Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. But with the rise of OER, growing use of supplemental resources over core textbooks, and the increasing flexibility of state funding, more purchasing decisions have moved to the school and district level. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school. Confronted by concerns from their members that schools and districts might not be buying the best quality resources, SETDA updated its Guide to Quality Instructional Materials, which was introduced during the edWebinar “From Print to Digital: Discover and Implement Quality Instructional Materials for Learning.” The emphasis of the Guide, said Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, is not on critiquing specific content but in helping educators develop an ongoing review process and giving content providers a concrete outline for how the process should work.
In this edWebinar, learn about SETDA’s expanded Guide to Quality Instructional Materials, an online toolkit to support the vetting and curation of quality instructional materials for all learners.
Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA); Barbara Soots, Open Educational Resources Program Manager, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington; and Alan Griffin, Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Hosted by SETDA WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING Listen to the Podcast If you attended the… read more →