Adoptions, non-adoptions, civics, SEL, career-ready education, and the possible recession. According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. In her recent presentation “K-12 Instructional Materials: What’s New in 2019,” she previewed results from Simba’s Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2019-2020, and talked about how digital is changing—and not changing—the landscape.
During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information. In addition, Dr. Michael Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessments for Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (ID), explained in the presentation “Navigating the Digital Shift: Leveraging Quality Instructional Materials for Learning,” how his schools are shifting to an OER (open educational resources) environment as part of their overall plan to improve individual student achievement.
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.
In this webinar, Andrew Marcinek, former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U. S. Department of Education (DOE), speaks with Tech & Learning Content Director Kevin Hogan about the DOE’s #GoOpen initiative. Participants will learn how to make the shift to using openly licensed educational resources in their school districts.
In this webinar, Jeff Meyer, classroom teacher, district technology director, and Product Specialist for Learning.com will explore the most widely-used free digital alternatives to print textbooks and resources, the benefits of implementing OER and tips for moving to digital content.
Join us for a live, interactive webinar where we’ll take a look at Open Educational Resources (OER) through the lens of high school social studies
Join us for a live, interactive webinar where we’ll take a look at Open Educational Resources (OER) through the lens of elementary math.
In this presentation, Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer of Curriki, will start by introducing the concept of OER and will provide 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.
Does finding open educational resources (OER) take more time than it’s worth? Teacher time is a precious commodity. In this edWeb.net webinar, attendees learned the tricks of the trade for finding tried and tested OER treasures and walked away with their own treasure map to X marks the spot.
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. In this webinar, educators learned how to create OER using materials they already have.