailed look at just what quality Open Educational Resources (OER) really are, the best places to find them, and how the flexible piecemeal format of OER items can be aligned to the common core state standards. 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. The webinar showed attendees how these aligned videos, worksheets, modules, textbooks, assessments, etc. can provide a simple and incredibly flexible instructional resource design when building and implementing the common core or any future instructional shift into the classroom!

Join the Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community on and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar.  The slides, additional resources, and quiz are available in the Resource Library.

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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